STAR OF THE DEPTHS

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVER STORY -

The Nikon Coolpix AW110 is built like a tank. It bet­ter be. For this is among the few water­proof and shock­proof cam­eras avail­able in In­dia. The AW110 is a rugged com­pact cam­era with fea­tures like GPS, al­time­ter and com­pass that make it a great op­tion to carry on treks and camp­ing trips. The build qual­ity on this cam­era is amaz­ing. The bat­tery and SD card are be­hind a wa­ter tight slot, which we thought was a very good fea­ture. This is be­cause this cam­era can stay water­proof in depths of up to 18 me­tres, good enough for scuba div­ing and maybe a dip in the pond. The on/off but­ton and trig­ger have all been made with this fea­ture in mind.

With no good wa­ter­bod­ies around, we tested the un­der­wa­ter skills of this cam­era in a bucket of wa­ter. The re­sults were re­ally good, as the cam­era was al­ways on fo­cus above and be­low wa­ter. But it is bet­ter to use the cam­era in the 1080p video mode was shoot­ing un­der­wa­ter was click­ing pics while swim­ming might not be so easy for am­a­teurs. Thank­fully, this cam­era also has a movie light mode that will come in handy while shoot­ing in murky wa­ters.

The cam­era gives good re­sults, even in low light. The 16MP CMOS sen­sor is good enough to be used for non-ad­ven­tur­ous events too. Buy the Nikon Coolpix AW110 if you too are made for the out­doors like this cam­era.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT: Best cam­era for un­derwa

ter shoots

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