Nikonu2019s first ever rugged compact

Nikon has continued its bumper day of launches with the announcement of the COOLPIX AW100 – the manufacturer’s first ever lifeproof compact.

The COOLPIX AW100 is waterproof to 10m, shockproof from 1.5m and freezeproof to -10c, with these characteristics giving the compact the AW – short for ‘All Weather’ – moniker. Alongside the COOLPIX AW100’s lifeproof features, the compact also features built-in GPS, an electronic compass and built-in world map making it perfect for the outdoor photographer.

On the more basic imaging side of things, the Nikon COOLPIX AW100 features a 16MP back illuminated CMOS sensor which offers full 1080p HD video capture complete with stereo sound, while the model also features a 5x optical zoom. The COOLPIX AW100 also features an EXPEED C2 image processing system for improved all round performance.

The Nikon COOLPIX AW100 will hit stores on 8th September this year with an RRP of £329.99. For more information on the camera visit the Nikon website.