Hands on with the Nikon Coolpix AW100

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How does the first rugged camera from Nikon stack up when used in the snow? We took the new Coolpix AW100 for a road test at Perisher's snowfields.

While most other compact camera manufacturers have had a waterproof model in their range at some stage, Nikon has been sitting quietly waiting for the right time to strike. The iron is now hot enough for the company to release the AW100, a rugged Coolpix that can withstand up to 10 metres underwater, drops from 1.5m and cold temperatures of up to -10 degrees Celcius. Click through for our impressions of the camera, as well as sample images taken on the AW100.

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