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Video: Nikon Coolpix AW100 tough-style camera

I've been a camera nut all my life, so it makes sense I'd end up being a video producer. Of course, it has been a roundabout journey for me, as I started at Crutchfield in 2007 writing about car audio gear. Over the years I've learned about all the electronic items we sell, and it is my job to make sure we are making videos that you will find useful, whether you're shopping for something specific or trying to install some new gear yourself. My job is a lot of fun because I get to play around with all the cool stuff you see on our website while I'm making videos about it. Getting hands-on with the gear helps me see what I should show you about a product, though the flip side is my personal wish list is a mile long...

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Zak, Cruchfield photo enthusiast, shows us the waterproof Nikon Coolpix AW100 in action at Virginia's Massanutten waterpark. He enjoyed taking slow motion movies with the camera.

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Nikon Coolpix AW100 tough-style camera

Zak: Hey, I'm here at Massanutten waterpark in Virginia today. I've got the Nikon AW100 right here. This is waterproof down to 33 feet. It's shockproof if you drop it from about five feet. It's even freezeproof. So it'll go anywhere you want it to.

And today we had it out in the pool, and probably my favorite thing about it is it takes really great slow motion movies, which is so fun when you've got a kid coming down a waterslide or something like that. So Nikon's put a CMOS sensor in here. And that's kind of a techie term but CMOS sensors do a little bit better in lower light situations, which is always helpful when you're taking pictures of family and your kids and stuff. And it also has built-in GPS so you can tag your photos with where you are and if you're travelling around a lot that's pretty fun too. So the Nikon AW100-it's a fantastic waterproof camera. I had a great time trying it out today.

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