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Video: Nikon Coolpix AW100 tough-style camera

Zak Billmeier grew up in southern Vermont and coastal Maine. After graduating from Mary Washington College with a Geography degree he still isn't sure quite what to do with, he eventually settled in the mountains of Central Virginia. He spends his free time chasing his daughter around, taking pictures, gardening and cooking. He joined Crutchfield's car A/V writing team in 2007 and is now a lead producer on our video team.

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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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