The Nikon Coolpix AW100 is a rugged 16MP, 5x optical zoom camera designed for adventure, wet or dry.Capture virtually any activity you can think of, as the water-proof, shock-proof and freeze-proof design of the Coolpix AW100 makes any still and video capture possible regardless of the conditions. The NIKKOR ED glass lens insures ideal contrast and sharpness, while the CMOS sensor delivers superb 16.1 megapixel photos or 1080p Full HD movies with stereo sound, in any enviroment including low light conditions.Show friends and family where you’ve been with the built in GPS and e-compass functions, all done through the camera display, with the ability to change the map scale. Used in conjunction with the Nikon’s mypicturetown, Google Earth or with NikonView NX 2 (included), it will create a travelogue of your adventures covering sites virtually nywhere in the world. The Coolpix AW100 features Action Control, allowing access to the camera functions without having to touch a button. Touch the action button located at the side of the camera to set shooting, playback or mapping options. Selected functions are triggered simply by moving the Coolpix AW100 in a single up/down or forward/backward motion.Ideal when wearing gloves, or when accessing the function buttons normally is not convenient.The Coolpix AW100 also performs in more traditional settings, with still photo options that include 3 shots per second at full resolution and motion detection to keep fast moving subjects in focus.The Face-priority AF which will find and focus up to 12 faces. Additional features include Blink Warning, Red-Eye Fix, Skin Softening and more.Creative special effects can be added to both still images and video using the available in camera options featured with the Coolpix AW100, plus 20 scene modes, which includes Pet Portrait, Night Landscape, Sports, and Party/Indoor among others, along with a Best Shot Selector which captures a range and saves only the sharpest image of the group. Switch to Full HD video at the touch of a button, capturing up to 29 minutes maximum per capture in 1080p with stereo sound. Share the highlights instantly by connecting the Coolpix AW100 to your television with the included A/Vcable.The Coolpix AW100 can also be attached to optional accessory gear with a compatible ¼ tripod mount.Suitable for all conditions inside and out, the Nikon Coolpix AW100 combines durability and features that make it the ultimate travel companion.