Nikon rolls out rugged Coolpix AW120 for global adventurers
7th Feb 2014 | 11:11
Three types of rugged
Nikon has unveiled two new cameras for those of you who like to live on the rugged side of life.
The new Coolpix AW120m compact has a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with 5x optical zoom and can survive drops from as high as 2 metres.
It can also be submerged underwater down to 18 metres and used it in temperatures as low as a chilly -10°C, Nikon says.
There's also a new ultra-wide 24mm f/2.8 lens, both faster and wider than the AW110's, and a 6.9 fps continuous shooting mode. You'll even have integrated Wi-FI and GPS for geo-tagging your shots.
You can expect to see this one on the shelves from February 27 for £329.99 ($350, about AU$390).
The spirit of adventure
There's also the Nikon Coolpix S32, a more stripped-down point-and-shoot camera that comes in at a more affordable £99.99 ($129.95, about AU$145).
However, the 13-megapixel snapper is still waterproof up to 10 metres and shockproof up to 1.5 metres making it a good choice for the outdoorsy types. Expect to get your hands on this one from February 27 too.
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