Nikon Releasing a Pair of Waterproof, Shockproof, and Freezeproof Cameras

With the increasingly advanced smartphone technology slowly eating away at the digital camera market, camera producers need to start pulling out all the stops to stay relevant. Nikon’s solution is to make their cameras waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof, giving them an edge over their generally fragile smartphone competition. Nikon Canada sent out a press release detailing both the COOLPIX AW130 and the COOLPIX S33.

The COOLPIX AW130 is all about the features. A 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with full HD 1080p ensures breathtaking pictures and built-in WiFi and NFC capabilities makes it easy to share your pictures online. Location-based technology such as GPS, Maps, and Points of Interest allow you to record the coordinates of where you take your pictures. The COOLPIX AW130 is waterproof up to 100ft, shockproof up to 7ft, and freezproof to 14F.

The COOLPIX S33 is like a lighter version of the AW130, but for less than half the price. It offers a 13.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with full HD 1080p, 16 different style and effects options, and is waterproof up to 33ft, shockproof up to 5ft, and freezeproof to 14F.

Both cameras will be available in March. The COOLPIX AW130 will cost $379.95 and the COOLPIX S33 will run you $149.95. Check out the full press release below and pictures in the gallery.

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Waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof, Nikons new rugged COOLPIX AW130 and family-friendly COOLPIX S33 combine durability with impressive imaging prowess

Whether capturing adventures in extreme conditions or just the backyard, Nikons newest COOLPIX cameras are compact, tough and ready

Mississauga, ON, February 9, 2015 Today, Nikon Canada introduced the COOLPIX AW130 and COOLPIX S33, two durable compact cameras capable of capturing incredible images and Full HD videos, even under extreme conditions. Both of Nikons new COOLPIX additions are waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof and ready for nearly any adventure, whether its an epic ski trip or just a backyard pool party. The AW130 is designed to handle adverse conditions with ease while offering a feature set, including GPS. Additionally, the COOLPIX AW130 offers the experience of Nikon Snapbridge, whereby users seamlessly shoot and share stunning photos from the camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet via built-in Wi-Fi1 and Near Field Communication technology (NFC2). The COOLPIX S33 combines worry-free durability with an easy-to-use interface that helps every member of the family capture incredible images and HD video.

When life moves fast, consumers need a camera that can keep up and capture images in even the toughest conditions,” said Amanda Mohammed, Communications and Nikon Professional Services Manager at Nikon Canada. While the COOLPIX AW130 offers incredible durability and adventure-friendly features needed in even the most extreme conditions, the COOLPIX S33 is a great camera for every member of the active outdoor family.

Durable Cameras Ready for Lifes Adventures
Featuring a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, the COOLPIX AW130 is ideal for capturing stunning images and Full HD 1080p video of lifes extreme adventures. Whether snorkeling, rock climbing or skiing, the waterproof (100ft / 30 m), shockproof (7ft / 2.1 m) and freezeproof
(14F / -10C) camera is ready to handle all that Mother Nature throws at it. With built-in Wi-Fi1 and NFC2, users can experience quick and easy sharing of photos and videos by wirelessly connecting their camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet, even in remote locations. Adventurous photographers can even use their smartphone to remotely trigger the camera when connected. The COOLPIX AW130 also features a 3-inch, 921k-dot OLED display along with updated ergonomics and a new design. Furthermore, for easy operation in nearly any situation, Action Control lets users easily adjust camera settings with just the flick of a wrist. The COOLPIX AW130 keeps you on track with built-in GPS, Maps and POI technology, which allow the user to record the longitude and latitude of where any image was captured. An electronic compass is also included. Additional features include a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens (24mm-120mm f/2.8 max aperture) and 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom* to help to get users closer to the action.

Ready to endure nearly any family outing, the COOLPIX S33 is waterproof (33ft / 10m), shockproof (5ft / 1.5m) and freezeproof (14F / -10C). The easy-to-use interface and dedicated one-touch buttons let the entire family shoot with ease. The 13.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and versatile 3x zoom allow users to capture excellent images, while a dedicated movie record button allows users to shoot 1080p Full HD video at the touch of a button. The COOLPIX S33 offers creative fun for the whole family, with 16 creative styles and effects options, including Underwater Face Detection, and an option to shoot videos with miniature effect.

Nikon Snapbridge
Nikon Snapbridge describes the experience of quickly and easily sending photos wirelessly from your Wi-Fi 1 enabled Nikon HD-SLR, Nikon 1 or COOLPIX camera to a compatible smartphone* or tablet. Share your great photos on the go, even in remote locations, or use a smartphone or tablet to control your camera. See what the camera sees and take pictures great for selfies and group photos that actually include you!

Price and Availability
The COOLPIX AW130 will be available for a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $379.95** at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in March 2015. Available in yellow, blue and orange.

The COOLPIX S33 will be available for an MSRP of $149.95** in March 2015. Available in white and blue.

In order to give consumers a more effective way to understand the benefits of each COOLPIX camera and to help users determine the best camera to fit their lifestyle, Nikon has segmented the COOLPIX series into five categories: Advanced Performance, Waterproof Shockproof, Slim Zoom, Bridge Zoom and Budget Friendly. For more information about these and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit www.nikon.ca.


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