LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon AW100 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
AW100 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Nikon Coolpix P7000 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon AW100 can shoot continuously at max speed of 3 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately AW100 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon AW100 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
With Nikon AW100, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon AW100 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
AW100 also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. AW100 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a None speaker.
Nikon AW100 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7000 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect AW100 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Nikon AW100 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon AW100 is $279.99