Nikon Coolpix W150 makes a splash

Nikon launches colorful, feature-packed rugged compact camera
The Nikon Coolpix W150 travel compact is available in blue, white and orange, but also in Flower (pictured) and Resort designs(Credit: Nikon)

Nikon has unveiled the latest addition to its Coolpix family — the W150 — a water-, shock-, freeze- and dust-proof compact camera, likely to be priced around the €170 mark.

The tough, shockproof Coolpix W150 can be used with peace of mind in all kinds of shooting situations, from snowy mountains to sandy beaches. It promises resistance to cold (up to -10°C), falls (up to 1.8 m high) and water (up to 10m deep). A floating wrist strap also helps stop the camera sinking.

The Coolpix W150 features a 13.2 megapixel image sensor, 3x optical zoom lens and comes with new scene modes and in-camera editing(Credit: Nikon)

As well as its tough credentials, this camera features a low-light CMOS sensor, a 3x optical zoom and can shoot Full HD video with stereo sound. This family camera also offers different internal menus, with options specially designed for adults or children. The latter notably ensures easy access to filters, as well as fun and colorful effects (cartoon style, stickers, etc.).

The Coolpix W150 includes a scene mode to transform captured images into “little planets”(Credit: Nikon)

The SnapBridge mobile app (for Android and iOS) also makes it easy to transfer photos to a smartphone, in order to share them online.

The Nikon Coolpix W150 is due out in May 2019 in a choice of five colorful finishes (blue, white, orange, flower, resort).

Nikon hasn’t revealed pricing or availability information at the time of writing.

Source: Nikon