Melville, NY—Nikon Inc. introduced the compact Coolpix W150, the company’s latest rugged yet family-friendly point-and-shoot camera. Thanks to being waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof, the Nikon Coolpix W150 allows photographers of all levels to capture and share unforgettable moments on every adventure.
The W150 boasts an extremely easy-to-use design as well as provides sharp image quality and a variety of unique scene modes. As a result, Nikon is marketing the outdoor P&S as a “great travel camera for the whole family.”
Nikon Coolpix W150 Specs
At the heart of the camera is a 13.2-megapixel low-light CMOS sensor and a 30–90mm f/3.3–5.9 (equivalent), 3x optical zoom Nikkor glass lens. Capable of Full HD 1080p video recording with stereo sound, the W150 provides the flexibility to capture both high-res still images and videos. Moreover, it features a simple menu system, a 2.7-inch, 230K-dot LCD and target-finding autofocus. The AF system enables easy detection of and focus on the primary subject.
Most noteworthy, built to operate anywhere, the W150 is waterproof to 33 feet; shockproof enough to withstand a 6-foot fall; and freezeproof to 14°F. In addition, the camera has various scene modes and editing functions. They allow users to explore their creativity even underwater.
For shooting beneath the waves, users select the “shoot under water” setting and the W150 does the rest. There’s also an underwater face-framing setting that automatically detects faces below the surface. And before photographers share their shots, the camera’s “add clarity under water” editing function corrects overly blue hues and adds clarity to underwater images.
Creative features include numerous special effects, like the ability to add bubbles to a photo. Moreover, a picture-in-picture function makes images appear as if they were taken on an instant print camera then placed in front of the background of another picture. Users can also decorate their images with one of 10 decorative frames or stamps, including hearts, stars and ribbons. Images can also combine in-camera to create collages.
Furthermore, Nikon’s SnapBridge automatically transfers the photos and video straight to a compatible smartphone or tablet for sharing, when users are finished documenting their adventures. SnapBridge includes both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Nikon’s Coolpix W150 comes in white. It reaches retail in early September 2019 and will have a suggested retail price of $169.95.