Last Updated on June 28, 2023 by Snorkel Ken
You should never leave home for a snorkeling trip without an underwater camera. There are just too many great chances of seeing things that you may never get an opportunity to ever see again.
Whether you’re on a once in a lifetime Island or coastal vacation with snorkeling tours booked, or your living the island life and snorkeling is part of your weekly activities, capturing what you see is a big part of adventure of snorkeling. There have been times when I’ve been on the way to a snorkeling spot on Oahu and I’ve had the opportunity to catch some great sites; monk seals and turtles lazing on the beach, humpback whales flapping of the eastern coast, and beautiful sunsets, sunrises and rainbows.
Nikon Underwater Cameras Quick Look
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Nikon’s CoolPix line of underwater cameras are the perfect type of underwater cameras in these situations. They’re easily used, have great features, quality picture and even come with some great mobile options like wifi. You don’t have to break the bank with a Nikon CoolPix Underwater camera, either. The company makes a long line with different levels of advancement and a price that is just right.
Best Nikon CoolPix Underwater Cameras
The AW130 Nikon CoolPix
The AW130 is available in black, yellow or blue. It’s waterproof up to 100ft, freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and shock proof from up to 7 feet if dropped. Also capable of taking 5 shots per second with its 5x optical zoom wide angle lens. PLUS..built in GPS and e-compass and points of interest technology to truly enjoy and reference your favorite snorkeling locations. Best part? You can use the WiFi and NFC in the camera to get your underwater snorkeling images almost immediately to you smartphone or tablet and get it on social media, text, and emails!
The Nikon COOLPIX AW120 is available in orange, camouflage, blue and black. Camera features include: 16MP 1/2.3-Inch-type CMOS sensor 24-120mm F2.8-4.9 equivalent lens (5x optical zoom) for great close-ups of fish, turtles, seals and coral. ISO 125-1600 (expandable to 6400) Up to 6.9 fps continuous shooting 3-Inch OLED LCD with 921,000 dots
The CoolPix AW110 by Nikon
This is a rugged, little camera for the price and the size. The camouflage pattern is just one color option but it definitely adds to the toughness of this camera. It is also available blue, orange, and black. The CoolPix 110 is waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof. It takes photos and video with 1080/30 fps, HD video quality. Plus, built in wifi and GPS make this camera an underewater warrior!
As we move down the line of the CoolPix series, Nikon rounds out the bottom with an underwater camera that is good for just about any situation; snorkeling and beach scape photos. *Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet. *Shockproof if dropped from 5 ft, operating temperature down to 14 degrees F *16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation *GPS and e-Compass functions *Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos
The Nikon CoolPix S-Series Underwater Cameras for Snorkeling
These are low end snorkeling and underwater cameras but they are still just good enough to take decent photos under very shallow water and the better than decent outside, landscape photos. If you’re going on a quick vacation and doing some snorkeling along the way then any off the three below cameras are a better than nothing option. Keep in mind, they are still better than any underwater, disposable camerayou can find or use.