As many of you know, I cover adventure travel news and write gear reviews for Gadling.com, one of the top all-around travel sites on the Internet. Yesterday I posted a review of the new Nikon CoolPix AW100, which is a great little camera that I think many of you would be interested in for your outdoor adventures.
This is Nikon’s entry into the ruggedized point and shoot category, which means it is waterproof (down to 33 feet), freezeproof (down to 14ºF) and shockproof, which means it can survive a drop of about 5 feet without suffering any ill effects. In short, it is a great camera that you can take with you just about anywhere, and abuse it along the way, without fear of it crumbling in your hands.
As I mention in the full review, the camera isn’t just about being tough however, and it has plenty of great technology under the hood. For instance, it packs a 16 megapixel sensor for capturing great photos, and it can even shoot full 1080p HD video as well.
My favorite feature by far is the built in GPS functionality, which not only includes a world map, complete with thousands of points of interests, but it also geotags your photos, allowing you to share the location from which they were taken with friends and family. This is a great little addition to have built into the device, and was fun to play around with while putting it through its paces for the review.
Now, here’s the great part of this story. We’re also giving away one of these cameras on Gadling right now, and it is very easy to win. All you have to do is go to this post and leave a comment before 5PM Eastern Time on Friday, and you’ll be automatically entered to win. We’ll randomly select one person to receive the camera, which is valued at $380. So, if you’d like to add a great, rugged, new camera to your gear collection, this is a great opportunity.
I personally have the camera that we’re giving away in hand, and will ship it out to the winner ASAP. I’d love to see one of the Adventure Blog readers win, as I think you’ll really appreciate what the CoolPix AW100 brings to the table.
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