Coolpix AW 110 or Oly TG-2 iHS

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Chandler, Arizona
# of dives
500 - 999
I use a G-15 in nauticam housing exclusively for diving but thought it would be good to bring a small waterproof camera on the boat for quick pics, for river running, or other land activities so am looking at a small P+S that is waterproof to take with me on all types of trips.

Has anyone used this camera? Looking for feedback as the other one I am looking at is the Olympus TG-2 iHS.



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Southern California
# of dives
50 - 99
I have no experience with a TG-2, but own an AW 100 as well as a AW 110. My wife loves the camera and takes it diving. I take them on the kayak with no worries, and the GPS is a nice feature and allows me to export the track logs. It would be nice if I could set the camera to display the lat/lon, but at least it does show a map. The neck strap instead of a wrist strap was a little strange at first, but works out better than I expected so I did not replace it with a wrist strap.

The Nikons both use the same small sensor and very limited manual controls. I have no complaints about picture quality. Low light performance is pretty reasonable, but does not compare to a larger sensor. I like manual controls so I find that a bit frustrating, but the automatic setting works very well, and they have plenty of scene modes.

The menus are a little better on the AW 110 and its buttons are a bit stiffer which is consistent with its deeper depth rating. The wireless feature on the AW 110 is a disappointment and does nothing I find useful. If you don't need the deeper depth rating, the AW 100 can be found much cheaper.


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