The Nikon COOLPIX W150 is an inexpensive, easy to use and fun waterproof compact that’s aimed at families and active kids. It’s fully automatic, has a 3x optical zoom and of course is waterproof, bounce-proof and freeze-proof. Apart from great design and simplicity of operation, its main strength is that it can send photos to your phone over a Bluetooth connection while you shoot. It lacks optical stabilisation, has a small, low resolution screen, has only one 1080/30p video mode and isn’t great at continuous shooting; so it may not be very sophisticated, but what it does, it does very well. Also, it can bark like a dog or tweet like a bird when you press the shutter, which in many people's eyes (and I include myself among them) will more than make up for those shortcomings. The W150 does however represent a very minor update over the previous W100, with the only new feature being an Underwater Face Framing mode. So it's well worth comparing prices against the older Nikon COOLPIX W100
. Whichever version you end up with though will delight families with active kids who can all relax regardless of who's using the camera and where they're using it.
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