Nikon Announces New Coolpix W150

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

Nikon has announced an update to their underwater compact camera lineup with the Coolpix W150, which will replace the W100.

Like its predecessor, the camera features a 13.2 megapixel sensor and is waterproof (to 10m) and shockproof (from 1.8m drops). A new clarity mode has been added to enhance underwater photos, and new “curved” and “little planet” image effects allow for a fisheye-type effect to be added to images. The latest version (2.5) of SnapBridge, Nikon’s wireless low-energy-Bluetooth transfer software is also included for easy sharing and saving location data.

It also has the same simplistic menu options and the same form factor as the W100. This works well particularly for children, who naturally tend to grasp a camera with two hands; the lens sits dead in the center of the camera with ample room to grip on either side to minimize fingers being in frame.

The W150 is available for preorder at $199.87.


Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.