Nikon Coolpix W150 joins the pool party

Nikon Coolpix W150

The new Nikon CoolPix W150 is a low-cost waterproof/underwater camera designed to be affordable and simple to use for beginners and families. It’s a refresh of the existing W100 model with few substantial differences but some pretty eye-catching colour schemes, and like a junior version of the Nikon Coolpix W300 currently in our best waterproof cameras buying guide.

Underwater point and shoot cameras are great for family pool parties, vacations or just general use. The CoolPix W150 can be used down to a depth of 10m, but it’s also shockproof and can withstand a drop of up to 1.8m. It’s freezeproof down to -10 degrees and dustproof too.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at