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Gear Review: Nikon Coolpix AW100 and FujiFilm Fine Pix XP150

Two point-and-shoot cameras that maps & GPS lovers will appreciate.
Fuji Fine Pix 445x260FujiFilm Fine Pix (Ben Fullerton)

[map-lover’s pick]
Nikon Coolpix AW100
Automatically record GPS coordinates of shots on a built-in digital map and view them on the three-inch LCD screen or at home on the included software. The AW100 shines in low-light conditions: A vibration reduction feature corrects for movement during exposures. $350; 6.2 oz.; nikonusa.com

[economy gps]
FujiFilm Fine Pix XP150
Get quality, geo-tagged photos for less. Menus are easy  to navigate and images look sharp and saturated on your computer, but the quality of the 2.7-inch LCD screen is poor: A grainy view makes it harder to compose, review, and judge shots in the field. $280; 7.1 oz.;fujifilm.com

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