Nikon 1 - AW1


The AW1 is a waterproof, freeze proof, and shockproof camera (if used with an AW lens):

  • Sensor: 14.2mp Nikon CMOS sensor, 13.2x8.8 (2.7x crop)
  • Mount: Nikon CX
  • Images: 4608x3072 JPEG or compressed 12-bit NEF maximum, 15 fps max with AF
  • Video:  1080P/30, 1080i/60, 720P/60/30, 240P/400, 120P/1200, MPEG4 MOV file, stereo PCM audio
  • Shutter: electronic 30 sec to 1/16,000 sec, bulb
  • Exposure: matrix, center-weighted, spot metering, -3 to +3EV exposure compensation, 7 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 160-6400
  • Focus: on imaging sensor 135 point phase detection plus contrast detect, single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override
  • Display: 3" 921k dot fixed TFT LCD, no viewfinder
  • Flash: GN 21 ft (6.3m, at ISO 160), Pop-up iTTL, no hot shoe, 1/60 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote: IR receiver on front of camera (ML-L3 controller optional)
  • Other Notable Features: motion snapshot (1 second at 1080P/60 plus full resolution still), smart photo selector, eight creative shooting modes including panorama, WU-1b wireless adapter option, GPS and GLONASS location support, including depth meter, waterproof to 49 feet (15m), freeze proof to 14°F (-10°C), shockproof to 6.6 ft (2m)
  • Cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Battery: EN-EL20, 220 shots CIPA standard
  • Size: 4.5 x 2.8 x 1.5" (114 x 72 x 37) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 7.1 ounces (201g)
  • Colors: White, Black, Silver
  • Price: US$799 with 11-27.5mm kit lens, US$999 with 10mm and 11-27.5mm lenses
  • Current firmware: version A1.11 B1.11 (February 2015)
  • Announced: September 19, 2013, shipped October 2013

Lenses for the Nikon 1 cameras

Thom's Review of the Nikon AW1

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