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Nikon 1 AW1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 405 reviews of Nikon 1 AW1. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The image quality and durability are also appreciated. The design and exposure get less positive views.

water proof, durability, image quality, portability, screen

usability, price, lens, exposure, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon 1 AW1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon 1 AW1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Nikon 1 AW1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon 1 AW1 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens Kit - BlackNikon 1 AW1 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens Kit - Black

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon 1 AW1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 user reviews of Nikon 1 AW1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon 1 AW1 14.2 MP HD Waterproof, Shockproof Digital Camera System with AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 1 NIKKOR Lens (White)Nikon 1 AW1 14.2 MP HD Waterproof, Shockproof Digital Camera System with AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 1 NIKKOR Lens (White)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon 1 AW1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Nikon 1 AW1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

71% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon 1 AW1 14.2 MP HD Waterproof, Shockproof Digital Camera System with AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 1 Nikkor Lens, SilverNikon 1 AW1 14.2 MP HD Waterproof, Shockproof Digital Camera System with AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 1 Nikkor Lens, Silver

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pcworld.com)

Gavin Stoker

 

NIkon's durable and versatile camera can take a licking and keep on clicking.

Rugged qualities ensure a built-to-last construction ; Sharp images

Occasional problem with inner glass of lens misting up ; No eye level viewfinder

The Nikon 1 AW1 is the company’s most fully realized compact system camera of the past three years. It’s a rugged model that, unusually, takes really good photographs, and with consistency. Perhaps that’s something worth paying a premium.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon 1 AW1

 

The Nikon 1 AW1 is the first interchangeable lens camera that you can take deep underwater, but it's best left in automatic mode.

Rugged design. Waterproof to 49 feet. Integrated GPS. Good high ISO performance. Very fast burst shooting and focus. Unique shooting modes. 1080i60 and slow-motion video support.

Pricey. Controls may frustrate advanced photographers. Electronic shutter limits sync speed. External adapter required to add Wi-Fi support. Limited lens selection.

The AW1 has a built-in GPS that automatically adds your geographic location to photos. It's a great feature for a camera that's likely to spend some time traveling; with the right software or Web service (Lightroom, Flickr, and Picasa will do fine) you...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : DP Review (dpreview.com)

Expert Review

 

The AW1 is an interesting camera, and one that we're very curious to try out when final production samples become available. We've had some time with a (very) pre-production sample, and although we haven't had the opportunity to actually shoot with it,...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Barney Britton (dpreview.com)

Nikon AW1 First Impressions Review

 

Well now here's a pleasant surprise - Nikon has released a rugged, waterproof mirrorless interchangeable lens camera - along with a pair of equally tough lenses - for a starting price under $800. Those familiar with Nikon film cameras may fondly recall...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Nikon 1 series takes a dive

 

The company announces the first waterproof interchangeable-lens compact.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon 1 AW1 Preview

 

Nikon today announced a camera so promising that, should it actually deliver on its many promises and performance specifications, will absolutely be at the top of everyone's 2013 Must Buy and/or Christmas season shopping lists. The Nikon 1 AW1 is the...

Sep, 2013

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Nikon 1 AW1 Review

 

The Nikon 1 AW1 is a water-, freeze-, dust- and shockproof compact system camera featuring a 14.2-megapixel “CX” format sensor and the Nikon 1 lens mount. Boasting continuous shooting speeds of 15fps with continuous autofocus and 60fps with fixed-point...

It would be easy to classify the 14.2 megapixel Nikon 1 AW1 as a specialist or niche product and perhaps even dismiss it as such given the at first slightly high seeming £750 asking price on launch, and whilst it is certainly currently in a class of...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon AW1 Review

 

If you're in the market for a weather-sealed, interchangeable-lens camera, there are plenty of options out there. Many of them will handle quite a beating, as well.

Expert review by : Kyle Schurman (gadgetreview.com)

Nikon 1 AW1 Review

 

Those seeking an advanced waterproof camera will want to consider this Nikon 1 AW1 review, as it's a model that has better image quality than most peers.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Knoder (toptenreviews.com)

Nikon 1 AW1 Review

 

Although this camera has many good features, it disappoints in two of the most important areas – durability and longevity. The camera was unable to withstand our underwater testing, which resulted in camera failure. The short life of the battery is...

This camera has interchangeable lenses and takes great dry-land and underwater pictures.

The camera broke during our water testing.

We can only hope that the Nikon's underwater failure during our testing was a fluke, but it doesn't make us optimistic about its water resistance claims.

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):220
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL20
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Altimeter: Yes
Brightness adjustment: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3 / DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, RAW / DCF 2.0,DPOF,Exif 2.3,RAW
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Histogram:Y / Yes
Multi burst mode: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:15/01/2009 / ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, PER, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR, VIE / ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR, VIE
Orientation sensor: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Vivid / Neutral, Vivid
Playback mode:Rotation, Slideshow, Zoom
Playback Modes:Rotation, Slideshow, Zoom
Scene modes:Backlight, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Underwater / Backlight, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama
Self-timer:2,5,10 / 5,10
Self-timer delay:2,5,10 / 5,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie, Scene
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Underwater / Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny, Underwater

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Certification:CE
Color of product:Black / Silver / White
Energy Star certified:N
Waterproof up to:590.6

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Flip-out screen:N
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display:N / No

Flash

Flash exposure compensation:No / Yes
Flash exposure correction:-3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step) / ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Flash modes:Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Manual
Flash sync-speed:1/60

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Selective Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Selective Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual

Lens System

Filter size:1.59
Focal length range (f-f):0.433 - 1.06 / 0.433 - 1.08
Lens mount interface:Nikon 1
Lens structure:8/6
Lens structure (elements/groups):8/6
Lens Type:Standard
Maximum aperture number:16 / 3.5 / 5.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.08
Minimum aperture number:16 / 3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.433
Number of aspheric elements:1
Number of diaphragm blades:7
Optical Zoom:2.5 / 3

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 160, 800, 3200, 6400 / 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2250, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400 / 160, 800, 3200, 6400, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):6400
ISO sensitivity (min):160
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Matrix, Spot / Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth:N
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Wi-Fi:N

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 40 / 0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):-10 - 40 / 0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW / JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):0.52 x 0.346
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Maximum image resolution:4096 x 3072 / 4608 x 3072
Megapixel:14.2
Sensor format:CX
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):1600 x 900, 1920 x 1440, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1366 х 768, 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) / 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 2304, 2304 x 1536, 4800 x 920, 1536 x 4800, 9600 x 920, 1536 x 9600, 4608 x 3072, 1280 x 856, 4608 x 2592 / 4800 x 920, 1536 x 4800, 9600 x 920, 1536 x 9600, 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 2304, 2304 x 1536, 1280 x 856, 4608 x 2592
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9
Total megapixels:15.13 / 15.3

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
PictBridge: Yes
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/16000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Video compression format:H.264, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4 / MOV
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV,MPEG4 / H.264,MPEG4 / MOV
Video Frame Rate:60
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080 / 320 x 120,640 x 240,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.46 / 1.48 / 2.81
Height:1.48 / 2.81
Lens diameter:2.26
Lens length:1.22
Lens weight:2.82
Weight:11 / 12.6
Weight (including battery):12.6
Width:4.45 / 44.6