Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon D800

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Nikon 1 AW1
Nikon D800

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 313g digital camera. That's 587g lighter than the Nikon D800 (900g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

£1,211 cheaper
The Nikon 1 AW1 is £1,210.99 cheaper than the Nikon D800.
Available from 7 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 36.3MP digital camera. That's 22.1MP higher than the Nikon 1 AW1 (36.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

7% larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D800 has a screen size of 3.2". That's 0.2" larger than the Nikon 1 AW1 (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon D800 has a vari-angle LCD display, however the Nikon 1 AW1 does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Fifteen more awards
The Nikon D800 has 26 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon 1 AW1 has 11 awards.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon D800 is 91%, but the average rating of the Nikon 1 AW1 is 81% (based on 56 reviews).
Hugely better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon D800 is 95%, but the average rating of the Nikon 1 AW1 is 74% (based on 47 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Two times lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a megapixel count of 14.2MP, but the Nikon D800 is a 36.3MP digital camera (22.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

0.2" smaller screen size Edit
Nikon 1 AW1 is only 3" screen, but the Nikon D800 is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 does not have a vari-angle LCD display, whereas the Nikon D800 has a vari-angle LCD display.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon 1 AW1 has received 11 awards, the Nikon D800 has received 26 awards.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon 1 AW1 is 81%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D800 is 91% (based on 120 reviews).
Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon 1 AW1 is only 74%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D800 is 95% (based on 4 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
587g heavier Edit
The Nikon D800 has a weight of 900g, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 313g digital camera (587g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

More expensive by £1,211
The Nikon D800 is £1,210.99 more expensive than the Nikon 1 AW1.
Not as many stockists
The Nikon D800 is only stocked by 3 stores, however the Nikon 1 AW1 is stocked by 10 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by over one year
The Nikon D800 is 21 months older than the Nikon 1 AW1.

Awards

11 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
pcforalla.idg.se: Good Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
26 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
camcorderinfo.com: Best of Year
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
fotoguiden.se: Best product
hardwarezone.com.sg: Innovative Design
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
itproportal.com: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 Star
Magnus.de: Buying Tip
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
player.de: Very Good
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tbreak.ae: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

38 months Ago 59 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel Count
14.2MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 1536 x 4800
 2304 x 1536
 3600 x 2400
BEST
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 1536 x 4800
 2304 x 1536
 3600 x 2400
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 5:4
 5:4
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Full-Frame Sensor Size
13.2 x 8.8 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 36.8MP
Aspect Ratio
 5:4
 5:4
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
2.5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
16 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
27.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
11mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
11 - 27.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
8/6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Nikon F
 Nikon 1
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
40.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 51
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
 Auto
 12800
 25600
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
 Auto
 12800
 25600
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Manual
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Manual
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.7x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
PC Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC connectivity
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port

Camera

3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
GPS
 GPS
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Multi-Shot Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot mode
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
 Multi burst mode
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Altimeter
 Altimeter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17mm
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 THA
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 THA

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
313g
BEST
900g
Height
71.5mm 121.92mm
Depth
37.5mm 81.28mm
Width
113.3mm 144.78mm
Lens Weight
80g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
31mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
57.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
356g
BEST
900g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL20 EN-EL15
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 900 shots
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data ViewNX 2
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.9kg
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 3.0
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 3.0 port
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 36,300,000 pixels
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8000 - 30
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR
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