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40 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

Digital camera experts rave about this Nikon digital camera and have given it eleven awards.

The editors of five expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this MILC camera. Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all gave this camera a "Recommended" award, Digitaltrends.com gave it a "Recommended Product" award and it received an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se, both of which wrote that this digital camera was great.

This Nikon camera received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and 01net.com gave it a "4 Star" award.

The reviewer at one more expert review site thought that this camera was good. This Nikon digital camera received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se.

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Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 81% based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and Digital Versus.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, 1 AW1 owners rated this camera 78 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Twelve people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Mr. J. S. Hutchison scored the product 4 stars and wrote in their Nikon 1 AW1 review “The data stored with the image is correct so not a big problem”. Macworld.com scored the Nikon 1 AW1 4 stars and wrote on expert website Mac World “It's a rugged model that, unusually, takes really good photographs”. Cameralabs.com wrote “The Nikon 1 AW is an excellent choice for picture taking either in or out of the water”.

Some Nikon 1 AW1 reviewers reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Photographyblog.com said in their Nikon 1 AW1 review on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Boasting continuous shooting speeds of 15fps with continuous autofocus”. Nothingwired.com wrote in their Nikon 1 AW1 review “Very fast burst shooting and focus”. Nothingwired.com also said “Incredibly fast 60fps shooting speed”.

Several Nikon 1 AW1 reviewers said that the Nikon 1 AW1 was good in low light. Barrie Potter said in her review on Amazon “For its chip-size it was remarkably good in low light, although within obvious limits”. Mr. D. I. Le Quesne said in her review of the Nikon 1 AW1 on Amazon “The autofocus always seems to get it right and it performs well even in low light conditions” and scored the product 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good ISO range. Last year Nothingwired.com said “Good high ISO performance” in their review of this digital camera. One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor.

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Good Size

A few Nikon 1 AW1 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Macworld.com said in their review of the Nikon 1 AW1 on expert review site Mac World “The Nikon 1 AW1 is the company's most fully realized compact system camera of the past three years”. Expert review site Cameralabs.com wrote “While there are other 'splashproof' compact system cameras, the” in their Nikon 1 AW1 review. Reviewed.com mentioned “A ruggedized interchangeable lens camera is certainly a novel take on the mirrorless compact.” in their review of the Nikon 1 AW1.

Some customers who reviewed it thought it was good structurally. Nothingwired.com mentioned in October last year “Rugged qualities ensure a builttolast construction”. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Solid construction”. Nothingwired.com also said “Sharply focused results, rugged qualities have ensured a built-to-last construction”.

One customer who purchased it considered that it was a good height. One person who bought this digital camera wrote that it was a good body shape.

One Nikon 1 AW1 owner who reviewed the product thought it was heavy and bulky.

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Robust

Fourteen Nikon 1 AW1 owners thought the Nikon 1 AW1 was strong and durable. D J Gifford mentioned “The Nikon 1 AW (All Weather) camera looked like the ideal secondary camera for me as it was rugged, waterproof, pocketable”. John mentioned in October last year “A clear step up from the rugged compacts that I've tried” in his Nikon 1 AW1 review. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com three years ago “The Nikon 1 AW1 is a water-, freeze-, dust- and shockproof compact system camera featuring a 14.2-megapixel “CX” format sensor” in their review of this digital camera.

Several people concluded that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress. Denis mentioned in his review on Amazon “Yes it is waterproof.”. Three years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com said in their review of the Nikon 1 AW1 on What Digital Camera “Nikon has entered new territory by announcing the world's first fully waterproof and shockproof interchangeable lens camera - the Nikon 1 AW1”. Also three years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned “Shockproof interchangeable lens camera, making it ideal for travelling, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, or for giving to the kids to take photos with” in their review.

Four Nikon 1 AW1 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was well made. Ephotozine.com said in their Nikon 1 AW1 review on expert website Ephotozine “Features built in Wi-Fi and GPS”. Expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned two years ago “A few months ago we reviewed Nikon's solid Nikon 1 J3 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera” in their review. Digitaltrends.com also mentioned “The Nikon 1 J3 is a solid ILC.”.

One Nikon 1 AW1 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their Nikon 1 AW1 review “Reliable exposure metering”.

One person considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Last year Cam mentioned on Amazon “The rest of the body is fine with no water damage however the lens has water marks that won't go away” in their Nikon 1 AW1 review nonetheless they only gave it a rating of 2 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Marcin said on Amazon “From then on I was unable to take clear images or record good quality video”. Mr. D. I. Le Quesne wrote on Amazon “The picture quality is excellent” in her review and scored the Nikon 1 AW1 very highly. Expert review site Cameralabs.com said two years ago “It produces better quality images than typical fixed-lens waterproof compacts, is less expensive” in their review and scored the product 4 stars.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 19,122 expert and user reviews, Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its MILC digital cameras compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Technical Features

Several Nikon 1 AW1 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned two years ago “Either spend your money on a waterproof compact that features a 1/2.3in sensor” and gave this digital camera a score of 79 out of 100. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “We have to hand it to Nikon for introducing a toughened, yet attractive, waterproof system camera with plenty of features and decent performance”.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Nikon 1 AW1 owners thought the Nikon 1 AW1 was good value for money. Last year John said in his Nikon 1 AW1 review “Starting to feel like version 2 - along with necessary additions such as a fisheye lens, affordable flash, remote triggering ability etc etc are not going to come”.

One person mentioned that it was cheap. John mentioned on Amazon “Without the need for expensive and hugely bulky housings was really appealing” and gave the Nikon 1 AW1 a rating of 80 out of 100. One Nikon 1 AW1 reviewer considered that it was a bargain for the price.

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Easy to Use

One Nikon 1 AW1 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to handle. Last year Nothingwired.com mentioned “Good water handling characteristics”.

One person concluded that the product was easy to use. Barrie Potter said “Is easy to use although it is too easy to press the video button instead of the photo button - this would have given it a 4-star rating” but despite that she gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of people reckoned that the product had a good lens. Expert website Dpreview.com wrote “Jeff Keller Tweet Well now here's a pleasant surprise - Nikon has released a rugged, waterproof mirrorless interchangeable lens” in their review of the Nikon 1 AW1.

A few customers wrote that the product had a good autofocus. Denis mentioned on Amazon last year “Amazing high FPS bursts and very quick focus”. Nothingwired.com wrote “Fast, precise autofocus” in their review of the Nikon 1 AW1.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was mirrorless. Digitalversus.com said in their Nikon 1 AW1 review on expert review site Digital Versus “As if being the first underwater mirrorless lens-switcher wasn't innovative enough”.

Good Support

A number of customers concluded that the product had good technical guidance. Cam wrote in their review of the Nikon 1 AW1 on Amazon last year “I followed the cleaning instructions carefully” although they gave it a rating of 2 stars. Mr. D. I. Le Quesne mentioned on Amazon “Get a lot of comments (I chose the bright orange) and help protect the camera from me” in her review.

Good Flash

One Nikon 1 AW1 reviewer who reviewed it thought it had a good flash.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Nikon 1 AW1 reviewer who bought it thought it was quiet. Neocamera.com mentioned in their Nikon 1 AW1 review “Ultra quiet” but in spite of that they only gave this digital camera a score of 40 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

One Nikon 1 AW1 owner who reviewed the Nikon 1 AW1 considered that it had gps. One person who bought it wrote that it was wifi compatible.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. Nothingwired.com mentioned “Rugged design”.

Good Video Capture

A number of customers who purchased it thought it was good for video recording.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

Unlike most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 1 AW1 which do not have a GPS, the Nikon 1 AW1 has a GPS.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Nikon 1 AW1 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

The Nikon 1 AW1 supports Full HD video. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the 1 AW1 also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Samsung NX300M[plb_2205970_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the NX300M[pl_2205970_price], and the NX300M[pl_2205970_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Samsung NX300M[plb_2205970_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon 1 AW1 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Very High JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Nikon 1 AW1 has a quite high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the 1 AW1. The JPEG frame rates of MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 24fps to 60fps.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The Nikon 1 AW1 has a greater number of white balance modes than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Sunny" are also found on this camera.

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±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Nikon 1 AW1 has a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most cameras that were released around the same time as it have a ±2EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction. In addition, this camera have a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3 and 1 EV step) flash exposure correction. The flash exposure correction of all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the 1 AW1 ranges from ±1EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon 1 AW1 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This digital camera also have still image resolutions of 3456 x 2304, 2304 x 1536, 4800 x 920, 1536 x 4800, 9600 x 920, 1536 x 9600 and 1280 x 856 and 4608 x 2592. The still image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago ranges from 1024 x 768 (worst) to 12416 x 1856 (best).

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Supports Seventeen ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon 1 AW1 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The ISO speeds "160", "250", "320", "400", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000" and "6400" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 120|640 x 240|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The Nikon 1 AW1 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The auto focus "Contrast Detection Auto Focus", "Face detection", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon 1 AW1 has a better display than most cameras of this type and age. This Nikon digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 AW1 the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Nikon 1 AW1 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the 1 AW1.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Short

Cameras that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 36mm and 110mm. When compared to other digital cameras of this age and type, the Nikon 1 AW1's height of only 37.5 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of digital cameras of this type and age is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 10mm to 42mm. At only 11 millimeters, the Nikon 1 AW1 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 1 AW1.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 1 AW1, the Nikon 1 AW1 does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to consider including the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] or the Samsung NX300M[plb_2205970_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the 1 AW1 do not support video recording. The Nikon 1 AW1 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon 1 AW1 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 AW1 are also not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon 1 AW1 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon 1 AW1 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 2.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 17MP. With a megapixel count of only 14.2 megapixels, the Nikon 1 AW1 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst digital cameras of this age.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] (24.3MP and higher rated) or the Samsung NX300M[plb_2205970_price] (20.3MP and cheaper).

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

Digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 1 AW1 have maximum focal lengths of between 27mm and 300mm, and the average maximum focal length is 100mm. With a maximum focal length of only 27.5 millimeters, the Nikon 1 AW1 has a very short maximum focal length compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as the 1 AW1.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon 1 AW1 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 1 AW1. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "DPOF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only Has Two Photo Effects

The Nikon 1 AW1 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Nikon camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 AW1. The photo effect "Neutral" is also found on this camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon 1 AW1 is more than most MILC digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The shooting modes "Auto", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only One Aspheric Element

Most digital cameras of this age and type have between one and three aspheric elements, including the Nikon 1 AW1 which has one aspheric element.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The Nikon 1 AW1 has a fairly few total megapixel count (only 15.13 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 48MP.

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Only 220 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 1 AW1 take between 220 and 649 shots per battery charge, including the Nikon 1 AW1 which takes 220 shots per battery charge.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the 1 AW1 is 2,500 and the highest is 410,000. At only 6,400, the Nikon 1 AW1 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 1 AW1.

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Thick

MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have depths of between 22mm and 95mm. The Nikon 1 AW1 is one of the thicker comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the 1 AW1 (71.5 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 30 seconds, the Nikon 1 AW1 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the 1 AW1. The average maximum camera shutter speed of MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 1 AW1 is 43s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 15s to 240s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 1 AW1

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the 1 AW1 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Nikon 1 AW1 has a pretty standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 1 AW1.

If this digital camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Samsung NX300M[plb_2205970_price] (3.31") which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 313 grams, the Nikon 1 AW1 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 1 AW1.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Electronic Compass
Altimeter
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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9 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Mirrorless cameras are the new cool things in the world of photography. Recently, almost every... Read more…

Rugged qualities ensure a builttolast construction
Sharp images
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Occasional problem with inner glass of lens misting up
No eye level viewfinder
Given the small sensor, the unit seems a little larger than necessary but that may make it easier to handle with gloves
Lens seals require annual maintenance
No built-in Wifi
15 September 2014

Ten years ago you wouldn't have dreamt of taking your digital camera into the swimming pool, but thanks to today's tech advancements, everything from your phone to your tablet is now waterproof.... Read more…

The Nikon 1 AW1 can withstand dust, freezing temperatures to -10C, falls from two meters onto two-inch thick plywood, and, most impressively, underwater depths of up to 15 meters for an hour. The... Read more…

2 May 2014

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....

12 March 2014

Perhaps saying that a camera straddles the Mendoza line isn't the most rousing endorsement, but the Nikon AW1 offers a very average performance?with a twist. A ruggedized interchangeable lens...

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Reviewed 1 December 2013 by Kevinnovakphoto
Kevinnovakphoto would recommend the Nikon 1 AW1

I bought this strictly for in-water use--mainly surfing photos. The first time out, it performed great. Handled well, very fast and accurate focus and good color and contrast. I just wish that... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2014 by Curlysue

Let's be clear. I have been a fan of Nikon Cameras since my darkroom days. I have used Nikon Cameras happily for decades. They have never failed me? Until this weekend when I took the Nikon 1 AW1... Read more…

Reviewed 22 May 2014 by Travellingman

This camera looks great on paper. It shoots mediocre pictures outdoors and underwater. On the third snorkeling trip, it flooded. Yes I followed all the care instructions and never dropped it. I... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I used this camera on my 5-day vacation in the Caribbean. It was used during pool swimming and snorkeling...

Reviewed 16 December 2013 by Pumaphile
Pumaphile would recommend the Nikon 1 AW1 (Verified Purchase)

The quality of the pictures and video are very good for this price range of camera. Having raw files is a great benefit. Unfortunately the first time the camera was out in a light rain the... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 11mm275, 11mm275m, 11mm275mm, nikon w11275, nikon w11275m, nikon w11275mm, nikon lensblack341028, nikon lensblack341028g, nikon lensblack341028gb, nikon lensblack341028gbo, nikon lensblack341028gbob, nikon lensblack341028gbobo, nikon lensblack341028gbobox
Barcodes 00018208936120, 00018208936168, 00018208936205, 00018208936458, 00018208997176, 00018208997183, 00018208997190, 05054230450154, 08033737552988, 08033737552995, 08033737553008, 08033737553015

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