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Nikon 1 AW1

£549.00
Nikon 1 AW1
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A good spec and multi award winning SLR digital camera, a huge range of available lenses but representing only moderate value for money
SLR 14.2MP 4608 X 3072 Pixels CMOS Nov 2013
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Nikon 1 AW1 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Nikon 1 AW1 number 225 in best selling cameras and number 305 across all digital cameras.
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765 Reviews + 11 Awards
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Value for Money
Good
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Features
Good Features
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Age
4 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 11 awards including a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus three other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Lydogbillede.dk plus one other site. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
The 1 AW1 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4608 x 3072 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 252 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 265 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 257 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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How Big is the Nikon 1 AW1?

The Nikon 1 AW1 is 113.3mm wide and 71.5mm tall. It is 37.5mm deep and weighs 313g.

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Nikon 1 AW1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

11 Industry Awards

Experts in digital cameras rave about this digital camera and have given it 11 awards.

The experts at review sites Camera Labs, Digitaltrends.com, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all concluded that they would endorse this Nikon camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of review sites Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no both strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The writers at three more expert review sites all thought that this Nikon camera was very good. 01net.com gave this camera a "4 Star" award, it received a "5 Star" award from Ljudochbild.se and it received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se.

Two more expert review sites both decided that this camera was very good. This was from Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com who gave it an "5 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 33 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and Camera Labs this digital camera has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 732 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 86%. 356 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 40,636 expert and user reviews (including 10,692 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £549.00 it is more expensive than 59% of cameras.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Nikon released the 1 AW1 in November 2013.

Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Nikon 1 AW1 of only 14.2MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 35% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 4608 X 3072 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon 1 AW1 has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3072 pixels. That's 11% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon 1 AW1 of 6,400 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 60% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon 1 AW1 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Nikon 1 AW1 of 313g is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 35% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Nikon 1 AW1's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 29% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 1 AW1 has a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Nikon 1 AW1 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth noting that 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon 1 AW1 features brightness adjustment. 78% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Nikon 1 AW1 is 4608 x 3072. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon 1 AW1 of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 80% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Waterproof Up to

The average waterproof up to of all cameras is 14m, with the lowest being 3m and the highest being 100m. The Nikon 1 AW1's waterproof up to of 15m is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 27% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Nikon 1 AW1 features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon 1 AW1 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 78% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 1 AW1 does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Nikon 1 AW1 has an electronic compass. 98% of cameras do not have an electronic compass.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Nikon 1 AW1 has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon 1 AW1 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon 1 AW1 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Only 220 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Nikon 1 AW1 which takes 220 battery life.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 240|320 x 120 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon nikon1aw1silver, nikon nikon1aw1black, nikon n084628w

Barcodes:

00018208936120, 00018208936168, 00018208936205, 00018208936458, 00018208997176, 00018208997183, 00018208997190, 00635131600777, 05054230450154, 05055261867362, 08033737552988, 08033737552995, 08033737553008, 08033737553015

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