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Nikon 1 AW1

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Digital Versus 5 Star Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning SLR digital camera, great for wildlife photography
SLR 14.2MP 2.5x CMOS Oct 2013
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Nikon 1 AW1 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Nikon 1 AW1 number 268 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 58?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this 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. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The 1 AW1 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 222 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 192 in portrait photography cameras, but good for sports photography, ranking number 243 in sports photography cameras.
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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.

Nikon 1 AW1 front dimensions

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Nikon 1 AW1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

11 Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras, this camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts.

The authors at four expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this digital camera. Camera Labs, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all gave this camera a "Recommended" award and Digitaltrends.com gave it a "Recommended Product" award.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both websites Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no, both of which thought that this digital camera was great.

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

Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this Nikon camera a "5 Star" award.

Good Expert Reviews

33 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and Digital Versus have rated this digital camera on average 81%.

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 729 owner reviews this camera has an average owner rating of 86%. Over 87% of 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 Camera Reviews

Based on 30,771 expert and user reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £549.00 it is more expensive than 73% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon 1 AW1 and the United Kingdom price of £549.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $552.00 (£718.59).

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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

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Nikon 1 AW1 of 14.2MP is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This 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 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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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 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 66% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 1 AW1's weight of 313g is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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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. 93% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

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

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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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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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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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 1 AW1 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 90% of cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Nikon 1 AW1's display diagonal of 3" is in the largest 16% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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4608 X 3072 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Nikon 1 AW1 is 4608 x 3072 pixels. That's 11% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. In addition, this digital camera supports still image resolutions of 4608 x 2592 pixels, 3456 x 2304 pixels, 1536 x 4800 pixels plus 1 more value. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 240|320 x 120 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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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Fairly High Waterproof Up to

The Nikon 1 AW1's waterproof up to of 15m is in the highest 13% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average waterproof up to of all digital cameras is 12m, with the lowest being 3m and the highest being 60m.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon 1 AW1 has a tripod mount. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon 1 AW1 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon 1 AW1 features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon 1 AW1 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Nikon 1 AW1 of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 24% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Nikon camera has been on the market since October 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon n1aw1lksl, nikon w11275mm, nikon n1aw1bk, nikon 27666, nikon 27665, nikon 27669, nikon 27667, 11mm275mm
Barcodes 00018208276653, 00018208276660, 00018208276677, 00018208276691, 00018208936120, 00018208936168, 00018208936205, 00018208936458, 00018208997176, 00018208997183, 00018208997190, 05054230450154, 08033737552988, 08033737552995, 08033737553008, 08033737553015

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