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Nikon 1 AW1 14.2 MP Digital Camera

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  • 14.2 Megapixels
  • Adventure-proof waterproof (to 15 m), shockproof (from heights of up to 2 m), freeze-proof (to -10°C), and dustproof
  • Super-fast shooting

Product overview

• 14.2 Megapixels
• Adventure-proof waterproof (to 15 m), shockproof (from heights of up to 2 m), freeze-proof (to -10°C), and dustproof
• Super-fast shooting
• GPS a Wi-Fi
• Advanced Movie Mode
• Creative Modes

Life doesn’t have a replay button. You need a camera that can keep up.

Waterproof, shockproof, and freeze-proof, the amazingly fast Nikon 1 AW1 always delivers. Whether you’re on the ski slopes, out on a yacht, or enjoying an adventure safari, this system camera is protected from accidents and the elements. And thanks to the minimalist design, you won’t look out of place at a chic city event either.

From epic adventures to everyday action, this strong and handsome system camera doesn’t miss the moments you’ll never want to forget.

Instant sharing:
Send photos straight from the camera to your smartphone or tablet using the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter. Easily share your adventures or preview images on a larger screen.

Movie magic:
Get the best of two worlds and capture full-resolution photos (aspect ratio 3:2) while filming a Full HD movie. Just press the shutter-release to snap the photo; movie recording is not affected.

Where are you?
rack your altitude or underwater depth with the dual altimeter/depth gauge. Check your position with the electronic compass and use the virtual horizon to avoid photos with sloping lines.

Track your adventures:
Support for GPS and GLONASS means you can record your exact location in the image data (EXIF).

Advanced Movie Mode:
Select Advanced Movie Mode, and you can effortlessly change manual exposure settings to set shutter speed and aperture before or during shooting. Or you can film with a smaller frame size and achieve dramatic effects in extreme slow motion.

Motion Snapshot:
Show more of a moment and bring your stills to life in just one click. The camera creates an easy-to-share "living image" by capturing a moment in time as a short, slow-motion movie that ends with a high-resolution photo.

Nikon’s next-generation dual-processing engine processes data at incredible speed for unparalleled performance in any situation. It easily handles the camera’s many processor-intensive tasks, such as high-speed continuous shooting and simultaneous recording of photos and movies.

Best Moment Capture:
Always get the best shot. Slow View captures up to 20 continuous shots and simultaneously displays them in slow motion on the LCD screen, so you can select the exact moment you want to keep. Smart Photo Selector takes up to 20 high-resolution images and recommends up to five of the best.

Live Image Control:
The quick, easy way to enhance your photos before you take them. Instinctively adjust settings to freeze action, tweak lighting, or blur backgrounds—you can see the effect your changes will have in real time on the LCD monitor.

Creative Mode:
Apply filters and effects to still images before you shoot, and access PSAM shooting modes for total control. Try the underwater settings for some undersea artistry and reproduce colours beneath the ocean, lake, or pool in all their natural beauty.

Easy outdoor shooting:
Extra space between control buttons facilitates easier operation when wearing gloves. The non-slip grip ensures a firm hold, and the Outdoor display mode makes menus clearer and easier to read when shooting under bright sunlight or in murky underwater conditions.

Outdoor style:
The stainless steel front panel adds a touch of class. Rubber seals at critical locations and an O-ring on the lens mount protect the camera system from water and dust. Double-lock battery and USB/HDMI compartment covers reduce the chance of accidental opening.

Waterproof pop-up flash:
Waterproof to 15 m, the built-in, compact flash unit illuminates the details of subjects you can get close to, like coral. On land, illuminate subjects up to 6 m away from the camera.

Expandable system:
Looking for variety? There are plenty of ways to get more out of your Nikon 1. Two dedicated water- and shockproof 1 NIKKOR AW lenses are as handsome and robust as the camera. For even more possibilities, the complete range of 1 NIKKOR lenses is compatible with the Nikon 1 AW1, and you can use a NIKKOR DSLR lens in combination with the FT1 mount adapter.


Technical Specifications
Product name Nikon 1 AW1
Type Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mount Nikon waterproof 1 mount
Effective angle of view Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Image sensor 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
Storage - Image size (pixels) Still images (auto, best moment capture, and all creative modes other than Easy panorama; aspect ratio 3 : 2): 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 2304, 2304 x 1536. Still images (Normal panorama, camera panned horizontally; aspect ratio 120 : 23): 4800 x 920. Still images (Normal panorama, camera panned vertically; aspect ratio 8 : 25): 1536 x 4800. Still images (Wide panorama, camera panned horizontally; aspect ratio 240 : 23): 9600 x 920. Still images (Wide panorama, camera panned vertically; aspect ratio 4 : 25): 1536 x 9600. Still images (taken during movie recording, aspect ratio 3 : 2): 4608 x 3072 (1080/60i, 1080/30p), 1280 x 856 (720/60p, 720/30p). Still images (Motion Snapshots; aspect ratio 16 : 9): 4608 x 2592
File format NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed. JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression. NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Shooting modes Auto; creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M, underwater, night landscape, night portrait, backlighting, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, and selective colour; best moment capture (slow view and Smart Photo Selector), advanced movie (HD -P, S, A, M only- and slow motion), Motion Snapshot
Shutter - Type Electronic shutter
Shutter - Speed 1/16,000-30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb. Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Flash sync speed Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower
Release - Mode Single frame, continuous. Self-timer
Frame advance rate Approx. 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s
Exposure - Metering TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method Matrix. Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame. Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Mode P programmed auto with flexible program; S shutter-priority auto; A aperture-priority auto; M manual; scene auto selector
Exposure compensation -3 - +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at metered value when shutter-release button is pressed halfway
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 160-6400 in steps of 1 EV; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 160-6400, 160-3200, 160-800) available (user controlled when P, S, A, M, or underwater is selected in creative mode)
Active D-Lighting On, off
Focus - Autofocus Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); full-time AF (AF-F). Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode Single-point, single-point (center), auto-area, subject tracking
Focus area Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF. Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF)
Face priority On, off
Flash - Built-in flash Manual pop-up
Guide Number (GN) Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
Control i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Mode Fill flash, red-eye reduction, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear curtain + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation -3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White balance Auto, underwater, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie - Metering TTL metering using image sensor
Frame size (pixels)/recording rate HD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) - 1920 x 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s1) - 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) - 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) - 1280 x 720/30p (29.97 fps) - Slow-motion movies (aspect ratio 8 : 3) - 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) - 320 x 120/1200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) - Motion Snapshot (aspect ratio 16 : 9) - 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps). 1 Sensor output is about 60 fps.
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format AAC
Audio recording device Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie and panorama playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
Interface - USB Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Electronic compass 16 headings (with 3-axis accelerometer attitude correction and automatic offset adjustment)
Location data Receiving frequency: 1575.4200 MHz (GPS)/1598.0625-1605.3750 MHz (GLONASS). Geodesics: WGS84
Altimeter Operating range approximately -500 - +4500 m (-1640 - +14,764 ft)
Depth gauge Operating range approximately 0-20 m (0-65.6 ft)
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power source - Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery
Tripod socket 1/4-in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 113.3 x 71.5 x 37.5 mm (4.5 x 2.9 x 1.5 in.), excluding projections
Weight Approx. 356 g (12.6 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap or O-ring protector; approx. 313 g (11.1 oz), camera body only
Operating environment - Temperature -10 °C - +40 °C (+14 °F - 104 °F) on land, 0 °C - +40 °C (+32 °F - 104 °F) in water
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Shockproof performance Has passed in-house tests to MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock standard
Waterproof performance In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) waterproofing; can be used at depths of up to 15 m (49 ft) for up to 60 minutes
Operating depth Maximum 15 m (49 ft)
Dustproof performance In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 6 (IP6X) dust-proofing