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Nikon 1 AW1 Mirrorless Digital Camera

The Nikon 1 AW1 is a mirrorless compact camera planned particularly for use in the harshest conditions and for underwater shooting. Its tough, weather-seald build is waterproof to 49.2' and shockproof to withstand tumbles from up to 6.6'. Other key components fused inside the body further enhance its utilization in trying situations, including fixed and lockable compartment covers, underwater-specific color compensation settings, an extensive variety of environmental detecting capacities, and a devoted Action control catch for instinctive movement based choice of certain camera settings.

As to imaging, the 1 AW1 contains a CX-group 14.2MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3A picture processor to create high resolution still shots and full HD video capture with high speed and eminent low-light sensitivity to bolster working with in a wide exhibit of shooting situations. Full-resolution constant shooting with full-time AF is upheld up to 15 fps, or, when the focus setting is locked after the first frame a fantastically fast 60 fps shooting rate can be accomplished. An advanced hybrid AF system utilizes both phase detection and contrast focusing techniques to obtain focus rapidly and precisely and will consequently switch between to the two focusing types relying upon the identified scene type.

Upgrading the imaging abilities are set of of shooting modes intended to segregate key frames in a programmed and intuititive path using successive shooting and shrewd detection to decide the best frame within a series. In-camera panoramic and HDR images are conceivable and in addition multi-medium images by means of the unique Motion Snapshot mode, which incorporates slow motion video alongside a single still edge.

The silver 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, is included with the camera body which gives a 35mm-equal field of fiew of 30-74mm to bolster working in ordinary conditions. This focal point highlights the same powerful form quality as the camera body and utilizes one aspherical element and a single extra-low dispersion element to enhance picture quality and minimize different variations all through the zoom range.

Rough, Elegant, and Functional Design

The camera body highlights a completely weather sealed, layout and when combined with 1 NIKKOR AW focal lenses, that renders it water, stun, dust, and freezeproof to withstand even the most nasty conditions. It utilizes sealing rubber for the camera cover, battery chamber cover, operation buttons, pop-up flash, lens release button and connector cover, and in addition an O-ring inside the lens mount to accomplish JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) waterproof operation, supporting the 1 AW1's utilization submerged for depths to 49.2'. The tough build quality likewise exhibits the capacity for the camera to stand up to drops up to 6.6' (MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5) with temperatures down to 14°F, making it perfect for use in almost any condition.

While exceedingly hearty, the body is designed with contemporary styling by way of a high-grade metallic outside, stainless steel front panel, tough strap hooks, and delicately rounded edges that are both stylish and useful with respect to protecting the general durability. A finished, non-slip hold has been added to the camera's front to better bolster use in rigourous shooting circumstances. Extensive buttons and a well spaced design add to instinctive control and double lock compartment covers altogether lessen the probability of unintentional opening for more prominent peace of mind.

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Specifications
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless  
Sensor
Max resolution 4608 x 3072  
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 14 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 15 megapixels  
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
Processor EXPEED 3A  
Image
ISO 160-6400  
White balance presets 7  
Custom white balance Yes (1)  
Image stabilization No  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal, basic  
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
Digital zoom No  
Manual focus Yes  
Number of focus points 135  
Lens mount Nikon 1  
Focal length multiplier 2.7  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD No  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 921,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/16000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes (pop-up)  
Flash range 5.00 m (at ISO 100)  
External flash No  
Flash modes Fill flash, fill w/slow sync, rear curtain sync, rear w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye w/slow sync, off  
Continuous drive 60 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
 
Exposure compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 240 (400 fps), 320 x 120 (1200 fps)  
Format MPEG-4, H.264  
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card  
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)  
Wireless Optional  
Wireless notes via WU-1b wireless adapter  
Remote control Yes (Optional ML-L3)  
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes (waterproof to 15m, shockproof from 2m)  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-Ion EN-EL20 rechargeable battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 220  
Weight (inc. batteries) 201 g (0.44 lb / 7.09 oz)  
Dimensions 114 x 72 x 37 mm (4.47 x 2.81 x 1.46)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
GPS BuiltIn  
GPS notes includes compass and altimeter/depth meter

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Nikon 1 AW1 Mirrorless Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5