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A Review on the Nikon 1 AW1 14.2 MP HD Digital Camera System

The Nikon 1 AW1 HD Digital Camera System is the first shockproof and waterproof camera that has interchangeable lens in the world. This is a great way of Nikon to start the third quarter of the year with a lot of excitement and buzz about their latest HD digital camera. The latest features of this camera include full 1080 HD video (recording), interchangeable Nikkor lens and so will work with all Nikon 1 lenses, 14.2 MP CMOS image sensor, and high-speed continuous shooting. The estimated price for Nikon 1 AW1 is approximately $1,000 on Amazon, which is of course, very expensive for a digital camera system.

Front View                                                                              Back View

 Nikon 1 AW1 Back

Quality Design

Both waterproof and shockproof, the Nikon AW1 truly has an impressive design. You can use it 15 meters deep in the water, allowing you to shoot at what camera experts may consider an adverse condition for digital cameras. You may also test its durability as it can stand strong and firm from falling off at a 2-meter height. It is as well as freeze proof, up to -10 degrees and dustproof. In other words, this camera can be anywhere with you whether you are scuba diving, hunting polar bears or simply having a photo walk.

                                       Front View                                                                  Top View

Nikon 1 AW1 Front Nikon 1 AW1 Top

High-speed, fast focus continuous shooting

Nikon 1 AW1 Fast ActionThis advanced feature allows you to capture ephemeral moments without missing even the tiniest detail. It can’t be helped that the camera’s 1-inch 14.2 MP CMOS image sensor has the capability to produce high quality photos even when you are shooting in low-light areas. In fact, you can shoot at 60 fps fixed focus or full auto-focus, allowing you to capture every detail that you need in one frame.

Nikkor 1 lensNikon 1 AW1 Sample Image

To add to its rugged body, Nikon 1 AW1 sports two different lenses and supports Nikon 1 lenses. This is one reason for its high retail price because the camera kit may vary. For example, the standard kit already comes with a gorgeous 11-27.5mm f3.5 to 5.6 Nikkor lens. You can then opt to add another lens, which can be a 10mm f/2.8 prime lens, to give you a wider variety in your shots and angles.

Lighter than the older Nikon 1 cameras

If you are a user of older Nikon 1 cameras, you would notice that by holding the Nikon 1 AW1 it is somehow lighter and smaller. Its predecessors had a bulky appearance and slightly heavier but perhaps the manufacturer decided to live to what compact digital camera means. So, this is a successful attempt of Nikon to produce a slightly lighter digital camera with an interchangeable lens in the AW1.
Nikon 1 AW1 Fast ActionTo sum the features all up:

  • Full High Definition Video
  • Auto focus 15 fps, single AF 60 fps
  • Built-in GPS
  • 3-inch LCD screen
  • 14.2 MP CMOS image sensor
  • ISO setting: 100-6400
  • Freeze proof, dustproof, shockproof and waterproof
  • Creative mode for PASM shooting
  • WU-1b wireless mobile adapter (sold separately)
  • Works well with all Nikon 1 lenses

Without a doubt, the Nikon 1 AW1 is worth waiting for; come October 10, 2013, the world’s first waterproof interchangeable lens digital camera will be released.

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