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Portability and High Quality

Totally versatile waterproof and shockproof interchangeable lens camera.
Your answer to carefree shooting in any environment.

Don't just love life. Live it with Nikon 1 AW1. Stylish, fun and boasting a durability that belies its great looks, this new addition to Nikon 1 Series is waterproof down to 15 m (49 ft)*, can withstand drops from up to 2 m (6.6 ft)†, and operates in sub-freezing temperatures‡. Wherever life leads, you'll always be ready to capture all those unforgettable moments along the way.

  • * In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) waterproof performance, with special-purpose waterproof lens attached.
  • † Has passed in-house tests to MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5: Shock standard, with special-purpose waterproof lens attached.
  • ‡ Down to -10 °C (14 °F)

Waterproof & Dustproof

Peace of mind, on the sand and in the sea.

Take the plunge with Nikon 1 AW1. The waterproof construction lets you point and shoot at depths down to 15 m (49 ft)* using its dedicated lenses. Now your diving adventures — or just fun and games around the pool — can be captured without worrying about the camera getting wet or having to fuss with special underwater housings. Moreover, O-rings and seals installed at critical locations also function to keep dust and sand out of the camera and lenses.

  • * In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) waterproof performance, with special-purpose waterproof lens attached.

Shockproof

A knock-around partner for all your adventures.

Excitement is what Nikon 1 AW1 is all about, and it's tough enough to take the occasional bumps and grinds you may encounter along the way. With the ability to withstand drops of up to 2 m (6.6 ft)* and still come up shooting, you can sling the camera over your shoulder and be assured of recording all the action wherever you go. On a rough mountain trail, climbing rocky cliffs or braving a raging surf, Nikon 1 AW1 is always ready to capture the moment.

  • * Has passed in-house tests to MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5: Shock standard, with special-purpose waterproof lens attached.
  • Note: Shockproof performance capabilities of the camera body do not apply to the pop-up flash.
EXPEED 3A

Freezeproof

Coolly capable, even when the temperature dips.

Skiers and snowboarders can now bring home dazzling photos and movies of their own winter wonderland. Capable of normal digital and mechanical operation at sub-freezing temperatures of -10 °C (14 °F), Nikon 1 AW1 offers the means to enjoy extreme winter sports and share all the thrills afterwards.

Waterproof and shockproof 1NIKKOR lenses

A dedicated duo: Tough, versatile waterproof and shockproof lenses, made specially for Nikon 1 AW1.

A ruggedly stylish camera deserves an equally rugged lens. Nikon gives you two: The 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens and 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 single focal length lens. Both are shockproof from drops as high as 2 m (6.6 ft)* and feature waterproof performance down to 15 m (49 ft)† for the zoom lens and 20 m (65.6 ft)† for the single focal length lens. And of course, both possess the superlative optical performance that makes Nikon synonymous with fine photography. Finished with a luxurious metallic exterior that coordinates seamlessly with the body, these lenses cover nearly any scene, from landscapes and city streets to intimate portraits and special occasions both formal and fun.

  • * Has passed in-house tests to MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5: Shock standard when attached to the waterproof camera.
  • † In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) waterproof performance when attached to the waterproof camera.
    Note that waterproof performance is 15 m (49 ft) when 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 is attached to Nikon 1 AW1.

1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8

<Angle of view equivalent to that of a 27mm lens in 35 mm format>
A fast, bright single focal length lens that provides wide-angle coverage of 27 mm (in 35 mm format), this little lens delivers amazing optical performance. The wide maximum aperture of f/2.8 lets you capture all the blazing colors of the sky at dawn or sunset as well as intimate candlelit dinners without the need for a tripod. You'll also appreciate the minimum focus distance of 0.2 m (0.7 ft), which allows shooting close-ups of flowers or coral reefs in water where visibility may be limited. In addition, the ability to shoot close to the subject makes it easy to soften backgrounds/foregrounds yet obtain the outstanding edge-to-edge sharpness for which single focal length lenses are renowned.

  • * The risk of condensation can be reduced by attaching an optional filter (Filter AW 40.5 NC) designated specifically for use with Nikon 1 AW1. This filter is recommended when the camera is used underwater, or near water.
  • Note: Cannot change lenses underwater.

1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6

<Angle of view equivalent to that of a 30-74mm lens in 35 mm format>
Keep this standard zoom lens attached and never miss a shot. Covering the most commonly used focal lengths of 30 mm to 74 mm (in 35 mm format), this lens is well suited for the casual snapshooter and serious photo enthusiast. It also makes a delightful portrait lens, and has a wide zoom ring for zooming with gloves whether underwater or in the mountains. 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 is available in the same colors as the camera body when purchased as part of a kit.

  • * The risk of condensation can be reduced by attaching an optional filter (Filter AW 40.5 NC) designated specifically for use with Nikon 1 AW1. This filter is recommended when the camera is used underwater, or near water.
  • * Color availability may vary according to region.
  • Note: Cannot change lenses underwater.

High-grade metallic exterior

Indoors, in the wilds, or anywhere in between. A luxury design for great looks and hassle-free photography.

Equally at home on a quiet mountain trail or bustling city street, Nikon 1 AW1 is the obvious choice for those who demand — and expect — only the finest. The stainless steel front panel and other refinements represent an attractive melding of robust functionality with uncompromising style, making this latest addition to Nikon 1 Series without peer among advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses. Pick one up and find out why. Perfectly balanced and with undeniable charm, you'll know instantly you've found the ideal partner for all your excellent adventures.
 

Grip
Strategically positioned, non-slip grip

Stylishly designed and textured so you can maintain a firm hold in adverse conditions such as surging waves and wild winds, the grip makes a convenient addition for keeping a steady hand. Even when shooting with heavy lenses or from unusual angles, you'll be assured of confident handling with this form-fitting grip, which also adds a chic accent to the camera.
 

Large buttons
Roomy buttons intelligently arranged

Nikon 1 AW1 makes a great companion in the great outdoors, where you may find yourself bundled up against the elements, gloves and all. That's why we enlarged the buttons and added extra space between them. This facilitates adjusting settings and pressing the shutter-release button, eliminating the need to remove gloves. A control lock feature is also included that allows you to disable specific buttons to prevent unintentional operation.
 

Action button
One-touch access to innovative Action control

Fast access to Action control greatly speeds operations. Just press the button and you are ready to take advantage of this revolutionary feature, effortlessly adjusting settings by tilting the camera left or right. After releasing the button, settings are fixed. Incredible, one-touch ease that's hard to beat.
 

Dedicated lenses
Handsomely designed with built-in durability

A match made in heaven for the rigors of action on earth. These new 1 NIKKOR lenses are waterproof and shockproof as well as able to operate normally in sub-freezing temperatures down to -10 °C (14 °F). They look just as nice as the camera body, too, with the same textures and colors*. In addition, the knurled, anti-slip surface covers a large portion of the lens barrel to improve handling even when wearing gloves.

  • * Color variations apply to 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and only when purchased as part of a lens kit. Color availability may vary according to region.
     

Double-lock compartment covers
Drastically reduce accidental opening

Sometimes all it takes is an accidental brush or flick of a gloved hand to open a compartment cover. That's why both battery and USB/HDMI covers are equipped with double-lock door mechanisms. These provide an added level of protection when handling the camera, helping you avoid untimely mishaps that can cause damage, especially when underwater*.

  • * A warning is displayed to alert you when the battery compartment is accessed or when using underwater mode/underwater white balance.
     

Softly rounded edges
Organic form for style and durability

The smartly sophisticated styling is enhanced by the camera's rounded edges, making for a sleek, fashionable look that blends in well at parties and other formal occasions. But this shapely form is not all about looking fine. The curved edges also help absorb shocks to increase overall durability.
 

Strap hooks
Rugged yet impeccably refined

Nikon's extra attention to detail extends to the sturdy strap hooks, which are securely attached to the body. Built rugged to withstand the inevitable bumps and knocks, the hooks provide additional peace of mind, especially when shooting outdoors.
 

Pop-up waterproof flash
Brightening any scene, on land or in the sea

The camera's built-in flash (GN approx. 5/16 m/ft, ISO 100; at ISO 160, GN is approx. 6.3/20.7*) tucks neatly into the body, ready in an instant to provide a splash of light so you'll never miss a shot due to poor lighting. It's also waterproof and able to withstand the same depths as the camera, helping you capture naturally colored underwater photos of ocean flora and fauna.

  • * At 20 °C (68 °F).
  • Note: Shockproof performance of the camera body do not apply to the pop-up flash.
With flash
Without flash

Super high-speed AF CMOS image sensor

With 14.2 effective megapixels and ISO sensitivity from 160 to 6400, Nikon 1 AW1's high-speed CX-format CMOS image sensor delivers richly detailed, smoothly gradated images of astounding beauty. What's more, in order to assure the best possible image definition, there is no optical low-pass filter. The image sensor also plays an integral role in the camera's ultra-fast hybrid AF system, which offers a level of responsiveness that one must experience to really appreciate.

Image-processing engine EXPEED 3A

Part of a long line of hugely successful image-processing engines, EXPEED 3A quickly and efficiently transforms data from the sensor into brilliant photos and movies. It easily handles the camera's many processor-intensive tasks such as high-speed continuous shooting, Smart Photo Selector, Motion Snapshot and simultaneous recording of photos and movies.

High definition that defies that of compact cameras

A small camera that brings home the best

At the end of the day, it's the final images that say it all. Count on Nikon 1 AW1 for results that never fail to bring out the smiles as you relive your memories in crystal-clear photos and breathtakingly lifelike Full HD movies. Nikon's peerless technology, superior engineering and carefree interface make it easy to obtain impressive results like you've never seen before from an interchangeable lens camera so small.

Background blur

<Nikon 1 AW1 with 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6>
<Company A Compact digital still camera>
 

A blurred background makes the subject stand out clearly, separating it from distracting elements.

Natural color reproduction

<Nikon 1 AW1 with 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6>
<Company A Compact digital still camera>
 

Auto white balance (underwater) mode helps reproduce natural colors, without the bluish tint that can adversely affect an otherwise outstanding shot.

Obtain photos and movies simultaneously underwater

<Still image during movie>

Shoot fantastic photos while recording movies without affecting continuity of the footage.