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Nikon 1 AW1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The image quality and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the design and exposure.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon 1 AW1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Nikon 1 AW1


Hands-on: An interchangeable lens camera that's waterproof to 15m? Impressive

Overall, the Nikon 1 AW1 looks like a very promising camera. We normally roll my eyes when a company claims a 'world first' but for once it's something actually worth shouting about. The only caveat at this point, or at least one of two, is whether the...

Sep, 2013

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Nikon 1 AW1 review


The Nikon 1 AW1 is the first waterproof interchangeable lens camera

Sharply detailed results ; Rugged weighty feel ; Built to last

Lack of viewfinder ; Occasional misting ; No hot shoe

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Nikon 1 AW1: Hands-on with the world's first waterproof compact system camera - Pocket-lint


Not content with the norm, Nikon has only gone and announced the Nikon 1 AW1 - the world's first waterproof compact system camera. We would like to say

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Ben Andrews (

Nikon 1 AW1 review


Waterproof wonder

Waterproof and tough ; Reliable exposure metering ; Bright, high res monitor

Only two toughened lenses available ; Rear controls fiddly ; Essential settings hidden in menus

The AW1 performs well, produces acceptable shots in most conditions and has unparalleled go-anywhere abilities. It's certainly a fine choice for those who'll value it's toughness over the lack of manual controls and current lens-based compromises.

Oct, 2013

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Nikon 1 AW1


The Nikon 1 AW1 is the first waterproof (down to 49 ft), shockproof (6.6 ft) and freeze-proof (14 degrees F) CSC interchangeable lens camera. Befitting its likely use by outdoor enthusiasts, the camera incorporates built-in GPS, an altimeter, a depth...

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Ruggedized compact system cameras are few and far between, but the Nikon 1 AW1 fits the bill. It offers the same sensor and features as the Nikon 1 J3 in a waterproof, dustproof and shockproof body. It's a tough camera, though reasonably light and...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Nikon 1 AW1 review


In the AW1, Nikon has delivered the most rugged system camera on the market. Despite being built like a tank and able to survive demanding drops and harsh environments, it is not entirely faultless. The lack of manual controls makes it incredibly slow...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Nikon 1 AW1


The Nikon 1 AW1 is the first interchangeable lens camera that you can take deep underwater, but it's best left in automatic mode.

Nikon has billed the 1 series as a fast shooting system since its launch. The AW1 lives up to that claim; it starts and shoots in about 1.4 seconds and records a minimal 0.05-second shutter lag in bright light. In very dim light the focus slows a bit,...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Nikon AW1 review - Nikon's most fully realised compact system camera of the past three years


First ever fully waterproofed compact system camera may just be Nikon's best

Sharply focused results, rugged qualities have ensured a built-to-last construction

Occasional problems with inner glass of lens misting up, lacks hotshoe, no tilting screen and no eye level viewfinder

Despite minor misgivings as above, we reckon this is Nikon’s most fully realised compact system camera of the past three years. It's a rugged model that, unusually, takes really good photographs, and with consistency. Perhaps that’s something worth...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (

Nikon 1 AW1 Review


The Nikon 1 AW1 is the world's first waterproof and shockproof interchangeable lens digital camera, and features built in Wi-Fi and GPS.

Waterproof to 15 metres, High speed shooting at 60fps, Full HD and high speed video, Shock proof and freeze proof, Interchangeable lenses, Silent (electronic) shutter, 2 year warranty, Impressive speed, Built in GPS

Only 2 waterproof lenses available so far, Flash pops open when dropped, Lacks image stabilisation, Short battery life, Tripod position

Oct, 2013

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