Nikon 1 AW1 Announced ( + Price and Availability )

Nikon just announced their latest mirrorless Nikon 1 camera , the Nikon 1 AW1. What makes this camera so special ? Well according to Nikon, this is the FIRST interchangeable lens camera that able to operate under water ( waterproof ) and can withstand the shock of a fall from up to 2 m. Like other 1 cameras, the AW1 support other 1 NIKKOR lenses and various F-mount NIKKOR lenses (optional Mount Adapter FT1 required). But, if you’re going to use it underwater .. lucky for you , Nikon also release two underwater lenses for this camera : NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 and 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 .

Nikon 1 AW1 Underwater

Key specs:

  • waterproof to 15 m
  • withstand the shock of a fall from up to 2 m
  • 15fps with autofocus
  • 60fps when focus locked
  • 73-point phase-detection AF and 135-point contrast-detect AF
  •  ISO 160-6400
  • Underwater mode: Standard, Scuba, Close up
  • Built-in flash that supports i-TTL flash control and can be used underwater
  • 14.25-million megapixels
  • 1080/30p Full-HD video recording


Great news, the AW1 now available for pre-order at Amazon , for $797 ! ( with 11-27.5mm AW lens )