Nikon 1 AW1 is a Waterproof Mirrorless Camera

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon has just announced the 1-Series AW1 mirrorless camera, which is the first waterproof and shockproof interchangeable lens camera. The Nikon 1 AW1 is waterproof down to 49 feet and shockproof for up to a 6.6 feet drop.

Nikon 1 AW1

The camera features the 14.2MP Nikon CX-format CMOS sensor that also captures 1080p HD video. It has a built-in GPS, depth gauge, compass and underwater controls. The AF system is comprised of a 73-point array and it will capture up to 15 fps with continuous AF engaged.

Nikon 1 AW1

Of course, a waterproof mirrorless camera is worthless without an accompanying waterproof lens. To that end, Nikon has also introduced two new all-weather lenses for the Nikon 1 System that also carry the same waterproof and shockproof specs of the Nikon 1 AW1 camera. Both the 1 Nikkor AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and AW 10mm f/2.8 lenses will be available as kit options for the AW1.

Nikon 1 AW1

The Nikon 1 AW1 will be available in October 2013 for $799.95 with the 11-27mm kit lens (here at Amazon), and for $999.95 with both the 11-27mm and 10mm kit lenses (here at Amazon).



  1. Oberoth says

    What size sensor is it?

    The glass seems a little slow but it’s really good to finally see a manufacturer producing a decent camera for the outdoor/activity market.

    What I would love to see is Sony’s RX100 II in a sealed body. Great sensor, great IQ, fast glass, not ridiculously priced.

  2. christopher says

    I live in central Wisconsin with it’s cold/rain/snow. Before I buy do you offer a chance to check it out first? I ask because I have a d5100, and within a year the mirror locked up on me. If I’m going to pony-up 1G I want to know how it works.