The Nikon 1 AW1 arrives with claims of being the first interchangeable lens camera that can withstand water as well as shock, urging users to take it along on adventurous trips. It is even freeze-proof and can survive in extreme temperature conditions. Apart from this device, Nikon has even introduced water-, shock- and freeze-resistant Nikkor lenses that go by the names of AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and AW 10mm f/2.8 that are perfectly compatible with the snapper.
The durable camera is packed in a lightweight exterior and has been loaded with GPS technology allowing photographers to track their travels. Complete with a water-resistant pop-up flash, the device has been integrated with an altimeter, a depth gauge, an electronic compass and a virtual horizon indicator. It boasts of a 14.2MP CMOS sensor and an Expeed 3A image processing engine for delivering HD-quality videos and pictures regardless of the lighting conditions. The snapper’s ISO range can be anywhere between 160 and 6400 so users can expect sharp photos and its Advanced Hybrid auto focus system is responsible for recording fast moving action. Its continuous shooting frame rate is of 15 fps with AF and 60 fps with the focus locked.
A number of user-friendly features have also been thrown in which include Action Control, Easy Panorama, Enhanced Motion Snapshot mode, a Creative Mode menu with options like Selective Color, Miniature, Soft, Night, Landscape, Night Portrait and many more. The camera can not only capture full HD videos, but also slow motion movies at the rate of either 1200 fps or 400 fps. It has been fitted with an LCD screen and comes with a whole lot of other attributes such as Slow View, Smart Photo Selector, Auto Mode and Underwater Distortion Control to name a few. The Wi-Fi-enabled shooter can even be controlled remotely via Android or iOS devices using the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application.
The Nikon 1 AW1 will be up for purchase with a single Nikkor lens for a price of $799.95 and with dual lenses for $999.95. It will be available in black, silver and white shades starting from October this year.