The first mirrorless rugged Nikon 1 AW1 camera released

Nikon 1 AW1 rugged mirrorless camera

Nikon 1 AW1 rugged mirrorless camera

Nikon just announced its first mirrorless rugged camera together with 2 interchangeable lenses.

When we talk about rugged cameras, usually it means you will need to sacrifice the quality of the images. All previous models from different vendors have a nice camera bodies, really rugged, but produce average quality photo images.

Nikon with its first mirrorless rugged 1 AW1 camera (not the first underwater camera), which is part of 1 system and has a 1-inch image sensor aims to bring more quality to underwater photography.

The Nikon 1 AW1 rugged camera is not only waterproof, but shock and dustproof as well, and coming with 2 shock and waterproof lenses.

The camera can produce photo images and videos in 49 feet (15 meters) under water, can work in pretty low temperatures 14°F (-10°C) , and can survive drops from 6.6 feet (2 meters). Pretty impressive i’d say!

Nikon 1 AW1 rugged camera white

Nikon 1 AW1 rugged camera white

Together with 1-inch 14,2 megapixel CMOS image sensor, the Nikon 1 AW1 camera features high-speed continuous shooting at 15 fps with full autofocus and up to 60 fps with fixed focus, Full HD 1080p video with simultaneous image capture capability.

Nikon’s rugged device has a built-in GPS, with ability to produce Geo-tagged photos, electronic compass, altimeter, depth gauge, and a virtual horizon. There is no Wi-Fi connectivity, but if you need to transfer files to your Android or iOS device, you can use WU-1b adapter.

The rugged Nikon comes in three colors: black, silver and white, and will be released on October 10, 2013.

The price is $796.95 for Nikon 1 AW1 camera with AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 1 NIKKOR Lens, and $996.95 with AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and AW 10mm 1 NIKKOR Lenses.


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