Built For Life
Stay in the action. From outdoor adventures to family events, don’t miss a moment with the world’s first waterproof, shockproof, interchangeable lens camera*. The Nikon 1 AW1 is built for life with astonishingly fast autofocus, rugged construction and an intuitive interface. From the epic to the everyday, it delivers high-quality images.
Capture stunning images everywhere life takes you.
Photo of a family in a colorful tent with the Nikon 1 AW1 on a strap around the dad's neck. Life doesn’t have a replay button. You need a camera that doesn’t make excuses. The Nikon 1 AW1 delivers high quality images anywhere with its tough, waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof construction. Don’t miss the perfect shot with the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate (approx. 15 fps with AF)*, and features like Slow View and Live Image Control. Shoot Full HD video and share your images wirelessly using the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter. This is the only camera you’ll need for wherever life takes you.
Durability and performance for adventure
The world’s first rugged interchangeable lens camera is here. At last, stunning images from a camera you don’t need to baby. From kayaking to mountain climbing, keep the rugged Nikon 1 AW1 by your side. Waterproof to 49 feet without a bulky protective housing—carry it rafting, swimming or snorkeling. Freezeproof to 14°F and shockproof to 6.6 feet, it’s ideal for snow sports and biking. Geotag images with the built-in GPS to share on GoogleEarth™ or other GPS-based social networking sites.
Capture fleeting moments in detail
Lightning-fast focus and superior image quality in a rugged body. Never miss a memory again. Whether it’s a monster snowboard trick or your daughter’s first dance recital, trust important moments to the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate (approx. 15 fps with AF)* camera. Shooting at 60 FPS fixed focus or 15 FPS full autofocus; the Nikon 1 AW1 also features a 1-inch 14.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor for superior image quality even in low light conditions.
Perfectly timed shots and real-time creativity
Adventure won’t wait, capture important memories before they're gone. Life doesn’t have a replay button, but the Nikon 1 AW1 does. Have you ever missed a photo because you pressed the shutter a split-second too late? Never again! Slow View Mode allows you to slow a clip of action and then select a perfectly timed shot. Get creative with the easy-to-use Live Image Control by simply sliding the control bar to preview effects such as Background Softening or Motion Blur.
Don’t wait to share your excitement
Stay social with wireless sharing to your smartphone or Wi-Fi™ enabled devices. Share your adventures at the speed of life. The Nikon 1 AW1 isn’t just a rugged photo-taking companion; it’s ready to share your creations as well. Upload high-quality creative images and videos anytime, anywhere, to your smartphone, tablet or other Wi-Fi enabled device using the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter (sold separately), then share to social media sites, email or text to friends and family.
Life’s exhilarating moments captured on video
Shoot dramatic Full HD Video from the middle of the action, not the sidelines. Shoot Full HD 1080p video where no interchangeable lens camera ever could before—underwater, in freezing temperatures, and in the middle of the action, so don’t hold back. The Nikon 1 AW1 is ready to multi task, shooting video while simultaneously capturing high-quality still images. Don’t worry about interrupting your video, just depress the shutter-release button at any time during HD Video recording.
Add creativity and detail with Creative Modes and Underwater Controls
Adventures take effort. Show off those rewarding moments using Selective color, Miniature Effect and Easy Panorama; that make creating artful images and sweeping landscapes easy. Underwater White Balance delivers rich beautiful colors in the ocean, lake or the family pool.
Focus on the shot, not your camera
Action doesn’t wait. Don’t lose time navigating menus, especially in extreme conditions. Simple Graphic User Interface menus and Action Control, make navigating menus easy using a tilt of a gloved hand. Even more exciting, an integrated altitude indicator, depth gauge and virtual horizon add exciting details to your images.
Extraordinary moments deserve extraordinary quality
Relive extraordinary moments in tack-sharp detail. The Nikon 1 AW1’s 1-inch CX-format CMOS image sensor delivers images superior to cell phones and compact digital cameras, even in low light.
Compatible with all Nikon 1 lenses
Looking for variety? Two dedicated underwater lenses provide protection for your wet sports, but for everyday use, the full line of regular 1 NIKKOR lenses are compatible, giving you even more ways to express yourself through inspired images.
1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
Your rugged go-to zoom lens. Be ready for any shot with this versatile waterproof, shockproof lens designed for the Nikon 1 AW1. Capture stunning wide-angle landscapes and sharp medium-telephoto images with the 11-27.5mm (30-74mm equivalent on 35mm format) zoom range. The broad zoom range means fewer lens changes, keeping you in the action.