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Life doesn’t have a replay button. You need a camera that can keep up.

Waterproof, shockproof, and freeze-proof, the amazingly fast Nikon 1 AW1 always delivers. Whether you’re on the ski slopes, out on a yacht, or enjoying an adventure safari, this system camera is protected from accidents and the elements. And thanks to the minimalist design, you won’t look out of place at a chic city event either.

From epic adventures to everyday action, this strong and handsome system camera doesn’t miss the moments you’ll never want to forget.


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Key features


Waterproof (to 15 m)*, shockproof (from heights of up to 2 m)**, freeze-proof (to -10°C), and dustproof***, this camera is ready for your every stylish adventure.


Strong and irresistible

A stunning combination of robust functionality with minimalist design, this camera looks as chic in the city as it does on the ski slopes.

Strong and irresistible

1 NIKKOR AW lenses

On land or under the water, two dedicated water- and shockproof lenses ensure versatility, precision, and style are yours wherever you go.

1 NIKKOR AW lenses

Shoot at the speed of life

Capture full-resolution images of fast-moving subjects at up to 15 frames-per-second (fps), or focus on one spot and shoot at up to 60 fps.****

Shoot at the speed of life

Step up on quality

Trust your memories to a camera that can deliver. The powerful CX-format CMOS image sensor delivers superior images, even in low light.

Step up on quality

Spot-on shooting

Spot-on shooting

The Nikon 1 advanced hybrid AF (autofocus) system focuses so fast you can shoot the action without delay. Capture precisely focused photos and movies, every time—even in low light.

Superior image quality

Superior image quality

The CX-format CMOS sensor offers a 14.2-megapixel resolution, and the ISO range goes up to 6400 for beautiful low-light detail.

Action control

Action control

A whole new dimension to shooting ease, even when you’re wearing gloves. Simply hold down the Action Control button, then tilt the camera to adjust settings or review what you’ve captured.

Track your adventures: Support for GPS and GLONASS means you can record your exact location in the image data (EXIF).

Instant sharing: Send photos straight from the camera to your smartphone or tablet***** using the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter. Easily share your adventures or preview images on a larger screen.

Movie magic: Get the best of two worlds and capture full-resolution photos (aspect ratio 3:2) while filming a Full HD movie. Just press the shutter-release to snap the photo; movie recording is not affected.

Where are you? Track your altitude or underwater depth with the dual altimeter/depth gauge. Check your position with the electronic compass and use the virtual horizon to avoid photos with sloping lines.

Advanced Movie Mode: Select Advanced Movie Mode, and you can effortlessly change manual exposure settings to set shutter speed and aperture before or during shooting. Or you can film with a smaller frame size and achieve dramatic effects in extreme slow motion.

Motion Snapshot: Show more of a moment and bring your stills to life in just one click. The camera creates an easy-to-share “living image” by capturing a moment in time as a short, slow-motion movie that ends with a high-resolution photo.

EXPEED 3A: Nikon’s next-generation dual-processing engine processes data at incredible speed for unparalleled performance in any situation. It easily handles the camera’s many processor-intensive tasks, such as high-speed continuous shooting and simultaneous recording of photos and movies.

Best Moment Capture: Always get the best shot. Slow View captures up to 20 continuous shots and simultaneously displays them in slow motion on the LCD screen, so you can select the exact moment you want to keep. Smart Photo Selector takes up to 20 high-resolution images and recommends up to five of the best.

Live Image Control: The quick, easy way to enhance your photos before you take them. Instinctively adjust settings to freeze action, tweak lighting, or blur backgrounds—you can see the effect your changes will have in real time on the LCD monitor.

Creative Mode: Apply filters and effects to still images before you shoot, and access PSAM shooting modes for total control. Try the underwater settings for some undersea artistry and reproduce colours beneath the ocean, lake, or pool in all their natural beauty.

Easy outdoor shooting: Extra space between control buttons facilitates easier operation when wearing gloves. The non-slip grip ensures a firm hold, and the Outdoor display mode makes menus clearer and easier to read when shooting under bright sunlight or in murky underwater conditions.

Outdoor style: The stainless steel front panel adds a touch of class. Rubber seals at critical locations and an O-ring on the lens mount protect the camera system from water and dust. Double-lock battery and USB/HDMI compartment covers reduce the chance of accidental opening.

Waterproof pop-up flash: Waterproof to 15 m, the built-in, compact flash unit illuminates the details of subjects you can get close to, like coral. On land, illuminate subjects up to 6 m away from the camera.

Expandable system: Looking for variety? There are plenty of ways to get more out of your Nikon 1. Two dedicated water- and shockproof 1 NIKKOR AW lenses are as handsome and robust as the camera. For even more possibilities, the complete range of 1 NIKKOR lenses is compatible with the Nikon 1 AW1, and you can use a NIKKOR DSLR lens in combination with the FT1 mount adapter.

Waterproof accessories: Tough, waterproof straps keep your Nikon 1 AW1 safe and within reach. A removable camera grip allows a firm grasp even when you’re shooting in extreme environments. A silicone jacket protects the edges of the camera from scratches, so you can keep it looking good as new.


* In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) waterproof performance; with a waterproof 1 NIKKOR lens attached.
** Has passed in-house tests to MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock standard; with a waterproof 1 NIKKOR lens attached. Shockproof performance not guaranteed when the built-in flash is raised.
*** In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 6 (IP6X) dustproof performance; with a waterproof 1 NIKKOR lens attached.
**** Based on Nikon performance tests, the Nikon 1 AW1 can shoot full-size images at approximately 60 fps for up to 20 frames, when focus mode is set to AF-S, and focus and exposure for the first frame is fixed. With autofocus tracking on, you can shoot at approximately 15 fps for up to 22 frames.
***** Compatible with smart devices using Android™ OS and iOS. A Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility that can be downloaded free from Google Play™ and iTunes® must be installed on the smart device prior to use.


Technical Specifications

Product nameNikon 1 AW1
TypeDigital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mountNikon waterproof 1 mount
Effective angle of viewApprox. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Effective pixels14.2 million
Image sensor13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
Storage - Image size (pixels)Still images (auto, best moment capture, and all creative modes other than Easy panorama; aspect ratio 3 : 2): 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 2304, 2304 x 1536. Still images (Normal panorama, camera panned horizontally; aspect ratio 120 : 23): 4800 x 920. Still images (Normal panorama, camera panned vertically; aspect ratio 8 : 25): 1536 x 4800. Still images (Wide panorama, camera panned horizontally; aspect ratio 240 : 23): 9600 x 920. Still images (Wide panorama, camera panned vertically; aspect ratio 4 : 25): 1536 x 9600. Still images (taken during movie recording, aspect ratio 3 : 2): 4608 x 3072 (1080/60i, 1080/30p), 1280 x 856 (720/60p, 720/30p). Still images (Motion Snapshots; aspect ratio 16 : 9): 4608 x 2592
Storage file formatsNEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed. JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression. NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control SystemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
MediaSD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
File systemDCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Shooting modesAuto; creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M, underwater, night landscape, night portrait, backlighting, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, and selective colour; best moment capture (slow view and Smart Photo Selector), advanced movie (HD -P, S, A, M only- and slow motion), Motion Snapshot
Shutter typeElectronic shutter
Shutter speed1/16,000-30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb. Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Flash sync speedSynchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower
Release - ModeSingle frame, continuous. Self-timer
Frame advance rateApprox. 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s
Exposure meteringTTL metering using image sensor
Metering methodMatrix. Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame. Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
ModeP programmed auto with flexible program; S shutter-priority auto; A aperture-priority auto; M manual; scene auto selector
Exposure compensation-3 - +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at metered value when shutter-release button is pressed halfway
ISO sensitivityISO 160-6400 in steps of 1 EV; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 160-6400, 160-3200, 160-800) available (user controlled when P, S, A, M, or underwater is selected in creative mode)
Active D-LightingOn, off
AutofocusHybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); full-time AF (AF-F). Manual focus (MF)
AF-area modeSingle-point, single-point (center), auto-area, subject tracking
AF-area modeSingle-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF. Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF)
Face-priority AFOn, off
Built-in flashManual pop-up
Guide NumberApprox. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
Controli-TTL flash control using image sensor
ModeFill flash, red-eye reduction, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear curtain + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation-3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White balanceAuto, underwater, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie - meteringTTL metering using image sensor
Metering methodMatrix. Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame. Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rateHD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) - 1920 x 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s1) - 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) - 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) - 1280 x 720/30p (29.97 fps) - Slow-motion movies (aspect ratio 8 : 3) - 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) - 320 x 120/1200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) - Motion Snapshot (aspect ratio 16 : 9) - 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps). 1 Sensor output is about 60 fps.
Storage file formatsMOV
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording formatAAC
Movie - audio recording deviceBuilt-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie and panorama playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
HDMI outputType C mini-pin HDMI connector
Electronic compass16 headings (with 3-axis accelerometer attitude correction and automatic offset adjustment)
GPS - location dataReceiving frequency: 1575.4200 MHz (GPS)/1598.0625-1605.3750 MHz (GLONASS). Geodesics: WGS84
AltimeterOperating range approximately -500 - +4500 m (-1640 - +14,764 ft)
Depth gaugeOperating range approximately 0-20 m (0-65.6 ft)
Supported languagesArabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
BatteryOne rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery
AC adapterEH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket1/4-in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 113.3 x 71.5 x 37.5 mm (4.5 x 2.9 x 1.5 in.), excluding projections
WeightApprox. 356 g (12.6 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap or O-ring protector; approx. 313 g (11.1 oz), camera body only
Operating environment - temperature-10 °C - +40 °C (+14 °F - 104 °F) on land, 0 °C - +40 °C (+32 °F - 104 °F) in water
Operating environment - humidity85% or less (no condensation)
Shockproof performance **1Has passed in-house tests 3 to MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock standard
Waterproof performance2In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) waterproofing; can be used at depths of up to 15 m (49 ft) for up to 60 minutes
Operating depth2Maximum 15 m (49 ft)
Dustproof performance2In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 6 (IP6X) dust-proofing
Supplied accessoriesBF-N2000 body cap, PA-N1000 O-ring protector, WP-O2000 O-ring, EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-27 battery charger, AN-N1000 strap (intended exclusively for use on land), WP-G1000 Silicon grease, UC-E19 USB cable, ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator CD, Reference manual CD
  1. Does not apply when built-in flash is raised.
  2. With special-purpose waterproof lens attached.
  3. Using a test method derived from MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock, the product is dropped from a height of 200 cm (6.6 ft) onto a plywood surface 5 cm (2 in.) thick. Exterior deformation and surface damage are not tested. These in-house tests do not constitute blanket guarantees of invulnerability to damage or destruction.


Zoom Lens Kit

On land or under the water, this tough and stylish Zoom Lens Kit delivers superb versatility and precision. Protected against the elements and minor accidents, the water-, shock-, and freeze-proof 1 NIKKOR AW 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6 zoom lens and Nikon 1 AW1 camera ensure you have the power to capture great photo- or movie-moments wherever you are.

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Double Lens Kit

The Double Lens Kit with the tough and stylish 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens and 1 NIKKOR AW 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6 zoom lens makes for a powerful and flexible combination. Experiment with dramatic wide-angles or zoom into subjects from a distance. Both lenses and the Nikon 1 AW1 camera are water-, shock-, and freeze-proof, so you have the perfect camera system with which to capture the best of your adventures literally anywhere.