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Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Camera + Nikkor 1 Lens 11-27.5mm (Silver) $789.00
Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Camera + Nikkor 1 Lens 11-27.5mm (White) $789.00

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Product Summary

  • 14.2 million pixels @ 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
  • 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
  • Approx. 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps
  • 1080p full HD
  • ISO 160-6400 in steps of 1 EV
  • Waterproof up to 15m
  • Built-in flash
  • Approx. 2.7x lens focal length
  • 2m shockproof
  • Performance at -10ºC
  • 2 Years Genuine Warranty with Nikon Australia

The Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Camera + Nikkor 1 Lens 11-27.5mm is the world’s first shockproof, dustproof and waterproof interchangeable lens camera. You can use it anywhere you want - from tropical reefs to diamond slopes to bustling city streets. Count on the beauty of capturing the best images with its 14.2 million pixels @ 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format). View those moments from the very clear 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment. Now with approximately 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps and ISO 160-6400 in steps of 1 EV, you will now be able to produce the most unique consecutive frames that you never had before. If you are into adventures or always outdoors travelling, this product is versatile enough to withstand any weather. It is 2m shockproof and waterproof up to 15m, and it can make the same performance at -10ºC as well! If the problem is the scene with dark spots, Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Camera + Nikkor 1 Lens 11-27.5mm has a built-in flash that will illuminate those scenes!

Product Features in Detail

Waterproof up to 15m
Discover the world of underwater photography with the Nikon 1 AW1’s waterproof capabilities. Featuring an Auto Distortion Control for correcting barrel and pin cushion distortion, the Nikon 1 AW1 lets you explore depths of up to 15 metres and capture images in exquisite detail all the way. Its built-in pop-up flash also delivers stunning images even in the darks of the water. Take your underwater photography to new heights with any of the two waterproof lenses that are designed to complement the new Nikon 1 AW1.

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.

2m shockproof
The Nikon 1 AW1 is built for action. It is fully dustproof and can survive falls from as high as 2 metres. The Nikon 1 AW1 features a built-in electronic compass and a host of other gauges. So while you’re exploring the world, you can easily log your travels by saving information including GPS location, altitude, direction and more to your images.

Performance at -10ºC
The Nikon 1 AW1 is your perfect companion when it comes to icy adventures. Controls are designed for easy access with gloves on. For quick one-hand operation, the innovative Action Control allows you to access assigned functions by simply tilting the camera.

Exceptional imaging performance
Equipped with a 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor, the Nikon 1 AW1 offers superior image quality even in dimly-lit surroundings with its ISO range of 160- 6400. Its Advanced Hybrid Autofocus System also combines the best of phase-detection and contrast-detection to provide you with the optimal focus speed and accuracy for photos and videos.

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.

Sleek luxury design
With its premium metallic exterior, the Nikon 1 AW1 is designed with style in mind. The 3-inch monitor offers high resolution (approximately 921k-dot) and contrast to deliver sharp details both indoors or outdoors. The Nikon 1 AW1 comes in leather-tone black, lustre white and stainless-steel silver.

Create breathtaking videos in HD
The Nikon 1 AW1 gives you the freedom to capture gorgeous videos in any environment – all in 1080p full HD. Add a splash of dramatic effects to your videos by recording them in slow-motion. The Nikon 1 AW1 also enables you to capture still images without interfering with movie recording.

Limitless possibilities
The Nikon 1 system opens up a world of creative possibilities. The camera is compatible with all existing 1 NIKKOR lenses and a range of accessories. In addition, the two new all-environment lenses, 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f3.5-5.6 and 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f2.8, have been specially designed for the Nikon 1 AW1. For more natural lighting, pair it with the LED Light LD-1000 that offers continuous illumination.

Versatile waterproof and shockproof interchangeable lens camera
Don't just love life. Live it with Nikon 1 AW1. Stylish, fun and boasting a durability that belies its great looks, this new addition to Nikon 1 Series is waterproof down to 15 m (49 ft)*, can withstand drops from up to 2 m (6.6 ft)†, and operates in sub-freezing temperatures‡. Wherever life leads, you'll always be ready to capture all those unforgettable moments along the way.

A knock-around partner for all your adventures
Excitement is what Nikon 1 AW1 is all about, and it's tough enough to take the occasional bumps and grinds you may encounter along the way. With the ability to withstand drops of up to 2 m (6.6 ft)* and still come up shooting, you can sling the camera over your shoulder and be assured of recording all the action wherever you go. On a rough mountain trail, climbing rocky cliffs or braving a raging surf, Nikon 1 AW1 is always ready to capture the moment.

Be prepared to catch each memory
Be ready for life’s spontaneous moments. With the 2.5x zoom range of the 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens, you can shift from flattering candid portraits to stunning landscapes in an instant without changing lenses, even in extreme conditions. The lens is Ideal for outdoor adventures, snorkeling, boating, family events, or anytime you want versatility paired with rugged hassle-free performance.

Superior low-light performance that won’t leave you in the dark
Express yourself creatively. Capture tack-sharp action shots and beautiful portraits in a variety of light with the wide aperture range of the 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. The f/3.5 maximum aperture delivers the fast shutter speeds needed for action shots or low-light occasions, such as at sunset. The shallow depth-of-field creates portraits with velvety-soft backgrounds.

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.

 Included in the Box

     Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Camera + Nikkor 1 Lens 11-27.5mm
     BF-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
     12 months with Nikon Australia - plus an extra 12 months if product is registered online at

 Warranty Information

     The Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Camera + Nikkor 1 Lens 11-27.5mm comes with 12 months with Nikon Australia
     -plus an extra 12 months if product is registered online at
     Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
     Camera Warehouse does not ‘Grey Import’ products or participate in 'Grey Market' or 'Parallel Import' activities.


Tech Specs

Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Camera + Nikkor 1 Lens 11-27.5mm

Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses

Lens mount
Nikon waterproof 1 mount

Effective angle of view
Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)

Effective pixels
14.2 million

Image sensor
13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)

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

File format
NEF (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 system
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls

SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards

File system
DCF (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 modes
Auto; 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 color; best moment capture (slow view and Smart Photo Selector), advanced movie (HD -P, S, A, M only- and slow motion), Motion Snapshot

Shutter Type
Electronic shutter

Shutter Speed
1/16,000-30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes

Flash sync speed
Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower

Single frame, Continuous, Self-timer

Frame advance rate
Approx. 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps

2 s, 5 s, 10 s

Exposure Metering
TTL metering using image sensor

Metering method
Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area

P 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 lock
Luminosity locked at metered value when shutter-release button is pressed halfway

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 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-Lighting
On, off

Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator

Lens servo
Autofocus (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 mode
Single-point, single-point (center), auto-area, subject tracking

Focus area
Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas

Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF)

Face priority
On, off

Built-in flash
Manual pop-up

Guide Number (GN)
Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)

i-TTL flash control using image sensor

Fill 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 indicator
Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged

White balance
Auto, underwater, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning

TL metering using image sensor

Metering method
Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area

Frame size (pixels)/recording rate
HD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9)
     1920 x 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s*) 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)
     * Sensor output is about 60 fps.

File format

Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Audio recording format

Audio recording device
Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable

7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment

Full-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

Hi-Speed USB

HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector

Electronic compass
16 headings (with 3-axis accelerometer attitude correction and automatic offset adjustment)

Location data
Receiving frequency: 1575.4200 MHz (GPS)/1598.0625-1605.3750 MHz (GLONASS) Geodesics: WGS84

Operating range approximately -500 - +4500 m (-1640 - +14,764 ft)

Depth gauge
Operating range approximately 0-20 m (0-65.6 ft)

Supported languages
Arabic, 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

One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery

AC adapter
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)

Tripod socket
1/4-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

Approx. 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

-10 °C - +40 °C (+14 °F - 104 °F) on land, 0 °C - +40 °C (+32 °F - 104 °F) in water

85% or less (no condensation)

Shockproof performance *1 *2
Has passed in-house tests *3 to MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock standard

Waterproof performance *2
In-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 depth *2
Maximum 15 m (49 ft)

Dustproof performance *2
In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 6 (IP6X) dust-proofing

*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.
Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F).



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