Nikon has this week added a new addition to their range of mirrorless camera, in the form of the newly launched Nikon AW1. The Nikon AW1 is the very first digital waterproof interchangeable-lens camera, and is waterproof down to a depth of 49 feet, without the need to use any protective housing of any kind.
Other features of the new Nikon AW1 include 14.2-megapixel CX-format sensor and 6400 top ISO, along with 1080p video capture. The Nikon AW1 waterproof features will only work when used with one of two lenses currently available, the AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and the AW 10mm f/2.8.
However standard 1-series lenses will also still fit on the Nikon AW1 using an adapter but do not offer the waterproof and shock resistance that allows the camera to be dropped from a height of up to 6.6-feet without breaking.
“The Nikon 1 AW1 is equipped with an action control function that enables quick and easy operation such as switching between menu screens, and a Control lock function that prevents accidental operation when wearing gloves, as well as built-in electronic compass, altimeter, depth gauge, virtual horizon display, and location data functions that can be used to create logs tracking depth or position.
It also offers a number of unique functions that make outdoor shooting easier, including an Outdoor display option that makes the display easier to read outdoors or wherever ambient lighting is bright. “