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Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon 1 J1

Portability
86
Imaging
44
Features
62
Overall
51
Nikon 1 AW1 front
 
Nikon 1 J1 front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
56
Overall
46

Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon 1 J1 Key Specs

Nikon 1 AW1
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon 1 Mount
  • 356g - 114 x 72 x 37mm
  • Launched September 2013
Nikon 1 J1
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon 1 Mount
  • 234g - 106 x 61 x 30mm
  • Released January 2012
  • Updated by Nikon 1 J2
Photography Glossary

Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon 1 J1 Overview

In this article, we will be looking at the Nikon 1 AW1 versus Nikon 1 J1, both Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and both of them are created by Nikon. There is a sizeable difference among the image resolutions of the 1 AW1 (14MP) and 1 J1 (10MP) but they possess the same exact sensor size (1").

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The 1 AW1 was unveiled 21 months after the 1 J1 which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before we go through a complete comparison, below is a quick summary of how the 1 AW1 matches up vs the 1 J1 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon 1 AW1 over the Nikon 1 J1

 1 AW1 1 J1 
ReleasedSeptember 2013January 2012Newer by 21 months
Screen resolution921k460kClearer screen (+461k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon 1 J1 over the Nikon 1 AW1

 1 J1 1 AW1 

Common features in the Nikon 1 AW1 and Nikon 1 J1

 1 AW1 1 J1 
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Missing Touch screen

Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon 1 J1 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to travel with your camera, you're going to have to consider its weight and volume. The Nikon 1 AW1 comes with external measurements of 114mm x 72mm x 37mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.5") along with a weight of 356 grams (0.78 lbs) while the Nikon 1 J1 has sizing of 106mm x 61mm x 30mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.2") having a weight of 234 grams (0.52 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are utilising at that time. The following is the front view sizing comparison of the 1 AW1 against the 1 J1.

Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon 1 J1 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the 1 AW1 and 1 J1 is 86 and 91 respectively.

Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon 1 J1 top view buttons comparison

Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon 1 J1 Sensor Comparison

Often, its difficult to imagine the difference in sensor dimensions just by looking through specifications. The picture underneath will give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the 1 AW1 and 1 J1.

Plainly, the 2 cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different megapixels. You should count on the Nikon 1 AW1 to provide you with greater detail having an extra 4MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop pictures a little more aggressively. The more modern 1 AW1 should have a benefit when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon 1 J1 sensor size comparison

Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon 1 J1 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon 1 J1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon 1 AW1 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon 1 J1 as a Portrait photography camera
59
you can focus manually
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
includes face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
no external flash support
48
you can focus manually
good sensor size (1")
supports RAW formats
external flash not possible
low resolution sensor (10MP)
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Street Comparison

Nikon 1 AW1 as a Street photography camera
Nikon 1 J1 as a Street photography camera
67
good sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
weather sealing
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
69
good sensor size (1")
supports RAW formats
lighter than average in class (234g)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon 1 AW1 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon 1 J1 as a Sports photography camera
59
high max frames per second (60.0 frames per second)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
includes tracking focus
weather sealing
supports phase detect autofocus
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery power (220 shots)
48
silent shutter (1/16,000s)
good sensor size (1")
features tracking autofocus
sensor has phase detect autofocus
lack of image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10MP)
low battery pack (230 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Nikon 1 AW1 Travel photography features
Nikon 1 J1 Travel photography features
63
weather sealing
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
missing Timelapse recording
not so great battery power (220 shots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
60
lighter than average in class (234g)
built-in flash
low battery pack (230 per charge)
low resolution sensor (10MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon 1 AW1 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon 1 J1 as a Landscape photography camera
61
you can focus manually
change lenses (Nikon 1 mount)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
weather sealing
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery power (220 shots)
missing Timelapse recording
56
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Nikon 1 mount)
decent sized screen (3")
good sensor size (1")
supports RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10MP)
low battery pack (230 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon 1 AW1
Vlogging with Nikon 1 J1
29
includes face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
missing microphone socket
30
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than average in class (234 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
missing external microphone port
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Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon 1 J1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon 1 AW1 and Nikon 1 J1
 Nikon 1 AW1Nikon 1 J1
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon 1 AW1 Nikon 1 J1
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Launched 2013-09-19 2012-01-20
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by EXPEED 3A -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1" 1"
Sensor measurements 13.2 x 8.8mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 116.2mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3072 3872 x 2592
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 160 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 135 135
Lens
Lens support Nikon 1 Nikon 1
Number of lenses 13 13
Crop factor 2.7 2.7
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 921k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech TFT LCD TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Max silent shutter speed - 1/16000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 60.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.00 m (at ISO 100) 5.00 m
Flash settings Fill flash, fill w/slow sync, rear curtain sync, rear w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye w/slow sync, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash sync 1/60 secs 1/60 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 240 (400 fps), 320 x 120 (1200 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 1072 x 720 (60 fps) 640 x 240 (400), 320 x 120 (1200)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Optional None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 356 grams (0.78 pounds) 234 grams (0.52 pounds)
Dimensions 114 x 72 x 37mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.5") 106 x 61 x 30mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 51 56
DXO Color Depth rating 20.2 21.5
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.9 11.0
DXO Low light rating 428 372
Other
Battery life 220 shots 230 shots
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL20 EN-EL20
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 secs) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots 1 1
Launch price $0 $625