Nikon 1 AW1 vs Sony W320 Overview
Below is a detailed review of the Nikon 1 AW1 vs Sony W320, one being a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the latter is a Ultracompact by rivals Nikon and Sony. The sensor resolution of the 1 AW1 (14MP) and the W320 (14MP) is pretty close but the 1 AW1 (1") and W320 (1/2.3") feature different sensor measurements.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The 1 AW1 was launched 3 years later than the W320 and that is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras offer different body type with the Nikon 1 AW1 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Sony W320 being a Ultracompact camera.
Before we go straight into a full comparison, below is a brief overview of how the 1 AW1 matches up against the W320 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.
Nikon 1 AW1 vs Sony W320 Key Specs
- 14MP - 1" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 160 - 6400
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Nikon 1 Mount
- 356g - 114 x 72 x 37mm
- Announced September 2013
- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 3200
- 640 x 480 video
- 26-105mm (F2.7-5.7) lens
- 117g - 93 x 52 x 17mm
- Introduced January 2010
Nikon 1 AW1 vs Sony W320 Physical Comparison
In case you're going to carry your camera often, you will want to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Nikon 1 AW1 features exterior measurements of 114mm x 72mm x 37mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.5") and a weight of 356 grams (0.78 lbs) whilst the Sony W320 has dimensions of 93mm x 52mm x 17mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.7") and a weight of 117 grams (0.26 lbs).Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you choose at that time. Underneath is the front view over all size comparison of the 1 AW1 vs the W320.
Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the 1 AW1 and W320 is 86 and 97 respectively.
Nikon 1 AW1 vs Sony W320 Sensor Comparison
Quite often, it can be difficult to visualize the difference in sensor sizing merely by going through specifications. The visual underneath will help give you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the 1 AW1 and W320.
To sum up, the 2 cameras have got the exact same megapixels albeit different sensor sizing. The 1 AW1 uses the bigger sensor which will make obtaining shallower DOF easier. The more modern 1 AW1 provides a benefit in sensor technology.