Nikon 1 AW1
- 14MP - 1" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 160 - 6400
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Nikon 1 Mount
- 356g - 114 x 72 x 37mm
- Revealed September 2013
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon 1 AW1 overview
Nikon 1 AW1 is Nikon's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera first announced on September of 2013. It houses a 14 MegaPixel, CMOS 1" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3072.
The 1 AW1 ranks at #93 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & all-around #418 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. Remember to check our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your personalized factors.
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Nikon 1 AW1 history
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can identify all older and latest models as well as key specs.
1 AW1 vs 1 J521MP1"20.0 fps2015
1 AW1 vs 1 S214.2MP1"60.0 fps2014
1 AW1 vs 1 J418MP1"60.0 fps2014
1 AW1 vs 1 V318MP1"60.0 fps2014
1 AW1 vs 1 J314MP1"15.0 fps2013
1 AW1 vs 1 S110MP1"15.0 fps2013
1 AW1 vs 1 V214MP1"15.0 fps2012
1 AW1 vs 1 J210MP1"10.0 fps2012
1 AW1 vs 1 V110MP1"10.0 fps2012
1 AW1 vs 1 J110MP1"10.0 fps2012
Nikon 1 AW1 Gallery
You can view the 1 AW1 from different angles in the gallery below.
Nikon 1 AW1 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of pros and cons of the Nikon 1 AW1 based on features that are typically viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Nikon 1 AW1 Sensor information
The Nikon 1 AW1 features the EXPEED 3A processor chip. The sensor spec on the Nikon 1 AW1 is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3072 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CMOS sensor has 14 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 160 to 6400. RAW files are saved therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below displays the 1 AW1's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The 1 AW1 sensor has a crop factor of 2.7 and is presented in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon 1 AW1 dimensions
Nikon 1 AW1 has a weight of 0.78 lb (356 gr / 12.56 ounces) & has exterior size of 114mm x 72mm x 37mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.5"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 gr and the Nikon 1 AW1 is on par as compared to other rivals.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Listed below is a pic of the Nikon 1 AW1 next to a soda to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view below will provide the button layout on the 1 AW1.
Nikon 1 AW1 Lens information
The 1 AW1 uses the Nikon 1 mount and has 13 lenses that you can buy. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the 1 AW1.
Nikon 1 AW1 Connectivity
The 1 AW1 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to copy files and in some cases alter settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
Several apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB port.
Nikon 1 AW1 Video information
The maximum video resolution on the Nikon 1 AW1 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance in video quality vs file size but FULL HD will not give you any room to downsample. The body doesn't feature a microphone and / or headphone jack which means that you get zero control over the sound. It is probably best to have a look at an alternative camera should you need good sound for your videos.
Nikon 1 AW1 Weather Sealing
Nikon 1 AW1 comes with weather sealing making it a very good candidate for use in challenging places. This can be particularly handy whenever you are uncertain about the elements you may face in outdoor photography.
Nikon 1 AW1 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon 1 AW1 is equipped with a 3 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder specs for Nikon 1 AW1 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be very helpful in bright outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Nikon 1 AW1 Shutter information
Nikon 1 AW1 has the ability to shoot continuously at 60.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Nikon 1 AW1 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon 1 AW1 has just in-built flash without external flash ability. The highest flash sync speed is 1/60s.
Nikon 1 AW1 Autofocus information
Nikon 1 AW1 has both Phase Detect Auto Focus plus Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & precise compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera supports Face detection which makes it valuable for portraits.
The Sensor supports 135 focus points to choose from. It also features Tracking Auto Focus for things that move. Nikon 1 AW1 has manual focusing in case it is needed in low light conditions or you require more accurate focusing control.
Nikon 1 AW1 Battery life
The battery (EN-EL20) for the Nikon 1 AW1 is designed to last for 220 images as per the CIPA standards which is less as compared to it's competitors. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini offers the highest possible (650) battery life in this class of cameras.
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Nikon 1 AW1 for different forms of photography
The following chart provides a summation of the Nikon 1 AW1 for different forms of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section below.
Nikon 1 AW1 Portrait photography features
The Nikon 1 AW1 gets a score of 60 which is modest, meaning that it is reasonably acceptable to use for portraits. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support along with the potential to utilize off-camera flash.
Nikon 1 AW1 Street photography advice
Coming in at a above average rating of 68, the Nikon 1 AW1 is a respectable pick to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Nikon 1 AW1 Sports photography information
A reasonable sports photography points total of 60 means the Nikon 1 AW1 is fairly adequate for photographing sports. A camera needs to have good focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon 1 AW1 Travel photography features
Size is super critical in getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Nikon 1 AW1 gets a nice 63 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent fit to take on your travels.
Nikon 1 AW1 Landscape photography factors
When you're looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the most important factor will be image quality. The Nikon 1 AW1 at it's very good grade of 61 for a landscape camera is a respectable choice within the current marketplace.
Nikon 1 AW1 Vlogging highlights
A vlogging camera really should offer a articulating display, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Considering everything, the Nikon 1 AW1 is simply not appropriate as a vlog camera as it gets a low score of 29.
Nikon 1 AW1 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the 1 AW1, below is a number of the top placed cameras that fall in to the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The graph followed below gives you an overview of the 1 AW1 versus it's top ranked rivals suggested earlier.
These are various other cameras you may check out as alternative options. To look at a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.