Now a days, nobody will be surprised to find a device waterproof , and in the case of mobile phones, this has become a trend. With cameras, the story is longer , especially with the compact, but today presents what Nikon is the first time it happens, as it offers the possibility in a model with interchangeable lenses . The first on the market with these characteristics.
We talked about the Nikon 1 AW1 , a camera based on its model Nikon 1 J1 , bet the Japanese market mirrorless interchangeable lens. If the proposal was so attractive dry – competition is great – the fact of giving resistance to shock, cold water makes it a more appealing device.
Resistance in body, goals and flash
Physically follows the line of the J1, J2 and J3 , and not have to wear any protective casing down to fifteen feet deep, goals – both developed for the occasion – and flash included. With regard to drops, shock resistant up to two meters, and runs smoothly at 10 degrees below zero temperature.
The camera is quite full connectivity, which house enough with the philosophy of it. Besides the GPS integrated and WiFi connectivity , we have lots of sensors like digital compass and accelerometer, which inform us about the altitude, depth, or horizon indicator.
Given underwater scenarios that will register the camera, thanks to Nikon have worked in special modes such as scuba or macro with white balance adjusted.
14.1-megapixel CX sensor
The party inherited from the Nikon 1 that less can appeal to the most demanding is the CX format sensor in – with an inch smaller than other mirrorless camera – that this time grows up to 14.1 megapixels . That itself is much bigger than any waterproof compact market.
Among the most important specifications of the camera, we have a sensitivity range of ISO that moves between 100 and 6400, and is a very fast camera, with bursts of 15 frames per second with autofocus , or up to 60 frames per second without. In this video, recorded at 1080p, and has slow-motion modes 400 and 1200 frames per second.
Nikon 1 AW1, price and availability
Accompanying the AW1, there are a couple of goals that have the same resistance. A 11-27.5mm(f/3.5-5.6) that would be equivalent to 30-74mm in the standard 35 mm, and a wide-angle 10mm(f/2.8), equivalent to 27 millimeters. Both lenses will also have their version without resistance.
How much it costs us up? For the camera to appear in October from 11 to 27.5 mm in the major markets of the brand, at a price of $ 800 . A second kit includes 10 mm is going to $ 1,000.
Available colors: white, black and silver. For those of you curious red in the first image is a rubber boot that will sell for extra grip and durability. In short, the Nikon 1 AW1 is presented as a fun camera , including the option of series resistance ablest market.