Nikon 1 AW1 Review

Overall Score

62

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1 CMOS Sensor
  • 160 - 6400 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 60 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 114 x 72 x 37 mm, 356g.
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Nikon 1 AW1 Overview


First introduced in September, 2013, Nikon 1 AW1 is a 14 MP Mirrorless with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Nikon 1 AW1 comes with a 13.2 x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 15.86 mm (0.62").

- Full Frame
- Nikon 1 AW1

Sensor resolution of Nikon 1 AW1 ~ 4582 x 3055 pixels.

Nikon 1 AW1 has Crop Factor: 2.73

The sensor has a surface area of 116.2 mm².

There are approximate 13,998,010 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon 1 AW1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon 1 AW1 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
RAW Support
60.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
356g Light Body
135 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
AF Face Detection
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Environmental Sealing
3 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Low Battery Life: 220 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
No External Flash
Type Scores

Nikon 1 AW1 has an Overall Score of 62/100 and ranked #137 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #307 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon 1 AW1 Scores
Imaging score
45
Features score
61
Value for money score
76
Portability score
91
Overall score
62
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
61
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
63

Physical Dimensions of Nikon 1 AW1


Nikon 1 AW1 weighs 356g and has external dimensions of 114 x 72 x 37mm (4.49 x 2.83 x 1.46"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Nikon 1 AW1 is 33 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon 1 AW1 is less by 1mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon 1 AW1
356g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon 1 AW1
37mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon 1 AW1 with the dimensions:

Nikon 1 AW1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight 1 AW1 Dimensions 1 AW1
Nikon 1 J5 Nikon 1 J5 231 g 356 g 98 x 60 x 32 mm 114 x 72 x 37 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 356 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 114 x 72 x 37 mm
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 247 g 356 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 114 x 72 x 37 mm
Nikon 1 V3 Nikon 1 V3 381 g 356 g 111 x 65 x 33 mm 114 x 72 x 37 mm
Sony Alpha a5100 Sony a5100 283 g 356 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 114 x 72 x 37 mm
Canon EOS M3 Canon M3 366 g 356 g 111 x 68 x 44 mm 114 x 72 x 37 mm
Olympus Tough TG-5 Olympus TG-5 250 g 356 g 113 x 66 x 32 mm 114 x 72 x 37 mm
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Olympus E-PL7 357 g 356 g 115 x 67 x 38 mm 114 x 72 x 37 mm

Specifications of Nikon 1 AW1


General
Brand Nikon
Model 1 AW1
Announced September, 2013
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon 1
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2.7
Number of Lenses 13
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 135
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 60.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.00
Flash Modes Fill flash, fill w/slow sync, rear curtain sync, rear w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye w/slow sync, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Area 116.2 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3072
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 160
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 220 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL20
Physical
Weight 356 g
Physical Dimensions 114 x 72 x 37 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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