Nikon Introduces World’s First Waterproof ILC

Nikon today announced the newest member of its 1 range of interchangeable lens cameras (ILC) the Nikon AW1. The AW1 is the world’s first waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dust proof ILC and features a standard 1-inch type CMOS sensor with 14.2 megapixels. It has an EXPEED 3A image processor and other standard Nikon 1 features including 15 fps continuous autofocusing, Motion snapshot and Full HD video recording.

 

Nikon today announced the newest member of its 1 range of interchangeable lens cameras (ILC) the Nikon AW1.

The AW1 is the world’s first waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dust proof ILC and features a standard 1-inch type CMOS sensor with 14.2 megapixels. It has an EXPEED 3A image processor and other standard Nikon 1 features including 15 fps continuous autofocusing, Motion snapshot and Full HD video recording.

It also features an electronic compass, GPS and GLONASS, a dual altimeter/depth gauge and a virtual horizon. There’s also a special mode designed for use when the camera is underwater. The camera has ISO up to 6400, and is capable of recording 1080 p videos.

There’s also a pop-up flash that works even when underwater. The AW1 is compatible with lenses designed for other 1-range cameras. However, these lenses are not waterproof or rugged, so Nikon also released two new lenses that will work specifically with the AW1.

On the one hand, there’s a standard 11-27.5mm kit zoom, which offers an equivalent of 30-74mm in 35mm terms. A 10mm f/2.8 prime lens is also available which features an extra layer of glass at the front with rubber sealing around the mount to protect it from water and dust.

The Nikon AW1 will be available from early October for US$799.957 with the standard 11-27.5mm lens or US$999.957 with the 10mm f/2.8 lens.

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