Capture stunning images everywhere life takes you.

Photo of a family in a colorful tent with the Nikon 1 AW1 on a strap around the dad's neck
Life doesn’t have a replay button. You need a camera that doesn’t make excuses. The Nikon 1 AW1 delivers high quality images anywhere with its tough, waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof construction. Don’t miss the perfect shot with the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate (approx. 15 fps with AF)*, and features like Slow View and Live Image Control. Shoot Full HD video and share your images wirelessly using the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter. This is the only camera you’ll need for wherever life takes you.
*Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of Sept. 9, 2013; based on Nikon research
Photo of a scuba diver and fish on a reef shot with the Nikon 1 AW1

Durability and performance for adventure

The world’s first rugged interchangeable lens camera is here

At last, stunning images from a camera you don’t need to baby. From kayaking to mountain climbing, keep the rugged Nikon 1 AW1 by your side. Waterproof to 49 feet without a bulky protective housing—carry it rafting, swimming or snorkeling. Freezeproof to 14°F and shockproof to 6.6 feet, it’s ideal for snow sports and biking. Geotag images with the built-in GPS to share on GoogleEarth™ or other GPS-based social networking sites.

Capture fleeting moments in detail

Lightning-fast focus and superior image quality in a rugged body

Never miss a memory again. Whether it’s a monster snowboard trick or your daughter’s first dance recital, trust important moments to the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate (approx. 15 fps with AF)* camera. Shooting at 60 FPS fixed focus or 15 FPS full autofocus; the Nikon 1 AW1 also features a 1-inch 14.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor for superior image quality even in low light conditions.
*Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of Sept. 9, 2013; based on Nikon research
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photo of a waterskiier shot using the Nikon 1 AW1 camera

Perfectly timed shots and real-time creativity

Adventure won’t wait, capture important memories before they're gone

Life doesn’t have a replay button, but the Nikon 1 AW1 does. Have you ever missed a photo because you pressed the shutter a split-second too late? Never again! Slow View Mode allows you to slow a clip of action and then select a perfectly timed shot. Get creative with the easy-to-use Live Image Control by simply sliding the control bar to preview effects such as Background Softening or Motion Blur.
composite photo of a rock climber, rafters, a fish underwater, sledders, a biker and people in a canoe captured with the Nikon 1 AW1

Don’t wait to share your excitement

Stay social with wireless sharing to your smartphone or Wi-Fi™ enabled devices

Share your adventures at the speed of life. The Nikon 1 AW1 isn’t just a rugged photo-taking companion; it’s ready to share your creations as well. Upload high-quality creative images and videos anytime, anywhere, to your smartphone, tablet or other Wi-Fi enabled device using the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter (sold separately), then share to social media sites, email or text to friends and family.
Photo of a couple in colorful parkas in the snow captured with the Nikon 1 AW1

Life’s exhilarating moments captured on video

Shoot dramatic Full HD Video from the middle of the action, not the sidelines

Shoot Full HD 1080p video where no interchangeable lens camera ever could before—underwater, in freezing temperatures, and in the middle of the action, so don’t hold back. The Nikon 1 AW1 is ready to multi task, shooting video while simultaneously capturing high-quality still images. Don’t worry about interrupting your video, just depress the shutter-release button at any time during HD Video recording.
photo of a girl and the same photo shot using selective color, captured with the Nikon 1 AW1

Add creativity and detail with Creative Modes and Underwater Controls

Adventures take effort. Show off those rewarding moments using Selective color, Miniature Effect and Easy Panorama; that make creating artful images and sweeping landscapes easy. Underwater White Balance delivers rich beautiful colors in the ocean, lake or the family pool.
Photo of the Nikon 1 AW1 in a gloved hand with a parent and child in the background on a mountain

Focus on the shot, not your camera

Action doesn’t wait. Don’t lose time navigating menus, especially in extreme conditions. Simple Graphic User Interface menus and Action Control, make navigating menus easy using a tilt of a gloved hand. Even more exciting, an integrated altitude indicator, depth gauge and virtual horizon add exciting details to your images.
Photo of mom, dad and son alongside a cropped photo of the mom and son, shot with the Nikon 1 AW1

Extraordinary moments deserve extraordinary quality

Relive extraordinary moments in tack-sharp detail. The Nikon 1 AW1’s 1-inch CX-format CMOS image sensor delivers images superior to cell phones and compact digital cameras, even in low light.
photo of 1 NIKKOR lenses

Compatible with all Nikon 1 lenses

Looking for variety? Two dedicated underwater lenses provide protection for your wet sports, but for everyday use, the full line of regular 1 NIKKOR lenses are compatible, giving you even more ways to express yourself through inspired images.


This camera's Wi-Fi® capability using the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
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