Nikon 1 AW1
Visor de olho
Perfeito para esportes e viagem, pequeno, compacto, resistente e leve.
Só faltou o visor de olho... acho importante.
February 25, 2014
Need a True Nikonos Replacement - Good to 140'
The new AW1 has grabbed my attention, but falls very short for almost all recreational diving. Most dives NEVER end at 49' (unless that's the true bottom). Please give us a true, modern, digital, diving camera system that is good to 140'. I miss the compactness, simplicity, and rugged performance of my Nikonos V w/ dual strobes and Nikonos15mm lens. My current Aquatica housed Nikon D7000 is far too big and complicated for most diving and my Nikonos V w/ Fuji Astia film delivered far better images. Add current and other diving challanges and I'll take my Nikonos V any day....except I can no longer get it or my lenses serviced. I do like the convenience of digital vs. traveling w/ film.
This is not an old school rant....I love new technology. However, while the AW1 is great in concept it is short on serious diving performance. Sadly, many diving photographers today seem to be happy w/ a GoPro. I too own two of those. I just returned from our annual diving trip to Maui and there were not nearly as many serious diving photographers as there used to be. Many of those seem to have traded their Nikonos V system for GoPros or point and shoot housed cameras. I fear someday may $7000+ housed DSLR will become extinct as well......not good.
November 18, 2014
A failed experiment
As a marine biologist who began his career with the Nikonos system, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the AW1. It was not available in India, and I picked up on my very first trip the US. It seemed like the perfect fit, in spite of the slightly fiddly controls. Within a few days of taking the camera to the reef, the screen began fogging, followed by the lens fogging and, within two weeks, the camera flooding completely. This, despite taking every precaution in terms of diving limits etc. To add insult to injury, the service centre in India essentially wrote off the camera without offering any alternatives, suggesting that taking it for a dive a day was pushing the proscribed limits of the camera. This has been one of my worst experiences with Nikon and I sincerely hope that Nikon sets this right if they want to continue with this line. As it stands, this camera is certainly not the all-weather camera it is represented to be, and I won't be surprised if Nikon discontinues it pretty soon as experiences like mine become increasingly common.
March 13, 2015