Nikon 1 AW1 Review


Nikon 1 AW1 Review - Design


Nikon 1 AW1 angled


Available in black, white or silver, the Nikon 1 AW1 shares many similarities with its 1-series cousin, the Nikon 1 J3. Using the same 14.2MP CX-format sensor, the AW1 has an identical 160-6400 ISO range as well as other features that include 15fps continuous focusing with autofocus, an advanced Hybrid AF system, Best Moment capture, Motion Snapshot and a 3in, 921k-dot LCD screen.


Nikon 1 AW1 rear angled


As one would expect, the build is far more robust than the Nikon 1 J3 and survived our drop test onto a solid floor from waist height with barely a scratch. It does lack a rubberised grip - something that's improved with the CF-N6000 silicone jacket (£25) and AH-N6000 hand strap (£15). 


Nikon 1 AW1 hand held


While both of these accessories can transform the handling of the camera for the better, we'd rather see them built into the AW1's design than being available as optional extras.

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Features 18/20
Design 16/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 17/20
Value 17/20
Overall Score 85%

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