The Nikon AW1 waterproof mirrorless camera
Nikon has recently unveiled the brand new Nikon AW1 camera, the world’s first rugged, waterproof mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Besides this major announcement, the company has also released AW versions of its 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and 10mm f/2.8 lenses that are both shock and waterproof.
The Nikon 1 AW1 will carry a 14.2MP CX -format CMOS sensor boasting 73-point AF array, an ISO range of 160 to 6400 and up to 15 frames per second (with AF on) or 60 frames person second (focus locked) of continuous shooting. On the video side of things the AW1 has full HD (1080P) video recording capabilities but with one stand-out feature: 400fps or 12000 fps slow motion video capture.
For use underwater (where Nikon hopes to make a splash with photographers), the AW1 borrows from the COOLPIX AW110 and equips the AW1 will come with a gyroscopic sensor that allows you to adjust certain controls by waving the camera.
The AW1′s Underwater White Balance program will allow for adjustments through one of three program options: standard, scuba, and close up. he Nikon 1 AW1 will be released along with two new Nikkor lenses: the AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and AW 10mm f/2.8. Both lenses are rated to be submerged up to 49-feet, dropped from about 6.6-feet, and operate in the cold down to 14-degrees as well.