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Nikon1 AW1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Silver)
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Large clear LCD (6)
  • Great resolution (4)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (3)
  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (4)
  • Sports/action (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bad (in agood way) little camera

By prgault

from Florida

About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Small / Compact
  • Toughness

Cons

  • No Viewfinder

Best Uses

  • Hiking Kayaking
  • Travel

Comments about 1 AW1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Black):

I carry this camera (with a khaki silicon cover) everywhere and am very pleased so far with the performance and toughness. It feels really solid and well built.
I shoot mainly aperture priority, but have tried a few of the auto and other settings with good results. While I have washed it a few times with no problems, it has not been underwater yet. From my experience with other underwater cameras the seals seem as good or better so I don't anticipate any problems...

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  • No

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(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By Logs the runner

from Kalamazoo

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Great Resolution
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 1 AW1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (White):

      Great product, can't wait to test it in the elements.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Easy-to-use camera for underwater use!

      By Tony

      from Glen Ellyn, IL

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about 1 AW1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Black):

      I took the AW1 on a cruise and used it for three snorkel dives. The camera takes great photos and videos in and out of the water.

      My only problem was the flash stopped working after the first water use and as of today, it's been with Nikon longer than I had it in my possession. I hope I get it back before my next trip.

      I still stand behind Nikon and the camera, as this is my first Nikon product failure in over 40 years of using their equipment (film cameras, DSLRs, CoolPix cameras, manual and AF lenses and binoculars).

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      • No

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      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Nikon Camera!!!!

      By Photoman

      from Stockton,CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Battery Life
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about 1 AW1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Black):

      It very very cool, it does everything you ever need in a Pro camera without the Pro price. I love it it great.

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      • No

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      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nikon AW 1 in white a great UW camera!

      By DaveyJ

      from Adirondacks, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about 1 AW1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (White):

        We have used our Nikon AW 1 from Key West with the sharks to the Adirondacks in the cold winter! A beautiful little camera. Our videos with it are on UTube! This is one amazing camera. Hopefully it will come to have a 6-15mm UW zoom lens in a while that has the O Rings etc. Buy it with B&H's Smart Buy as this is a underwater camera! We developed some gadgets for holding while free diving. Also Nocturnal Lighting from B&H helps in night snorkeling. A step above Go Pro due to the bigger sensor. The LCD screen is awesome under water. I have owned 33 underwater cameras and THIS is the single best buy for that use. On land it is small, friendly, convenient. Maybe the image is close to but not quite up the say a Nikon D3300. The video performance of the AW 1 is VERY good!

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        (18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        The controls stopped with the first rain

        By Pumaphile

        from Everglades

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom
        • No Viewfinder
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Wet Locations I Hope

        Comments about 1 AW1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (White):

        The quality of the pictures and video are very good for this price range of camera. Having raw files is a great benefit. Unfortunately the first time the camera was out in a light rain the controls stopped working. Nikon has repaired it for no charge. Sure hope that it can stand up to the weather now.

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        • No

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        (38 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for my intended purposes

        By kevinnovakphoto

        from Panama City Beach, FL

        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action

        Comments about 1 AW1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Silver):

        I bought this strictly for in-water use--mainly surfing photos.
        The first time out, it performed great.
        Handled well, very fast and accurate focus and good color and contrast.
        I just wish that Lightroom had the RAW codec for this model. It does not handle backlit jpegs very well. I was unable to do a good job of recovering shadow detail. The codec should be in the next Adobe update.

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        • No

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