Hands-on with the Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon aw1 underwater camera

Nikon aw1 underwater camera

Today’s gadgets have a tough time standing up to the rigours of family life. Cameras are particularly susceptible. They’re made of delicate glass and electronics but we want to take them everywhere – to the beach, the snow, wherever we go with our families. The Nikon 1 AW1 provides a great solution that doesn’t sacrifice quality.

The Nikon 1 AW1 is built on the well-established Nikon 1 platform. Unlike the other cameras in the range however, it is waterproof, dustproof and shockproof. In fact it is the first rugged camera to have interchangeable lenses.

The camera is waterproof up to 15m, can be dropped from a height of 2m and can operate normally at temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius.

We took an AW1 on a recent holiday and it was great. Knowing you don’t have to worry about damaging your precious gadget means you take it with you more, which means more great photos.

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Whether you’re squeezing out the last few beach days in the school holidays, planning your winter ski trip, or just looking for a good all-round camera, the AW1 is definitely worth considering. Available nationwide for $1000 (with 11-27.5mm lens kit).

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