Nikon AW1 - World's first Waterproof Interchangeable-lens Digital Camera

AW1 is Nikon's new world's first waterproof interchangeable-lens camera. The AW1 is waterp...

AW1 is Nikon's new world's first waterproof interchangeable-lens camera. The AW1 is waterproof down to 49-feet deep without any protective housing. While the camera technically works with any Nikon 1 series lens, it's only waterproof when you're using one of two new lenses: The AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and the AW 10mm f/2.8. The camera will sell in a kit with the 11-27.5 lens for $800, or in a two-lens kit with both optics sets for $1000. Considering the waterproof housing Nikon offers for its J1 and J2 1-series cameras costs more that $500 on its own, the price of the total package seems pretty reasonable. Additionally, the AW1 is shockproof so that it'll survive a drop of up to 6.6-feet without breaking. And in a nice touch, the pop-up flash is waterproof and works underwater. The AW1 uses 14.2-megapixel and one-inch image sensor found on the J3. [Buy/ Pre Order here




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