Nikon has just announced the world’s first waterproof and shockproof interchangeable lens camera. The Nikon 1 AW1 is durable and freezeproof, ideal for delivering high-quality images in harsh outdoor environments.
This camera is meant to go where you go and then some. The Nikon 1 AW1 is compact enough to slip into a pocket as you head off to adventure, while being powerful enough to capture memories and triumphs. Even though smartphones come equipped with built-in cameras, nothing can quite compare to the strength and versatility of a dedicated digital camera.
The Nikon 1 AW1 features an interchangeable lens system to capture those perfect moments as high-resolution photos or full HD video.
The 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 lenses are also waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof. These lenses hit that sweet spot between high-performance and portability.
“As the world’s first waterproof and shockproof Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System, the Nikon 1 AW1 offers an exciting new option for the family who seeks both exhilaration and a durable yet versatile camera to complement their active lifestyle,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.
Not to be outdone, the Nikon 1 AW1 features unique tools to enhance adventures.
The camera has built-in GPS that can identify the exact coordinates of photos and video. The AW1 also has an altimeter, depth gauge, electronic compass, and a virtual horizon indicator.
It’s as much a travel-buddy as it is a high-quality digital camera.
The Nikon 1 AW1 offers a number of controls and shooting modes that will appeal to amateur and pro photographers alike.
From automatic mode, to select scene modes, to underwater controls, the AW1 is ready for just about anywhere you’ll take it.
The Nikon 1 AW1 camera and 1 NIKKOR lenses will be available for purchase in October 2013. The one lens kit will cost $799.95, and the two lens kit will st you back $999.95.