Nikon Releases First Waterproof and Shockproof Compact-System Camera

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The Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon Canada today released the Nikon 1 AW1, the world’s first waterproof (up to 14.9 m) and shockproof (up to 2 m) compact system camera. This durable and versatile camera is also freezeproof (down to -10 degrees Celsius) and is equipped with outdoor-friendly features to capture amazing photos and stunning Full HD (1080p) videos. Nikon also introduced two new waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof lenses: the 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5 mm f/3.5-5.6 and 1 NIKKOR AW 10 mm f/2.8.

Key features of the Nikon 1 AW1
– Waterproof (up to 14.9m), shockproof (up to 2m), freezeproof (down to -10 degrees Celsius)
– 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor
– Full HD 1080p videos
– ISO range of 160-6400
– Built-in GPS technology, altimeter, depth gauge, electronic compass and a virtual horizon indicator
– Waterproof pop-up flash
– 15 frames-per-second (fps) shooting rate with continuous AF and continuous shooting at 60 fps
– Action Control to allow users to control certain functions of the camera simply by swinging it in the air
– Underwater controls that adjust the camera’s settings to deliver optimal results based on the type of activity in which users are participating
– Compatible with Nikon’s optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter (sold separately) for wireless transfer to smart devices

The 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 lens

Key features of the 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and AW 10mm f/2.8 lenses
– Waterproof (up to 14.9m), shockproof (up to 2m), freezeproof (down to -10 degrees Celsius)
– The 11-27.5mm lens packs a 2.5x zoom, ideal for capturing landscapes and portraiture
– The 10mm lens with fast aperture of f/2.8 provides a wide angle of view for capturing everything from sweeping landscapes to close-up action that fills the frame

Nikon also introduced new accessory skins for the Nikon 1 AW 1, 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 lens.

For adventurers looking for flexibility to swap lenses in environments with extreme temperature and humidity changes, Nikon has developed a new filter attachment, the AW 40.5 Filter NC, to effectively combat the common occurrence of condensation.

Nikon has also announced the development of the SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight for optimal image-capture underwater or in extreme low-light conditions.

Price and Availability

The Nikon 1 AW1 will be available as a one-lens kit with the 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and as a two-lens kit with the 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6  and 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 lenses.

The Nikon 1 AW1 kit with the 11-27.5mm lens is scheduled to be available in October 2013 at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $849.95.

The Nikon 1 AW1 two-lens kit with the 11-27.5mm and 10mm lenses is scheduled to be available in October 2013 at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers at an MSRP of $1,049.95.

The 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 lens is scheduled to be available in October 2013 at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers at an MSRP of $329.95.

To complement consumers’ preferences, the Nikon 1 AW1 kits will come in three different colours including black, silver and white. Additionally, the new accessory skins for the AW1, 11-27.5mm lens and 10mm lens will come in a variety of colours including black, khaki and orange. These skins are scheduled to be available in October 2013 at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers for the MSRP of $39.95.

The Filter AW 40.5 NC attachment is scheduled to be available in Spring 2014 at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers. MSRP has not yet been announced.

For more information on these new Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System products as well as other Nikon products, please visit www.nikon.ca.

Exclusive Canadian Warranty
Nikon Canada offers an exclusive two-year warranty for all Nikon 1 CX-format cameras, and an exclusive five-year warranty for all Nikon 1 NIKKOR interchangeable lenses purchased from a Nikon Canada Authorized Dealer. Nikon Canada also offers a two-year warranty for all COOLPIX digital cameras and select digital SLR cameras purchased from an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer.

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