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Interview with Developers of the Nikon 1 AW1 - Toughness

Interview with Developers of the Nikon 1 AW1 - Toughness

Developing the world's first* waterproof and shockproof interchangeable-lens digital camera was a completely new challenge. As Nikon has experience developing interchangeable-lens amphibious cameras with its discontinued NIKONOS series, we began by referring to old materials and speaking with the designers of those cameras.

Interview with Developers of the Nikon 1 AW1 - Outdoor Functions

Interview with Developers of the Nikon 1 AW1 - Outdoor Functions

With the design of specifications, of which I was in charge, we adopted actual product specifications based on ideas for the types of functions the camera should offer, such as Action control.

Interview with Developers of the Nikon 1 AW1 - Industrial Design

Interview with Developers of the Nikon 1 AW1 - Industrial Design

With the design of this camera, we placed primary emphasis on making it a camera that would be fun to use both around town and with outdoor activities. The goal was a camera that offered operation that would respond well to tough outdoor environments, and yet have an elegant design suited to use around town.

CX Format Image Sensor

CX Format Image Sensor

The Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System is a newly engineered imaging system that has been built by Nikon from the ground up. The Nikon 1 digital cameras utilize the Nikon CX-format super high speed AF CMOS imaging sensor and high performance 1 NIKKOR interchangeable lenses.

1 NIKKOR Technology: Retractable Lens Barrel

1 NIKKOR Technology: Retractable Lens Barrel

Certain 1 NIKKOR lenses that have been designed for use with the brand new Nikon 1 camera system were created to be ultra-compact. Using a retractable lens barrel, the closed lens is small, in keeping with the system’s small form factor. This small form factor dramatically reduces the size of the camera for increased portability.

Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System

Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System

The Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System is a newly engineered imaging system that has been built by Nikon from the ground up. The Nikon 1 digital cameras utilize the Nikon CX-format super high speed AF CMOS imaging sensor and high performance 1 NIKKOR interchangeable lenses.