With waterproofing down to 49 feet without any more protective housing than its own body, the Nikon AW1 is a great contender for best mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that is waterproof. For optics, it has an AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and the AW 10mm f/2.8 lens, which will be sold in a kit with the 11-27.5 lens for $800, or in a two-lens kit with both optics sets for $1000. Also, add shock-proofing to 6.6 feet drops and built-in GPS to that list.
Other dandy gadgets built on-board the AW1 include an altimeter, depth gauge, electronic compass, and built-in WiFi, making it fitting for just about any situation. The only real con here is the image sensor: it’s a CX sesnor, which is smaller than traditional mirrorless sensors and takes 14.1 megapixel shots.
The ISO range is 100 – 6,400 and can shoot 15 FPS stills and can go all the way to 60 FPS when the autofocus is locked. Video is shot in 1080p and includes a slow-motion mode that captures footage at either 400 FPS or 1,200 FPS.
Pretty nice camera, right? Release date is in October with colors of black, red, or white.