• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.5 megapixels
  • 7.30mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon AW1 advantages over Ricoh Theta V

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Ricoh Theta V advantages over Nikon AW1

  • Less expensive
    $397* vs $797
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 37 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    12 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    121g vs 313g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/25000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon V2

Nikon AW1
Nikon V2
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
Ricoh Theta V
Nikon V2
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon J3

Nikon AW1
Nikon J3
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1 inch
  • Wider angle kit lens
Ricoh Theta V
Nikon J3
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon V3

Nikon AW1
Nikon V3
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Touchscreen
Ricoh Theta V
Nikon V3
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon J4

Nikon AW1
Nikon J4
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Ricoh Theta V
Nikon J4
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon J5

Nikon AW1
Nikon J5
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Ricoh Theta V
Nikon J5
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Larger sensor
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