• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400

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Differences

Nikon V2 advantages over Nikon AW1

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 310 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/60 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Nikon AW1 advantages over Nikon V2

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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 V1

Nikon V2
Nikon V1
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
Nikon AW1
Nikon V1
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon J3

Nikon V2
Nikon J3
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Thinner
Nikon AW1
Nikon J3
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle kit lens

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Nikon V2
Panasonic GX7
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Nikon AW1
Panasonic GX7
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon V3

Nikon V2
Nikon V3
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon AW1
Nikon V3
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon J4

Nikon V2
Nikon J4
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon AW1
Nikon J4
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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