Watch us Run the Nikon AW1 Under a Faucet

We’ve been testing the Nikon AW1 out to see just how tough of a camera it is, and we figured that we’d start things off by giving it our standard run of the mill faucet test. Granted, the camera is billed to be able to do much more than survive running water; but at least this is a start to see what it can do. In a call with our Nikon reps, they told us to go ahead and do the test. However, they made sure to tell us that all of the seals and doors must be totally closed first. With that in mind, we ensured that this step was taken first.

In the video above, we show you what steps you need to take and ultimately whether or not the Nikon AW1 survives. Take a look! The Nikon AW1 kit is selling for under $800 over at Amazon right now.

First Impressions: Nikon AW1

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon AW1 first impressions product photos (1 of 7)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 2.8

Nikon’s AW1 is the first interchangeable lens mirrorless camera with waterproofing–and it can go down to 49 feet without any fuss. The camera, though pictured here with the special casing, is actually not this kindergarten-styled color of orange. Part of Nikon’s family of 1 series cameras, this model and the special AW lenses are different due to the way they are designed to protect against shockproofing, weather, water and more.

At Photo Plus Expo 2013, we got a chance to play with the new camera.

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