Nikon has expanded its 1-series line-up with the AW1, a fully waterproof, interchangeable-lens camera. Michael Topham finds out just how tough it is. Read the Nikon 1 AW1 review...
Nikon 1 AW1 review – Autofocus
Image: The AW1 was tested in brutal sea conditions with the RNLI. Its fast AF system locked on to members of the crew quickly despite the harsh conditions and droplets of water on the lens
Nikon 1 AW1 review- Autofocus
The performance and lock on-speed of the AF system is responsive. In bright lighting conditions, there is barely any delay between half-depressing the shutter and the AF beep confirming focus. The AW1’s downfall in terms of AF is the speed at which the AF point can be repositioned in the frame. Moving the AF point using the D-pad takes time, and although it’s good that the AF point can be moved to the far edges, it’s no match for the speed of a CSC that has a touchscreen and touch AF functionality.