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...

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Nikon 1 AW1 review – White balance and colour

In bright daylight conditions, the AW1’s auto white balance delivers accurate lifelike colours. Comparing this to images taken in low-light conditions revealed that the white balance has a tendency to render cooler tones. The same could be said when shooting under artificial lights in a dark corridor, albeit with less cool images. In addition to the eight white balance options, users have the choice to use six picture-control settings. Vivid mode injects more saturation at the cost of increased contrast with less visible detail in the shadows, while neutral mode reveals slightly more shadow detail than the default standard mode.

  1. 1. Nikon 1 AW1 at a glance:
  2. 2. Nikon 1 AW1 review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Nikon 1 AW1 review - Metering and dynamic range
  4. 4. Nikon 1 AW1 review - Autofocus
  5. 5. Nikon 1 AW1 review - Resolution, noise and sensitivity
  6. 6. Nikon 1 AW1 review - White balance and colour
  7. 7. Nikon 1 AW1 review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  8. 8. Nikon 1 AW1 review - Our verdict
  9. 9. Hands-on review
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