Fourteen Nikon 1 AW1 owners thought the Nikon 1 AW1 was strong and durable. D J Gifford mentioned “The Nikon 1 AW (All Weather) camera looked like the ideal secondary camera for me as it was rugged, waterproof, pocketable”. John mentioned in October last year “A clear step up from the rugged compacts that I've tried” in his Nikon 1 AW1 review. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com three years ago “The Nikon 1 AW1 is a water-, freeze-, dust- and shockproof compact system camera featuring a 14.2-megapixel “CX” format sensor” in their review of this digital camera.
Several people concluded that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress. Denis mentioned in his review on Amazon “Yes it is waterproof.”. Three years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com said in their review of the Nikon 1 AW1 on What Digital Camera “Nikon has entered new territory by announcing the world's first fully waterproof and shockproof interchangeable lens camera - the Nikon 1 AW1”. Also three years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned “Shockproof interchangeable lens camera, making it ideal for travelling, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, or for giving to the kids to take photos with” in their review.
Four Nikon 1 AW1 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was well made. Ephotozine.com said in their Nikon 1 AW1 review on expert website Ephotozine “Features built in Wi-Fi and GPS”. Expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned two years ago “A few months ago we reviewed Nikon's solid Nikon 1 J3 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera” in their review. Digitaltrends.com also mentioned “The Nikon 1 J3 is a solid ILC.”.
One Nikon 1 AW1 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their Nikon 1 AW1 review “Reliable exposure metering”.
One person considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Last year Cam mentioned on Amazon “The rest of the body is fine with no water damage however the lens has water marks that won't go away” in their Nikon 1 AW1 review nonetheless they only gave it a rating of 2 stars.