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Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon D600

Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon D600

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Nikon 1 AW1
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon 1 AW1 is 11mm minimum focal length. That's 64mm shorter than the Nikon D600 (75mm).
Two times lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a weight of 313g, whereas the Nikon D600 is a 760g digital camera (447g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Cheaper by $632
The Nikon 1 AW1 costs $567.47, whereas the Nikon D600 is $1,199.00.
4 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Much better user reviews
Based on 687 user reviews, the average review score of the Nikon 1 AW1 is 86%, but the average rating of the Nikon D600 is 76% (based on 60 reviews).
6 Reasons For
10.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D600 has a megapixel of 24.3MP, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 is only a 14.2MP digital camera (10.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

12.5 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 is only a 3.5 maximum aperture digital camera (12.5 bigger).
64% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon D600 is 75mm maximum focal length. That's 47.5mm longer than the Nikon 1 AW1 (75mm).
Marginally larger display diagonal Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 3.2" screen digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Seventeen more awards
The Nikon D600 has 28 awards, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 has 11 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 123 reviews, the Nikon D600 has an average expert review score of 90%, however the Nikon 1 AW1 has an average rating of 81% (based on 60 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
72% lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 14.2MP digital camera. That's 10.1MP lower than the Nikon D600 (24.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Four times bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a maximum aperture number of 3.5. That's 12.5 bigger than the Nikon D600 (16).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 27.5mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon D600 is a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera (47.5mm longer).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a display diagonal of 3". That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D600 (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Older by three months
The Nikon 1 AW1 is three months older than the Nikon D600.
Seventeen less awards
The Nikon 1 AW1 has only received 11 awards, however the Nikon D600 has received 28 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon 1 AW1 has an average expert score of 81%, but the Nikon D600 has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 123 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
64mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon D600 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 75mm, however the Nikon 1 AW1 is an 11mm minimum focal length digital camera (64mm shorter).
59% heavier Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 760g digital camera. That's 447g heavier than the Nikon 1 AW1 (760g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

$632 more expensive
The Nikon D600 is more expensive than the Nikon 1 AW1 by $631.53.
Less retailers
Only 6 retailers sells the Nikon D600, whereas 10 stores sell the Nikon 1 AW1. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Nikon D600's average user rating is only 76%, however the Nikon 1 AW1's is 86% (based on 687 reviews).

Awards

11 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: 5 Star
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 Star
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pcforalla.idg.se: Good Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
28 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
3dnews.ru: Editor's Choice
Akam.no: Recommended
alphr.com: Recommended A-List
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
dinside.no/data: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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fotovideo.nu: Recommended
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
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Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
photoxels.com: Gold
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tbreak.ae: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
tweakers.net: Very Good
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

43 months Ago 40 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
14.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 1536 x 4800
 2304 x 1536
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 1536 x 4800
 2304 x 1536
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4016
 6016 x 4016
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.2 x 8.8 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.7MP

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
3.5 16
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27.5mm 75mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
11mm
BEST
75mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
11 - 27.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 50mm
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Nikon F
 Nikon 1
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
7 9
BEST
Filter Size
40.5mm 58mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST
 continuous
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 39
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/2EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/2EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 2
BEST

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10 2,3,5,10,20
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
Altimeter
 Altimeter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Dawn
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Dawn
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
313g
BEST
760g
Height
71.5mm 113mm
Depth
37.5mm 82mm
Width
113.3mm 141mm
Weight (including Battery)
356g
BEST
850g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL20 EN-EL15
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR
Manual Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual focus
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