Thirty-three customers said in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Dpexpert.com.au said in their Nikon 1 AW1 review “Nikon's decision to go with a relatively small sensor means that noise is obvious at IS 800, well below the speed that will be needed underwater or in the fog”. Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Bigger sensor than other underwater cameras”. Camera Labs also mentioned “Waterproof interchangable lenses” in their review.
Twenty-nine people who bought this digital camera considered that it was strong and durable. Four years ago Digital Versus said “Waterproof to 15 metres, shockproof to 2 metres” but they scored the product 20 out of 100. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Waterproof and tough”. Three years ago Camera Labs said in their review of this digital camera “Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, freezeproof” but they only scored it 18.98 out of 100.
Sixteen owners who bought the product reckoned that it was well made. Nothingwired.com said “Qualit de construction irrprochable” nonetheless they rated this digital camera 14 out of 100. Three years ago Mac World said in his review of the Nikon 1 AW1 “Rugged qualities ensure a builttolast construction”. Macworld.co.uk mentioned four years ago “Sharply focused results, rugged qualities have ensured a built-to-last construction” in their review of this digital camera.
Four people who purchased it reckoned that it was reliable. Techradar.com/au/ said “Reliable exposure metering” in their review of this digital camera. Phadar mentioned on Bestbuy.com three years ago “However, what I like about Sony is the reliability” in their review of this digital camera. Sandpounder scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Walmart.com “On a recent Hawaiian vacation, my trusty AW1 simply gave up on me” in their Nikon 1 AW1 review.
One owner who purchased it considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Snorkel Photographer said two years ago “Nikon wants $370 to repair "water damage", even though I sent the camera to them in working order to repair the water LEAK”.