Special deals on Nikon 1 AW1 underwater camera

It’s not any secret that we choose the Nikon 1 AW1 WaterProof Camera and Nikon AW130 underwater camera for all our images here at WaterMaarq. We’ve been using them for more than two years and they make our Instagram feed possible.

For freediving, they’re fantastic cameras because they’re easy to use, easily handled underwater and of course they produce fantastic images.

Every so often we see there’s a special deal on these cameras and are happy to spread the word. We’re not sponsored by Nikon or Ted’s Camera stores, we just rate these cameras and find the service at Ted’s very positive to deal with locally.

In case you’re in the market for a new camera, until the end of August, you can pick up a Nikon 1 AW1 WaterProof Camera at Ted’s Camera Stores with $100 cash back. The underwater season is approaching quickly, be prepared!

What makes them so good?


The devices are weighted really well for underwater work. The Nikon 1 AW1 is quite heavy, so it rests in the hand really well without being moved around by the current or flow of the water. In more challenging conditions on reefs where water moves inconsistently, the heavier weight means you can get a better shot.

The AW130 is lighter, but for its form factor is quite dense, so again it fits nicely in the hand.


Each of the Nikon 1 AW1 and Nikon AW130 underwater cameras are easy to use under water as the buttons are big and easy to press, even with gloves on. The menu system can be used with special short cuts and even selected by just tipping the camera to take advantages of the gyroscopic navigation on the AW1.


The cameras are specifically designed to work underwater and formulated to work in low light conditions. This means that by using the in-built underwater camera settings, the images you pull straight from the camera are ready to share. Of course you can perform some post-production work to refine them to your tastes, but you can be confident that uploading them to social media straight away, they’re going to make your friends jealous!

Nikon AW130 in Blue

Nikon AW130 in Blue. Waterproof as deep as 30m!

Nikon 1 AW1 Camera Silver

Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Camera in Silver