Nikon 1 AW1 vs. J3 specifications comparison

Nikon-1-AW1-camera-design-drawing
The Nikon 1 AW1 has the same technical specifications as the Nikon 1 J3 with the exception of the newly added GPS functionality (different size and weight as well). Basically for $300 more than the J3 you are getting a waterproof camera and lens (no VR) kit with GPS capabilities and I think this is a pretty good deal considering that the WP-N2 underwater housing for the J3 costs between $530-$730 (you can go down up to 130ft/40m with the housing compared to 49ft/15m with the AW1). Here is the detailed AW1/J3 comparison:

 Nikon-1-AW1-camera-small Nikon-1-J3
Model Nikon 1 AW1 Nikon 1 J3
Lens Mount Nikon 1/Nikon Waterproof 1 Mount Nikon 1 mount
Effective Pixels 14.2million 14.2million
Sensor Size 13.2mmx8.8mm 13.2mmx8.8mm
Image Sensor Format CX CX
File Format Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control Standard
Neutral
Vivid
Monochrome
Portrait
Landscape
Selected Picture Control can be modified
User-customizable Settings
Standard
Neutral
Vivid
Monochrome
Portrait
Landscape
Selected Picture Control can be modified
User-customizable Settings
Storage Media SD
SDHC
SDXC
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Card Slot 1 Secure Digital (SD) 1 Secure Digital (SD)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 15frames per second with AF; 30/60 fps with focus locked on first frame 15frames per second with AF; 30/60 fps with focus locked on first frame
ISO Sensitivity 160-6400 160-6400
Focus Modes Auto (AF)
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Single-Servo AF (AF-S)
Continuous-Servo (AF-C)
Full-time Servo (AF-F)
Manual Focus (MF)
Auto (AF)
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Single-Servo AF (AF-S)
Continuous-Servo (AF-C)
Full-time Servo (AF-F)
Manual Focus (MF)
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
White Balance Auto
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
Preset Manual
Underwater
All except preset manual with fine tuning
Auto
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
Preset Manual
Underwater
All except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie HD: 1920 x 1080/60i
HD: 1920 x 1080/30p
HD: 1280 x 720/60p
HD: 1280 x 720/30p
Slow-motion: 640 x 240/400fps
Slow-motion: 320 x 120/1200fps
Motion Snapshot: 1920 x 1080/60p (plays at 24p)
Audio file format: ACC
Movie file format: MOV
HD: 1920 x 1080/60i
HD: 1920 x 1080/30p
HD: 1280 x 720/60p
HD: 1280 x 720/30p
Slow-motion: 640 x 240/400fps
Slow-motion: 320 x 120/1200fps
Motion Snapshot: 1920 x 1080/60p (plays at 24p)
Audio file format: ACC
Movie file format: MOV
Monitor Size 3.0in. diagonal 3.0in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 921,000Dots 921,000Dots
Monitor Type TFT-LCD with brightness adjustment TFT-LCD with brightness adjustment
GPS Yes (Built-in) --
Battery / Batteries EN-EL20 Lithium-ion Battery EN-EL20 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 220shots (CIPA) 220shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5C Power Supply Connector
EH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5C Power Supply Connector
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 4.5in.(113.5mm)x2.9in.(71.5mm)x1.5in.(37mm)
Excluding projections.
4.0in.(101mm)x2.4in.(60.5mm)x1.1in.(28.8mm)
Excluding projections.
Approx. Weight 11.1oz.(313g)
camera body only
7.1oz.(201g)
camera body only
 Price $796.95 with 11-27.5mm lens (no VR) $496.95 with 10-30mm VR lens
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