Nikon COOLPIX A and Nikon 1 AW1 receive Germany’s iF Product Design Award 2014

Nikon India recently announced that COOLPIX A, the first COOLPIX camera to be equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor, and waterproof and shockproof Nikon 1 AW1 advanced camera with interchangeable lenses, are the recipients of iF Product Design Award 2014, globally prestigious industrial product design awards sponsored by International Forum Design.

The COOLPIX A is equipped with a new wide-angle 18.5mm (equivalent to a 28mm angle of view in 35mm [135] format) fixed focal length NIKKOR lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 designed exclusively for the COOLPIX A for the ease and portability of a compact digital camera and the rendering capabilities of a digital-SLR camera.

The Nikon 1 AW1 offers all the characteristics of Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses, and it is also the world’s first digital camera with interchangeable lenses to be waterproof to a depth of 15m and strong enough to withstand the shock of falls from up to 2m.

The iF Design Awards have been sponsored by iF Industrie Forum Design Hannover e.V. based in Hanover Germany, since 1953. This year, 4,615 products from 55 countries were evaluated in, with the various awards being presented to a total of 1,626 products.