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Nikon 1 AW1 Firmware

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  • Windows
  • Mac OS

This software update program is for the customer-owned product listed above (the “affected product”), and is provided only on acceptance of the agreement listed below. By selecting “Accept” and clicking “Download”, you are held to have accepted the terms and conditions of the agreement. Be sure you understand the terms of the agreement before beginning download.

This service provides software for upgrading Nikon 1 AW1 A firmware to Ver. 1.11 and B firmware to Ver. 1.11. This software allows for simultaneous update of both A and B firmware to the latest version. Verify your camera’s firmware version using the instructions below. If this latest version is already installed in your camera, you need not update the firmware.

Be sure that you have read and understand the terms of the license agreement before initiating download of this software from the links at the bottom of this page.

Modifications enabled in this version

  • Issues that prevented correct acquisition of location data logs, as indicated below, have been resolved.
    1. Location data logs could not be correctly acquired when the camera was turned off with Record location data set to Yes .
    2. When log data were saved by setting Record location data to Yes and selecting Create log , position data (numerical values) were not correctly recorded when logs were acquired at some locations.
  • Depending upon the shooting location, longitude ( E or W ) in location data displayed in the ‘simple photo info’ display with full-frame playback sometimes differed from that displayed in the monitor when Location data > Position was selected from the setup menu. This issue has been resolved.

Precaution for upgrading firmware

The camera’s internal clock may be reset when the firmware is updated. Should this occur, set the clock to the correct date and time after the firmware has been upgraded using the Time zone and date item in the setup menu.

How to verify your cameras current firmware version

If the latest firmware version is already installed on your AW1 you need not proceed with download or installation of this Firmware Upgrade. The current firmware version can be verified from the Firmware version item in the camera's setup menu.

  1. Turn on the camera.
  2. Press the MENU button to display the menu screen.
  3. Select the Setup Menu.
  4. Select Firmware version from the setup menu.
  5. The camera's A and B firmware versions will be displayed.
  6. Turn off the camera.

Quick Install Guide

This is the quick install guide, for detailed instructions click the link below.

Power the camera from AC adapter unit or use a fully charged battery.

  1. Create a new folder with an appropriate name on your computer's hard drive.
  2. Download the Windows (.EXE) or Mac (.DMG) file from the links at the bottom of this page to the folder created in step 1.
  3. Run the downloaded file to create a folder called AW1Update which contains the AW1_0111.bin file .
  4. Use a card reader or similar device to copy the AW1_0111.bin file to the root directory of a memory card formatted in the camera.
  5. Insert the memory card into the camera's memory card slot and turn on the camera.
  6. Select Firmware version from the camera's setup menu and follow instructions displayed to upgrade the firmware.
  7. After the upgrade is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  8. Access the Firmware version item in the camera's setup menu to confirm that the firmware has been upgraded.

Firmware upgrades can be performed for you at authorized Nikon service centers.

Image Windows:
Detailed Firmware Upgrade instructions
Image Mac:
Detailed Firmware Upgrade instructions

System Requirements


Operating System

Microsoft Windows 8.1 (all editions)
Microsoft Windows 7 (all editions)
Microsoft Windows Vista (all editions)

Mac OS X

Operating System

Mac OS X version 10.6.8 - 10.10.1

SD Card reader or computer with built-in SD memory card slot required.

Download file: F-AW1-V111W.exe (20.03 MB)
Contains the following file: firmware.bin

Download file: F-AW1-V111M.dmg (24.35 MB)
Contains the following file: firmware.bin

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