Don't expect a lightweight camera when you pick up the AW1. It means business — waterproof business.
That's right — this is the first totally waterproof and shockproof interchangeable lens camera (ILC). Take it down to 15 metres beneath the sea or drop it from 2 metres, and it will be just fine. Snow bunnies will welcome the camera's freeze-proof nature that can withstand temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius. You sure can't say that about most of the delicate ILC bundles on the market.
Just remember, even though this camera is pretty resistant to the elements, you can't change lenses underwater and should avoid getting anything lodged on the sensor — it's not that hardy.