Nikon 1 S1

Last Updated (05 July’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Pocket-lint

Nikon 1 S1 is a new Mirrorless Digital Camera which offers a 10.1MP CX High-Speed AF CMOS Sensor with 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Compact Zoom Lens. It features 3.0-inch 460k-Dot LCD Monitor, EXPEED 3A Image Processor, 15fps Continuous Shooting with Autofocus, Full HD 1920 x 1080/60i Video recording, Motion Snapshot and Live Image Control, Simultaneous HD Movie and Still Capture, the camera also compatible with WU-1b Mobile Adapter. Nikon 1 S1 measures (W x H x D) 4.0 x 2.4 x 1.2″ / 101.6 x 61.0 x 30.5 mm and weight 6.9 oz / 196 g body only.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

Nikon 1 S1 Reviews

Pocket-lint reviews the Nikon 1 S1 and writes;
“It’s simple and stylish, it’s well promoted, it’s fast to respond and it’ll appeal to the point-and-shoot user who wants better-than-compact quality.”
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CNET reviews the Nikon 1 S1 and writes;
“Moving image quality was good, colours were accurate and its response to rapid changes in the composition of the image was fast, for a good performance overall.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Nikon 1 S1 and writes;
“With the 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens the level of detail in images is also very good, right up the corners and edges of the frame when stopped down. JPEGs also show very good contrast over Raw files, while video quality is also better than expected, with richly detailed footage and reasonable sound.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photographyblog reviews the Nikon 1 S1 and writes;
“In good light the Nikon S1 is as fast as anything on the market when it comes to auto-focus speed. Even if you compare it to pro SLR cameras with fast-focusing lenses, the Nikon 1 S1 comes out favourably, both in terms of sheer speed and accuracy.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Nikon 1 S1 and writes;
“The Nikon 1 S1 is a capable camera, producing pleasing images with lots of detail despite only having a 10 megapixel sensor, and it shoots at 60fps with a number of potentially useful high speed shooting modes, including the ability to save the best 5 shots taken in Smart Photo Selector mode, or see the scene in slow motion and pick a photo from it.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Nikon 1 S1 and writes;
“With its speedy AF system, prompt shot-to-shot times and respectable overall image quality the Nikon 1 S1 is a welcome addition to the CSC sector, even if it doesn’t really stand out from its J-series siblings for any particular reason.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Trustedreviews reviews the Nikon 1 S1 and writes;
“There’s an awful lot to like about the Nikon 1 S1 – it’s fast, takes good photos and is easy to use. It’s also reasonably priced, which assuming it comes down in price as time goes by, will make it absolutely bargain in future.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Nikon 1 S1 and writes;
“The S1 is capable of continuous image capture at a rather remarkable 15 frames per second, with continuous autofocus and a maximum shutter speed of 1/16000th of a second. This is far beyond what you get with even enthusiast DSLRs; the S1 is clearly making very good use of its hybrid autofocus system.”
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Imaging-resource reviews the Nikon 1 S1 and writes;
“The Nikon S1’s movie capabilities are basically ported over unchanged from the J2, with the exception of a lower resolution for Motion Snapshot movies, which are now recorded at 720p (1,280 x 720 pixels). It’s possible to shoot movies at up to Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixel) resolution, with a frame rate of either 60 interlaced fields per second (1080i60) or 30 frames per second (1080p30), and H.264 compression is used.”
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Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Nikon 1 S1 and writes;
“The Nikon 1 S1 is the first model in the new S-series, with the intention for models to be fast, stylish and straightforward, an aimed at appealing to users of compact cameras looking for better performance and image quality,”
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Nikon 1 S1 Features

The Nikon 1 S1 features 10.1-Megapixels CX High-Speed AF CMOS Sensor combined with an ISO range of 100 to 6400 allow for clear, detailed, color-accurate imaging even in low-light conditions. While the EXPEED 3A Image Processor provides high speed hybrid autofocus and up to 15 frames per second of continuous shooting. In addition, the camera is able to record Full HD 1080i video at 60 frames per second and also lets you to shoot stills while recording the video.


There is Vibration Reduction which reduces the camera shake effect enables you take crystal-clear photos and Full HD videos with blur free. Not only does it, Nikon 1 S1 ensures you never miss the best moments with Best Moment Capture feature which lets you to view live action in Slow View in order to capture the best moment and Motion Snapshot lets you combine a still photo with slow motion video for complete documentation of a moment.


The camera has a 3.0-inch TFT color LCD with 460k-dot resolution which easy for composing and playback viewing your photos and videos, while with Live Image Control you can see the changes you make to settings right on the LCD before you shoot. Additionally, Nikon 1 S1 is compatible with all 1 NIKKOR lenses including the 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 compact zoom lens which is a great lens for day-to-day shooting.

Nikon 1 S1 Features:

+ 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Compact Zoom Lens

+ 10.1MP CX High-Speed AF CMOS Sensor

+ 3.0″ 460k-Dot LCD Monitor

+ EXPEED 3A Image Processor

+ 15fps Continuous Shooting with Autofocus

+ Full HD 1920 x 1080/60i Video

+ Motion Snapshot and Live Image Control

+ Simultaneous HD Movie and Still Capture

+ Compatible with WU-1b Mobile Adapter

+ RAW and JPEG Capture

+ A pop-up flash


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