Nikon 1 V1

Last Updated (27 April’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Cameralabs

Nikon 1 V1 is a 10.1 MP HD Digital Camera System that comes with variety of interesting features like Full HD (1080p) movies recording, high-speed dual image processors, EXPEED 3 Processor, an incredible 73 point AF, and 3.0-inch LCD color display with high resolution up to 921,000-dots for easy viewing of photos and HD movies. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.4 x 3.0 x 1.7 in. and weight Approx. 10.4oz. (294g) camera body only.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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Nikon 1 V1 Reviews

Cameralabs reviews the Nikon 1 V1 and writes;
“The continuous shooting is undeniably impressive, but the killer feature for many will be the ability to capture high resolution images while filming HD video. Until now, most cameras either allowed you to only capture stills at the video resolution (which is only 2 Megapixels even for Full HD), or unceremoniously interrupted the recording. Now the Nikon 1 cameras let you grab 15-20 stills at 8.3 Megapixels (cropped 16:9) without interrupting 1080i video.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photographyblog reviews the Nikon 1 V1 and writes;
“Noise is kept to a minimum, and only becomes disturbing at ISO 3200 in very low light. Colours are perhaps somewhat muted for a consumer camera but you can easily add a little punch by switching to the Vivid picture control.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Techradar reviews the Nikon 1 V1 and writes;
“Image quality from the Nikon V1 is good and noise is nicely controlled, especially if you have time to process the raw files individually. The sensor is small enough to allow a small camera body, but large enough to enable control over depth of field.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Digitaltrends reviews the Nikon 1 V1 and writes;
“The continuous mode is a nice 10 fps and we used that when the occasion fit. We must admit the VR 10-100mm power lens is a killer. It moves very smoothly and quickly through the focal range (27-270mm) via the side-mounted toggle switch. Another nice thing about the lens is its silent operation thanks to a voice coil motor.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Mansurovs reviews the Nikon 1 V1 and writes;
“Other advantages of the Nikon 1 V1 camera worth noting are the built-in electronic view finder.., instant hybrid autofocus, very quick image and video recording speeds, great ergonomics…, built-in intervalometer, excellent metering, great battery life and ease of use.”
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Photoreview reviews the Nikon 1 V1 and writes;
“Video quality was good but not outstanding. HD clips were quite detailed but playback was often slightly jerky and erratic. It was impossible to grab sharp frames from the clips shot with the interlaced mode, although we had no problems with the other modes.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pocket-lint reviews the Nikon 1 V1 and writes;
“up to ISO 800 shots are remarkably clean and detailed with ISO 1600 shots only slightly less so. Metering is good overall, but the spot metering zone is a little too big for precise control. In terms of the white balance control, things look very good indeed, with mixed lighting being handled well and the neon lights of Shanghai city’s skyline proving no real problem.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Luminescentphoto reviews the Nikon 1 V1 and writes;
“If you’re looking for a camera to use on a family vacation, to take photos of your kids’ soccer games, and to be able to hand it to a friend or relative to get a photo of yourself, then the V1 is absolutely wonderful.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamerareview reviews the Nikon 1 V1 and writes;
“Initial image quality from our full-production J1 review unit (that’s right, stay tuned for the full analysis) looks promising. Sharpness at the center of the frame and out toward the edges using the 10mm (27mm equivalent) pancake looked very nice.”
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CNET reviews the Nikon 1 V1 and writes;
“In terms of color performance, Nikon has done quite well in this area with its image samples displaying pleasing and natural color without going over the top. Though the out-of-focus regions may not be as defocused as larger-sensor shooters, it makes up for that in delivering images with crisp details and excellent sharpness.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Ephotozine reviews the Nikon 1 V1 and writes;
“The lens line up is also lacking in bright aperture lenses, and it will be good to see if the future lenses address this. The camera features hybrid AF, with contrast and phase detection built into the sensor, this should provide extremely fast focusing, and initial impressions were very positive.”
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Nikon 1 V1 User Manual (PDF)

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Nikon 1 V1 Features

The Nikon 1 V1 capture an amazing images with a highly responsive autofocus plus super fast shooting speed. It comes with an EXPEED 3 Processor that has an effective pixel count of 10.1 megapixels offers a dual image processors, to provide outstanding system performance, high-speed processing, state-of-the-art phase detection autofocus and the fastest data transfer rates.

Besides it, the camera also allows users to capture an amazing 10fps speed in autofocus and 60fps in manual mode with razor-sharp focus, it makes spectacular moments with super-crisp, high-quality images. While the incredible 73 point AF array continuously working to ensure everything is sharp and clear.


The camera also allows users to shoot high-resolution still images, while shooting Full HD (1080p) movies simultaneously without interruption and without changing the mode dial. The movies can be recorded with variety of frame rates in 30/60/400/1200fps. Another cool movie feature is the Slow Motion Movie function which allowing you to capture each flap of a bird’s wings at 400fps or even capture every spark of a fireworks display at 1200fps.


In addition, the camera has a 3.0-inch LCD color display with high resolution up to 921,000-dots to show every detail of your images. The LCD display also comes with an anti-glare coating for easy viewing of photos and HD movies, even in bright situations.

The Nikon 1 V1 Highlights Features

+ 1,440,000-dot – SVGA Electronic Viewfinder
+ 10 FPS Continuous Shooting
+ i-TTL Hot Shoe
+ Full HD 1080p Movies
+ ISO 100-6400
+ Autofocus System
+ Built-in GPS
+ Motion Snapshot


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