Nikon 1 V1

Announced Sep 21, 2011 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 1″ sensor
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There's really nothing bad about the functionality of the Nikon V1. Its weakest point is low-light performance (which seems on par with my first DSLR — the Nikon D50). It works great with Nikon AF-S lenses using the FT-1 adapter, and the 1 system zooms are tiny and quite competent. All the Nikon 1's problems come from its bizarrely awful user interface. Why they didn't just put a PASM dial and a command dial on the sucker I don't know. Instead we get a shooting mode dial which seems to flip ...

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SHORT VERSION The Nikon V1 is a small, light, well-built camera that takes very good photos and video clips, and is a lot of fun to use. It has a few operational and handling quirks that can sometimes be quite annoying, but overall it is easy to use. It is a very good camera for 95% of my needs, and I highly recommend it. LONG VERSION I purchased this camera in late 2012 because I wanted to take a small, light, and not-too-expensive camera with me on a family vacation that could take both ...

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Miskec
 
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Hi all, I've been using Nikon 1 V1 with 10-30 for a month now. I must say I like it very, very much. For me it is a wonderfull camera for holidays. I took it with me on a trip to Germany. I found the V1 very usefull in normal, sunny as well overcast conditions. I didn't miss the flash because I also had a Ricoh GR for indoor/high ISO work. I plan to purchase 18.5 mm lens, sell the GR and the V1 will become my only camera. So, here are my quick observations: solid build quality accurate ...

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It was seeing others using this little wonder that made me buy one for my wife, but she opted for the OM-D E-M5 instead, so I inherited it! Quickly it grew on me, and pretty soon it became my favorite camera (I have a few...). PROS: ===== * very rugged design, feels like a Leica! * excellent viewfinder, one of the best EVFs on the market. * Utterly silent shutter, perfect for candid photography, shooting easily scared animals, and similar subject. * As you can choose between mechanical and ...

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lmtfa
 
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Some noise in low light Great for sightseeing.

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I consider the Nikon V1 one of the most underrated cameras on the market and having used it for 4 weeks I believe that a lot of the bashing its received online is largely unjustified. I have 30 years of amateur / enthusiast experience and have always preferred the direct connection you get from an optical viewfinder, so the early EVFs with their pixelation and lag just put me off EVFs altogether. So point #1, the EVF on the V1 is excellent. Fast refresh rate and enough detail to be a real ...

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drdanno
 
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In leiu of DPR's review: Everything in the "pro"column is what counts for me (IQ, AF, EVF etc) most things in the "con"I couldn't care less about (no filter effects, no in - camera RAW conversion, hey thats why I shoot in RAW and use lightroom). As far as design - I love it compared to the quasi retro feel, and as far as handling - the V1 has enough bulk and heft to feel secure whilst the small size makes it easy to carry one in one hand ( what I couldnt with my d90). As far as changing ...

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halldin
 
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I bought this camera 'bout 2-3 weeks ago with the 10mm lens + Sb-N5 external flash. And I'm very impressed by the quality. Although I miss the option where you can turn off the picture-viewing after each picture. I hope Nikon will release some sort of update to these cameras where you can turn it on/off. Have treid some editing in both in Capture NX2 and Lightroom, and it's just perfect for this type of camera. My personal summary: + the size of the camera + fast autofocus + the viewfinder + ...

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Glen Cox
 
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Having owned this camera for several weeks now, I'm very impresssed by what Nikon has put together. Before purchase I was nervous of the sensor size debate etc etc, but after using the camera and the 10mm, the 10-30mm, and the 10-100mm I do think that the tradeoffs are well thought out. Quality of build is excellent; The viewfinder is very nice, and gives a very responsive and useable alternative to pocket cam handling. Some friends who handled it commented on its "Leica-ness". Focus is ...

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Puukka
 
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Well, at least for me a very nice camera. The size fits me well, small but not too lightweighted. Fast autofocus, very nice viewfinder, can justify the taken pictures better at the viewfinder than at the display. The picture quality is surprisingly fine, the external flash a better solution than a weak build-in version. I also have no problem changing parameters hidden in the menu very fast. Can´t tell any weak point exept the high price compared to other brand´s competitors. Hope, Nikon will ...

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