Nikon 1 V1

Announced Sep 21, 2011 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 1″ sensor
dpreview conclusion

The Nikon V1 has appealing specifications for compact camera owners ready to get serious expensive and users ready to take control over camera settings may be frustrated with a camera designed primarily to be operated in fully automated mode.

Good for

'Soccer moms' who shoot fast action outdoors and those who prefer the ergonomic handling of a larger camera body.

Not so good for

Photographers working indoors in low-light and those who like to work creatively with shallow depth of field.

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Nikon 1 V1 review

The Nikon V1 is one of the fastest cameras I've tested at any price point and in any category. Quick AF, confident tracking, fast burst shooting and the ability to capture both stills and HD video simultaneously add up to a camera that can simply capture moments that are hard or even impossible to grab with another camera. Yes the sensor is smaller than APS-C and Micro Four Thirds, so...

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