Nikon 1 System A breakthrough in technology and design
At the heart of Nikon 1 is EXPEED 3, a culmination of years of dedication to advancing digital imaging technologies. Witness outstanding system performance, high-speed dual image processors, state-of-the-art focal-plane phase detection auto focus and the fastest data transfer rates. Superior image quality, tone reproduction, advanced noise reduction, and an ability to create a whole new type of image are all delivered with the new Nikon 1.
Advanced hybrid AF puts the focus in your control
Nikon 1 V1 delivers an amazing 10fps speed in autofocus and 60fps in manual mode. Even fast moving action is rendered with amazing clarity thanks to an incredible 73 point AF array
Features to bring photography into the incredible
Work like a pro with an advanced set of features that extend creativity. Flexibility comes to your workflow allowing composition with either the electronic viewfinder or Live View LCD panel during both still and movie work. Extend your lighting range by tapping the multi-accessory port and connect the small, yet powerful Speedlight unit. Capture perfect audio for all movie needs by plugging a high quality microphone (support for Nikon's ME-1 Microphone with the AS-N1000 adapter) into that same port. There's even an optional GPS unit that records longitude, latitude and altitude.
Motion Snapshot brings the memory to life
Certain glances at life just cannot be retold with merely a single photograph. Bring to life those incredible times by injecting personal interpretation through Motion Snapshot.
Simultaneously capture Full HD (1080p) movies and photos
Work with both high resolution photos and Full HD (1080p) movies to bring even more creative expression to life. Start recording at the touch of a button. See a moment you'd like as a still? Hit the shutter. Autofocus keeps everything in focus, even when working double duty to record movies and photograph stills. Elevate production with the addition of varied frame rates in 30/60/400/1200fps.Don't be hindered by working in just one mode Nikon 1 flexibility gives you more.
Let the camera do the work with Smart Photo Selector
For times when you prefer to just be in the moment and let the camera do the work, move the dial to Smart Photo Selector. You find the best moment. Nikon 1 V1 will capture it.
An advanced innovative Nikon super high-speed AF CMOS imaging sensor, wide ISO range and option to select the best lens for the job gives you even more control over the light. Produce amazing photos in all those moody environments.
Accustomed to framing your images with a viewfinder? The Nikon 1 gives photographers the option to work with flexibility using either the 1,440,000 -dot (SVGA) electronic viewfinder (EVF) or the large high resol ution, 921,000-dot (VGA) LCD panel with 100 percent view.
EXPEED 3 Processor
EXPEED 3 marks the culmination of years of dedication to advancing digital imaging technologies. At the heart of Nikon 1 is EXPEED 3, with dual image processors, to deliver outstanding system performance, high-speed processing, state-of-the-art phase detection autofocus and the fastest data transfer rates.
Easy access to advanced features are hallmarks of the Nikon 1 system. From the ultra intuitive command and features buttons, easy-to-understand menu and fast lens mount
Check your creativity: frame and share your creations on the large and sharp 3.0-inch LCD color display. An ultra-high resolution VGA screen featuring 921,000-dots shows every detail to precision. An anti-glare coating renders easy viewing of photos and HD movies, even outdoors
For instances where available light is not enough to properly illuminate subjects, or when special lighting effects are desired, usethe optional Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight. Plug this compact device into the i-TTL hot shoe. Angle the device up, down, left or right and bounce light to your creative advantage. No batteries are required to power this device.
1 NIKKOR Lenses
Compact, light, high performance optics
Express quality with the revolutionary new 1 NIKKOR lens system. Don't be limited by a single fixed focal length select from a growing selection of lenses that incorporate Nikon's vibration reduction (VR II) technology for blur-free images. Aspherical elements keep lenses compact while maintaining high quality. A silent stepping motor (STM) keeps autofocusing quiet especially during movie recording. Compactness brings portability, whether using the single focal length 10mm or the 30-110mm telephoto. 1 NIKKOR extends a heritage of precision symbolized by durability, superior image quality and optical excellence
Most Liked Positive Review
Its size makes it easy to carry, and the quality of the pictures is impressive.
As always, the purpose of a review is to find ways to improve a product. To make the V1 perfect (for me), Nikon should do three things. First, I don't like the location of the dial mode as it changes by itself when you carry the camera. The wheel should either be smaller or moved slightly to the left. Second thing I miss: I use the eye sensor to take my pictures rather than the screen. Yet after I take the picture, I miss the picture popping on the larger screen for a quick evaluation. This i...View full Review
As always, the purpose of a review is to find ways to improve a product. To make the V1 perfect (for me), Nikon should do three things. First, I don't like the location of the dial mode as it changes by itself when you carry the camera. The wheel should either be smaller or moved slightly to the left. Second thing I miss: I use the eye sensor to take my pictures rather than the screen. Yet after I take the picture, I miss the picture popping on the larger screen for a quick evaluation. This is not yet available as a setting. Finally, the V1 does not have a small pop-up flash, and it should. But for these three details, I love the light weight of this system and its ease to carry around.
Most Liked Negative Review
Spot Focusing is missing
The 1V1 does not have "spot focusing". Without "spot focusing" it is impossible to shoot, for example: A bird in a tree; a background subject with foreground items. The dealer side stepped this issue even after I asked several times about "spot focus". I am EXTREMELY dissapointed and find the camera to be useless. When will Nikon address this and issue firmware to add spot focusing to the 1V1?
Reviewed by 19 customers
The Nikon 1 V1 is my camera body of choice when traveling. It's built-in electronic view finder and numerous other features rival the performance of a DSLR. With Nikon's release of new and optically superb, yet small, Nikkor lenses for the Nikon 1 system, I can carry two Nikon 1 camera bodies, six Nikkor lenses, and numerous accessories in one small backpack.
I find the more I use the V1 the more I appreciate it. The image quality is outstanding and the AF and the camera's overall speed is off the charts. This camera is so much fun my D600 and D700 are spending more time in the bag.
I own a Nikon 1 J1 but missed a EVF. The Nikon 1 V1 EVF is great!! I have a Nikon D700 and the Nikon 1 V1 is a great duo in my bag!!!
Got a V1 with a 10-100mm zoom several weeks ago and have been using it constantly. I have a D7000, but I was really looking for something smaller and less obtrusive to take with me everywhere I go, since I live in NYC. The V1 has all the features of a dSLR without all the dials and buttons to distract you. Images with the V1 in RAW are sharp and after some post editing, are very colorful with a "film-like" quality that I love. Changing settings on the V1 requires you to go into the menu, and I've read reviews where users criticized that feature. To tell you the truth, my experience using the menu to change shooting mode, ISO, AF, etc, has been quite easy, after initially learning the way it works. It's almost as fast to change settings as if you were using a dSLR. The ISO "range" feature is totally awesome on this camera. Light is always changing, so if you set the ISO to 100-400 or 100-800, you don't have to constantly change ISO for different situations. You have to read the light right when shooting this camera since images taken at ISO 1600 and 3200 can be noisy and need noise reduction adjustments in post editing. But I love the 10fps with the mechanical shutter. I love the design and the way it feels in the hand. It just looks really, really cool. The great thing about the V1 is its size and portability. It's awesome for street shooting and travel, as well as photojournalism. I shoot part-time freelance for a local newspaper and have taken the V1 along with my D7000. With the flash on the V1, the photos were totally useable for the newspaper.....and I don't even have any prime lenses for the V1 yet. I plan on getting the 10mm f/2.8 and 18.5mm 1.8. I also highly recommend you use one of the tiny flash units made for the V1 whenever you shoot indoors. I have the SB-N7. I love what Nikon is doing with their 1 System mirrorless cameras and I hope they continue it. I see myself using the V1 90% of the time over the bulky and heavier dSLR. You sacrifice a tiny bit of image quality but at 1/4 the weight and bulk of a dSLR/lens combo, I'll choose the lighter, less conspicuous V1 anytime.
A great camera, now discontinued. The 400fps video is fantastic. With the FT-1 lens adapter the AFS VR 70-300mm becomes 200-800mm equivalent. At 400fps, hand held, jitter becomes slow pan. Also has interval shutter (time-lapse). Some may not like 10 megapixels, only 5 times the size of a 1080p monitor. 10mp is plenty of crop space!
Great little camera. I have used this camera since it first came out and it is much better than a point and shoot and so much smaller and lighter than a DSLR. I have the flash and the FT 1 adapter so it will do anything that I need for it to do. Battery life is great and no batteries needed with the flash. Runs using the camera battery. I also have a adapter so that I can use Leica lens on the Nikon 1 body. Have to shoot all manual and use a hand held light meter but the images are great. With a 35mm 1.8 G series lens on the Nikon 1 you get a great portrait lens.
It's a good point and shoot with the ability to change lenses. So who's this camera for? - people who don't want to bother with the bulk of a huge dSLR - people who feel like paying a lot for a tiny sensor that makes iphone bokeh look amazing - people who know how to take great photos regardless of what camera they use In short, if Nikon had placed an APS-C sensor in this thing from the beginning, they'd be eating the Sony NEX series and company for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I love my D7000, but mirrorless cameras (Sony NEX) are fast matching image quality of DX camera bodies, lenses are just a matter of time. Many pros are beginning to switch. And if I had to choose between this tiny sensor and another competitor using APS-C, I think I'll take the APS-C of a competitor. I'm planning to replace my DX camera and lenses with a mirrorless. So far, the 1 series is not for me. IMHO, Nikon should make a bold move and allow itself to succeed (i.e. Nikon D7000, which except for a few exceptions it threw the D300s into the back seat, but hey! It became a legend) just toss power into that mirrorless and give us a real camera. Or at least correct the D600 dust issues (lol, how that get in here?) jk, I think you guys can do much better if you stop trying to play Apple. It's not a bad camera, but the competitors are being more aggressive.
After all the noise that followed the launch from the online community which is never satisfied with anything, we got to see what this camera could really do, and it is impressive. Responsiveness is great on all counts. The feel is nice and it is simple enough for anyone to use, yet flexible enough to tackle a wide range of subjects. It is however a flawed product, but it does not need to be. It appears Nikon decided to leave these flaws in place and I can't for the life of me understand why. Auto-preview cannot be turned off for the EVF - this would take a firmware update - yet we don't see it. Most frustrating of all is the absence of a solution for off-camera flash, and this from the company I consider to be the master of off-camera flash. An adapter to regular hot-shoe, an adapter to PC-sync port, a speedlight that is CLS-compatible. For goodness sake guys ANYTHING. Give us something to use for off-camera flash. Who makes these crazy design decisions? It's not even a design decision, it's an accessory decision. If anyone reads this, please do something.
The dial on the rear has no detent. When shooting, holding the camera can cause it to move to different positions including from picture to movie. Very annoying. I see the 1 V 2 has this dial on the top which would make it much more difficult to accidentally move. Handles well, good photos, carries well. But ending up with a movie when I want a photo..... I put a piece of tape on the dial to hold it but.... I will try to trade it in for a 1 V 2.
I bought this camera to travel with since i was sick of lugging my dslr everywhere with me on vacation. The build quality is great, and the picture quality is amazing. I barely take out my dslr anymore, I prefer to shoot with this camera now.