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Nikon 1 V1 10.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera - 27504

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10.1 Effective Pixels/ Approx 2.7x Lens Focal Length/ 13.2mm x 8.8mm Sensor Size/ Image Sensor Cleaning/ 1 SD Card Slot/ ISO Sensitivity/ Hybrid Autofocus/ Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)/ 3 " Monitor Size/ 350 Shots Per Charge/ Black Finish
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Nikon 1 V1 10.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera - V1KITBK

Pursue and Express Life’s Moments Nikon 1 V1 for your pursuit to express every moment of life. Your photography sparks conversations—the Nikon 1 V1 helps you interpret all. Set your creative freedom free with an imaging system designed for today and tomorrow. Nikon 1 for sharing the very incredible world that is yours.


  • Elevate creativity to new heights For your very mobile lifestyle comes a completely new imaging system designed with freedom—to create and express—in mind. Creativity without boundaries is yours with a balance of high performance, advanced features, portability and newly designed interchangeable lens system. Compact and highly portable, the Nikon 1 V1 goes everywhere you go. Amazing images captured with a highly responsive autofocus plus super fast shooting speed. Touch a dial and capture Full HD (1080p) movies. Snap high resolution still photos even while you record! Attach a Speedlight to add fill light, or use the GPS unit to add location data to image files. Infuse your world with imagery and express as never before.
  • Witness the revolutionary new Nikon 1 System A breakthrough in technology and designCapture every moment of an incredible life with an evolution in imaging technology. 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.
  • Focus without hesitation Advanced hybrid AF puts the focus in your controlYour camera goes with you everywhere since moments worth sharing can happen at any instant. Nikon 1 V1 delivers an amazing 10 fps speed in autofocus and 60 fps in manual mode, courtesy of a unique combination of contrast and focal plane phase detect autofocus. Don't let your creativity be hindered by slow focus speed. Even fast moving action is rendered with amazing clarity—thanks to an incredible 73 point AF array continuously working to ensure everything is sharp and clear.
  • Professional touches extend versatility Features to bring photography into the incredibleWork 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.
  • For moments that deserve more Motion Snapshot brings the memory to lifeCertain 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. In a single click, your vision takes flight—bringing moment, motion and sound to light. Reveal the essence that can't be captured in a single photo.
  • Extend your creativity Simultaneously capture Full HD (1080p) movies and photosWork 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 30/60/400/1200 fps. Don't be hindered by working in just one mode—Nikon 1 flexibility gives you more.
  • Only the best photo returned Let the camera do the work with Smart Photo SelectorAlways producing, always looking to frame a shot to perfection? What if there was a camera that could do the thinking for you—working to return a photo with optimal exposure, subjects in frame, clarity and focus, even eyes open? 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.
  • 1 NIKKOR Lenses Compact, light, high performance opticsExpress 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) 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.
  • Low light 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. Tap only ambient light and open the most artistic doors to photographing on the dance floor, nabbing dramatic sunsets and candlelit moments. For extended range, attach the 1 Nikon Speedlight for fill flash and more.
  • Electronic viewfinder 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 resolution, 921,000-dot (VGA) LCD panel with 100 percent view. See every one of your creations rendered clearly on the high contrast viewfinder. The camera's eye sensor allows you to toggle between EVF and LCD views by placing your eye to the EVF. A Diopter adjustment is available, as well. '
  • 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. Witness outstanding image quality, tone reproduction and advanced autofocus at unprecedented speeds.
  • Intuitive simplicity 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, you'll be expressing thoughts and visions as never before. Even advanced features for photos and movies can be created with one-click ease.
  • LCD monitor 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.
  • Speedlight For instances where available light is not enough to properly illuminate subjects, or when special lighting effects are desired, use the 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.

Package Content:

  • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-25 Battery Charger
  • EG-CP14 Audio/Video Cable
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • BS-N1000 Multi Accessory Port Cover
  • BF-N1000 Body Cap
  • AN-N1000 Strap
  • ViewNX 2
  • Short Movie Creator CD
  • User's Manual
  • Reference manual CD



  • Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses

Lens Mount

  • Nikon 1 mount

Picture Angle

  • Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (Nikon CX format)

Effective Pixels

  • 10.1 million

Sensor Size

  • 13.2mm x 8.8mm

Image Sensor Format

  • CX

Image Sensor Type

  • CMOS

Total Pixels

  • 12 million

Dust-reduction system

  • Image sensor cleaning

Image Area (pixels)

  • Still Images (3:2 aspect ratio) 3,872 x 2,592 2,896 x 1,944 1,936 x 1,296 Smart Photo Selector (3:2 aspect ratio) 3,872 x 2,592 2,896 x 1,944 1,936 x 1,296 Movie Mode (16:9 aspect ratio) 3,840 x 2,160 (1080/60i) 1,920 x 1,080 (1080/30p) 1,280 x 720 (720/60p) Motion Snapshot (16:9 aspect ratio) 3,840 x 2,160

File Format

  • Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Picture Control

  • Standard Neutral Vivid Monochrome Portrait Landscape Selected Picture Control can be modified User-customizable Settings

Storage Media


Card Slot

  • 1 Secure Digital (SD)

File System

  • Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) PictBridge


  • Color LCD viewfinder, 0.47 inches(1.2cm) TFT LCD approx 1.44m dot with diopter adjustment function

Viewfinder Frame Coverage

  • 100% Approx.

Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment

  • -3 to +1 m-¹

Lens Aperture

  • electronically controlled

Eye Sensor

  • Camera switches to viewfinder display when it detects that viewfinder is in use

Shutter type

  • Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane mechanical shutter; electronic shutter

Fastest Shutter Speed

  • Electronic Shutter: 1/16,000 sec. in steps of 1/3EV Mechanical Shutter: 1/4,000 sec. in steps of 1/3EV

Slowest Shutter Speed

  • 30 sec. in steps of 1/3EV with either Electronic or Mechanical Shutter

Flash Sync Speed

  • Electronic shutter: 1/60 sec. Mechanical shutter: 1/250 sec.

Bulb Shutter Setting

Shutter Release Modes

  • Single-frame [S] mode Continuous Mechanical Electronic Electronic [Hi] Self-timer mode Delayed remote Quick Response Remote Interval Timer Shooting

Frame Advance Rate

  • Electronic [Hi]: Approx. 10, 30 or 60 fps Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual focus, S Shutter- priority auto or M Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)

Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution

  • 5 frames per second 10, 30 or 60 fps using Electronic (Hi) shutter


  • 2, 5, 10 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled

Remote Control Modes

  • Delayed remote (2 sec) Quick-response remote

Exposure Metering System

  • TTL metering using image sensor

Metering Method

  • Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on select focus area

Exposure Modes

  • Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P) Shutter-Priority Auto (S) Aperture-Priority Auto (A) Aperture-Priority (A) Manual (M) Scene Auto Selector

Scene Modes

  • Portrait Landscape Night Portrait Close-up Auto

Shooting Modes

  • Still Image (3:2) Smart Photo Selector (3:2) Movie (HD 16:9) Movie Slow Motion (8:3) Motion Snapshot (16:9)

Exposure Compensation

  • ±3 EV in increments of 1/3EV

Exposure Lock

  • Luminosity locked at metered value with AE-L/AF-L button

ISO Sensitivity

  • 100-3200 6400

Active D-Lighting

  • On/Off

Autofocus System

  • Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF) AF-assist illuminator

AF-area mode

  • Single-point AF: 135 focus areas Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas Subject tracking Face-priority AF

Focus Lock

  • Focus is locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or lightly pressing shutter release button in (S) AF

Focus Modes

  • Auto (AF) Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) Single-servo AF (AF-S) Continuous-servo (AF-C) Full-time Servo (AF-F) Manual Focus (MF)

Flash Control

  • i-TTL flash control using image sensor available with optional SB-N5 flash unit

Flash Mode

  • Fill-flash Slow sync Red-eye reduction Slow sync with red-eye reduction Rear curtain with sync Rear curtain with slow sync

Flash Compensation

  • -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV

Flash-ready indicator

  • Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged

Accessory Shoe

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

  • i-TTL flash control using image sensor available with optional SB-N5 flash unit

White Balance

  • Auto Incandescent Fluorescent Direct Sunlight Flash Cloudy Shade Preset Manual All except preset manual with fine tuning

Movie Metering

  • TTL metering using image sensor

Movie Metering method

  • Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on select focus area

Movie File Format

  • MOV

Movie Video Compression

  • H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Movie Audio recording format

  • AAC

Movie Audio recording device

  • Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable Optional external ME-1 stereo microphone


  • HD: 1920 X 1080/60i HD: 1920 X 1080/30p HD: 1280 x 720/60p Slow-motion: 640x240/400fps Slow-motion: 320x120/1200fps Motion Snapshot: 1920x1080/60p (plays at 24p) Audio file format: ACC Movie file format: MOV

Monitor Size

  • 3.0 in. diagonal

Monitor Resolution

  • 921,000 Dots

Monitor Type

  • TFT-LCD with brightness adjustment


  • USB: Hi-speed USB HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector Accessory hot shoe used for designated accessories Video output: NTSC/PAL Audio input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)


  • Optional GP-N100 GPS unit

Supported Languages

  • Arabic Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) Danish Dutch English Spanish Finnish French Italian German Indonesian Japanese Korean Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish Czech Norwegian Thai Turkish

Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings

World Time Setting

Battery / Batteries

  • EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery

Battery Life (shots per charge)

  • 350 shots (CIPA)

AC Adapter

  • EH-5b AC Adapter Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector

Tripod Socket

  • 1/4 in. (ISO1222)

Operating Environment

  • 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) Less than 85% humidity (no condensation)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 4.4"
  • Height: 3.0"
  • Depth: 1.7"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.65 lb (Camera Body Only)
  • Shipping: 3 lbs
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Red Eye ReductionYes
Effective Pixels10.1
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Included AccessoriesEN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25 Battery Charger, EG-CP14 Audio/Video Cable, UC-E6 USB Cable, BS-N1000 Multi Accessory Port Cover, BF-N1000 Body Cap, AN-N1000 Strap
Height (inches)3.0"
Width (inches)4.4"
Depth (inches)1.7"
Built-In FlashYes
Focal LengthApprox. 2.7x lens focal length (Nikon CX format)
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeTFT Color
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2, 5, 10 Seconds
Shutter SpeedElectronic Shutter: 1/16,000 sec. in steps of 1/3EV Mechanical Shutter: 1/4,000 sec. in steps of 1/3EV
Storage MediaSD SDHC SDXC
Power SourceEN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
White BalanceAuto Incandescent Fluorescent Direct Sunlight Flash Cloudy Shade Preset Manual


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Nikon 1 V1 10.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera

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Best of Both Worlds

I never used to take many pictures. Too much work (and embarrassment) to lug around a big camera, and by the time you get it ready the shot is gone. Until I...Read complete review

I never used to take many pictures. Too much work (and embarrassment) to lug around a big camera, and by the time you get it ready the shot is gone. Until I got my smartphone, that is: the camera takes good shots, is always available, and it's free (after the phone, of course). I have been shooting for years with it. But, my growing family left me feeling the limitations of even the best cameraphone: - poor low-light shooting - no rapid-fire shots - no physical zoom - no changeable lenses All that changed with the Nikon V1, which is my first "real" camera and which I love. It addresses (in a big way) all my complaints of both large and small cameras and offers the best compromise currently available. Compared to the phone, the V1 has: - excellent low-light performance (most of my photos occur in the living room) - fast shooting (faster than some 10x-$ DSLRs in fact, which helps capture the nuance of a baby's laugh) - great base lens selection and incredible lens selection with the FT-1 adapter (highly recommended) Yet compared to the big DSLR, the V1 still has: - compact & light form, yet high-quality build and materials - fastest autofocus on the market (research and learn! Nikon is doing some amazing, ground-breaking stuff with the 1 series, and the V1 is just the beginning) - viewfinder (clutch for certain shots) - no overkill with buttons all over the place, yet all the settings are there if you want to learn and adjust In the 2 months since I got mine, I have shot over three thousand images, and I've found it to be easy to use, comfortably portable enough to keep nearby, yet still capable of producing fantastic images that I could never get out of a smaller system. Then there are the small surprises that make the V1 awesome, such as the optional silent or physical shutter, which is critical for getting pictures of loved ones without them becoming self-conscious. The auto-on viewfinder is convenient. The lens-lock - with its auto-on feature - is also smart and keeps the system compact. And the "subject-tracking" autofocus is out of this world and not something I think is available on other cameras (not sure about this, but I will say I use it almost exclusively, it's that good). All these things together result in a product which must be seen to be believed. Outstanding images with utmost convenience, ease, and compactness. I would also like to mention the two "special" modes invented for the 1 series: "Smart photo selector" and "Motion snapshot". Smart photo selector is amazing, taking over for my #1 complaint about the burden of taking 100s of photos and trying to pick the best 1: the V1 does it for you (and it's good at it). Motion snapshot might have been neat, except there's no option to remove the music so I've never really tried it. It's just too cheesy. Which brings me to the cons: - lame coolpix-style grip. The grip attachment is a burden. - loose, rattling eyelets for the neckstrap are obnoxious. - Auto-on viewfinder is too sensitive, by a lot. My shadow often makes the screen come on. Also, no manual way to set only viewfinder or only screen for those times one is needed exclusively. - the main menu should always begin in the shooting submenu, since that's where 99% of the adjustments are made day-to-day - When using the FT-1, the shutter speed is arbitrarily limited to 1/1.3s, for absolutely no reason. Shutter should always go to the full 2 minutes at my discretion. - the exposure algorithm is intent on producing a "daytime" histogram, where it should be obsessed with eliminating blur. Thus, shutter speed when set by the computer is always too slow (to admit more light), kids running in the house look like smears, and so I end up shooting on shutter-priority a lot. This is because a dark picture is preferable to a blurry picture: a dark picture can be enhanced, a blurry picture is trash. But don't get me wrong: I use this camera every day and tend to get perfect moments captured which I can preserve for a lifetime. It's absolutely the best out there and that's all there is to it.


Most Liked Negative Review


Where is the indoor image quality?

I gave my wife the V1 for xmass. She has shot Nikon DSLR since the D1. The first thing she notices is no built in flash. (Is it that hard to add a...Read complete review

I gave my wife the V1 for xmass. She has shot Nikon DSLR since the D1. The first thing she notices is no built in flash. (Is it that hard to add a small LED to provide some fill/balance?) We picked up the SB-5 flash unit so we could actually shoot indoors under moderate light. We set everything on the V1 to auto and tested the camera shooting a family gathering w and w/o flash. We expected the typical high quality Nikon results. We were shocked and extremely disappointed. The images were terrible! Without the flash, the camera selected ISO-3200 and a very slow shutter (1/7th, 1/15th)... resulting in blurred images, sensor noise and no balance. With the flash, it still liked high ISOs and most images had very harsh lighting, flash-shadowing and poor white balance. Assuming it was user error, we started playing with the settings... what a pain, this is NOT a camera for shooting manual or user controled exposures. I'm hoping its a firmware or meter error, but this camera system is going back to the store. On a positive note - in natural light the camera performed fine and produced good images.

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Ideal Travel Camera


from San Diego, California

Comments about Nikon 1 V1 10.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera:

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.


Powerful camera in a small body


from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon 1 V1 10.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera:

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.


Great Camera!!!


from San Leandro,CA,USA

Comments about Nikon 1 V1 10.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera:

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!!!


High Performance Camera In A Small Package


from NYC

Comments about Nikon 1 V1 10.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera:

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Full featured, compact


from Oregon

Comments about Nikon 1 V1 10.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera:

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!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great Camera


from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon 1 V1 10.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera:

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.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


If only Nikon weren't afraid of shooting itself in the dSLR foot


from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon 1 V1 10.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera:

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.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Seems to be intentionally just short of perfect


from Phoenix, AZ, USA

Comments about Nikon 1 V1 10.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera:

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Poor rear design causes problems


from Phila., PA

Comments about Nikon 1 V1 10.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera:

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.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing shots!


from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon 1 V1 10.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera:

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.

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