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Nikon 1 S1
7.7 out of 10

Nikon 1 S1

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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon 1 S1 – Review

Review guidelines
13 January 2014
  • Summary: The Nikon 1 S1 does not introduce anything new into the family of mirrorless of the Japanese manufacturer. The new model is designed exclusively for beginners, with a smaller body, essential controls and a more competitive price.
  • Pros: Compact and lightweight body, Excellent value for the price, Burst shooting at 15 fps with continuous AF, Simplified user interface.
  • Cons: Taking into the awkward hand, Checks too basic, Fixed screen and non-touch.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
9 May 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon 1 S1 was announced this past January, at the same time as the Nikon 1 J3, which I reviewed this past March. Both are small, attractive cameras of the mirrorless, rangefinder-style with interchangeable lenses.
  • Pros: Small size, attractive appearance, Quick performance, Excellent autofocus system, Very good image quality, even at high ISOs, Manual controls
  • Cons: No mode dial so all mode changes require accessing the menu, Kit lens lacks optical image stabilization, Videos are jittery, No panorama mode
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Overall 9
8.9
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

Nikon 1 S1 Review

What Digital Camera
12 April 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon 1 S1 is a fine CSC, with a long list of admirable features. It may not be the best choice for low-light (with the lack of a proper VR system standing out as a particular disappointment), neither is it the ideal option around which to build a system of lenses and accessories, but if you...
  • Pros: Fast AF; Stable and clear screen; Excellent AWB and metering system; Superb video quality
  • Cons: Noise control isn't up to the standard of other CSCs; No VR in the kit lens
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Nikon 1 S1 Mirrorless Camera Review

Shutterbug
15 March 2013
  • Excerpt: The S1 is the brand new entry-level camera in Nikon’s 1 series. With a sensor resolution of 10 MP it offers the same nominal resolution as the first Nikon 1 cameras, the 1 J1 and 1 V1, which were launched in 2011.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon 1 S1 review

expertreviews.co.uk
24 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The compact system camera (CSC) market is getting increasingly crowded and homogenised, but there's no risk of the Nikon 1 system blending in. These cameras are smaller and lighter than rival CSC systems, but that's mostly because their 13.2x8.8mm sensors are quite a bit smaller than the 17.3x13mm...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon 1 S1

Trusted Reviews
19 July 2013
  • Summary: An affordable system camera that's fast and easy to use.
  • Pros: Reliable image quality, Lightning quick auto-focus, Impressive LCD screen
  • Cons: Noisy photos at higher ISOs, Slightly subdued colours
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon 1 S1

MacWorld
18 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Nikon chose not to overburden this particular chip with pixels either – a sensible choice, as a smaller sensor and high pixel count can result in visible image noise.
  • Pros: Pocket sized with lens removed; simple to use; pop-up flash
  • Cons: Small sensor; no built-in viewfinder
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
23 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The Nikon 1 S1 is a great pocket-sized compact system camera, with all the automatic and manual controls you'd ever need, and with a few interesting and fun features thrown in to boot.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon 1 S1 review

TechRadar UK
30 April 2013
  • Summary: Nikon's simplest CSC put to the test
  • Pros: Good image quality, Small size, Best Moment Capture, The best thing about the Nikon 1 S1 is its (JPEG) image quality, which is arguably the most important thing. Photographs from it are bright, colourful and vibrant without being over the top. Despite its small size and relatively low resolution,...
  • Cons: No touchscreen, Long-winded operation, Can't shoot raw and JPEG files together, Although this camera is aimed primarily at beginners, anybody with a desire to make changes to settings will find the Nikon 1 S1 ever so slightly frustrating. A touchscreen would have elevated this up from an average ...
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Nikon 1 S1

PhotographyBLOG
25 February 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon 1 S1 is the new entry-level model in Nikon's compact system camera range, but it's a surprisingly capable camera that offers virtually all of the same features as the mid-range J3 model at £100 / $100 cheaper.
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