Summary: I have had this camera a few days, mostly played around with it indoors. I'm an experienced amateur, who mostly enjoys photography as a hobby, I love nature, stillife, candid and food photography, with occasion to photograph family or friends.
Excerpt: The Nikon 1 S1 is a bit smaller and lighter than the J1 and the 11-27.5mm kit lens is very sharp even to the edges. The camera allows me to take clear photos indoors under available light unlike my compact camera does.
Summary: But the cheapo lens that comes with this package is not good. The 11-27.5 lens just doesn't do it. If you look at the DXOMark rating for this camera, the sensor is rated at 56, as opposed to the V1, 54, and the new J4, 53.
Summary: Its really great and a lot of options to explore. But, unfortunatelly when you use the 'auto' the ISO is not the right one. Meaning, even if you use a good resolution, when you take the image on the computer with zoom, all the pixels and 'noises' from ISO are there. But even tho, its amazing.
Nikon S1 - Great Camera like other Nikon 1 but I prefer the J1 or J2 over this model
Shawn C., Amazon
6 November 2013
Summary: Excellent Compact Camera that is very capable. I am owner of Nikon J1 and V1. I bought this because of the low price on a used one. It's smaller than J1 (same size as J3) and essentially all the features of J1.