Excerpt: Our Children are now 4 and 2 and starting to do more organized activities so we wanted to move past the cell phones and our old point and shoot. the Nikon 1 has been an except step in the real photog direction for us. My wife and I adapted to it with in just a few days and now love using it. We love having the fast shutter and amazing pictures at from such a great price!
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality
Excerpt: For newbie camera users this camera practically takes pictures itself. It is easy to use in auto mode. I took this on a trip to Europe and unfortunately could not see the screen very well in the sunshine especially with sunglasses. It would be nice if this one had an adjustable screen for viewing and taking pictures of self in various places. Great for scenery though! The pictures a crisp and gorgeous!
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD
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.
Summary: I own two Nikon 1 V1, and I purchase this to supplement them. Already have close to complete set of Nikon 1 lens. The complaint I have is that the body has the kind of slippery finishing as I don't have the habit to install the shoulder strap and I have to shop for the hand or wrist strap.
Nikon S1 - Great Camera like other Nikon 1 but I prefer the J1 or J2 over this model
Shawn C., Amazon
1 June 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. I like the pop up flash on this one better because it can be tilted to bounce the light manually. Still, the controls are not as good as a J1 in my opinion.
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. So you have a camera here that focuses fast and takes great pics when paired with the 10mm or the 18.5mm or the 30-110. But why do they ship it with a cheapo lens? To make it cheap, I suppose.
Summary: Seeing as how it costs much less than the enthusiast models like the Canon s120 or Panasonic LX7 and so on...I believe it makes pictures just as good or better than those cameras. The benefit this has over enthusiast models is the larger sensor (same as the RX100 but half the price) and the ability to buy lenses that will increase photo quality.