Summary: The Nikon 1 V1 with a 10-30mm lens is available in the market at a price of Rs.42,600. This camera was launched last year, across the world and it has only made its way to India, just recently. Many brands are recognizing India as a strong market for the compact system camera segment. With the case of this camera, it is built really well and looks good, too. It has various features that put it in a category by itself.
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Excerpt: Add one more to the great hall of mirrorless cameras with Nikon’s new Nikon 1 System . Using an all new “CX” 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, the flagship camera, the Nikon V1 ($899) will include a 10-30mm lens (27-81mm equivalent), an electronic viewfinder, 1080i 60 fps and an accessory port for add-ons including a mini-speedlight, GPS unit and microphone. And yes, an adaptor for Nikon F-mount lenses is already on its way.
Excerpt: , Nikon debuts new less-is-more thinking. It’s got fewer external manual controls in favor of more novice-friendly aids like Smart Photo Selector, which rattles off 20 stills in less than a second and picks the best five before letting you choose the keeper. The speedy autofocus can track subjects at 10 fps — if there’s enough light. When there’s not, the 10-megapixel sensor struggles mightily.
Pros: Dedicated electronic viewfinder. Hot shoe for flash. Two lenses are included in the box.
Cons: No pop-up flash. Small proprietary CX sensor. Horrid manual focus.
Summary: The J1 will reward point-and-shoot upgraders with a noticeable bump in image quality, but it often fails to deliver acceptable results in lower-light settings when operated in its fully automated mode.
Pros: Good image quality (comparable to 12MP Micro Four Thirds sensor output), Very good, print-ready JPEGs - nice color reproduction, and a good balance of NR/detail, Fast and accurate phase-detection tracking AF as part of adaptive 'Hybrid' AF system, Exceptional continuous shooting rates - up to 60 fps, Effective (automatic) in-camera correction of fringing/CA and vignetting in JPEG files, Smart Photo Selector works very well in day-to-day shooting (and is great for grou...
Cons: Conservative Auto ISO behavior can result in dangerously slow shutter speeds indoors (especially frustrating for social photography and continuous-advance shots of indoor sports), No 'live' simulation of exposure compensation, nor on-screen histogram, Few direct access buttons and no 'quick menu' - some basic exposure parameters (such as ISO, white balance and exposure mode) can only be accessed via the main menu, Very little customization possible, No control over Hy...
Summary: The interface of the V1 is somewhat unusual and designed for beginning photographers. While this camera offers full manual controls, including PASM modes and custom white-balance, changing these require a trip through the menu system. Still, the V1 always remains responsive and rarely gets in the way of taking a shot. Nikon really pushed things here, giving the V1 the smoothest and most seamless integration between stills and video on any digital camera to date.
Pros: Low image noise until ISO 800, Usable up to ISO 6400, Excellent metering system, Realistic image colors, Good white-balance, Ultra-fast autofocus with moderate to good light, Quick and responsive, Excellent EVF with Eye-Start sensor, Sharp and crisp LCD, Nearly instant lag for stills and video, Extremely quiet, Very solid build quality
Cons: Slow autofocus in low light, Limited dynamic range, Shot-to-shot times longer than average, Limited selection of lenses, Few external controls, AF and MF sounds get recorded during video, Adjustment of EC not shown until set, Not, Short battery-life, Proprietary accessory port for external lighting
Excerpt: The Nikon 1 V1 is one of the two cameras launched at the release of the new 1 system, promising headline performance in a compact mirrorless body. How does the Nikon V1 fair in relation to its CSC peers?
Pros: Some impressive tricks, fast burst shooting and focusing, good EVF, retractable lenses
Cons: Too basic for hobbyists, too expensive for everyone else.
Summary: And yet the Nikon V1 and J1 are also arguably the most misunderstood cameras of recent times, based purely on early comments over their basic specifications. When Nikon finally announced its first mirror-less interchangeable lens camera (ILC), it was almost inevitable many were disappointed when they discovered the new CX-format sensor was not only smaller than the APS-C chips in Sony's NEX ILCs and Nikon's own DX-format DSLRs, but even smaller than Micro Four Thirds.
Pros: Fast AF and confident tracking in good lighting., Fast burst shooting, including 10fps with AF., Able to capture high-res stills while filming HD video., Built-in viewfinder, mic input and accessory port.
Cons: Viewfinder slow to activate and no manual override., Switches to slower AF system under dim conditions., No exposure bracketing, live histogram or effects., No built-in flash. Proprietary accessory shoe limits options., Shutter often too slow in Portrait mode to avoid blurring.