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Nikon 1 V1
7.3 out of 10

Nikon 1 V1

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Overall 7
6.6

Expert Review

reviewed
28 June 2012
  • Summary: Nikon's new V1 joins the J1 in coupling a 1-inch image sensor with a smaller mount for portability.
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The Luminous Landscape
10 June 2012
  • Conclusion: In the end the 1 Series line and the V1 could well end up like the late and unlamentedPronea, an unremarkable footnote in the history of photography. On the other hand, for less demanding photographers who value small lenses, a totally silent shutter, fast autofocus, and very high frame rates, the...
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Nikon 1 V1

thinkdigit.com
30 April 2012
  • Excerpt: With Olympus, Sony and Panasonic gunning to dominate the nascent mirrorless camera segment, many wondered whether the big wigs (A.K.A Canon and Nikon) would ever venture into the new territory.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
28 March 2012
  • Summary: The Nikon 1 V1 presents the unique combination of a built-in viewfinder, compatibility with F-mount Nikkor lenses (thanks to an adapter) and a big 2.7x crop factor. We put the V1 to the test, focusing especially on its applications with Nikkor F-mount lenses. Take a look.
  • Pros: Good still image quality, RAW shooting capability, Built-in viewfinder
  • Cons: Expensive, Optional grip blocks battery, Loss of AF with FT-1 adapter
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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon 1 V1 Review

Digitaltrends
27 February 2012
  • Conclusion: We really have difficulty recommending the V1 as tested simply because it’s wildly expensive, and the results don’t measure up to the competition. Think about this for a moment: you can buy a 24-MP Sony NEX-7 for $1,500, with an 18-55mm lens and a flash.
  • Pros: Beautiful LCD screen/EVF, Quality photos/movies with enough light, Fast focusing
  • Cons: Simply too expensive
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Onederous

Gear Patrol
15 January 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

Review: Nikon 1 V1

Wired
29 December 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon V1

PC Magazine
28 December 2011
  • Conclusion: The Nikon V1 is priced like a high-end mirrorless camera and delivers solid performance, but doesn't offer the level of controls or lens options that demanding photographers require.
  • Pros: Eye-level electronic viewfinder. Fast, accurate autofocus. Silent operation. Expansion port. Excellent high ISO performance.
  • Cons: Expensive. No built-in flash. Very limited lens selection. Few physical controls.
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Overall 7
6.7

Expert Review

DP Review
26 December 2011
  • 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 ...
  • 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'...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon 1 V1

neocamera.com
23 November 2011
  • 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.
  • 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, E...
  • 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
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