Excerpt: With the V1 , 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. WIRED Dedicated electronic viewfinder. Hot shoe for flash.
Summary: Nikon has finally arrived to the mirrorless camera party with its Nikon V1 and J1. Though a tad bit late, one could say Nikon was taking the time to not only develop their own proprietary sensor, but also come up with a hybrid contrast-phase-detect focusing system. However, it seems like they may have overlooked a few key aspects of what a mirrorless camera should be like.
Pros: Great High ISO performance, Blazing fast and accurate focus system, Solid build quality., Dual Shutters (mechanical and electronic)
Cons: Pricey, Cluttered menu system, Lack of PASM on mode dial, No auto-focus or exposure correction in high speed shooting mode
Summary: When Nikon announced its first compact system cameras , the V1 and J1, the first reaction was "At last!" followed swiftly by "They've done what?!" The controversy was over the sensor size and, in the eyes of the loyal Nikonites, a lack of "seriousness". The Nikon 1 series uses an ickle 13.2x8.8mm sensor, which is considerably smaller than those used by Micro Four Thirds cameras (17.3x13mm) from Olympus and Panasonic , and tiny compared to the APS-C sensors (23.5x15.6mm)...
Nikon 1 V1 review: Nikon's interchangeable lens camera can supply great image quality, but it fails in usability and value
Good Gear Guide.au
3 September 2011
Summary: The Nikon 1 V1 is an interchangeable lens camera that's capable of supplying great image quality, and it's well built, but it's poor when it comes to usability. Furthermore, its sensor is very small and not up to the standard of competing cameras from Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony.
Pros: Great image quality, Body feels good to hold
Cons: Controls and menu, Small sensor, Unintuitive
Excerpt: DinSide Flere av de store kameraprodusentene har de siste årene lansert systemkameraer uten speil, men til nå har kjempene Nikon og Canon sittet på gjerdet og tviholdt på speilet i sine modeller.
Pros: Kompakt utforming, god søker/skjerm, rask autofokus/seriefoto
Cons: Svak brukervennlighet, få funksjoner, ikke så komfortabelt grep, bildekvalitet ikke helt på høyde med de beste