Summary: Overall, I am impressed by the Nikon 1 V1 – it is a solid, high-quality camera with excellent performance characteristics. While my initial thoughts after the Nikon 1 system was announced were rather
, after using the camera actively for over a month, I got to like it, at least when...
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.
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
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...
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.
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: The Nikon 1 V1 is more capable than the J1, but the body lacks its sibling's finesse and we're not sure the extra features justify the higher price. Nonetheless, the V1 produces some of the sharpest, most detailed shots we have seen.
Pros: Great level of detail; Compact interchangeable lens system; Good build quality.
Cons: Some evidence of colour fringing; Expensive.
Excerpt: Last year I was at the launch of the Nikon 1 camera, and although I asked several times to review it I never got to the top of the list. Now however Nikon have just launched the Nikon 1 v1 which comes with two lenses.
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.
Excerpt: The Nikon V1 is Nikon's first foray into the growing Compact System Camera market, and is designed to offer D-SLR-style quality and the ability to change lenses in a smaller body. But with many competitors already on their third-generation CSCs will it be able to compete?