Excerpt: There's really nothing bad about the functionality of the Nikon V1. Its weakest point is low-light performance (which seems on par with my first DSLR — the Nikon D50). It works great with Nikon AF-S lenses using the FT-1 adapter, and the 1 system zooms are tiny and quite competent. All the Nikon 1's problems come from its bizarrely awful user interface. Why they didn't just put a PASM dial and a command dial on the sucker I don't know.
Excerpt: SHORT VERSION The Nikon V1 is a small, light, well-built camera that takes very good photos and video clips, and is a lot of fun to use. It has a few operational and handling quirks that can sometimes be quite annoying, but overall it is easy to use. It is a very good camera for 95% of my needs, and I highly recommend it.
great video mode, great looking photos, small sized. great for going light
3 September 2013
Summary: I was initially suspicious of these mirrorless cameras coming from years of shooting with DSRLS. I grabbed one of these on sale for a fraction of the original price. I learned to love this camera even if it has its iidiosyncrasies. It takes very good photos. They have a different feel than my Nikon D7000, maybe less dynamic range but they somehow have a film look that many digital cameras do not have.
Excerpt: Hi all, I've been using Nikon 1 V1 with 10-30 for a month now. I must say I like it very, very much. For me it is a wonderfull camera for holidays. I took it with me on a trip to Germany. I found the V1 very usefull in normal, sunny as well overcast conditions. I didn't miss the flash because I also had a Ricoh GR for indoor/high ISO work. I plan to purchase 18.5 mm lens, sell the GR and the V1 will become my only camera.
Summary: So ... I wanted a smallish camera, responsive, discrete, good battery life, RAW files, and with decent IQ. All of the above is delivered by the V1, no question about it. Once I got used to the menus I can easily switch ISO, PASM mode, use the remote, turn on/off VR, use the rear display or use the viewfinder. It is comfortable to walk around with the camera, it captures good images, the RAW files are easy to process, for traveling the 10mp resolution is enough.
Pros: Focus speed, Accurate exposure, Nice build, The price once discontinued :)
Cons: Kit lens is slow and I find it large for the size of the body, Control layout is between menus and buttons that may confuse DSLR nikon users, No integrated flash
Summary: After all the noise that followed the launch from the online community which is never satisfied with anything, we got to see what this camera could really do, and it is impressive. Responsiveness is great on all counts. The feel is nice and it is simple enough for anyone to use, yet flexible enough to tackle a wide range of subjects.
Summary: At the current blow out prices this is a great purchase. Image quality is excellent and exceeds point and shoot camera's. Perfect for travel when the big DSLR is too much gear. performance of the camera has exceeded my expectations. It is very responsive. This camera is a great upgrade to a typical point and shoot at a similar price. It can handle difficult subjects like running children or sports easily.
Excerpt: It was seeing others using this little wonder that made me buy one for my wife, but she opted for the OM-D E-M5 instead, so I inherited it! Quickly it grew on me, and pretty soon it became my favorite camera (I have a few...). PROS: ===== * very rugged design, feels like a Leica! * excellent viewfinder, one of the best EVFs on the market. * Utterly silent shutter, perfect for candid photography, shooting easily scared animals, and similar subject.