It was then that I realized why I love this camera so much
A. Morales, Amazon
20 October 2014
Summary: I was thinking about my old FM 10 35mm film camera when I looked over and saw my V1 sitting on my dresser. It was then that I realized why I love this camera so much. I've seen people complain that changing controls is slow and it can't bracket. I've seen others say that this camera truly fits what photography is. I have to side with the latter because of my FM10. See, for those who don't know, the FM10 was Nikon's last fully manual 35mm SLR.
Summary: An older camera, but one that still gets the job done beautifully, This camera is great for all types of photography (just note the small sensor does not generate much Bokeh) and is arguably even better for video. I have taken some stunning video for this camera and also very stunning landscape photography as well. You can find this camera for fairly cheap and it has a wide range of great lenses.
Summary: Nikon 1 V1 is the camera that got me into mirrorless cameras. V1 paired with 18.5mm f/1.8 is simply awesome. Nikon 1 has small cameras with small lenses. Sony Nex has small cameras but many of their lenses are large. Nikon 1 has very fast and accurate af and even has very good tracking and continuous af. It has incredible burst rate as well which makes it kid friendly. It's a great family camera.
Summary: This is one amazing little camera! I have a Nikon D200 and an assortment of lenses which I love, but this V1 will be my travel camera for going overseas. The size and compactness of the camera and several lenses is ideal. One does have to get used to handling a smaller seemingly delicate instrument after using the larger DSLR. This is a great system, especially with the 6.7 to 13mm wide angle zoom and the adapter to use the larger DLSR lenses.
Summary: This was a big step up from the Nikon 1 J1. Fortunately all my lenses work just fine with the 1 V1 and it is a much more professional grade camera for a serious amateur that does not want to lug heavy equipment around. The picture quality is very good. The automatic features work better than any camera I have ever owned including some 35mm SLRs.