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Nikon V2 Digital Camera

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17 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

The experts at PhotographyBlog.com and Hardwarezone.com.ph both recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Two other expert review sites both endorsed this Nikon camera. This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine, confirming their endorsement and it received a Photoreview.com.au "Editor's Choice" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this camera has an overall expert rating of 79%.

Good Owner Reviews

V2 owners on average rated this camera 84%.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon V2 had a good viewfinder. Three years ago Elizabeth Grimshaw mentioned “Has the all important viewfinder”. Smh.com.au mentioned “It has an inbuilt electronic viewfinder of 1440 dots”. Pocket-Lint.com gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint “The Nikon 1 V2 is the top-spec model in the series which incorporates a built-in electronic viewfinder and is, on the face of it, targeted at the mo”.

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it was mirrorless. Expert website Ephotozine.com rated it 5 stars and said in their review “The Nikon 1 V2 is an excellent advancement in the mirrorless camera market”. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “With the V2, Nikon has reworked its high-end mirrorless camera, giving it a more classic design” in their review of the Nikon V2.

One Nikon V2 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good screen. One Nikon V2 owner said in their reviews that the product had an electronic viewfinder. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their Nikon V2 review “The EVF, fast shooting rate”.

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Good Quality Lens

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good lens. Andrew Ellis he said in his Nikon V2 review on Amazon “Should be available in the UK as a body only for those upgrading from another 1 series that already has the kit lens”. K. L. Dove rated the product as very good and said “Wonderful to return to a proper camera with interchangeable lens and a viewfinder that works clearly when the sun is shining” in their review. Three years ago Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus “The firm has taken its high-end Nikon 1 interchangeable lens compact back to the drawing board to make some changes” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

A number of customers who bought it concluded that it had a good autofocus.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some people who bought the product reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Chrismastacam wrote in their review of this digital camera “If you are looking for a good balance between excellent image quailty, compact size”. Worldpix wrote in their review of the Nikon V2 “A Sigma 10-20 wide angle, delivers superb images every time” and gave the Nikon V2 a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review “Image quality is good and it's genuinely fun to use”.

A number of Nikon V2 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Andrew Ellis rated the Nikon V2 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of the Nikon V2 on Amazon “Nice increase in resolution Good implementation of the Function button for changing various items quickly”. Ephotozine.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “There is fast high-speed shooting”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “Boasting continuous shooting speeds of 15fps with continuous autofocus” .

A number of people who reviewed the product thought it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “Nikon.)A new 14.2-megapixel (effective) sensor replaces the 10.1-megapixel chip in the V1, although the chip size remains relatively small, compar” .

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Nice Design

Several Nikon V2 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was well designed. A number of Nikon V2 owners who purchased the product agreed that it was neat.

Two customers who purchased it mentioned that it was good looking. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website CNET.co.uk “A beautifully designed and constructed compact camera with a lens system that brings out the strengths of the compact interchangeable lens form factor”. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “We kept the beautiful little V2 for longer than we normally would because we didn't want to part with it”.

One Nikon V2 owner thought the Nikon V2 was smooth. K. L. Dove said on Amazon “Focusing is smooth and fast and the retractable lenses keep the unit compact when not in use”.

One Nikon V2 reviewer who purchased the product wrote that it was a good design.

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Good Size

A number of people wrote that it was compact. Andrew Ellis said on Amazon “Still very light and compact and an ideal walk about camera” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Andrew Ellis also wrote “Still very small and compact and super sharp Nikon 1 series lenses (especially the 18, 5mm F1.8)Nice big gripProper Mode DialAbility to turn off the image reviewStill has super fast AF”. Andrew Ellis also said “General night snapshots (though not very powerful - i.e like a compact camera”.

A few Nikon V2 reviewers thought the product was a good weight. One Nikon V2 owner who bought it thought it was good physically. K. L. Dove wrote “OK, so it has a physically small sensor” in their review and rated the Nikon V2 as very good.

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Good Product Quality

Twelve people concluded that it was good quality. Chrismastacam rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon three years ago “Sports photography due to the very fast autofocus and excellent image quality” in their review. Dgm said in the same month “A well designed compact camera” and rated it 80 out of 100. Dgm also mentioned “The kit 10-30mm takes high quality photos in normal conditions”.

Easy to Use

Six customers thought the product was easy to use. A Walne said on Amazon “Great performance compact and easy to use, picture quality great” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars. Chrismastacam rated the Nikon V2 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Nikon V2 “Up to about 800iso very pleasing noise control - which suits me well for sports”. Chrismastacam also said “There is a simple remedy to use a normal household 'US/Euro to UK' plug adaptor.”.

A few Nikon V2 owners who reviewed the Nikon V2 mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Four years ago Ukstevens wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Because of the shape change it sits really comfortable in the hand”. Three years ago expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “The addition of an exposure mode dial on the top-plate and a comfortable handgrip both make the V2 a much more enjoyable camera to shoot with”. Cnet.com.au mentioned on expert review site CNET.com.au “With a comfortable shooting design and plenty of features”.

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Robust

Several customers concluded that the product was well made. Andrew Ellis wrote on Amazon three years ago “Built in pop up Speedlight good for fill”. Ukstevens scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon “Now has more manual controls to hand without having to dive into the menu as with the V1 and the built in flash is a welcome addition”. Ukstevens also mentioned “Build quality is first rate”.

Good Flash

Several Nikon V2 reviewers who bought it mentioned that it had a good flash. Photoreview.com.au mentioned “Angled front view of the Nikon 1 V2 with the 10-30mm kit lens and the new built-in flash popped up” in their Nikon V2 review. Expert website Camerastuffreviewcom wrote “The V2 has a built-in flash, is therefore a bit bigger” in their Nikon V2 review but despite that they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon is one of the superior camera brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Nikon also has good ratings for its cameras.

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Good Support

Three Nikon V2 reviewers thought the product had good technical guidance. Three years ago expert website Techradar.com/au/ said “Buying Guide Best compact system camera It's clear that Nikon has put some considerable thought into the upgrade of its Nikon 1 V1 camera in the shape of the Nikon 1 V2” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.my wrote “An improved grip and better manual hand” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Technical Features

Three Nikon V2 reviewers who purchased it thought it had good features. Ephotozine.com scored the product 5 stars and said on expert website Ephotozine four years ago “There are stunning new features such as Slow View” in their review of this digital camera. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Resolution there are some superb features” in their review.

Good Video Capture

A number of Nikon V2 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera “60fps with fixed-point autofocus, Full 1080p HD video captur”. Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus three years ago “It has loads of interesting functions (burst modes, video, autofocus” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au wrote “The V2 is a nice little camera for the average snapshooter who wants to take still pictures and movies that look good on the screen” in their review of the Nikon V2.

Good Battery Life

A number of Nikon V2 owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon V2 had a good battery life. Andrew Ellis wrote “Another new battery (why Nikon?)Not a massive step up in detail or ISO quality over the V1No Auto ISO to 400 (now the minimum is Auto ISO to 800”. S. E. Evans. mentioned in their review of the Nikon V2 “It has a good battery life and is a pleasure to use”.

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A Bit Expensive

A few people who reviewed the Nikon V2 mentioned that it was not cheap. Dgm wrote in their Nikon V2 review on Amazon “This model is a handy, if expensive, portable companion to a DSLR”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Helped by an expensive TV campaign, Nikons 1 series has proved to be very popular among photographers wanting a very small system camera with equally small lenses” in their review of the Nikon V2.

One Nikon V2 owner considered that it was not good value for money. Eb mentioned “This is very upsetting for such a pricey item” in their Nikon V2 review.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

A few Nikon V2 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was not noisy. Dgm mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The images tend to become noisy in low light at over ISO800DGM” but in spite of that they rated it 80 out of 100.

Not Waterproof

The Nikon V2 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that came out in the last 12 months are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the V2, the Nikon V2 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the V2 do not support Full HD video. The Nikon V2 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon V2 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last year are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras that have been around for the last year do not have a GPS. The Nikon V2 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon V2 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon V2 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that were released in the last year also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year, the Nikon V2 does not have a built-in flash.

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4 Awards

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended

Expert Reviews

(54)
26 May 2014

Forget everything you've read about the V1 because the V2 is a new start and it's a very different camera indeed. In fact, it's good enough to go straight into our list of desirable compact system... Read more…

7 February 2014

The Nikon 1 V2 is the successor to the V1. This is more than a cosmetic upgrade: the V2 has a built-in flash, is therefore a bit bigger and now seems like a DSLR in pocket size. The sensor has a... Read more…

7 March 2013

DateMarch 7, 2013 (0) Read later This 14-megapixel compact system camera uses Nikon's CX format sensor - larger than a standard compact but smaller than Micro Four Thirds. It has an... Read more…

We kept the beautiful little V2 for longer than we normally would because we didn't want to part with it. This is one of the sweetest cameras around, a worthy competitor for the Olympus and...

The V2 is a nice little camera for the average snapshooter who wants to take still pictures and movies that look good on the screen. It provides a decent range of adjustable controls and enough...

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User Reviews

(27)
Reviewed 10 August 2016 by Mr. S. C. Booth
(Verified Purchase)

Great little camera this, well worth the purchase.

Reviewed 5 April 2016 by Novac
(Verified Purchase)

Superb small DSLR. A great walk around small camera and has a lovely range of excellent quality lenses to fit. Must have before it disappears of the shelf !

Reviewed 29 January 2015 by Robd
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent.

Reviewed 22 November 2014 by RandallM
RandallM would recommend the Nikon 1 V2

I've been bouncing back and forth between Canon and Nikon's smaller offerings. A rangefinder is a must for me. I tried a few different lenses but have since settled on the 10-30mm and 30-100mm.... Read more…

Reviewed 23 May 2014 by Worldpix | 3 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Being a freelance semi pro travel photographer I am obviously concerned that my images are the best they I can make them, however, I need to travel as light as I can.

My current... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon w10100, nikon w10100m, nikon nikon1v2, nikon w10100mm, nikon nikon1v2b, nikon nikon1v2bo, nikon nikon1v2bod, nikon nikon1v2body
Barcodes 00018208276028, 00018208276035, 00018208276042, 00018208276059, 00018208276066, 00018208276073, 00018208276622, 00018208276639

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