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Nikon 1 S1

£297.79
£229.99 £67.80 cheaper than 44 days ago
f1cd.ru Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning MILC digital camera, great for wildlife photography
MILC 14.2MP 2.5x CMOS Mar 2014
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Nikon 1 S1 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Nikon 1 S1 number 298 across all digital cameras.
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44 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Overall Score
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Average

Why Has it Scored 55?

It has superb user reviews but average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this camera to others. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus two other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, good picture quality and a good screen / viewfinder.
The 1 S1 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Only 3872 x 2592 pixels image resolution
Quite slow camera shutter speed

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 200 in wildlife photography cameras. However mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 242 in landscape photography cameras as well being mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 236 in portrait photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

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How Big is the Nikon 1 S1?

The Nikon 1 S1 is 102mm wide and 60.5mm tall. It is 29.7mm deep and weighs 197g.

Nikon 1 S1 front dimensions

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Nikon 1 S1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The authors at three expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this Nikon digital camera. PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and F1cd.ru all gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on 23 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 21 owner reviews this camera has a brilliant average owner rating. 10 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This means that owners think this Nikon camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Nikon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 30,771 user and expert reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five people who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Four customers considered that the product was able to produce good images.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people said that it had a good screen.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Two owners wrote that the product was good quality.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £229.99 it is cheaper than 61% of cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £68 (23%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon 1 S1 and the United Kingdom price of £229.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $209.99 (£272.88).

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Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

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Only 3872 X 2592 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon 1 S1 has a maximum image resolution of 3872 x 2592 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Megapixels

The Nikon 1 S1's sensor megapixels of 14.2MP is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Quite Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Nikon 1 S1 of only 0.0000625s is in the slowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average camera shutter speed of all cameras is 0.16s, with the slowest being 0.000062s and the fastest being 8s.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Nikon 1 S1 of 197g is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon 1 S1 has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Nikon 1 S1's maximum memory card size of only 8GB is in the smallest 18% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon 1 S1 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon 1 S1 features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon 1 S1 has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon 1 S1 supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon 1 S1 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Nikon 1 S1's display diagonal of 3" is in the largest 19% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|640 x 240|320 x 240|320 x 120 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon 1 S1 has an HDMI port. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon 1 S1 features calendar, unlike 86% of digital cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other cameras, the Nikon 1 S1 does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have an External Flash Connector

Like most other cameras, the Nikon 1 S1 does not have an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon 1 S1 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera was released in March 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon nikon1s1singlelenskitkhaki, nikon crtnk1s111275r, nikon w11275mm, vr1030mm, f35561vr
Barcodes 00018208276189, 00018208276196, 00018208276202, 00018208276219, 00018208276295, 00018208276318, 00018208931439, 00018208931477, 00018208931514, 00018208931552, 00018208931590, 00018208988334, 00018208988341, 00018208995585, 00018208995592, 00845251090666, 05742220131410, 08033737551851, 08033737551868, 08033737551875

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