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Nikon 1 V1 Digital Camera

£275.00
SLR 10.1MP CMOS Oct 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Seven industry awards
Unacceptable noise level
Does not have a good flash
120 Reviews + 7 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended tbreak.ae Recommended
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Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

The writers at four expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this low megapixel camera. PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, M3.idg.se and Tbreak.ae all gave this digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Another two expert review sites thought that this camera was good. This Nikon digital camera received an Ephotozine "Highly Recommended" award and it received a Fotovideo.nu "Bronze" award.

This camera received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se.

Average Expert Reviews

This low megapixel camera has an average expert rating of 75% based on sixty-seven expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera and Ephotozine.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 25,424 expert and user reviews (including 514 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned on PC Advisor.co.uk “Expensive, design is uninspiring, manual controls are all stuffed in menus” in their review of this digital camera. Pc Advisor.co.uk also wrote “Manual settings aren't easily accessible” in their review. Six years ago Camera Labs mentioned “Viewfinder slow to activate and no manual override” in their review of the Nikon 1 V1.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Three Nikon 1 V1 reviewers who bought this digital camera considered that it was noisy. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Image noise at IS 800”. Digitalone.com.sg wrote “Average noise” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com said five years ago “Both produce good still and video image quality, with decent high ISO noise performance con”.

Noisy

Three Nikon 1 V1 reviewers who bought this digital camera considered that it was noisy. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Image noise at IS 800”. Digitalone.com.sg wrote “Average noise” in their review of this digital camera.

Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com said five years ago “Both produce good still and video image quality, with decent high ISO noise performance con”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One customer who bought the Nikon 1 V1 considered that it had a good battery life.


Price

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Reasonably Priced

Four customers reckoned that this digital camera was expensive. Dpexpert.com.au said “It is also relatively expensive” in their review of the Nikon 1 V1. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Pocket Lint “And while the V1 provides most of what Nikon wanted it too, it’s an expensive, if compact, option”. Expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned five years ago “We really have difficulty recommending the V1 as tested simply because it’s wildly expensive” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who bought it reckoned that it was good value for money. Pcmag.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon V1 is priced like a high-end mirrorless camera”. Ephotozine.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Key features, however it's clear from the price difference, design”.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

Nikon released the 1 V1 in October 2011.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon 1 V1 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon 1 V1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of this spec and age.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras of this type and age range from 1" to 3.5". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon 1 V1 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras of this type and age is 410,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the Nikon 1 V1 has a very high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 1 V1 supports video capability, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.95) which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon 1 V1 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon 1 V1 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 1 V1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think because of its better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.95) is also worth considering.

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3872 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon 1 V1 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera has a 3872 x 2592 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Nikon digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 3840 x 2160. The still image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4032 x 3024 (best).

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10.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 10.1 megapixels digital camera.

If this Nikon camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.95) (12.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Camera

Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon 1 V1 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon 1 V1 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon 1 V1 has an external flash connector. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have an external flash connector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Nikon 1 V1 features connection to PC. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature connection to PC.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon 1 V1 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon 1 V1 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon 1 V1 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Battery

400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon 1 V1 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon 1 V1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivities "100", "800", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Features

Good Features

Nine people reckoned that this digital camera had good features. Six years ago Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their Nikon 1 V1 review “JPEGRAW shooting, great video features” nonetheless they rated it 17.6 out of 100. Pc Advisor.co.uk also wrote “Nice innovative features (Motion Snapshot” in their review. Pc Advisor.co.uk also said “Range of features like slow-motion video” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 294 grams, the Nikon 1 V1 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Compact

Twenty-two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk six years ago “Compact interchangeable lens system” yet they gave it a score of 18.2 out of 100. Also six years ago Pc Advisor.co.uk said “Better picture quality than regular compact cameras” in their Nikon 1 V1 review. Macworld.co.uk wrote in their Nikon 1 V1 review “Better still and video quality than a compact camera”.

Three Nikon 1 V1 owners agreed that it was a good body shape. Six years ago Pc Advisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk “Mooi gebouwde body, snelle autofocus, beeldstabilisatie in kitlens, contrast en fasedetectie autofocus, verkrijgbaar in meerdere kleuren” however they only rated this digital camera 1 stars. In the same month Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their Nikon 1 V1 review on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The body lacks its sibling's finesse”.

Two Nikon 1 V1 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Howtospendit.ft.com said in their Nikon 1 V1 review “My first impression of the V1 was that it is on the chunky side, both to look at” . Expert website Photoanswers.co.uk gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “This makes it feel nicely chunky in the hand”.

One person who bought the product said that it was a good size. One Nikon 1 V1 owner who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was thick.

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Design

Good Looking

Two people thought this digital camera was good looking. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Beautiful LCD screenEVF” . Whatdigitalcamera.com rated the product 8 stars and wrote on What Digital Camera six years ago “The V1 is beautifully made, fun to use, has an excellent built-in EVF” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people agreed that this digital camera was well designed. Expert website Howtospendit.ft.com said “The design is interesting as a retro exercise, if you accept that sometimes a look can be nostalgic without being a rehash of anything specific” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago expert review site Camcorderinfo.com rated the Nikon 1 V1 5 stars and said “The V1 has a light and compact design that does put less pressure on your wrist during long video shots.”.

One Nikon 1 V1 owner who bought it thought it was neat. Five years ago expert website Pcworld.co.nz wrote in their review of the Nikon 1 V1 “Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, or ‘hybrids’, are increasingly popular because they slot neatly into a sweet spot between compacts”.

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Well Made

Twelve people said in their reviews that it was well made. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned in their Nikon 1 V1 review on PC Advisor.co.uk “Good build and finish, feels robust, highcapacity battery”. Pc Advisor.co.uk also mentioned “Excellent build quality” in their review. Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review of the Nikon 1 V1 “Solid build yet handy, shoot-from-the-hip sized dimensions”.

Three customers concluded that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Digit.in mentioned “The camera feels sturdy to hold, yet doesn't feel overtly heavy” in their review of the Nikon 1 V1. Expert review site Popphoto.com said “The company that always put an emphasis on producing extremely sharp lenses and cutting-edge, rugged camera bodies has decided to target a lowe” in their review of this digital camera. Photoanswers.co.uk said on expert review site Photo Answers.co.uk “The thickness of its durable”.

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Good Quality

Twenty-three Nikon 1 V1 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Good Gear Guide.com.au said six years ago “Great image quality Body feels good to hold” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera on CNET.co.uk “Image quality good for sensor size” nonetheless they scored the product 1 stars. Cnet.co.uk also wrote “Generally good build quality” in their review.

Easy to Use

Ten Nikon 1 V1 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon 1 V1 considered that it was easy to use. Smarthouse.com.au mentioned in their Nikon 1 V1 review “Intuitive electronic viewfinder”. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk “Screen and viewfinder are accurate and pleasant to use” in their review of the Nikon 1 V1. Pc Advisor.co.uk also mentioned “Image quality, easy to use, great EVF” in their review.

Two customers who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. T3.com said in their review of this digital camera “Simple menu layout”.

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Does Not Have a Good Flash

Ten people said in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good flash. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned six years ago “Flash is an additional 160” in their Nikon 1 V1 review. Pc Advisor.co.uk also wrote “Pas de flash fourni, incompatibilit avec les flashes pour reflex Nikon” in their review. T3.com said “Flash costs extra”.

Does Not Have Good Exposure Controls

One Nikon 1 V1 owner wrote in their reviews that the product did not have good exposure controls. Dp Review mentioned “No 'live' simulation of exposure compensation, nor on-screen histogram” in their review of the Nikon 1 V1.

Good for Video Recording

Thirteen people who purchased it thought it was good for video recording. Camera Labs said in their review of the Nikon 1 V1 “Able to capture high-res stills while filming HD video” although they only rated it 1 stars. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their review of the Nikon 1 V1 on PC Advisor.co.uk “Fast fulltime AF in Movie mode” but despite that they only rated it 17.6 out of 100. Five years ago Digitalone.com.sg said “Good picture and video quality” in their review of the Nikon 1 V1.

Electronic Viewfinder

Seven people who bought the Nikon 1 V1 agreed that it had an electronic viewfinder. T3.com wrote “Built-in EVF with eye sensor” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100. Pc Advisor.co.uk said “Excellent EVF with EyeStart sensor” in their Nikon 1 V1 review. Pc Advisor.co.uk also wrote “Superb EVF and LCD” in their review.

Five Nikon 1 V1 owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Camera Labs said “Built-in viewfinder, mic input” in their review of the Nikon 1 V1 but they only gave the Nikon 1 V1 a rating of 1 stars. Pc Advisor.co.uk said “Excellent viewfinder and screen”. Six years ago Dpexpert.com.au wrote “The big difference between the two is a built-in electronic viewfinder on the V1 that is absent from the J1”.

Four Nikon 1 V1 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon 1 V1 concluded that it was mirrorless. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint six years ago “The Nikon 1 V1 is a bold and brave step by Nikon into the compact, mirrorless system camera market” in their Nikon 1 V1 review. Tbreak.ae said in their Nikon 1 V1 review “The Nikon 1 cameras are a great first effort by Nikon in the world of mirrorless cameras, with some great features” and scored it 5 stars. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “The Nikon 1 Series is like a more compact mirrorless system, with a smaller sensor than the Micro Four thirds system”.

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Good Autofocus

Twelve customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good autofocus. Smarthouse.com.au mentioned six years ago “Fast, continuous autofocus” in their review of the Nikon 1 V1. Also six years ago Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote “Ractivit de bon aloi, autofocus rapide” but they only gave it a score of 17.6 out of 100. Pc Advisor.co.uk also mentioned “Autofocus trs vif en pleine lumire” in their review.

Ten Nikon 1 V1 owners reckoned that it had a good lens. Dpexpert.com.au wrote in their Nikon 1 V1 review “Nikon's entry into the interchangeable lens compact section of the market comes with two models – the 1 V1”. Reviewed.com wrote “The cameras are the first digital Nikons to utilize an entirely new lens mount system and an image sensor smaller than thos” however despite that they only scored the product 3 stars. Expert review site Digital-Photography-School.com said six years ago “Micro, mirrorless cameras are upon us, with sales for the pioneers — Olympus and Panasonic — soaring as people welcome the small, clever, interchangeable lens models with open arms” in their Nikon 1 V1 review.

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Able to Produce Good Images

Twenty-five people who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Smarthouse.com.au mentioned six years ago “Captures full res images at 60 frames per second”. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Petites innovations (image anime, slecteur d'images” although they rated the Nikon 1 V1 1 stars. Pc Advisor.co.uk also wrote “Realistic image colors” in their review.

Fourteen Nikon 1 V1 reviewers wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera on CNET.co.uk “Max 60fps continuous shooting” however despite that they scored it 1 stars. T3.com wrote “High speed shooting” in their Nikon 1 V1 review. Camera Labs mentioned “Fast burst shooting, including 10fps with AF” in their review of the Nikon 1 V1.

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good image sensor. Dpexpert.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Has a smaller sensor” but despite that they rated it 58.891216807009 out of 100. Avhub.com.au said “A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK? Nikon has introduced a third sensor format for its compact system camera (CSC) as it deliberately tries to keep some distance from its D-SLRs” in their Nikon 1 V1 review. Techmagnifier.com said “F you will do overall analysis, you will find conclusion that Sony NEX – 7 has biggest sensor, Nikon V1 has advanced & unique features” in their review of the Nikon 1 V1.

Two customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk six years ago “Wietne odwzorowanie szczegw do ISO 16003200, wygld, solidna konstrukcja, szybki i precyzyjny autokocus, masa (dla lubicych 'czu' aparat w rce), dobrej jakoci monitor LCD, dobrej jakoci wizjer elektron” in their Nikon 1 V1 review. Pc Advisor.co.uk also wrote “Usable up to ISO 6400” in their review.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vva-101-k002, vva-102-k002, vva-102-k001, vva-101-k001, vva101k004, vva101k003, n1v001, n1v002
Barcodes 00018208921805, 00018208921843, 00018208921881, 00018208921928, 00018208921966, 00018208922000, 00018208923694, 00018208923731, 03610170529989, 04571284722750, 08033737551028, 08033737551035, 08033737551042, 08033737551059, 08033737551066, 08033737551073

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