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Nikon 1 V1

Camera Labs Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended tbreak.ae Recommended
A multi award winning SLR digital camera with average features
SLR 10.1MP CMOS White Oct 2011
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Nikon 1 V1 Review

With very good reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon 1 V1 number 902 across all digital cameras.
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67 Reviews + 7 Awards
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Average Features
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5 Years Old
Overall Score
38
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 38?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 75%, based on 67 reviews. This digital camera has received seven awards including a "Recommended" award from M3.idg.se plus three other sites and a "Bronze" from Fotovideo.nu. 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 cameras 2017.
Customers report is robust, good picture quality and video capture.
The 1 V1 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 low megapixels sensor

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How Big is the Nikon 1 V1?

The Nikon 1 V1 is 113mm wide and 76mm tall. It is 43.5mm deep and weighs 249g.

Nikon 1 V1 front dimensions

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Nikon 1 V1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

The experts at websites M3.idg.se, Tbreak.ae, Camera Labs and PhotographyBlog.com all recommend this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at two additional expert review sites liked this camera. The author at review website Fotovideo.nu concluded that this Nikon digital camera was very good and gave it a "Bronze" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Ephotozine, confirming their endorsement.

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

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 67 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and Ephotozine this camera has an overall expert rating of 75%.

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Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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

Users Report it is Robust

Two customers who reviewed the Nikon 1 V1 agreed that it was strong and durable and two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was well made.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two people said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two owners said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

  • The camera managed to capture a solid video image in bright l…
  • Up top sits the power button, shutter release and video record button, each generously proportioned…
    Smarthouse.com.au November 2011

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 V1 has a maximum image resolution of 3872 x 2592 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The Nikon 1 V1's sensor megapixels of only 10.1MP is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 9% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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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 typical of many digital 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 Nikon 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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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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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon 1 V1 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Nikon 1 V1 of 249g is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon 1 V1 has a microphone in, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon 1 V1 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon 1 V1 features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon 1 V1 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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400 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Nikon 1 V1 which takes 400 battery life.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon 1 V1 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon 1 V1 features calendar, which is unusual. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon 1 V1 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon 1 V1 has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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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 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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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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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon 1 V1's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon 1 V1 has an external flash connector, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon 1 V1 has an HDMI port. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon 1 V1 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released in October 2011.


Product Identifiers

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

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