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Nikon 1 V2
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Nikon 1 V2 Digital Camera

MILC 14.2MP 3x CMOS Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Why compromise when you want to travel light The Nikon 1 V2 ensures you don t have to. With a 14.2-megapixel super high-speed AF CMOS sensor, high ISO, and direct access to manual controls, you... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 15,328 expert and owner reviews, Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its MILC cameras compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 1 V2 supports video capability. Most of the other MILC cameras that were released around the same time as the 1 V2 do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], and the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic or the Sony NEX-5 + E 18-55mm[plb_1609267_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Nikon 1 V2 supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 1 V2 has a built-in flash. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 V2 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], the Nikon 1 J3[plb_1858479_price], or the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider include the Lumix DMC-GH4[pl_2173892_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung NX300M[plb_2205970_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon 1 V2 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Nikon 1 V2 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this type and age. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 1 V2. The white balances "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Sunny" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 1 V2 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Nikon digital camera has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Nikon camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2304 x 1536 and 3456 x 2304 and 4608 x 2592. The best still image resolution of all MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 V2 is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 1024 x 768.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 120|640 x 240|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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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Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon 1 V2 is more than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 160, 800, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Nikon 1 V2 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 V2. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon 1 V2 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years the worst display is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The average flash sync-speed of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the 1 V2 is 0.83s. The Nikon 1 V2 has a fairly short flash sync-speed (only 0.004 seconds) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 V2.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Nikon 1 V2 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Nikon camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the 1 V2.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 1 V2 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 1 V2 also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the NEX-5 + E 18-55mm[pl_1609267_price], or the Alpha A5100L[pl_2421454_price] both from Sony or the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Nikon 1 V2 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the 1 V2 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Nikon 1 V2 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the 20[pl_2083247_price], or the NX[pl_2082510_price] both from Samsung.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon 1 V2 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 1 V2 does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the 1 V2 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Low Megapixel

Across all the MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 V2 the megapixels range from 7.9MP to 46MP. With a megapixel of only 14.2 megapixels, the Nikon 1 V2 has one of the lower megapixels amongst MILC cameras of this age.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Lumix DMC-GM5[pl_2547546_price] (16MP), the Lumix DMC-GX7 + H-FS014042[pl_2013856_price] (16MP), or the Lumix DMC-GM1[pl_2070627_price] (16MP) all from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon 1 V2 has a greater number of camera file systems than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported camera file system is RAW, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1 and Exif 2.3 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only Five Flash Guide Numbers

The Nikon 1 V2 is a five flash guide number digital camera.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Nikon 1 V2 has a wider flash exposure correction than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most cameras of this age and spec have a ±2EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction.

This digital camera's flash exposure correction (±1EV (1/3 EV step)) is actually the worst flash exposure correction across all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 V2.

A ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction is the best flash exposure correction amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Very Small Eye Relief

The smallest eye relief of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the 1 V2 is 18mm and the biggest is 21mm. At only 18 millimeters, the Nikon 1 V2 has a fairly small eye relief compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 310 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon 1 V2 is a camera that takes 310 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago take between 220 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 6,400, the Nikon 1 V2 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 1 V2. MILC cameras that are a similar age to the 1 V2 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 1,600 and 410,000.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 1 V2

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this digital camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon 1 V2 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], and the Nikon 1 J3[plb_1858479_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this MILC digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the NX300[pl_2096674_price] (3.31" and higher rated), the NX300M[pl_2205970_price] (3.31" and higher rated), or the NX2000[pl_2085238_price] (3.7" and higher rated) all from Samsung.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 278 grams, the Nikon 1 V2 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 V2.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X-E1[plb_1555146_price] (300g).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at including the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price], or the Sony Alpha A7 II[plb_2584731_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth considering include the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Eye Relief
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Networking
Data Network
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
On/off Switch
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 14 September 2010 by Gordon Smyrell
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As other reviewer has said, it has some pretty severe limitations. It's meant for use as a cache SSD
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No major cons, but a few nitpicky details
For some reason everything but my boot and shutdown times seems faster. That's not really a con for me, though, because I never shut down unless I have to

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon w10100, nikon w10100m, nikon nikon1v2, nikon w10100mm, nikon nikon1v2b, nikon nikon1v2bo, nikon nikon1v2bod, nikon nikon1v2body
Barcodes 00018208276028, 00018208276042, 00018208276059, 00018208276066, 00018208276073, 00018208276622, 00018208276639, 00018208928934, 00018208928972, 00018208929023, 00018208929061, 00182089289344, 08033737551783, 08033737551790

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