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Nikon V2

hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
A multi award winning MILC digital camera with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
MILC 14.2MP 3x 4608 X 3072 Pixels Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Maximum Image Resolution Release Date

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Nikon V2 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Nikon V2 number 588 across all digital cameras.
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177 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Good Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Hardwarezone.com.ph plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" from Photoreview.com.au. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital 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 superior product quality, that it is a good size and good lens quality.
The V2 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Very slow camera shutter speed
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used

Nikon V2 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon V2?

The Nikon V2 is 107.8mm wide and 81.6mm tall. It is 45.9mm deep and weighs 278g.

Nikon V2 front dimensions

Nikon V2 size in context

Nikon V2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

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

Two additional expert review sites thought that this digital camera was very good. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website Photoreview.com.au who thought it was marvellous and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Ephotozine.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on 31 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100.

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User Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average user rating of 83 out of 100 based on 146 user reviews. 40 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Good Product Quality

10 owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good quality.

  • Image quality is good and it's genuinely fun to use…
    CNET.co.uk December 2012
  • Under reasonable light conditions the pictures quality is very good…
  • My goal was to find a camera that is light weight, small in size and fast enough to capture moments with decent quality…
    Michael Wu (Amazon) - January 2013
  • A well designed compact camera…
    DGM (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Great performance compact and easy to use, picture quality great…
    A Walne (Amazon) - August 2013
  • Build quality is first rate…
    Ukstevens (Amazon) - December 2012
  • A great walk around small camera and has a lovely range of excellent quality lenses to fit…
    Novac (Amazon) - April 2016
  • In reality not sure who often this will get used or remembered that it's there! Overall a very impressive little package - superb quality, light weight, small enough for a jacket pocket…
    ChrisMastaCam (Amazon) - February 2013
  • Not only is the picture quality superb and the ease of use astonishing.
  • Image quality is very good though the files require some sharpening in post…

Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 30,611 owner and expert reviews (including 6,994 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

10 customers who reviewed it agreed that it was compact and two people who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight.

  • A beautifully designed and constructed compact camera with a lens system that brings out the strengths of the compact interchangeable lens form factor…
    CNET.co.uk December 2012
  • It's good enough to go straight into our list of desirable compact system cameras…
  • You pay a premium for lightweight…
    Michael Wu (Amazon) - January 2013
  • We're back to buy two more, because they are very good lightweight cameras…
    DK (Amazon) - June 2014
  • Its compact, looks good…
    S. E. Evans. (Amazon) - November 2013
  • A well designed compact camera…
    DGM (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Focusing is smooth and fast and the retractable lenses keep the unit compact when not in use…
  • Great performance compact and easy to use, picture quality great…
    A Walne (Amazon) - August 2013
  • Still very light and compact and an ideal walk about camera…
  • The charger is compact (plugs fold in…
    Albert (Amazon) - January 2013

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon V2 had a good autofocus and three customers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good lens.

  • A beautifully designed and constructed compact camera with a lens system that brings out the strengths of the compact interchangeable lens form factor…
    CNET.co.uk December 2012
  • Focus is fast and accurate…
    MrC (Amazon) - March 2013
  • Focusing is smooth and fast…
  • Wonderful to return to a proper camera with interchangeable lens and a viewfinder that works clearly when the sun is shining…
  • Excellent interchangeable lens travel camera…
    Albert (Amazon) - January 2013
  • The automatic focus is incredibly fast, meaning you will never miss the moments…
    Mauricio (Amazon) - April 2015
  • It's fast to focus…
    Kymerator (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Focus is very fast and accurate…
    Anonymous (Walmart.com) - September 2013

Users Report Great Technical Features

Four people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Nine owners reckoned that the Nikon V2 was easy to use and two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers who reviewed the product considered that it was quiet.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers who bought the Nikon V2 mentioned that it had a good viewfinder and two customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking and two owners who purchased the Nikon V2 considered that it was well designed.

  • A beautifully designed and constructed compact camera with a lens system that brings out the strengths of the compact interchangeable lens form factor…
    CNET.co.uk December 2012
  • With a comfortable shooting design and plenty of features…
    Cnet.com.au December 2012
  • A well designed compact camera…
    DGM (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Focusing is smooth and fast and the retractable lenses keep the unit compact when not in use…
  • Pretty good to excellent light…
    WileEC (Amazon) - April 2013
  • It just does not hit the mark for me in my heavy shooting style…
  • You can get pretty decent final images…
    Anonymous (Walmart.com) - September 2013

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon V2 was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

15 people reckoned that it was able to produce good images and four customers said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution.


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.

Nikon lens range

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Nikon V2 of 14.2MP is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 35% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4608 X 3072 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Nikon V2 is 4608 x 3072 pixels. That's 11% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon 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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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital 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 ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Nikon V2's ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400 is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 56% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Nikon V2 of only 0.00025s is fairly slow compared to most other cameras. It is in the slowest 25% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average camera shutter speed of all cameras is 0.17s, with the slowest being 0.000062s and the fastest being 8s.

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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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Average Weight

The weight of the Nikon V2 of 278g is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 62% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon V2 has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon V2 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3072. That's 11% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 2304 and 2304 x 1536. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Nikon V2 of 921,000 pixels is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 25% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon V2 features calendar. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon V2 has an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon V2 has an anti-dust function. 91% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon V2 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Nikon V2 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Nikon V2 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon V2 has a tripod mount. 75% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon V2 has a shoe mounting point. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon V2 has an HDMI port. 72% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon V2 features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon V2 has a self-timer. 83% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon V2 supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Nikon V2 of 3" is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 10% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen size of the Nikon V2 of 0.47" is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.17" and 8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.41".

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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 the most commonly supported resolution on 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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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Nikon released the V2 in October 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon nikon1v2body

Barcodes:

00018208276028, 00018208276035, 00018208276059, 00018208276066, 00018208276073, 00018208276622, 00018208276639, 00018208928934, 00018208928972, 00018208929023, 00018208929061, 00182089289344, 08033737551783, 08033737551790

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