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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 camera with good features
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 610 across all digital cameras.
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175 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Good Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

It has good expert reviews and great 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 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 cameras 2017.
Customers report good product quality, 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
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Very slow camera shutter speed
Wide range of closest focusing distances 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 writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this Nikon camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from both Hardwarezone.com.ph and PhotographyBlog.com.

An additional two expert review sites both endorsed this digital camera. This Nikon camera received a Photoreview.com.au "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Ephotozine.

Average Expert Reviews

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

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 144 owner reviews this digital camera has an overall owner rating of 83 out of 100. 38 reviewers (77% 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 Excellent Product Quality

Nine owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

  • Image quality is good and it's genuinely fun to use…
    CNET.co.uk December 2012
  • Image quality is very good though the files require some sharpening in post…
  • A great walk around small camera and has a lovely range of excellent quality lenses to fit…
    Novac (Amazon) - April 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • A well designed compact camera…
    DGM (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Build quality is first rate…
    Ukstevens (Amazon) - December 2012
  • Great performance compact and easy to use, picture quality great…
    A Walne (Amazon) - August 2013
  • Under reasonable light conditions the pictures quality is very good…

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

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

Customers Report it is a Good Size

10 customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was compact and two customers who reviewed this digital camera said 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…
  • The compact size and light weight are two more attributes that make this camera desirable to someone who wants flexibility without bulk…
  • The charger is compact (plugs fold in…
    Albert (Amazon) - January 2013
  • You pay a premium for lightweight…
    Michael Wu (Amazon) - January 2013
  • Focusing is smooth and fast and the retractable lenses keep the unit compact when not in use…
  • A well designed compact camera…
    DGM (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Still very light and compact and an ideal walk about camera…
  • Great performance compact and easy to use, picture quality great…
    A Walne (Amazon) - August 2013
  • Its compact, looks good…
    S. E. Evans. (Amazon) - November 2013

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Five owners concluded that this digital camera had a good autofocus and three owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned 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
  • Excellent interchangeable lens travel camera…
    Albert (Amazon) - January 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…
  • Focus is very fast and accurate…
    Anonymous (Walmart.com) - September 2013
  • It's fast to focus…
    Kymerator (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Focus is fast and accurate…
    MrC (Amazon) - March 2013
  • The automatic focus is incredibly fast, meaning you will never miss the moments…
    Mauricio (Amazon) - April 2015

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Three owners said that it had good features.

  • With a comfortable shooting design and plenty of features…
    Cnet.com.au December 2012
  • If you can look beyond the relatively small sensor and resolution there are some superb features…
  • It is so easy to use! One of my favorite features is the ability to take video…
    Photomom (Walmart.com) - December 2012

Users Report it is Robust

Four customers who reviewed it said that it was well made.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon V2 had a good flash.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers said in their reviews that it was quiet.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Eight owners who purchased the product thought it was easy to use and two owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners who purchased the product concluded that it had a good viewfinder and two people who reviewed the product thought it had a good screen.

Users Report Nice Design

Three owners mentioned that this digital camera was good looking and two customers who bought this digital camera mentioned 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
  • You can get pretty decent final images…
    Anonymous (Walmart.com) - September 2013
  • Focusing is smooth and fast and the retractable lenses keep the unit compact when not in use…
  • A well designed compact camera…
    DGM (Amazon) - May 2013
  • It just does not hit the mark for me in my heavy shooting style…
  • Pretty good to excellent light…
    WileEC (Amazon) - April 2013

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five people considered that this digital camera was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

14 people agreed that this digital camera was able to produce good images and four owners who reviewed it reckoned 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 Nikon V2's sensor megapixels of 14.2MP is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital 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 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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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The Nikon V2's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is fairly slow compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 25% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000062s to 8s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.16s.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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 Nikon V2's weight of 278g is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon V2 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of digital cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The Nikon V2's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 25% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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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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4608 X 3072 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Nikon V2 is 4608 x 3072 pixels. That's 11% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 4608 x 2592 pixels, 3456 x 2304 pixels and 2304 x 1536 pixels. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Has an External Flash Connector

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

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Digital cameras have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.17" and 8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.41". The Nikon V2's viewfinder screen size of 0.47" is in the largest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Nikon V2's display diagonal of 3" is fairly large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 19% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

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

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Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon V2 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

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

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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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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon V2 has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This 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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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon V2 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Nikon V2 supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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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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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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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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Features Calendar

The Nikon V2 features calendar, which is unusual. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital 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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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera was released 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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