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19 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This Nikon digital camera received a "Recommended" from both PhotographyBlog.com and Hardwarezone.com.ph, both of which wrote that this digital camera was good.

In addition, this digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Photoreview.com.au who thought it was terrific.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this camera has an overall expert rating of 79 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

V2 owners on average rated this camera 85 out of 100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Dgm scored the product 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “It has a clear Electronic Viewfinder and this model is a handy, if expensive, portable companion to a DSLR” in their review of this digital camera. Elizabeth Grimshaw rated the Nikon V2 as excellent and she wrote on Amazon “Has the all important viewfinder”. Hst Southern Md wrote in their review of the Nikon V2 on Amazon three years ago “I have always been on the lookout for a small pocket camera that takes reasonably good pictures and has a viewfinder”.

Two Nikon V2 reviewers concluded that it had an electronic viewfinder. Albert scored the product 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “I like having option of a EVF for certain situations, like sunny days” in his Nikon V2 review. Four years ago expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “The EVF, fast shooting rate”.

A number of customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was mirrorless. Ephotozine.com wrote in their Nikon V2 review on expert review site Ephotozine “The Nikon 1 V2 is an excellent advancement in the mirrorless camera market”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com rated the product 4 stars and said in their review of the Nikon V2 “With the V2, Nikon has reworked its high-end mirrorless camera, giving it a more classic design”.

One person reckoned that it had a good screen. Expert website Photoreview.com.au mentioned in their review of the Nikon V2 “Movies that look good on the screen” and scored it 4 stars.

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Good Quality Lens

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good lens. Albert wrote in his review of this digital camera “Excellent interchangeable lens travel camera” and gave it an excellent review. Albert also wrote “Looking forward to getting the 18.5mm fast lens and 10-100 mm zoom, which will make this camera even more useful when traveling”. Andrew Ellis gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “Should be available in the UK as a body only for those upgrading from another 1 series that already has the kit lens”.

Some Nikon V2 owners who bought the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Four years ago Albie said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “When the kids are running around the Nikon 1 camera's video keep the kids in focus in good light” and rated the Nikon V2 80 out of 100. Kymerator mentioned on Amazon “It's fast to focus” in their review however despite that they gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Lee Mclaughlin mentioned “While I love the new focus speed and feature for looping a group of frames in slow motion in order to select the perfect moment”.

A number of people who purchased it mentioned that it had a good zoom. Four years ago Albert wrote on Amazon “The V2 with lens attached is about the same size as a super zoom, so smaller than a DSLR” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Abduulla A. gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Even with 70-300 you will get 810mm f5.6 which is so good and the image is so sharp”. Four years ago Chrismastacam mentioned “If you are looking for a good balance between excellent image quailty, compact size”. Hst Southern Md mentioned three years ago “I have a Nikon D 3 which takes magnificent pictures with the right glass.” in their review of this digital camera.

Some Nikon V2 reviewers considered that it had a good picture resolution. Albert wrote in his review “I like the various shooting modes” . Andrew Ellis said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Nice increase in resolution Good implementation of the Function button for changing various items quickly” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Mrc said on Amazon “Continous shooting is also fast”.

A number of people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good image sensor. Photoreview.com.au scored the product 4 stars and said “Nikon.)A new 14.2-megapixel (effective) sensor replaces the 10.1-megapixel chip in the V1, although the chip size remains relatively small, compar” in their review of the Nikon V2.

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it had a good ISO range. Four years ago Wileec mentioned on Amazon “I had hoped they would have improved the ISO performance some and addressed the limitations imposed when the FT-1 is attached” in their Nikon V2 review.

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Good Size

Thirty-two people who purchased it thought it was compact. Four years ago Albert rated the product 5 stars and he wrote in his review on Amazon “The charger is compact (plugs fold in”. Andrew Ellis mentioned in his review of the Nikon V2 “Still very light and compact and an ideal walk about camera” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Andrew Ellis also said “Still very small and compact and super sharp Nikon 1 series lenses (especially the 18, 5mm F1.8)Nice big gripProper Mode DialAbility to turn off the image reviewStill has super fast AF”.

A number of customers considered that the product was a good weight. Michael Wu said on Amazon “My goal was to find a camera that is light weight, small in size”. Michael Wu also mentioned “The weight is hardly noticeable in comparison”.

Several people reckoned that this digital camera was lightweight. Dk wrote on Amazon “We're back to buy two more, because they are very good lightweight cameras” in their review of the Nikon V2 and scored it very highly. Michael Wu scored it very highly and he said “You pay a premium for lightweight” in his review of the Nikon V2.

Several Nikon V2 reviewers wrote that it was good physically. K. L. Dove wrote on Amazon “OK, so it has a physically small sensor” in their review and scored the product 5 stars. Kymerator said “In the long run, I would have been just as happy/miserable carrying my Canon Rebel T2i even though it is physically larger” in their review of the Nikon V2.

One Nikon V2 owner considered that the Nikon V2 was easy to carry around. C. Norris wrote in their review on Amazon four years ago “Easy to carry - unobtrusive”. One Nikon V2 owner said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Michael Wu wrote in his review of the Nikon V2 on Amazon “Don't want to lug around a heavy DSLR” and gave the product a very good rating.

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Good Product Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Chrismastacam rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Sports photography due to the very fast autofocus and excellent image quality”. Dgm mentioned on Amazon “The kit 10-30mm takes high quality photos in normal conditions”. Hst Southern Md mentioned in their review of the Nikon V2 “Under reasonable light conditions the pictures quality is very good” and rated it 4 stars.

Easy to Use

Several Nikon V2 owners concluded that this digital camera was easy to use. A Walne mentioned in their Nikon V2 review “Great performance compact and easy to use, picture quality great”. Albie said “Better controls make the V2 easier to use than the J1”. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “Easy to use however when using for a long time camera overheats”.

Several Nikon V2 owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Ukstevens mentioned “Because of the shape change it sits really comfortable in the hand” in their review of this digital camera. Trustedreviews.com gave the Nikon V2 a rating of 4 stars and said on expert website Trusted Reviews “The addition of an exposure mode dial on the top-plate and a comfortable handgrip both make the V2 a much more enjoyable camera to shoot with” in their review of the Nikon V2.

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Nice Design

Three customers who purchased it agreed that it was good looking. Wileec wrote in their review of the Nikon V2 “Pretty good to excellent light”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “A beautifully designed and constructed compact camera with a lens system that brings out the strengths of the compact interchangeable lens form factor”. Expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “We kept the beautiful little V2 for longer than we normally would because we didn't want to part with it” in their review of this digital camera.

A number of Nikon V2 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed. Dgm rated the product 4 stars and said on Amazon “A well designed compact camera” in their review. Several Nikon V2 reviewers said in their reviews that it was neat.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was smooth. K. L. Dove wrote in their Nikon V2 review “Focusing is smooth and fast and the retractable lenses keep the unit compact when not in use”.

One Nikon V2 owner who reviewed this digital camera thought it was a good design. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert website CNET.com.au five years ago “With a comfortable shooting design and plenty of features” in their Nikon V2 review.

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Robust

Some people said that it was well made. Four years ago Albie said in their review “The V2 has a built in flash”. In the same month Andrew Ellis mentioned on Amazon “Built in pop up Speedlight good for fill” in his review of the Nikon V2. Mrc scored the Nikon V2 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Build & Feel are strong and hefty.”.

Good Flash

Some Nikon V2 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good flash. Four years ago Albert wrote “The flash is decent” in his Nikon V2 review. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au wrote “Angled front view of the Nikon 1 V2 with the 10-30mm kit lens and the new built-in flash popped up” .

Good Support

Some Nikon V2 owners who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Abduulla A. said in their Nikon V2 review on Amazon “Very help full camera to use with Dslr nikon lens with the help of ft-1 adpter”. Ukstevens wrote “Now has more manual controls to hand without having to dive into the menu as with the V1” and scored this digital camera very highly. Four years ago Techradar.com/au/ said in their review “Buying Guide Best compact system camera It's clear that Nikon has put some considerable thought into the upgrade of its Nikon 1 V1 camera in the shape of the Nikon 1 V2”.

Good Video Capture

Several customers concluded that the product was good for video recording. Albie wrote in their review “The V2 video is very good”. Mrc wrote in their Nikon V2 review “Video is the best ive seen in any camera”. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “60fps with fixed-point autofocus, Full 1080p HD video captur” in their review.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Nikon digital cameras and also specifically for Nikon cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Nikon V2 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon V2 agreed that it had good features. Five years ago Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “There are stunning new features such as Slow View” in their review of the Nikon V2 and scored the product 5 stars. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Resolution there are some superb features” in their review of the Nikon V2 and scored it 4 stars.

Reasonably Priced

A number of people who bought the product agreed that it was good value for money. A.li said “Good value” in their review. Wileec said on Amazon “Still at a fairly high sticker price” in their review.

A number of Nikon V2 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was cheap. Last year Abduulla A. wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “5 which is very help full to take sharp and fantastic bird image in budget”. Four years ago Chrismastacam rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Not ideal as the camera is very expensive and should be supplied correctly”.

One Nikon V2 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Michael Wu he mentioned “Turning on/off is fast (though the switch is the only part on the camera that feels cheap”.

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Good Battery Life

Some Nikon V2 reviewers concluded that it had a good battery life. Andrew Ellis gave it a rating of 4 stars and he wrote “Another new battery (why Nikon?)Not a massive step up in detail or ISO quality over the V1No Auto ISO to 400 (now the minimum is Auto ISO to 800”. S. E. Evans. wrote four years ago “It has a good battery life and is a pleasure to use” in their Nikon V2 review.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Albert mentioned on Amazon “The V2 limits itself to 14 megapixels, so with the larger sensor noise is much better than a travel zoom/point”. Chrismastacam mentioned on Amazon “Up to about 800iso very pleasing noise control - which suits me well for sports” and scored it 4 stars.

One Nikon V2 owner concluded that this digital camera was quiet.

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8 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

Most cameras that are a comparable age to the V2 are not waterproof. The Nikon V2 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the V2 do not have an image stabilizer. The Nikon V2 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras that have been around for the last year do not support Full HD video. The Nikon V2 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The Nikon V2 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras that were launched in the last 12 months are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for the last year, the Nikon V2 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon V2 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other recently released digital cameras also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the V2 do not support video capability. The Nikon V2 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other new cameras, the Nikon V2 does not have a built-in flash.

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1 Other reason to consider the Nikon V2

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this digital camera was released.

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(54)
26 May 2014

Forget everything you've read about the V1 because the V2 is a new start and it's a very different camera indeed. In fact, it's good enough to go straight into our list of desirable compact system... Read more…

7 February 2014

The Nikon 1 V2 is the successor to the V1. This is more than a cosmetic upgrade: the V2 has a built-in flash, is therefore a bit bigger and now seems like a DSLR in pocket size. The sensor has a... Read more…

7 March 2013

DateMarch 7, 2013 (0) Read later This 14-megapixel compact system camera uses Nikon's CX format sensor - larger than a standard compact but smaller than Micro Four Thirds. It has an... Read more…

We kept the beautiful little V2 for longer than we normally would because we didn't want to part with it. This is one of the sweetest cameras around, a worthy competitor for the Olympus and...

The V2 is a nice little camera for the average snapshooter who wants to take still pictures and movies that look good on the screen. It provides a decent range of adjustable controls and enough...

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User Reviews

(52)
Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Felix
(Verified Purchase)

The follow items missing: EN-EL21 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery MH-28 Battery Charger UC-E19 USB Cable BS-N3000 Multi Accessory Port Cover BF-N1000 Body Cap AN-N1000 Strap ViewNX 2 Short Movie... Read more…

Reviewed 10 August 2016 by Mr. S. C. Booth
(Verified Purchase)

Great little camera this, well worth the purchase.

(Verified Purchase)

Very help full camera to use with Dslr nikon lens with the help of ft-1 adpter. its help me to make my nikon 70-200 f2.8 with 1.7 teleconvertet to be 918mm f4.5 which is very help full to take... Read more…

Reviewed 5 April 2016 by Novac
(Verified Purchase)

Superb small DSLR. A great walk around small camera and has a lovely range of excellent quality lenses to fit. Must have before it disappears of the shelf !

Reviewed 21 September 2015 by Klaus holzapfel
(Verified Purchase)

This one is much smaller and lighter than the V1 and has a built-in flash. It was a no-brainer to upgrade.

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