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Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black)

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Nikon Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 10.1Mp 13.2 x 8.8mm CMOS CX Image Sensor
  • EXPEED 3 Image Processor
  • 3.0" LCD Display
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Nikon 1 Lens Mount
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
  • Advanced Hybrid AF
  • 100-3200 and 6400 ISO
  • i-TTL Hot Shoe for Optional Speedlight
  • 1920 x 1080/60i Movie Capture
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Nikon presents their Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera, outfitted with a 10-30mm lens. Well aware that many shooters want versatility without the bulk and weight of a DSLR, the famed imaging company has thrown its hat into the ring with this lightweight, interchangeable lens digital camera. This bundle gives the user both the V1 body and a 10-30mm lens to get started. From day one, 10.1Mp photos can be shot and 1080/60i HD video can be captured.

At its heart the V1 has a 13.2 x 8.8 CMOS sensor which uses Nikon's CX image sensor format. Helping to capture stunningly detailed and vibrant footage would be the EXPEED 3 with dual image processors. Aside from quickly transferring information to the SD/SDHC or SDXC card being recorded to, EXPEED 3 enables phase detection autofocus.

The 10-30mm lens, along with the other compatible 1 NIKKOR lenses mount to the camera's Nikon 1 mount. No matter what the desired focal length, the V1 captures stills in JPEG and RAW and video in the MOV format, with H.264/MPEG-4 compression. Choices for enhancing both capture modes include adding the optional external ME-1 stereo microphone and using the optional SB-N5 Speedlight in the i-TTL hot shoe.

Integrated tools include a 3.0" LCD display and a 100% view electronic viewfinder, with diopter adjustments. Command and features buttons also work to ensure user-friendliness. Internally, the impressive Advanced hybrid AF delivers 10 frames-per-second capture in autofocus mode and 60fps in manual mode, ensuring a clear shot of moving targets. Whether it's ponies galloping in the surf or an active toddler, Nikon has gone to great lengths to ensure the moment will be captured with clarity. Making this possible is a combination of contrast and focal plane phase detect autofocus, with an incredible 73 point AF array.

Another highlight, Motion Snapshot, captures a succession of images with a just one click. Low light capabilities with a wide ISO range of 100-3200 and 6400, and Smart Photo Selector, which lets the camera handle the settings, also expand the creative possibilities of the V1. With these features, a lightweight and compact body, and interchangeable lenses, the possibilities are endless.

Elevate Creativity to New Heights
For your very mobile lifestyle comes a completely new imaging system designed with freedom - to create and express - in mind. Creativity without boundaries is yours with a balance of high performance, advanced features, portability and newly designed interchangeable lens system. Compact and highly portable, the Nikon 1 V1 goes everywhere you go. Amazing images captured with a highly responsive autofocus plus super fast shooting speed. Touch a dial and capture Full HD (1080p) movies. Snap high resolution still photos even while you record! Attach a Speedlight to add fill light, or use the optional GPS unit to add location data to image files. Infuse your world with imagery and express as never before
Witness the Revolutionary New Nikon 1 System: A Breakthrough in Technology and Design
Capture every moment of an incredible life with an evolution in imaging technology. At the heart of Nikon 1 is EXPEED 3, a culmination of years of dedication to advancing digital imaging technologies. Witness outstanding system performance, high-speed dual image processors, state-of-the-art focal-plane phase detection auto focus and the fastest data transfer rates. Superior image quality, tone reproduction, advanced noise reduction, and an ability to create a whole new type of image are all delivered with the new Nikon 1
Focus Without Hesitation: Advanced Hybrid AF Puts the Focus in Your Control
Your camera goes with you everywhere since moments worth sharing can happen at any instant. Nikon 1 V1 delivers an amazing 10fps speed in autofocus and 60fps in manual mode, courtesy of a unique combination of contrast and focal plane phase detect autofocus. Don't let your creativity be hindered by slow focus speed. Even fast moving action is rendered with amazing clarity - thanks to an incredible 73 point AF array continuously working to ensure everything is sharp and clear
Professional Touches Extend Versatility: Features to Bring Photography into the Incredible
Work like a pro with an advanced set of features that extend creativity. Flexibility comes to your workflow allowing composition with either the electronic viewfinder or Live View LCD panel during both still and movie work. Extend your lighting range by tapping the multi-accessory port and connect the small, yet powerful Speedlight unit. Capture perfect audio for all movie needs by plugging a high quality microphone (support for Nikon's ME-1 Microphone with the AS-N1000 adapter) into that same port. There's even an optional GPS unit that records longitude, latitude and altitude
For Moments that Deserve More: Motion Snapshot Brings the Memory to Life
Certain glances at life just cannot be retold with merely a single photograph. Bring to life those incredible times by injecting personal interpretation through Motion Snapshot. In a single click, your vision takes flight - bringing moment, motion and sound to light. Reveal the essence that can't be captured in a single photo
Extend Your Creativity: Simultaneously Capture Full HD (1080p) Movies and Photos
Work with both high resolution photos and Full HD (1080p) movies to bring even more creative expression to life. Start recording at the touch of a button. See a moment you'd like as a still? Hit the shutter. Autofocus keeps everything in focus, even when working double duty to record movies and photograph stills. Elevate production with the addition of varied frame rates in 30/60/400/1200fps. Don't be hindered by working in just one mode - Nikon 1 flexibility gives you more
Only the Best Photo Returned: Let the Camera Do the Work with Smart Photo Selector
Always producing, always looking to frame a shot to perfection? What if there was a camera that could do the thinking for you - working to return a photo with optimal exposure, subjects in frame, clarity and focus, even eyes open? For times when you prefer to just be in the moment and let the camera do the work, move the dial to Smart Photo Selector. You find the best moment. Nikon 1 V1 will capture it
1 NIKKOR Lenses: Compact, Light, High Performance Optics
Express quality with the revolutionary new 1 NIKKOR lens system. Don't be limited by a single fixed focal length-select from a growing selection of lenses that incorporate Nikon's vibration reduction (VR II) technology for blur-free images. Aspherical elements keep lenses compact while maintaining high quality. A silent stepping motor (STM) keeps autofocusing quiet - especially during movie recording. Compactness brings portability, whether using the optional single focal length 10mm or the optional 30-110mm telephoto. 1 NIKKOR extends a heritage of precision symbolized by durability, superior image quality and optical excellence
Low Light
An advanced innovative Nikon super high-speed AF CMOS imaging sensor, wide ISO range and option to select the best lens for the job gives you even more control over the light. Produce amazing photos in all those moody environments. Tap only ambient light and open the most artistic doors to photographing on the dance floor, nabbing dramatic sunsets and candlelit moments. For extended range, attach the 1 Nikon Speedlight for fill flash and more
Electronic Viewfinder
Accustomed to framing your images with a viewfinder? The Nikon 1 gives photographers the option to work with flexibility - using either the 1,440,000 dot (SVGA) electronic viewfinder (EVF) or the large high resolution, 921,000 dot (VGA) LCD panel with 100 percent view. See every one of your creations rendered clearly on the high contrast viewfinder. The camera's eye sensor allows you to toggle between EVF and LCD views by placing your eye to the EVF. A Diopter adjustment is available, as well
EXPEED 3 Processor
EXPEED 3 marks the culmination of years of dedication to advancing digital imaging technologies. At the heart of Nikon 1 is EXPEED 3, with dual image processors, to deliver outstanding system performance, high-speed processing, state-of-the-art phase detection autofocus and the fastest data transfer rates. Witness outstanding image quality, tone reproduction and advanced autofocus at unprecedented speeds
Intuitive Simplicity
Easy access to advanced features is a hallmark of the Nikon 1 system. From the ultra intuitive command and features buttons, easy-to-understand menu and fast lens mount, you'll be expressing thoughts and visions as never before. Even advanced features for photos and movies can be created with one-click ease
LCD Monitor
Check your creativity: frame and share your creations on the large and sharp 3.0 inch LCD color display. An ultra-high resolution VGA screen featuring 921,000 dots shows every detail to precision. An anti-glare coating renders easy viewing of photos and HD movies, even outdoors
Speedlight
For instances where available light is not enough to properly illuminate subjects, or when special lighting effects are desired, use the optional Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight. Plug this compact device into the i-TTL hot shoe. Angle the device up, down, left or right and bounce light to your creative advantage. No batteries are required to power this device
1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens Included
Versatility with Wide Angle to Portrait: Keep Moments in Focus
Whether the whole family or just a single person, the 10-30mm is the perfect lens to frame the moment. Versatility and precision are yours when photographing from wide to tight portrait looks. The 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm lens applies three aspherical lens elements to ensure only the highest quality images - even at the widest aperture settings - are obtained. You know most family shots are taken while on the go. Count on vibration reduction (VR II) to keep your pictures blur-free

Find the Detail Using 10-30mm Zoom Range: Pick Your Focus Point
Frame that wonderful ocean shot or sun setting over the bridge. A superior all-around lens, the 10-30mm commands sharp focus with excellent delivery of details in images taken far away. Versatility is yours as you frame wide camera angles, just the way you like or smoothly zoom out until you find exactly the right balance of details to include in your shot

Pull it Closer: Shoot from Afar
Use the full reach of the 10-30mm and bring subjects close. For when you cannot get right up to the action, a 30mm zoom may be just right. Hone in on your subject and hit the shutter. Even at this magnification your photos come out crystal clear and sharp with vibration reduction (VR II)

Vibration Reduction
This innovative VR system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed three stops (eight times) faster. It allows handheld shooting at dusk, at night, and even in poorly lit interiors. The lens' VR system also detects automatically when the photographer pans - no special mode is required

Aspherical Lens Element
Aspherical lenses virtually eliminate the problem of coma and other types of lens aberration - even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting the distortion in wide-angle lenses. In addition, use of aspherical lenses contributes to a lighter and smaller lens design

Nikon Super Integrated Coating
To enhance the performance of its optical lens elements, Nikon employs an exclusive multilayer lens coating that helps reduce ghost and flare to a negligible level. Nikon Super Integrated Coating achieves a number of objectives, including minimized reflection in the wider wavelength range and superior color balance and reproduction

Internal Focusing
Imagine being able to focus a lens without it changing in size. Nikon's IF technology enables just that. All internal optical movement is limited to the interior of the nonextending lens barrel. This allows for a more compact, lightweight construction as well as a closer focusing distance

Flash Modes
Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync with red-eye reduction, Rear curtain with sync, Rear curtain with slow sync
UPC: 018208275045
Imaging
Lens Mount Nikon 1
Camera Format Nikon CX (2.7x Crop Factor)
Pixels 10.1 Megapixel
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 13.2 x 8.8 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: AAC
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points 41
Viewfinder/Display
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen   LCD (921,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-6400
Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 - 1/16000 
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Flash
Built-in Flash No
Dedicated Flash System iTTL 1
Please Note:

With optional SB-N5 flash unit (not included)

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External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Self Timer 2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds
Connectivity HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Power
Battery 1x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter EH-5b (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.4 x 3.0 x 1.7" / 11.2 x 7.6 x 4.3 cm
Weight 10.4 oz / 295 g Body only
Kit Lens
Focal Length 10 - 30mm
Comparable Nikon CX Format Focal Length: 27 - 81 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
Minimum: f/16
Angle of View 77° - 29.4°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (19.99 cm)
Elements/Groups 12/9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front:40.5 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.3 x 7.1" (5.84 x 18.03 cm)
Weight 4.1 oz (116 g)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 5.9 x 4.7"
Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black)
  • 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm Lens
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery (1900mAh)
  • MH-25 Quick Charger for EN-EL15 Battery
  • EG-CP14 A/V Cable
  • UC-E6 USB Cable (4.5')
  • BS-N1000 Multi Accessory Port Cover
  • BF-N1000 Body Cap
  • AN-N1000 Strap
  • Short Movie Creator CD
  • User's Manual
  • Reference Manual CD
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black)
     
    4.4

    (based on 100 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (82)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (75)
    • Good image quality (74)
    • Large clear LCD (65)
    • Fast shutter speed (64)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (17)
    • Noisy at high ISO (9)
    • Lag / shutter delay (6)
    • Short battery life (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (72)
    • Family photos (71)
    • Landscape/scenery (44)
    • Video (43)
    • Sports/action (39)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (57), Casual photographer (16), Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (10), Photography student (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (86), Yes (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A camera that captures the moment

    I have had the V1 for a week and it has barely left my hands. As a Pro, I got this camera for my more casual shooting needs. It delivered. Top notch focusing...Read complete review

    I have had the V1 for a week and it has barely left my hands. As a Pro, I got this camera for my more casual shooting needs. It delivered. Top notch focusing and shutter responsiveness Does this camera produce the sharpest images or best ISO performance? No. But can it capture the moments that other camera can't? Yes! This is also a well built solid camera with good ergonomics. The vibration reduction is quite impressive on this camera. Hand held shots at 1/15 of a second are pretty sharp.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great camera but needs a software update

    I really wanted to hate the Nikon v1 camera. The thought of a 1" sensor camera having the image quality to satisfy a serious photographer seemed absured. However, after reading reviews and...Read complete review

    I really wanted to hate the Nikon v1 camera. The thought of a 1" sensor camera having the image quality to satisfy a serious photographer seemed absured. However, after reading reviews and looking at the sample images online I changed my mind, maybe this could be a backup camera to my NEX-6?

    There is so much this camera gets right. The autofocus is super fast, has a built-in electronic viewfinder, large battery, attachable flash that can swivle and tilt(purchased separately), FT-1 adapter (purchased separately) can allow Nikkor F lenses used on the Nikon DLSR to be used on the Nikon v1.

    Because of the sensor size (2.7x crop factor), the FT-1 adapter and Nikon 18mm-200mm f3.5-f5.6 VR lens (all sold separately) becomes a superzoom of 540mm !!!

    The high iso noise is really good for the sensor size. I would not hesitate to shot iso800, iso1600 is pretty good, iso3200 is usable in a pinch (emergencies).

    It sounds like everything is perfect, right? Wrong, even with v1.2 firmware the camera picks slow shutter speeds causing blurry pictures. 1/15th and 1/30th of a second is only good for static scenes. Why can't Nikon allow a minimum shutter speed setting??? Nikon, please fix this.

    If you know what you are doing, you can shoot in Manual mode to correct for this fault. But I would rather shoot in Aperture (A) priority instead like most photographers do in 80%+ of situations.

    Until the firmware beyond v1.2 fixes this problem I cannot recommend the camera (even though I really want to).

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    5.0

    Another winner from Nikon!

    By Mom of toddlers

    from Virginia

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

      I needed a good camera for family pictures, particularly inside pics. My iPhone is fine for outside, but in low light,my toddlers blur every time. This camera along with the 1 Nikkor 10mm f/2.8 Lens (Black) for CX Format has made a nice little combination. Compact, quality, versatile, fast focus. I also supplement with the flash bounced off the ceiling. I'm very happy with the quality of pics without carrying around a huge camera!

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 8
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Fantastic

      By nukauboi

      from Billings, MT

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

          Bought the FT1 adapter and 50mm equivalent prime lens. Works great as a super telephoto with my 55-300 kit lens off of my D5100 and the prime lens is super.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          Dead after a few test shots

          By bye_bye_nikon

          from Washington DC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Good Image Quality

          Cons

          • Overprice Ps
          • Poor quality
          • Slow Handling

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos

          Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

          I barely made a few test shots inside my house and on the street and the camera simply died.

          This is the new quality standard for Nikon products apparently.

          Based on the few shots I could made with it, I can add the following:

          * IQ is fine for a point-and-shoot
          * It handles as a point-and-shoot (which is bad)
          * AF is fast and accurate

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 2
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great Initial Run

          By none

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

            I have only just begun using this camera, with the kit lens and the 10mm. Very impressed with the sharpness at wide depth of field ranges. The appeal of the camera is obvious--small enough to be taken along, yet with the flexibility of a dslr. Not having used a dslr--previous camera was a Canon G11--I can't compare the quality of the images, but I am very impressed with what I have been getting so far in ordinary bright sunlight photography. Most of the features remain as yet unexplored. Still, so far, a neat little dynamo of a camera.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Just Right!

            By JackRack

            from Annapoils MD

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel

              Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

              Just right to take along when your full rig DSLR is too much. Great for informal family photo's. More of a point and shoot than a full featured camera although, with the menus and the secret zoom control, it is certainly capable. Takes great photos.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Small Package - Big Performance

              By tskg

              from aloha, oregon

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                  I have used the 1V1 to photograph fused glass art pieces for my business and found its size to be convenient and the quality of the photos have impressed me. Looking forward to using it for an upcoming trip to the Galapagos Islands. Again the size is a major consideration for this trip as weight restrictions will limit how much equipment I can take.

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                  5.0

                  Nikon 1 V1 excellent camera

                  By dj brotha ray

                  from NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video

                    Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                    i bought this camera as an upgrade from my fujifinepix ps. i read all the reviews and decided that this camera was for me. the saleman at B&H was very helpful and knowlegdable. the package came ver fast a few days from when i placed the order. i started taking pictures and videos just to test it out. the Nikon V1 is a great camera, im glad i made the purchase.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Far better than I expected.

                    By gkrash

                    from Harrisburg, PA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                      I'm using this camera for both "around town" photos of my 2 young (<10) daughters, as well as plan on using it for a travel camera to replace my Canon G11. For reference, I have this camera equipped with a Leica strap, and I also have the 17.5/1.8 lens for it.

                      Things that are awesome: REALLY fast autofocus. I mean really fast. I'm quite impressed with this. Mechanical shutter is also awesome (although it doesn't really sound like a Nikon) - Ergonomics are fine by me, I have big hands, and I have no trouble with holding the camera. Build quality is also fantastic. I'm no professional photographer, nor lab rat, but in my opinion, it's an even trade between image quality and an entry level DSLR with this camera at it's price point. I can't think of any reason to want a D3100 when you can get a V1 for this price. The menus are amazing, A++. Last but not least, turning the sound off and engaging the electronic shutter is great for not disturbing people in a quiet setting (museums).

                      Things that are not awesome: no built in flash (the 1.8 makes up for this somewhat) - the mode dial is just silly, I have no idea what on earth they were thinking when they designed it. Last but not least, the charger needs to be more compact, come on guys, it's a travel camera, why can we not make the charger tiny. Also, you have to go into the menus for EVERYTHING, which is offset by how well the menus are designed, but is still a minor annoyance for a camera that is targeting itself the way this one did initially. In short, I can see why they changed everything they did with the V2 (except the grip, I love the form of the V1, and wouldn't trade it.) Also, they need an option to turn off the review screen, and let you hammer on the shutter faster, I assume this would be something that can be fixed in firmware, but I haven't seen it yet.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Not what I was expecting.

                      By Buckeyeguy

                      from USA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                      • Noisy At High ISO
                      • Poor In Low Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                      This is a big upgrade for a point and shoot. However I shoot most of my family photos in low light so this camera was not sufficient for my needs. I had debated buying the FT-1 adapter to use my fast f mount lenses but the size at that point would have defeated the point of the size.

                      The camera was very well built, however the hot shoe only accepts proprietary flash so my SB-900 would not work with it. The IQ is pretty impressive for the sensor size. My ISO 3200 shots weren't horrible, but not to my liking.

                      I ended up returning mine. I would have kept it had the hot shoe been compatible with my SB-900. If you are expecting DSLR image quality in lower light this is not the camera for you. It would be fantastic for travel and activities in good light.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Discontinued?

                      By Dan the Man

                      from Strafford, NH

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                      • Poor In Low Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                      Well apparently you can't get this anymore. But I picked it up right after the V2 came out and the price dropped a bit. I got it to give as a gift, but was able to play around with it a little afterwards. It does great with continuous shooting mode. Takes photos best in well lit areas, as most cameras do. Overall, for the new price, it's a very nice camera. Very simple functions, so it's easy to use, but not a lot of manual features.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 10
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Capable Little Camera

                      By Shallow DOF

                      from Marin County, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                        The V1 is a wonderful lightweight alternative to my D7000 w/ batttery grip. The kit lenses are a good match for the sensor, and the recently introduced 18.5mm f/1.8 (50mm equivalent) takes care of things in the low-light department. Having 2 tiny lenses that are the equivalent of a stabilized 28-300mm makes wandering around looking for photos a lot less work than lugging my full-size stuff.The FT1 lens adapter allows the use of regular DSLR lenses with no light loss, and if the lenses are AF-S, they autofocus just fine. I've been very pleased with the results from the 55-200mm VR, giving me the equivalent of 150-550mm in a package that's small enough not to spoil the concept of the "small is good" J1/V1 system.People have complained about the lack of external controls, and the menu-driven nature of the V1. My reply to that would be, "Stick with the big stuff that caters to your need for reassurance about a camera that's capable of great results in the hands of somebody who knows what they're doing."Photography is about getting great photos, and the V1 is up to that task if you're willing to forego a few conveniences to travel light. ;-)

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                        5.0

                        I love my new Nikon 1v1

                        By dvillasana

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • High ISO Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Video

                          Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                          After reading many reviews I bought this camera with some concern about how it would perform in low light. I mostly bought the camera to take photos of live indoor night time musical performances in Austin. I've been happily surprised! With the included 10-30mm lens it focuses quickly and accurately and image quality hasn't suffered at high ISOs.

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                          4.0

                          Good camera with small lacks

                          By A new photo taker

                          from Atlanta, GA

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality

                          Cons

                          • Poor In Low Light

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                            I bought this camera to accompany me enjoying my vacation in New York last December with a very great price. I was so happy and a little bit shocked with V1's performance positively. As an amateur in photography, I just need a camera with slightly better than pocket camera and need it mobile (definitely SLR is not a choice).My choices went to Sony NEX series, Olympus PEN E-PL3,or Nikon J1 or V1. Sony is a good deal but the price was above my budget. I started to compare Olympus and Nikons by reading several reviewers and found Nikons are better.Buying V1 with a very good deal is no doubt a good choice. The photos are so real and it was not hard to operate even for an amateur like me. The lack of flash is the biggest flaw in this product. I can't get maximal pictures in a low-light room. Though I still could buy external flash separately which I don't think I need it because I mostly take picture when there is sufficient light Also, the video quality is extremely fantastic.

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                            4.0

                            Works for me

                            By DaveTheSoundGuy

                            from Iowa

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                              My first "real" camera since my old OM-1. Everything you want is there; you can control all the parameters, though if you're accustomed to the usual locations on an SLR, there's a learning curve.

                              The supplied multi-purpose lens is excellent, considering it's intended to be all things to all people. I'm going to get the "normal" f1.8 asap, since depth-of-field control isn't so good with the included lens.

                              Image quality is what I'd expect from the brand. Unfortunately, so are the prices to add to the system.

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                              5.0

                              Yes I would purchase this Nikon 1 V1 aga

                              By Gus

                              from Alta Loma, Ca.

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                                small, light, and takes great pictures. I have other Nikon cameras (Nikon D3 and Nikon D2x),and this one
                                takes very good photos, just like the pro. cameras do.

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                                5.0

                                Very Nice Camera

                                By John B

                                from Okatie, SC

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                • Fast Shutter Speed
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • High ISO Performance
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                                  I primarily bought this camera to record images of birds and other wild life as seen through the spotting scope. The features of this camera that make it useful include that it is light weight, mirror-less and has an electronic shutter. With the kit lens at 30mm combined with the V1 crop factor of 2.7 and the 20x magnification of the spotting scope I have been able to capture images comparable to a 1,600mm lens.

                                  I have not yet used it for other photography but am sure it will work just as well.

                                  The package arrived with a 6 inch hole in the side of the box. B & H packers did such a great job that the object that penetrated the box did not touch the camera.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great little camera!

                                  By Artoris

                                  from Atlanta, GA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                  Pros

                                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • Large Clear LCD

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                                    I bought this on a lark when I read in a photo blog the price had dropped so drastically. I was looking for a point-and-shoot pocket-sized camera. It turns to be a little too large for a pants pocket, but fits easily in a coat pocket.

                                    The quality and sharpness of the pictures are astounding. I have a D300 and if pictures were put side to side from each I don't think I could tell the difference. And that's from the 10-30 kit lens.

                                    Having most of the camera functions inside the menu takes a little getting used to, but once you've figured it out, it's pretty easy.

                                    The dial to switch from movie mode to camera mode and two other modes is easy to accidentally turn. At first there were times I thought I was taking a photo and I was recording a movie. My solution is to put dial in the mode I want to use (which is mostly camera) and put a piece of scotch tape over it. Works fine.

                                    It would be nice to have a built-in flash, but it doesn't. I broke down and bought the external flash and am still waiting to receive it.

                                    One thing I really like is having the electronic view finder. It makes picture taking so much easier than using the LCD on the back.

                                    All in all it's really nice camera, and even nicer with the low price.

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                                    • 8
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                                    5.0

                                    Great Little camera to carry around.

                                    By Tom the OCTom

                                    from Southern California

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                                    • Good Image Quality
                                    • Good Image Stabilization
                                    • Large Clear LCD
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                    • Lag In Viewfinder Switch
                                    • Noisy At High ISO
                                    • Power On Time

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Video
                                    • Wildlife photos

                                    Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                                    I purchased it before Christmas when it was on sale. Love the thing. I have been a Nikon user for many years, and have thought seriously about going to Canon, but have to many Nikon Lenses in my bag. This camera with the FT mount makes use of most of all my lenses.
                                    I took it out yesterday to Santa Monica in the afternoon, and it performed beautifully. As the light disappeared, it had some issues with its normally fast focus, but was still able to catch the moment in the street lights of the Promenade.
                                    I only brought along the Kit lens and it was perfect for catching life on this walk through.
                                    It is heavy, but manageable. I found both the view finder and the screen very clear. It also performed well at high ISO. Pictures do show grain in ISO above 1600.
                                    Menu system takes time to configure in manual mode. I found myself using aperture priority most of the night.

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                                    5.0

                                    extremely versatile for the price

                                    By Bart

                                    from Fayetteville, NC

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                                    • Good Image Quality
                                    • Good Image Stabilization
                                    • Large Clear LCD
                                    • Quiet
                                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor In Low Light

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                                    After much research and debating I settled for the V1. I am very happy that I did. This was by far the least expensive camera with the options and capabilities available. The 10,30,and 60 frame per second bursts are a lot of fun to play with, and they are full resolution. I don't think I saw another camera available with anything over a 10fps burst. The slow motion video capture is also very entertaining. At 400 and 1200 fps you can capture some very interesting video. You do lose some picture quality the slower it goes, but still pretty cool. Again this is about the only camera available with this option. The V1 does not have a built in flash which is okay with me. It allows for an external mic and also has a hot shoe for a flash adapter which make it very practical for any situation. The V1 may not have an impressively high ISO capability but again, its fine for my needs. The auto focus is amazingly fast, again not something I found in a lot of cameras twice the price. Multiple lenses are available as well. Can't go wrong with this camera!

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                                    5.0

                                    Awesome

                                    By Dp

                                    from Kansas city

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                                    • Good Image Quality
                                    • Good Image Stabilization
                                    • High ISO Performance
                                    • Large Clear LCD

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Wildlife photos

                                      Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

                                      Easy to carry
                                      Easy to shoot quality images
                                      Awesome tecnology

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