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

B&H # NI1V110B Mfr # 27569
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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

Nikon presents their Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera, outfitted with two lenses: the 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens and the 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 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 two wide-angle lenses to get started with. 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 and the 10mm 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 (1080i) 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 (1080i) Movies and Photos
Work with both high resolution photos and Full HD (1080i) 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 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 are hallmarks 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

1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 Lens Included
Ultra Compact, Portable, and Fast
High quality images of natural scenery, snapshots of daily life and low light situations are rendered with ease. Produce shallow depth of field looks with dreamy backgrounds and set your subjects apart using an f/2.8 aperture and 10mm (picture angle equivalent of a 27mm in 35mm format). Extremely compact and stylish, this is the lens you can take everywhere you go

Daily Life Clearly Shared: Frame All to Perfection
Don't miss any moment of life! Frame it to perfection - whether it's the whole family or just a single person, trust the 1 NIKKOR 10mm lens. Versatility and precision are yours with a wide aperture that makes everything from landscapes to close-ups brilliant

Fast Lens for Stunning Portraits: Tackle Those Low Light Situations
With an f/2.8 aperture, low light moments are captured with color clarity and soft background looks. 1 NIKKOR 10mm lens applies two aspherical lens elements to ensure only the highest quality images-even at the widest aperture settings - are obtained

Scenery Presented True to Life: Great Perspective Shots with Wide Angle
Sweeping landscapes just as you remember them - retold with color clarity. A fast f/2.8 aperture is perfect for shallow depth of field or low light, while the 10mm wide angle surrenders natural perspective when shooting landscapes at any time of day or night

Rear Focusing
With Nikon's Rear Focusing (RF) system, all the lens elements are divided into specific lens groups, with only the rear lens group moving for focusing. This makes autofocusing operation smoother and faster

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

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 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 (460,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-6400
Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 1/3 - 1/16000 sec
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
Flash Modes Fill-in
Red-eye Reduction
Second-curtain Sync
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash No
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 60 fps
Self Timer 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec
Connectivity HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Power
Battery 1x EN-EL20  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) 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.2" / 10.7 x 6.1 x 3.0 cm
Weight 8.3 oz / 235 g Body only
Kit Lens
Focal Length 10 - 30 mm
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)
Kit Lens
Focal Length 10 mm
Comparable Nikon CX Format Focal Length: 27 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/11
Viewing Angle 77°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (19.99 cm)
Elements/Groups 6/5
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread Front:  40.5 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.2 x 0.9" (5.59 x 2.29 cm)
Weight 2.8 oz (79 g)
Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm and 10-30mm Lenses (Black)
  • 1 Nikkor 10mm f/2.8 Lens (Black) for CX Format
  • 1 Nikkor VR 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens for CX Format (Black)
  • 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
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    Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm and 10-30mm Lenses (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 16 reviews)

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (14)
    • Easy to use (13)
    • Fast shutter speed (12)
    • Good image quality (12)
    • Large clear LCD (10)

    Cons

    • Noisy at high ISO (5)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (12)
    • Family photos (10)
    • Landscape/scenery (9)
    • Sports/action (9)
    • Wildlife (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Little Gem Of A Camera!

    This camera is a little gem, firstly, its an equivalent Super 16mm video format camera creating very nice 1080 HD quality, but it also works as a totally silent stills camera pushing out...Read complete review

    This camera is a little gem, firstly, its an equivalent Super 16mm video format camera creating very nice 1080 HD quality, but it also works as a totally silent stills camera pushing out 10mp resolution files in RAW or JPG without a sound with a focusing system that would match or better many DSLR's today, the dedicated lenses are small enough, crisp, well made and quiet to focus with as well.

    The camera is well built and is a size that is not too big or too small to use, therefore a bigger more powerful battery than you typically get in a compact can be accommodated into the camera and the system doesn't need to rely on massive in-camera processing/corrections for the sake of making the camera typically smaller (obvious trend in this market if you look at other similar models).

    The built in EVF is not distracting in real use - I normally use optical viewfinder designed cameras, it's also still very comfortable to work with over longer periods, not at all distracting as I first thought.

    The system will benefit from having some fast lens choices and the ability to disable the camera preview which annoyingly reviews images after the shot, these I'm sure are being addressed, but overall don't take away from the real benefits of this camera for me.

    An added bonus to this camera is that you can even attach your other F-mount lenses to it, pushing it's potential as a long lens shooter.

    I can see this working very well for my on-set stuff - I'm not saying it's perfect yet, but it is the start of a new genre of camera, the silent fast high quality pocket compact, easily carrying 3 or 4 of these around primed up each with some fast lenses used for my handheld stuff and even rigging quick remote functioning V1's around too - this could just give you the edge for better coverage, angles, options like never before.

    This camera is for someone who sees the possibilities in a system, digital advantages and new areas of creativity, it's definately not for someone who is fixated with "a good picture must have good bokeh" mentality or harkening over a camera that mimics film. I think while the bokeh crowd are looking at their "bokehlicious" shot and retro leather-look camera designs, there will be a lot of shooters out there, creating, covering better content from these little gems.

    This is not my only camera - I also shoot using FX or above in terms of sensor sizes, but these V1's have found a place in my kit bag and brings back the "spirit of photography" in a fresh way. I can see it working alongside the D4 in video with its pixel matching capabilities and certain jobs where the D4 just would be unnecessary or bulky in certain assignments,

    With the fee restructuring for editorial assignments on a downward trend, these cameras would make far better sense for editorial assignments in the future, they are light, discrete and cheap - important to running a profitable biz.

    Highly recommended.

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    Not higlhy recommended

    I purchased my V1 in December of 2012. In September of 2013 my 10-30mm lens failed me for some unknown reason and is now on it's way from Indonesia to the USA for...Read complete review

    I purchased my V1 in December of 2012. In September of 2013 my 10-30mm lens failed me for some unknown reason and is now on it's way from Indonesia to the USA for repair. I can only imagine how long this will take. When shooting numerous photos at low light the camera heats up and at times freezes, making for a very frustrating photo session as I photograph rock concerts here on Bali. After removing and replacing the battery it begins to function again.I also at times get a message that my memory card is not functioning even though it functions fine in other devices.I seem to have gotten a lemon. All in all this camera has not lived up to my expectations based on the quality of Nikon's I have owned in the past. Needless to say, I am no longer a fan of Nikon camera equipment and will probably move to Fuji. I would not recommend it to a friend or enemy and am now shopping for a new camera.The pros:Fast image focus in good and relatively low lightGood feel, easy to hold, well builtExcellent images in need of minor editing for my useFast lens changeExcellent battery lifeViewfinder so nice to have Cons:Lens failed within a yearFreezes when battery heats upMode button on rear easily turned unknowinglyLack of C M A S P button...must go to menu

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    1.0

    Not higlhy recommended

    By Ron

    from Bali, Indonesia

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Freezes On Battery Heat
    • Lacks C M A S P Button
    • Lens Failed
    • Mode Changed Too Easy
    • Must Use Menu For Setting

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

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

    I purchased my V1 in December of 2012. In September of 2013 my 10-30mm lens failed me for some unknown reason and is now on it's way from Indonesia to the USA for repair. I can only imagine how long this will take. When shooting numerous photos at low light the camera heats up and at times freezes, making for a very frustrating photo session as I photograph rock concerts here on Bali. After removing and replacing the battery it begins to function again.I also at times get a message that my memory card is not functioning even though it functions fine in other devices.I seem to have gotten a lemon. All in all this camera has not lived up to my expectations based on the quality of Nikon's I have owned in the past. Needless to say, I am no longer a fan of Nikon camera equipment and will probably move to Fuji. I would not recommend it to a friend or enemy and am now shopping for a new camera.The pros:Fast image focus in good and relatively low lightGood feel, easy to hold, well builtExcellent images in need of minor editing for my useFast lens changeExcellent battery lifeViewfinder so nice to have Cons:Lens failed within a yearFreezes when battery heats upMode button on rear easily turned unknowinglyLack of C M A S P button...must go to menu

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    5.0

    more than everything i wanted!

    By edge

    from Fort Lee, NJ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Battery Life
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great looking
    • Great Quality Build
    • Great Resolution
    • Incredable Viewfinder
    • Large Clear LCD
    • On The Spot Auto Focus
    • Pro Results
    • Simple Quick Menus
    • Small / Compact
    • Total Ease Of Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Macro Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

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

      style and simplicity. though small the camera has atotally professional feel in the hand.AND the immediate shots were incredible

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

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      5.0

      A nice complement for D800

      By Renfang

      from MI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed

      Cons

      • Noisy At High ISO

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

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

      I will use V1 as a complement for D800+300 mm f2.8. I will use D800 for bird photography. With 2.7 cropping factor and an adopter, V1 has extra reach I need.

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

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      5.0

      Better Than I Hoped.

      By GRock

      from Santa Barbara, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Noisy At High ISO

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

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

      I own a Nikon D300 and a Panasonic GX1. I was ready to buy a Panny 20mm pancake lens for travel for the GX1. But, for just a little bit more money than the 20mm lens, I bought the V1 close-out with 10-30mm and the 10mm pancake….such a deal.
      The V1 is great fun. Good IQ and quick focus/tracking. Added the FT-1 adaptor to use my entire Nikon DSLR lens collection. The camera has quirks, but easy to adjust to it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Surprisingly Good

      By Gliebert49

      from Cortlandt Manor, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      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
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

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

        This camera focuses very quickly, takes sharp well exposed photos,
        And is fun to use. And the movies are terrific, no rolling shutter and holds focus while zooming.

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

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        5.0

        Great Camera!

        By Photo Fonzie

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • En-el-15 Battery
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Interchangeable lenses
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Minimalist Design
        • Mode Features

        Cons

        • Does Not Make Coffee

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

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

        I really like this camera! I shoot Nikon DLSR's and wanted something I could carry around for quick and easy photos and this works, period.

        There are enough features to keep me entertained like Manual mode, Super slow motion, auto pic select and interchangeable lenses. It is NOT a DSLR replacement so you cannot compare it to that line. If you want more buttons or features, OR a larger sensor, use a DSLR, I do... I put it on "A" (aperture) and auto ISO and just let the camera do the thinking and it does a really good job!
        I think the sensor is very good; if you are used to a FF then you may feel weird using a CSX but for what it is it captures the images well at 2.7crop. Its a sleek camera that I can put in my pocket and take nice pictures using my skills as a photographer.
        I have the FT1 adapter as well since I figured I have several Nikon lenses to use with it:) I think that is a nice combo and it is fun to shoot with a 200mm f/2.8 at 2.7 crop! I hear complaints about the AF or the limiting shutter speed with the FT1. IF you want those things fixed just get a great DSLR... I think people are over expecting and looking for a DSLR in a compact body... I enjoy picking this camera up and just shooting with it. I have spent much more on my Nikon gear and this is less than the cost of one good mid level lens...

        I would recommend it, maybe not to my mom due to the changing lenses and all, but I think the market may be that pro or semi pro that just wants something nice and familiar to pick up an shoot. I usually have the 10mm on as it is a nice 27mm FOV on the 2.7 crop. I might pick up the 18.5mm f/1.8 but with the adapter and a 35mm f/1.8 I get pretty close to that FOV. I threw on the 105mm 2.8VR2 the other night and was quite impressed! Will I use that on a regualr basis? no... (D800 will do) But I had some really nice clean macro shots taken! And YES the Bokkeh on a 2.7 crop may not be the best but come on! A small camera, fun to shoot, NOT a P&S, manual mode, changeable lenses?!?! No brainer. Great camera.

        I have also heard from a friend that he did not like that he had to go all the way into the menu to change from "A" to "M" that there should be a button for Mode... Like a DSLR... That he has... When I am shooting this camera I usually am not adjusting settings constantly; I DO like the fact that I can adjust from A to M to S...
        No standard hot shoe: Do I need it? I can CLS trigger a flash but really? Ill take a D800 with PW any day I need that setup.
        Slow LCD Viewfinder: JUST PRACTICE! Its fine...
        Digging into menu: Not really. Focus on the subject, get the shot. If Im focusing that much on changing the settings I need to change the way I think about photography at that point.
        Expensive: Maybe a little...
        High ISO: It does a good job.
        Size: Solid but light compared to DSLR. Simple design means simple grip. has a tripod mount so you COULD mount a BRStrap but IF you mount a 70-200mm2.8VR2 then you MAY want to use the lens collar mount point:)
        Its a nice camera. Period. REPLACE my DSLR? no... It is not designed to do that. I find myself picking it up a whole lot now a days and making it easier to always have a camera on me!(not just an iPhone)
        -Alphonso

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        5.0

        Serious Performer in its Own Class.

        By filterxpert

        from Long Island NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          I use the Camera as a Photo and Video all in one piece of equipment.
          I use a Nikon D7000 DSLR for my indoor Sports and Macro work. I also use a P7000 Nikon (advanced point and Shoot)for casual photos and some video.
          I needed to use faster lenses for video and wanted a compact camera to use for city photos and casual photography.
          This Camera really fit the bill. larger sensor than a Point & Shoot and a smaller frame for carrying all day long. The video is also great and I added an external microphone which was great.
          The 10 mm 2.8 lens is tack sharp and has nice bokeh when you can set it up right.

          The metering is excellent I was able to get a black cat in perfect exposure with light behind the cat Amazing.

          The sensor is smaller than a DSLR but it will produce nice 8x10's in moderate light.
          Noise wasn't that bad for my photos and in camera processing looked great!
          Lack of some manual controls will bother some people but the camera is very good with figuring out tricky lighting and focus is lightning fast.
          view finder is a great feature and helps me in low light.
          All in all I am happy with this camera and I hope Nikon continues to grow the lens corral for these great products.

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          4.0

          Nikon 1 V1 with 10mm and 10-30mm Lenses

          By The Rookie

          from East Bay, Ca

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Lcd Does Not Tlt

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

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

          I purposely bought this Nikon v1 camera just so I can take pictures and videos of my new born baby. I fine that the Nikon v1 is very easy to use and takes great pictures and videos.

          I love how easy it is to change lens. It can take multiple shot so you won't miss that one perfect picture of your baby. I like how it is light weight. It takes great pictures in low light even without the flash.

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          4.0

          Incredible deal

          By mbb

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Noisy At High ISO

          Best Uses

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

            Great carry around camera. Won't replace a DSLR, but much more responsive and flexible than a point-and-shoot. This is going to be my bring everywhere camera.

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            4.0

            Great value

            By DJ

            from Colorado

            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
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Noisy At High ISO

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife photos

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

            For the money this is a great little camera. unique in its features.

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            4.0

            not for everyone...but nails the shot

            By svenlovesflo

            from western PA

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Accurate Af
            • Good Iq But Not Great
            • Great image stabilization
            • Silent Shutter

            Cons

            • Over 1600 Iso Poor

            Best Uses

            • Sportsaction
            • Street photography
            • Travel
            • Wildlife

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

            yes the images have some noise but with a little post processing images look great...this does really well up to ISO 400 in good light and ISO 800 is pretty decent as well...I have even used ISO 1600 with fairly good results and am able to print an 8 x 10 that looks nice...however at the higher ISOs I do convert some of them to black and white and there is a nice grain...what this camera is about is speed...yes it will miss an image or 2 but not like the nex 6 which still hunts especially in the dark...I use this for street photography and outdoor sports...I even was able to shoot some ice hockey indoors at ISO 1600...some noise in the facemasks but there was still plenty of detail...I find it best to shoot raw...and leave the high ISO noise reduction turned off...plus the 2.7 crop factor gives amazing reach...and with the FT adapter you can use some of your Nikkor F mount lenses...so your 18-200 becomes a 48-540....a full dslr model to shoot sports is a little pricey to me...this gives me a good option...having many more keepers with this camera than with my D300...and right now the price is a steal

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            5.0

            Falling in love

            By Doug W

            from Castle Rock, CO

            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

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

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

              To be clear up front, this is not a DSLR replacement. As long as you understand that, you will be blown away by this 'point and shoot'. Full 12 bit NEF's, nice sharp lenses, fast startup. It has a lot of DSLR-like features in a very compact body. It's a bit more menu driven than I would like, but it wasn't necessarily designed for a DSLR shooter either. The menus are easily accessible. Get the FT-1 adaptor and you suddenly have a wide range of lenses to use (G lenses give you AF, D lenses don't) with a 2.7 crop factor. That gives me excellent reach on my 70-300 ((189-810 equivalent!)

              This is the camera I had hoped the P7000 would be. Build quality is much better than the P7000, feels very sturdy. Get the whole system!

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              4.0

              Many highlight, but...

              By Radfahrer

              from Huntsville, Al.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Noisy At High ISO
              • Poor Image Quality

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Travel

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

              I bought into the whole concept and system. It's highlights are well represented in other reviews. A few lowlights to be aware of. It would be so nice if you could use the RAW files without having to purchase Nikon software and possible a new computer that can handle the software requirements. You definitely notice the compression in the JPEG files. I'm surprised there is no auto bracketing. And finally the most annoying feature is that you cannot get rid of the ridiculous jingle that is attached to every motion snapshot.

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              • 8
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              5.0

              Excelent quality and easy to use

              By Memo

              from Puebla, Mexico

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

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

                I´m an amateur photograph. I had until now point and shoot cameras for traveling, family pictures.
                I´m using the Nikon 1 V1 in the same way with much better quality. The lenses are great.

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                • 9
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                5.0

                Better than the sum of its parts

                By NY D

                from New York, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fantastic Video Mode
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Battery Life
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Quiet
                • Small Lenses

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  Takes fantastic pictures, turns on almost instantly. Focus is super fast, viewfinder is beautiful, with all the info you want. Small sensor = small lenses (not like Sony Compacts, where the lenses are the size of the lenses for my D7000!). Don't be fooled; it takes great photos, better than many cameras with larger sensors, even at high ISO - fortunately Nikon optimized for quality, not megapixel count. There are two shortcomings: the hot shoe cover is easily lost (but not critical), and the mode dial on the right side is easy to bump into video mode by accident if you're wearing gloves or putting it into a pocket.

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                  • 7
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                  4.0

                  A Little Gem Of A Camera!

                  By Andrew

                  from Santa Monica, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Lack Of Fast Primes
                  • Needs Wireless Trigger
                  • No Fast Lenses Yet
                  • Review Feature

                  Best Uses

                  • Editorial
                  • Film Set
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video

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

                  This camera is a little gem, firstly, its an equivalent Super 16mm video format camera creating very nice 1080 HD quality, but it also works as a totally silent stills camera pushing out 10mp resolution files in RAW or JPG without a sound with a focusing system that would match or better many DSLR's today, the dedicated lenses are small enough, crisp, well made and quiet to focus with as well.

                  The camera is well built and is a size that is not too big or too small to use, therefore a bigger more powerful battery than you typically get in a compact can be accommodated into the camera and the system doesn't need to rely on massive in-camera processing/corrections for the sake of making the camera typically smaller (obvious trend in this market if you look at other similar models).

                  The built in EVF is not distracting in real use - I normally use optical viewfinder designed cameras, it's also still very comfortable to work with over longer periods, not at all distracting as I first thought.

                  The system will benefit from having some fast lens choices and the ability to disable the camera preview which annoyingly reviews images after the shot, these I'm sure are being addressed, but overall don't take away from the real benefits of this camera for me.

                  An added bonus to this camera is that you can even attach your other F-mount lenses to it, pushing it's potential as a long lens shooter.

                  I can see this working very well for my on-set stuff - I'm not saying it's perfect yet, but it is the start of a new genre of camera, the silent fast high quality pocket compact, easily carrying 3 or 4 of these around primed up each with some fast lenses used for my handheld stuff and even rigging quick remote functioning V1's around too - this could just give you the edge for better coverage, angles, options like never before.

                  This camera is for someone who sees the possibilities in a system, digital advantages and new areas of creativity, it's definately not for someone who is fixated with "a good picture must have good bokeh" mentality or harkening over a camera that mimics film. I think while the bokeh crowd are looking at their "bokehlicious" shot and retro leather-look camera designs, there will be a lot of shooters out there, creating, covering better content from these little gems.

                  This is not my only camera - I also shoot using FX or above in terms of sensor sizes, but these V1's have found a place in my kit bag and brings back the "spirit of photography" in a fresh way. I can see it working alongside the D4 in video with its pixel matching capabilities and certain jobs where the D4 just would be unnecessary or bulky in certain assignments,

                  With the fee restructuring for editorial assignments on a downward trend, these cameras would make far better sense for editorial assignments in the future, they are light, discrete and cheap - important to running a profitable biz.

                  Highly recommended.

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                  • 8
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