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Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black)

B&H # NI1V11030B MFR # 27512
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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 two lenses: the 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens and the 1 NIKKOR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR 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 zoom lenses to get started with. From day one, 10.1Mp photos can be shot and 1080/60i/30p 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 30-110mm 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. Shoot Motion Snapshots in 1920 x 1080/60p and play them back at 24fps
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 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 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR Lens Included
Compact Telephoto Captures Wide Range of Scenes
Work with superior zoom coverage and capture high caliber images that run the gamut, from sports action shot from the bleachers, to the most subtle gradations of hair blowing in the wind. Extend your reach with the 30-110mm (picture angle equivalent of an 81-297mm in 35mm format), and isolate subjects from their backgrounds with clarity. IF (Internal Focusing) maintains compactness of size - even when using the zoom

Portraits with Impact: Beautiful Portraits Focus on the Person
A perfect complement to the 10-30mm, the 30-110mm takes portraiture a step farther. Stunning portraits with soft focus background effects are yours. Compact and easy to carry, realize the most subtle expressions and minute details. 1 NIKKOR lens precision offers superior sharpness and color correction - even at the widest aperture. Because portraits are usually taken spur of the moment, there is vibration reduction (VR II) to keep images blur-free

Focus on the Action: Get in Close - Even from Afar
Get up close and personal to inject panache to your sports photography using the 30-110mm lens. Equipped with vibration reduction (VR II), this lens separates subjects from their backgrounds - making it a great choice for honing in on subjects and create photos that are visually vibrant and perfect to upload to your blog or social media sites. Even at the most extended magnification, photos are rendered crystal clear and sharp, making the 30-110mm a perfect option for fast moving subjects from afar

Beautiful Landscape Images Come to Life: Wide Depth of Field Surrenders Dazzling Views
Work with extended zoom range using the 30-110mm and produce sweeping looks that express your world. Subjects that need to be isolated from their backgrounds, such as a boat at sail, are easy with this lens. Equipped with vibration reduction (VR II) up to four stops, you'll nab every precise color detail seen with dramatic sunsets

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

Extra-Low Dispersion Glass
Nikon developed ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass to enable the production of lenses that offer superior sharpness and color correction by minimizing chromatic aberration. ED glass offers all the benefits, yet none of the drawbacks of calcium fluorite-based glass. With this innovation, Nikon developed several types of ED glass suitable for various lenses

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

UPC: 018208275120
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
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps
1280 x 720: 60 fps
640 x 240: 400 fps
320 x 120: 1200 fps
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 (921,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-6400
Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 1/3 - 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
Built-in Flash No
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" / 11.3 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm
Weight 8.3 oz / 235 g Body only
Kit Lens
Focal Length 10 - 30mm
Comparable Nikon CX Format Focal Length: 27 - 81 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
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. 2.26 x 1.65" (5.75 x 4.2 cm)
Weight 4.1 oz (116 g)
Kit Lens
Focal Length 30-110 mm
Comparable Nikon CX Format Focal Length: 81-297 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.8 - 5.6
Minimum: f/16
Viewing Angle 29.4° - 8.20°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.3' (1.01 m)
Elements/Groups 18/12
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front:  40.5 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.4 x 2.4" (6.10 x 6.10 cm)
Weight 6.2 oz (176 g)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 6.0 x 4.7"
Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black)
  • 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens (Black)
  • 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (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
  • ViewNX 2
  • 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 and 30-110mm Lenses (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 97 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (44)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (43)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good image quality (83)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (81)
    • Easy to use (70)
    • Quiet (68)
    • Fast shutter speed (65)

    Cons

    • Noisy at high ISO (19)
    • Poor in low light (14)
    • No built in flash (5)
    • Short battery life (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (72)
    • Family photos (64)
    • Landscape/scenery (52)
    • Video (39)
    • Sports/action (38)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (53), Casual photographer (20), Semi-pro photographer (18), Photography student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (84), Yes (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Walk Around Camera

    This is an excellent walk around camera that is a complement to your DSLR system rather than a replacement for it. It is also a great upgrade from pocketable systems.
    I bought it...Read complete review

    This is an excellent walk around camera that is a complement to your DSLR system rather than a replacement for it. It is also a great upgrade from pocketable systems.
    I bought it primarily for its touted DSLR like autofocus, lack of shutter lag and spot on matrix metering system and it delivers on all accounts. It's the camera I now pick up especially when I don't want to carry a DSLR.
    Like all new systems, it won't have every feature that you want. It will however deliver great images with relative ease. Your dog running at you at high speed, no problem. Sports, no problem. Its only real limitation is in very low light. The add on flash addresses those instances.
    There are those who say the camera was disappointing because it didn't have feature A or feature B. I say you should have read the spec sheet before buying.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Mixed Feelings

    I thought I would use this as backup for my D7000, but this camera is more geared towards a point & shoot method of photography.
    Good points about the camera are that...Read complete review

    I thought I would use this as backup for my D7000, but this camera is more geared towards a point & shoot method of photography.
    Good points about the camera are that the camera is light, picture quality and low light performance is good for the size of the sensor better than a compact but it is not near the performance of a APS sized sensor IMHO. Build quality is excellent, handling is good but you do have to go into the menu a lot if you change exposure modes, metering methods, or AF point selections, if you leave everything on auto this camera will work well for you. AF performance is fast but still lacks for moving objects such as birds, over time as I get used to operating the AF in the tracking mode I may change my mind on this.
    The bad, the features are lacking, given the price you are paying for the camera. There is no programmable function button, there is an a "F" button but you cannot change its function. This causes you to have go into the menu to change your exposure, metering, and AF area modes which can lead to missed shots. There is no auto exposure bracketing; I tend to shoot a lot of high contrast pictures so HDR is important to me. Without auto exposure bracketing it makes it a lot harder to do HDR. If do not use HDR this feature will not be missed as much. The picture preview cannot be turned off; this gets downright annoying when trying to take action shots. As soon as you release the shutter button the last picture pops up on the LCD or the EVF for a few seconds. I can understand that this could be useful, but us the ability to turn it off. The camera does not come with a standard hotshoe for flash. This means you have to buy the Nikon dedicated flash which eats up your camera battery and costs about $150 extra. It sure would have been nice to put an SB400 on this camera, but in keeping with the small size of the camera I guess Nikon wanted to keep the flash small, so no speedlights with batteries. It would be nice in the future for Nikon to offer a adapter to fit the accessory shoe on the camera to fit a standard Nikon speedlight. The camera will only display a luminous histogram, or I cannot figure out how to display the RGB channels. I guess we have returned to the days of the D70 only it is worse. At least the D70 had a yellow outline so that it is crystal clear when highlights or shadows were blown out. The V1 is white outline with a white graph which makes it difficult at times to see if highlights or shadows are blown out. Again for the price of the camera Nikon should have given us RGB histograms. The "best shot" and "still motion" shooting modes are a total waste IMHO. But you may care for them, but I would rather have the above features added rather than this fluff.
    I was going to return the camera but my wife seems to like it so it solved my problem on what to get her for X-Mas. This camera is not for me but it might be what you are looking for. If the price were about $300 dollars cheaper for the kit I may have thought it was a better value. I guess I expected more from Nikon.

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    5.0

    LOVE IT!

    By Bryan

    from San Diego, CA

    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

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

      Love the size and that it has a viewfinder. I'm coming from a Nikon D40x. I wish it had a built in flash but couldn't justify getting the V2 since I only paid $ for the 2 lens kit. Very happy with my purchase.

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

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      5.0

      Great Camera!

      By Brad

      from Birminham, AL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Noisy At High ISO

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel

      Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

      I like this camera MUCH better than expected. So far this has been the ideal lightweight camera. Metering, color and autofocus have been spot on. Great camera!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Amazing Quality At a Great Price!

      By KR Productions

      from Decatur, AL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

        I primarily got this little camera as a travel camera for my wife because she and our daughter are going to Hawaii on a school field trip during Spring Break this year. She had expressed concern about taking our D90 over due to weight while sight seeing. (side note-I was in Hawaii in September 2012 on a photo safari with the D90 and 17-55 D2.8 and I did just fine. So it can be done!)Anyways, BH had this kit for an astounding 2/3 off the list price and there was no way we could pass this up.We've had it a couple weeks and have put it through its paces, and have been pretty impressed with the quality of the images.I even used it recently at a shoot with my D90 with the 17-55 on that, and the 30-110 on the V1. That worked like a champ!At one event I was doing, I used the V1 to capture video and it worked great. One thing to note is, it records in mov format and in order to get it to work with Premiere CS5, I had to change the file extension to mpg.Overall we are very happy with this camera and lens kit.

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

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        5.0

        Great kit

        By lmcid

        from San Juan, PR

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • No A-image Review Disable
          • No Auto Iso 100-1600 Mod
          • No Hot Shoe
          • No Hot Shoe Adapter

          Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

          Use it as a miniature version of my dslr kit. Image quality up to par (or even surpasses) previous generation DSLR's, say D200.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 6
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          • No

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          1.0

          Not Nikon Quality

          By Squarerigger

          from Virginia, USA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                The camera would not always recognize the lens when turning on the power. About half the time I would get an error message stating I had to contact Nikon service. Sometimes the camera would recognize the lens but would be all blurry. Returned to B&H. Will probably go with the Fuji mirror less system. First time I have seen made in china on a Nikon product. Could explain the sorry quality control. Would have given no stars if I could.

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                • Yes

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                4.0

                Great camera for digiscoping

                By Novi MTBW Birder

                from Novi, MI

                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

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                It was easy to adopt this camera to the spotting scope. 10 FPS was very help in catching various actions.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
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                • No

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                4.0

                Nikon V1 kit

                By Donbike

                from Minneapolis, MN

                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

                • Noisy At High ISO

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                I use the V1 as a light "travel camera" when I don't want to lug my Nikon DSLRs around all day. It has its limitations, but the EVF was the big selling point. Its photo IQ is neat as high as the superb Sony RX-100, but it has the EVF and lighting-quick focussing on fast-moving objects. I use it as a biking camera, too, as it fits in a camera bag and shoot good photos of fast-moving bicyclists.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 5
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                A Little Jewel

                By Bill

                from Florida

                About Me Semi-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
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                  I bought this camera as the one I will always have with me. The camera is solid, very well made, yet light and small enough to fit in a coat pocket. Image quality is absolutely stellar for a 10MP camera, far better than I expected. As someone said, "This camera seems like it was designed by Steve Jobs." Why? Because the menus, the buttons are all intuitive and easy to use. Many professional reviewers slammed the camera when it was introduced. My opinion is that the reviews were quickly written and that most reviewers did not take the time to use the camera extensively. Frankly, this camera is revolutionary in many ways, especially the ability to use F-mount lenses via the FT1 adapter which is sold separately.I think this package, including the camera, the 10-30mm and the 30-110mm lenses is an absolute bargain -- a steal if I ever saw one.In sum, WOW, I love this little camera.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 10
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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  NICE!

                  By Samy

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Semi-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
                  • Quiet
                  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                    Very nice photo!... :)

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                    5.0

                    "A lot of Bang for the Buck"

                    By Dave

                    from Michigan

                    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

                    • Few External Controls
                    • No Articulating Screen
                    • Noisy At High ISO

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                    After reading various online reviews by professional photographers and seeing the cost for the amount of capability of this camera I couldn't pass up the deal. It is very solid, compact, well built and I am impressed with the quality of the lenses and the cost has been just right for my budget. I am just an amateur photographer with an interest in improving skills. I wished it had an articulating screen but appreciate the view finder, which is more important to me. The auto focus is very, fast and accurate. I wish it had a few more external controls but after using other cameras especially some advanced P&S, I am used to going to the menu for adjustments, and learning workarounds/access to on the fly setting changes. I can as the pro's, highly recommend this camera.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 8
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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great little camera

                    By Mr. Snuffaluffagus

                    from Chicago IL

                    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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                      I use this camera mostly with the 18.5mm lense for everyday shooting of my newborn/dogs/street photography. It's so compact that I never leave it at home, it's simply a joy to shoot with. Even with its small sensor I have been very impressed with its high ISO capabilities. The only thing I wish that was different about it is the lack of a grip. However, it is by no means hard to hold or shoot with, a small grip would just make it a bit easier. There is a grip available from b&h :). Overall this camera is exactly what I needed it to be. A fast fun everyday camera that is easy to carry around all day. I honestly leave my dslr at home much more often now due to the fantastic capabilities of this camera.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 10
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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Compliment to Super-Tele photography

                      By Yalmer042

                      from Cape Cod, MA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good With Fx Lenses
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Good To Use With Fx Lense

                        Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                        I bought the V1 on sale to use with theTC1 adapter and my 70-200mm f/2.8 and 200-400mm f/4 lenses. The adapter autofocuses blazingly fast and preserves the original lenses max f-stops. The 10MP sensor has. 2.7 crop factor mashing the bigger zoom a 540-1024mm f/4! Both these lenses work well with a TC 1.4x. Moreover, the V1 has both a mechanical and electronic shutter that permits taking full resolution raw still image files while simultaneously taking HD video. The only drawback is that Nikon has not enabled AF-C with the TC1.

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                        4.0

                        Great for wildlife photography

                        By Kim

                        from Florida

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Noise For Iso Over 100

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                        I purchased this camera at the recommendation of Thom Hogan for an affordable wildlife photography set up. The cost and weight of a 400 mm or 500 mm telephoto lens was out of the question for me. I have been using the Nikon 1 V1 with the FT-1 adapter and a 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII at 200 mm for the equivalent of 540 mm reach and have gotten outstanding photos with this set up. However, the AF-C mode does not work with the FT-1 adapter so tracking is not an option.

                        I have also found that the camera with the native lenses (without the Ft-1 adapter) works well for action and sports.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Neat little camera!

                        By Bill McGrath

                        from Western states RVer

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Video

                          Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                          I'm a serious photo amateur who usually shoots a Nikon D800 with fast glass. Sometimes I just don't want to lug 5-6 lbs. of DSLR around with me, so I wanted something small and light that still gave me good image quality at a reasonable price. When the cost of the V1 with two lenses dropped, I bought one. I read Tom Hogan's e-book on the J1/V1; necessary since the user's manual that came with the camera doesn't do it justice.There are several useless (for me) shooting modes, but I can set it up the way I want it: aperture priority or manual, white balance, ISO, NEF or JPG, Picture Control, etc., so I can get what I want from the image. The viewfinder is a necessity and it works well. The two lenses span the 35mm equivalent of 28-297mm, although they aren't very fast. Auto-focus is almost instant in anything but the lowest light where it slows down but still works. I can chimp the histogram, but it's only a luminance display, not RGB.You give up some of the configurability that you get with a high-end DSLR, but most of the important items can be set, albeit through a menu instead of buttons. For my purposes, this camera does a fine job and the image quality is fine.

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                          • 7
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                          5.0

                          Nikon V1 - 2 lens kit

                          By Disco Dave

                          from North Kingstown, RI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                            Just an amazing camera to use. Excellent in low light conditions and with Nikon's price reduction it's the best one I have ever bought. I have also purchased all the additional accessories for it.

                            Thanks again for a quick and easy transaction.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 8

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                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again and again

                            By jarroyo

                            from Aguada, PR

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                              I use it for family activities

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 10
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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              It's good. Really good.

                              By escapewheel

                              from South Florida

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                                I decided to downsize from a DSLR (Pentax K-5) to something more portable and affordable. I chose the V1 because of its viewfinder, fast autofocus, and the ability to change lenses. I knew the drawbacks: smaller sensor, less manual control, deeper DOF, etc. If you know and understand what you're getting into with the 1 system, and you're willing to work with it, it's totally capable.

                                I love the size of the camera. Build quality is excellent; it's hefty in a good way, and about as small as I can imagine being useful for something of its type. The lenses are accordingly small, and considering its reach, the 30-110 is really small. Handling is basic. As many have noted, there's no PASM dial, no way to adjust shooting mode, ISO, exposure compensation, etc. without going into the menu. I thought I'd miss it more than I do. It doesn't affect what I do in 90% of my shots (maybe more). I like the toggle switch for adjusting shutter speed / aperture - quicker and easier than the traditional wheel, in my opinion. Autofocus is quick and accurate. I'm not as blown away as some have been by it, but in an EVIL camera it's the best I've seen.

                                The real question is about image quality. For me I only shoot RAW with this camera - the jpgs didn't do it for me - and I'm very pleased. Anything up to ISO 800 is very good, and at the very least the noise pattern at 1600 and 3200 (in a pinch) is even and not super distracting. I'm happy with it. Do I wish it did what my K-5 did? Of course, but considering the trade-offs of size, price, and fun factor (I enjoy my V1 more), I'll take it. I'm no pro. I think I'm decent, but the K-5 was too much camera for me in nearly every respect.

                                Some things I don't like? I would like more manual control, of course, without having to go into the menu system. I said earlier that it's usually not an issue, but it would be helpful. The mode knob / wheel moves too easily for my taste. Manual focus is nearly impossible in my experience. More megapixels would be nice if it didn't decrease image quality (my Sony RX100 is 20MP with the same size sensor). But for me 10MP means I need to compose my picture properly, not just shoot to crop, so maybe it makes me a better photographer in the end. I wish this camera had an integrated flash, but considering that I rarely ever use a flash this is just a wish and not a flaw for me.

                                In conclusion, this is a keeper for me. I've used it enough that I don't feel like I'm missing out by not having a DSLR, and compared to other mirrorless systems I feel this one is (at its current price) is a bargain for what you get. I bought the 18.5mm (50mm equivalent) f1.8 prime and LOVE it, and have also had good results using an Opteka 10x macro lens with the 10-30mm kit lens for some nice, detailed macro shots.

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                                4.0

                                Better than I think

                                By LEO

                                from BUFALLO,US

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                                Better than I think, and I am learning to use it.

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                                4.0

                                small size great performance

                                By PRL

                                from Saint Paul, NE

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • No built in flash

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                                I have been using a Canon EOS 7D camera with a variety of lenses for all my photography in the past. I take like hiking in the outdoors and I take picutres at College Volleyball games. I now use My nikon for situations where weight and volume is a problem. The Nikon fits into the side pocket of my backpack and takes fantastic photos. I am anxious for the upcoming Volleyball season to try out the high speed capability of this mirrorless camera.

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                                • 10
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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Awesome camera for B&W

                                By Printcrafter

                                from New Mexico

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Black):

                                    I wanted a light-weight digial camera that could shoot good B&W for me now that I no longer have a film-based darkroom.

                                    The Nikon 1 is awesome! It is light and small, but even with my large hands it is a 'good' fit, all the controls right were they should be.

                                    I have it in monochrome mode and the eletronic viewfinder shows me the world in B&W, making it easy to look for patterns of light and shadow that make good B&W images.

                                    The files come out a hair grey, but are a quick fix in Photoshop. Miller's made me a print of a hand-held image at 20x30 that blew my socks off, so the image stablization really works!

                                    The camera can almost see in the dark. I didn't buy the optional flash and haven't needed it. This would be a good street-photography rig.

                                    Both lenses are small, light, and snappy. The "folding" lens feature makes them highly portable.

                                    Lovin' it!

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                                    • 9
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                                    • No

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