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Nikon 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Black)

B&H # NI1S111275B Mfr # 27617
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Product Highlights
  • 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Compact Zoom Lens
  • 10.1MP CX High-Speed AF CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0" 460k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • EXPEED 3A Image Processor
  • 15fps Continuous Shooting with Autofocus
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080/60i Video
  • Motion Snapshot and Live Image Control
  • Simultaneous HD Movie and Still Capture
  • Compatible with WU-1b Mobile Adapter

The black 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens from Nikon combines a high speed compact mirrorless camera and a wide-angle to short telephoto length zoom lens. The 1 S1 houses a 13.2 x 8.8mm CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 3A Image Processor offering high speed hybrid autofocus and up to 15 frames per second of continuous shooting. The 10.1MP sensor and an ISO range of 100 to 6400 allow for clear, detailed, color-accurate imaging even in low-light conditions. In addition, the 1 S1 features Full HD 1080i video at 60 frames per second. Simultaneous capture allows you to shoot stills while recording video and switch back to video at the touch of a button.

A 3.0" TFT color LCD with 460k-dot resolution provides composition and playback viewing and with Live Image Control you can see the changes you make to settings right on the LCD before you shoot. Best Moment Capture allows you to view live action in Slow View in order to capture the best moment and Motion Snapshot lets you combine a still photo with slow motion video for complete documentation of a moment.

The 1 S1 makes things easy for photographers who are upgrading from point and shoot cameras by offering a simplified user interface, Best Moment Capture and Smart Photo Selector which will automatically select the best image of the 15 frames shot in burst. The 1 S1 also includes a pop-up flash when lighting conditions call for extra lighting.

The 1 S1 is compatible with all 1 NIKKOR lenses and this kit includes the 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 compact zoom lens which is a great lens for day-to-day shooting as it provides a focal length that runs from 30-74mm in the 35mm format. This is a versatile focal range in compact form with a maximum aperture of f/3.5 that allows for low light capture. Its optical design includes aspherical elements and extra-low dispersion glass to reduce aberrations, and its Internal Focusing mechanism means the length of the lens remains the same throughout the focusing range.

The optional WU-1b mobile adapter allows for easy wireless transfer of images from the 1 S1 to your smart phone or tablet and even provides camera remote control from your phone. 

Speed
The Nikon 1 S1 delivers high speed performance, allowing you to shoot at up to 15 fps with autofocus and up to 60 fps with autofocus locked on the first frame.
Quality
Featuring a 10.1 MP AF CMOS sensor and a wide ISO range from 100 to 6400, the S1 allows you to capture high quality images, even in low light.
11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
This 1 S1 is combined with a compact zoom lens that offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 30-74mm.
Full HD 1080i Video
Shoot video in Full HD 1080 at either 60 frames per second or 30 frames per second. Other resolutions are available as is slow motion shooting at 1200 frames per second.
3.0" TFT Color LCD
A bright 3.0" TFT Color LCD monitor with 460k-dot resolution and brightness adjustment is available for composition and playback.
Hybrid Auto Focus
Hybrid Auto Focus utilizes both phase detection AF and contrast-detect AF which, when combined, provides very fast and accurate auto focus. 135 focus areas are available of which 73 support phase-detection AF. Subject tracking and face-priority AF are supported by the 1 S1.
RAW and JPEG Capture
Shoot still photos in either 12-bit NEF RAW or three distinct JPEG image qualities
Simultaneous Capture
Start video recording with the touch of a button and if you see something that would make a great image, simply press the shutter to capture a full resolution still image.
Improved Interface
Featuring an improved user interface, the 1 S1 removes the mode dial, making it simple to operate for users upgrading from a point-and-shoot camera.
Live Image Control
Adjust certain settings right before capturing an image to make sure that it is perfect. The changes can be seen right on the LCD, so you will be sure how your image will look before you take it.
Best Moment Capture
View live action in slow motion and replay it as many times as you need to get the best shot with Slow View. If you would rather the camera do the work, use Smart Photo Selector and have the S1 select the best image out of the 15 it will take with one click of the shutter.
Creative Mode
Creative mode allows you to put more artistic style into your images. Get diorama-style images, highlight specific colors and use all of the PSAM functions.
Lens Compatibility
The 1 S1 is compatible with all of the 1 NIKKOR lenses to increase versatility and creativity.
Languages Supported
Arabic
Bengali
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hindi
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese (European and Brazilian)
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Tamil
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
WU-1b Mobile Adapter
Send your images and videos to your smart device and from there share them with friends and family. In addition, your smart device can be used as a remote with the S1, making sure you never get left out of a group shot.
Imaging
Lens Mount Nikon 1
Camera Format Nikon CX (2.7x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 12.0 Megapixel
Effective: 10.1 Megapixel
Max Resolution 3872 x 2592
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 13.2 x 8.8 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC
Bit Depth 12-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps
1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps
640 x 240: 400 fps
320 x 120: 1200 fps
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Focus Lock AF Area Mode, Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points 135
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type LCD Display
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen  Live Preview LCD (460,000)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-6400
Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 - 1/16000 sec
Metering Method 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Day White), Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade, Underwater
Burst Rate Up to 15 fps at 10.1 MP
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Fill-flash/Slow Sync
Fill-in
Off
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Second-curtain Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 16' (4.88 m) ISO100 
Max Sync Speed Electronic Shutter: 1 / 60 sec
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System iTTL
External Flash Connection None
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 15 fps
Self Timer 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec
Connectivity HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Power
Battery 1x EN-EL20  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.0 x 2.4 x 1.2" / 101.6 x 61.0 x 30.5 mm
Weight 6.9 oz / 196 g body only
Kit Lens
Focal Length 11 - 27.5 mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 30 - 74 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/16 - 16
Angle of View 72° - 32°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.0' (30.48 cm)
Magnification 0.1x
Elements/Groups 8/6
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread Front:40.5 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.26 x 1.22" (5.74 x 3.10 cm)
Weight 3 oz (85 g)

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Nikon1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Red)
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good image quality (12)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Fast shutter speed (8)
  • Image stabilization (5)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (9)
  • Landscape/scenery (7)
  • Low light (7)
  • Sports/action (6)
  • Travel (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

Extremely Pleased

By Paul

from Mel, Australia

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Image Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Red):

      For the price, the camera produced great photos in a wide range of applications. Great flexibility particularly at night with low light levels. Only draw back is the case. Very awkward.

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      5.0

      Taking photos of Toddlers

      By Brittany

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Red):

        I bought this camera because the Point & Shoot one that I had would blur when my toddler moved. I didn't want the bulkiness of a DSLR (or the expense) and this seemed like a great "in-between" option. I've only used it a few times, but so far it works great! We've used it while he's jumping and sliding without having blurred photos!

        I've started to dabble in some of the built in features, but I think that will take a little more effort than just turning it to creative mode and trying to take some photos.

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        4.0

        Great price for beginners

        By Giovana

        from São Paulo, Brazil

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Lenses Can Be Changed

        Cons

        • Noisy At High ISO
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Red):

        I bought this camera to learn about photography. I have very little knowledge in the area and its wide range of manual controls are very good for getting the hang of it. Also the lenses can be switched for any other Nikkor lenses, so if you intend in going deep, it's not like you'll lose the material you bought. It's a very good price for a great camera. I would recommend buying a tripod too, to use for experimenting with night shots. The video is also very good: it shoots at 1080p and sound capture is very clear and loud, with good noise filter.

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        5.0

        Takes great pictures

        By ditto

        from MN

        Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Red):

        I wanted basic plus camera. This one fits bill perfectly. Takes great pictures specially indoor without flash, colors also captured true to life.

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        5.0

        Good camera for anywhere and any time.

        By Hong Nguyen

        from Richland, WA

        Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Red):

        I will give this camera 5 stars. Easy to use , pictures turn out great, very light. I like the flash , it give soft light to pictures . Video function is easy to use too.

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        5.0

        Great Light Camera!

        By JK

        from nyc

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (White):

          Just came back from europe with camera. Great photos and focus. Everything I expected. Would buy again.

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          • No

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          5.0

          S1 Mirrorless and Faultless Camera

          By Richard

          from DE

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Design
          • Good Image Quality

          Cons

          • No External Mode Dial

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (White):

          B&H offers Nikon 1 S1 at the world's best price. I was very satisfied with the free, quick, and safe shipping. Nikon's high speed sequential shot with the accurate auto-focus makes me carry the camera all the time. I also have Canon 5D Mark3 with L-lens. Now Nikon S1 takes the first place at my photograph life. I'd like to recommend the product and B&H as a seller.

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          5.0

          Good Qualtiy

          By Ricardo

          from Federal Way, WA

          About Me Casual 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
          • Light weight
          • Quiet
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Khaki):

            Easy to read and understand how to do.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Exactly what I thought it would be

            By Drew the Parent

            from Deerfield, MA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Cost Of Long Range Lense

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (White):

            Our Children are now 4 and 2 and starting to do more organized activities so we wanted to move past the cell phones and our old point and shoot.
            the Nikon 1 has been an except step in the real photog direction for us. My wife and I adapted to it with in just a few days and now love using it. We love having the fast shutter and amazing pictures at from such a great price! I'm sure other interchangle lense cameras and DSLRs are great and I've read reviews that they are better.
            But if you are a parent and got tired of missing some images this is a GREAT step. We were in awe of the iage quality coming from years of Iphone pictures.
            We already have a few images of our 2 year of with looks on her face we would have never snapped with our Iphone and point and shoots.

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            4.0

            Nice pictures

            By Anushquita

            from HSB, Tx

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay
            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Red):

            A friend recommended the camera, and it was worth it. I regret not getting the additional lenses.

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            4.0

            Picture Perfect!

            By Christina

            from Rockville, MD

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • No tiltswivel lcd

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (White):

            For newbie camera users this camera practically takes pictures itself. It is easy to use in auto mode. I took this on a trip to Europe and unfortunately could not see the screen very well in the sunshine especially with sunglasses. It would be nice if this one had an adjustable screen for viewing and taking pictures of self in various places. Great for scenery though! The pictures a crisp and gorgeous!

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            5.0

            Great Camera

            By Kbetts

            from Sanford NC

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • No Panarama
            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Red):

            This is a compact camera that is very simple to use but also offers great features. Amazing focus system, really fast shutter speeds (slow motion,sports, best shot), good low light performance, and excellent software. It has several other modes to play with for special circumstances.No Wifi, no viewfinder, no panarama mode no image stabilization without optional lens. A couple of other missing features make this an entry level mirrorless but it is still waaaaay more camera than I expected. I get lots of positive comments from old 35mm guys like me.

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            5.0

            great camera, small and light.

            By steve

            from manchester,ct 06040

            About Me Photography Student

            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

            • No Viewfinder
            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Khaki):

            great camera for hiking, now i don't have to haul my slr with me.it's very light, focusing is fast and very light weight. the only con on this camera is it has no viewfinder.

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            5.0

            Nice Camera. Good images

            By Ralph

            from Maryland

            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
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Pink):

              Purchased camera for my 11 yr. daughter. Images are clean and focus is really fast. Has same functionality as bigger DSLR and can shoot full manual. Like the fast shutter speeds and the best scene selection.

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              • Yes

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              Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

              Nikon -  EN-EL20 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (1020mAh)
              • You Pay: $39.99
               
              Watson -  EN-EL20 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 900mAh)
              • You Pay: $13.95
               

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              Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

              LensCoat -  BodyBag 4/3 (Black)
              • You Pay: $19.99
               

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              Hoya -  40.5mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter
              • You Pay: $20.90
               
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