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Nikon1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens (Pink)
 
4.5

(based on 54 reviews)

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    (19)

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    (3)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (42)
  • Easy to use (37)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (32)
  • Fast shutter speed (20)
  • Large clear LCD (19)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (12)
  • No image stabilization (4)
  • Short battery life (4)
  • Lag / shutter delay (3)
  • Noisy at high ISO (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (33)
  • Travel (28)
  • Landscape/scenery (24)
  • Low light (17)
  • Sports/action (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (23), Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (8), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33), Yes (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Don' judge a book by its cover

Why this model?Firstly, I like Nikon. It may be funny, but as to me, Nikon brand is like Stradivari brand for violins. I have several generation Nikon cameras from FE10 to...Read complete review

Why this model?Firstly, I like Nikon. It may be funny, but as to me, Nikon brand is like Stradivari brand for violins. I have several generation Nikon cameras from FE10 to D5300. So, it is a good extension of Nikon cameras row I own of. And this camera was bought as a gift for my wife. Secondly, It looks amazing and is equipped with several surprising features.The first of them is manner to turn on the camera by pushing the knob and simultaneous rotating the lens. A little unusual at first time, this feature allows you to shot immediately in any case. The pictures S1_04, S1_05, S1_06, S1_07 were taken in such manner like candid photos.The shutter release knob is not so convenience as this one at D5300 and other SLRs but works very well. The camera stability is surprising. You can proof this statement by S1_01 photo taken from upper deck of ship moving through rocking sea during windy day.The automatic works well in every lighting: in early morning under thick frog (S1_02), sunny day (S1_03), day without any sign of sun (S1_08, S1_09), in the evening with mixed light (S1_11, S1_12).As disadvantage I can point out that this camera has no convenience grips itself. It needs a special grip handle.Anyway it is pleasant good handy camera.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice camera to use on the go

I use this camera for travel purposes. when I want to take RAW shots and don`t want to take a DSLR or a bigger camera. The possibility of shoot RAW in a...Read complete review

I use this camera for travel purposes. when I want to take RAW shots and don`t want to take a DSLR or a bigger camera. The possibility of shoot RAW in a u$s 150 camera it`s great. it can be used old lenses via the proper adapter. The image quality is okay, but the RAW chance is a dealbreaker.On the other hand, the kit lens is annoying. It seems like a compact or bridge lens.

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5.0

Fun and Unique Camera

By Mamajo6

from Iowa

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No Other Lens Available

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action

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

I love how color selection is built in the camera, no photo shop needed later!
Wish it had where you could add other lens to it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

Surprisingly good

By Aquaregia

from Santa Cruz, CA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery

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

    I'm using this underwater in the matching housing for macro in cloudy California water. Using an external LED video light, the quality is super good. Unfortunately, the kit lens doesn't quite match the underwater housing, and it's not super flexible in terms of range. I'm not a huge fan of the manual focus dial, and the UI for the aperture/shutter speed control always confuses me, but both are pretty minor issues for a fairly inexpensive rig.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Camera for Beginers

    By Mike the Photo dude

    from Iowa

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality

    Cons

    • Small LCD Screen

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos

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

    Camera takes nice pictures and is easy to use

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    great one 1s1

    By steve

    from cary nc

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

    Amazing. Camera now I need. To. Buy. More les

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    3.0

    Nice camera to use on the go

    By Fedlorz

    from Bariloche, Argentina

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder
    • Poor Image Stabilization

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

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

    I use this camera for travel purposes. when I want to take RAW shots and don`t want to take a DSLR or a bigger camera. The possibility of shoot RAW in a u$s 150 camera it`s great. it can be used old lenses via the proper adapter. The image quality is okay, but the RAW chance is a dealbreaker.On the other hand, the kit lens is annoying. It seems like a compact or bridge lens.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Compact, simple and cost effective!

    By NikonCamGuy

    from Souderton PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Image Stabilization

      Best Uses

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

        I got this camera with 11-27.5mm kit lens for $ from BH. Considering the price, this is a great camera to have. Pictures are reasonably sharp and the camera focuses very fast. Its a great travel camera, when you do not want to lug along you large SLR camera and lens. While Nikon offers decent lens options, my only gripe is that the kit lens doesn't have VR. It still however takes great shots!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Wonderful camera

        By Divishow

        from Tx

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

        I love this little camera

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        5.0

        Great for everyday occasions

        By RB

        from Florida

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          Small, handy, versatile, great features

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          good image but not very practical use

          By marco

          from rio claro/sp

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Image Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

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

            Quality good image, but video recording button that best located for shooting photos hinders use when asking someone to take a picture for you. It is not very practical for on / off it is necessary to press the button and rotate the lens

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Camera

            By Joe

            from Palm Springs CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

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

              Great camera for the entry level photographer!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Nice

              By Zac

              from Northern Ohio

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

              Nice camera. The only bad thing is that the extra lenses cost more than the camera. My wife loves it. Takes nice crisp pictures. Good battery life. It was between this one and a Sony alpha that cost 3 times as much and I am glad we decided on this one. B & H got it to us in 2 business days just in time for Christmas and the birth of our new daughter. It takes great video too.

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              5.0

              Great Camera

              By JoeV

              from Palm Springs, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                Great camera for the price.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Great!

                By Mr Seflers

                from Arizona

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

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

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

                My wife is becoming interested in photography so I bought this for her as a Christmas present. She's loving it! The camera has lots of features and is easy for a beginner to learn. Definitely recommended.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Great little camera

                By signal geek

                from Savannah Ga

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Quality

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                • Travel

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

                Awesome little body that you dont have to worry about because of the price.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good Camera

                By GM the occasional enthusiast

                from Somerville, NJ

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

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

                  I wanted a handy camera that was quick to focus..and I did not want to carry my SLR. This is a great product for just that purpose. The 3x factor is a little confusing. I was thinking that I was getting a 11-27.5 mm, but it is actually 3X or 33-82 mm. So you will not be able to take a photo if the subject is too near. I bought mine for $. The newer model is probably better but was very expensive. No touch screen but I was not looking for one.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Amazing Camera

                  By jsenear

                  from Hopkins MN.

                  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
                  • Vr Is Built Into The Lens

                  Cons

                  • Did Not Buy Earlier

                  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 (Red):

                  All I can say is this might be the most underrated Camera in the History of Photography. The Image Quality is very very good and you have all the options of a DSLR. In other words you can shoot in Aperture and Shutter Priority and you can also shoot in Manual mode. You also have Raw availability on this Camera. I have two lenses for it. The Kit Lens and a 30-110 Vr lens. Both are very sharp lenses. B&H still has this camera on sale as I speak. At a price you can only buy a beginner Point and Shoot Camera for. One of the best buys in Photography period. !!!!!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  B & H had the best deal!

                  By SH

                  from New York, NY

                  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

                  • Menu Use Requires Practic
                  • None to date

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  Camera takes very fast pictures. Great camera for beginners who wants to use manual control. Wish it had more advanced photo modes as in the newer Nikon DSLR's. Picture quality exceeds compact digital camera shots.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  teen entry level camera

                  By JC

                  from Co

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  Perfect gift for a teen

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Great Small Package with Big Results

                  By thedropnyc

                  from NYC

                  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
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    Its a great camera with high power photo and video results.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Loving this camera!

                    By MustangMan

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video

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

                    This is my first step up from a Point and Shoot Camera and I am very pleased with the quality of the photos as well and the crispness of the video functions. I am new to this arena but, have already decided to upgrade to a new Primary Lens to enhance the already quality since I take lots of pictures at car shows in low light.

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                    • Yes

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