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Nikon1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red)
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Large clear LCD (7)
  • Zoom range/performance (7)
  • Great resolution (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (8)
    • Family photos (7)
    • Sports/action (3)
    • Wildlife (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

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    5.0

    Small But Mighty

    By gr8wit

    from South Florida

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Resolution
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

      My Main cameras are Nikon APS-C cameras, My favorite being the D7100.

      That said, I was looking for something smaller and lighter to be able to just "grab and go", maybe a PS super zoom.

      I started looking at the Nikon 1 Series cameras, and saw mixed reviews, but most were good.

      Did I really need a V series? No,too big an investment for what I was going to use it for.
      I really was going to go for a J2 as it was just discontinued, then I saw the S1's.

      Could I live without the mode dial and 4 more megapixels? For the price, you bet.

      This camea is really good!

      With a sensor much bigger than a PS, these photos look great, up to ISO 800, after that the noise will show.

      The GUI on the selection wheel is fairly easy to figure out and set and use.

      Again, both lenses are quite sharp up to 800 ISO.

      The only downsides I can see is that it is just about all plastic, but it is made very well.

      Also, it is a little tough to grip, my finger keeps wanting to block the flash, best to grasp the lens bottom with your hand, like a bigger DSLR.

      Other than those things, I am extremely pleased.

      I can really recommend this Nikon 1 Series if you are looking for a small, light knock around camera.

      As usual B&H is the best, easy to deal with and great prices and shipping.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Nikon 1 S1

      By Jonas

      from Indiana

      Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

      Awesome camera, easy to use for any experience level. Can't beat the price, I wish I would have baught it sooner. I would recommend it to anyone looking to getting started in the hobby.

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      5.0

      Fits My Needs Perfectly!

      By Don

      from Port Angeles, WA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Zoom
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel

        Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

        I wanted a compact camera with better image quality than the typical point and shoot. The Nikon 1 S1 fulfills this for me at an unbeatable price. Operation so far has been intuitive. All in all, I'm very pleased with this purchase.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I would buy this again.

        By Bob

        from Amelia,Ohio

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

        Excellent camera,BUT a little complicated when first starting to use.Still haven't mastered it yet !!!!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Middle Camera

        By The Llama Guy

        from Aurora, IL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Battery Life
        • Great Resolution
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

        I have a Nikon D7000 for the big days and a Coolpix S4100 for the pocket. This Nikon 1 S1 fills the gap between them nicely.

        It has a much faster shutter response time so you can actually photograph what you are trying to. The two included lenses cover most shooting needs and the image quality is excellent.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great everyday camera

        By cwithg

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Shots
          • Travel

          Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

          This is my first Nikon point and shoot after several years of using Canon's Powershot series.

          At first, I was not too impressed with the color quality when I was shooting via various modes (Auto/Program/Manual), but measuring the white balance helps significantly in getting the right tone in my images through the 'Image Processing' function.

          Overall - this is a great deal with the 2 lenses. It's compact enough to fit nicely into my purse/backup for my main camera bag. I intend to use this camera for some upcoming road trips/events.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great price for camera

          By shayshay

          from Boise, ID

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

                Bought this for the compact size for traveling purposes. Haven't gotten a lot of opportunities to take photos at night but daytime is awesome. The picture quality is quite impressive. Menu does take getting used to as I'm so use to my Canon T4i.

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                • No

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                5.0

                great camera

                By Cintia

                from NY

                Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

                Great camera.

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                5.0

                Excellent Camera

                By C.W.

                from Santa Ana, CA

                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Battery Life
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Resolution
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

                    A solid camera with above average lenses. It is fast, reliable and produces quality images and video. Excellent for travel and everyday use. A great backup for prosumers.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Nice quality camera

                    By Tom the toad

                    from daytonn ohio

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Battery Life
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                    • Limited Zoom

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light

                    Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

                    Around great device.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great deal, just what I wanted so far

                    By B

                    from Denver

                    Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

                    I got interested in a mirrorless camera for travel and portability. Decided I didn't really want a DSLR replacement, but something small but with good image quality and some creative control. This has been perfect so far, and the speed of the shutter and focus is a nice bonus. It is a little annoying not to have a physical mode dial, but you can't beat the price on this bundle. Very happy so far!

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                    5.0

                    It is a steal of a package

                    By BUGI

                    from Cali

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Battery Life
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Lens Quality
                    • Small / Compact
                    • Value

                    Cons

                    • Poor in Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel

                    Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

                    The optical quality of the lenses are surprisingly good for kit lenses.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A great compact interchangble camera!

                    By The coast to coast photographer

                    from Washington DC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Resolution
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

                      A great compact interchangeable camera that was shipped insanely fast. Super easy to set up, a great camera for my dad who is excited to use it for his trip to Yellowstone National Park next month. Thank you.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Great product

                      By Jimboat

                      from South Carolina

                      Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

                      I am truly ecstatic with this purchase. I am a true novice when it comes to cameras, but this one takes fantastic photographs.

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                      5.0

                      Awesome camera

                      By Randy the Traveler

                      from Flint, TX

                      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Battery Life
                      • Great Resolution
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about 1 S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Khaki):

                      I've taken some terrific pictures in the Glacier National Park with this camera. I have some wildlife photos that rival pictures I just took in Yellowstone with a Canon 20D and a 70-200 L series lens. The Pros: light weight, small, full feature (I can do everything I could with the full size camera. Auto, manual and special effects). The Cons: hard to see the screen in bright sun, smaller controls and filters are tiny to work with.Overall: terrific quality pictures and you can carry everything you need in a fannypack.

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

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