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Nikon 1 V1 Compact System Camera - Black (10mm Lens, 10MP) 3 inch LCD Screen

by Nikon

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Black
10mm Lens
  • Revolutionary AF CMOS sensor
  • High-speed continuous shooting - up to 60fps at full resolution
  • New EXPEED 3 processor - 2 powerful engines that can process images at 600 megapixels per second
  • High-resolution electronic viewfinder
  • Groundbreaking shooting modes


Product details

Colour Name: Black | Size Name: 10mm Lens
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 4.3 x 7.6 cm ; 249 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: NIKON 1 V1
  • ASIN: B005NFVXHG
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 Sep 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,171 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Manufacturer's Description

I am the Nikon 1 V1 - Portable power, incredible speed

    Available in a black or white body, the Nikon 1 V1 may be small but it's a veritable powerhouse of imaging innovation.
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If you've been waiting for a brand-new photographic experience – this is it. Built from the ground up to offer still image and movie recording without compromise, the incredibly portable Nikon 1 V1 will propel your photography forward in ways you could never have imagined.

With the fastest autofocus system (AF) in the world1, four unique shooting modes, brilliant low-light performance and a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, it boasts all you need to capture standout stills and movies.

Quick enough to capture the unexpected, the groundbreaking super high-speed AF system instantly switches between Phase-Detection AF and Contrast Detect AF to deliver razor-sharp results in any situation. Phase-Detection AF, which focuses accurately and quickly on movement, is available during movie recording.

The high-speed image processor enables a quick shot-to-shot turnaround and powers shooting speeds of up to 60 fps.2

The camera's clever shooting modes let you shoot scenes as never before and the electronic viewfinder offers 100% frame coverage, even when filming.

When you want to use your favourite NIKKOR D-SLR lens, you can do so via the F-mount adapter (the FT 1) that attaches to the camera's 1-mount.
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Every one of the compact 1 NIKKOR lenses boasts high-quality optics and is optimised for movie recording. When you want to use your favourite NIKKOR D-SLR lens, you can do so via the F-mount adapter (the FT 1) that attaches to the camera's 1-mount, and the camera's multi-accessory port gives you the freedom to expand your system further. Available in black or white, the Nikon 1 V1 may be small but it's a veritable powerhouse of imaging innovation.

 

Simplicity defined

With a Nikon 1 in your hand, capturing great images will become second nature in no time at all. Ergonomically designed for comfortable handling and intuitive operation, these intelligent, fully automatic cameras let you shoot any scene with ease. With a strong yet lightweight body and magnesium alloy re-enforced parts the Nikon 1 V1 is robust but remains sleek and small, and with minimal buttons it's easy to become familiar with which ones to use and when. The clear menus feature large, easy-to-understand icons that make it simple to navigate between different functions. A conveniently placed mode dial on the back of the camera offers instant access to a range of clever automatic shooting modes, but with the option for full manual control in both still and movie modes, the Nikon 1 V1 also offers limitless creative options for the more advanced photographic user.

Still image mode will make you a master of movement as you switch to shooting sharp shots of the action at up to 60 frames per second.2

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Groundbreaking automatic shooting modes

Nikon 1 shooting modes have been developed to offer results that will amaze you and anyone who sees them. Harnessing the camera's phenomenal processing speed and ability to capture images before, and after, you fully press the shutter button, these innovative shooting modes can catch moments you would not normally be able to catch. Motion Snapshot (MSS) brings a photo to life in just one click and Smart Photo Selector (SPS) captures the perfect moment in any scene. Still image mode will make you a master of movement as you switch to shooting sharp shots of the action at up to 60 frames per second2. Movie mode opens up a host of advanced movie functions, including the chance to take a high-resolution photo while filming a movie.

All-new image sensor with the fastest autofocus in the world

Whether you want to shoot fast movement, slow movement or no movement, Nikon's all-new CX-format CMOS image sensor ensures you'll always capture superb high-resolution stills and movies. Developed to offer the ideal balance between speed, light sensitivity, resolution and depth-of-field, you can shoot clearer action shots, better images in low light, and easily soften backgrounds to make your subject stand out more. Equipped with a revolutionary super high-speed autofocus (AF) system that boasts the most focus points in the world3, your subject will always be in focus. If you're shooting shiny or moving subjects, the sensor will switch to Phase-Detection AF. If your subject is stationary, or poorly lit, it will opt for Contrast Detect AF. And whichever system it chooses, the quick shot-to-shot turnaround gives you the freedom to shoot moments as they unfold without worrying about a thing.

Equipped with two powerful engines that can process images at an incredible 600 megapixels a second, it enables a host of innovative functions.

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EXPEED 3: Fast just got faster

To be as fast as a Nikon 1 camera is, you need an engine that can handle speed. EXPEED 3 is a super-fast image processor engineered to deliver unparalleled levels of speed and performance in any situation. Equipped with two powerful engines that can process images at an incredible 600 megapixels a second, it enables a host of innovative functions. You can snap a full-resolution photo while recording a movie and shoot full-resolution stills4 at up to 60 frames per second. Fully capable of managing performance without sacrificing quality, it offers superior noise reduction, so you can enjoy clean, finely detailed images. And because it does everything so fast, it supports high-speed SD memory cards that quickly save every fantastic shot you take.

Motion Snapshot: Bring your stills to life in a click

Every photo is unique, but not many come to life right in front of your eyes. A fantastic way to capture a moment in time as never before, Nikon's unique Motion Snapshot (MSS) makes your photos come alive. Easily accessed via the mode dial, it all happens in just one click. Using its ability to capture images before you fully press the shutter button, the camera simultaneously records a one-second slow-motion movie and a still image. As soon as you've taken your shot it instantly combines the two to create a 'living image'. From the way someone might toss their head before they smile, or someone else might leave the frame before you click, fleeting movements and emotions are captured in a snap. A whole new experience, a Motion Snapshot keeps the story of a moment alive in a way that will delight and amaze you every time you look at it.

The camera recommends shots based on factors such as facial expression, composition and focus so you'll never again miss a smiling face, accidentally cut off someone's head or end up with a blurred image.

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Smart Photo Selector: One shot — five great images to choose from

The most amazing things can happen at any moment, and thanks to Nikon's groundbreaking Smart Photo Selector (SPS) you'll always capture the moment you want. Harnessing the camera's pre and post capture technology, Smart Photo Selector flies into action as soon as you press the shutter button. It begins to capture images before you even take the shot, and continues after you're done, ultimately shooting up to 20 high-resolution images in quick succession. The best shot is instantly displayed on the monitor, and four more are saved for you to choose from. The camera recommends shots based on factors such as facial expression, composition and focus so you'll never again miss a smiling face, accidentally cut off someone's head or end up with a blurred image.

Continuous shooting: Action at 60 frames per second

When it comes to capturing smooth shots of fast action, you need unparalleled levels of speed and precision. With the world's fastest continuous shot5, Nikon 1 cameras have outdone themselves. Engineered to deliver full-resolution images at up to 60 frames per second6, practically no movement will be too fast to capture. And when you want to focus tightly on one subject, the camera can automatically track the subject you've chosen and still capture full-resolution images at 10 frames per second. Whether you want to capture kids or pets as they dash about having fun, or your friends as they whizz about the city on bikes, a Nikon 1 camera will bring a new dimension of speed to every scene you shoot.

You can take full-resolution photos while filming, without interrupting recording.

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Advanced movie mode: Made with movie-making in mind

Whether you're recording a family event or an arty film, nothing beats the joy of shooting a film on a camera that can deliver stunning Full HD movies. With all functions optimised to capture incredibly clear video footage, Nikon 1 cameras deliver superb high-resolution results. You can take full-resolution photos while filming, without interrupting recording. And you can shoot footage in extreme slow motion for dramatic effect. Action scenes are easy because Phase-Detection AF, which is quick to focus on moving subjects, is available during recording. Thanks to the large image sensor and high ISO sensitivity, you can shoot clear footage with low noise, even in low light, and easily soften backgrounds to make your subjects stand out. And whatever you're filming, the range of compatible 1 NIKKOR lenses opens up a world of creative possibilities.

1 For further details please visit www.europe-nikon.com. Specifications may change without notice.

2 The world's shortest shooting time lag (as determined by Nikon performance tests). Measured when using the single-point AF mode and the shortest focal length of a standard zoom lens (1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f3.5-5.6). As of August 5, 2011.

3 The focal plane Phase-Detection AF with the world's widest area coverage of 73 points. You can choose the world's widest area coverage (73 focus points) when using the single-point AF mode from user settings.  

4 Full-resolution images in movie mode (aspect ratio 16:9) 3,840 x 2,160 (1,080/60i)    

5 World's fastest continuous shooting: Max. 10 fps in subject tracking AF mode and max. 60 fps in full high-definition, fixed-focus mode. As of August 5, 2011 

6 With default settings, you can shoot at a high speed of 10 fps by pressing the shutter-release button down all the way. While shooting, will focus on the subject within the AF area in the center of the screen. Face-priority AF is not available.
You can adjust the shooting speed to 30 fps and 60 fps by changing the settings from the shooting menu [shutter], [electronic (Hi)].

 

Product Description

Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless System Camera Black 10mm Lens Kit 10MP 3.0 LCD FHD


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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful By bear66 on 8 Feb 2012
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 10-30mm and 30-110mm Twin Kit
Having had SLRs and DSLRs for the last 40 years, (D300 currently) I was looking for something smaller for hiking and informal use. I'd settled on a P7100 as a quality P&S that I could print at least A4 prints from . . . and then the V1 came out! The larger sensor size, similar size and weight pushed me in the V1 direction and the FT1 adapter (to take my other Nikon lenses) convinced me. (I haven't received the FT1 yet but I see it as a much better quality alternative for bird digiscoping). The results so far have been very good; the general speed, autofocus and colour balance is excellent. There is some noise that you'd expect to see from the smaller sensor but it's not 'nasty' noise and the prints I've made are much better than I expected. The menu interface is a bit 'messy' compared with dials but no worse than my old F70 (disliked by all reviewers for that reason at the time but something I quickly got used to). Novices (the apparent target market) may take some getting used to it and 'experts' find the degree of control slightly limiting (I'd have liked auto stepped exposure for HDR photography for instance) but it is a nice package. The 10-30 is good and the 30-110 is even better. The falling price has made it more attractive and with Nikon UK having a cashback offer at the moment. There are cheaper alternatives but this is just what I've been looking for to supplement a DSLR.
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Mark on 20 May 2012
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 10-30mm and 30-110mm Twin Kit Verified Purchase
I bought this camera as a walk about camera, to use instead of lugging my D700 about. I quickly found I was using far more than the larger camera because of its convenient size and its superb image quality.
When the camera was first released I read some reviews slating its small sensor and quickly dismissed it as a camera for me, however, I saw it in a shop and liked its solid, quality feel. Now I have used it for a while I can say the sensor size doesn't hold it back, the images are superb.
If I shoot in RAW, the camera produces image quality almost as good as my D700 - even up to ISO 3200, the Jpeg's are not quite so good. The camera gives a nice film like quality to its images so I am happy to use it at higher ISO's.
The main advantage the D700 has over the V1 is control over settings and ability to set the camera up exactly the way I like it, as well as responsiveness; the V1 takes a second or 2 between single shots before it allows you to take another shot which can sometimes be a little frustrating.
The lenses are good quality, in hindsight I wouldn't have bothered with the 30-110 because I hardly use it and I could have saved a little money. The 10-30 produces great images that are a little soft in the corners if you look closely. The 30-110 is good for portraits because it blows out the backgrounds. Bokeh on both lenses is pretty good, although, slightly better on the 30-110.
The view finder gives a bright and quite large image, however, I still prefer an optical viewfinder; the main reason being the time it takes to change brightness to match the scene and the quality of the image does not match the screen on the back.
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67 of 69 people found the following review helpful By M. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 July 2012
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 10-30mm and 30-110mm Twin Kit Verified Purchase
My six year old DSLR was due for an update; and so was my camcorder. It was clear the next camera would need to combine high quality stills with digital video. But the big question was whether I should go for a new full sized DSLR, or one of the growing number of high-end compacts. The attraction of the latter was price and portability - and also of having a less attention-seeking camera.

I work in TV, and attended a trade show where I saw the new Nikon J1 and V1. It was love at first sight. I went for the V1 because of its viewfinder, and because the accessories Nikon claimed to have in development seemed more geared to the V1.

Like any new romance, however, there are some things about the relationship that take a bit of getting used to. So here are all the tricky things first:

1. `On' has many meanings. There is an on/off button, there is a shutter release button, there is a video-on button, and the camera is also activated by twisting the lens to shoot mode. But the on/off switch switches off after just 3 minutes; and the permutations of which button trumps which if you just reach for your camera to take a quick shot can drive you mad.

2. It's not a DSLR. This means the viewfinder shows`through the lens' but does not use a mirror to show you exactly what the camera sees. The result is an electronic image of surprisingly poor quality. This is fine for focus but does not represent colour or exposure with any accuracy whatsoever. Happily what you get is always better than what you see.

3. It's really not a DSLR. And this of course means it is very light. Getting a steady holding position for shooting video is challenging.

4. The printed manual is rubbish.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By The Wumpers on 13 April 2013
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 10-30mm Lens
When this camera first came out it was around £1000 with the kit lens a number of reviewers both on photo websites and on here gave it really poor reviews. They highlighted issues with the sensor size, handling and the lenses. I suspect that they were comparing it to high end DSLRs that were about the same price point and on that basis I understand the criticism - this is not a top of the line DSLR.

Fast forward twelve months and the V1 is now selling for £250 with the kit lens, at this price it is the bargain of the year. Firstly the AF system is lightning fast, as good as any DSLR I have used, it rarely hunts and has some really useful features such as the focus tracking which again is as good as any DSLR I have used and keeps any moving subject bang in focus.

Also the image quality is fantastic, yes it only has 10m pixels but as they say it is not about size but what you do with it that counts and my pictures are super sharp. Although you start to see noise creep in above ISO 800 it is well controlled and pictures are still useable right up to ISO 3200 at A4 size. I would also say that any noise that you do get almost has a quality like you used to get with grain on fast films and is actually very pleasing.

Next I will mention the build quality, this has a magnesium shell and chassis, it feels solidly built and all the controls and switches have a quality feel to them, if it was built to be a £1000 camera it shows in this area.

Other things I like are the small size, not just the camera body but also the lenses and low weight - much easier to carry than a full size DSLR and also way the zoom lenses lock and turn the camera off.
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