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Nikon 1 V1 review

A CSC like the J1, but with an EVF and higher resolution screen

As it has a new sensor size it is hard to know what to compare the results from the Nikon V1 with. Although it doesn't resolve as much detail as cameras such as the Olympus PEN E-P3, these chart images look clean and sharp – without being oversharpened.

Resolution charts

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Nikon V1 is capable of resolving up to around 18 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Nikon v1 resolution iso 100
Nikon v1 resolution iso

JPEG images

Nikon v1 resolution iso 100
Nikon v1 resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 18 (see full image)

Nikon v1 resolution iso 200
Nikon v1 resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 18 (see full image)

Nikon v1 resolution iso 400
Nikon v1 resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 18 (see full image)

Nikon v1 resolution iso 800
Nikon v1 resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 18 (see full image)

Nikon v1 resolution iso 1600
Nikon v1 resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 18 (see full image)

Nikon v1 resolution iso 3200
Nikon v1 resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 16 (see full image)

Nikon v1 resolution iso 6400
Nikon v1 resolution iso 6400

ISO 6400, score: 16 (see full image)

RAW images

Nikon v1 resolution iso 100
Nikon v1 resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 22 (see full image)

Nikon v1 resolution iso 200
Nikon v1 resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 22 (see full image)

Nikon v1 resolution iso 400
Nikon v1 resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 20 (see full image)

Nikon v1 resolution iso 800
Nikon v1 resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 16 (see full image)

Nikon v1 resolution iso 1600
Nikon v1 resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 16 (see full image)

Nikon v1 resolution iso 3200
Nikon v1 resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 16 (see full image)

Nikon v1 resolution iso 6400
Nikon v1 resolution iso 6400

ISO 6400, score: 14 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution10.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product Family1
ColourWhite
Optical Zoom3x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, QuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)294 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Minimum Focus Distance200 mm
Maximum Image Resolution3872 x 2592
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height76 mm
Width113 mm
Depth43.5 mm
Autofocus Points135
Product Series1
Focal Length10 mm to 30 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC
Flash ModesSlow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Flash Exposure Compensation
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelV1
Product Name1 V1 Mirrorless Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVVA102K001
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Built from the scratch to offer still image and video recording without compromise, the portable Nikon 1 V1 will propel your photography forward in ways you could never have imagined.

With an astonishingly fast AF CMOS sensor, clever shooting modes, strong low-light performance and a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, it offers all you need to capture standout stills and movies.

Battery Life400 Shot/2 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • 1 V1 Mirrorless Camera
  • 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
  • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-25 Battery Charger
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio/Video Cable
  • AN-N1000 Strap
  • BF-N1000 Body Cap
  • BS-N1000 Multi Accessory Port Cover
  • Software CD
Display Resolution921000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone