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- Nikon V1
- See how this debut mirrorless camera from Nikon stacks up in this competitive camera market segment.
Nikon V1 Digital Camera Review$899.95
In shooting with the 10-30mm lens on the V1, we found that it was able to produce good sharpness in the center of the frame, though that performance lagged a bit as you move towards the edge of the frame. We found a sharpness in the center of around 1300 lw/ph with the camera, though that dropped to below 800 lw/ph in some areas near the edge of the frame. These results are subject to some manufacturer tolerances, but they are consistent with what we've seen with this lens on the J1 (which has the same sensor) and in samples with our V1 as well as other copies of both the body and lens in naturalistic settings. More on how we test sharpness.
The 10-30mm kit lens that ships with the Nikon V1 was quite capable of producing sharp shots even when subjected to a low level of shake. Our image stabilization rig follows a shake pattern that is designed to replicate the camera shake that would happen when shooting handheld, at a shutter speed of 1/30th of a second. The resulting shots were quite good, but were even better with stabilization active.