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Nikon V1 Digital Camera Review

See how this debut mirrorless camera from Nikon stacks up in this competitive camera market segment.

$699.00 at Amazon


The Nikon V1 is the top of Nikon's debut line of "1 system" cameras, small interchangeable lens bodies with a different lens mount than Nikon has used in their DSLRs previously. The V1 joins the Nikon J1 in coupling a 1-inch image sensor with a smaller mount to produce cameras that offer significantly more portable than the company's full-size DSLRs. The V1 differs from the J1 by offering an accessory port for an external flash, built-in electronic viewfinder, a higher-resolution rear screen, and a tackier body coating that enhances grip. The Nikon 1 V1 is available in black or white for $899.95 with the standard 10-30mm kit lens, with multiple lens kits also available.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Photo Gallery
  5. Image Quality
  6. Sharpness
  7. Color
  8. Noise Reduction
  9. Dynamic Range
  10. Low Light
  11. Distortion
  12. Video
  13. Usability
  14. Ease of Use
  15. Handling
  16. Controls
  17. Speed
  18. Features
  19. Video Features
  20. Conclusion

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