Nikon V1 First Impressions Review

We had our first full hands-on look with the V1, the head of Nikon's new mirrorless "1 system" camera lineup. Read on to see our full impressions from our time with the camera.

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Introduction

The Nikon V1 is the second of two mirrorless cameras debuted by Nikon this year. With an image sensor and lens mount developed entirely in-house and their first new lens system since 1959, Nikon has a lot riding on their new system. With the mirrorless camera segment exploding this year, Nikon may have picked the perfect time to enter the fray.

The V1 is in many ways the senior of the two Nikon mirrorless cameras, offering a built-in LCD viewfinder, a mechanical shutter, vastly superior handling, and other features designed for the mirrorless market. Having already reviewed the J1 this fall, we got ahold of the V1 at Photo Plus East in New York, to see if Nikon's top of the line mirrorless model improves on its flashier cousin.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Handling
  5. Modes
  6. Controls
  7. Conclusion
  8. Photo Gallery
  9. Specs
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