Nikon V1 Photos

October 6, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | 9 Comments |
Nikon V1 Photos Image

Ahead of our full review, here are 60 sample JPEG photos and a Full HD 1080p movie taken with the new Nikon V1 compact system camera.

We used three lenses - the 10mm pancake, 10-30mm kit lens and 30-110mm telephoto zoom - with the V1.

There's also an ISO sequence from 100 to 6400 so that you can see exactly what the 10 megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor is capable of.

A gallery of full size images and a movie taken with the Nikon V1.


Nikon V1 JPEG Images

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1/250 sec
f/5.6 | 72mm | ISO 720

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1/500 sec
f/5 | 51mm | ISO 100

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1/400 sec
f/5.6 | 216mm | ISO 110

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1/400 sec
f/5.6 | 148mm | ISO 160

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1/400 sec
f/5.6 | 297mm | ISO 640

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1/1000 sec
f/5.6 | 297mm | ISO 1400

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1/320 sec
f/5.6 | 297mm | ISO 140

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1/100 sec
f/8 | 72mm | ISO 200

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1/60 sec
f/8 | 69mm | ISO 400

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1/80 sec
f/5.3 | 69mm | ISO 400

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1/80 sec
f/5.6 | 81mm | ISO 450

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1/80 sec
f/5.6 | 81mm | ISO 1100

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1/80 sec
f/5.6 | 81mm | ISO 200

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1/80 sec
f/5.6 | 81mm | ISO 125

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1/80 sec
f/5.6 | 40mm | ISO 160

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1/80 sec
f/5.6 | 27mm | ISO 200

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1/80 sec
f/4.5 | 27mm | ISO 200

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1/80 sec
f/5.6 | 81mm | ISO 320

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1/80 sec
f/5.6 | 81mm | ISO 1000

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1/80 sec
f/5.6 | 72mm | ISO 720

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1/80 sec
f/5.6 | 81mm | ISO 450

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1/80 sec
f/7.1 | 27mm | ISO 800

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1/100 sec
f/5.6 | 65mm | ISO 1600

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1/100 sec
f/5.6 | 32mm | ISO 3200

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1/100 sec
f/3.5 | 30mm

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1/50 sec
f/4.5 | 27mm | ISO 3200

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1/60 sec
f/5.6 | 45mm | ISO 3200

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1/400 sec
f/2.8 | 27mm | ISO 100

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1/500 sec
f/5.6 | 81mm | ISO 100

Sample Image

1/400 sec
f/5.6 | 297mm | ISO 100

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1/200 sec
f/5.6 | 297mm | ISO 400

Sample Image

1/100 sec
f/5.6 | 297mm | ISO 800

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1/60 sec
f/3.5 | 27mm | ISO 400

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1/60 sec
f/11 | 27mm | ISO 200

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1/100 sec
f/11 | 27mm | ISO 200

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1/15 sec
f/11 | 27mm | ISO 1000

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1/60 sec
f/5.6 | 27mm | ISO 280

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1/200 sec
f/8 | 81mm | ISO 100

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1/200 sec
f/8 | 27mm | ISO 100

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1/500 sec
f/5.6 | 297mm | ISO 100

Sample Image

1/160 sec
f/5.6 | 297mm | ISO 400

Sample Image

1/30 sec
f/3.5 | 27mm | ISO 560

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1/15 sec
f/5.6 | 81mm | ISO 1100

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1/640 sec
f/5.6 | 216mm | ISO 100

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1/125 sec
f/16 | 81mm | ISO 110

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1/125 sec
f/16 | 59mm | ISO 200

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1/125 sec
f/16 | 52mm | ISO 180

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1/320 sec
f/8 | 81mm | ISO 100

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1/200 sec
f/8 | 186mm | ISO 100

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1/250 sec
f/5.6 | 297mm | ISO 400

Sample Image

1/125 sec
f/8 | 27mm | ISO 140

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1/125 sec
f/8 | 27mm | ISO 180

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1/125 sec
f/11 | 27mm | ISO 160

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1/3 sec
f/8 | 27mm | ISO 100

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1/4 sec
f/8 | 27mm | ISO 200

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1/8 sec
f/8 | 27mm | ISO 400

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1/15 sec
f/8 | 27mm | ISO 800

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1/30 sec
f/8 | 27mm | ISO 1600

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1/80 sec
f/8 | 27mm | ISO 3200

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1/125 sec
f/8 | 27mm

Nikon V1 Movie

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 20 second movie is 85.2Mb in size.

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#1 Low Budget Dave

These are better than I expected.  Am I missing something?

7:05 pm - Thursday, October 6, 2011

#2 M.

I can’t see anything special about these photos. There’s the unsharp, slightly washed-out quality of Nikon’s JPEGs, and there seems to be more than a little bit of noise lurking in some photos. Colours have no vibrancy, and the results are rather flat and unexciting. More compact camera than DSLR quality, IMHO. On the plus side there seems to be no barrel distortion in the bookshelf images, and detail is actually quite good - for compact camera standards. Like Pentax, Nikon’s got it all wrong: mirrorless should be about DSLR quality in small bodies and lenses, not compacts with interchangeable lenses as a marketing trick. My Pen E-P1 stays.

7:44 pm - Thursday, October 6, 2011

#3 Markus Arike

M, Nikon has always had lower default sharpening on JPEGs.  Some people like it that way, some don’t.  I guess because you shoot Olympus, you do.  However, there is no way you can say these images are not sharp.  The J1 image of the Mr. Whippy truck near London Bridge has all the acutance anyone could want.  And it looks like it’s coming from the lens, not in-camera sharpening like a P&S.
That’s what a clean DSLR style image file looks like.  Not a crunchy, over-sharpened file that falls apart in Lightroom.

As far as Nikon and Pentax getting it wrong, will I love the Q, and Nikon’s PDAF will do what no other m43 vendor managed to do.

4:26 am - Friday, October 7, 2011

#4 Markus Arike

Nikon has always had lower default sharpening on JPEGs.  Some people like it that way, some don’t.  I guess if you shoot Olympus, you do.  However, there is no way you can say these images are not sharp.  The J1 image of the Mr. Whippy truck near London Bridge has all the acutance anyone could want.  And it looks like it’s coming from the lens, not in camera sharpening like a P&S.  That’s what a DSLR type file looks like.  Not an over-sharpened image that falls apart in Lightroom.

As far as Nikon and Pentax getting it wrong, will I love the Q, and Nikon’s PDAF will do what no other m43 vendor managed to do.

4:32 am - Friday, October 7, 2011

#5 dj

Pretty good IQ. But not as good as the M4/3 or APS sensors. My next camera will be the Panasonic G3 with its more megapixels, better high iso performance and the nice selection high quality Olympus and Panasonic lenses. -And its cheaper too!

4:42 am - Friday, October 7, 2011

#6 gogi

Two words - soft grain.

2:17 pm - Friday, October 7, 2011

#7 Roar Arne Velle

After solving the autofocusing using the sensor, and doing a little better EVF, the next logical development for Nikon is probably a FX “compact” with double new prosessor, three or four new compact lenses (not zoom), an adapter for old lenses, all done professionaly. Then Nikon have a Leica and Fuji winner. Hopefully in a package not so different in size then the Leica.
They can do the same thing in APC, but only semiprofessional. I hope so.
The 1” sensor is logical and waited for. (from Norway with bad spelling)

3:16 pm - Friday, October 7, 2011

#8 daniel

Nothing special.  Just what we can expect from a sensor in that size.  Only for Nikon lovers.

5:31 am - Saturday, October 8, 2011

#9 Gee

The pictures are not my style and in some way miss the key benefit of the system over most others. The V cameras are fast, very fast and accurate. Lenses are small and good quality. Sharpening is a subjective issue. Soft JPEGS mean stuff all if you are familiar with PS whatever. same applies to noise/grain. I remember similar criticism of the Minolta 7 yet post processing ahowed this to be an indication of poor judgement by the reviewer and not camera performance. This camera is amazingly fast in any company.

11:05 am - Monday, November 11, 2013