Nikon 1 S2 Review

4.0
July 14, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Type Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mount Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Image sensor CX, CMOS, 13.1 mm x 8.8 mm
Effective pixels 14.2 million
Storage - Image size (pixels) Still images taken in auto, creative, and best moment capture modes (aspect ratio 3 : 2), (L) 4592 x 3072, (M) 3440 x 2296, (S) 2288 x 1528. Still images taken during movie recording (aspect ratio 3 : 2) 4592 x 3072 (1080/60p, 1080/30p) 1280 x 856 (720/60p, 720/30p). Motion Snapshots (photo portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 4592 x 2576
Storage file formats NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8) compression
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Storage media microSD (micro Secure Digital), microSDHC, microSDXC
File system DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Depth-of-field preview Yes
Shooting modes Auto; creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M, creative palette, HDR, soft, miniature effect, selective color, cross process, and toy camera effect; best moment capture (Active Selection and Smart Photo Selector); advanced movie (HD movie, slow motion, jump cut, fast motion and 4-second movie), Motion Snapshot
Shutter type Electronic
Shutter speed 1/16,000 to 30 s, in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb. Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Flash sync speed Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower
Release mode S (single frame), Continuous, Self-timer
Frame advance rate Approx. 5, 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps
Self-timer 2 s, 10 s
Exposure metering TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method Matrix: Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame. Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Mode P: programmed auto with flexible program; S: shutter-priority auto; A: aperture-priority auto; M: manual; scene auto selector
Exposure compensation –3 to +3EV, in steps of 1/3EV
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at metered value when shutter-release button is pressed halfway
ISO sensitivity 200 to 12800, in steps of 1EV, 12800 (NR); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 200–6400, 200–3200, 200–800) available (user controlled in P, S, A, and M modes)
Active D-Lighting On, off
Autofocus Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Full-time AF (AF-F), Single AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
AF-area mode Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF)
Built-in flash Auto; Soft, Miniature effect, Selective color, Cross process, Toy camera effect (Creative mode): Flash pops up automatically and fires as required; P programmed auto, S shutter-priority auto, A aperture-priority auto, M manual (Creative mode): Manual pop-up
Guide Number Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 200, Guide Number is approx. 7/23)
Flash control i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Flash modes Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync, off
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie - metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor, TTL metering using image sensor
Movie - metering method Matrix: Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate HD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) 1280 x 720/30p (29.97 fps). Slow-motion movies (aspect ratio 8 : 3) 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 320 x 120/1200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps). Fast-motion, jump-cut, and 4-second movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps). Motion Snapshots (movie portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
Movie - file format MOV
Movie - video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format PCM
Movie - audio recording device Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor Size: 7.5 cm (3 in.) diagonal. Resolution: Approx.460k-dot. Type: TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 16 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
USB Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output Type D HDMI connector
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL22 battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5E power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx.101.0 x 60.8 x 29.4 mm (4.0 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.), excluding projections
Weight Approx.230g (8.1 oz), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 190 g (6.7 oz), camera body only
Operating environment - temperature 0 °C – 40 °C (32 °F – 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Body Cap BF-N1000, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL22 (with terminal cover), Battery Charger MH-29 (AC wall adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), lens (supplied only if lens kit is purchased with camera), Strap AN-N1000, ViewNX 2 CD, USB Cable UC-E16

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