Nikon 1 V2 Review

4.0
November 30, 2012 | 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)
Effective pixels 14.2 million
Image sensor 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning
Image size (pixels) Still images (auto, P, S, A, M, best moment capture modes; aspect ratio 3 : 2): 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 2304, 2304 x 1536; Still images (advanced movie mode; aspect ratio 3 : 2):4608 x 3072 (1080/60i, 1080/30p), 1280 x 856 (720/60p, 720/30p); Still images (Motion Snapshots; aspect ratio 16 : 9): 4608 x 2592
File format NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed; JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Electronic viewfinder 0.47-in., approx. 1440k-dot color TFT LCD viewfinder with diopter control and brightness adjustment
Frame coverage Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Eyepoint 18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -3 - +2 m-1
Eye sensor Camera switches to viewfinder display when it detects that viewfinder is in use
Shooting modes Auto, P (programmed auto), S (shutter-priority auto), A (aperture-priority auto), M (manual), best moment capture (slow view and Smart Photo Selector), advanced movie (HD and slow motion), Motion Snapshot
Shutter type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic shutter
Shutter speed Mechanical shutter: 1/4000-30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control); Electronic shutter: 1/16,000-30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control); Note: Bulb and Time end automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Flash sync speed Mechanical shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/250 s or slower; Electronic shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower
Release mode Single frame, continuous, self-timer, remote
Frame advance rate Approximately 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps
Self-timer 2 s, 10 s
Remote control modes Delayed remote (2 s); quick-response remote
Exposure metering TTL metering using image sensor
Exposure metering method Matrix; Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame; Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Exposure mode P (programmed auto with flexible program); S (shutter-priority auto); A (aperture-priority auto); M (manual); scene auto selector
Exposure compensation -3 - +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV (user controlled in P, S, and A modes)
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at metered value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 160-6400 in steps of 1 EV; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 160-6400, 160-3200, 160-800) 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 Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); full-time AF (AF-F); Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus area Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF; Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Face priority On, off
Built-in flash Raised by pressing flash button
Guide Number (GN) Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
Flash control i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Flash mode Fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync
Flash compensation -3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when flash is fully charged
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie metering 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
Frame size (pixels)/recording rate HD movies and movies recorded in auto, P, S, A, and M modes (aspect ratio 16 : 9): 1920 x 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s *), 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); Motion Snapshot (aspect ratio 16 : 9): 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps) * Sensor output is about 60 fps.
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format AAC
Audio recording device Built-in or optional external ME-1 stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 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 C mini-pin HDMI connector
Multi accessory port Used for designated accessories
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL21 battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5D power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4-in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 107.8 x 81.6 x 45.9 mm (4.2 x 3.2 x 1.8 in.), excluding projections; thickness of body (from mount to monitor) is 33.2 mm (1.3 in.)
Weight Approx. 338 g (11.9 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 278 g (9.8 oz), camera body only
Temperature 0 °C-40 °C (+32 °F-104 °F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories EN-EL21 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-28 battery charger, BF-N1000 body cap, BS-N3000 multi accessory port cover, UC-E19 USB cable, AN-N1000 strap, ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator CD, User's Manual, Reference manual CD

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