Nikon V1 Preview
Nikon's V1 is aimed at photo enthusiasts, who demand high performance and image quality, however they still desire a more compact system. Sharing most of the same features found on the J1, the V1 adds a more resolute 3.0-inch LCD (921K pixels vs 460K), a high quality EVF (1.4 million dots), and a Multi-Accessory Port for optional accessories; like the new SB-N5 external flash and the GP-N100 GPS unit.
Like the J1, the heart of the V1 is a powerful 10-megapixel CX-format CMOS image sensor and a new EXPEED 3 dual core processor. All of these features are housed in a compact and lightweight, magnesium alloy body.
The Nikon V1 looks like a promising entry in a very competitive category. Check back in the weeks to come as we update this page once we get a V1 in for testing.
Nikon V1 Key Features:
- Compact and stylish magnesium alloy body
- New CX-format CMOS image sensor (13.2x8.8mm, 2.7x crop factor)
- EXPEED 3 dual core processor
- High-resolution EVF with 1.4 million dots
- 5fps burst mode shooting at full resolution
- Hi-speed continuous shooting from 10fps up to 60fps at lower resolution
- High-Speed 73-point Hybrid AF system (combines Phase Detection and Contrast Detect AF)
- Sensitivity range from ISO 100 - 3200 (up to 6400 in Hi-1 mode)
- Full 1080p (30fps) or 1080i (60fps) HD video
- High-speed video at 30, 60, 400, or 1200 fps
- 3.0-inch LCD with 921K pixels
- JPEG + RAW (NEF) file formats; NEF+JPEG available
- Scene Auto Selector for simple point-n-shoot operation
- Program Auto, Shutter speed priority, Aperture priority, and full Manual exposure control
- Five Scene modes
- Smart Photo Selector, uses in-camera "pre-cache" to help ensure you don't miss a shot
- Built-in flash
- Li-ion battery pack (good for up to 230 photos using CIPA standards)
- Memory slot accepts SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
- Multi-Accessory Port for attaching optional accessories
The V1 will come in the following configurations:
- V1 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens = $899.95 USD
- V1 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR and 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 lenses = $1149.95 USD
- V1 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR and 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR lenses = $1149.95 USD
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