Nikon 1 V2 review

Price as reviewed

£799.00
(with 10-30mm kit lens)

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Scores

AWB Colour
8/10
Metering
8/10
Dynamic Range
8/10
Autofocus
9/10
Build/Handling
8/10
Noise/resolution
26/30
Features
8/10
LCD viewfinder
8/10
Rated
Very good
Tested as
Advanced CSD
Overall Score
83%

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There is a lot more to the diminutive Nikon 1 V2 system camera than just a new body, as it also has a 14.2-million-pixel sensor and an impressive 15fps shooting rate. Read the Nikon 1 V2 review...

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Nikon 1 V2 at a glance:

  • 14.2-million-pixel, CX-format, CMOS sensor
  • Redesigned body with handgrip
  • 15fps shooting rate while autofocusing
  • New mode dial
  • Expeed 3A processor
  • RRP £799.99 including 10-30mm kit lens


Nikon 1 V2 review - Introduction

Helped by an expensive TV campaign, Nikon's 1 series has proved to be very popular among photographers wanting a very small system camera with equally small lenses. However, some enthusiast photographers have a few concerns with the first generation of cameras - the Nikon 1 J1 and V1. The sensor size is smaller than APS-C and four thirds, and the sensor resolution is only 10 million pixels. Both of the original 1 system cameras are slim compact-style models. However, many enthusiasts would have preferred the more advanced V1 to be styled like a DSLR.

With the new Nikon 1 V2, some of these points have been addressed. Obviously, the sensor size remains the same, but it is now a higher resolution. A handgrip has been added to the body, as has a pop-up flash, both of which make the V2 look more like a DSLR. These new additions should broaden the appeal of the Nikon 1 system, but I was interested to see just how different the Nikon 1 V2 is to use and what else the new camera has to offer.