Nikon 1 V2 review

Metering

With evaluative, centreweighted and spot metering, the Nikon 1 V2 has all the metering modes you would expect from an enthusiast camera. When combined with exposure compensation and bracketing, achieving a suitable exposure isn't an issue. In fact, I found that the evaluative metering could be reliably used for the vast majority of images.

In landscape scenes, I found that the V2's matrix (evaluative) metering works in a very similar way to a Nikon DSLR. In most scenes, the emphasis seems to be on getting the correct exposure for any midtone and shadow areas. This means that skies tend to look quite bright, often with some blown-out highlight areas. The system was predictable, in that it quickly became obvious how it would react to the light in certain scenes. As a result, it was easy enough to switch to spot metering or to simply adjust the exposure compensation.