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 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.

  1. 1. Nikon 1 V2 at a glance:
  2. 2. Nikon 1 V2 review - Features
  3. 3. Nikon 1 V2 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Nikon 1 V2 review - Metering
  5. 5. Nikon 1 V2 review - Autofocus
  6. 6. Nikon 1 V2 review - Dynamic range
  7. 7. Nikon 1 V2 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Nikon 1 V2 review - White balance and colour
  9. 9. Nikon 1 V2 review - Viewfinder, LCD and video
  10. 10. Nikon 1 V2 review - Our verdict
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