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Nikon V2 Digital Camera

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17 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

The writers at PhotographyBlog.com and Hardwarezone.com.ph both decided that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The reviewers at two other expert review sites both thought that this Nikon camera was good. This camera received an Ephotozine "Highly Recommended" award and the editor of Photoreview.com.au gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and said it was terrific.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Thirty-one experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews have rated this camera on average 79%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 84 out of 100 on average.

Easy to Use

Some people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Chrismastacam mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Up to about 800iso very pleasing noise control - which suits me well for sports” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Chrismastacam also mentioned “There is a simple remedy to use a normal household 'US/Euro to UK' plug adaptor.”. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Image quality is good and it's genuinely fun to use”.

Some Nikon V2 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Ukstevens mentioned “Because of the shape change it sits really comfortable in the hand”. Three years ago Trustedreviews.com wrote “The addition of an exposure mode dial on the top-plate and a comfortable handgrip both make the V2 a much more enjoyable camera to shoot with”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Nikon V2 owners who bought it agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Three years ago Elizabeth Grimshaw mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Has the all important viewfinder”. Expert review site Smh.com.au wrote “It has an inbuilt electronic viewfinder of 1440 dots” . Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon V2 “The Nikon 1 V2 is the top-spec model in the series which incorporates a built-in electronic viewfinder and is, on the face of it, targeted at the mo”.

Two customers who bought it considered that it was mirrorless. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “The Nikon 1 V2 is an excellent advancement in the mirrorless camera market” in their Nikon V2 review. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “With the V2, Nikon has reworked its high-end mirrorless camera, giving it a more classic design”.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good screen. One customer who reviewed the Nikon V2 considered that it had an electronic viewfinder.

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Good Product Quality

Some Nikon V2 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was good quality. A Walne said on Amazon three years ago “Great performance compact and easy to use, picture quality great” in their review and rated it 5 stars. Chrismastacam mentioned “Sports photography due to the very fast autofocus and excellent image quality” in their Nikon V2 review. Dgm said on Amazon “A well designed compact camera”.

Good Size

A few Nikon V2 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was compact. Andrew Ellis said on Amazon “Still very light and compact and an ideal walk about camera”. Andrew Ellis also said “Still very small and compact and super sharp Nikon 1 series lenses (especially the 18, 5mm F1.8)Nice big gripProper Mode DialAbility to turn off the image reviewStill has super fast AF”. Andrew Ellis also mentioned “General night snapshots (though not very powerful - i.e like a compact camera”.

A few customers agreed that this digital camera was a good weight. One person who reviewed the product wrote that it was good physically. K. L. Dove gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “OK, so it has a physically small sensor”.

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Nice Design

A number of Nikon V2 owners concluded that this digital camera was well designed. A number of customers reckoned that this digital camera was neat.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Cnet.co.uk said on expert review site CNET.co.uk “A beautifully designed and constructed compact camera with a lens system that brings out the strengths of the compact interchangeable lens form factor”. Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “We kept the beautiful little V2 for longer than we normally would because we didn't want to part with it” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. K. L. Dove gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Focusing is smooth and fast and the retractable lenses keep the unit compact when not in use”.

One Nikon V2 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good design. Expert website Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of the Nikon V2 “With a comfortable shooting design and plenty of features” .

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Good Quality Pictures

A few people thought the product was able to produce good images. Chrismastacam wrote in their review “If you are looking for a good balance between excellent image quailty, compact size” . Three years ago Dgm said on Amazon “The kit 10-30mm takes high quality photos in normal conditions” in their review of the Nikon V2 and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Two years ago Worldpix wrote “A Sigma 10-20 wide angle, delivers superb images every time”.

Eight people reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Andrew Ellis scored the Nikon V2 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Nice increase in resolution Good implementation of the Function button for changing various items quickly” in his Nikon V2 review. Ephotozine.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “There is fast high-speed shooting”. Three years ago expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “The EVF, fast shooting rate”.

A number of customers who reviewed the Nikon V2 thought it had a good image sensor. Expert website Photoreview.com.au said in their review of the Nikon V2 “Nikon.)A new 14.2-megapixel (effective) sensor replaces the 10.1-megapixel chip in the V1, although the chip size remains relatively small, compar” .

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Good Quality Lens

A few people concluded that the Nikon V2 had a good lens. Andrew Ellis rated it 4 stars and he wrote in his Nikon V2 review “Should be available in the UK as a body only for those upgrading from another 1 series that already has the kit lens”. K. L. Dove wrote “Wonderful to return to a proper camera with interchangeable lens and a viewfinder that works clearly when the sun is shining” . Three years ago Digitalversus.com said “The firm has taken its high-end Nikon 1 interchangeable lens compact back to the drawing board to make some changes” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people who bought the Nikon V2 thought it had a good autofocus. Photographyblog.com scored it 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Nikon V2 on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Boasting continuous shooting speeds of 15fps with continuous autofocus and 60fps with fixed-point autofocus, Full 1080p HD video captur”.

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Robust

A number of Nikon V2 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was well made. Andrew Ellis said on Amazon “Built in pop up Speedlight good for fill” in his review. Ukstevens wrote in their Nikon V2 review on Amazon “Build quality is first rate”.

Good Flash

Five Nikon V2 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good flash. Three years ago expert review site Photoreview.com.au wrote “Angled front view of the Nikon 1 V2 with the 10-30mm kit lens and the new built-in flash popped up” in their review of the Nikon V2. Camerastuffreviewcom mentioned “The V2 has a built-in flash, is therefore a bit bigger”.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Digital cameras built by Nikon have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just digital cameras) and found that Nikon also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Support

Several Nikon V2 reviewers concluded that it had good technical guidance. Ukstevens mentioned on Amazon “Now has more manual controls to hand without having to dive into the menu as with the V1” in their review of the Nikon V2. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their review of the Nikon V2 three years ago “Buying Guide Best compact system camera It's clear that Nikon has put some considerable thought into the upgrade of its Nikon 1 V1 camera in the shape of the Nikon 1 V2”. Hardwarezone.com.my said “An improved grip and better manual hand”.

Good Technical Features

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “There are stunning new features such as Slow View”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “Resolution there are some superb features” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Video Capture

Several Nikon V2 owners mentioned that the Nikon V2 was good for video recording. Digitalversus.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “It has loads of interesting functions (burst modes, video, autofocus” in their review of the Nikon V2. Expert website Photoreview.com.au mentioned “The V2 is a nice little camera for the average snapshooter who wants to take still pictures and movies that look good on the screen” in their review.

Good Battery Life

Some Nikon V2 owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good battery life. Andrew Ellis wrote three years ago “Another new battery (why Nikon?)Not a massive step up in detail or ISO quality over the V1No Auto ISO to 400 (now the minimum is Auto ISO to 800”. Also three years ago S. E. Evans. gave it an excellent review and mentioned “It has a good battery life and is a pleasure to use”.

9 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

A few customers who purchased it agreed that it was not noisy. Dgm wrote on Amazon “The images tend to become noisy in low light at over ISO800DGM” in their review.

Not Waterproof

Most recently released digital cameras are not waterproof. The Nikon V2 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the V2 do not have an image stabiliser. The Nikon V2 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon V2 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other recently released similar spec cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year, the Nikon V2 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months do not have a GPS. The Nikon V2 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the V2, the Nikon V2 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon V2 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the V2 also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the V2, the Nikon V2 does not have a built-in flash.

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4 Awards

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended

Expert Reviews

(54)
26 May 2014

Forget everything you've read about the V1 because the V2 is a new start and it's a very different camera indeed. In fact, it's good enough to go straight into our list of desirable compact system... Read more…

7 February 2014

The Nikon 1 V2 is the successor to the V1. This is more than a cosmetic upgrade: the V2 has a built-in flash, is therefore a bit bigger and now seems like a DSLR in pocket size. The sensor has a... Read more…

7 March 2013

DateMarch 7, 2013 (0) Read later This 14-megapixel compact system camera uses Nikon's CX format sensor - larger than a standard compact but smaller than Micro Four Thirds. It has an... Read more…

We kept the beautiful little V2 for longer than we normally would because we didn't want to part with it. This is one of the sweetest cameras around, a worthy competitor for the Olympus and...

The V2 is a nice little camera for the average snapshooter who wants to take still pictures and movies that look good on the screen. It provides a decent range of adjustable controls and enough...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 by Mr. S. C. Booth
(Verified Purchase)

Great little camera this, well worth the purchase.

Reviewed 5 April 2016 by Novac
(Verified Purchase)

Superb small DSLR. A great walk around small camera and has a lovely range of excellent quality lenses to fit. Must have before it disappears of the shelf !

Reviewed 29 January 2015 by Robd
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent.

Reviewed 22 November 2014 by RandallM
RandallM would recommend the Nikon 1 V2

I've been bouncing back and forth between Canon and Nikon's smaller offerings. A rangefinder is a must for me. I tried a few different lenses but have since settled on the 10-30mm and 30-100mm.... Read more…

Reviewed 23 May 2014 by Worldpix | 3 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Being a freelance semi pro travel photographer I am obviously concerned that my images are the best they I can make them, however, I need to travel as light as I can.

My current... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon 27603, nikon 27663, nikon 27604, nikon 27605, nikon 27602, nikon w10100, nikon w10100m, nikon nikon1v2, nikon w10100mm, nikon nikon1v2b, nikon nikon1v2bo, nikon nikon1v2bod, nikon nikon1v2body
Barcodes 00018208276028, 00018208276035, 00018208276042, 00018208276059, 00018208276066, 00018208276073, 00018208276622, 00018208276639

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