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Nikon 1 V2
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Nikon 1 V2 Digital Camera

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MILC 14.2MP 3x CMOS Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Why compromise when you want to travel light The Nikon 1 V2 ensures you don t have to. With a 14.2-megapixel super high-speed AF CMOS sensor, high ISO, and direct access to manual controls, you... More
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16 Reasons For

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 1 V2 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec do not support video capability.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to look at including the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon 1 V2 supports Full HD video. Most of the other MILC cameras that were released around the same time as the 1 V2 also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Olympus PEN E-PL6[plb_2168948_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 1 V2 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include the 1 J3[pl_1858479_price], or the 1 J4[pl_2510399_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Fujifilm X-T1[plb_2173844_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Leica M[plb_2212774_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price] (SD| SDHC| SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon 1 V2 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the 1 V2. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Features Three Flash Modess

The Nikon 1 V2 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently featured flash modes is Auto, but this flash modes is not featured on this Nikon digital camera. The flash modess Fill-in, Red-eye reduction and Slow synchronization are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon 1 V2 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Sunny" are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 120|640 x 240|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon 1 V2 is more than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 160, 800, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Nikon 1 V2 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of a similar spec and age to the 1 V2. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Single Auto Focus" is also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon 1 V2 has a better display than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 V2 displays range from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Flash Sync-Speed

Across all the MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years the flash sync-speeds range from 0.004s to 4s. At only 0.004 seconds, the Nikon 1 V2 has a fairly short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 1 V2.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Nikon 1 V2 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by MILC cameras that are a similar age to the 1 V2.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras of this spec and age do not support wi-Fi. The Nikon 1 V2 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider including the Nikon 1 J4[plb_2510399_price], or the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Most MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 1 V2 are not 3D. The Nikon 1 V2 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 1 V2 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the 20[pl_2083247_price], or the NX[pl_2082510_price] both from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon 1 V2 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 V2 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most cameras of this age and type do not have an image stabilizer. The Nikon 1 V2 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Nikon 1 V2 has a fairly low megapixel (only 14.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The megapixels of MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2.3MP to 46MP.

If this MILC digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-GF6[pl_2147371_price] (16MP), or the Lumix DMC-GM1[pl_2070627_price] (16MP) both from Panasonic or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon 1 V2 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently supported camera file system is RAW, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1 and Exif 2.3 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only Five Flash Guide Numbers

Most cameras of a similar spec and age to the 1 V2 have between 4 and 10 flash guide numbers, including the Nikon 1 V2 which has five flash guide numbers.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Nikon 1 V2 has a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most cameras of this age and type have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction.

This digital camera's flash exposure correction (±1EV (1/3 EV step)) is actually the worst flash exposure correction across all digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The best flash exposure correction across similar types of digital camera is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Only 310 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 1 V2 take between 220 and 539 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Nikon 1 V2 which takes 310 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 6,400, the Nikon 1 V2 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 410,000.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 1 V2

Released Over Four Years Ago

Nikon released the 1 V2 over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon 1 V2 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the 1 V2.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Nikon 1 J3[plb_1858479_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the NX300[pl_2096674_price] (3.31"), the NX300M[pl_2205970_price] (3.31"), or the NX2000[pl_2085238_price] (3.7") all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 1 V2 has a relatively standard weight (278 grams) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 1 V2.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm X-E1[plb_1555146_price] (300g).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A7 II[plb_2584731_price].

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to consider the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Eye Relief
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Networking
Data Network
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
On/off Switch
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer

4 Awards

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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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Games load in 13 the time
The problems arrise with the dataplex software, which is a required install, since it runs the cache. The first week was one problem after the other. I ended up with two corrupted, unbootable HDDs. Th
As other reviewer has said, it has some pretty severe limitations. It's meant for use as a cache SSD
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No major cons, but a few nitpicky details
For some reason everything but my boot and shutdown times seems faster. That's not really a con for me, though, because I never shut down unless I have to
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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vhl004, nikon cbn4000, nikon vhl004b, nikon cbn4000s, nikon vhl004bw, nikon cbn4000sa, nikon vva112k001
Barcodes 00018208036172, 00018208037179, 00018208276042, 00018208276066, 00018208928934, 00018208928972, 00018208929023, 00018208929061, 00182089289344, 08033737551783, 08033737551790

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