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Nikon V2 Digital Camera

$695.96
SLR 14.2MP Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Release Date
One industry award
Good product quality
Good size
66 Reviews + 1 Award
Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by websites Ephotozine who decided that this medium megapixel camera was great.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Techradar, profifoto.de and Neocamera.com the average expert rating of this camera is 80%.

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 118 user reviews the average user rating of this Nikon digital camera is 83 out of 100. Over 76% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Nineteen customers who purchased this digital camera thought it was good quality. Ukstevens rated this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Build quality is first rate”. Novac wrote on Amazon last year “A great walk around small camera and has a lovely range of excellent quality lenses to fit” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Jamesinworcester said in their review of this digital camera on Walmart.com “I purchsed this camera with the specific goals that (1) it would take acceptable image quality, (2) the video would be very good, (3) it would take my existing Nikon lenses”.

Robust

Eleven owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was well made. Wileec said on Amazon “It retains most of what was solid about the V1”. Wileec also said “It is a solid performer” in their review. Ukstevens gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Now has more manual controls to hand without having to dive into the menu as with the V1 and the built in flash is a welcome addition”.

Two customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Jamesinworcester gave this digital camera a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “I was pleasantly surprised at how tough the camera feels”. Jamesinworcester also mentioned “It seems very robust and able to withstand the challenges of going into nature” in their review.

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Easy to Use

Fifteen customers who purchased the Nikon V2 agreed that it was easy to use. An anonymous author gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and she wrote “My main intent with buying the Nikon 1 V2 is to use this camera to get an increased equivalent field of view” in her review of this digital camera. Rodney mentioned “Was amazed by how easy it was to use”. Michael Wu mentioned on Amazon “I can deal with it as its much easier to use than having to find an push a button” in his review of this digital camera.

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Ukstevens said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Because of the shape change it sits really comfortable in the hand”. One owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Tomkat gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Walmart.com “Handling and weight are perfect for my use”.

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Nice Design

Three owners said in their reviews that it was well designed. Cnet.com.au rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of the Nikon V2 on CNET.com.au “With a comfortable shooting design and plenty of features”. Four years ago Dgm wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The Nikon1 V2 is a well designed compact camera with interchangeable lenses”.

Two people wrote that this digital camera was good looking. Wileec wrote four years ago “Pretty good to excellent light”. An anonymous author mentioned “You can get pretty decent final images”. Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was neat.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was angular. Familyandfriends said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Rather than give each item an ergonomically-pleasing angular range, they evenly divided the 360 degrees of the wheel amongst the available options” .

One person who reviewed the product wrote that it was smooth. K. L. Dove mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “Focusing is smooth and fast and the retractable lenses keep the unit compact when not in use”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty-three owners who purchased it considered that it was compact. Smh.com.au mentioned “DateMarch 7, 2013 (0) Read later This 14-megapixel compact system camera uses Nikon's CX format sensor - larger than a standard compact” in their Nikon V2 review. Expert website Techradar.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Whether it will tempt anyone away from the slew of larger sensored compact system cameras currently on the market seems questionable” . Techradar.com also wrote “Although the Nikon 1 J1 proved to be an incredibly popular compact system camera (which has since been replaced by the Nikon 1 J2” in their review.

Thirteen customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Three years ago Worldpix wrote “A monopod and other gear and it starts to get heavy” in their review of this digital camera. Mrc wrote “Build & Feel are strong and hefty.”. Michael Wu wrote “It's much lighter and smaller than my D90 and although heavier than the J1”.

Three people reckoned that this digital camera was lightweight. Capt Joe mentioned on Walmart.com four years ago “Then you have a lightweight 1350mm f/8 lens that you can hand hold! Or use a tripod on the FT-1” in their review of this digital camera. Michael Wu mentioned “You pay a premium for lightweight” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Dk mentioned on Amazon “We're back to buy two more, because they are very good lightweight cameras”.

One person mentioned that this digital camera was easy to carry around. Four years ago C. Norris wrote on Amazon “Easy to carry - unobtrusive”.

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Good Video Capture

Four owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was good for video recording. Mrc mentioned “Video is the best ive seen in any camera” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Jamesinworcester mentioned “I can move into video very easily with one click” in their review of this digital camera. Albie said “The V2 video is very good”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six owners reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Expert website Smh.com.au wrote “It has an inbuilt electronic viewfinder of 1440 dots”. K. L. Dove said in their review of this digital camera “Wonderful to return to a proper camera with interchangeable lens and a viewfinder that works clearly when the sun is shining” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Elizabeth Grimshaw wrote four years ago “Has the all important viewfinder” .

One customer said in their reviews that it was mirrorless. Five years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “The Nikon 1 V2 is an excellent advancement in the mirrorless camera market”.

One owner who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good screen. Familyandfriends mentioned on Walmart.com “This is the result of Nikon's choice to show the actual processed image in the display, instead of simply a raw rendition of the incoming signal”.

One owner concluded that the Nikon V2 had an electronic viewfinder. Four years ago Albert mentioned “I like having option of a EVF for certain situations, like sunny days” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Good Flash

Six owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good flash. Expert review site Camerastuffreviewcom said “The V2 has a built-in flash, is therefore a bit bigger” in their review of this digital camera. Albert wrote “The flash is decent” and rated the Nikon V2 the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Klaus Holzapfel wrote on Amazon “This one is much smaller and lighter than the V1 and has a built-in flash”.

Good Quality Pictures

Thirty-one owners concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar five years ago “While it does produce good images, those looking for something a little more advanced will probably be more at home with” in their review of this digital camera. Ukstevens mentioned on Amazon in the same month “My first results with it are very pleasing with no issues at all on picture quality”. An anonymous author mentioned “The VR on the 70-200 is so good that I have been able to get good, sharp images hand-held at 1/200” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

Eight customers who bought this digital camera wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Camerastuffreviewcom wrote in their review of this digital camera “The sensor has a higher resolution with 14 megapixels” but they only gave the Nikon V2 a rating of 65 out of 100. Wileec said on Amazon “More pixels, to be sure.”. Mrc said in their review of this digital camera “Continous shooting is also fast”.

Three people who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good image sensor. Three years ago K. L. Dove said “OK, so it has a physically small sensor”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Wileec wrote “I had hoped they would have improved the ISO performance some and addressed the limitations imposed when the FT-1 is attached” but despite that they only gave the product a score of 3 stars out of 5. Capt Joe gave this digital camera a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Walmart.com “At ISO 1600 results were excellent”.

One person mentioned that it was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures. An anonymous author wrote four years ago “4) The dynamic range obviously falls far short of my D7000 and D800 so highlights are very easy to clip with the V2”.

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Good Quality Lens

Eight people who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good autofocus. Mrc scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Nikon V2 on Amazon “Focus is fast and accurate”. Albie wrote on Amazon “When the kids are running around the Nikon 1 camera's video keep the kids in focus in good light”. Chrismastacam rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Sports photography due to the very fast autofocus and excellent image quality”.

Seven customers concluded that it had a good lens. Mrc gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote four years ago “Yes they have the Nikon FT-1 mount adapter, allowing you to put any Nikkor lens on this V2 compact body.” in their review of this digital camera. Capt Joe gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in the same month “A great nature rig that's got a V2 as a rear lens cap! Another great use is with the 60/2.8 Micro-nikkor AIS”. Andrew Ellis wrote in his review of this digital camera “Should be available in the UK as a body only for those upgrading from another 1 series that already has the kit lens” .

Two people who reviewed it thought it had a good zoom. Albert said “The V2 limits itself to 14 megapixels, so with the larger sensor noise is much better than a travel zoom/point and shoot, though not quite that of DSLR” . Albert also mentioned “The V2 with lens attached is about the same size as a super zoom, so smaller than a DSLR” in his review.

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Support

Good Support

Three owners considered that the product had good technical guidance. Abduulla A. scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in April last year “Very help full camera to use with Dslr nikon lens with the help of ft-1 adpter” in their review of the Nikon V2.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert website Ephotozine.com said five years ago “There are stunning new features such as Slow View”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. S. E. Evans. wrote on Amazon “It has a good battery life and is a pleasure to use” in their review of this digital camera. Andrew Ellis wrote four 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”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Four customers who reviewed it considered that it was noisy. An anonymous reviewer gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and she wrote “3) Jpegs are noisy even at base ISO”. An anonymous reviewer also said “2) ISO performance from the CX sensor is good to 400 then it starts to get grainy at ISO800 and quite noisy at ISO1600” in her review. Dgm wrote on Amazon “The images tend to become noisy in low light at over ISO800 DGM”.

Two customers who bought the product reckoned that it was quiet. Familyandfriends wrote in their review of the Nikon V2 on Walmart.com “6 - Worst of all, Nikon consolidated all the sound options into a single setting called "Silent Photography”.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Nikon released the V2 in April 2017.

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