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Nikon V2

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hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
A multi award winning and fully featured 14.2 megapixel 3 times zoom factor camera
MILC 14.2MP 3x CMOS Oct 2012
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Nikon V2 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon V2 number 129 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 44?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report superior product quality, it is a good size and good lens quality.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large display diagonal
Has a built-in flash
Very small optical zoom

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the V2 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras. It is also mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras as well being mediocre for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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Nikon V2 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon V2?

The Nikon V2 is 107.8mm wide and 81.6mm tall. It is 45.9mm deep and weighs 278g.

Nikon V2 front dimensions

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Nikon V2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

This Nikon digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review sites Hardwarezone.com.ph and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which said that this digital camera was very good.

The editors of two additional expert review sites liked this camera. This Nikon camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website Photoreview.com.au and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Ephotozine.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 31 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this digital camera is 79%.

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 145 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 83%. 39 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Nine customers thought the Nikon V2 was good quality.

  • Image quality is good and it's genuinely fun to use…
    CNET.co.uk December 2012
  • Image quality is very good though the files require some sharpening in post…
  • A great walk around small camera and has a lovely range of excellent quality lenses to fit…
    Novac (Amazon) - April 2016
  • My goal was to find a camera that is light weight, small in size and fast enough to capture moments with decent quality…
    Michael Wu (Amazon) - January 2013
  • In reality not sure who often this will get used or remembered that it's there! Overall a very impressive little package - superb quality, light weight, small enough for a jacket pocket…
    ChrisMastaCam (Amazon) - February 2013
  • A well designed compact camera…
    DGM (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Build quality is first rate…
    Ukstevens (Amazon) - December 2012
  • Great performance compact and easy to use, picture quality great…
    A Walne (Amazon) - August 2013
  • Under reasonable light conditions the pictures quality is very good…

Nikon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 31,432 owner and expert reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is a Good Size

10 people who bought this digital camera wrote that it was compact and two people agreed that it was lightweight.

  • A beautifully designed and constructed compact camera with a lens system that brings out the strengths of the compact interchangeable lens form factor…
    CNET.co.uk December 2012
  • It's good enough to go straight into our list of desirable compact system cameras…
  • The compact size and light weight are two more attributes that make this camera desirable to someone who wants flexibility without bulk…
  • The charger is compact (plugs fold in…
    Albert (Amazon) - January 2013
  • You pay a premium for lightweight…
    Michael Wu (Amazon) - January 2013
  • Focusing is smooth and fast and the retractable lenses keep the unit compact when not in use…
  • A well designed compact camera…
    DGM (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Still very light and compact and an ideal walk about camera…
  • Great performance compact and easy to use, picture quality great…
    A Walne (Amazon) - August 2013
  • Its compact, looks good…
    S. E. Evans. (Amazon) - November 2013

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Five owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good autofocus and three customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good lens.

  • A beautifully designed and constructed compact camera with a lens system that brings out the strengths of the compact interchangeable lens form factor…
    CNET.co.uk December 2012
  • Excellent interchangeable lens travel camera…
    Albert (Amazon) - January 2013
  • Focusing is smooth and fast…
  • Wonderful to return to a proper camera with interchangeable lens and a viewfinder that works clearly when the sun is shining…
  • Focus is very fast and accurate…
    Anonymous (Walmart.com) - September 2013
  • It's fast to focus…
    Kymerator (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Focus is fast and accurate…
    MrC (Amazon) - March 2013
  • The automatic focus is incredibly fast, meaning you will never miss the moments…
    Mauricio (Amazon) - April 2015

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Three owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features.

  • With a comfortable shooting design and plenty of features…
    Cnet.com.au December 2012
  • If you can look beyond the relatively small sensor and resolution there are some superb features…
  • It is so easy to use! One of my favorite features is the ability to take video…
    Photomom (Walmart.com) - December 2012

Users Report it is Robust

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was well made.

Users Report a Good Flash

Two customers thought the product had a good flash.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it was quiet.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Eight people who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use and two people who purchased it said that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners who purchased the Nikon V2 considered that it had a good viewfinder and two customers who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good screen.

Users Report Nice Design

Three customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking and two people thought this digital camera was well designed.

  • A beautifully designed and constructed compact camera with a lens system that brings out the strengths of the compact interchangeable lens form factor…
    CNET.co.uk December 2012
  • With a comfortable shooting design and plenty of features…
    Cnet.com.au December 2012
  • You can get pretty decent final images…
    Anonymous (Walmart.com) - September 2013
  • Focusing is smooth and fast and the retractable lenses keep the unit compact when not in use…
  • A well designed compact camera…
    DGM (Amazon) - May 2013
  • It just does not hit the mark for me in my heavy shooting style…
  • Pretty good to excellent light…
    WileEC (Amazon) - April 2013

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five owners considered that the Nikon V2 was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

14 owners thought it was able to produce good images and four people who reviewed the Nikon V2 thought it had a good picture resolution.


Value For Money

Pricey

We think this digital camera looks expensive compared to other cameras. The cheapest digital camera that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895.

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Features

Average Megapixel

The Nikon V2 has a relatively standard megapixel (14.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 278 grams, the Nikon V2 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Nikon V2 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age. The optical zooms of digital cameras range from 0.34x to 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon V2 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of cameras is 2.9". At 3 inches, the Nikon V2 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

At 0.47 inches, the Nikon V2 has a fairly large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest viewfinder screen size of digital cameras is 0.17", the largest is 8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.41".

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon V2 has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras also have an external flash connector.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon V2 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon V2 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon V2 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Nikon V2 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon V2 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon camera). In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 240 pixels and 320 x 120 pixels. 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. Digital cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon V2 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 2592 and 3456 x 2304 and 2304 x 1536. Across all cameras the still image resolution ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 to 6016 x 4000.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon V2 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Nikon V2 supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras is 11, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130. With a maximum aperture number of 16, the Nikon V2 has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon V2 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon V2 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other digital cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon V2 features calendar, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon V2 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon V2 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was October 2012 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon nikon1v2body
Barcodes 00018208276028, 00018208276066, 00018208928934, 00018208928972, 00018208929023, 00018208929061, 00182089289344, 08033737551783, 08033737551790

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