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Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm Digital Camera

MILC 14.2MP CMOS Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Four industry awards
Compact body and lens system
Does not have a good battery life
83 Reviews + 4 Awards
hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Hardwarezone.com.ph both wrote that concluded that they would endorse this medium megapixel camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at two more expert review sites both endorsed this camera. Website Ephotozine conluded that they would definitely endorse this Nikon camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and review website Photoreview.com.au concluded that it was outstanding and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 79 out of 100 based on thirty expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this medium megapixel camera rated it as 85%. Over 82% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

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

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a batteries included.

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Price

Expensive

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was expensive. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “I love it and I know 119.00 little pricey for 100GB, Remember t”.

Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “Helped by an expensive TV campaign, Nikons 1 series has proved to be very popular among photographers wanting a very small system camera with equally small lenses”. Dgm rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “It has a clear Electronic Viewfinder and this model is a handy, if expensive, portable companion to a DSLR”.

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Smart TV

Does Not Have a Good Signal Strength

Two people thought it did not have a good signal strength. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Very usable, Poor wifi signal strength”. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Poor signal strength, I have a 752 Kocaso also” in their review.


Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Four owners who reviewed it concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Very short battery life and wifi range” although they still gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Short ( 3hrs) battery life” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also said “Battery life is not long” in their review.


Features

A Host of Impressive Features

Nine customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had good features. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Good range of useful shooting features”. What Digital Camera mentioned “A host of impressive features” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “There are stunning new features such as Slow View”.


Display

Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this age and type is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. The Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (921,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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And "silent Mode" is Just That

Five people said in their reviews that this digital camera was quiet. Four years ago Brisbanetimes.com.au said “And "silent mode" is just that”. Digital Versus gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera also four years ago “Electronic shutter mode for quiet shooting”. Jack Slater mentioned “Half of my photography is street or indoor public photos so that silent shutter is great! Wish it had tilt or flip out screen” in his review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

Three customers agreed that it was noisy. Four years ago Dgm said “The images tend to become noisy in low light at over ISO800 DGM” in their review of this digital camera. An anonymous reviewer said also four years ago “3) Jpegs are noisy even at base ISO” in her review of this digital camera. An anonymous author mentioned on Walmart.com “2) ISO performance from the CX sensor is good to 400 then it starts to get grainy at ISO800 and quite noisy at ISO1600”.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Nikon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 2304 x 1536 and 3456 x 2304 and 4608 x 2592. Across all comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Body and Lens System

Twenty-five customers who reviewed it thought it was compact. Cnet.co.uk gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Compact body and lens system”. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar “Whether it will tempt anyone away from the slew of larger sensored compact system cameras currently on the market seems questionable” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar.com also mentioned “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.

Four people who purchased the product reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “The V2 is a bit on the bulky side.” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Worldpix said “A monopod and other gear and it starts to get heavy” in their review of this digital camera. Capt Joe said “My back and neck hurts from years of lugging around heavy SLR/DSLR gear” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was lightweight. Capt Joe wrote on Walmart.com “Then you have a lightweight 1350mm f/8 lens that you can hand hold! Or use a tripod on the FT-1” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 278 grams, the V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the GE X5 (380g and cheaper).

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Viewfinder

Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The smallest viewfinder screen size of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 0.2", the largest is 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.26". With a viewfinder screen size of 0.47 inches, the V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has one of the larger viewfinder screen sizes amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also support video capability.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm supports Full HD video. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera. In addition, this camera support video resolutions of 320 x 120 pixels and 640 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of this type and age.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Good Flash

Ten customers who bought it thought it had a good flash. Expert review site Camerastuffreview.com wrote “The V2 has a built-in flash, is therefore a bit bigger”. Bmcdoug mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Walmart.com “The built in flash is adequate for more modest work.”. Bfreed said in their review of the Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm “The focus is great and I love that you can adjust the power of the flash very easily as well”.

Good Video Mode

Twelve people concluded that this digital camera was good for video recording. Four years ago Digital Versus wrote “Good video mode”. Five years ago Cnet.co.uk rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned on CNET.co.uk “Video performance”. Photoreview.com.au scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “That is a frame rate close to movie”.

Good Quality Lens

Eleven people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good autofocus. Expert review site Photographyblog.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Boasting continuous shooting speeds of 15fps with continuous autofocus and 60fps with fixed-point autofocus, Full 1080p HD video captur”. An anonymous reviewer wrote on Walmart.com “Focus is very fast and accurate”. Jack Slater mentioned “Four features I really like are fast autofocus, small size, viewfinder ( a must have for me” in his review of this digital camera.

Nine people who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good lens. Expert website Digitalversus.com said four years ago “The firm has taken its high-end Nikon 1 interchangeable lens compact back to the drawing board to make some changes” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Photoreview.com.au scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Angled front view of the Nikon 1 V2 with the 10-30mm kit lens and the new built-in flash popped up”. K. L. Dove wrote three years ago “Wonderful to return to a proper camera with interchangeable lens and a viewfinder that works clearly when the sun is shining”.

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The Viewfinder is a Knockout, Giving Outstanding Colour

Thirteen customers thought it had a good viewfinder. Four years ago Photoreview.com.au mentioned in their review of the Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm “The viewfinder is a knockout, giving outstanding colour” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Smh.com.au wrote “It has an inbuilt electronic viewfinder of 1440 dots” in their review of this digital camera. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on Pocket Lint “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” and scored this digital camera 70 out of 100.

Six owners who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good screen. Digital-Photography-School.com said “Hochauflsendes 3 0 Zoll groes Display 921.000 Subpixel” . Amazon.co.uk wrote “Good screen resolution, good storage space, decent speed for games”. Expert website Photoreview.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “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”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had an electronic viewfinder. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “The EVF, fast shooting rate”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was mirrorless. Digitalversus.com scored it 80 out of 100 and said on expert review site Digital Versus “With the V2, Nikon has reworked its high-end mirrorless camera, giving it a more classic design”. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “The Nikon 1 V2 is an excellent advancement in the mirrorless camera market” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Image Quality

Twenty-nine people mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Five years ago Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “Increased image detail over 1” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Also five years ago Techradar.com said on expert website Techradar “While it does produce good images, those looking for something a little more advanced will probably be more at home with”. Randallm said on Walmart.com three years ago “The picture quality is amazing! I typically shoot P” in their review of this digital camera.

Fifteen owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au five years ago “Super-fast continuous shooting performance”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “High frame rate shooting” in their review of the Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm. Three years ago Camerastuffreview.com mentioned on Camerastuffreviewcom “The sensor has a higher resolution with 14 megapixels” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5.

Three customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au said four years ago “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” . K. L. Dove wrote on Amazon.co.uk “OK, so it has a physically small sensor”.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good ISO range. Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “Gute Bildqualitt bis ISO 800 bei guten Lichtbedingungen”. Capt Joe mentioned “At ISO 1600 results were excellent” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light.

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Design

Robust Build Quality, Integral Viewfinder

Nine customers who bought the Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm mentioned that it was well made. Four years ago Macworld.co.uk said “Robust build quality, integral viewfinder”. Ukstevens mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Build quality is first rate”. Ukstevens also wrote “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” in their review.

Two owners who bought it agreed that it was reliable. Hardwarezone.com.sg rated the product 80 out of 100 and said “Fast, dependable autofocus”. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Mushkin products generally good quality, reliable”.

Two owners concluded that this digital camera was strong and durable. Jamesinworcester gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Walmart.com four years ago “It seems very robust and able to withstand the challenges of going into nature” in their review of this digital camera. Jamesinworcester also said “I was pleasantly surprised at how tough the camera feels” in their review.

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Image Quality

Twenty-three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Image quality” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Pocket Lint said four years ago “Superfast autofocus system, impressive burst mode, sharp images are good quality, relatively small size, dedicated mode dial, builtin electronic viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 70 out of 100. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Picture quality up to 1600 ISO” .

Control System Simple, Easy to Use

Fourteen customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “Control system simple, easy to use”. Amazon.co.uk rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Very easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Photomom said in their review of the Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm on Walmart.com “It is so easy to use! One of my favorite features is the ability to take video”.

Seven people reckoned that the product was easy to handle. Hardwarezone.com.sg scored it 4 stars out of 5 and said “Improved grip and handling over 1”. Macworld.co.uk wrote “Full HD 1920 1080 pixels video with stereo sound, handling should find it an easy fit for both those trading up from a snapshot” in their review of this digital camera. Tomkat wrote “Handling and weight are perfect for my use”.

Four owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Cnet.com.au scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and said on CNET.com.au “With a comfortable shooting design and plenty of features” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “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”. Ukstevens mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Because of the shape change it sits really comfortable in the hand” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Nice Design and Handling

Seven customers who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “We kept the beautiful little V2 for longer than we normally would because we didn't want to part with it”. Cnet.co.uk said on 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 Dpexpert.com.au wrote in their Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm review “With the beautiful little (and it is very small) V2 we kept i” .

Six customers agreed that this digital camera was well designed. Digital Versus said four years ago “Nice design and handling”. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of this digital camera in the same month “Improved handling and design”. Five years ago Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Overall design is appealing” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

Two people who bought it agreed that it was smooth. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Android 4.1 icecream sandwich was nice and smooth, quick little processor” in their review of this digital camera. K. L. Dove said “Focusing is smooth and fast and the retractable lenses keep the unit compact when not in use”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was neat.

One person who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was angular. Familyandfriends mentioned “Rather than give each item an ergonomically-pleasing angular range, they evenly divided the 360 degrees of the wheel amongst the available options”.

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Support

Good Support

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their review of this digital camera “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” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.my said “An improved grip and better manual hand”. Tpilot wrote “Switching between auto focus and manual is easy with no loss in picture quality” in their Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm review.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon nikon1v2body, nikon w10100mm
Barcodes 00018208276028, 00018208276035, 00018208276042, 00018208276059, 00018208276066, 00018208276073, 00018208276622, 00018208276639, 00018208928934, 00018208928972, 00018208929023, 00018208929061, 00182089289344, 08033737551783, 08033737551790

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