Two new Nikon cameras will hit the Indian markets soon. The Nikon 1 J1 and the Nikon 1 V1 is the latest product that comes with interchangeable lens. The main highlight of Nikon 1 V1 is the Nikon 1 System (1 NIKKOR lens), advanced hybrid AF, Full HD support and electronic viewfinder.

The Nikon V1 is another compact point and shoot camera that gives the same performance of a SLR. Nikon even claims that the V1 is the world’s smallest point – shoot camera.  You can record videos in full HD mode at 1080p and make use of the LCD or the electronic viewfinder (EVF).

The best part about the viewfinder is that when a user brings the camera EVF closer to the eye the LCD gets shut off and the EVF gets activated.  Diopter adjustment is also available for those wearing spectacles.

Nikon 1 V1 features and specifications

This is an advanced camera with interchangeable lenses and comes with Nikon 1 mount. The V1 can click images in 10.1 megapixel resolution. This camera supports SD, SDHC, SDXC storage media and comes with 1 SD card slot.

Nikon 1 v1 compact camera
Nikon 1 v1

ISO sensitivity is 100 – 3200, 6400. The hybrid autofocus supports different modes like single point, auto area, subject tracking and face priority auto focus. The LCD display screen is 3 inches supporting 921,000 dots resolution with brightness adjustment.

Nikon 1 v1 LCD viewfinder
Nikon 1 v1 LCD viewfinder

The V1 comes with high speed USB, HDMI, Hot Shoe for use with additional accessories, video output and 3.5 mm mini pin stereo jack. This compact camera comes with Multilanguage support. There is no built in flash but you can buy optional Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight flash to plugin into the i-TTL hot shoe – this external flash device comes with no batteries and gets power from the camera battery.

Nikon 1 v1 with external flash accessory
Nikon 1 v1 with external flash accessory

The EN-EL 15 Li-ion battery powers this camera with a life of 350 shots on a full charge. The V1 camera body weighs 294 grams.

Nikon 1 V1comes with 10 – 30 mm VR kit for a price of Rs. 43,900. This model is available in Black and White colours in India.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -