Nikon 1 S1
- 10MP - 1" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 12800
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Nikon 1 Mount
- 197g - 102 x 61 x 30mm
- Announced June 2013
- Updated by Nikon 1 S2
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon 1 S1 overview
Nikon 1 S1 is Nikon's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera first introduced on June of 2013. The camera has got a 10MP, CMOS 1" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 3872 x 2592.
Nikon brought out the updated Nikon 1 S2 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to improve this camera.
The 1 S1 comes in at #103 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all round #472 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to check our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your custom criteria.
Below is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon 1 S1 family
The Nikon 1 S1 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the full range underneath.
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Nikon 1 S1 Gallery
You can see the 1 S1 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon 1 S1 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the Nikon 1 S1 based on aspects which are oftentimes viewed as essential in a camera.
Nikon 1 S1 Sensor specifications
The measurement of the sensor on the Nikon 1 S1 is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3872 x 2592 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor boasts 10 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 12800. RAW format is saved therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath illustrates the 1 S1's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The 1 S1 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.7 and is outlined in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon 1 S1 dimensions
Nikon 1 S1 weighs around 0.43 lb (197g / 6.95 oz) and features outside dimensions of 102mm x 61mm x 30mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.2"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327g and the Nikon 1 S1 is lighter when compared with various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a shot of the Nikon 1 S1 besides a soda so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view under will show you the button layout on the 1 S1.
Nikon 1 S1 Lens specifications
The 1 S1 works with the Nikon 1 mount and has 13 lenses available in the market. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the 1 S1.
Nikon 1 S1 Connectivity
The 1 S1 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and in some cases change settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even provide a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Nikon 1 S1 Video specifications
The maximum video quality on the Nikon 1 S1 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance in quality versus file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to give you much room to crop. The camera doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone port which means that you get no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to look at an alternative model should you require decent audio in your video clips.
Nikon 1 S1 Weather Sealing
Nikon 1 S1 doesn't include weather sealing so rainy conditions may ruin the camera.
Nikon 1 S1 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon 1 S1 has got a 3 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder details regarding Nikon 1 S1 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are quite handy in sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Nikon 1 S1 Shutter specifications
Nikon 1 S1 continuous shooting rate is 15.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec. The camera also comes with silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 sec. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter may result in "rolling shutter" in certain conditions.
Nikon 1 S1 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Nikon 1 S1 has got only in-built flash lacking external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/60 sec.
Nikon 1 S1 Autofocus specifications
Nikon 1 S1 has got both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & accurate when compared with Contrast Detect focusing.
It has got 135 focus points to pick from. It also has Tracking AF for subjects on the move. Nikon 1 S1 has got manual focus in case it is required in low light situations or you want to have more precise control on focus.
Nikon 1 S1 Battery life
The battery (EN-EL20) on the Nikon 1 S1 is made to last for 220 pictures according to the CIPA benchmarks which is lesser compared to its competition. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini has the highest possible (650) battery life in this category of cameras.
Below is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that come with the highest battery life:
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Nikon 1 S1 for specific categories of photography
The following graph gives a overview of the Nikon 1 S1 for specific categories of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Nikon 1 S1 Portrait photography highlights
The Nikon 1 S1 gets a points tally of 48 which is average, meaning that it is somewhat appropriate for portraits. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support plus the ability to utilize off-camera lighting.
Nikon 1 S1 Street photography info
With a above average score of 69, the Nikon 1 S1 is a respectable pick for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon 1 S1 Sports photography features
A moderate sports photography rating of 49 means the Nikon 1 S1 is fairly suited for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have excellent autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon 1 S1 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is extremely crucial when picking a travel camera. Overall, the Nikon 1 S1 gets a very good 61 as a travelling camera which is a good choice for your travels.
Nikon 1 S1 Landscape photography info
For those who are planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Nikon 1 S1 with it's moderate score of 56 for a landscape camera is reasonably acceptable in the current marketplace.
Nikon 1 S1 Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging ought to offer a articulating display screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Nikon 1 S1 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it gets a low score of 30.
Nikon 1 S1 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the 1 S1, below is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall in to the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The chart listed below offers you a bird's eye view of the 1 S1 versus it's highest scoring competitors shown above.
These are some more cameras you might regard as alternate options. To review a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.