Nikon 1 V2
- 14MP - 1" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 160 - 6400
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Nikon 1 Mount
- 278g - 109 x 82 x 46mm
- Announced October 2012
- Older Model is Nikon 1 V1
- Refreshed by Nikon 1 V3
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon 1 V2 overview
Nikon 1 V2 is Nikon's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera initially introduced on October of 2012. It has a 14 MegaPixel, CMOS 1" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3072.
Nikon launched this model in order to improve the previous Nikon 1 V1 (Read Full Comparison) and subsequently launched the fresher Nikon 1 V3 (Read Full Comparison) to improve this camera.
The 1 V2 is positioned #84 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all around #387 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to check out our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your personalized criteria.
Below is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon 1 V2 history
The Nikon 1 V2 is part of a family of products. You can read the full list below.
1 V2 vs 1 J521MP1"20.0 fps2015
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1 V2 vs 1 J314MP1"15.0 fps2013
1 V2 vs 1 AW114MP1"60.0 fps2013
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1 V2 vs 1 J210MP1"10.0 fps2012
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1 V2 vs 1 J110MP1"10.0 fps2012
Nikon 1 V2 Gallery
You can look at the 1 V2 from different angles in the gallery below.
Nikon 1 V2 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of pluses and minuses of the Nikon 1 V2 based on things that are normally viewed as important in a digital camera.
Nikon 1 V2 Sensor specs
The Nikon 1 V2 is run by the Expeed 3A processor. The dimension of the sensor in the Nikon 1 V2 is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4608 x 3072 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CMOS sensor boasts 14MP and has a standard ISO range of 160 - 6400. RAW files are supported so you have more room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below illustrates the 1 V2's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The 1 V2 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.7 and is displayed in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon 1 V2 dimensions
Nikon 1 V2 weighs 0.61 lbs (278 grams / 9.81 ounces) and features external measurements of 109mm x 82mm x 46mm (4.3" x 3.2" x 1.8"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 grams so the Nikon 1 V2 is lighter as compared to various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Below is a pic of the Nikon 1 V2 next to a softdrink so you can have a feel for its size.
The top view below will show you the button arrangement on the 1 V2.
Nikon 1 V2 Lens details
The 1 V2 uses the Nikon 1 mount and has 13 lenses available for sale. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the 1 V2.
Nikon 1 V2 Connectivity
The 1 V2 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to copy files and at times adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
Many apps also allow a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Nikon 1 V2 Video details
The maximum video resolution in the Nikon 1 V2 is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution gives a great balance for video quality versus file size but FULL HD won't leave you with much room to downsample. The body doesn't feature a mic and headphone socket so you have got absolutely no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to shop for an alternative camera in case you need better sound in your videos.
Nikon 1 V2 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing in the Nikon 1 V2 so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty situations.
Nikon 1 V2 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon 1 V2 has a 3 inch fixed display having a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Sadly the display isn't a touch screen.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The View Finder specs regarding Nikon 1 V2 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 1,440 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be very helpful.
Nikon 1 V2 Shutter details
Nikon 1 V2 continuous shooting speed is 15.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds. The camera also includes silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Beware that the electronic shutter could produce "rolling shutter" under some conditions.
Nikon 1 V2 Flash and Hot shoe details
Nikon 1 V2 includes both inbuilt flash plus external flash ability. The highest flash sync speed is 1/250 seconds.
Nikon 1 V2 Autofocusing details
Nikon 1 V2 includes both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & precise as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detection which can be valuable for taking portraits of people.
It has 73 focus points to choose from. It also features Tracking Autofocus for things that move. Nikon 1 V2 boasts manual focusing when needed for low light conditions or you want to have more exact focusing control.
Nikon 1 V2 Battery life
The battery (EN-EL21) in the Nikon 1 V2 is fashioned to last for 310 images as per the CIPA requirements making it on par with its competition. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini offers the highest possible (650) battery life for this group of cameras.
Here is a list of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that come with the best battery life:
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Nikon 1 V2 for varying categories of photography
The following diagram indicates a overview of the Nikon 1 V2 for varying categories of photography. To understand more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Nikon 1 V2 Portrait photography factors
The Nikon 1 V2 has a score of 67 which is nice, and means the camera is a very decent option to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support plus the potential to use off-camera lighting.
Nikon 1 V2 Street photography factors
Coming in at a nice points tally of 64, the Nikon 1 V2 is a respectable option to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Nikon 1 V2 Sports photography highlights
A nice sports photography points tally of 64 means the Nikon 1 V2 is a very decent choice for photographing sports. A camera should have great focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon 1 V2 Travel photography factors
Size is super critical in picking a camera for travel. All round, the Nikon 1 V2 gets a nice 63 for a travel camera which makes it a fine fit to purchase for your trips.
Nikon 1 V2 Landscape photography details
For those who are looking to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most vital aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon 1 V2 and it's nice grade of 64 as a landscape camera is a very decent option within the current market.
Nikon 1 V2 Vlogging highlights
A vlogging camera ought to come with a articulating display, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the Nikon 1 V2 is not good as a vlog camera as it comes to a terrible score of 29.
Nikon 1 V2 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the 1 V2, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall under the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line chart followed below shows you a summary of the 1 V2 vs it's top scoring competitors mentioned above.
Here are a few more cameras you might take into account as alternative options. To see a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.