Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nikon 1 V2 Camera

Nikon has just announced the release of its new addition to the V series of Nikon 1, the Nikon 1 V2 camera, lightweight and compact camera with a built-in electronic viewfinder and flash. The V2 features the latest image processing engine, EXPEED 3A, a CMOS image sensor with built-in high-speed AF, Live Image Control, a new Slow View function allowing the user to select the best frame in a short sequence of still images, full-HD movie recording functions, and much more. The new camera is expected to be available in November.


Type of camera
Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mount
Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view
Approx. 2.7 x lens focal length (35mm format equivalent)
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
14.2 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
Image sensor cleaning
Image size (pixels)
Still images (auto, P, S, A, M and best moment capture modes; aspect ratio 3:2)
  • 4,608 x 3,072
  • 3,456 x 2,304
  • 2,304 x 1,536
Still images (advanced movie mode; aspect ratio 3:2)
  • 4,608 x 3,072 (1080/60i, 1080/30p)
  • 1,280 x 856 (720/60p, 720/30p)
Still images (Motion Snapshots; aspect ratio 16:9)
  • 4,608 x 2,592
File format
  • NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed
  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression
  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Electronic viewfinder
Electronic viewfinder
0.47-in., approx. 1440k-dot color TFT LCD viewfinder with diopter control and brightness adjustment
Frame coverage
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-3 to +2 m-1
Eye sensor
Camera switches to viewfinder display when it detects that viewfinder is in use
Shooting modes
Shooting modes
Auto, programmed auto, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, best moment capture (slow view and Smart Photo Selector), advanced movie, Motion Snapshot
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic shutter
  • Mechanical shutter: 1/4,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
  • Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Note: Bulb and Time end automatically after approximately 2 minutes.
Flash sync speed
  • Mechanical shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/250 s or slower
  • Electronic shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower
  • Single frame, continuous
  • Self-timer, remote
Frame advance rate
  • Approximately 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps
2 s, 10 s
Remote control modes
Delayed remote (2 s); quick-response remote
TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method
  • Matrix
  • Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame
  • Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Programmed auto with flexible program; shutter priority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual; scene auto selector
Exposure compensation
-3 to +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV (user controlled in P, S and A modes)
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at metered value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 160-6400 in steps of 1 EV; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 160-6400, 160-3200, 160-800) available (user controlled in P, S, A and M modes)
Active D-Lighting
On, off
Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); fulltime AF (AF-F)
  • Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode
Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus area
  • Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF
  • Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Face priority
On, off
Built-in flash
Raised by pressing flash button
Guide Number (GN)
Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync
Flash compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when flash is fully charged
White balance
White balance
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method
  • Matrix
  • Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame
  • Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Frame size (pixels)/
recording rate
HD movies and movies recorded in auto, P, S, A and M modes (aspect ratio 16:9)
  • 1,920 x 1,080/60i (59.94 fields/s *)
  • 1,920 x 1,080/30p (29.97 fps)
  • 1,280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps)
  • 1,280 x 720/30p (29.97 fps)
Slow-motion movies (aspect ratio 8:3)
  • 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
  • 320 x 120/1,200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
Motion Snapshot (aspect ratio 16:9)
  • 1,920 x 1,080/60p (59.94 fps)(plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
File format
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Audio recording device
Built-in or optional external ME-1 Stereo Microphone; sensitivity adjustable
7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Multi accessory port
Used for designated accessories
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power source
One EN-EL21 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EN-EL21 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery adapter
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5D Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
1/4-in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 107.8 x 81.6 x 45.9 mm (4.2 x 3.2 x 1.8 in.), excluding projections; thickness of body (from mount to monitor) is 33.2 mm (1.3 in.)
Approx. 337 g (11.9 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 278 g (9.8 oz), camera body only
Operating environment
0°C to 40°C/+32°F to 104°F
85% or less (no condensation)

Source: Nikon Corp.