Nikon Announced Nikon 1 V2 Interchangeable Lens Camera


Nikon 1 V2

The Nikon 1 V2 is an upgrade of the older V1 MILC which Nikon launched along with the J1. The new V2 uses a 13.2mm x 8.8mm CMOS sensor that churns out a hefty 14.2 million pixels resolution. It is compatible with the current crop of Nikon 1 mount lenses. The sensor produces large images (in 3:2 aspect ratio) of 4,608 x 3,072 pixels. It also shoots full HD videos in 60i and 30p. It can also shoot videos in 1280 x 720 at 60p. The V2 comes with an EVF 0.47” size with 1440k resolution and 100% frame coverage. Additionally a 3” diagonal monitor of resolution 921,000 dots provides a bright display for composing of the frame if required be and for reviewing the images and videos shot.

The Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane mechanical shutter offers a fast shutter speed of 1/16,000th of a second. At the slow end the shutter speed is only 30 second. The continuous high speed drive offers a maximum burst rate of 5 frames per second. The V2 is powered by an EN-EL21 Lithium-ion Battery which provides 310 shots per charge.

The metering mode offers three options of matrix, spot and center-weighted metering of the frame. There are several exposure modes available for the V2 including scene auto selector, manual, aperture priority, shutter priority, aperture priority auto and programmed auto. The available scene modes include portrait, landscape, night landscape, night portrait, close-up and auto. The overall weight of the camera is 278 grams only. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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Nikon 1 V2 Specifications

TypeAdvanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses
Lens MountNikon 1 mount
Picture AngleApprox. 2.7x lens focal length (Nikon CX format)
Effective Pixels14.2 million
Sensor Size13.2mm x 8.8mm
Image Sensor FormatCX
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Pixels15.13 million
Dust-reduction systemImage sensor cleaning
Image Area (pixels)Still Images (3:2 aspect ratio)
4,608 x 3,072
3,456 x 2,304
2,304 x 1,536
Smart Photo Selector (3:2 aspect ratio)
4,608 x 3,072
3,456 x 2,304
2,304 x 1,536
Movie Mode (16:9 aspect ratio)
4,606 x 3,072 (1080/60i, 1080/30p)
1,280 x 856 (720/60p, 720/30p)
Motion Snapshot (16:9 aspect ratio)
4,608 x 2,592
File FormatCompressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
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 ControlStandard
Selected Picture Control can be modified
User-customizable Settings
Storage MediaSD
Card Slot1 Secure Digital (SD)
File SystemCompliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
ViewfinderEVF (electronic viewfinder), 0.47-in., approx. 1440k-dot color TFT LCD viewfinder with diopter control and brightness adjustment
Viewfinder Frame Coverage100% Approx.
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment-3 to +2 m
Lens ApertureElectronically controlled
Eye SensorCamera switches to viewfinder display when it detects that viewfinder is in use
Shutter typeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane mechanical shutter; electronic shutter
Fastest Shutter SpeedElectronic Shutter: 1/16,000 sec.
Mechanical Shutter: 1/4,000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed30 sec. with either Electronic or Mechanical Shutter
Flash Sync SpeedElectronic shutter: 1/60 sec.
Mechanical shutter: 1/250 sec.
Bulb Shutter SettingYes
Shutter Release ModesSingle-frame [S] mode
Electronic [Hi]
Self-timer mode
Delayed remote
Quick Response Remote
Interval Timer Shooting
Frame Advance RateElectronic [Hi]: Approx. 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps
Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual focus, S Shutter- priority auto or M Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed Full Res5 frames per second 10, 15, 30 or 60 fps using Electronic (Hi) shutter
Self-timer2, 10 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Remote Control ModesDelayed remote (2 sec)
Quick-response remote
Exposure Metering SystemTTL metering using image sensor
Metering MethodMatrix
Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 2mm circle centered on select focus area
Exposure ModesProgrammed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Manual (M)
Scene Auto Selector
Scene ModesPortrait
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Shooting ModesStill Image (3:2)
Smart Photo Selector (3:2)
Movie (HD 16:9) Movie Slow Motion (8:3)
Motion Snapshot (16:9)
Exposure Compensation±3 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Exposure LockLuminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO Sensitivity160-6400
Active D-LightingOn
Autofocus SystemHybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF)
AF-assist illuminator
AF-area modeSingle-point AF: 135 focus areas
Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Subject tracking
Face-priority AF
Focus LockFocus is locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or lightly pressing shutter release button in (S) AF
Focus ModesAuto (AF)
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Full-time Servo (AF-F)
Manual Focus (MF)
Built-in FlashYes
Guide Number5/16 (m/ft ISO 100, 20°C/68°F) Approx.
At ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. (6.3/20.7)
Flash Controli-TTL flash control using image sensor available
Flash ModeFill-flash
Slow sync
Red-eye reduction
Slow sync with red-eye reduction
Rear curtain with sync
Rear curtain with slow sync
Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
Accessory ShoeYes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)i-TTL flash control using image sensor available with optional SB-N5 flash unit or SB-N7 flash unit
White BalanceAuto
Direct Sunlight
Preset Manual
All except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie MeteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Metering methodMatrix
Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 2mm circle centered on select focus area
Movie File FormatMOV
Movie Video CompressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording formatAAC
Movie Audio recording deviceBuilt-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Optional external ME-1 stereo microphone (with the AS-N1000 Multi Accessory Port Adapter)
MovieHD: 1920 X 1080/60i
HD: 1920 X 1080/30p
HD: 1280 x 720/60p
Slow-motion: 640×240/400fps
Slow-motion: 320×120/1200fps
Motion Snapshot: 1920×1080/60p (plays at 24p)
Audio file format: ACC
Movie file format: MOV
Monitor Size3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution921,000 Dots
Monitor TypeTFT-LCD with brightness adjustment
InterfaceUSB: Hi-speed USB
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Multi accessory port used for designated accessories
Audio input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
GPSOptional GP-N100 GPS unit
Supported LanguagesArabic
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Portuguese (European and Brazilian)
Date and Time SettingsYes
World Time SettingYes
BatteryEN-EL21 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge)310 shots (CIPA)
AC AdapterEH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5D Power Supply Connector
Tripod Socket1/4″
Operating Environment32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD)4.2 x 3.2 x 1.8″ (107.8 x 81.6 x 45.9mm)
Weight9.8 oz (278g)


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Nikon 1 V2

Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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