Nikon V1 Lab Shots Posted!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 18:36 EDT)
We've just posted our first set of test shots from a production-level Nikon V1, straight from the lab!
Compared to the more consumer-oriented J1, the Nikon V1 has the higher specification, with a built-in electronic viewfinder, a better LCD panel, a mechanical shutter, stereo microphone jack, magnesium alloy body, and an accessory port that accepts either a proprietary flash strobe, or a GPS unit. The Nikon V1 and J1 share the same CX-format image sensor that has an effective resolution of 10.1 megapixels, and a diagonal of approximately 15.9mm. That's quite a lot larger than the 7.7mm chip used in Pentax's Q, but significantly smaller than 21.6mm Micro Four Thirds and ~28mm APS-C sensors. Nikon couples its new CX-format imager with a new EXPEED 3 image processing engine featuring dual imaging pipelines. Click here for more on the Nikon V1, and visit the Nikon V1 Samples page for the images we've shot so far, including links to select RAW files. Stay tuned for more lab images in the days to come!