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Model Name: Nikon V1 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: V1
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $899.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2011-10-20
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 17.7 oz (502 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.4 x 3.0 x 1.7 in.
(113 x 76 x 44 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Aptina
Effective Megapixels: 10.1
Sensor Format: 1 inch
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
2896 x 1944 (5.6 MP, Other),
1936 x 1296 (2.5 MP, Other),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1280 x 720 (0.9 MP, 16:9),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 9.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/30p)
1280x720 (60p)
640x240 (400p)
320x120 (1200p)
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon 1
Lens Thread: 41mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 81 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W)- f/5.6 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:  
Filter Thread: 41mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF); Single-point (135 focus areas), auto-area (41 focus areas), subject tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.47", 1440k-dot color TFT LCD, 100% coverage, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter adjustment, brightness adjustment
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto ISO (100-3200, 100-800, 100-400); 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200; expandable to 6400 Hi-1
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/16000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm)
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Auto Selector can select from: Portrait, Landscape, Night portrait, Close up, Auto.
Self Timer: 2, 5, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain with slow sync
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent.
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Optional SB-N5 via accessory port
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional ML-L3
Connections (extended): HDMI out (Type C, Mini), Multi Accessory Port, Stereo Mic Jack (3.5mm)
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 1.19
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): Unlimited
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.05
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 9.85
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 34
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 60.000
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.097
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.075
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.073
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.100
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag, Auto-area mode = 0.234s
Startup Time: 1.30
Shutdown Time: 0.80
Play -> Record Time: 0.50
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 0.70
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 5,895
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL15
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL15 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 350
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: ViewNX 2 / Short Movie Creator CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New "Nikon CX format" compact system camera. New Nikon 1 lens mount, 2.7x crop factor, dual core EXPEED 3 processor, new advanced hybrid AF system, Full HD movies, up to 60fps burst at full resolution, Accessory Port for optional SB-N5 flash or GP-N100 GPS module.

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