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Model Name: Nikon V1 
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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
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score: 54
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.3
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.0
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 346
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: 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27.0 - 81.0 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:  
Filter Thread: 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:  
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:  
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
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:  
Top Deck Display: No
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 Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: 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
High Resolution Composite: No
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: n/a
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
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound
Included Memory: 0.0 MB
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: 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 for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.05
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.19
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 9.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 34
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.10
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.075
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.073
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag, Auto-area mode = 0.234s
Startup Time: 1.3
Play -> Record Time: 0.5
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
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 (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery 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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