Nikon S1 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon S1 
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Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: S1 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $499.95
Street Price: $489.99
Date Available: 2013-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 11.4 oz (323 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 4.0 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(102 x 61 x 30 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Aptina  
Total Megapixels: 12.0
Effective Megapixels: 10.1 
Sensor Format: 1-inch type 
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.62"
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: No 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: 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),
3200 x 560 (1.8 MP, Other),
1024 x 3200 (3.3 MP, Other),
6400 x 560 (3.6 MP, Other),
1024 x 6400 (6.6 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x240, 320x120
Movie Frame Rate: 60i/30p, 60p/30p, 400, 1200
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound 
Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon 1 Mount 
Kit Lens: 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 30 - 74 mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.50x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W)- f/5.6 (T) - f/16 
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 41mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF); Single-point (135 focus areas, center 73 support phase-detect), auto-area (41 focus areas), subject tracking 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, 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 AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Mode includes Selective Color, Miniature, Soft, Night Landscape, Backlighting and Night Portrait. 
Self Timer: 2, 5, 10 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
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 (ISO 100): 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent.  
Max Flash Sync: 1/60 
Flash Exp Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: No 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: n/a 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control:  
Remote Control Type:  
Other Connection: HDMI out (Type C, Mini) 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL20 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL20 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: Unknown
Software
Included Software: ViewNX 2 / Short Movie Creator CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in White, Black, Red, Pink or Khaki. 

 


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