Nikon V2 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon V2 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor: Nikon V3
V2 vs V3
General
Model Number: V2
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $899.95
Street Price: $598.45
Date Available: 2012-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 16.1 oz (457 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.2 x 3.2 x 1.8 in.
(108 x 82 x 46 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Aptina
Effective Megapixels: 14.2
Sensor Format: 1 inch
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.86 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: Yes
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 3072 (10.6 MP, Other),
2304 x 1536 (3.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 60.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x240 (400p)
320x120 (1200p)
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
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 AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF; Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.47-inch, 1440k-dot color TFT LCD, 100% coverage, eye sensor, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +2 m^-1 diopter
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): 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 160
ISO Settings: Auto (ISO 160-6400, 160-3200, 160-800), 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400; in 1 EV steps
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 (Portrait, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up, Auto), Best Moment Capture (Slow View and Smart Photo Selector), Advanced movie, Motion Snapshot; Active D-Lighting, In-camera HDR, Live Image Control.
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync
Flash Guide Number: 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN=6.3m at ISO 160; Range is lens aperture dependent.
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: 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 IR remote
Connections (extended): HDMI out (Type C, Mini), Multi Accessory Port, Stereo Mic Jack (3.5mm)
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.32
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): Unlimited
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.32
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 60.60
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 40
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.072
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.055
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.319
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.055
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.085
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus, Auto-area AF mode = 0.148s
Startup Time: 2.10
Shutdown Time: 0.20
Play -> Record Time: 0.60
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 0.70
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 10,857
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL21
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL21 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 310
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: ViewNX 2 / Short Movie Creator CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black or white.

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