• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • APS-C 364.3mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Nikon V1 advantages over Sigma sd Quattro

  • Thinner
    43 mm vs 90 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sigma sd Quattro advantages over Nikon V1

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.33 vs 3.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    3 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    19.6 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Good image quality; Good quality lens; Full HD videos; Lightning fast AF; Fun to use.

  • Mode dial turns easily; Missing "modern" features like panorama, HDR; Somewhat heavy; Sluggish shot-to-shot cycle times; Proprietary external flash.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon J1

Nikon V1
Nikon J1
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Internal flash
Sigma sd Quattro
Nikon J1
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon J2

Nikon V1
Nikon J2
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $550
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Internal flash
Sigma sd Quattro
Nikon J2
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $550
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon V2

Nikon V1
Nikon V2
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
  • $235
  • 1 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sigma sd Quattro
Nikon V2
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $235
  • 1 inch
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony A3000

Nikon V1
Sony A3000
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Thinner
  • $424
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Sigma sd Quattro
Sony A3000
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
  • $424
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Nikon V1
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Thinner
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Sigma sd Quattro
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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