Nikon 1 S1 Review

Overall Score

54

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1 CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 15 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 102 x 61 x 30 mm, 197g.
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  • Replaced by: 1 S2

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Nikon 1 S1 Overview


First introduced in June, 2013, Nikon 1 S1 is a 10 MP Mirrorless with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Nikon replaced 1 S1 with Nikon 1 S2. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon 1 S1 with Nikon 1 S2


Nikon 1 S1 comes with a 13.2 x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 15.86 mm (0.62").

- Full Frame
- Nikon 1 S1

Sensor resolution of Nikon 1 S1 ~ 3872 x 2581 pixels.

Nikon 1 S1 has Crop Factor: 2.73

The sensor has a surface area of 116.2 mm².

There are approximate 9,993,632 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon 1 S1 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon 1 S2 Nikon 1 S2 2014 14MP 200 - 12800 190g 101 x 61 x 29mm
Nikon 1 S1 Nikon 1 S1 2013 10MP 100 - 12800 197g 102 x 61 x 30mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon 1 S1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon 1 S1 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
12800 Max Native ISO
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
197g Light Body
135 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
RAW Support
15.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/4000s Electronic Shutter Speed
Timelapse Recording
3 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Low Battery Life: 220 shots
Type Scores

Nikon 1 S1 has an Overall Score of 54/100 and ranked #190 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #439 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon 1 S1 Scores
Imaging score
44
Features score
51
Value for money score
71
Portability score
96
Overall score
54
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
61
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
63

Physical Dimensions of Nikon 1 S1


Nikon 1 S1 weighs 197g and has external dimensions of 102 x 61 x 30mm (4.02 x 2.4 x 1.18"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Nikon 1 S1 is 126 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon 1 S1 is less by 13mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon 1 S1
197g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon 1 S1
30mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon 1 S1 with the dimensions:

Nikon 1 S1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight 1 S1 Dimensions 1 S1
Nikon 1 J1 Nikon 1 J1 234 g 197 g 106 x 61 x 30 mm 102 x 61 x 30 mm
Nikon 1 S2 Nikon 1 S2 190 g 197 g 101 x 61 x 29 mm 102 x 61 x 30 mm
Nikon 1 J3 Nikon 1 J3 201 g 197 g 101 x 61 x 29 mm 102 x 61 x 30 mm
Nikon 1 V1 Nikon 1 V1 383 g 197 g 113 x 76 x 44 mm 102 x 61 x 30 mm
Nikon 1 J2 Nikon 1 J2 238 g 197 g 106 x 61 x 30 mm 102 x 61 x 30 mm
Nikon 1 J5 Nikon 1 J5 231 g 197 g 98 x 60 x 32 mm 102 x 61 x 30 mm
Samsung NX mini Samsung NX mini 196 g 197 g 110 x 62 x 23 mm 102 x 61 x 30 mm
Sony Alpha a5000 Sony a5000 269 g 197 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 102 x 61 x 30 mm

Specifications of Nikon 1 S1


General
Brand Nikon
Model 1 S1
Announced June, 2013
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon 1
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2.7
Number of Lenses 13
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 135
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 15.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Area 116.2 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 220 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL20
Physical
Weight 197 g
Physical Dimensions 102 x 61 x 30 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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