Nikon 1 V2 Review

Overall Score

63

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1 CMOS Sensor
  • 160 - 6400 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1440k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 15 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 109 x 82 x 46 mm, 278g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: 1 V1
  • Replaced by: 1 V3

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Nikon 1 V2 Overview


First introduced in October, 2012, Nikon 1 V2 is a 14 MP Mirrorless with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon 1 V1 with 1 V2. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon 1 V2 with Nikon 1 V1

Nikon replaced 1 V2 with Nikon 1 V3. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon 1 V2 with Nikon 1 V3


Nikon 1 V2 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 V2

Sensor resolution of Nikon 1 V2 ~ 4582 x 3055 pixels.

Nikon 1 V2 has Crop Factor: 2.73

The sensor has a surface area of 116.2 mm².

There are approximate 13,998,010 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon 1 V2 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon 1 V3 Nikon 1 V3 2014 18MP 160 - 12800 381g 111 x 65 x 33mm
Nikon 1 V2 Nikon 1 V2 2012 14MP 160 - 6400 278g 109 x 82 x 46mm
Nikon 1 V1 Nikon 1 V1 2012 10MP 100 - 6400 383g 113 x 76 x 44mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon 1 V2


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon 1 V2 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
278g Light Body
73 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
External Flash
RAW Support
15.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/4000s Electronic Shutter Speed
1440k dot Viewfinder Resolution
3 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 310 shots
Type Scores

Nikon 1 V2 has an Overall Score of 63/100 and ranked #131 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #274 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon 1 V2 Scores
Imaging score
44
Features score
67
Value for money score
76
Portability score
92
Overall score
63
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 V2


Nikon 1 V2 weighs 278g and has external dimensions of 109 x 82 x 46mm (4.29 x 3.23 x 1.81"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Nikon 1 V2 is 45 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon 1 V2 is less by 6mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon 1 V2
278g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon 1 V2
46mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon 1 V2 with the dimensions:

Nikon 1 V2

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight 1 V2 Dimensions 1 V2
Nikon 1 V3 Nikon 1 V3 381 g 278 g 111 x 65 x 33 mm 109 x 82 x 46 mm
Nikon 1 V1 Nikon 1 V1 383 g 278 g 113 x 76 x 44 mm 109 x 82 x 46 mm
Nikon 1 J5 Nikon 1 J5 231 g 278 g 98 x 60 x 32 mm 109 x 82 x 46 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 278 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 109 x 82 x 46 mm
Nikon 1 J4 Nikon 1 J4 232 g 278 g 100 x 60 x 29 mm 109 x 82 x 46 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus E-M10 396 g 278 g 119 x 82 x 46 mm 109 x 82 x 46 mm
Nikon 1 J3 Nikon 1 J3 201 g 278 g 101 x 61 x 29 mm 109 x 82 x 46 mm
Fujifilm X-T10 Fujifilm X-T10 381 g 278 g 118 x 83 x 41 mm 109 x 82 x 46 mm

Specifications of Nikon 1 V2


General
Brand Nikon
Model 1 V2
Announced October, 2012
Body Type SLR-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 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1440
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
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 73
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 no built-in flash
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 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3072
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 160
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 Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 310 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL21
Physical
Weight 278 g
Physical Dimensions 109 x 82 x 46 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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