Nikon V1 DSLR Camera Review

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Nikon V1 DSLR Camera Review

Nikon released an Interchangeable Lens camera, Nikon 1 V1 DSLR some time back. This camera makes use of EXPEED-3 processor that is capable of providing a faster AF performance. You can create clips combining video and stills and then add music too with this DSLR camera from Nikon. Full HD recording and slow motion video recording are other noteworthy features of this model.

The exterior of the camera is made up of magnesium alloy which makes it less prone to scratches. The build quality is good. This camera will be available for the users in two varied colours. They are black and white. The product weighs approximately 300 grams without the lenses.

Users can opt from the two view finders namely Electronic Viewfinder and LCD Viewfinder in Nikon 1 V1. LCD Viewfinder makes use of a resolution of 9,20,000 dots where as Electronic Viewfinder has a resolution of 1,44,000 dots. The mode dial is located towards the right side of LCD Viewfinder. There are mainly four options for users to choose from inside the mode dial feature. 

The modes include;

• Motion Snapshot

• Smart Photo Selector

• Still Image

• Movie

For zooming in the image and zooming out during the time of playback in Nikon 1 V1, a toggle switch is provided above the thumb rest. Users can also bring up various other functionalities by means of tapping the ‘Function button’ that is located next to that of the toggle switch. 

The camera has separate buttons for functions such as,

• Display

• Playback

• Delete

• Menu

There are separate ports on the left side of the panel that includes Micro USB, Mini HDMI and also a 3.5 mm audio jack in Nikon 1 V1. One of the major attractions of this camera is that it automatic gets powered on by extending the lens out. Alternatively, users can make use of the power button also. The camera also comprises of mechanical and electronic shutter. The former is meant for regular shooting, and the latter is meant for faster shooting. The speed with which the camera can shoot is given as 10fps, 30fps and 60fps respectively.

The motion mode in Nikon 1 V1 allows users to combine still images with a few seconds of video recording to create clips. User can then playback these clips with background music that that they can choose from the options available in this camera. In the Smart Photo Selector, the camera takes a range of 20 photos at 30 fps, and you can choose any five of the best shots that are available. Full HD video recording at 1080p can be taken with this camera. Slow motion video mode is also present in the camera. For taking normal photos, users will have to choose the ‘Still Image Mode’. The colour effects that are available include Vivid, Neutral and Monochrome etc.

Nikon 1 V1 camera is available at a price tag of approximately around Rs. 45,000/-.

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