Nikon 1 V2

  • Nikon 1 V2
79
Based on 27 scores, 43 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    17
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • A host of impressive features; Introduction of dedicated mode dial; Improve handling and design; Blisteringly fast AF
  • Ultrafast autofocus until very low light, Excellent metering, Realistic image colors, Good whitebalance, Usable up to ISO 6400 for small prints, Instant shutterlag, Virtually no blackout, Fast shottoshot speed, Quick and responsive, Excellent EVF with Eye...

Cons:

  • Poorlydesigned menu system; Image quality issues; High price tag
  • Above average image noise for a mirrorless, General image softness, Limited dynamic range, Limited lens selection, Not ExposurePriority on EVF or LCD, Few direct controls, Short batterylife, Proprietary hotshoe, 1s video delay, AF and MF sounds get record...

Expert reviews and ratings

By camerastuffreviewcom on 65

The Nikon 1 V2 is the successor to the V1. This is more than a cosmetic upgrade: the V2 has a built-in flash, is therefore a bit bigger and now seems like a DSLR in pocket size. The sensor has a higher resolution with 14 megapixels. The specifications of...

By Sydney Morning Herald on

DateMarch 7, 2013 (0) Read later This 14-megapixel compact system camera uses Nikon's CX format sensor - larger than a standard compact but smaller than Micro Four Thirds. It has an inbuilt electronic viewfinder of 1440 dots and the...

By brisbanetimes.com.au on

We kept the beautiful little V2 for longer than we normally would because we didn't want to part with it. This is one of the sweetest cameras around, a worthy competitor for the Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras that set the standard in...

By Photo Review Australia on 85

The V2 is a nice little camera for the average snapshooter who wants to take still pictures and movies that look good on the screen. It provides a decent range of adjustable controls and enough special effects to satisfy most users. And it delivers...

By DPexpert on

REVIEW—NIKON 1 V2 compact system camera] by terry on 4 March 2013 Price: $857 body $235 18.5mm lensPetite and sweet THE LOW-DOWN: This 14 megapixel compact system camera uses Nikon’s CX format sensor – larger than a standard compact but smaller than...

By Macworld UK on 60

It’s rare these days that an upgrade to a previous generation of camera looks outwardly any different; but that’s not the case with the newly angular Nikon 1 V2. Nikon has gone back to the drawing board and fashioned something that, whilst it can...

By reviewed.com on 73

You've got to hand it to Nikon. Like several other review outlets, we were critical of the physical design of the J1 and V1 when they debuted. These were slippery, troublesome cameras, and in certain conditions that can really rob the shooting experience...

By Digital Photography School on

Straight out of the box I have to say the Nikon 1 V2 is the sexiest camera I’ve ever wrapped my mitts around.In ivory, with a finish reminiscent of a highly polished car’s enamel, the camera is a stand out. Unlike most other mirrorless interchangeable...

By digitalcameraworld.com on

Nikon V2 review: has enough changed in the V2 to warrant an upgrade over the Nikon 1 V1? Our testing team put Nikon's new CSC to the test.Nikon has replaced the Nikon 1 V1 with the Nikon 1 V2, an update that promises to be an evolution of the existing...

By What Digital Camera on 85

There's a lot to like about the Nikon V2; a camera which sees a real marked improvement on its predecessor. Although the design might not be to everyone's taste on an aesthetic level, there's no arguing with the fact that the addition of a fully...

By TechRadar AU on 80

Buying Guide Best compact system camera It's clear that Nikon has put some considerable thought into the upgrade of its Nikon 1 V1 camera in the shape of the Nikon 1 V2. What we have now is a more sophisticated CSC that is more likely to appeal to...

By Amateur Photographer on 83

The Nikon 1 V2 is an impressive little camera, and if you can look beyond the relatively small sensor and resolution there are some superb features. Its AF system is extremely fast in good light, and the EVF, fast shooting rate, and build and handling...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

Since 2009 when the Panasonic Lumix G1 became the first compact system camera to reach the shelves CSC sales have exploded, with all of the major manufacturers now offering their own take on the genre. Four years on and CSCs remain the fastest growing...

By DigitalVersus on 80

With the V2, Nikon has reworked its high-end mirrorless camera, giving it a more classic design but also making it more accessible. Plus, it has loads of interesting functions (burst modes, video, autofocus). The V2 is a bit on the bulky side, but it's a...

By CNET Australia on 83

The Nikon 1 V2 is the camera its predecessor should have been. With a comfortable shooting design and plenty of features, the V2 is an appealing...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The Nikon 1 V2 is an excellent advancement in the mirrorless camera market. There are stunning new features such as Slow View and there is fast high-speed shooting. Given you can shoot at shutter speeds up to 1/4000, it's possible to use the camera for...

By CNET UK on 80

A beautifully designed and constructed compact camera with a lens system that brings out the strengths of the compact interchangeable lens form factor. Image quality is good and it's genuinely fun to use. Travellers who want the flexibility of a dSLR...

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

The Nikon 1 V2 is a compact system camera featuring a new 14.2-megapixel “CX” format sensor and the Nikon 1 lens mount. Boasting continuous shooting speeds of 15fps with continuous autofocus and 60fps with fixed-point autofocus, Full 1080p HD video...

By ePHOTOzine on

Nikon have made some fairly significant changes to the body from the V1, with the addition of a good hand grip, built-in pop-up flash as well as moving around some of the buttons, including giving you access to the manual controls via the mode dial....

By NeoCamera on 80

Image quality of this mirrorless depends on what it is compared against. Its 2.7X crop-factor sensor puts it well ahead of of most fixed-lens cameras but also behind the majority of mirrorless ones, including its predecessor, the V1 Nikon 1 V1 which uses...