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Nikon V2 vs Nikon V1

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Nikon V2 vs Nikon V1 Specification Comparison Review, Nikon announced its V2 mirrorless camera with new sensor and advance core specification, take a look at comparsion table below.

Nikon V2 vs Nikon V1

New Sensor and Image Processor: The Nikon V2 comes with latest image processing engine, EXPEED 3A, and a CMOS image sensor with built-in super high-speed AF and offering an effective pixel count of 14.2-million pixels, the V2 provides users with a higher pixel count, as well as faster speeds and greater performance.

ISO Range: Nikon V2 offers 160-6400 standard ISO range compared to V2 that offers 100-3200 standard ISO range, Nikon V2 wins here.

AF points: Both camera features SAME Hybrid Autofocus System provides both phase (73-point) and contrast-detection (135-point) autofocus for much faster focusing and shooting at up to 60 frames per second (with AF locked).

Rest all the other core specification is almost same.

New Features

The V2 is equipped with features such as an electronic viewfinder (EVF) and Live Image Control, which allows users to preview the effects of changes to camera settings in the camera monitor prior to shooting. It also supports direct application of settings and a new Slow View function, with which the camera captures a short sequence of still images and plays them back in slow motion, allowing the user to choose the frame that best captures the precise moment to be preserved. A number of other functions and features, including the advanced hybrid AF system, Motion Snapshot, Smart Photo Selector, and the full-HD movie recording function, have been greatly improved with the V2.

Conclusion: Nikon V2 offers better features and physical design compared to V1, But Nikon V1 users may wait for Nikon V3 to see some major difference in core specification.

 

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Nikon J1 vs Nikon J2

Canon EOS M vs Nikon V1

Canon recently announced its first APS-C sensor based mirrorless camera and from Nikon we have Nikon V1 system with 1 inch sensor, read the comparison review below and find out which one is better and why, share your thoughts with us

Sensor and image processor:
Nikon V1 uses 1 inch 10 Megapixel CMOS sensor and Expeed 3 image processor, Canon EOS M uses 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and latest DIGIC 5 image processor.

sensor size comparison

ISO, Noise Levels & Dynamic Range
Large sensors produce low noise and higher dynamic range.  Canon EOS sensor offers standard ISO sensitivity up to 12800 for still image shooting and expandable up to 25600, on the other hand Nikon small 1 inch sensor offers standard ISO sensitivity up to 3200 and expandable up to 6400 only.

AF system
Nikon V1 features the 135 AF point system  with Phase and contrast detection AF, Canon EOS M comes with 35 point AF system with Phase and contrast detection AF system and with EOS M photographers can simply touch the  display to pinpoint the area on which the camera should focus and instantly  capture a still image.

The V1 AF system is very fast and you do 10 fps shooting with full time AF tracking, the speed of EOS M is limited to 4.3 fps only.

Shutter Speed  - If we look at the type of shutter used and shutter speed in both the camera, the Nikon V1 comes out as a clear winner

Shutter Type Continuous shooting Shutter
Min Max
Nikon 1 Mechanical + Electronic 10 fps – Mech. Shutter60fps  – Elect. shutter 30 sec 1/16000 sec
Canon EOS M Mechanical 4.2 fps 60 sec 1/4000 sec

 

Video
Nikon  offer Full HD Video recording at 60 fps, Canon EOS M Full HD video recording is limited to 30 fps only, at HD mode you can select 60 fps speed, Both camera offers full time AF during movie mode.

Display
Nikon V1 with Fixed 3″  TFT LCD with 920,000 screen dots, whereas Canon EOS M comes with Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots) that features  multi-touch operation allowing  users to do “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between pictures and Touch AF technology for video and still shooting.

Flash:
Canon EOS M is Compatible with all Canon Speedlite accessories including the new Speedlite 600EX and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT.
Nikon V1 has only one option the Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight made for Nikon 1 series camera.

Viewfinder:
No viewfinder or any option available for Canon EOS M Mirrorless camera.
Nikon V1 offers 1440k dot TFT EVF, good option for viewfinder lovers.

Overall conclusion: If you are looking for a compact camera system  with DSLR image quality, Buy Canon EOS M.
Nikon 1 system is recommended for sport & Action Photographers, it features advance AF system and continuous shooting up to 60fps, but remember the sensor size is small compared to Canon EOS M, so you get limited dynamic and  ISO range.


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Canon G1 X vs. Nikon V1 vs. Panasonic GX1

canon G1 X vs Nikon 1Read the Canon G1 X vs. Nikon V1 vs. Panasonic GX1 review to find out the best camera for you.

Canon G1 X

Sensor and image processor

Canon G1 X uses newly developed 1.5 inch 14.3 CMOS sensor with DIGIC V image processor, with the new sensor and image processor you get more dynamic range, better ISO range and less noise in your images.

Panasonic uses 16 megapixel M 4/3 sensor and  venus FHD image processor, the Venus FHD processor is the same processor used in GH2 / GF2 / GF3 / G3  mirrorless cameras.

Nikon V1 uses a small CX format sensor but very fast Expeed 3 image processor, you get  Continuous shot  up to 60 Shot/Sec.

Noise Levels & Dynamic Range: Large sensors with larger pixels produce low noise and higher dynamic range.

 ISO: The ISO rating on Nikon 1 is limited to 6400, Panasonic Lumix GX1 ISO range is 160 to 12800 and Canon G1 X ISO range is 100 to 12800, the overall ISO range of Canon G1 X is better compared than the Nikon V1 and Panansonic Lumix GX1.

 Auto Focus: Nikon V1 uses Hybrid AF system with both phase and contrast detection with 135 AF points, Panasonic GX1 features 23 AF point with contrast detection and Canon G1 X uses contrast detection AF system and comes with only 9 AF points

Shutter Speed  - If we look at the type of shutter and image processor used in all these three camera, the Nikon V1 comes out as a clear winner

Shutter Type Continuous shooting Shutter
Min Max
Nikon 1 Mechanical + Electronic 10 fps – Mech. Shutter60fps  - Elect. shutter 30 sec 1/16000 sec
Lumix G1X Mechanical 4.2 fps 60 sec 1/4000 sec
Canon GX 1 Mechanical 1.9 fps 60 sec 1/4000 sec

 

Lenses Many options available with Panasonic Lumix GX1, you get wide range of high quality optics including fast prime lenses.

The Canon G1 X comes with a compact 4X optical zoom lens, the Nikon 1 have very limited range of Nikon 1 Lenses.

 

Pocketable: Canon G1 X with fixed 4X optical Zoom Lens and Panasonic Lumix GX1 with collapsible kit zoom can easily fit in your jacket pocket, Nikon 1 lenses are big and need more space / travel bag.

 

Video: Both Nikon and Panasonic and Lumix offer Full HD Video recording at 60 fps, Canon G1 X Full HD video recording is limited to 30 fps only.

 

Display: The Canon G1 X comes with Fully articulated 3″ TFT PureColor II LCD with 920,000 screen dots, The Panasonic GX1 features with Fixed 3″ TFT Touch Screen Color LCD  with 460,000 screen dots and finally Nikon V1 with Fixed 3″  TFT LCD with 920,000 screen dots.

View finder: Canon  G1X features Optical viewfinder, Nikon V1 have Electronic viewfinder and Panasonic Lumix GX1 have optional  Electronic viewfinder.

Conclusion

Canon G1 X is the best compact camera ever made, highly recommended for event shooters, photojournalist,  nature & Landscape photographers, In a very tight compact body you get 1.5inch sensor, ISO up to 12800 and high quality 4X optical zoom lens.

Panasonic GX1,  Comes with bit smaller sensor compared GX 1 features better video mode and new X series of contractible zoom lens are highly optimized for video shooting,  , with four third format you also get a wide range of high quality optics including fast prime lenses.

Nikon 1 system is highly recommended for sports & Action Photographers, it features advance AF system and continuous shooting up to 60fps, but remember the sensor size is small compared to Canon G1 X and Panasonic GX1 (you get limited dynamic and  ISO range).

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Nikon V1 and J1 Firmware Update

Nikon V1 and J1New firmware update arrived for Nikon V1 and J1, miss-communication issue with the Speedlight SB-N5 flash now resolved, and according to Nikon “When switching from framing photos in the monitor to using the electronic viewfinder, or vice versa, with focus mode set toMF (manual focus) and the display zoomed in, the camera sometimes did not function properly. This issue has been resolved.”

Download Nikon V1 and Nikon J1 firmware from Nikon USA website

Nikon J1 Available for pre-order at Adorama

Nikon J1 available for pre-order at adorama, click on the banner below to visit adorama camera store and buy your J1 camera,

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Nikon V1 and Nikon J1 Pre-Order

Nikon V1 and J1 at DxOMark Lab

Nikon J1 and Nikon V1 both sensor score is out at DxOMark Lab (See press release), see Nikon 1 series at Amazon

nikon J1 vs canon G12

Nikon J1 showed some good result at DxOLab, the Nikon J1 sensor score is better compared to High-End Compacts available in the market.


Nikon J1 vs Sony NEX C3
But Sony Alpha NEX-C3 16 MP available only at Price $599.00 at Amazon have better sensor score and low price compared to Nikon J1 (Price $649.00) camera

Nikon V1 ISO Test

Before we start, a quick reminder  -  Nikon V1 and Nikon J1 features same 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and Expeed 3 dual core image processor (See Nikon V1 vs Nikon J1).

Nikon V1 ISO test is done by FOCUS NUMERIQUE, Nikon V1 different ISO result was compared with Nikon P7100, E-P3, G3, NEX-5.

Nikon V1 and J1 low ISO test

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Nikon V1 is showing noise even at base ISO, Nikon P7100 (compact camera) result are better compared to V1 at ISO 200.

Nikon V1 and J1 high ISO test

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At high sensitivity test (above ISO 800 to 6400) the Nikon V1 is doing much better than the Nikon P7100 and Olympus E-P3(m 4/3), but also shows lower performance compared to Panasonic G3 (m 4/3) and Sony NEX-5N (APS-C).

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