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Nikon J1 and V1 Camera

Nikon has released its Nikon 1 Series camera in India. The starting line of models is Nikon V1 and Nikon J1 cameras. This time you can buy the camera directly from Nikon stores in India. Equipped with mirrorless-interchangeable lens the camera offers professional solution for photographers. Both models are equipped with enhanced photography features. Nikon V1 offers better support to advance photographers. It is meant for professional photography while Nikon J1 is good for novice. There are certain common features fitted in both the cameras. But they differ on the base of usage and camera less support. Though the price is a bit high but this can be good news for passionate photographers. Even because of similar features it does not means that both camera are identical. There is great difference in design and features. Both cameras are designed on the base of users needs. Comparison to the design Nikon J1 is much thinner than Nikon V1. Nikon J1 is a camera which is made for basic needs of photography. While Nikon V1 is a bit more advance camera.

Nikon has released its Nikon 1 Series camera in India. The starting line of models is Nikon V1 and Nikon J1 cameras. This time you can buy the camera directly from Nikon stores in India. Equipped with mirrorless-interchangeable lens the camera offers professional solution for photographers. Both models are equipped with enhanced photography features. Nikon V1 offers better support to advance photographers. It is meant for professional photography while Nikon J1 is good for novice. There are certain common features fitted in both the cameras. But they differ on the base of usage and camera less support. Though the price is a bit high but this can be good news for passionate photographers. Even because of similar features it does not means that both camera are identical. There is great difference in design and features. Both cameras are designed on the base of users needs. Comparison to the design Nikon J1 is much thinner than Nikon V1. Nikon J1 is a camera which is made for basic needs of photography. While Nikon V1 is a bit more advance camera.

This series is entirely new which does not own any older feature but advance features. Equipped with better shooting qualities it is worth to give a try. These cameras have hybridAF system. This system allows the camera to combine phase and contrast detection methods. So you can capture fast moving images in a much better way in comparison to other cameras. This is a remarkable change done to the products. Also you can shoot with a speed of 60fps for better video quality. Along with this to expand your creativity Nikon offers you a complete set of application that can be used to customize the photos. The first is a movie editor called as Short Movie Creator. It has a very easy to use interface where you can create your own movie by dragging and dropping videos on it. You can create a set of video and add them up to make a single DVD out of it. Other than this it is possible to add visual effects and music in the background. Like other traditional tools Nikons Short Movie Creator is also very effective. Later on you can share all the created movies on your favorite Video sharing site. One more tool which is called as ViewNX 2 gives you a number of option to edit your images. It is a complete image manager tool.

Nikon J1 - Starts at Rs. 43, 950


Nikon J1 might be an entry level but the features are provided for professional work. I found a huge list of features on the official site of Nikon which I trimmed to the most needed part. The list of features is really high which easily convince a consumer to buy this camera or not. If you are in much technical reading then you can have a look on the features list. Nikon J1 is the youngest model range mirrorless Nikon cameras 1. It is officially recognized as the fastest camera in the world and is capable of delivering up to 60 full-size images per second at 10 megapixel resolution and shoots video at up to 1,200 frames per second. There are number of colors available in J1 model. As seen from the performance, the camera has an average screen resolution of 460,000 pixels, different amazing speed burst shooting and fairly small size. I am glad of the company and the refusal to participate in the megapixel race. Nikon has a J1 with 10 megapixels, the pixels of the matrix and hence more and more sensitive.

The camera body is rectangular, rounded on the sides of the face that resembles the design of the old rangefinder cameras. This device looks modern and beautiful. The top of the camera is only one button on-off button, shutter button and the video recording. It works from any shooting mode. On the back of the camera is a 3-inch display and controls the device. There is a comfortable rubber grip for comfortable island. Still no hands on the camera there, so even a small focus will be very useful for a comfortable grip. The screen quality is good. The camera is built on a new standard size sensor. Nikon calls the new crop factor CX. Flagship company called matrix FX, and sensors with crop factor APS-C called the DX. In addition the company introduced the lens zoom lenses NIKKOR VR 30-110 mm f / 3,8-5,6, the lens-NIKKOR VR pancake 10mm f/2.8 and a powerful zoom with a versatile electric NIKKOR VR 10-100 mm F / 4,5 - 5,6. The latter is also recommended for shooting video.
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Re: Nikon J1 and V1 Camera

Nikon can do a J1 photos at up to 60 frames per second in full resolution of 10 megapixels, and shooting into the buffer starts when the shutter button is half-squeezed. Unlike older models, the camera only has an electronic shutter, which resulted in ultra short exposures in 1/16000 seconds. This is an absolute record in the class mirrorless system cameras.

Features :
  • Motion Snapshot: The Motion Snapshot has brought to life new photographic, cinematic expression perfect for capturing your precious moments.
  • Smart Photo Selector: When shooting fast-moving subjects, you may find it difficult to keep them within the frame or you may miss a fantastic photo opportunity due to the subject's unpredictable movements. With Nikon's Smart Photo Selector, you will never miss those picture perfect moments again.
  • Fastest AF x Most Focus Points in the World : The world's shortest shooting time lag and can choose any of 73 focus points when using the single-point AF mode from user settings.
  • World's fastest continuous shooting, Max.10fps in AF-A mode / Max.60fps in AF-S mode: You can change the shooting speed to 30fps and 60fps by changing the settings from the shooting menu.
  • Image Quality: The newly developed CMOS image sensor, with an effective pixel count of 10.1 megapixels, is the world's first* image sensor created that implements phase-detection AF.
  • Active D-Lightning: Nikon's Active D-Lighting optimizes the balance of high contrast scenes to restore details often lost under strong lighting, allowing you to capture scenes with optimal results.
  • Picture Control: Picture Control is Nikon's unique system that enables you to flexibly control and adjust the image settings to suit your preferences. You can choose from among 6 different settings: Vivid, Monochrome, Neutral, Standard, Landscape, and Portrait.
  • Full HD Movie: With the Nikon 1, you can now shoot high-resolution still images, while shooting high-quality, full HD movies (1080/60i) simultaneously
  • Slow Motion Movie :Movie function at 400fps you can capture the dynamic spray of sand thrown up by a four wheeler, and at 1,200fps you can capture every spark of a fireworks display. With this camera's Slow Motion Movie, you can make new discoveries everywhere you look.
  • Simple to Use: Nikon 1represents the pinnacle of usability. We have intuitively simplified the functions on the mode dial. It is selectable only from four main functions: Still image mode, Movie mode, Motion Snapshot mode, and Smart Photo Selector mode.
  • Scene Auto Selector: Most of the functions Nikon 1 is equipped with are automatic, freeing you from complicated operations so that you can focus on taking the shot.
  • Built-in Flash: Nikon 1 J1 comes with an i-TTL built-in flash (Guide Number: approx. 5 [ISO 100m]). With the slow-sync mode, you can capture both the beautifully lit nightscape and the subject at optimal exposure levels.
  • A super-silent, electronic shutter: When shooting with the electronic shutter, you can change the settings to turn off the electronic sounds of the shutter, AF and self-timer. Now you can shoot in stage theaters and other quiet settings without making a sound.
  • LCD monitor with crystal clear resolution: The Nikon 1 J1 is equipped with an approx. 460k-dot, 3-inch LCD monitor with protection glass and a wide viewing angle.
  • High-performance dust reduction: The Nikon 1 J1 uses a glass dust shield.
Specification:
  • Lens: Nikon 1 mount. Approx. 2.7 x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent); Nikon CX format. 10.1 million Effective pixels. 1 NIKKOR lenses for 1 mount
  • Sensor: 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor. Dust shield glass
  • Image size (pixels): Still images (still image and Smart Photo Selector modes, aspect ratio 3: 2) [ 3,872 x 2,592 / 2,896 x 1,944 / 1,936 x 1,296 ]. Still images (movie
  • mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9) [ 3,840 x 2,160 (1080/60i), 1,920 x 1,080 (1080/30p) , 1,280 x 720 (720/60p) ]. Still images (Motion Snapshot mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9) [ 3,840 x 2,160 ]
  • File format: NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed. JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx.1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16)compression. NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats. DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
  • Media: SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
  • Shooting modes: still image (3 : 2), Smart Photo Selector (3 : 2), movie (HD 16 : 9, slow motion 8 : 3), Motion Snapshot (16 : 9)
  • Speed: 1/16,000-30s in steps of 1/3 EV Bulb; Time(requires optional ML-L3 remote control). Hybrid autofocus (phase detection /contrast detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
  • Maximum recording time: 1080/60i(20 minutes),1080/30p(20 minutes),720/60p(29 minutes) in MOV format. H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding & AAC recording by Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable.
  • LCD: 7.5cm/3-in., approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
  • Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB & Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
  • Battery Life: Still images approx. 230 and Movies approx. 70 minutes of HD footage at 1080/60i
Nikon V1 - Starts at Rs. 29,950


Nikon V1 is an advance camera which offers a higher feature than J1. If you are really serious about photography then you must go for the same and also care to choose the right lens kit for it. It offers you 60 frames per second to capture high quality moving images. It is possible to capture twenty images from a single click and distill the five most beautiful, all obviously automatically (this is what Nikon called Smart Photo Selector). Or create a miniclip suggest that while we are busy doing other things. This is called the Motion Snapshot, a shooting mode that allows you to associate with every shot a movie that captures the slow second before and after the second click. Ideal when it comes to your child that you take out his first candle.
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Re: Nikon J1 and V1 Camera

Another good feature of Nikon V1 is selection of photos. Need to hold down the shutter button and hold the camera in space. The camera will select the top five (in her opinion) shots. Selection is based on the composition of photos, focal length, and position of certain individuals and the exposure of people pictures. And, of course, Nikon and Nikon V1 1 J1 are able to shoot videos in Full HD resolution at 30 frames per second (progressive) and 60 frames per second (interlaced). Shooting HD-video at 60 fps is possible with progressive scan. But the interesting thing - slow-motion modes. Both cameras allow you to save clips at up to 1,200 frames per second, however, in the appropriate resolution of 320 x 120 pixels. If you increase the resolution to 640x240, you get the results in 400 fps - a wide open space to capture events in slow motion. There is no doubt that the characteristics of the devices were impressive even by professional standards.

Features:
  • Motion Snapshot: The Motion Snapshot has brought to life new photographic, cinematic expression perfect for capturing your precious moments.
  • Smart Photo Selector: When shooting fast-moving subjects, you may find it difficult to keep them within the frame or you may miss a fantastic photo opportunity due to the subject's unpredictable movements. With Nikon's Smart Photo Selector, you will never miss those picture perfect moments again.
  • Fastest AF x Most Focus Points in the World : The world's shortest shooting time lag and can choose any of 73 focus points when using the single-point AF mode from user settings.
  • World's fastest continuous shooting, Max.10fps in AF-A mode / Max.60fps in AF-S mode: You can change the shooting speed to 30fps and 60fps by changing the settings from the shooting menu.
  • Image Quality: The newly developed CMOS image sensor, with an effective pixel count of 10.1 megapixels, is the world's first* image sensor created that implements phase-detection AF.
  • Active D-Lightning: Nikon's Active D-Lighting optimizes the balance of high contrast scenes to restore details often lost under strong lighting, allowing you to capture scenes with optimal results.
  • Picture Control: Picture Control is Nikon's unique system that enables you to flexibly control and adjust the image settings to suit your preferences. You can choose from among 6 different settings: Vivid, Monochrome, Neutral, Standard, Landscape, and Portrait.
  • Full HD Movie: Nikon 1's phase-detection AF follows the subject, keeping it in focus at all times. Even while you are shooting a movie, you can capture high resolution still images without interruption and without changing the mode dial. Whether it is photographs or movies.
  • Slow Motion Movie: Movie function at 400fps you can capture the dynamic spray of sand thrown up by a four wheeler, and at 1,200fps you can capture every spark of a fireworks display. With this camera's Slow Motion Movie, you can make new discoveries everywhere you look.
  • Simple to Use: Nikon 1represents the pinnacle of usability. We have intuitively simplified the functions on the mode dial. It is selectable only from four main functions: Still image mode, Movie mode, Motion Snapshot mode, and Smart Photo Selector mode.
  • Scene Auto Selector: Most of the functions Nikon 1 is equipped with are automatic, freeing you from complicated operations so that you can focus on taking the shot.
  • High-resolution, high-contrast electronic viewfinder: The Nikon 1 V1 features an ample 1.44M-dot high-resolution electronic viewfinder with approx.100% frame coverage. The exclusive color filter prevents color breakup. The EVF effectively and seamlessly reproduces moving subjects.
  • LCD monitor with crystal clear resolution: The Nikon 1 V1 is equipped with an approx. 920k-dot, 3-inch LCD monitor with protection glass and a wide viewing angle.
  • A super-silent, electronic shutter: When shooting with the electronic shutter, you can change the settings to turn off the electronic sounds of the shutter, AF and self-timer. Now you can shoot in stage theaters and other quiet settings without making a sound.
  • High-performance dust reduction: Nikon V1 uses Image Sensor Cleaning, a vibrating image sensor that removes dust by shaking it off.
Specification:
  • Lens: Nikon 1 mount / Approx. 2.7 x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent); Nikon CX format. 1 NIKKOR lenses for 1 mount
  • Sensor: 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor / 10.1 million Effective Pixel
  • Image Size: Smart Photo Selector modes [ 3,872 x 2,592 / 2,896 x 1,944 / 1,936 x 1,296 ] Movie mode [ 3,840 x 2,160 (1080/60i) / 1,920 x 1,080 (1080/30p) / 1,280 x 720 (720/60p) ] Motion Snapshot mode [ 3,840 x 2,160 ]
  • File format: NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed. JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1: 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16)compression. NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
  • Picture Control system: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
  • Media & File System: SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
  • Electronic viewfinder: 0.47-in., approx. 1440k-dot color TFT LCD viewfinder with control and brightness adjustment.
  • Shooting modes: still image (3 : 2), Smart Photo Selector (3 : 2), movie (HD 16 : 9, slow motion 8 : 3), Motion Snapshot (16 : 9)
  • Focus: Single-point AF: 135 focus areas / Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas. Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing A (AE-L/AF-L) button
  • Flash mode: Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain with slow sync
  • Maximum recording time: 1080/60i(20 minutes),1080/30p(20 minutes),720/60p(29 minutes) in Mov format. H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding & AAC Audio recording LCD: 7.5 cm/3-in., approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
  • Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB. Type C mini-pin HDMI connector. Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter).
  • Battery Life: Still images approx. 400, or 35 0 with SB-N5 and Movies approx. 120 minutes of HD footage at 1080/60i
Conclusion

For the fastest recording footage is better to use SDXC-cards. Nikon is also economical in the image processing capabilities directly into the camera. Only the image cropping and trimming of films are possible. As image enhancement, it has only the Active D-Lighting done in the camera. After all, can be alternatively or additionally store JPEG and RAW files, so that is a professional photo editing of recordings on the PC nothing in the way. Low and noise and peaceful feature allow you to capture photos of your choice.

Later on you are provided with full featured editing tools also that can be used to customize the photos. All in all both models are nice and comes top of like list. But there might some concern with the price and there is no update yet on the same. Nikon J1 and V1 are good alternative for DSLR cameras.
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