Nikon have revealed their long-awaited mirrorless camera, the Nikon 1 V1. And judging by the impressive specsheet, it’s been well worth the wait.
A tough camera that remains relatively compact despite its tech-heavy credentials, the Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens (A-CIL) V1 is unlike anything Nikon have ever put out.
A HD viewfinder highlights the new mirrorless direction, backed by a 10.1MP CX-format (13.2 x 8.8mm) CMOS sensor, making shooting in low light conditions hassle free.
The camera is compatible with the company’s new range of 1-Mount lenses, with four available at launch, and one included depending on how much cash you’re looking to splash. A proprietary Nikon external flash can also be attached too.
HD video recording features at full 1080p resolution, with 30fps and 60fps, and slow-motion modes available. A continuous still shooting mode at 60fps is also available if you keep the shutter button held down.
Two new shooting modes run across the new Nikon range. Motion Snapshot is an interesting idea, taking a still image alongside a slow motion clip to develop what looks like a moving photo. The most useful mode though will likely prove to be the Smart Photo Selector, shooting 20 high res photos quickly, then picking what the camrea feels is the best five depending on lighting, facial expressions, framing and focus.
Available in the UK from October 2011, the Nikon 1 V1 starts at Ł829.99 for the 10-30mm kit, available in black or white. Scroll down for some more shots of the snapper.