Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of V1 vs S1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

Reviews from,,, and 3 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Nikon 1 S1 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon 1 S1  based on its image quality.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon 1 V1 vs S1

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon 1 V1
346 ISO
Nikon 1 S1
397 ISO

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Nikon 1 V1
21.3 bits
Nikon 1 S1
21.4 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Nikon 1 V1
11.0 ev
Nikon 1 S1
11.1 ev

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 V1  vs S1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon 1 V1
10 MP
Nikon 1 S1
10 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon 1 V1
6,400 ISO
Nikon 1 S1
6,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon 1 V1
11.6 microns
Nikon 1 S1
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon 1 V1  vs S1 

With an essentially grip-less design, the Nikon V1 is very much a two-handed affair that requires you to hold the camera's weight in the left hand, clutching the lens, and use your right hand for balance and operating the controls.
Nikon 1 V1

We found that the Nikon V1's multi-purpose Matrix metering mode performs very well and isn't easily tricked into under or over exposure by bright or dark areas in the scene.
Nikon 1 V1


7.5 Out of 10
7.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nikon 1 V1  vs
Megapixels 10 MP 10 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592 3872 x 2592
Size Nikon CX Nikon CX
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 2.7x 2.7x
Pixel size 11.6 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Phase detection
Focus points 135 135
Supports continuous No Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/16000 s 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 113 x 76 x 43.5 mm 102 x 61 x 30 mm
Thickness 43.5 mm 30 mm
Weight 294 g 240 g
Is weather sealed No No


Nikon 1 V1  vs
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video Yes Yes


Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 460 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes No
Type Electronic N/A
Coverage 100% N/A


Is a smart camera No No
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