After a long wait by Indian market, Nikon has finally launched its two mirrorless camera’s i.e., Nikon V1 and Nikon J1, they together forms the Nikon 1 series of Digital cameras. Nikon V1 and J1 are already available in other countries and were launched to mark its entry into mirrorless interchangeable lens market worldwide. While Nikon V1 is more targetted towards professional users Nikon J1 is an entry level model for normal users . Also, Nikon V1 is priced at Rs. 43, 950 and Nikon J1 will cost you around Rs. 29,950. If we go by the specification there is no such major difference between the two as both of them house a 10 MP 1-inch CMOS sensor and an EXPEED 3 processor for fast image processing.
Both the models are meant for targeting different aspect of users requirement. Nikon J1 is more slim than its counterpart Nikon V1, where V1 comes with an electronic viewfinder and with high resolution screen, Nikon J1 is equipped with built-in flash. Both Nikon V1 and J1 features “Hybrid” AF(Auto focus) system which unites the Phase and Contrast Detection methods, which helps you take the best shot even when the object is moving. A super powerful EXPEED 3 processor comes packed with it to shoot frames at 60fps, which is an unsual feature for a mirrorless camera. Here goes the specification for both the Cameras.
- 10MP CMOS sensor , 1-inch(13.2 x 8.8mm)
- Hybrid AF system 135 points
- Shooting Rate at 60fps, 30fps and 10fps
- 1920 x 1080 (60i) video recording
- ISO sensitivity - ISO 100-3200
- Built-in Flash and Electronic shutter (For Nikon J1)
- Electronic Shutter and Mechanical Shutter (For Nikon V1)
- 1.4M dot Electronic Viewfinder (Nikon V1)
- Formats Supported – NEF RAW, JPG, H.264/MPEG-4 & MOV
Nikon V1 features both Mechanical and Electronic shutter, an electronic shutter allows you to shoot frames at different rates( like 60fps, 30fps and 10fps) by switching to different shutters while a electronic shutter restricts you to take shots at 1/60th of a second a mechanical shutter allows you to take shots at 1/250th of a second. Both the cameras features a conversion factor of 2.7x and a HD video recording capability at 1920x1080p (60i), the camera also has the capability to record in slow and super-slow motion at 640 x 240 at 400fps and 320 x 120 at 1200fps.
Nikon V1 has an advantage over J1 as it has an additional port to connect any speedlight device or GPS. Both Nikon V1 and J1 are moderate mirrorless cameras with some attractive functionality, possess medium range specification and are designed very slim and sleek.