Built from the scratch to offer still image and video recording without compromise, the portable Nikon 1 V1 will propel your photography forward in ways you could never have imagined.

With an astonishingly fast AF CMOS sensor, clever shooting modes, strong low-light performance and a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, it offers all you need to capture standout stills and movies.


Revolutionary AF CMOS sensor: focuses faster and more accurately than ever before

High-speed continuous shooting: shoot full-resolution images at up to 60 fps

Portable system: small, iconic-looking body and interchangeable lenses

High-resolution electronic viewfinder: offers a clear, stable view

Groundbreaking shooting modes: Motion Snapshot and Smart Photo Selector

Key features

Nikon 1: A quick, intelligent and portable camera system. Boasts a dedicated range of compact 1 NIKKOR interchangeable lenses and system accessories. Crafted to bring new levels of speed, simplicity and enjoyment to the way you capture your world.

Bright 1440k-dot electronic viewfinder: cleverly housed in the camera’s compact body. Delivers a clear, stable view and 100% frame coverage for sharp, steady shooting, even in bright sunlight. The camera automatically senses when you’re using the viewfinder and switches LCD screen off.

CX-format CMOS image sensor: offers the ideal balance between system size, speed, light sensitivity, resolution and depth-of-field. Delvers superb color reproduction, 100-6400 (extended) ISO, RAW shooting and 10.1 megapixel resolution. Incorporates a dust reduction system for spot-free images.

EXPEED 3 image processor: engineered to deliver unparalleled levels of speed and performance in any situation. Equipped with two powerful engines that can process images at an incredible 600 megapixels a second. Offers superior noise reduction and enables the camera’s groundbreaking shooting modes.

Revolutionary Autofocus system: instantly switches between 73-point Phase-Detection AF system and 135-point Contrast Detect AF system for sharp movies and stills in any situation. And with Phase-Detection AF available during movie recording, you get sharply focused action scenes every time.

Blazingly fast continuous shot: keeps subjects in focus while you shoot the action. Lets you capture full resolution images at up to 60fps with fixed-point AF, and at up to 10fps with Adaptive AF*3.

Motion Snapshot: brings your stills to life in a click. Harnesses the camera’s processing speed to simultaneously record a slow motion movie and a still image. As soon as you’ve taken your shot it instantly combines the two to create a ‘living image’ and capture a moment in time as never before.

Smart Photo Selector: always gets the best shot. Uses pre-post capture technology to shoot 20 high-resolution images before and after you release the shutter. Saves your ‘best’ five shots for you to choose from. Images are recommended based on facial expression, composition and focus.

Advanced movie recording: capture high-resolution photos*1 while filming, or shoot in extreme slow motion. You can record full HD movies at 60 and 30 fps and Phase-detection AF, which is quick to focus on movement, is available during recording. Offers 60i, 60p and 30p frame rates.

Take total control: with Exposure Modes (P/S/A/M), and access to key settings that let you control aperture and shutter speed so even experienced photographers wont be left wanting. Boasts a range of Picture Controls that let you set the look and mood of your stills or movies before shooting.

Smart design: boasts a strong yet lightweight body available in iconic black or white, with magnesium alloy re-enforced parts. Compact and portable, it packs a 7.5 cm (3-in.), 920k-dot LCD monitor with wide viewing angle and protective glass.

1 NIKKOR interchangeable lenses: the family of 1 NIKKOR lenses cover practically every type of scene, are all optimized for movie recording and boast a compact design for superior portability.

Mount Adapter FT1: attaches to the camera’s 1-mount to let you use any NIKKOR SLR lens. And if you use AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR lenses you can still make full use of the incredible Nikon 1 autofocus system*2.

Multi-accessory port: expands your shooting options further. The compact SB-N5 Speedlight flash can be rotated vertically or horizontally to bounce light off the ceiling or walls. The tiny GP-N100 GPS unit is a great way to make sure you can always tag your images to the right location.

Nikon 1 Short Movie Creator: automatically creates short movies from your still images and movie footage. Incredibly easy-to-use, it preserves the quality of every photo or frame of footage you shoot. Movies can be up to 30 minutes long and you have a range of styles to choose from.


*1 Full resolution images in movie mode (aspect ratio 16:9) 3,840 x 2,160 (1,080/60i).

*2 For accurate information about compatibility with F-mount NIKKOR lenses, please refer to the manual.

*3 With default settings, you can shoot at a high speed of 10fps by pressing the shutter-release button down all the way. While shooting, the camera will focus on the subject within the AF area in the center of the screen. Face-priority AF is not available. You can adjust the shooting speed to 30 fps and 60 fps by changing the camera settings in the menu.

Technical Specifications

TypeDigital camera with interchangeable lenses
Lens mountNikon 1 mount
Effective angle of viewApprox. 2.7× lens focal length (Nikon CX format)
Effective pixels10.1 million
Image sensor13.2 mm × 8.8 mm CMOS sensor
Dust-reduction systemImage sensor cleaning
Image size (pixels)Still images (still image and Smart Photo Selector modes, aspect ratio 3 : 2) • 3,872 × 2,592 • 2,896 × 1,944 • 1,936 × 1,296 Still images (movie mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9) • 3,840 × 2,160 (1080/60i) • 1,920 × 1,080 (1080/30p) • 1,280 × 720 (720/60p) Still images(Motion Snapshot mode, aspect ratio 16:9) • 3,840 x 2,160
Storage file formats• 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 SystemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Storage mediaSD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
File systemDCF (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
Viewfinder0.47-in., approx. 1440k-dot color TFT LCD viewfinder with diopter control and brightness adjustment
Frame coverageApprox. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Eyepoint17 mm (–1.0 m–1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment–3–+1 m–1
Eye sensorCamera switches to viewfinder display when it detects that viewfinder is in use
Shooting modesstill image (3 : 2), Smart Photo Selector (3 : 2), movie (HD 16 : 9, slow motion 8 : 3), Motion Snapshot (16 : 9)
Compatible lenses1 NIKKOR lenses for 1 mount
Shutter typeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane mechanical shutter; electronic shutter
Shutter speed• Mechanical shutter: 1/4,000–30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control) • Electronic shutter: 1/16,000–30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speed• Mechanical shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/250 s or slower • Electronic shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower
Release mode• Single frame, continuous • Mechanical, Electronic, Electronic (Hi) • Self-timer, delayed remote, quick-response remote, interval timer shooting
Frame advance rate1• Electronic (Hi): Approx. 10, 30, or 60 fps • Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual focus, S Shutter-priority auto or M Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values)
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s
Remote control modesDelayed remote (2 s); quick-response remote
Exposure meteringTTL metering using image sensor
Metering method• Matrix • Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame • Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
ModeProgrammed auto with flexible program; shutterpriority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual; scene auto selector
Exposure compensation–3–+3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at metered value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivityISO 100–3200 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) above ISO 3200; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100–3200, 100–800, 100–400) available
Active D-LightingOn, off
AutofocusHybrid auto focus (phase detection/contrast detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo• Auto focus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); full-time AF (AF-F) • Manual focus (MF)
AF-area modeSingle-point, auto-area, subject tracking
AF-area mode• Single-point AF: 135 focus areas • Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing AE-L/ AF-L button
Face-priority AFOn, off
Flash controli-TTL flash control using image sensor available with optional SB-N5 flash unit
Flash modesFill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain with slow sync
Flash compensation–3–+1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when optional flash unit is fully charged
White balanceAuto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie - meteringTTL metering using image sensor
Metering method• Matrix • Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame • Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rateHD movies • 1,920 × 1,080/60i (59.94 fields/s2) • 1,920 × 1,080/30p (29.97 fps) • 1,280 × 720/60p (59.94 fps) Slow-motion movies • 640 × 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) • 320 × 120/1,200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) Movies recorded in still image mode 1,072 X 720/60p(59.94fps)(plays at 24p/23.976fps) Motion Snapshot 1,920 X 1,080/60p(59.94fps) (plays at 24p/23.976fps)
Movie - maximum recording time1080/60i (20 minutes), 1080/30p (20 minutes), 720/60p (29 minutes)
Storage file formatsMOV
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording formatAAC
Movie - audio recording deviceBuilt-in or optional external ME-1 stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor7.5 cm/3-in., approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
Video outputNTSC, PAL
HDMI outputType C mini-pin HDMI connector
Multi accessory portUsed for designated accessories
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Supported languagesArabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
BatteryOne rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
AC adapterEH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket1/4-in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 113 × 76 × 43.5 mm/4.4 × 3 × 1.7 in., excluding projections; thickness of body (from mount to monitor) is 36 mm/1.4 in.
WeightApprox. 383 g/13.5 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 294 g/10.4 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment - temperatureTemperature: 0–40 °C/+32–104 °F Humidity: less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesEN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-25 battery charger, UC-E6 USB cable, EG-CP14 audio/vldeo cable, AN-N1000 strap, BF-N1000 body cap, BS-N1000 multi accessory port cover, ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator CD
Still imagesApproximately 400, or 350 with SB-N5
Movie - file formatApproximately 120 minutes of HD footage at 1080/60i
  1. Around 34 frames at shooting speed of 10fps; around 30 frames if shooting speed is set at 30fps and 60fps. As determined by Nikon performance tests.
  2. Sensor output is about 60 fps.

  • Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at an ambient temperature of 20°C (68°F).
  • Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in this manual at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain.


Zoom lens kit

The Zoom lens kit with the lightweight 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 standard lens is a great way to ensure you can capture superb shots on the go.

Whatever the day brings, the 3x zoom lens with wide-angle capability covers most commonly used focal lengths and Vibration Reduction ensures you’ll always capture sharp stills and steady movies.

Double zoom kit

The Double zoom kit includes the lightweight 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens and the compact 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 telephoto zoom lens.

Both lenses boast Vibration Reduction for sharp stills and steady movies, and their combined range covers everything from daily snapshots to intimate portraits or distant subjects.

Double lens kit

The portable Double lens kit includes the thin and fast 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens and the compact 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 3x zoom lens.

Offers the versatility to experiment with dramatic wide-angles or capture everyday scenes. Both lenses are optimized for movie recording and offer smooth aperture adjustment when filming.

Slim lens kit

When you want to travel light, the Slim lens kit with the ultra-thin 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 fast wide-angle lens is ideal.

The lens’ quality optics ensure you can always go wide and stay sharp; its slim construction makes it easy to slip into any bag. Perfect if you want to get creative with dramatic wide-angles or make cramped interiors seem spacious.