Why compromise when you want to travel light? The Nikon 1 V2 ensures you don’t have to.

With a 14.2-megapixel super high-speed AF CMOS sensor, high ISO, and direct access to manual controls, you get detailed images just the way you want them even in low light.

Combining speed, power, and precision in a seriously small body, this is a versatile main camera and a great second camera that you’ll end up putting first more often than you’d expect.

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Key features

Portable Nikon 1 system

Small body and compact lenses in classic black or white. Crafted to bring new levels of speed and intelligence to the way you capture your world.

Portable Nikon 1 system

Super high-speed AF CMOS sensor

Focuses faster and more accurately than ever before. The 14.2-megapixel resolution and high ISO (160 to 6400) enable detailed images in low light.

Super high-speed AF CMOS sensor


Nikon’s next-generation dual processing engine processes images at an incredible 850 megapixels per second for unparalleled performance in any situation.


Advanced hybrid AF (autofocus) system

Advanced hybrid AF (autofocus) system

Focuses so fast you can capture moments without delay. Instantly switches between a 73-point phase-detection AF system and a 135-point contrast-detect AF system.

60 fps continuous shooting

60 fps continuous shooting

Make full use of the camera’s AF system to capture full-resolution images at up to 15 fps¹. Or focus on one spot and capture full-resolution images at up to 60 fps².

Full creative control

Full creative control

Quickly access PSAM exposure controls via the mode dial on top of the camera. Rotate the command dial and adjust settings without taking your eye away from the viewfinder.

Live Image Control: capture photos the way you intend to. Easily adjust settings and see the results in real time. Whether you want to freeze action or blur backgrounds to make subjects stand out, simply rotate the command dial and adjust the control bars that appear next to your image.

Tough portability: the lightweight body boasts a durable magnesium alloy front. The shutter unit has been tested to 100,000 cycles for superior speed and reliability. The large grip facilitates a steady hold for more comfortable shooting in any situation.

Clear shooting: benefit from a stable view with the high-performance 1440k-dot EVF (electronic viewfinder) located along the optical axis. See every detail with the 7.5 cm (3.0-in.), 921k-dot LCD monitor with wide viewing angle.

The right light: get extra light when you need it, thanks to the built-in flash. Add a creative touch to images, by controlling the quality and direction of the light with the compact and powerful SB-N7 Speedlight flash unit.

Motion Snapshot: bring your stills to life in just one click! The camera instantly creates a “living image” that starts with a slow-motion movie of the moments before you fully press the shutter button, and ends with the photo itself. Saved as a single file that’s easy to share on any platform.

Best Moment Capture: always get the best shot. Smart Photo Selector takes up to 20 high-resolution images and recommends up to five of the best. Slow View captures up to 40 continuous shots and simultaneously displays them in slow motion on the LCD screen so you can select the exact moment you want to keep.

Movie magic: get the best out of two worlds and capture full-resolution photos (aspect ratio 3:2) while filming a Full HD movie. Shoot in advanced movie mode and you can record in extreme slow motion or use PSAM controls to determine shutter speed and aperture.

Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1b: transfer images directly from your camera to any smartphone or tablet³. Share moments with ease, view images on a larger screen, or even use the adapter to control the camera remotely via your device.

1 NIKKOR interchangeable lenses: cover practically every type of scene with lenses that are all optimized for movie recording and boast a compact design for superior portability. Enjoy superior low-light images and beautiful bokeh with the fast 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lens.

FT1 Mount Adapter: use any NIKKOR SLR lens simply by attaching the FT1 mount adapter to your Nikon 1 camera’s 1-mount. If you use AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR lenses, you can still make full use of the incredible Nikon 1 advanced hybrid autofocus system⁴.

Multi accessory port: expand your shooting options further. Take control of the light with the compact SB-N7 Speedlight flash. Tag your images with the tiny GP-N100 GPS unit. Make high-quality sound recordings with the ME-1 Stereo Microphone.


¹ For full-size images, you can shoot at approx. 15 fps for up to 45 frames.

² For full-size images, you can shoot at approx. 60 fps for up to 40 frames. Focus mode is set at AF-S; focus and exposure for the first frame is fixed.

³ Compatible with smart devices using Android OS and iOS. A Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility that can be downloaded for free from Google Play and the App Store must be installed on the smart device prior to use.

⁴ AF conditions. AF General: autofocus is available with compatible lenses, but the camera may not focus accurately due to differences between F-mount and I-mount systems. P mode: using P mode, which ensures accurate focusing, is recommended. A, S, and M modes: when using these modes, the camera may not focus accurately, particularly at or near maximum aperture. M and A modes: please see an explanation of clarifying restrictions on functions and operation in the user’s manual. Enlargement of the monitor for focusing is not a default setting in M and A modes. Manual operation is required. Enlarged display is returned to normal display by manual operation or after a specific period of time. VR is available, but the effect will be reduced by one stop.

Technical Specifications

TypeDigital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mountNikon 1 mount
Effective angle of viewApprox. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Effective pixels14.2 million
Image sensor13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
Dust-reduction systemImage sensor cleaning
Storage - Image sizeStill images (auto, P, S, A, M, best moment capture modes; aspect ratio 3 : 2): 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 2304, 2304 x 1536; Still images (advanced movie mode; aspect ratio 3 : 2):4608 x 3072 (1080/60i, 1080/30p), 1280 x 856 (720/60p, 720/30p); Still images (Motion Snapshots; aspect ratio 16 : 9): 4608 x 2592
Storage file formatsNEF (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
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
Eyepoint18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment-3 - +2 m-1
Eye sensorCamera switches to viewfinder display when it detects that viewfinder is in use
Shooting modesAuto, P (programmed auto), S (shutter-priority auto), A (aperture-priority auto), M (manual), best moment capture (slow view and Smart Photo Selector), advanced movie (HD and slow motion), Motion Snapshot
Shutter typeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic shutter
Shutter speedMechanical shutter: 1/4000-30 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); Note: Bulb and Time end automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Flash sync speedMechanical shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/250 s or slower; Electronic shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower
Release modeSingle frame, continuous, self-timer, remote
Frame advance rateApproximately 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps
Self-timer2 s, 10 s
Remote control modesDelayed remote (2 s); quick-response remote
Exposure meteringTTL metering using image sensor
Exposure meteringMatrix; Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame; Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Exposure meteringP (programmed auto with flexible program); S (shutter-priority auto); A (aperture-priority auto); M (manual); scene auto selector
Exposure compensation-3 - +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV (user controlled in P, S, and A modes)
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at metered value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivityISO 160-6400 in steps of 1 EV; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 160-6400, 160-3200, 160-800) available (user controlled in P, S, A, and M modes)
Active D-LightingOn, off
AutofocusHybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servoAutofocus (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 modeSingle-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF; 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
Built-in flashRaised by pressing flash button
Guide NumberApprox. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
Flash controli-TTL flash control using image sensor
Flash modesFill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync
Flash compensation-3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when flash 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
Movie - metering methodMatrix; 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 and movies recorded in auto, P, S, A, and M modes (aspect ratio 16 : 9): 1920 x 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s 1), 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps), 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps), 1280 x 720/30p (29.97 fps); Slow-motion movies (aspect ratio 8 : 3): 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps), 320 x 120/1200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps); Motion Snapshot (aspect ratio 16 : 9): 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps) 1 Sensor output is about 60 fps.
Movie - file formatMOV
Movie - 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
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, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
BatteryOne rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL21 battery
AC adapterEH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5D power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket1/4-in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 107.8 x 81.6 x 45.9 mm (4.2 x 3.2 x 1.8 in.), excluding projections; thickness of body (from mount to monitor) is 33.2 mm (1.3 in.)
WeightApprox. 338 g (11.9 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 278 g (9.8 oz), camera body only
Operating environment - temperature0 °C-40 °C (+32 °F-104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesEN-EL21 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-28 battery charger, BF-N1000 body cap, BS-N3000 multi accessory port cover, UC-E19 USB cable, AN-N1000 strap, ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator CD, User's Manual, Reference manual CD


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