Superior Operability

Get the most out of the Nikon 1 S1 with feature menu

The Nikon 1 S1 allows you to operate easily and intuitively using the GUI (Graphic User Interface). It boasts a rotating multi selector on the screen that lets you choose the shooting mode of your choice and further options of the feature menu. With the dual selector which can be switched simply by pressing left or right, the abundant features of the Nikon1 S1 are made so easy to access.

GUI operation
Feature menu
Motion Snapshot Mode
Best Moment Capture Mode
Smart Photo Selector
Slow View
Auto Mode
Live Image Control
Creative Mode
Programmed auto
Shutter-priority auto
Aperture-priority auto
Night landscape
Night portrait
Miniature effect
Selective color
Advanced movie mode
HD movie
Slow motion
  • Note: Continuous shooting is not available and a flash cannot be used when live image control is in effect.

Intuitive control through GUI

The GUI (Graphic User Interface) of the Nikon1's LCD monitor is made more simple and easier-to-operate. The mode dial of the Nikon 1 S1 is shown on the LCD monitor for much more intuitive maneuver directly on the screen.

See the special effects with live image control before you shoot

Use live image control to see how different effects look before you shoot. The Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows in high-contrast scenes. The motion control creates a sense of movement by blurring a moving object, or captures a moving object clearly by "freezing" it. The background softening makes a subject stand out, or brings both the background and foreground into focus. The brightness control can make your pictures brighter or darker. The results are displayed on the LCD monitor. When you see an effect you like, just shoot. Live image control will turn you into a more creative photographer by making photographic effects easier to see and understand.

Creative mode lets you explore new ways of self-expression

Bring an original artistic touch to your photographs using the special modes on these pages. It's easy. All the work is in your imagination.

Let the auto mode choose your optimal shooting style

This smart Nikon 1 feature frees you from complicated operations, allowing you to concentrate on getting your best shot. For example, the camera automatically detects whether a scene is a portrait, landscape, night portrait, night landscape, close up, or other and selects the setting that will give you optimal results.

Automatic pop-up flash

A built-in i-TTL flash pops up automatically when the camera detects that you're shooting in low light.

Auto distortion control

Turn on the auto distortion control, and you can compensate barrel distortion when using a wide-angle lens, or pincushion distortion when using the telephoto lens.