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Super high-speed AF CMOS image sensor achieves 14.2 effective megapixels

Nikon 1 utilizes a CX-format CMOS image sensor to realize a compact camera housing, high image quality, and high-speed performance.
Nikon 1 V2's CMOS image sensor achieves 14.2 effective megapixels and a wide range of ISO sensitivity from 160 to 6400 to render higher-resolution images in a multitude of scenes such as in dimly lit situations. The image sensor also incorporates an advanced hybrid AF system featuring the groundbreaking phase-detection AF and contrast-detect AF to deliver exceptionally fast and accurate autofocus for various scenes in both stills and movies.

New EXPEED 3A image-processing engine for superior performance

Nikon 1 V2 is equipped with a brand new image-processing engine that quickly processes data received from the CX-format CMOS sensor to realize high image quality. EXPEED 3A also lets you take advantage of functions unique to Nikon 1 such as high-speed continuous shooting, Smart Photo Selector, and simultaneous shooting of stills and movies.

1 NIKKOR lenses, optimized for Nikon CX format

You need high-quality lenses that offer superior resolution in order to make full use of the potential of the image sensor in your camera. Applying the accumulated optical technologies developed for D-SLRs' NIKKOR lenses over the last several decades, Nikon has engineered high-performance compact lenses specifically for Nikon 1 that offer edge-to-edge sharpness for both stills and movies. Because Nikon 1 employs the CX-format CMOS image sensor, the 1 NIKKOR lenses are radically light and small, making them extremely portable even when attached to the camera.

Compact and lightweight for great portability

To achieve compactness as a system camera, the size of lenses is just as important as that of the camera body.
Nikon's CX format enables the 1 NIKKOR lenses to be just as compact as the Nikon 1 bodies. The retractable lens mechanism also contributes greatly to the compactness, inspiring you to bring along your Nikon 1 wherever you go.

Contribution to high-speed AF

The high-speed autofocus is realized with an amazingly lightweight AF mechanism equipped in each of the 1 NIKKOR lenses. This also enables continuous focusing during high-speed continuous shooting.

High image quality inherited from D-SLR lens technology

Compact perfection, the 1 NIKKOR lens lineup is optimally designed for the new-generation Nikon 1 camera system using Nikon's optical technology accumulated over many years for D-SLR lenses. With superior optical performance provided by aspherical lens and ED glass elements, 1 NIKKOR lenses let you capture stunningly beautiful high-resolution stills and movies.

Quiet operation for shooting photos and movies

All 1 NIKKOR lenses come equipped with a stepping motor which keeps the driving sound of a lens extremely quiet, whether you are shooting stills or movies. What's more, 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM that is specifically designed for recording movies, comes equipped with a power drive mechanism that enables smooth and quieter zooming.

VR (Vibration Reduction) system for Nikon 1

The new VR system has been designed specially for Nikon 1 in anticipation of a shooting style using the LCD monitor, instead of peering through the viewfinder. The VR system effectively compensates the blur caused by camera shake, even when shooting stills or movies while walking.

High-quality minimal exterior design

The 1 NIKKOR lenses are not just compact, but also feature a sophisticated design that matches the Nikon 1 bodies. If you purchase them in a kit, they come in the same colors as the camera bodies for a unified look.

You can start shooting immediately without pushing the power switch

You can turn the power on and off simply by rotating the zoom ring of the zoom lens. The camera can be activated quickly right when you need it, so you can start shooting immediately. Because switching off the camera is just as effortless, battery life can be efficiently maximized.

Note: The zoom lens may need to be updated with the latest firmware.