This latest compact, mirrorless camera takes the place of its predecessor, the V1, as flagship of the Nikon 1 system, and it features a quite a few improvements. For starters, the V2 features an all-new, higher-resolution 14.2-megapixel 13.2 x 8.8mm CMOS sensor. Its Advanced Hybrid Autofocus System provides both phase (73-point) and contrast-detection (135-point) autofocus for faster focusing and shooting at up to 60 fps with AF locked (up to 15 fps continuous focusing without AF locked).
The V2 also features a Mode Dial mounted to the top of the camera that allows you to take control of your PSAM exposures mode without taking your eyes off of the viewfinder. Another new feature is a built-in pop-up flash, in addition to an i-TTL hot shoe for more versatile lighting options.
This versatile camera captures stills in JPEG and RAW, and video in the MOV format with H.264/MPEG-4 compression. You can start recording videos at the touch of a button, and if you see a moment you’d like to capture as a still, just hit the shutter. Nikon’s Advanced Movie Mode lest you maintain PSAM exposure control while recording 1080 HD videos. The V2 also allows you to choose from a number of different frame rates, including 30, 60, 400 and 1200 fps.
Other creative tools included in the V2 include Enhanced Motion Snapshot, Best Moment Capture Mode, Live Image Control and a variety of Focus Modes and Shutter Release Modes. With Nikon’s optional WU-1b Wireless Adapter you can wirelessly transfer photos to your smartphone, tablet or other compatible Wi-Fi enabled device. With the optional GP-N100 GPS unit you can add location data to your photos. Nikon’s free Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility Android, or iOS-powered app allows you to remotely control your camera from your device
The V2 is compatible with the full line of 1 NIKKOR lenses.
From the Manufacturer:
Introducing Nikon 1 V2, with the exceptional speed and performance of the Nikon 1 system, plus pro-style enhancements for greater creativity, flexibility, comfort and control. It has a grip for familiar shooting comfort, a built-in flash for manipulating the lighting of your images, new Best Moment Capture modes for catching exactly the right shots, PSAM exposure modes right on the dial and much more—all in a very compact size. For passionate shooters who want more control of their photos, Nikon 1 V2 delivers.
PSAM modes right on the Mode Dial: Take control of your exposure mode right from the Command Dial—you won’t even have to take your eye off the viewfinder.
Enhanced Motion Snapshot: Blend motion, stills and sound to capture the essence of a moment like never before. With a single press of the button, Nikon 1 V2 captures a short slow-motion movie sequence plus a single defining still image. Those elements are merged into a unique 10-second expression that can easily be shared in .mov or .nms format files. Even add background music to set the mood of that special moment.
Best Moment Capture Mode- Slow View: See the world in slow motion, then grab exactly the shot you want with the new Slow View. Just press the shutter button halfway, and watch live action in slow motion (up to 40 frames slowed down from 1.33 to 6.67 seconds).
Best Moment Capture Mode - Smart Photo Selector: Get that great shot with Smart Photo Selector, which captures 20 shots with a single button press, then selects the five best for you.
Advanced Movie Mode: Simultaneously shoot 1080p Full HD video and high-resolution stills of the same action. Harness full PSAM exposure control while recording, and smoothly track your subjects like a pro.
Revolutionary Nikon 1 CX-format image sensor: Create stunning 14.2-megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD videos, even in low light.
Ultra-fast Advanced Hybrid Autofocus System: Capture your world with a new level of speed and accuracy with both phase-detection (73-point) and contrast-detect (135-point) autofocus. Even fast-moving action is captured in razor-sharp clarity.
Easier camera adjustments: Enjoy faster, easier access to the most important camera controls. The camera’s Feature button and Command dial control whichever settings are most important for the current shooting or exposure mode.
Exceptional 1 NIKKOR lenses: Expand your capabilities and creativity with an expanding line of remarkable 1 NIKKOR lenses—including wide angle, prime, standard, telephoto zoom and even a movie lens.
EXPEED 3A processing: Experience outstanding system performance, high-speed processing, state-of-theart phase detection autofocus and the fastests data transfer rates.
Brilliant low-light performance: Nikon 1’s super high-speed AF CMOS image sensor, wide ISO range (160-6400) and fast 1 NIKKOR lenses give you complete control over light.
Nikon 1 i-TTL hot shoe: Grow your photography system with an external microphone, Nikon 1 Speedlights, a GPS unit and more.
Electronic viewfinder and ultra-high-resolution LCD display: Frame your shots however you’re most comfortable—through the 1,440,000-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) or the ultra-high-resolution 921,000-dot LCD display with 100% frame coverage.
Blazing fast continuous shooting: Shoot crystal-clear images of any subject at up to a blazing fast 15 shots per second with complete autofocus performance.
Compact size for great images wherever you go: Take it anywhere and redefine your notion of what a small camera can do.
Live Image Control: See exactly how your end-result photo will look before you shoot it. Using the Command dial, you can adjust the contrast or brightness, blur the background, even show movement—all during preview.
Comfortable camera grip design: Enjoy the familiar comfort of a traditional grip when using the viewfinder.
Built-in pop-up flash: Add fill flash to well-lit subjects or power through extreme low-light situations