Nikon has introduced a third sensor format for its compact system camera (CSC) as it deliberately tries to keep some distance from its D-SLRs. Consequently, though, its V1 model is something of a mixed bag.

Video functionality is high and includes continuous AF operation, all the ‘PASM’ exposure modes plus auto scene selection, the ‘Picture Control’ presets, high ISO noise reduction and even automatic fade-in/fade-out with start/stop.”

"The contradiction is that, on paper, the V1 looks pretty much like an enthusiast level camera, but in practice the user-interface is virtually entirely consumer camera orientated...”

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