The Nikon 1 S1 Black Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens is equipped with a super-high speed AF CMOS sensor with 10.1 effective megapixels and Nikon's powerful EXPEED 3A processing engine, all in an exceptionally small, lightweight body. The EXPEED 3A processes the data received from the sensor and lets you take advantage of the features unique to the Nikon 1, such as continuous shooting at 15 fps, Smart Photo Selector, and simultaneous shooting of stills and movies. The advanced hybrid AF system automatically selects between two types of AF (phase-detection and contrast-detect) to match your subject to ensure the result is of the highest quality. Using the 73 AF points, the S1 quickly tracks, snaps into focus, and captures quick-moving subjects. The Nikon S1 is able to capture stills whilst you are recording a full HD movie and record up to 2.5 seconds of action at either 400 or 1200 fps, and plays it back in slow-motion. The S1 comes with Motion Snapshot, Exposure mode (P/S/A/M) & an ISO range of 100-6400.
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The Key Features
- Smart and lightweight
- Accepts all Nikon 1 lenses
- 10.1 MP sensor
- Advanced hybrid AF system
- Manual modes
- Built-in flash
Feature1: Portability and High Quality
Essence of ease, power and beauty
Turn the pleasures of everyday life into extraordinary images with the Nikon 1 S1. Just switch it on. From that instant, you're ready to capture magical pictures and movies. The more deeply you explore its remarkable features, the more inspiration you'll discover. From its smart design that lets you shoot intuitively to its advanced technology that allows you to grow as a photographer, the Nikon 1 S1 is everything a great camera should be.
New image processing engine EXPEED 3A
The Nikon 1 S1 is equipped with the processing engine EXPEED 3A together with the super high-speed AF CMOS image sensor in CX format, all in an exceptionally small, lightweight body. EXPEED 3A is a brand new engine that quickly processes data received from the CX format CMOS sensor and realizes high image quality. It 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.
Super high-speed AF CMOS image sensor
With 10.1 effective megapixels and an ISO sensitivity from 100 to 6400, the Nikon 1 S1's CX format CMOS image sensor renders high-resolution images—even those shot under very low light. With no optical low-pass filter employed, the sensor delivers higher-definition images. Incorporating Nikon's advanced hybrid AF system, this image sensor achieves exceptionally fast and accurate autofocus.
More choice. More color to life
Choose from an ample range of colors to suite your lifestyle and personality. The Nikon 1 S1 body comes in five distinct colors of black, pink, red, white, and khaki. The colors of the lenses match the body when purchased in a kit so you can enjoy a cool, unified look.
Feature2: Capture Special Moments
Advanced hybrid autofocus system with wide coverage of phase-detection AF
The Nikon 1 S1 automatically selects between two types of AF to capture sharp images. For sports and other fast-action scenes, phase-detection AF comes into play. With its wide coverage of 73 autofocus points, the Nikon 1 S1 quickly tracks, brings into focus, and captures fast-moving subjects. When you shoot under low light, contrast-detect AF activates to reveal subtle details in the scene.
High-speed continuous shooting for fast-action scenes
Get 15 sharp autofocused images from 1 second of action! When your subject is in motion, continuous shooting mode works with the camera's phase-detection AF to track movement and keep the subject in focus. The moment you press the shutter-release button, the camera captures razor-sharp images at 15 frames per second (fps). The Nikon 1 S1's continuous shooting mode can shoot even faster when the subject is stationary (imagine a golfer's swing). In this case, you can set the camera to shoot at up to 60 fps!
Slow view lets you locate the best shot
Fast-motion scenes are tricky to capture. Even for seasoned professionals knowing exactly when to shoot is hard. Slow view on the Nikon 1 S1 is an eye-opening solution. When you half-press the shutter-release button, the camera shoots continuously, capturing as many as 15 frames in a few seconds. When you look on the LCD monitor, you'll see the action occurring in slow motion. Once you see an image you like, just fully depress the shutter-release button—the precise moment is yours!
Never miss the perfect moment with Smart Photo Selector
What if the perfect moment occurs after you press the shutter? No worries! With Smart Photo Selector, the Nikon 1 S1 will start shooting as soon as you half-press the shutter-release button and it will continue shooting for a few moments after you release the button. In this mode, the camera records up to 15 frames and then automatically selects either your 5 best shots or No. 1 best shot—your choice—to save. The result? No more worries about missing a great shot due to the subject blinking or falling out of frame, or your hand shaking.
Motion Snapshot turns the still pictures into a moving memory
Give everyday snapshots a newfound feeling of drama by combining a still image with four seconds of slow-motion movie. The combination, which comes with music, turns into transcendent memories that you will treasure over the years. Creating Motion Snapshots requires no editing. To choose a tune to go with your Motion Snapshot, listen to the preselected music samples before you shoot and make your selection from the multi selector. If you decide to change or delete the music later, it's easy. To ensure that the slow-motion movie is sharp and clear, the Nikon 1 S1 is equipped with e-VR, an electronic vibration reduction system, which identifies and compensates for blur.
More ways to have fun with Motion Snapshot!
You can make a one-of-a-kind movie by combining Motion Snapshots, still images, and movies together. Simply select the files of your choice and play them one after another without any complex editing — now you can enjoy watching the images taken on your vacation right when you walk in the door of your home. Use the handy Short Movie Creator software to add your favorite songs and link the images for an original movie of your own.
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Feature 3: 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.
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.
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.
Feature 4: Movies
HD movies with advanced movie mode
The Nikon 1 S1 lets you shoot Full HD movies easily. While shooting a movie, you can also capture a beautiful still image any time by simply pressing the shutter-release button—your movie will continue to record seamlessly. In advanced movie mode, you can shoot Full HD movies in any exposure mode—programmed auto, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, or manual. After you've shot your scenes, combine them to make an original movie using your Short Movie Creator software or Nikon Movie Editor software.
Time lapse of an extraordinary moment — slow motion
Use slow motion to look inside a high-speed scene and see much more than your eye can catch alone. This powerful Nikon 1 feature captures up to 2.5 seconds of action at either 400 or 1200 fps, and plays it back approximately 30 fps. The resulting slow-motion scene reveals new perspectives on everything from sports to wildlife to people having crazy fun. The only limit is your imagination.
Feature 5: Create and Share
Picture Control for a variety of expressions Give your photos your own unique touch.
Picture Control allows you to produce particular effects—for example, making your pictures more vivid, portrait-style, or monochrome. Altogether there are 6 settings—standard, neutral, vivid, monochrome, portrait, and landscape.
Don't lose sight of your loved ones—face-priority
The face-priority technology allows you to take photos at special events without fuss. The camera automatically recognizes and focuses on the subject's face, following them wherever they move. Able to detect a maximum of five faces at a time, it's an extremely convenient function when taking photos at memorable events and parties.
FT1 Mount Adapter for greater access to lenses One adapter opens the door to the full range of brilliant NIKKOR lenses.
With the FT1 Mount Adapter, the full range of NIKKOR lenses are available to you. The adapter keeps the F values of your existing F mount NIKKOR lenses intact and delivers the same brightness. Because you can have an angle of view equivalent to the focal length that is approx. 2.7 times that of the F mount NIKKOR lenses, you can use standard lenses as telephoto lenses and telephoto lenses as super-telephoto lenses to get closer to the action. The FT1 Mount Adapter supports the Nikon 1's auto exposure, autofocus* and vibration reduction functions.
* Autofocus available only with AF-S NIKKOR lenses. Other restrictions apply. For details, please visit the FT1 Mount Adapter section on on our website.
Discover the world undersea with WP-N2 Dive into nature photography with underwater housing.
Compact and stylish, this high-performance waterproof case is guaranteed to bear pressure up to a depth of 40 meters (approx. 130 feet). Photographers can operate most of the camera's key functions easily through the case. On the Nikon 1 S1, a special feature is an "underwater" white balance setting that produces optimal color in underwater photographs. This waterproof case is compatible with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Be imaginative: Use your Nikon 1 waterproof case for shooting in oceans, lakes, and swimming pools.
Waterproof Case WP-N2
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