Play, Edit and Print Functions
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Nikon V2: The Nikon V2 is a compact, interchangeable
lens camera that combines advanced functionality with a simple, intuitive
design. It has the Nikon 1 mount, and is compatible with 1 Nikkor lenses. This
"body only" kit includes no lenses, but is compatible with the following:
3.0" LCD Monitor: The Nikon V2 has
a 3.0" TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 921,000 dots, an anti-glare
coating, and a 7-level brightness adjustment.
Electronic Viewfinder: In addition to the 3.0" LCD monitor,
the V2 has a 0.47" electronic viewfinder with approximately 1,440,000 dots and
approximately 100% coverage. It also has a diopter control so you can adjust the
viewfinder to your own personal eyesight. A sensor next to the viewfinder
automatically switches to the viewfinder display when you bring the camera up to
Image Sensor: The V2 features the newly developed Nikon CX-format
super high-speed AF, 13.2mm x 8.8mm CMOS sensor. It has 15.13-million total pixels
and 14.2-million effective pixels.
Recording Media: Images can be recorded onto SD (Secure Digital), SDHC,
Memory cards, including UHS-I Ultra High Speed cards. The camera can support SD cards from
up to 2 GB, SDHC cards from 8 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards from 48 GB to 64 GB.
Cards with Class 6 or higher writing speeds are recommended for movie recording.
The camera also supports UHS-1 cards.
Image Quality: The V2 records still images in JPEG format at
Fine (1:4), Normal (1:8), or Basic (1:16) compression. In addition, compressed
12-bit raw data from the image sensor can be saved directly to the memory card
in NEF (RAW) format. The white balance, contrast, and other settings can be
adjusted on a computer after shooting. If desired, the V2 can record two images
simultaneously: one NEF (RAW) image and one fine-quality JPEG image.
Image Size: There are three image sizes to choose from when
taking still photos:
- Large: 4608 x 3072
- Medium: 3456 x 2304
- Small: 2304 x 1536
Mode Dial: The Nikon V2 has a mode dial with 8 shooting mode choices: Auto Mode,
Advanced Movie Mode, Motion Snapshot Mode, Best Moment Capture Mode, Programmed
Auto, Shutter-priority Auto, Aperture-priority Auto, and Manual.
Motion Snapshot Mode: The Motion Snapshot mode can turn a
simple still image into a creative new way to capture and share your memories.
Each time the shutter is released, the camera records a still image and about
1.6 seconds of movie footage. When played back on the camera, the movie will
play back in slow motion over approximately 4 seconds, followed by the still
image. Playback is accompanied by a background audio track about 10 seconds
Best Moment Capture: The Best Moment Capture mode keeps you
from missing the picture-perfect moments. The camera captures a short sequence
of still images and plays them back in slow motion so you can choose the precise
moment for a photograph. While the shutter-release button is pressed halfway,
the camera records up to 40 frames over about 1.3 seconds and plays them back in
a continuous slow-motion loop. When the frame you want to keep is displayed, you
can select it by pressing the shutter-release button the rest of the way down.
The remaining images are discarded.
Smart Photo Selector: The Smart Photo Selector mode helps
you capture a fleeting expression or other moments that are hard to time. Each
time the shutter is released, the camera automatically selects the best shot and
a number of best shot candidates, based on composition and motion. You can
choose to have the camera select 5 or only one best shot.
Automatic Scene Selection: In Auto mode, the camera
automatically analyses the subject and selects one of the following scenes:
Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Close Up, Night Landscape, and Auto.
HD Movies: The Nikon V2 can record High Definition movies in MOV format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression with AAC audio)
in P, S, A, and M modes at the following frame rates:
- 1920 x 1080/60i
- 1920 x 1080/30p
- 1280 x 720/60p
- 1280 x 720/30p
Slow Motion Movies: You can record motion pictures at a high
frame rate, which are played back as slow motion movies at 30fps. No audio is
recorded, and the aspect ratio is 8:3. There are two slow motion movie options:
||640 x 240
||320 x 120
Continuous Mode: The Continuous Shooting option lets you
choose 5, 15, 30 and 60 frames per second. A mechanical shutter is used at 5
fps, while an electronic shutter is used with frame rates of 15, 30, and 60. At
15 fps, the maximum number of shots that can be taken in a single burst is about
45, while at 30 and 60 fps, the maximum is about 40.
Self-timer and Remote Control Modes: You can use the self
timer or optional
remote control to reduce camera shake or for self portraits. The self timer will
release the shutter 2 or 10 seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed fully.
Using the ML-L3 remote, you can select Delayed Remote (shutter released 2
seconds after remote is pressed) or Quick-response Remote (shutter released
immediately after remote is pressed).
ISO Settings: Sensitivity is
the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the
sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The camera features the
following ISO settings:
|A6400 Auto (160-6400)
||The camera adjusts ISO sensitivity in
response to lighting conditions in the range given in brackets. Larger ranges give you increase sensitivity when lighting is poor;
smaller ranges give you reduced noise.
|A3200 Auto (160-3200)
|A800 Auto (160-800)
|160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
||ISO sensitivity is fixed at the selected value.
You can set the White Balance to Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent,
Direct Sunlight, Flash,
Cloudy, or Shade. These settings can be fine-tuned using the multi-selector. You can also choose Preset Manual and set the white balance
for the lighting conditions.
Picture Control: You can choose how the camera processes
photos through Picture Control. Preset Picture Controls include Standard,
Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, and Landscape. The preset picture controls
can be modified to suit the scene or your creative intent. Some Picture Control
Settings include Quick Adjust, Sharpening, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation,
Hue, Filter Effects, and Toning. Edited Picture Controls can be saved as Custom
Flash Modes: The V2 has a built-in pop-up flash with a range of
2 to 16 feet (Wide angle) and 2 feet to 9.8 feet (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:
Fill Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Sync, Fill Flash + Slow
Sync, Rear Curtain + Slow Sync, and Rear-curtain Sync.
Multi-Accessory Port: The camera features a multi-accessory
port which can be used to attach optional flash units, such as the Nikon
SB-N5 and the new SB-N7. You can also attach the optional GP-N100 GPS unit
to record location data onto your photos and movies.
Optional Microphone: The optional Nikon
ME-1 stereo microphone lets you record stereo audio while recording movies.
The external microphone records better audio than the camera's built-in mic, and
reduces noise caused by lens vibration during auto focus. The ME-1 comes with an
adapter for mounting to the V2's Multi-Accessory port.
Optional Wi-Fi: With the optional Nikon
WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter, you can copy images to, or control the camera
from, a smartphone or tablet running the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app.
Play, Edit and Print Functions
During playback, you can view images one-at-a-time, or multiple thumbnail images
of 4, 9, or 72.
While these "contact sheets" are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to
highlight individual pictures. You can also view pictures taken on a selected
date in a calendar format.
Playback Zoom: During playback,
you can enlarge a still image to get a closer look at the detail. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the
multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can
record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.
Playback Menu: The Playback menu lets you display or edit
your photos and movies. You can choose from the
- Delete: Delete multiple images at once
- Slide Show: View a slide show of images on the memory
card with numerous options for image type, date, scene, rating, face
priority, frame interval, movie playback time, and audio.
- Rotate Tall: Automatically rotate "tall"
portrait-oriented images for display in the camera monitor.
- DPOF Print Order: Create a digital print order for
- Protect: Protect pictures from accidental deletion
- Rating: Rate pictures from 0 to 5
- D-Lighting: Brighten dark or backlit subjects. While playing back
an image, you can select the D-Lighting function, apply it, and save the
corrected image without harming the properly exposed areas of the image.
- Resizing Pictures: Create a small copy of a recorded image.
- Cropping: Create a cropped copy of a recorded image.
- Edit Movie: Create copies of movies with unwanted
- Change Theme: Change the theme for existing Motion
Power Requirements: The V2 is powered by the
supplied EN-EL21 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. A fully-charged battery will last up to
approximately 310 shots, or approximately 65 minutes of HD footage (1080/60i).
Using the supplied MH-28 battery charger, the EN-EL21 requires approximately 2
hours to charge. For longer periods of use, it is recommended to power the
camera using the optional EH-5b AC adapter and EP-5D power connector (sold
Auto Power Off: When the camera is operated on battery power, the
Auto Power Off mode will automatically turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the
batteries if no operations are performed for the length of time specified in the
Auto Off menu. The time limit for the Auto Off mode can be set to 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1
minute, 5 minutes or 10 minutes.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI Output: The V2 features a Type C mini-HDMI output for
connecting the camera to a TV for playback. If the camera is connected to a
device that supports HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), you can control
the camera with the device's remote control.
USB Output: The V2 has a Hi-Speed Mini-B USB 2.0 connector
for connecting the camera to a computer or PictBridge-compatible printer. A 5'
USB cable is included.
ViewNX2 / Short Movie Creator CD-ROM: The supplied CD-ROM
contains the ViewNX2 software to copy (transfer) pictures from the camera to the
computer and to perform other transfer-related functions. You can also crop
pictures, make picture adjustments, and process/edit RAW images. The CD-ROM also
includes the Short Movie Creator software which can create and edit short movies
combining music, Motion Snapshots, movie footage, and photos taken in still
image or Smart Photo Selector mode.
System Requirements: The supplied software will work with
Windows and Macintosh. Your computer should have one of the following Operating
- Windows 7 (SP1): Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional,
Enterprise, Ultimate (64- and 32-bit editions)
- Windows Vista (SP2): Home Basic, Home Premium, Business,
Enterprise, Ultimate (64- and 32-bit editions)
- Windows XP (SP3): Home Edition, Professional (32-bit
- Macintosh: OS X version 10.6.8, 10.7.5, or 10.8.2