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Nikon 1 V1 vs Sony A1

The Nikon 1 V1 and the Sony A1 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in September 2011 and January 2021. Both the V1 and the A1 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on an one-inch (V1) and a full frame (A1) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 10 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 49.8 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon 1 V1
versus
Sony A1
Nikon 1 V1 Sony A1
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Nikon 1 mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
10 MP, 1" Sensor 49.8 MP, Full Frame Sensor
1080/60i Video 8k/30p Video
ISO 100-3,200 (100 - 6,400) ISO 100-32,000 (500 - 102,400)
Electronic viewfinder (1440k dots) Electronic viewfinder (9437k dots)
3.0 LCD, 921k dots 3.0 LCD, 1440k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting touchscreen
10 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
350 shots per battery charge530 shots per battery charge
113 x 76 x 44 mm, 383 g 129 x 97 x 81 mm, 737 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon 1 V1 and the Sony A1? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Nikon 1 V1 and the Sony A1 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Nikon 1 V1 vs Sony A1
Compare V1 versus A1 top
Comparison V1 or A1 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A1 is considerably larger (46 percent) than the Nikon 1 V1. Moreover, the A1 is substantially heavier (92 percent) than the V1. It is noteworthy in this context that the A1 is splash and dust-proof, while the V1 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the V1 gets 350 shots out of its EN-EL15 battery, while the A1 can take 530 images on a single charge of its NP-FZ100 power pack. The power pack in the A1 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon 1 V1 113 mm 76 mm 44 mm 383 g 350 n Sep 2011 799 i
2.
 
Sony A1 129 mm 97 mm 81 mm 737 g 530 Y Jan 2021 6,499 i
3.
 
Canon G15 107 mm 76 mm 40 mm 352 g 350 n Sep 2012 499 i
4.
 
Fujifilm X10 117 mm 70 mm 57 mm 350 g 270 n Sep 2011 599 i
5.
 
Nikon 1 J5 98 mm 60 mm 32 mm 231 g 250 n Apr 2015 399 i
6.
 
Nikon 1 V3 111 mm 65 mm 33 mm 381 g 310 n Mar 2014 799 i
7.
 
Nikon 1 J4 100 mm 60 mm 29 mm 232 g 300 n Apr 2014 549 i
8.
 
Nikon 1 V2 109 mm 82 mm 46 mm 278 g 310 n Oct 2012 799 i
9.
 
Olympus E-P3 122 mm 69 mm 34 mm 369 g 330 n Jun 2011 799 i
10.
 
Panasonic GX1 116 mm 68 mm 39 mm 318 g 320 n Nov 2011 699 i
11.
 
Panasonic G10 124 mm 84 mm 74 mm 388 g 380 n Mar 2010 499 i
12.
 
Panasonic G2 124 mm 84 mm 74 mm 428 g 360 n Mar 2010 599 i
13.
 
Sony A7S III 127 mm 97 mm 81 mm 699 g 600 Y Jul 2020 3,499 i
14.
 
Sony A7R IV 129 mm 96 mm 78 mm 665 g 670 Y Jul 2019 3,499 i
15.
 
Sony A7R III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 650 Y Oct 2017 3,199 i
16.
 
Sony A9 127 mm 96 mm 63 mm 673 g 650 Y Apr 2017 4,499 i
17.
 
Sony A7R II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 625 g 290 Y Jun 2015 3,199 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The V1 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 88 percent) than the A1, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon 1 V1 features an one-inch sensor and the Sony A1 a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the A1 is 643 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.7 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Nikon 1 V1 and Sony A1 sensor measures

With 49.8MP, the A1 offers a higher resolution than the V1 (10MP), but the A1 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.16μm versus 3.41μm for the V1) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the A1 is a much more recent model (by 9 years and 4 months) than the V1, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the A1 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A1 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A1 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 43.2 x 28.8 inches or 109.7 x 73.2 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 34.6 x 23 inches or 87.8 x 58.5 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 28.8 x 19.2 inches or 73.2 x 48.8 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon 1 V1 are 19.4 x 13 inches or 49.2 x 32.9 cm for good quality, 15.5 x 10.4 inches or 39.3 x 26.3 cm for very good quality, and 12.9 x 8.6 inches or 32.8 x 21.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The A1 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

Unlike the V1, the A1 has the capacity to capture high quality composite images (YESMP) by combining multiple shots after shifting its sensor by miniscule distances. This multi-shot, pixel-shift mode is most suitable for photography of stationary objects (landscapes, studio scenes).

The Nikon 1 V1 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200, which can be extended to ISO 100-6400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony A1 are ISO 100 to ISO 32000, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 500-102400.

V1 versus A1 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon 1 V1 1-inch 10.0 3872 25921080/60i21.311346 54
2.
 
Sony A1 Full Frame 49.8 8640 57608k/30p...... ..
3.
 
Canon G15 1/1.7 12.0 4000 30001080/24p19.911.5165 46
4.
 
Fujifilm X10 2/3 12.0 4000 30001080/30p20.511.3245 50
5.
 
Nikon 1 J5 1-inch 20.7 5568 37124K/15p21.112.0479 65
6.
 
Nikon 1 V3 1-inch 18.2 5232 34881080/60p20.810.7384 52
7.
 
Nikon 1 J4 1-inch 18.2 5232 34881080/60p20.810.7426 53
8.
 
Nikon 1 V2 1-inch 14.2 4608 30721080/60p20.210.8403 50
9.
 
Olympus E-P3 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 30241080/60i20.810.1536 51
10.
 
Panasonic GX1 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p20.810.6703 55
11.
 
Panasonic G10 Four Thirds 12.0 4000 3000720/30p21.210.1411 52
12.
 
Panasonic G2 Four Thirds 12.0 4000 3000720/30p21.210.3493 53
13.
 
Sony A7S III Full Frame 12.0 4240 28324K/120p23.713.92520 86
14.
 
Sony A7R IV Full Frame 60.2 9504 63364K/30p26.014.83344 99
15.
 
Sony A7R III Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.014.73523 100
16.
 
Sony A9 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.913.33517 92
17.
 
Sony A7R II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.013.93434 98

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the A1 provides a better video resolution than the V1. It can shoot movie footage at 8k/30p, while the Nikon is limited to 1080/60i.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under review are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the A1 offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the V1 (9437k vs 1440k dots). The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Nikon 1 V1 and Sony A1 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon 1 V11440 n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 10.0 n n
2.
 
Sony A19437 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
3.
 
Canon G15optical n 3.0 922 fixed n 1/4000s 2.1 Y Y
4.
 
Fujifilm X10optical n 2.8 460 fixed n 1/4000s 10.0 Y Y
5.
 
Nikon 1 J5none n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
6.
 
Nikon 1 V3optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
7.
 
Nikon 1 J4none n 3.0 1037 Fixed Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
8.
 
Nikon 1 V21440 n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 15.0 Y n
9.
 
Olympus E-P3optional n 3.0 614 fixed Y 1/4000s 3.0 Y Y
10.
 
Panasonic GX1optional n 3.0 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.2 Y n
11.
 
Panasonic G10202 n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 2.6 Y n
12.
 
Panasonic G21440 n 3.0 460 swivel Y 1/4000s 2.6 Y n
13.
 
Sony A7S III9440 n 3.0 1440 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
14.
 
Sony A7R IV5760 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
15.
 
Sony A7R III3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony A93686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A7R II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The A1 has a touchscreen, while the V1 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, both cameras under consideration feature an electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Nikon 1 V1 and the Sony A1 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The V1 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the A1 uses CFexpress or SDXC cards. The A1 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the V1 only has one slot. The A1 supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the V1 can use UHS-I cards (up to 104 MB/s).

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon 1 V1 and Sony A1 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon 1 V1-stereomono--mini2.0---
2.
 
Sony A1YstereomonoYYfull3.2Y-Y
3.
 
Canon G15Ystereomono--mini2.0---
4.
 
Fujifilm X10Ystereomono--mini2.0---
5.
 
Nikon 1 J5-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
6.
 
Nikon 1 V3-stereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
7.
 
Nikon 1 J4-stereomono--mini2.0Y--
8.
 
Nikon 1 V2-stereomono--mini2.0---
9.
 
Olympus E-P3Ystereo---mini2.0---
10.
 
Panasonic GX1Ystereomono--mini2.0---
11.
 
Panasonic G10Ymono---mini2.0---
12.
 
Panasonic G2Ystereomono--mini2.0---
13.
 
Sony A7S IIIYstereomonoYYfull3.2Y-Y
14.
 
Sony A7R IVYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
15.
 
Sony A7R IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
16.
 
Sony A9YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
17.
 
Sony A7R IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-

It is notable that the A1 offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the V1 does not provide wifi capability.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Sony A1 (unlike the V1) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The A1 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Sony. In contrast, the V1 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the V1 was succeeded by the Nikon 1 V2. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Sony websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is there a clear favorite between the Nikon 1 V1 and the Sony A1? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Advantages of the Nikon 1 V1:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • More compact: Is smaller (113x76mm vs 129x97mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 354g or 48 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (88 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in September 2011).

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Reasons to prefer the Sony A1:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (49.8 vs 10MP), which boosts linear resolution by 123%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Better image quality: Is equipped with a larger and more technologically advanced sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (8k/30p vs 1080/60i).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (9437k vs 1440k dots).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1440k vs 921k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (530 versus 350) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Reflects 9 years and 4 months of technical progress since the V1 launch.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the A1 is the clear winner of the contest (29 : 5 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional sports photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a street photog, and a person interested in family portraits has distinct needs from a landscape shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

V1 05:29 A1

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon 1 V1 and the Sony A1 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the V1 or the A1. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon 1 V1..+69/1004.5/54/5 Sep 2011 799 i
2.
 
Sony A15/5o93/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2021 6,499 i
3.
 
Canon G154/5+76/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 499 i
4.
 
Fujifilm X10....76/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2011 599 i
5.
 
Nikon 1 J5......4.5/54.5/5 Apr 2015 399 i
6.
 
Nikon 1 V33/5..76/1004.5/54/5 Mar 2014 799 i
7.
 
Nikon 1 J43/5....4.5/54/5 Apr 2014 549 i
8.
 
Nikon 1 V23/5....4.5/54/5 Oct 2012 799 i
9.
 
Olympus E-P3..83/10074/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2011 799 i
10.
 
Panasonic GX13/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Nov 2011 699 i
11.
 
Panasonic G103/5..70/1004/54/5 Mar 2010 499 i
12.
 
Panasonic G2....72/1004/54.5/5 Mar 2010 599 i
13.
 
Sony A7S III..+ +91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 3,499 i
14.
 
Sony A7R IV5/5+91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2019 3,499 i
15.
 
Sony A7R III..+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2017 3,199 i
16.
 
Sony A95/5+ +89/1005/55/5 Apr 2017 4,499 i
17.
 
Sony A7R II5/5+ +90/1005/55/5 Jun 2015 3,199 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Nikon 1 V1 vs Sony A1

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon 1 V1 Sony A1
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Nikon 1 mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2011 January 2021
    Launch Price USD 799 USD 6,499
    Sensor Specs Nikon 1 V1 Sony A1
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm 35.9 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 116.16 mm2 861.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 15.9 mm 43.2 mm
    Crop Factor 2.7x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 10 Megapixels 49.8 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 3872 x 2592 pixels 8640 x 5760 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.41 μm 4.16 μm
    Pixel Density 8.64 MP/cm2 5.78 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60i Video 8k/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 3,200 ISO 100 - 32,000 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 6,400 ISO 500 - 102,400 ISO
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 54 ..
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.3 ..
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11 ..
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 346 ..
    Screen Specs Nikon 1 V1 Sony A1
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.9x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1440k dots 9437k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots 1440k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon 1 V1 Sony A1
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 10 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sup to 1/32000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards CFexpress or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Nikon 1 V1 Sony A1
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.2
    HDMI Port mini HDMI full HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Nikon 1 V1 Sony A1
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type EN-EL15 NP-FZ100
    Battery Life (CIPA)350 shots per charge530 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 113 x 76 x 44 mm
    (4.4 x 3.0 x 1.7 in)
    129 x 97 x 81 mm
    (5.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 in)
    Camera Weight 383 g (13.5 oz) 737 g (26.0 oz)

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