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Nikon 1 V1 vs Sony A77

The Nikon 1 V1 and the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in September 2011 and August 2011. The V1 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the A77 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on an one-inch (V1) and an APS-C (A77) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 10 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 24 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 A77
Nikon 1 V1 Sony A77
Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
Nikon 1 mount lenses Sony A mount lenses
10 MP, 1" Sensor 24 MP, APS-C Sensor
1080/60i Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 100-3,200 (100 - 6,400) ISO 100-16,000 (50 - 25,600)
Electronic viewfinder (1440k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2359k dots)
3.0 LCD, 921k dots 3.0 LCD, 921k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fully flexible screen (no touchscreen)
10 shutter flaps per second 12 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
350 shots per battery charge470 shots per battery charge
113 x 76 x 44 mm, 383 g 143 x 104 x 81 mm, 732 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon 1 V1 and the Sony Alpha SLT-A77? 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

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Nikon 1 V1 and the Sony A77 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Nikon 1 V1 vs Sony A77
Compare V1 versus A77 top
Comparison V1 or A77 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A77 is considerably larger (73 percent) than the Nikon 1 V1. Moreover, the A77 is substantially heavier (91 percent) than the V1. It is noteworthy in this context that the A77 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 A77 can take 470 images on a single charge of its NP-FM500H power pack.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. 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 A77 143 mm 104 mm 81 mm 732 g 470 Y Aug 2011 1,399 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.
 
Pentax K-3 131 mm 100 mm 77 mm 800 g 560 Y Oct 2013 1,299 i
14.
 
Sony A6500 120 mm 67 mm 53 mm 453 g 350 Y Oct 2016 1,399 i
15.
 
Sony A7 II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 599 g 350 Y Nov 2014 1,999 i
16.
 
Sony A77 II 143 mm 104 mm 81 mm 647 g 480 Y May 2014 1,199 i
17.
 
Sony A99 147 mm 111 mm 78 mm 812 g 500 Y Sep 2012 2,799 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 listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The V1 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 43 percent) than the A77, 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 sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units 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 tend to be more expensive and 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 A77 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the A77 is 216 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.7 and 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

In terms of underlying technology, both cameras are build around CMOS sensors.

Nikon 1 V1 and Sony A77 sensor measures

With 24MP, the A77 offers a higher resolution than the V1 (10MP), but the A77 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.91μm versus 3.41μm for the V1) due to its larger sensor. It is noteworthy in this context that the two cameras were released in close succession, so that their sensors are from the same technological generation.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A77 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A77 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 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 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 Alpha SLT-A77 are ISO 100 to ISO 16000, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-25600.

V1 versus A77 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under consideration, the A77 offers substantially better image quality than the V1 (overall score 24 points higher). The advantage is based on 2.7 bits higher color depth, 2.2 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1.2 stops in additional low light sensitivity. 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 A77 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.013.2801 78
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.
 
Pentax K-3 APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/60i23.713.41216 80
14.
 
Sony A6500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.513.71405 85
15.
 
Sony A7 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.913.62449 90
16.
 
Sony A77 II APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p...... ..
17.
 
Sony A99 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.014.01555 89

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the A77 provides a faster frame rate than the V1. It can shoot movie footage at 1080/60p, 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 A77 offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the V1 (2359k vs 1440k dots). The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Nikon 1 V1 and Sony A77 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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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 A772359 Y 3.0 921 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 Y 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.
 
Pentax K-3optical Y 3.2 1037 fixed n 1/8000s 8.3 Y Y
14.
 
Sony A65002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y Y
15.
 
Sony A7 II2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony A77 II2359 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony A992359 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 6.0 n Y

One feature that differentiates the A77 and the V1 is in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The A77 reduces the risk of handshake-induced blur with all attached lenses, while the V1 offers no blur reduction with lenses that themselves do not provide optical image stabilization.

The A77 has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the V1 does not have a selfie-screen.

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, the V1 is one of those camera that have an additional 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 has 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 A77 uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of 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 Alpha SLT-A77 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 A77YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
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.
 
Pentax K-3YmonomonoYYmini3.0---
14.
 
Sony A6500YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony A7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony A77 IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony A99YstereomonoYYmini2.0---

It is notable that the A77 has a microphone port, which can help to improve the quality of audio recordings by attaching an external microphone. The V1 does not feature such a mic input.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Sony A77 (unlike the V1) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Travel and landscape photographers will find it useful that the A77 has an internal geolocalization sensor and can record GPS coordinates in its EXIF data.

Both the V1 and the A77 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The A77 was replaced by the Sony A77 II, while the V1 was followed 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 the Nikon 1 V1 better than the Sony A77 or vice versa? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Arguments in favor of the Nikon 1 V1:

  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More compact: Is smaller (113x76mm vs 143x104mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 349g or 48 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can take a broad range of non-native lenses via adapters.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (43 percent cheaper at launch).

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Advantages of the Sony Alpha SLT-A77:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (24 vs 10MP), which boosts linear resolution by 55%.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (24 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (2.7 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (2.2 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (1.2 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (1080/60p versus 1080/60i).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (2359k vs 1440k dots).
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • More flexible LCD: Has a full-flex screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (12 vs 10 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (470 versus 350) out of a single battery charge.
  • 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.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Easier geotagging: Features an internal GPS sensor to log localization data.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the A77 is the clear winner of the contest (20 : 6 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

V1 06:20 A77

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon 1 V1 and the Sony A77 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the V1 or the A77 perform in practice. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera 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 A775/591/10081/100..5/5 Aug 2011 1,399 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.
 
Pentax K-34/5..83/1005/55/5 Oct 2013 1,299 i
14.
 
Sony A65005/5+ +85/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2016 1,399 i
15.
 
Sony A7 II5/5+82/1004.5/55/5 Nov 2014 1,999 i
16.
 
Sony A77 II4/5..80/1004.5/55/5 May 2014 1,199 i
17.
 
Sony A995/5..84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,799 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Nikon 1 V1 vs Sony A77

    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 A77
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Nikon 1 mount lenses Sony A mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2011 August 2011
    Launch Price USD 799 USD 1,399
    Sensor Specs Nikon 1 V1 Sony A77
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 116.16 mm2 366.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 15.9 mm 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 2.7x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 10 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 3872 x 2592 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.41 μm 3.91 μm
    Pixel Density 8.64 MP/cm2 6.55 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60i Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 3,200 ISO 100 - 16,000 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 6,400 ISO 50 - 25,600 ISO
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 54 78
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.3 24.0
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11 13.2
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 346 801
    Screen Specs Nikon 1 V1 Sony A77
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.73x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1440k dots 2359k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fully flexible screen
    Shooting Specs Nikon 1 V1 Sony A77
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 10 shutter flaps/s 12 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Nikon 1 V1 Sony A77
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Wifi Support no Wifi no Wifi
    Geotagging no internal GPS GPS built-in
    Body Specs Nikon 1 V1 Sony A77
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type EN-EL15 NP-FM500H
    Battery Life (CIPA)350 shots per charge470 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 113 x 76 x 44 mm
    (4.4 x 3.0 x 1.7 in)
    143 x 104 x 81 mm
    (5.6 x 4.1 x 3.2 in)
    Camera Weight 383 g (13.5 oz) 732 g (25.8 oz)

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