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Nikon 1 V1 vs Sony A9

The Nikon 1 V1 and the Sony Alpha A9 are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in September 2011 and April 2017. Both the V1 and the A9 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on an one-inch (V1) and a full frame (A9) 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 A9
Nikon 1 V1   Sony A9
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Nikon 1 mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
10 MP, 1" Sensor 24 MP, Full Frame Sensor
1080/60i Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-3,200 (100 - 6,400) ISO 100-51,200 (50 - 204,800)
Electronic viewfinder (1440k dots) Electronic viewfinder (3686k dots)
3.0 LCD, 921k dots 3.0 LCD, 1440k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting touchscreen
10 shutter flaps per second 20 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
350 shots per battery charge650 shots per battery charge
113 x 76 x 44 mm, 383 g 127 x 96 x 63 mm, 673 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon 1 V1 and the Sony Alpha A9? 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 A9 are illustrated 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 A9
Compare V1 versus A9 top
Comparison V1 or A9 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A9 is notably larger (42 percent) than the Nikon 1 V1. Moreover, the A9 is substantially heavier (76 percent) than the V1. It is noteworthy in this context that the A9 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 A9 can take 650 images on a single charge of its NP-FZ100 power pack. The power pack in the A9 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. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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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 A9 127 mm 96 mm 63 mm 673 g 650 Y Apr 2017 4,499 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 A9 II 129 mm 96 mm 76 mm 678 g 690 Y Oct 2019 4,499 i
14.
 
Sony A7 III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 610 Y Feb 2018 1,999 i
15.
 
Sony A7R II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 625 g 290 Y Jun 2015 3,199 i
16.
 
Sony A7S II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 627 g 370 Y Sep 2015 2,999 i
17.
 
Sony A7 II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 599 g 350 Y Nov 2014 1,999 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 82 percent) than the A9, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. 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.

Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant 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 associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon 1 V1 features an one-inch sensor and the Sony A9 a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the A9 is 630 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 A9 sensor measures

With 24MP, the A9 offers a higher resolution than the V1 (10MP), but the A9 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.94μm versus 3.41μm for the V1) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the A9 is a much more recent model (by 5 years and 6 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.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A9 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A9 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 A9 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

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 A9 are ISO 100 to ISO 51200, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-204800.

V1 versus A9 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). Of the two cameras under consideration, the A9 offers substantially better image quality than the V1 (overall score 38 points higher). The advantage is based on 3.6 bits higher color depth, 2.3 EV in additional dynamic range, and 3.3 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 A9 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.913.33517 92
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 A9 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.03434 93
14.
 
Sony A7 III Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.73730 96
15.
 
Sony A7R II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.013.93434 98
16.
 
Sony A7S II Full Frame 12.0 4240 28324K/30p23.613.32993 85
17.
 
Sony A7 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.913.62449 90

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the A9 provides a better video resolution than the V1. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/30p, while the Nikon is limited to 1080/60i.

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 A9 offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the V1 (3686k vs 1440k dots). The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Nikon 1 V1 and Sony A9 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 A93686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 20.0 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 A9 II3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
14.
 
Sony A7 III2359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
15.
 
Sony A7R II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony A7S II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A7 II2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The A9 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 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 A9 uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The A9 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the V1 only has one slot. The A9 supports UHS-II cards (on its first slot), while the V1 can use UHS-I cards.

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 A9 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 A9YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
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 A9 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
14.
 
Sony A7 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
15.
 
Sony A7R IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony A7S IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony A7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-

It is notable that the A9 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 A9 (unlike the V1) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Both the V1 and the A9 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The V1 was replaced by the Nikon 1 V2, while the A9 was followed by the Sony A9 II. 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.

Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is there a clear favorite between the Nikon 1 V1 and the Sony A9? Which camera is better? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Arguments in favor of the Nikon 1 V1:

  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More compact: Is smaller (113x76mm vs 127x96mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 290g or 43 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (82 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in September 2011).

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Advantages of the Sony Alpha A9:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (24 vs 10MP), which boosts linear resolution by 55%.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (38 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (3.6 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (2.3 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (3.3 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/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 (3686k 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.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (20 vs 10 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (650 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.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • 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 5 years and 6 months of technical progress since the V1 launch.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the A9 is the clear winner of the contest (27 : 5 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

V1 05:27 A9

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon 1 V1 and the Sony A9 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 incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the V1 or the A9 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 where reviews by experts come in. 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 A95/5+ +89/1005/55/5 Apr 2017 4,499 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 A9 II....90/1005/55/5 Oct 2019 4,499 i
14.
 
Sony A7 III..+ +89/1005/55/5 Feb 2018 1,999 i
15.
 
Sony A7R II5/5+ +90/1005/55/5 Jun 2015 3,199 i
16.
 
Sony A7S II5/5+..4.5/55/5 Sep 2015 2,999 i
17.
 
Sony A7 II5/5+82/1004.5/55/5 Nov 2014 1,999 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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Other camera comparisons

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    Specifications: Nikon 1 V1 vs Sony A9

    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 A9
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Nikon 1 mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2011 April 2017
    Launch Price USD 799 USD 4,499
    Sensor Specs Nikon 1 V1 Sony A9
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm 35.6 x 23.8 mm
    Sensor Area 116.16 mm2 847.28 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 15.9 mm 42.8 mm
    Crop Factor 2.7x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 10 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 3872 x 2592 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.41 μm 5.94 μm
    Pixel Density 8.64 MP/cm2 2.83 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60i Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 3,200 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 6,400 ISO 50 - 204,800 ISO
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 54 92
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.3 24.9
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11 13.3
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 346 3517
    Screen Specs Nikon 1 V1 Sony A9
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.78x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1440k dots 3686k 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 A9
    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 20 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sup to 1/32000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I Single UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Nikon 1 V1 Sony A9
    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 micro HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Nikon 1 V1 Sony A9
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type EN-EL15 NP-FZ100
    Battery Life (CIPA)350 shots per charge650 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)
    127 x 96 x 63 mm
    (5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in)
    Camera Weight 383 g (13.5 oz) 673 g (23.7 oz)

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