Nikon 1 V2 is a mirror less camera that is compact and perfect to be carried around comfortably. An up-gradation of the Nikon J1, V2 comes with 14.2 MP sensor, that gives a better picture quality and has controls that are like a DSLR camera. The new design and sleek looks of Nikon V2 makes even an amateur photographer look and feel like a professional. It is ideal for any occasion, but works particularly well for sporting events.
Top Features of Nikon 1 V2
The key features that make Nikon 1 V2 just the right digital camera for sporting events, are detailed below:
Slow Motion Snapshot Option
This original feature of Nikon V2 is what makes it ‘the’ camera for sport photography. Slow motion feature allows a person to get all the pictures of any critical fast-paced scene that might otherwise have been lost if you were using another camera. Clicking half-way on the shutter button instantly allows the V1 to capture 40 successive pictures, which means that no moment goes amiss. You also get to see every image on the camera’s LCD in slow motion giving you the option of deciding which the best image is and capture just that particular picture by pressing on the release button completely.
This works well when you are enjoying ice skating, skate boarding, rollerblading or other such sports where they perform complex tricks.
Advanced Hybrid AF System
Nikon V2 also comprises of ‘phase-detection AF’ and ‘contrast-detect AF’. These two functions allow you to take photos of fast moving action events as well as nighttime photographs. So even if you attend a sports event at night, you no longer have to worry about getting photos that are unclear, blurred or dark. You can capture excellent pictures with V2, as it’s able to resolve the issues of fast motion detection and night portraits.
The V1 provides clearly sharp images by giving 135 focus range in ‘contrast-detect’ and 73 in ‘phase-detection’ AF.
Smart Photo Selector
Ever felt irritated when you were unable to capture that look of pure joy that appears on players’ faces when their team wins? No more do you have to worry about such complications. With the ‘smart photo selector’ of Nikon 1 V2, you can get any moment you wish to save forever. All you have to do is release the shutter button and let the camera do its trick. V1 would capture a series of pictures that you can later select the best one from.
Capturing a Shot and Recording HD Videos in One Go
Nikon 1 V2 gives you the option of recording HD videos and taking a picture at the same time too. This way you are not only limited to just filming or just shooting, you can do both. The High Definition video capture gives you sharp picture quality even if the subject is moving. So if you want to make a movie of a tennis match, you can do it with ease.
Nikon 1 V2 is a perfect camera for both photo enthusiasts and semi professional photographers. You can take any picture at any time, in a sporting or any other event, without comprising the image quality.
Paul Cook is a hobby photographer and freelance writer who enjoys learning new photography tips at Photo.net.