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At which lux level do the Nikon 1 cameras switch from PDAF to contrast-detection?

The Nikon 1 cameras are famous for being able to track focus with their on sensor PDAF. But the story goes that if light is low, it will switch to contrast-detect only and will not track focus as ...
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What makes the Nikon 1 series different from Nikon's existing DSLRs?

I stumbled across the Nikon 1 V1 in my web travels, and it sounds as though it's completely different from Nikon's DSLR cameras. The Nikon website explains some of its specifications but what ...
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What is the reason to change the mount type in Nikon 1 series?

To use Nikon F-mount lenses, Nikon 1 series require an adapter. Moreover, the flash unit mount is a custom one too and it seems that there is no adapter at all, but maybe I'm wrong. What is the ...
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Could the Nikon V1 be a good camera for sports photography?

I think the new Nikon V1 looks promising as a camera for sports photography: it has lots of auto-focus points and focuses quickly it has a fast continuous shooting frame rate it is small and might ...
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Why won't Nikon V1 autofocus with a close up filter attached?

I have a Nikon V1 with a 10-30 mm lens and recently purchased a +10 filter for close up work, but the camera won't focus when i use the filter. Am I doing anything wrong or is this a limitation of the ...
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Why won't my Nikon 1 V1 shoot outside for long-exposure after dark?

So I'm trying to use a Nikon 1 V1 (yes I know it's an ancient camera!) for taking long exposure photos of the night sky. I have a wide angle lens and have set the mode to M; using a remote in 'time' ...
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