Nikon 1 V1 - Video


I wanted to shoot a 'home video' with the Nikon 1 V1 and instead of my usual shots of the garden, which is looking terrible at the moment anyway, I decided to press our cat Jeff into service. Shot with the 18.5mm f1/.8 lens its shaky and with some highlight burnout, but it is very sharp indeed. 

While I'm not convinced by the cameras smart photo and slow motion features, both of which don't go far enough, I think that the video from the V1 could, with care, produce some great results. Even this ad hoc effort worked pretty well. The 18.5mm lens has no stabilisation and I shot the whole thing at f/1.8 and ISO 1600 so there is some focus hunting, but as a camera shooting the family in good light it could produce decent results, in line with its target audience.

I'll have a go at something more serious when the weather improves.