Nikon 1 in low light

In anticipation of the Nikon 1 32mm f/1.2, I tried my nearest equivalent, a Nikon APS-C 35mm f/1.8 wide open at ISO 800 and 1600 in low light. Indoors with no lights on a dull day.



By processing from raw, and adding some noise reduction the results were OK. Nothing special and slightly soft because of the NR, but somewhat better than I was expecting. Relatively clean and good enough for publication. (Just about) For my purposes I wouldn't want to go to ISO 3200, so ISO 1600 is the limit for me. Not something I would use on a regular basis, but worth finding out just in case. The 32mm f/1.2 would give just over a stop of extra light so that would mean using ISO 800 instead of 1600, ISO 1600 instead of 3200 etc. 

There is no way that my Nikon 1 V1 can be considered as a low-light camera, but as I said there may be occasions when there is no choice, so its worth my while seeing what I can use and how far I can go. Below are some 100% blowups.