Nikon 1 S1 review @ trustedreviews "Reliable image quality and lightning quick auto-focus but noisy photos at higher ISOs"

"There's an awful lot to like about the Nikon 1 S1's photos, too, though it’s not without its faults.
The Auto White Balance system consistently renders colours correctly with a noticeable absence of any particular colour cast. If anything, colours are a tad subdued – if you have the skill it’s worth boosting them when editing afterwards. The S1's exposure system is also generally reliable, with metering only exhibiting the slight tendency to underexpose.
One area where the Nikon 1 S1, somewhat predictably, suffers, is noise control at high ISO settings. Owing to the smaller sensor employed in the S1 in comparison to other similar CSCs, noise is problematic even at lower ISO settings. Although the camera managed to maintain a certain amount of detail at these higher settings, the necessary noise reduction results in some detail lost and sharpness loss."

Nikon 1 S1 review by Joshua Waller at EPZ: "The Nikon 1 S1 has a number of impressive high speed feature built into a very compact and stylish body."

"The Nikon 1 S1 is a capable camera, producing pleasing images with lots of detail despite only having a 10 megapixel sensor, and it shoots at 60fps with a number of potentially useful high speed shooting modes, including the ability to save the best 5 shots taken in Smart Photo Selector mode, or see the scene in slow motion and pick a photo from it. Full HD video with stereo sound is included, as well as high speed video recording, although the lack of image stabilisation could be an issue for some. For someone looking for a fast, compact, and good looking compact camera, the Nikon 1 S1 could make a good choice, particularly if you'd be interested in changing lenses at a later date." . . . read more

Nikon 1 S1 review at DxO Mark "The S1’s image quality isn’t better than their 14Mp J3 or V2 offerings"

"The Nikon 1 S1 features the same 10.1-megapixel resolution found on most Nikon Hybrids with the exception of the 14.2-megapixel V2 and J3. There’s also an increased 100 – 6400 ISO sensitivity range, 15 fps continuous shooting with autofocus and an Advanced Hybrid Autofocus system, but no hotshot or EVF.

The Nikon 1 S1 does have a few things going for it most notably the rapid 15fps burst shooting, advanced hybrid autofocus system and, for Nikkor glass owners, compatibility with F mount lenses. The 1-inch CX sensor also means the native 1 Nikkor lenses should be more compact than many Hybrid systems which is great if you want to travel light.   

In the DxOMark Scores however the Nikon 1 Series does not hit the usual heights for Nikon cameras and the S1’s Image Quality is disappointing. With no Image Quality improvement over existing 10-megapixel Nikon 1 Series Hybrids the extra $100 the S1 costs is only buying extra features."

Nikon ViewNX 2.7.1 Update Available for Download, adds support for the D5200, and Nikon 1 models J3 and S1, fixes a bunch of bugs.

Support for IEEE 1394 connection for the D1, D1H, and D1X has been eliminated

Modifications enabled with version 2.7.1 :

Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

Support for the D5200, and Nikon 1 models J3 and S1 has been added.
The following issues with movies recorded using the Nikon 1 V2 with White Balance set to Underwater have been resolved.
Thumbnails for movies transferred with Nikon Transfer 2 using a card reader are not displayed in the thumbnail list area.
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In case you missed something: CES 2013 Digital Cameras roundup at Engadget. (PS @ Engadget: what about Sigma?)

all the cameras of CES 2013

"Samsung also had a mirrorless camera to share, and even though we could have squeezed it into the paragraph up above with Polaroid, the NX300 deserves to stand on its own. The company's latest model packs an APS-C sensor that can snap 20.3-megapixel stills, along with a typical 100-25,600 ISO range and a 3.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen. It also shoots 3D stills when paired with the $500 3D-capable lens. The camera itself (with a 20-50mm kit lens) will set you back a cool $750, so it's clearly a class above the Polaroid -- it's also one of the priciest cameras to debut at CES, which only serves to further validate our claim that this show is targeted at consumers. . . . read more

Nikon expands its mirrorless system with the addition of two new CX Format cameras, the Nikon 1 J3 built for speed and the Nikon 1 S1 built for simplicity

Nikon 1 S1 Silver

"London, UK,  8 January 2013 Nikon welcomes two new members to the Nikon 1 family: the Nikon 1 J3 with the world’s smallest body,¹ and the simply stylish Nikon 1 S1—the first model in the new S-series. Both cameras boast the world’s shortest release time lag,² and the world’s fastest continuous shooting.³

The Nikon 1 J3 builds on the astonishing speed and ultra-portable design that helped the Nikon 1 J1 become the best-selling compact camera system across Europe.⁴ Achieving the world’s smallest body,¹ the J3‘s finely crafted aluminium exterior feels even better than it looks. With the world’s shortest release time lag,² and the world’s fastest continuous shooting³, it’s always ready to capture decisive moments of active lifestyles with high-resolution images and Full HD movies. . . . read more

Nikon Nikon 1 S1 Front View

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When the decisive moment strikes, you need to be ready. But what if your “carry-anywhere” camera isn’t up to the job?

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