Sensor and lens testing facility score the new Nikon V1 and Nikon J1 CSC cameras

Nikon’s two recently released CSC models, the Nikon J1 and Nikon V1,

have been tested by DxO labs. By running the sensor through a number of

rigorous tests the J1 and V1 have been given comparable lab scores

against the likes of the Panasonic GH2.

The results are extremely

interesting, with the likes of dynamic range and colour depth doing well

but the low light performance lacking. The V1’s closest rival

price-wise, the E-P3, also outperforms it on the ISO stakes butis poorer


Comparing the J1 to the Panasonic G3, one of the

closer price-based rivals, the J1 scores exactly the same in spite of

doing similarly poorly in the ISO stakes. We’re expecting a review model

any day now, so watch this space for our verdict.