Never fail to impress with the brilliantly bold Nikon 1 S2. Fast, portable, and fabulous, this easy-to-use system camera looks as good as the action-packed photos and HD movies it captures.
Whether you want sharper, clearer nighttime shots, or the speed to freeze the action when the going gets good, the Nikon 1 S2 delivers stunning results with ease. The slimline camera body and compact 1 NIKKOR lenses free you to chase the fun wherever it takes you. Nikon’s 14.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and rapid autofocus system empower you with split-second timing, and ensure the magic of every moment is captured with stunning precision.
Capture action-packed moments with ease. With a large 14.2-megapixel sensor and ISO 200–12800, you get beautiful photos and movies, even when you shoot in low light.
Shoot at the speed of life and swap lenses with ease. Small, fast, and perfectly formed, our cutting-edge Nikon 1 system cameras can capture it all.
Faster than a D-SLR, the Nikon 1 S2 locks onto subjects with remarkable speed and precision. Capture perfect fast action photos at up to 20 fps with continuous AF.
Get advanced results without any hassle. The Nikon 1 S2 takes beautifully detailed images and faultless HD movies with a simple button press.
Smooth, seamless, and brilliantly bold, the Nikon 1 S2 combines exquisite design with easy operation. Choose from four body colours to suit your style.
Pick the moment that matters with Active Selection. A new function in Best Moment Capture mode, Active Selection takes up to ten high-resolution shots in just one second, and you can choose the one to keep.
Point, shoot, and make movie magic. The smart choice for fuss-free filming, the Nikon 1 S2 shoots smooth action footage, and can take full resolution photos while you film. Creative movie modes make it easy to add some cinematic flair to your footage.
Put some genius in your images with Creative Palette. This intuitive feature lets you apply artistic filters to photos before you shoot. Simply rotate the multi selector, and watch the magic happen on the LCD monitor.
Stunning images: shoot brilliant photos and HD movies at up to ISO 12800 with the large 14.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. With no optical low-pass filter, this fast CX-format sensor makes the most of every megapixel to deliver richly detailed, crystal-clear images even when you shoot in dim light.
EXPEED 4A engine: Nikon’s dual-engine image processor keeps you shooting spectacular images and HD movies at speed. One processing engine enables the camera’s stunning image quality; the other ensures fast, reliable performance and seamless continuous shooting.
1 NIKKOR kit lens: capture stunning images right out of the box with the 1 NIKKOR 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6 zoom. A slim lens that’s big on convenience, this 1 NIKKOR is ideal for everything from casual snapshots to distant action and flattering portraits. Designed for instant shooting and superior portability, just rotate the lens to switch your camera on and retract it to switch the camera off.
Advanced hybrid AF: lock onto action instantly with an autofocus system that includes 73 phase-detection AF points. Phase-detection AF is used in D-SLRs and keeps pace with your subject no matter how fast it moves. When the light is low or your subject is located at the edge of the frame, this intelligent hybrid system instantly switches to use contrast-detect AF for spot-on results every time.
Split-second wonders: the Nikon 1 S2 can snap full-resolution photos of the action faster than you can see it unfold. The camera takes ten images in a rapid burst, delivering continuous shooting at up to 60 fps with focus fixed at the first frame, and up to 20 fps with continuous AF.
You’re the director: Nikon 1 makes it easy to film exciting Full HD (1080p) video clips. Hit the record button to start filming instantly and enjoy smooth footage of even fast-moving action. Electronic VR (vibration reduction) maintains a stable view even at full zoom.¹
Photos while filming: why choose between movies and photos when you can capture both at once? With Nikon 1 you can capture high-resolution stills while filming simply by pressing the shutter-release button, or use Auto Image Capture, which analyses every frame and automatically snaps photos when conditions are best.
Creative movie modes: Fast Motion, Jump Cut, and 4-Second Movie features put the cinematographer in you centre stage. Energise your street scenes with Fast Motion, put an animated stop-motion feel on the passage of time with Jump Cut, or get expressive with to-the-point 4-Second Movie clips (you can stitch 8 together).
Hassle-free operation: truly simple operation ensures you’re always ready to capture the moment. The brilliant 7.5-cm (3.0-in.) 460k-dot LCD monitor makes it easy to compose and view shots, while well-placed buttons and an intuitive menu make it simple to add effects. The convenient F (feature) button offers instant access to the intuitive feature menu, for times when you want to adjust shooting or playback settings without any fuss.
Motion Snapshot: show more of a moment and create photos that move in just one click. The camera creates an easy-to-share ‘living image’ by capturing a moment in time as a short slow-motion movie that ends with a high-resolution photo. You can apply atmospheric ambience or background music, and combine up to eight Motion Snapshots into one exciting story in-camera.
Live Image Control: easily enhance photos before you take them. Simply adjust the control bars that appear next to your image in order to freeze movement, tweak lighting, or blur backgrounds. Watch the changes take effect on the LCD monitor and see exactly what your photos are going to look like before you release the shutter.
Creative Mode: use Nikon 1 effects to add a creative twist to images before you shoot. Turn the ordinary into the extraordinary with filters like Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, and Cross Process. Use Creative Palette to cycle through different effects and watch the on-screen image change: take the shot the moment you see the look you want.
Built-in flash: shine a light on your subjects with the pop-up flash. The compact flash unit automatically pops up in dim environments.
Bold and minimal: glossy pop colours and irresistible design make the Nikon 1 S2 a joy to own. With its gently curved surfaces and minimalist design, it’s at home anywhere. Pick from four colourful bodies: ice white, matte black, lipstick red, or sunshine yellow. Your included 1 NIKKOR kit lens matches the camera’s body colour perfectly.
Wireless adapter: liven up your social media life and stand out from the smartphone crowd by sharing high-quality Nikon 1 shots! Use Nikon’s optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter² to transfer images directly to a smart device ready for instant sharing.
Expandable system: change perspectives with Nikon’s range of premium 1 NIKKOR lenses. Pack the 1 NIKKOR VR 30–110mm lens to capture distant subjects. Grab the compact and stylish 1 NIKKOR VR 10–100mm lens for superb versatility. Bring beautiful background blur to your portraits with the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm prime lens.
Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view
Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
CX, CMOS, 13.1 mm x 8.8 mm
Storage - Image size (pixels)
Still images taken in auto, creative, and best moment capture modes (aspect ratio 3 : 2), (L) 4592 x 3072, (M) 3440 x 2296, (S) 2288 x 1528. Still images taken during movie recording (aspect ratio 3 : 2) 4592 x 3072 (1080/60p, 1080/30p) 1280 x 856 (720/60p, 720/30p). Motion Snapshots (photo portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 4592 x 2576
Storage file formats
NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8) compression
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
microSD (micro Secure Digital), microSDHC, microSDXC
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Auto; creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M, creative palette, HDR, soft, miniature effect, selective color, cross process, and toy camera effect; best moment capture (Active Selection and Smart Photo Selector); advanced movie (HD movie, slow motion, jump cut, fast motion and 4-second movie), Motion Snapshot
1/16,000 to 30 s, in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb. Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Flash sync speed
Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower
S (single frame), Continuous, Self-timer
Frame advance rate
Approx. 5, 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps
2 s, 10 s
TTL metering using image sensor
Matrix: Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame. Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
P: programmed auto with flexible program; S: shutter-priority auto; A: aperture-priority auto; M: manual; scene auto selector
–3 to +3EV, in steps of 1/3EV
Luminosity locked at metered value when shutter-release button is pressed halfway
200 to 12800, in steps of 1EV, 12800 (NR); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 200–6400, 200–3200, 200–800) available (user controlled in P, S, A, and M modes)
Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Full-time AF (AF-F), Single AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Manual focus (MF)
Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF)
Auto; Soft, Miniature effect, Selective color, Cross process, Toy camera effect (Creative mode): Flash pops up automatically and fires as required; P programmed auto, S shutter-priority auto, A aperture-priority auto, M manual (Creative mode): Manual pop-up
Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 200, Guide Number is approx. 7/23)
i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync, off
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie - metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor, TTL metering using image sensor
Movie - metering method
Matrix: Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate
HD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) 1280 x 720/30p (29.97 fps). Slow-motion movies (aspect ratio 8 : 3) 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 320 x 120/1200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps). Fast-motion, jump-cut, and 4-second movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps). Motion Snapshots (movie portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
Movie - file format
Movie - video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format
Movie - audio recording device
Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Size: 7.5 cm (3 in.) diagonal. Resolution: Approx.460k-dot. Type: TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 16 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
Type D HDMI connector
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL22 battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5E power connector (available separately)
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx.101.0 x 60.8 x 29.4 mm (4.0 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.), excluding projections
Approx.230g (8.1 oz), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 190 g (6.7 oz), camera body only
Operating environment - temperature
0 °C – 40 °C (32 °F – 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Body Cap BF-N1000, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL22 (with terminal cover), Battery Charger MH-29 (AC wall adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), lens (supplied only if lens kit is purchased with camera), Strap AN-N1000, ViewNX 2 CD, USB Cable UC-E16
The Nikon 1 S2 Zoom Kit with the slim 1 NIKKOR 11–27.5mm lens ensures you’re always prepared to capture life’s unpredictable moments. Great for everything from casual snapshots to distant action and flattering portraits, it’s easy to keep this slim lens attached to your camera so you can shoot the instant that photo or movie moment comes along: just rotate the lens to switch your camera on and retract it to switch the camera off.
The Nikon 1 S2 Double Zoom Kit offers superb versatility to capture the best of life from near or far. The kit includes the slim 1 NIKKOR 11–27.5mm zoom lens and the portable 1 NIKKOR VR 30–110mm telephoto zoom lens. A powerful and flexible zoom combination, the two lenses in this kit both boast a retractable lens mechanism for superior portability.