Nikon 1 Nikkor 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 VR & 18.5mm f/1.8 lens reviews: best performing lenses in the range

By Kevin Carter - Wednesday June 26 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Image quality ranking | Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 vs competition | Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 vs competition | Conclusion

Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 mounted on Nikon 1V1 Versus Sony E 10-18mm f/4 mounted on Sony NEX-7:


Although the Nikon 1 system adopts a small 1-inch type sensor, we’ve compared the 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 on a 10-Mpix Nikon 1 V1 to the comparable Sony E 10-18mm f/4 zoom lens, only this time it’s mounted on a high pixel count (24-Mpix) Sony NEX-7. With a DxOMark score of 10 for the Nikon against the 14 of the Sony, it’s clear that the latter is the more capable of the two but the Sharpness scores are hampered by the lowly pixel count of the Nikon 1 V1 body. Be that as it may, the lens/sensor efficiency is better than that of the Sony combination, and it has good transmission and low levels of distortion and lateral chromatic aberration.