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David Busch’s Nikon® V1: Guide to Digital Movie Making and Still Photography by David D. Busch

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13Nikon V1: Troubleshooting and Prevention

One of the nice things about modern electronic cameras like the Nikon V1 is that they have fewer mechanical moving parts to fail, so they are less likely to “wear out.” No film transport mechanism, no wind lever or motor drive, no complicated mechanical linkages from camera to lens to physically stop down the lens aperture. Instead, tiny, reliable motors are built into each lens (and you lose the use of only that lens should something fail), and the Nikon 1 series lacks one of the few major moving parts in its dSLR counterparts—the moving mirror. Even the shutter of this camera can function without moving if you choose the electronic version over the mechanical one.

The only other things on the camera ...

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