Bring quality, depth and passion into your photography with Nikon 1 J1. Take your skills to a whole new level with a camera that promises high performance, advanced features and portability. Click amazing shots at 10.1 megapixel resolution and capture Full HD videos with just a touch of a dial. A small-sensor mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, Nikon1 j1 allows you to explore your creativity like never before. Available in silver, the camera has a strong and lightweight body.
Nikon 1 System - An evolution in imaging technology
The Nikon CX-format super high-speed AF CMOS sensor is a landmark in the field of imaging technology. You can now experience fantastic image precision through the interchangeable lens system featuring image stabilization (VR) and superior fast and quiet autofocus motors.
Incredible 73 point AF array
To ensure that you get to capture every precious moment, Nikon 1 J1 has a speed of 10 frames per second in autofocus mode. Your fast moving subjects are also captured with amazing clarity thanks to 73 point AF array.
Motion Snapshot to capture your stories
Sometimes it takes more than a single photo to narrate a story. The Motion Snapshot feature of Nikon1 J1 enables you to capture those special moments with just a single click.
Simultaneously capture Full HD movies and photos
Nikon1 J1 empowers you to record Full HD (1080p) videos with just a touch of a button. You can even capture still images while recording a video. The Autofocus function ensures that everything stays in focus, while movie as well as still image shooting. You can also add slow motion to your creations.
Smart Photo Selector
The Smart Photo Selector in Nikon1 J1 does all the thinking for you, from delivering an optimal exposure, to perfect framing of subjects, to ensuring clarity and focus. When you wish to live the moment as you capture it, move the dial to Smart Photo Selector and let the camera do all the work for you.
EXPEED 3 processor
Inside the rugged exterior of Nikon 1 lies the superfast EXPEED 3 image processing engine. Make the most of high system performance, high-speed dual image processors, state-of-the-art focal-plane phase detection auto focus and the fastest data transfer rates. The camera has been crafted to deliver superior image quality with tone reproduction and advanced noise reduction.
To give you shooting convenience, Nikon1 J1 sports an ultra-high resolution screen featuring 460K-dots. The 3-inch screen shows every detail to precision and helps you with framing. It features an anti-glare coating that allows easy viewing of photos and HD movies even outdoors.
Total Pixel: 12 megapixels, Playback Function, Focus Lock, Exposure Control, Remote Control, Motion Snapshot, Smart Photo Selector Mode, Slow Motion Movie 400 fps 640x240, 1200 fps 320x120, Dial Mode, Picture Control System, Electronic Shutter, Shutter Release Mode, Exposure Lock, Exposure Compensation: 3EV in increments of 1/3 EV Steps, Active D-Lighting, Lens Servo, Face-priority AF, Flash Compensation: 3EV in increments of 1/3 EV Steps, Recording Time: 1080/60i (20 minutes), 1080/30p (20 minutes), 720/60p (29 minutes), Tripod Socket: 1/4 inch at ISO 1222, Still Images (Still Image and Smart Photo Selector Modes, Aspect Ratio 3:2) 3872 x 2592, 2896 x 1944, 1936 x 1296, Still Images (Movie Mode, Aspect Ratio 16:9) 3840 x 2160 (1080, 60i) 1920 x 1080 (1080, 30p), 1280 x 720 (720, 60p), Still Images (Motion Snapshot Mode, Aspect Ratio 16:9) 3840 x 2160, 1 SD Card Slot, Flash Sync Speed: Up to 1/60 sec, Frame Advance Rate
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A lot of discussion about this camera, mainly from folks who haven't actually used it and don't care for what the specs sheet says.
I own this camera and purchased it after MUCH frustration and research. I have been capturing images for over 5 years and have owned everything from medium format twin-lens reflex to professional Nikons with fantastic prime glass, to cheesy compacts. Most recently, I've owned a Sony NEX-5 - good camera (even if the menus drove me crazy), but wanted better video. Tried the 5N, but returned it immediately due to the well-documented clicking (yes, it does exist).
Here's my dilemma - I would love a top of the line DSLR with really good prime glass, but that's not economically possible right now. I'm not a professional photographer, but I am (humbly) a capable photographer. I also travel (a lot) and need something small and discreet that does not attract undue attention, but capable of capturing good images. Even if not perfect, I can get them into PSCS5 and do what needs to be done with them. It needs to have good video performance for the short 5 minute snippets I enjoy. Finally, it needs to perform well enough in low light. Tough act for a camera and I knew this was a compromise.
I settled on this after first rejecting it out of hand. I finally purchased it, with full intention of immediately returning it if disgusted with the results. I did NOT want to like this camera. Surprisingly, after several days, I still have it and have used it in as many ways as I can think of. It is performing well and I'm getting used to the interface. The image quality is as good as the NEX-5, and even a bit better at ISO 1600 and 3200. Video is much better and I was surprised by how much I like the slow-motion movie feature of the camera. The camera captures 5 seconds of hi speed video at an 8:3 ratio and when it is played back, it plays a one minute movie of the capture. Perfect for quick uploads to YouTube, but really a gimmick - yet it's fascinating.
Yes, the camera is a compromise, but so's life. At the end of the day, this camera meets my needs for where I am now, feels good and solid in my hands (even if small), and captures good images right out of the camera.
Takes some getting used to moving through the menus, but once you're used to it, it goes quickly. I would like the function button to be able to be customized.
ISO 6400 and 12800 are useless unless you're trying for an artistic effect.