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Nikon 1 J1 review

Nikon's simplest mirrorless compact system camera

Here are some of the images we've shot with the new Nikon J1 during our testing.

Nikon j1 review

DEPTH OF FIELD: Although smaller than APS-C sized, the J1's sensor is large enough to allow depth of field to be restricted when shooting at f/2.8.

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Nikon j1 review

SHARP: Even in fairly low and very flat light, the J1's AF system usually gets the subject sharp quickly.

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Nikon j1 review

NATURAL: Despite the bright sky, using matrix metering has resulted in a natural-looking image with only slight underexposure of the foreground here.

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Nikon j1 review

FLASH: The bright sky is nicely balanced by the flash output for this low angle shot.

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ISO 800: There's little noise visible in this ISO 800 image.

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ISO 3200: Using a sensitivity setting of ISO 3200 has made this image a little on the soft side, and although chroma noise is visible, it's not a major problem.

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DETAIL: There's plenty of detail in this ISO 400 shot taken with the 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR kit lens mounted, but chromatic aberration is visible along some backlit edges.

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FAST: The Nikon J1's AF system can latch onto and track fast moving subjects.

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NO FLASH: When you don't want to use flash, the maximum aperture of the 10mm f/2.8 lens comes in handy.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution10.1 Megapixel
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3x, 3x (Lens 1) - 3.7x (Lens 2)
Brand NameNikon
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Weight (Approximate)234 g
Maximum Image Resolution3872 x 2592
Maximum Frame Rate1200 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Height61 mm
Width106 mm
Depth29.8 mm
Autofocus Points135
Focal Length10 mm to 30 mm (Lens 1) - 30 mm to 110 mm (Lens 2)
Audio FormatsAAC
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelJ1
Product NameJ1 Mirrorless Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVVA151K003
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Busy lives filled with fleeting chances to record loved ones in action demand a camera that can keep up.

Designed to think fast and act even faster, the super-small Nikon 1 J1 interchangeable lens camera offers all you need to shoot great photos and movies.

Portable enough to take anywhere and easy to operate, it will bring new levels of speed, simplicity and enjoyment to the way you capture your world.

Battery Life230 Shot
Package Contents
  • J1 Mirrorless Camera
  • Strap AN-N1000
  • Body Cap BF-N1000
  • Li-on Rechargeable Battery EN-EL20
  • Lens 10-30mm
  • Lens 30-110mm
  • Battery Charger MH-27
  • Software CD-ROM
  • USB Cable UC-E15
  • EG-CP14 Audio/Video Cable
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone