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Nikon 1 J2 review

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Nikon 1 J2 review

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A number of lenses are available for the Nikon 1 system, such as the 30-110mm lens which can be bought as part of a twin lens kit. This image was shot at 110mm, and shows the Nikon 1 J2's image stabilisation has done a decent job of keeping the image blur free.

Nikon 1 J2 review

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Partial colour is one of the new digital filters available on the Nikon 1 J2. Here, as you can see, purple has been selected as the colour, rendering the rest of the scene as monochrome.

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Black and white images can be captured when shooting in P/A/S/M modes by changing the Picture Styles in the menu. Here we can also see the Nikon 1 J2 has done well coping with the bright sky behind the statue to provide a good exposure.

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Cyanotype is one of the customisable settings you can choose in monochrome shooting mode, along with sepia and tinted monochrome.

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Despite the fact the J2 has a small sensor, you can still achieve pleasing shallow depth of field effects. This image was shot at 10mm (27mm equivalent) at f/3.5 using the 10-30mm kit lens.

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Colours are represented well by the Nikon 1 J2, straight from the camera. They aren't overly vibrant but have enough pop to give a pleasing effect.

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To create a panorama using the J2, simply sweep the camera across the scene while holding down the shutter release. The image is then stitched together in camera.

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The Nikon J2 makes a good every day camera, while its small size is likely to appeal to holiday makers.

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A good amount of detail is captured by the J2, but if you examine the image at 100% parts of the image can look a little soft.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution10.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Time Lapse Function, Face Detection, Live View
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)238 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Minimum Focus Distance200 mm
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
Battery Model SupportedEN-EL20
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height61 mm
Width106.7 mm
Depth30.5 mm
Autofocus Points135
Focal Length10 mm to 30 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Rear Curtain Sync, Flash Exposure Compensation
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelJ2
Product NameJ2 Mirrorless Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVVA161K001
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Life's at its best when you live it in the moment. So how about a camera that's speedy enough, clever enough, and creative enough to capture the fun in your world without missing a beat?

Designed to think fast and act even faster, the intelligent Nikon 1 J2 interchangeable lens camera ensures you stay a click ahead of the action. Ultra-portable and simple to operate, it has all you need to capture great photos and movies.

The bright LCD screen offers crystal-clear shooting and playback. Functions like the innovative Motion Snapshot and the easy-to-use Creative Mode keep up with the way you want to record your life.

Battery Life220 Shot
Package Contents
  • J2 Mirrorless Camera
  • VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
  • EN-EL20 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (with Terminal Cover)
  • MH-27 Battery Charger
  • BF-N1000 Body Cap
  • UC-E15 USB Cable
  • AN-N1000 Strap
  • Software CD
  • User's Manual
  • Reference Manual CD
Display Resolution921000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone