The Nikon 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a compact and easily portable digital camera. The mirrorless design allows the camera to be extra-small and lightweight, while still retaining all of the best qualities of a mirrored model. Featuring a CX-Format High-Speed AF CMOS Sensor and an EXPEED 3 dual image processor, this small device packs some punch.
The sensor enables great photos even in low light, while the EXPEED 3 enables superior system performance, high-speed processing, advanced phase detection autofocus and high-speed data transfer rate.
The J1 camera has an interchangeable lens system, allowing you to select from 3 optional 1 NIKKOR lenses in addition to the included one. There's even a lens designed specifically for movie filming. Swapping lenses is quick and easy, enabling you to stay at-the-ready at all times. Aside from the 10-30 mm focal length of the included lens, you may choose a single focal length of 10 mm or a 30-110 mm telephoto. A highly responsive autofocus and a fast shooting speed ensure that you never miss a moment. You get 10 fps continuous shooting speed in autofocus mode, so your camera won't lag behind the action.
An impressive 73 point AF array gives you amazing clarity, even when capturing fast-moving subjects. A large 3.0" LCD color screen features a 460k-dot resolution and an anti-glare coating for easy viewing, even in bright sunlight. Enjoy one-touch Full HD (1080p) movie record mode-and the ability to capture stil l images while recording! Add a slow-motion effect to make your imaging more dramatic. Experience the Motion Snapshot One-Touch Photo Animation Experience to bring your photos to life. This feature essentially creates a picture slideshow where there would otherwise be merely a single image.
Thanks to Smart Photo Selector, the J1 chooses the best of the images you've taken, so all you have to focus on is getting the shot you want. Let the camera do the work for you while you do what you love and stay in the moment. Enjoy easy access to advanced features with a menu that is easy to follow, no matter how much photography experience you've had.
Reviewed by 3 customers
Great camera, easy to use!
I wanted a simple on-the-go point & shoot type camera for casual outings with friends that don't render lugging around a big dslr. All of the powershot and coolpix types I've had before always seem to have a quickly-deteriative auto-focus which is kind of important to casual pictures with friends. So I'd say it's worth spending double to get double the quality and double the lifetime and it's not as bulky/cumbersome as the dslr!
The camera is great. It takes great pictures. It has great features. The access to specialized settings tend to buried a few menus deep though. I like to change up the image size I'm capturing in different situations but it's not easy to get to. If you like playing with your aperture, shutter speed, or ISO settings those are also not very convenient. It's a very fun camera though.