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 1 customers
I love traveling with this camera. The low-light features are better than my wife's high-end Nikon Cool-Pix. We can do city shots at night, food-blogger photos in a dim restaurant, and capture performances in a darkened circus tent. I love the motion-capture-video with the Motion Snapshot feature. It takes a couple seconds of video and plays it back at slow speed. I have some great pictures of a guy juggling knives on stage. The Motion Snapshot feature makes it look really cool. This feature reminds me of the moving-photographs in the Harry Potter films. The pictures look like magic! Getting technical: The 10 MP sensor is outstanding in this camera. It is a "CX" sensor and is a bit larger than what you get in the Cool-Pix. I like how Nikon stopped at 10 MP and didn't try to put more pixels on the sensor. It's better to have fewer pixels because it means each pixel can have better light-gathering capacity. Imagine each 'pixel' on the sensor is a light-gathering-bucket. If the area of the 'bucket' is larger, it has a better chance of capturing photons in low light. Consumers are sold on the idea that more megapixels is better, but it isn't necessarily the case. More megapixels generally means more noise and smaller space-per-pixel on the image sensor. Nikon has done it the right way around here: They put a high quality lens on the camera and focused on the light-gathering capabilities of the sensor by putting fewer, larger pixels on the sensor. Plus they equipped the camera with a larger sensor. Nikon has gone the less-is-more route with megapixels and it really pays off. I really love my Nikon J1. It was definitely worth the money and I would recommend the camera to any of my family members. I use the camera on trips and it is easy to carry. It is not heavy or bulky as a digital SLR and the image quality is fantastic for my needs.