Nikon 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm VR Zoom Lens - White

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About Nikon J1

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.

The Nikon J1 is commonly used for Travel and more.The Nikon J1 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon J1: Easy to use, Good image quality and Large clear LCD

Nikon J1 Features

  • New super high-speed AF CMOS image sensor and offer focal plane phase detection AF
  • New advanced hybrid autofocus system that enables the world's fastest autofocusing
  • Motion Snapshot, imaging function that combines full-HD movie with a still image for more dramatic imaging expression
  • Smart Photo Selector for simple capture of the best shot
  • Simple, high-quality design
  • Air-gapless structure adopted for LCD monitor with wide viewing angle
  • Short Movie Creator automatic movie editing software that is easy to use and can be launched independently
  • Movie recording mode with 1920 x 1080/60i full-HD movie support for superior picture quality
  • Equipped with Nikon's exclusive imaging system, Picture Control, which allows users to choose and adjust the way in which the camera processes photographs according to the type of scene or their own individual preference
  • Support for RAW (NEF) recording built in
  • Active D-Lighting, which adjusts exposure according to the scene to prevent loss of detail in highlights and shadows for images in which optimal contrast ispreserved
  • Scene Auto Selector, with which the cameras automatically optimize settings according to the subject
  • Built-in dust reduction function
  • Built-in flash

Nikon J1 Specifications

Camera Type
Digital camera with interchangeable lens
Lens Mount
Nikon 1 mount
Picture Angle
Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (Nikon CX format)
Effective Pixels
10.1 million
Sensor Size
13.2mm x 8.8mm
Image Sensor Format
Image Sensor Type
Total Pixels
12 million
Dust-reduction system
Image sensor cleaning
Image Area (pixels)
Still Images (3:2 aspect ratio): 3872 x 2592, 2896 x 1944, 1936 x 1296
Smart Photo Selector (3:2 aspect ratio): 3872 x 2592, 2896 x 1944, 1936 x 1296
Movie Mode (16:9 aspect ratio): 3840 x 2160 (1080/60i), 1920 x 1080 (1080/30p), 1280 x 720 (720/60p)
Motion Snapshot (16:9 aspect ratio): 3840 x 2160
File Format
Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Selected Picture Control can be modified, User-customizable Settings
Storage Media
Card Slot
1 Secure Digital (SD)
File System
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
Shutter type
Electronic Shutter
Fastest Shutter Speed
1/16,000 sec. in steps of 1/3EV
Slowest Shutter Speed
1/3 second
Flash Sync Speed
Up to 1/60 sec.
Bulb Shutter Setting
Shutter Release Modes
Single-frame [S] mode, Continuous, Electronic [Hi], Self-timer mode, Delayed remote, Quick Response Remote, Interval Timer Shooting
Frame Advance Rate
Electronic [Hi]: Approx. 10, 30 or 60 fps
Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual focus, S Shutter- priority auto or M Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster and other settings at default values)
Shooting Speed at full resolution
5 frames per second 10, 30 or 60 fps using Electronic (Hi) shutter
2, 5, 10 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Remote Control Modes
Delayed remote (2 sec), Quick-response remote
Exposure Metering System
TTL metering using image sensor
Metering Method
Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on select focus area
Exposure Modes
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P), Shutter-Priority Auto (S), Aperture-Priority Auto (A), Aperture-Priority (A), Manual (M), Scene Auto Selector
Scene Modes
Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up, Auto
Shooting Modes
Still Image (3:2), Smart Photo Selector (3:2), Movie (HD 16:9), Movie Slow Motion (8:3), Motion Snapshot (16:9)
Exposure Compensation
±3 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Exposure Lock
Luminosity locked at metered value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO Sensitivity
Active D-Lighting
On, Off
Autofocus System
Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF), AF-assist illuminator
AF-area mode
Single-point AF: 135 focus areas, Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas, Subject tracking, Face-priority AF
Focus Lock
Focus is locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or lightly pressing shutter release button in (S) AF
Focus Modes
Auto (AF)
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Full-time Servo (AF-F)
Manual Focus (MF)
Built-in Flash
Flash Control
i-TTL flash control using image sensor available
Flash Mode
Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync with red-eye reduction, Rear curtain with sync, Rear curtain with slow sync
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White Balance
Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual, All except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Metering method
Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on select focus area
Movie File Format
Movie Video Compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format
Movie Audio recording device
Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Optional external ME-1 stereo microphone
HD: 1920 X 1080/60i
HD: 1920 X 108/30p
HD: 1280 x 720/60p
Slow-motion: 640x240/400fps
Slow-motion: 320x120/1200fps
Motion Snapshot: 1920x1080/60p (plays at 24p)
Audio file format: ACC
Movie file format: MOV
Monitor Size
3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution
460,000 Dots
Monitor Type
TFT-LCD with brightness adjustment
USB: Hi-speed USB
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech, Norwegian, Thai, Turkish
Daylight Savings Time Settings
World Time Setting
Battery Type
EN-EL20 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge)
230 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter
EH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5C Power Supply Connector
Tripod Socket
1/4 in. (ISO1222)
Operating Environment
32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C) Less than 85% humidity (no condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.2 x 2.4 x 1.2 inches (106 x 61 x 29.8mm)
8.3oz. (234g)
Mfr #

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Fun little camera.

I wish it was 16 megapixels. Oh wait they just announced the J3!!!

Reviewed by 6 customers


Fantastic Camera


This is just a great overall camera. I was looking for a compact camera to rival my Nikon d3000 without the added bulk and weight of the d3000....and this camera fits the bill. Although I have only had it for a week now...I am discovering features with the J1 that I had not even considered before. I have discovered the slow motion feature...which works like a charm. Also, the camera allows me to take time lapse photography as well. I love the simplicity of the camera dial (only 4 settings)...yet the complexity of the menu system offering manual, A, S, P settings and much more. Although there is not a viewfinder, the screen is bright and has not been a problem capturing those outdoor wildlife shots that I enjoy. And the photo quality rivalsl my d3000. Way to go Nikon...another winner.

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Fun little camera.


I wish it was 16 megapixels. Oh wait they just announced the J3!!!


Good beginner camera


bought this for my son who is a photo student, very good for his purposes -image quality is better than the sensor size would suggest -would be nice to have a hot shoe but it's not really necessary


love it.


takes very nice pictures. love the continuous option. will buy another if anything happened to mine. will also buy additonal lens. thanks


Great little SLR like camera


This camera is a great alternative to lugging around an SLR, and I like it better then most P&S I've owned and used.


Great Little Camera


I put over simplified as a con but my comment itself is oversimplified. The camera is so not intimidating you can hand it to anyone for a snap. They don't turn pale and tremble when you do. Of course those of us who want to can dig deeper. I like having a nice convenient camera with a real zoom I can carry around and not feel like my photo quality is doomed. I bought this for astrophotography but it will be my all occassion camera. Love it.


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Shopper  the 10 to 30 zoom translates to what magnification?
STAN K  Hi , I think the multiplier is around 2.4 so that would be 25-74 on a 3(mm scale
Shopper  Do you recommend to buy the case?
Shopper  What kind of memory card is needed ?
XU S  8GB is ok.
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