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Nikon 1 J2 Mirrorless Camera with 10-30mm (2.7x) Lens, 10.1 MP, 3" (920k) LCD Viewfinder, Full HD Movies, Black

SKU: INK1J2BK MFR: 27572
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About the Nikon J2

The Nikon 1 J2 is the second generation of Nikon's interchangeable-lens compact camera system, and while it generally carries a specsheet similar to that of its predecessor, the Nikon 1 J1, the J2 offers intriguing new features that put special effects and more sophisticated but intuitive controls in the hands of snapshooters in a surprisingly small and light camera.

The Nikon 1 system is based on a new 10MP, 13.2x8.5mm CMOS sensor and CX-mount lenses, an entirely new mount that is optimized for the Nikon 1's high-speed focusing and image-capture abilities.

The big news on the Nikon 1 J2 is the Creative mode, accessed via a distinctive new icon on the camera's mode dial. Creative Mode lets users choose from among 8 options:

Night landscape, where the camera chooses a higher ISO; it goes up to 3200 and offers the same noise reduction as on the J1.

Backlighting: In normal shooting mode, the camera adjusts for backlighting to expose for the shadows; when combining Backlighting with HDR, both shadow and highlight detail is preserved.

Easy panorama mode (in both vertical and horizontal mode): Using on-screen guides, the user moves the camera to take in a wide view.The J2 detects hand motion and automatically adjusts for horizontal or vertical format panorama.

Soft: Designed for flattering portraits and evocative scenes, Soft mode applies haze to the entire frame.

Miniature effect: Focus is sharp in the center of the screen, falling off into blur along the sides and edges.

Selective color: Choose a specific color to retain in the image while the rest of the scene is recorded in black and white.

P/A/S/M exposure modes: For photographers who desire more traditional exposure control, the Nikon 1 J2 offers Programmed Auto, Shutter-priority Auto, Aperture-priority auto, and Manual exposure modes.

The 3-inch LCD monitor has been upgraded to 921k dot resolution, and Nikon says it is easy to view even outdoors.

Features that are carried over from the Nikon 1 J1 include the hybrid Focal Plane Phase Detection and Contrast-Detection autofocus, ideal respectively for moving sujbects and low-light environments. At 10fps (with continuous autofocus) the Nikon 1 J1 is a category burst rate leader. Without continuous AF it can shoot as fast as 60fps.

The Nikon 1 J2 also offers Smart Photo Selector. As soon as the shutter release is pressed halfway down, it starts recording up to 20 images right before and right after the shutter release is fully pressed. Then the camera compares the 20 shots and chooses 1 best shot and 4 reserve images and deletes the rest. So, out of frame figures, blinking and blurred shots are automatically excized before you see anything in preview mode.

You can also use the Nikon 1 J2's Picture Control to adjust the tonality and overall quality of your images. Choices are: Vivid, Neutral, Monochrome, Standard, Portrait, and Landscape .

The Nikon 1 J2's subject-tracking AF memorizes the color and shape of a subject, and tracks it automatically to keep focus even as it is moving at high speed. Combine this with the advanced hybrid AF system Ai which was found to be one of the fastest of any digital cameras tested by the Adorama Learning Center on the J1 and V1 and your chances of catching active subjects and sports are quite good.

The Nikon 1 J2 also retains Motion Snapshot, which combines still images with a 2.5-second slow-motion movie. Press the shutter and the camera records a still image and 1 second of video but playback is in slow-mo. Nikon includes a software package to help you stitch together several Motion Snapshots into a single longer montage that you can share online. my Picturetown is Nikon's image sharing service, which lets you share images and Motion Snapshots via social networks and email from your computer or mobile device.

Drawing on the same technology behind Motion Snapshot, the Nikon 1 J2 will simultaneously record movies and stills without dropping any frames. It can record full 1920x1080/60i or 1920x1080 30p HD movies for up to 20 minutes, or 720p movies up to 29 minutes, while simultaneously capturing 16:9 aspect ratio still images at 3840x2160 pixels. Slow motion at VGA and sub-VGA resolution can be captured at 400fps and 1200 fps, respectively.

The Nikon 1 J2 joins a growing ecosystem of Nikon 1 series interchangeable-lens digital cameras, lenses, and accessories. The new 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens (available in Black or White) offers a 35mm equivalent angle of view ofa 30-74mm lens, which retracts into a super compact lens when not in use.

The current lens lineup includes:

1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/5.6
1 Nikkor 10mm f/2.8
1 Nikkor 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom

Nikon 1 owners can also use their Nikon DSLR lenses via the Nikon Mount Adapter FT1, and can take the Nikon 1 J1 or Nikon 1 J2, equipped with the 10-30mm lens, underwater via the Nikon WP-N1 waterproof case. The case is rated to depths of 131 feet.

Nikon J2 Includes

  • Nikon 1 J2 Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • 10-30mm (2.7x) Lens
  • EN-EL20 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-27 Battery Charger
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • BF-N1000 Body Cap
  • AN-N1000 Strap.
  • ViewNX 2
  • Short Movie Creator CD
  • User's Manual
  • Reference Manual CD
  • Nikon Warranty

Nikon J2 Features

  • Enhanced Creativity: Highlight a single color within a composition, give everything a playful toy model appearance or create a mind-boggling panoramic photo simply by panning the camera. Conquer tough shooting situations with modes for Night Portrait, Night Landscape and Backlighting, or switch to PSAM mode for complete camera control.
  • Unique Motion Snapshot: Nikon 1's unique Motion Snapshot lets you capture the essence of a moment like never before. Relive the feeling of watching a wave crash on the beach, or fireworks crashing overhead. And now it's even easier to share the Motion Snapshots you create.
  • Grab the Moment: There's nothing worse than catching a special moment but finding out later that your subject was blinking or your shots are blurry. With Nikon 1's Smart Photo Selector, you'll always getthe best of what's seen. It automatically shoots a sequence of photos and then selects the best of them for you.
  • Shoot HD Video and Stills: Now you don't have to choose between recording HD video or still photos capture both simultaneously!
  • Revolutionary Sensor Technology: At the heart of the Nikon 1 system is a revolutionary new CX-format CMOS image sensor that captures every detail at blazing speeds and powers through low-light situations, but is small enough to keep the Nikon 1 system among the most compact, lightweight interchangeable lens cameras available.
  • Perfect Focus, Instantly: Nikon 1's breakthrough 73-point autofocus system moves at the speed of life, so you can capture even the fastest moving subjects. You'll be amazed at how quickly the Nikon 1 focuses; it's truly it's truly game-changing speed and performance.
  • Blazing Fast Continuous Shooting: Hold down the Nikon 1 J2's shutter button and capture an astounding 10 shots persecond with full autofocus performance, and up to 60 FPS with AF locked on the first frame.
  • Remarkably Simple Operation: The Nikon 1 system was designed to help you spend more time creating and less time fussing with your camera. All of the key controls and dials are at your fingertips, and the settings you like most are available from one-touch shortcuts.
  • Ultra High Resolution Display: Framing perfect shots is easier than ever, thanks to Nikon 1 J2's ultra-high-resolution display with anti-glare coating. Whether you're indoors or outdoors, every shot is rendered in an astounding 921K-dots ofresolution, giving your photos and HD movies bright, life-like vibrancy.
  • Superior 1 NIKKOR Interchangeable Lenses: Expand your capabilities and creativity with Nikon 1's growing collection of 1 NIKKOR lenses compact, lightweight marvels of clarity.
  • High-speed Processing, Metering and Transfers: Powered by Nikon's exclusive EXPEED 3 processing system optimized for Nikon 1 system cameras, Nikon 1 J2 delivers outstanding system performance and processing speed.
  • Brilliant Low-light Performance: Like all Nikons, Nikon 1 J2 captures sharp, noise-free images even in low-light situations. With built-in modes for Night Portrait and Night Landscape and an ISO range from 100 (for very bright days) all the way up to 3200 (for the dimmest conditions) your shots will always shine.
  • Built-in Pop-up Flash: A flash isn't only for low-light situations fill in shadows on your subject's face, add new dimensions to backlit subjects or alter the mood of a photo.
  • Full HD (1080p) Video with Stereo Sound: Seamlessly go from shooting stills to high-definition videos at 1080/30p or 1080/60i for stunning playback on your HDTV.

Nikon J2 Specifications

Type Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses
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 CX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 12 million
Dust-reduction System Optical anti-dust mechanism
Pixels Still Images (3:2 ratio) 3,872 x 2,592
2,896 x 1,944
1,936 x 1,296
Pixels Smart Photo Selector (3:2 aspect) 3,872 x 2,592
2,896 x 1,944
1,936 x 1,296
Pixels Movie Mode (16:9 aspect ratio) 3,840 x 2,160 (1080/60i)
1,920 x 1,080 (1080/30p)
1,280 x 720 (720/60p)
Pixels Motion Snapshot (16:9 ratio) 3,840 x 2,160
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 SD
SDHC
SDXC
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)
PictBridge
Viewfinder LCD
Lens Aperture Electronically controlled
Shutter Type Electronic Shutter
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/16,000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec.
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/60 sec.
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
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)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed Full Res 5 frames per second 10, 30 or 60 fps using Electronic (Hi) shutter
Self-timer 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 Matrix
Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 2mm 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 detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO Sensitivity 100-3200
6400
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 Yes
Guide Number 5/16 (m/ft ISO 100, 20°C/68°F) Approx.
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 Matrix
Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 2mm circle centered on select focus area
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression Matrix
Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 2mm circle centered on select focus area
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio Recording Format AAC
Movie Audio Recording Device Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie HD: 1920 X 1080/60i
HD: 1920 X 1080/30p
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 921,000 Dots
Monitor Type TFT-LCD with brightness adjustment
Interface 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
Date & Time Date, time and daylight savings time settings
World time setting
Battery EN-EL20 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 220 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5C Power Supply Connector
Tripod Socket 1/4 in.
Operating Environment 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions WxDxH 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.2" / 106 x 61 x 29.8mm excluding projections
Weight 8.4 oz / 238g camera body only
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