Nikon 1 J1

Announced Sep 21, 2011 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 1″ sensor
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Announced Sep 21, 2011
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The Nikon 1 J1 represents Nikon's first foray into the mirrorless camera market, alongside the similarly specified Nikon 1 V1. The J1 features a 10MP 1" CMOS sensor and hybrid autofocus, combining both phase and contrast detection technologies. Full resolution burst shooting is available at 60 frames per second. The J1 offers a built-in flash rather than an accessory port for an external flash, and J1 users will rely solely on a 3.0 inch, 460,000 dot LCD for image composition. Other features geared toward the beginning photographer are available, including Motion Snapshot mode, which automatically captures short slow-motion video clips each time an photo is taken, compiling them into a single video file put to music.

Quick specs
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 3872 x 2592
Effective pixels 10 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Lens mount Nikon 1
Focal length mult. 2.7×
Articulated LCD No
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/16000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 234 g (0.52 lb / 8.25 oz)
Dimensions 106 x 61 x 30 mm (4.17 x 2.4 x 1.18)
GPS None

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Our review

The J1 will reward point-and-shoot upgraders with a noticeable bump in image quality, but often fails to deliver acceptable results in lower-light settings when operated in its fully automated mode.

Good for: Compact camera upgraders who prefer an uncomplicated control layout

Not so good for: Users who want a pocketable camera that will allow them to easily take control of camera settings as they gain experience

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