Nikon 1 J1

Announced Sep 21, 2011 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 1″ sensor
dpreview conclusion

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.

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67%
dpreview score
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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Other reviews
Nikon J1 Review
By: Mike Tomkins, Shawn Barnett, and Zig Weidelich, Imaging Resource (Nov 19, 2011)

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Nikon J1 Review
By: Nigel Atherton, What Digital Camera (Oct 19, 2011)

Nikon's innovative CSC debut takes the growing convergence between still and video capture to the next level. The J1's minimalist design may not be to everyone's taste but its size and simplicity, along with its blistering speed, should chime with its intended audience. Its image quality is better than we have any right to expect from such a small sensor and good enough for most consumers, few...

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