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Nikon J1 Compact System Cameras
The Nikon J1 is of the smallest compact system cameras announced yet. It's part of the new Nikon 1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system and has a 10-megapixel "CX" format CMOS sensor with a 2.7x crop factor. The new Nikon Expeed 3 processing allows it to shoot 10 FPS with continuous auto focus and 60 FPS full resolution images with the focus locked. It also has 1080p full HD video with selectable frame rates up to 1200 FPS (320 x 120).
The Nikon 1 system is Nikon’s first foray into the world of mirrorless cameras. They introduced two cameras back in September, the J1 and V1. I’ve been using the $650 J1 (price includes 10-30mm kit lens), the less expensive of the two Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras. Both the J1 and the V1 share the same 10-megapixel CX-format sensor, 3-inch LCD display, Expeed 3 processing, full HD video and a super fast maximum burst rate of 60 frames per second. The more expensive Nikon V1 has a beefier body, an electronic viewfinder, Nikon Creative Lighting System compatibility and a few other features the J1 doesn’t have... Continue reading →
Submitted by Lava Lamp a Expert
Date Reviewed: April 6, 2014
Strengths: Small, Discreet, Affordable, Great Autofocus and Frame Rate
Weaknesses: No Viewfinder, Battery Drain
When the Nikon 1 J1 was released, I paid little attention. I took it for a crummy point and shoot marketed by Ashton Kutcher. I picked one up recently with the 10-30mm and 30-110mm zooms for less than half of the original price, thinking I would have something I could take on a kayak or jet ski without worrying about it too much.
What I got was a small, discreet, camera with much of the capability of my D300s and D7000 SLRs. I can bring it places I can't bring my bigger gear and so far it is as good or better for capturing action shots. The autofocus is amazing and the frame rate can't be beat.The image quality -- especially in low light -- with the D7000 and good fast glass is better, but on a sunny day and at smaller f/ stops, it is closer than I could have hoped.
Purchased At: B&H
Type of photography: People
Submitted by ibcruzn408 a Casual
Date Reviewed: December 13, 2013
Strengths: Fast AF, compact, great pictures from an entry level CSC
Weaknesses: Low light, ISO noise levels
For an entry level CSC I was very impressed with the Nikon J1. I picked it up for a super cheap price during black Friday and have fell in love with CSC's. This camera brought joy to my shooting and is an extension of my gear and it is not meant to replace my DSLR setup. Lugging around a big and heavy DSLR is cumbersome when you just want to go out on a walk and shoot random things without planned. This is a great way to simply be on the go and have all the essentials in the palm of your hand for some easy shooting. A great street photography camera. Of course, I will not bring this on a shoot while being paid but in due time I think mirrorless is the future of cameras. A great buy for those who are looking at a compact system that takes fairly nice video and stills. I love the "hybrid" aspect of the camera where I can shoot video and shoot pics at the same time.
Price Paid: $219.00
Purchased At: BH PHoto
Type of photography: People
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