The Nikon 1 J1 is a Compact System Camera. This type of camera has a number of similarities with a Digital SLR, but is much smaller. The similarities include being able to use different lenses. So when you want to zoom in on a distant subject you can select a telephoto zoom lens. When you are looking to take a landscape shot of a wide scene you can switch over and use a wide angle lens.
Fast moving subjects can be captured in continuous shooting mode. This mode is capable of capturing the action at a rate of 10 frames per second. The sensor has 10 megapixels.
The Nikon 1 J1 also has a selection of manual exposure controls. You can use these when you want to take more control over the way your photos look. These shooting modes are fully manual exposure, aperture priority and shutter priority. Focusing options include a 73 point Auto Focus system. Photos can be stored in RAW as well as Jpeg.
When you need a little extra light the flash unit pops up on top of the camera. For composing photos the LCD screen is 3 inches in size.
Another area with plenty of scope is the movie mode. You can shoot Full High Definition movies (1080p) as well as slow motion movies. In addition you can also take still photo snapshots while shooting a movie.
The Nikon 1 J1 is available in a variety of colours. These include red, white, silver, pink and black.
Compact System Camera
JPEG / RAW
Focal Length Equivalent:
30 - 1/16000 seconds
ISO 100 - 3200 (Hi ISO 6400)
White Balance Settings:
Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual, All except preset manual with fine tuning
± 3 EV in steps of 1/3
Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync with red-eye reduction, Rear curtain with sync, Rear curtain with slow sync
Matrix, center-weighted, spot
Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up
Maximum Movie Resolution:
3,840 x 2,160 (1080/60i)
Max Movie Frames Per Sec:
Maximum Movie Duration:
Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
2 or 10 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
106 x 61 x 29.8mm
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Nikon 1 J1 Specification