The Nikon 1 J2 is a compact system camera. Even for this type of camera the Nikon 1 J2 is small and compact.
In terms of features this camera has a similar range to a Digital SLR. This means you get a set of manual exposure controls (Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority) as well as a variety of options for features such as white balance and ISO levels. If that sounds a little complicated, you can choose to use the camera in fully automatic mode.
Other features include 10 megapixels and a movie mode that can record in Full High Definition Movie resolution. Stereo sound is captured with your movies. You also have the option of recording movies for play back in slow motion. One advantage this camera has over many other models is that you can take a still photo while shooting a movie.
The LCD screen is 3 inches in size. There is a burst mode that can capture still photos at a top speed of 10 frames per second. You can store images in RAW format as well as Jpeg. This increases the options you have if you use post production software such as Photoshop.
The Nikon 1 J2 is usually bought as a kit. This means it comes with one or two lenses to get you started. The range of lenses available for this camera is fairly limited, but you can buy an adapter that will make this camera compatible with the much larger range of Nikon lenses with an F mount.
Compact System Camera
SD, SDHC, SDXC
JPEG / RAW
Focal Length Equivalent:
30 - 1/16000 seconds
Auto, 100 - 3200, Hi-1 (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 increments of 1/3EV
Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync with red-eye reduction, Rear curtain with sync, Rear curtain with slow sync
Centre weighted, spot, matrix
Close-up, Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait
Maximum Movie Resolution:
3840 x 2160
Max Movie Frames Per Sec:
Maximum Movie Duration:
Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
2, 5, 10 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
106 x 61 x 29.8mm
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Nikon 1 J2 Specification