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Nikon 1 J1 Digital Camera

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SLR 10.1MP 3x Jan 2014
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29 Reasons For

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Nikon digital cameras and also specifically for Nikon SLR digital cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good ratings.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Nikon 1 J1 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also support video recording.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35, the Canon EOS 1100D, or the Nikon D90.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon 1 J1 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 1 J1.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Sony SLT-A35 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 1 J1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the 1 J1.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony SLT-A35, or the Nikon D7100 (£312.60) which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras that came out around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (£316.80), and the Nikon D5200 (£215.80) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Sony SLT-A35 (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Light

When compared to other SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the 1 J1 that we have assessed the weight of, the Nikon 1 J1's weight of only 234 grams is one of the lightest. Across all the SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 230g to 1.5kg.

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

This camera's viewfinder (electrical) is in fact the best viewfinder across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 1 J1.

The worst viewfinder amongst similar types of camera is Electronic.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon 1 J1 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras that were launched around the same time as the 1 J1. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Nikon 1 J1 has a quite big internal memory (8,000 megabytes) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The internal memory of SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 40MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 3.5GB.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 J1 is 0.32m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.18m to 0.5m. At only 0.2 meters, the Nikon 1 J1 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 1 J1.

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Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon 1 J1 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly featured flash mode is Auto, but this flash mode is not featured on this digital camera. The flash modes Fill-in, Red-eye reduction and Slow synchronization are also featured on this camera.

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Very Light

The weights of SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 1 J1 range from 0.23kg to 240kg. At only 0.234 kilograms, the Nikon 1 J1 is quite light compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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135 Auto Focus Points

135 auto focus points

The Nikon 1 J1 is a 135 auto focus point digital camera. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 J1 have between 1 and 799 auto focus points.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon 1 J1 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effects "Black&White" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon 1 J1 is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 100, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO speeds 400, 800, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The Nikon 1 J1 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 1 J1.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The Nikon 1 J1 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (only 27 millimeters) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that were launched around the same time as the 1 J1 the minimum focal lengths range from 4.5mm to 75mm.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Nikon 1 J1 is more than most SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera has a Mini HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on cameras of a similar type and age to the 1 J1.

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Three Aspheric Elements

The Nikon 1 J1 is a three aspheric element digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the 1 J1 have between one and three aspheric elements.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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B Shutter Speed Setting

This camera has a B shutter speed setting, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Narrow

When compared to other SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Nikon 1 J1's width of only 106 millimeters is one of the narrowest. The average width of SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 140mm, and the widths range from 100mm to 300mm.

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Short

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 1 J1, the height of the Nikon 1 J1 of only 61 millimeters is one of the shortest. The heights of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 J1 range from 34mm to 160mm.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Nikon 1 J1 has a greater number of camera file systems than most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the 1 J1. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1", "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto / Manual focus, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon 1 J1 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the 1 J1 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-GF2, or the Lumix DMC-GF5 both from Panasonic or the Sony SLT-A35 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 1 J1, the Nikon 1 J1 does not have a GPS.

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Nikon D7100 (£312.60) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon 1 J1 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 J1 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the D7100 (£312.60), or the D5300 (£258.70) both from Nikon is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Nikon 1 J1 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the 1 J1, the Nikon 1 J1 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the megapixel counts range from 4MP to 52MP, and the average megapixel count is 18MP. The Nikon 1 J1 has a fairly low megapixel count (only 10.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 1 J1.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 10.1MP cameras currently available including the Nikon 1 V1, or the Canon EOS 1000D (£482.99) which has better reviews.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon D90 (12.3MP and higher rated), the Olympus PEN E-P3 (£278.80) (12.3MP and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (£403.95) (16MP and higher rated).

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 81 millimeters, the Nikon 1 J1 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The average maximum focal length of cameras of this spec and age is 100mm.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The Nikon 1 J1 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the 1 J1. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Auto", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the 1 J1 range from 10MP to 53MP, and the average total megapixel count is 19MP. The Nikon 1 J1 has one of the less total megapixel counts (only 12 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Nikon 1 J1 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Only 3872 X 2592 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon 1 J1 has a 3872 x 2592 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The worst image resolution of all cameras of this type and age is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Only Five Flash Guides

The Nikon 1 J1 is a five flash guide digital camera.

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Only 220 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras of this spec and age take between 220 and 4,699 shots per battery charge, including the Nikon 1 J1 which takes 220 shots per battery charge.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

At only 5.6, the Nikon 1 J1 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the 1 J1. The average maximum aperture of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 19.

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Fairly Long Flash Sync-Speed

SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have flash sync-speeds of between 0.0031s and 4s. The Nikon 1 J1 has one of the longer flash sync-speeds (1 second) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 1 J1

Released Over Two Years Ago

Nikon released the 1 J1 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Nikon 1 J1 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the SLT-A35, and the NEX-6 (£719.35) both from Sony or the Pentax K-5 II (£599.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Nikon camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Df (£1,899.00) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4 (£4,689.00) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the SLT-A35, or the SLT-A65 both from Sony which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the Nikon D3000 (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Protection Feature
Dust Resistant Case
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Fixed Focal Length
Lens
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed Setting
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Album Organization
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Electronic Compass
Brightness Adjustment
Altimeter
Barometer
Built-In Processor
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Mac Compatible
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Shock Proof
Weight
Interface
Data Compression
Focal Length
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
Aperture Priority Mode
Manual Exposure
Auto Exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Technical Details
Audio Recording Format

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Expert Reviews

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8 January 2015

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Generally good build quality
Easy to use
Fun Motion Snapshot mode
60fps shooting
Good image quality
Sensor is smaller than most other CSCs
Exposure changed via menu
Flimsy multi control dial
Image quality can't match Micro Four Thirds cameras'
Rear LCD is hard to see
26 July 2012

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 by John Wild
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 by John Wild
(Verified Purchase)

Love it...

(Verified Purchase)

The product is brilliant, however I did select it to be 'White' when ordering, and on my order it specified that colour as well however the one I recieved a 'Silver' camera. Not what I wanted but... Read more…

Reviewed 30 June 2016 by Ellie Bird
(Verified Purchase)

The product is brilliant, however I did select it to be 'White' when ordering, and on my order it specified that colour as well however the one I recieved a 'Silver' camera. Not what I wanted but... Read more…

Reviewed 25 September 2015 by Mart
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely camera! Superb quality and makes brilliant pictures!

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon nk1j1, nikon wa1030, nikon nk1j1w, nikon wa1030m, nikon wa1030mm
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