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Nikon 1 J1

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Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and good value for money SLR digital camera, great for wildlife photography
SLR 10.1MP CMOS Pink Jan 2014
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Nikon 1 J1 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Nikon 1 J1 number 175 across all digital cameras.
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157 Reviews + 7 Awards
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Why Has it Scored 66?

It has not bad expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 84%, based on 157 reviews. This digital camera has received seven awards including a "Recommended" award from Purepc.pl plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" from Log.com.tr. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, superior product quality and good picture quality. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The 1 J1 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 3872 x 2592 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 64 in wildlife photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 101 in sports photography cameras as well being good for landscape photography, ranking number 65 in landscape photography cameras.
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How Big is the Nikon 1 J1?

The Nikon 1 J1 is 106mm wide and 61mm tall. It is 29.8mm deep and weighs 234g.

Nikon 1 J1 front dimensions

Nikon 1 J1 size in context

Nikon 1 J1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

The experts at websites Purepc.pl, Digitaltrends.com and PhotographyBlog.com all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at three other expert review sites all thought that this Nikon camera was very good. Review website Log.com.tr decided that this Nikon digital camera was superb and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received an Onfoto.ru "Silver" award. This digital camera also received an Ephotozine "Highly Recommended" award.

01net.com gave this Nikon camera a "4 Star" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 67 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com this camera has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 90 owner reviews this camera has a fantastic overall owner rating. Over 94% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

11 customers who bought the Nikon 1 J1 concluded that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

17 owners considered that it was good quality.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Six people who purchased it considered that it was noisy.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

35 people agreed that the product was able to produce good images, two owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good picture resolution and two customers who purchased it thought it was good in low light.

Very Good Brand

We checked 30,771 owner and expert reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Eight people said in their reviews that it was compact and two people agreed that the product was good structurally.

  • Comes in a more compact form factor…
    Thestar.com.my February 2012
  • The compact system camera range of cameras…
    Firstpost.com April 2012
  • With solid construction and attractive styling, plus a very appealing range of video shooting modes…
    Pcadvisor.co.uk February 2012
  • Again bigger sensor will add bulk to body, bargain! My preference is smaller camera which is simple to carry around…
    Ravi Ranjan (Amazon) - December 2011
  • Store compactly…
  • Excellent compact camera that meets my photography needs…
  • It's not always convenient to carry big weighty kit at small family functions or a quick snap moment…
    MI (Amazon) - December 2011
  • On this model however the screen is a good size and very clear…
    T J Holder (Amazon) - January 2013
  • This is the perfect step from compact camera to the digital single lens reflex camera…
    Michal Repcik (Amazon) - November 2013
  • The small size makes it easy to carry around…
    Henk Van Aken (Amazon) - February 2012

Customers Report it is Robust

Eight people reckoned that it was well made.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

16 people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use and five people said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Nice Design

10 people who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking.

  • Who it's For Casual shooters who appreciate style and ease of use…
    Popphoto.com January 2012
  • With solid construction and attractive styling, plus a very appealing range of video shooting modes…
    Pcadvisor.co.uk February 2012
  • A gorgeous design and stunning videos are the highlights.
  • They came out beautifully…
    ATF (Amazon) - February 2013
  • That's good as the camera does not have an external microphone jack but, really, video performance is pretty impressive for something that is not a camcorder! There are lots of things that could be improved in terms of ergonomics, features, etc.
    Bob (Amazon) - May 2014
  • There some pretty cool features such as the Smart Photo Selector mode which allows continuous shots of a subject from which you can chose the best shot…
    David (Amazon) - August 2012
  • It has very stylish looks and performs well…
  • Payments can be bit messing, not smooth enough…
  • The lens is pretty good into the sun even without a lens hood - the hood isn't as easy to source as the 18.5 one…
  • She liked it because of its nice bright appearance…
    T J Holder (Amazon) - January 2013

Users Report Good Video Capture

Seven customers said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

  • With solid construction and attractive styling, plus a very appealing range of video shooting modes…
    Pcadvisor.co.uk February 2012
  • A gorgeous design and stunning videos are the highlights.
  • On smaller screens the video seems quite good…
    SierraQ (Amazon) - September 2012
  • The video mode is great…
  • That's good as the camera does not have an external microphone jack but, really, video performance is pretty impressive for something that is not a camcorder! There are lots of things that could be improved in terms of ergonomics, features, etc.
    Bob (Amazon) - May 2014
  • It takes amazing slow motion video with a snap at the end…
    Ravi Ranjan (Amazon) - December 2011
  • Absolutely amazing, after updating firmware to version 1.2 every shot is clean even in low light and the movies are really fantastic…
    Andregraz (Amazon) - September 2012
  • This has produced some really sharp images and a great little motion video…
    Peaannie (Amazon) - April 2012

Users Report a Good Flash

Six people thought the product had a good flash.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Eight owners said in their reviews that it had a good lens and six owners who purchased the product concluded that it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people thought it had a good screen.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £436.00 it is cheaper than 76% of cameras.

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Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Nikon 1 J1 of only 10.1MP is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 8% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 3872 X 2592 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Nikon 1 J1 is 3872 x 2592 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon 1 J1 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Nikon 1 J1 of 234g is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon 1 J1 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon 1 J1 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Dustproof

The Nikon 1 J1 is dustproof. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Nikon 1 J1's display diagonal of 3" is quite large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 12% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|640 x 240|320 x 240|320 x 120 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. 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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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon 1 J1 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon 1 J1 features calendar, unlike 86% of digital cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon 1 J1 has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Nikon 1 J1 of 8GB is in the biggest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have internal memory of between 1MB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon 1 J1 has an anti-dust function. 91% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Features Album Organization

The Nikon 1 J1 features album organization, unlike 96% of digital cameras which do not feature album organization.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 1 J1 has a GPS (satellite). 90% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon 1 J1 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon 1 J1 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the 1 J1 in January 2014.


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