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Nikon 1 J2

£455.00
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and 3 year old compact digital camera
Compact 10.1MP 3x Yes Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon 1 J2 Review

With very good reviews but at over 3 years old, we have ranked the Nikon 1 J2 number 354 across all digital cameras.
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21 Reviews + 2 Awards
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
37
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 37?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 76%, based on 21 reviews. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com and a "Highly Recommended" from Ephotozine. 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 is a good size.
The 1 J2 is missing some features:
Only 3872 x 2592 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor
Quite small optical zoom
Quite small internal memory

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for sports photography, ranking number 271 in sports photography cameras. It is also mediocre for wildlife photography, ranking number 300 in wildlife photography cameras as well being mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 299 in landscape photography cameras.
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Nikon 1 J2 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon 1 J2?

The Nikon 1 J2 is 106mm wide and 61mm tall. It is 29.8mm deep and weighs 237g.

Nikon 1 J2 front dimensions

Nikon 1 J2 size in context

Nikon 1 J2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both endorsed this Nikon digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com and the editor of review website Ephotozine gave it a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 21 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar this Nikon digital camera has an overall expert rating of 76 out of 100.

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Nikon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 30,771 owner and expert reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases) for Nikon digital 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 camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Two people who reviewed the Nikon 1 J2 reckoned that it was compact.

  • Over the past couple of years, one of the fastest growing segments of the digital camera market has been the compact interchangeable lens systems…
    Gadling.com November 2012
  • For those looking for their first compact system camera…

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £455.00 it is more expensive than 65% of cameras.


Features

Only 3872 X 2592 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Nikon 1 J2 is 3872 x 2592 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Nikon 1 J2 of only 10.1MP is quite low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 9% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The Nikon 1 J2's optical zoom of only 3x is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Nikon 1 J2 of 3.5 is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 1 J2 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 1 J2's weight of 237g is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon 1 J2 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Nikon 1 J2's display diagonal of 3" is in the largest 22% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of all digital cameras is 390MB, with the smallest being 1MB and the biggest being 32GB. The internal memory of the Nikon 1 J2 of only 1MB is very small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Nikon 1 J2's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 81mm is fairly short compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the shortest 6% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

Cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The Nikon 1 J2's image sensor size of 1.5" is in the biggest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Large Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Nikon 1 J2 of 16 is very large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 4% of all digital cameras when ranked 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 240|320 x 120 pixels, which is typical of many 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 Date Imprinting

The Nikon 1 J2 features date imprinting, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not feature date imprinting.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon 1 J2 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon 1 J2 has an HDMI port. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon 1 J2 features multi-shot function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not feature multi-shot function.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Nikon 1 J2 has an orientation sensor. 93% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon 1 J2 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Three Aspherical Lenses

The Nikon 1 J2 has more aspherical lenses than most of the cameras. Most of the cameras only have one aspherical lens, however this Nikon digital camera has three aspherical lenses.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The Nikon 1 J2's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 25% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Energy Star Certified

The Nikon 1 J2 is Energy Star certified. 98% of digital cameras are not Energy Star certified.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon 1 J2 features calendar, which is unusual. 86% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon 1 J2 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Album Organization

The Nikon 1 J2 features album organization. 96% of cameras do not feature album organization.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon 1 J2 supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Dustproof

The Nikon 1 J2 is dustproof, unlike 93% of cameras which are not dustproof.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the 1 J2 in January 2014.


Product Identifiers

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Nikon 1 J2

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