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Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm Digital Camera

Compact Camera 10.1MP 3x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Average expert reviews
Reasonably priced
Not easy to use
19 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Chip.de, webnews.it and fotohits.de the average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 77%.

Good Brand

We checked 25,424 user and expert reviews (including 514 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One customer considered that the Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm was cheap. Expertreviews.co.uk rated this digital camera 8 stars and wrote on Expert Reviews “The stylish design and dependable image and video quality add up to a good deal” in their review of the Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm.


Design

Not Easy to Use

One Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was not easy to use. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “While the Nikon 1 2 is great for beginners, those wanting to make the most of the advanced options are going to struggle, simply because of the controls” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

Two people thought it was well made. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Its image quality and build quality are great” . One Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm owner who bought this digital camera considered that it was reliable.

Nice Design

One Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm owner said that it was good looking. One Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm reviewer concluded that the Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm was well designed.

Good Quality

Three Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm reviewers agreed that the Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm was good quality. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote in their review of the Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm “The Nikon 1 2 shoots some high quality images, especially considering the siz”. Gadgetshow.channel5.com also said “The Nikon 1 2 is smart, stylish and looks like it can handle a few knocks thanks to its solid and high quality construction” in their review.


Good Video Capture

Two Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good for video recording.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm reviewer concluded that it had a good autofocus. Five years ago expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “A fast auto-focus system”. One Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm reviewer thought it had a good lens.

Able to Produce Good Images

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's also very user-friendly, meaning pretty much anyone can pick it up and start shooting great images” however they scored it 1 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer concluded that it was mirrorless.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm owners who bought it reckoned that it was compact. Five years ago Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a rating of 7 stars and mentioned on Expert Reviews “It's great to find some genuine diversity among compact system cameras (CSCs”. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “The Nikon 1 J2 is a small, compact mirrorless camera that looks good”. Expert review site Gadling.com wrote “Over the past couple of years, one of the fastest growing segments of the digital camera market has been the compact interchangeable lens systems” and rated the product 5 stars.

One Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good structurally.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 237 grams, the J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2014.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the SX220 HS, or the S110 both from Canon which and both of have better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. This Nikon digital camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera.

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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 low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of its better review score, the Nikon P330 is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera is 640 pixels and the highest is 1,100,000 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm supports video capability. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Nikon Coolpix 8800 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, and the Coolpix P340 both from Nikon which and both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 7.4x. The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a quite small optical zoom (only 2.7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm XQ1 (4x and higher rated), or the Panasonic DMC-LX7 (4x and higher rated).

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera that we have checked the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of, the J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 0.28 millimeters is one of the shortest. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 230mm.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a fairly large minimum aperture number (3.5) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The minimum aperture numbers of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3 to 11.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm features multi-shot function. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature multi-shot function.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has an orientation sensor. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have an orientation sensor.

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Features Histogram

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has an AC adapter included. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm is more than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Nikon digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The ISO sensitivities "100", "800" and "3200" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Picture Quality

3872 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a 3872 x 2592 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Nikon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 and 2896 x 1944 and 3840 x 2160. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of this type and age is 640 x 360 and the best is 4032 x 3024.

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10.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 10.1 megapixels digital camera.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Fujifilm XQ1 (12MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers n1j201, n1j202
Barcodes 00018208927531, 00018208927579, 00018208927616, 00018208927654, 00018208927692, 00018208927739, 00018208927777, 00018208927814, 00018208927852, 00018208927890, 00018208927937, 00018208927982, 00018208928033, 00018208928071, 00018208928118, 00018208928156, 00018208928194, 00018208928231, 01115371515226, 08033737551554, 08033737551561, 08033737551578, 08033737551585, 08033737551844

Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm Review Sources

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