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Nikon 1 J2
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Nikon 1 J2 Digital Camera

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
10.1MP 2.7x CMOS Mar 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Nikon 1 J2 Comes Equipped With All The Integral Functions Such As High-speed AF, High-speed Continuous Shooting, Motion Snapshot, And The Smart Photo Selector. What 's More, It Comes With A New... More
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34 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites thought that this MILC digital camera was good. This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine and the editor of PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would recommend it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 76 out of 100 based on twenty expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review “Features a new creative mode selection on the mode dial, improved resolution screen, as well as a number of new colours”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “With 60fps shooting at full resolution”. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “Boasts a 10-megapixel sensor, capable of continuous shooting speeds of up to 60 frames per second at full resolution, full HD video capture”.

One person who bought it concluded that it was able to produce good images.

One Nikon 1 J2 owner who purchased it considered that it was good in low light. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned “If you need high-speed burst shooting and excellent low-light performance in an attractive” and scored this digital camera 70 out of 100.

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Good Size

Some Nikon 1 J2 owners reckoned that it was compact. Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their Nikon 1 J2 review on expert review site Ephotozine “The Nikon 1 J2 is the more compact”. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “The Nikon 1 J2 has a more compact 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, as well as a waterproof case”. Ephotozine.com also said “The new 11-27.5mm lens is very compact, almost as small as”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three Nikon 1 J2 owners who reviewed the Nikon 1 J2 concluded that it had a good screen. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “The new J2 adds a better screen, range of creative effects, textured grip”. Photographyblog.com also said “The Nikon 1 J2 has a better screen, some new creative effects, more colours”.

One customer who bought it considered that it was mirrorless. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “The Nikon 1 J2 is a small, compact mirrorless camera that looks good”.

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Good Brand

We checked 19,074 expert and owner reviews for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically within its MILC cameras range.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of Nikon 1 J2 owners said in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Four years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Excellent low-light performance in an attractive and compact interchangeable lens camera, you'll find it with the Nikon 1 J2”. Expert website Gadling.com mentioned “Over the past couple of years, one of the fastest growing segments of the digital camera market has been the compact interchangeable lens systems” in their Nikon 1 J2 review.

One Nikon 1 J2 owner considered that the Nikon 1 J2 had a good autofocus. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “A fast auto-focus system” but in spite of that they scored this digital camera 3 stars.

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Robust

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Macworld.co.uk said “On inspecting the metal build, palm-sized J2 compact system camera (CSC), outwardly the doppelganger of the year-old J1” in their review. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “Its image quality and build quality are great” in their review of the Nikon 1 J2.

One customer concluded that the Nikon 1 J2 was reliable.

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Good Support

Some Nikon 1 J2 owners concluded that the Nikon 1 J2 had good technical guidance. Expert website Techradar.com said “Buying Guide Best compact system camera 2012 Nikon was one of the last manufacturers to enter the compact system camera (CSC) market, launching the Nikon 1 system in September 2011” in their review and scored it 70 out of 100.

Nice Design

A few Nikon 1 J2 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Ephotozine.com mentioned four years ago “More stylish looking camera from the Nikon 1 series available in six different colours, with matching lens colours” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of the Nikon 1 J2 in the same month “The stylish design and dependable image”.

Good Video Capture

A number of Nikon 1 J2 owners agreed that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Good Product Quality

One customer concluded that it was good quality.

Easy to Use

One customer thought it was easy to handle. Macworld.co.uk gave the Nikon 1 J2 a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Nikon 1 J2 “Usually when a camera is updated it gets a pixel or frame rate boost, Wi-Fi or GPS added, or handling niggle refined.”.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon 1 J2 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Three years ago expert website Camerastuffreviewcom wrote “The speed of the camera and the easy applicable creative shooting features of the Nikon 1 series attributed to it”.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Nikon 1 J2 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 1 J2 do not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which support video recording to this camera and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price], and the Fujifilm X-E1[plb_1555146_price] or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the Nikon 1 S1[plb_1857662_price] are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 1 J2 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 1 J2.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price], or the Nikon 1 S1[plb_1857662_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon 1 J2 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 1 J2.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider include the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price], or the Nikon 1 S1[plb_1857662_price] 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 MILC cameras that have been around for 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Q10[pl_1399120_price], or the Q10[pl_1399120_price] both from Pentax or the Fujifilm X-E1[plb_1555146_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Olympus PEN E-PM1[plb_1710326_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price], or the Fujifilm X-E1[plb_1555146_price] which is cheaper; or the Nikon 1 S1[plb_1857662_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon 1 J2 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The image formats JPEG XR and RAW are also supported by this camera.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is the most commonly found viewfinder on cameras of a comparable age and type to it. 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.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on cameras of this type and age.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The Nikon 1 J2 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the 1 J2. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Sunny" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 100, the Nikon 1 J2 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 J2. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 1 J2 have minimum ISO speed of between 50 and 200.

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Has One Shooting Mode

The Nikon 1 J2 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently found shooting mode is Manual, but this shooting mode is not found on this camera. The shooting modes Movie are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Nikon 1 J2 is more than most MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 1 J2.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 120|640 x 240|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that are a similar age 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 Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon 1 J2 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on digital cameras of this age and type. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The Nikon 1 J2 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 200, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 400, 800, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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H.264 Video Format

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

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Very Narrow

The widths of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 1 J2 range from 98mm to 170mm. The Nikon 1 J2 is one of the narrower cameras of a comparable age and type to the 1 J2 (only 106 millimeters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Short

The shortest similar spec digital camera that is a comparable age to the 1 J2 is 36mm tall, the tallest is 110mm, and the average height is 70mm. With a height of only 61 millimeters, the Nikon 1 J2 is one of the shorter comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 1 J2 amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Very Thin

At only 29.8 millimeters, the Nikon 1 J2 is quite thin compared to most of the other MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 J2. The thinnest camera of a similar age and spec to the 1 J2 is 22mm deep and the thickest is 95mm.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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20 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon 1 J2 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price], the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price], or the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon 1 J2 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the NX300[pl_2096674_price], or the NX2000[pl_2085238_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon 1 J2 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 J2 also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at including the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price], or the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price]; or the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 J2, the Nikon 1 J2 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 1 J2, the Nikon 1 J2 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Nikon 1 J2 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 10.1 megapixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 1 J2 is 2.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 17MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 10.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 S1[plb_1857662_price].

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] (14.2MP and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6[plb_2147791_price] (16.05MP and higher rated) or the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price] (16.1MP and cheaper).

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of cameras of this age and type range from 1MB to 16GB. The Nikon 1 J2 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 1 megabyte) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon 1 J2 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon 1 J2 has a greater number of camera file systems than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to the 1 J2. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon 1 J2 is more than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 1 J2. The photo effect "Neutral" is also found on this digital camera.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080|2896 x 1944|3200 x 560|3840 x 2160|3872 x 2592, which is the most frequently found still image resolution on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon 1 J2 is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most frequently featured auto focus is Continuous Auto Focus, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

When compared to other MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 J2 that we have checked the total megapixel count of, the Nikon 1 J2's total megapixel count of only 12 megapixels is one of the least. Cameras of a similar age and spec to the 1 J2 have total megapixel counts of between 12MP and 48MP.

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Only 3872 X 2592 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon 1 J2 has a higher image resolution than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has a 3872 x 2592 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of a similar type and age to it have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 1 J2 the worst image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Only Five Flash Guides

Most MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the 1 J2 have between 4 and 10 flash guides, including the Nikon 1 J2 which has five flash guides.

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Only 220 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago take between 220 and 4,699 shots per battery charge, including the Nikon 1 J2 which takes 220 shots per battery charge.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 65GB. The Nikon 1 J2 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 8 gigabytes) amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a -3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is the most commonly found flash exposure correction on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of digital cameras of this spec and age is 1 and the smallest is 36. With a maximum aperture of only 5.6, the Nikon 1 J2 has one of the bigger maximum apertures amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The average maximum ISO speed of MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 1 J2 is 25,000. With a maximum ISO speed of only 6,400, the Nikon 1 J2 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 1 J2.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 1 J2

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Nikon released the 1 J2.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Nikon 1 J2 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the 1 J2.

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price] which is cheaper; or the Olympus Pen E-PL5[plb_1840381_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Leica T (Typ 701)[plb_2550905_price] (3.7" and cheaper) or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (3.31" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Nikon 1 J2 has a fairly standard weight (237 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 1 J2.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Olympus PEN E-PM1[plb_1710326_price] (217g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Protection Feature
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Shutter Speed Setting
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
Connection
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
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
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
Network Ready
Certificates
Other Features
Interface
Dimension
Cable
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Picture Resolution
Technical Details
Audio Recording Format

2 Awards

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

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In the past year Nikon's first compact system camera, the Nikon J1 , has become in Europe the most popular camera of its kind. In particular, the speed of the camera and the easy applicable... Read more…

21 December 2012

The Nikon 1 J2 tries its best to keep up with the other mirrorless cameras, and on some levels it succeeds. Its image quality and build quality are great and are well recommended, and for those...

24 November 2012

It won't appeal to photographic tinkerers, but the stylish design and dependable image and video quality add up to a good deal...

5 November 2012

Over the past couple of years, one of the fastest growing segments of the digital camera market has been the compact interchangeable lens systems. These cameras feature the small bodies of a... Read more…

28 October 2012

Video Review: Matt Mira and Horatio Sanz review the new Nikon 1 J2 Digital Camera, weighing in on its 3-inch LCD screen, 1080p video recording, 10-33mm lens, $550 price tag and more...

26 October 2012

The Nikon 1 J2 has a better screen, some new creative effects, more colours, a textured grip on some models, and a slightly lower price tag, but otherwise it's purely an incremental upgrade of...

PhotographyBlog.com

12 October 2012

The Nikon 1 J2 is the more compact, and more stylish looking camera from the Nikon 1 series available in six different colours, with matching lens colours. With a smaller sensor than the Micro...

Ephotozine

11 October 2012

Usually when a camera is updated it gets a pixel or frame rate boost, Wi-Fi or GPS added, or handling niggle refined. But on inspecting the metal build, palm-sized J2 compact system camera (CSC),... Read more…

2 October 2012

The Nikon 1 J1 was a tasty looking compact system camera that appeared at the tail-end of last year and was capable of producing some very nice shots alongside boasting a decently-built body.... Read more…

29 September 2012

The first generation of cameras will always need some degree of tweaking before they really deliver what the user wants. While the J2 is a nice camera and offers some improvements over the J1, it...

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