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Nikon 1 J1

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A multi award winning and good value for money 10.1 megapixel camera
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Nikon 1 J1 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Nikon 1 J1 number 83 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 66?

It has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 99%, based on 273 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, nice design and it is reasonably priced. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
Quite large display diagonal
Only 3872 x 2592 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the 1 J1 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras. It is also average for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras as well being average for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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Nikon 1 J1 Video Reviews


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

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Nikon 1 J1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

This Nikon camera received a "Recommended" award from review sites Purepc.pl, Digitaltrends.com and PhotographyBlog.com all of whom thought that this camera was very good.

In addition, this Nikon digital camera received a Log.com.tr "Editor's Choice" award and the expert at review website Onfoto.ru gave it a "Silver" award and said it was very good. In addition, the author at website Ephotozine conluded that they would highly recommend this camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

The author at one other expert review site thought that this Nikon camera was very good. 01net.com gave this Nikon digital camera a "4 Star" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 75% based on 67 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This camera has a marvellous average owner rating based on 205 owner reviews. Over 93% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

47 customers mentioned that this digital camera was able to produce good images, four owners who reviewed it thought it was good in low light and two customers who bought it wrote that it had a good picture resolution.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Six owners considered that it was noisy.

Users Report Excellent Design

12 owners who bought the Nikon 1 J1 agreed that it was good looking, four owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was neat and two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was well designed.

  • 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.
  • This camera is beautiful…
  • 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
  • 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
  • They came out beautifully…
    ATF (Amazon) - February 2013
  • The flash is very neat indeed…
    Ziggy_fan (Amazon) - December 2011
  • This is a beautiful camera, solidly built, with a great 10-30 lens, nicely put together, good software…
  • It does super slow motion and all that kind of stuff (which is actually pretty good…

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

14 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

23 owners thought this digital camera was good quality.

Users Report it is a Good Size

13 people thought the product was compact and two people mentioned in their reviews that it was good structurally.

Customers Report it is Robust

11 customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was well made.

  • With solid construction and attractive styling, plus a very appealing range of video shooting modes…
    Pcadvisor.co.uk February 2012
  • Great image and video quality and some solid optics make it easy to give it a favorable review.
  • Still not horrible for a built in flash…
  • The build quality is as good as it could be…
  • Satisfyingly solid and sound - a piece of technology to enjoy from every point of view…
  • This is a beautiful camera, solidly built, with a great 10-30 lens, nicely put together, good software…
  • The construction is solid…
    Briaan (Amazon) - August 2012
  • Amazing video! (to good for my computer.) Very sharp photos very fast focusing Very low shutter lag Very stylish and sturdy design Cons Low light photos aren't amazing flash shadows on close up photos battery life is average to say the least Quite bulky for a point…
    Thomas Pidden (Amazon) - November 2013
  • The lenses are brilliant and the build quality is excellent…
    Mrpim (Amazon) - January 2012
  • It is a very well made and sturdy camera…
    TheLibrarian (Amazon) - December 2011

Very Good Brand

Based on 31,432 owner and expert reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

19 owners said that the Nikon 1 J1 was easy to use and eight people said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Nine customers who purchased it wrote that it 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.
  • The video mode is great…
  • It takes amazing slow motion video with a snap at the end…
    Ravi Ranjan (Amazon) - December 2011
  • On smaller screens the video seems quite good…
    SierraQ (Amazon) - September 2012
  • 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
  • My favourite added features include the continuous rapid image capture (which is great for motion photography) and also the very high quality video shooting…
    Ziggy_fan (Amazon) - December 2011
  • This has produced some really sharp images and a great little motion video…
    Peaannie (Amazon) - April 2012
  • Amazing video! (to good for my computer.) Very sharp photos very fast focusing Very low shutter lag Very stylish…
    Thomas Pidden (Amazon) - November 2013
  • 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

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Five owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good battery life.

  • You can get going pretty soon after the battery is fully charged…
    Ziggy_fan (Amazon) - December 2011
  • The inclusion of a wall socket rapid charger for the included battery is extremely useful A multitude of functions…
    Ziggy_fan (Amazon) - December 2011
  • Amazing video! (to good for my computer.) Very sharp photos very fast focusing Very low shutter lag Very stylish and sturdy design Cons Low light photos aren't amazing flash shadows on close up photos battery life is average to say the least Quite bulky for a point…
    Thomas Pidden (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Battery life could be better so it's probably advisable to buy a second battery…
    Rob (Amazon) - August 2012
  • The pictures are excellent, really fast shutter speed, battery life is very good…

Users Report Great Technical Features

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.

  • 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
  • My favourite added features include the continuous rapid image capture (which is great for motion photography)…
    Ziggy_fan (Amazon) - December 2011

Users Report a Good Flash

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon 1 J1 had a good flash.

  • The only points where it could lose points are that flash cannot be used above 1/60 sec…
  • Still not horrible for a built in flash…
  • The flash is ok, not great…
  • The flash is mighty powerful…
  • Very impressive results (but flash a bit limiting…
    J. Geddes (Amazon) - September 2013
  • Only caveat is the flash, which has a maximum sync speed of 1/60…
    J. Geddes (Amazon) - September 2013
  • The flash is very neat indeed…
    Ziggy_fan (Amazon) - December 2011
  • Flash fill was good and well balanced…
  • Amazing video! (to good for my computer.) Very sharp photos very fast focusing Very low shutter lag Very stylish and sturdy design Cons Low light photos aren't amazing flash shadows on close up photos battery life is average to say the least Quite bulky for a point…
    Thomas Pidden (Amazon) - November 2013
  • The lack of noise at lower speeds is very impressive The flash, which is very easy to turn on…
    Doug (Amazon) - February 2012

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two owners who reviewed the Nikon 1 J1 reckoned that it had a good screen.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

10 customers agreed that it had a good lens, eight customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus and three people who purchased it concluded that it had a good zoom.


Value For Money

Cheap

The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera represents good value compared to other digital cameras.

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon 1 J1 and the United States price of $300.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £436.00 ($436.00).

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Features

Only 3872 X 2592 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon 1 J1 has a 3872 x 2592 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. Across all digital cameras the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. With a megapixel of only 10.1 megapixels, the Nikon 1 J1 has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 234 grams, the Nikon 1 J1 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon 1 J1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of cameras is 2.9". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon 1 J1 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 1 J1 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between -2 and 22. At only 2.8, the Nikon 1 J1 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of digital cameras range from 1MB to 32GB. The internal memory of the Nikon 1 J1 of 8,000 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras.

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Features Album Organization

The Nikon 1 J1 features album organization, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon 1 J1 features calendar, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon 1 J1 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras also have an anti-dust function.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon 1 J1 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon 1 J1 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras also support Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 1 J1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon 1 J1 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon 1 J1 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon 1 J1 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon 1 J1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Nikon digital camera also support video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels, 640 x 240 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels and 320 x 120 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. Across all digital cameras the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Nikon 1 J1 has a quite large maximum aperture number (16) compared to most of the other digital cameras. Cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130.

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Dustproof

The Nikon 1 J1 is dustproof. Most of the other cameras also are dustproof.

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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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon 1 J1 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Nikon camera was released in January 2014.


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