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

Compact Camera 10.1MP 2.7x CMOS Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Reasonably priced
Not easy to use
19 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, digitalone.com.sg, zoom.nl and gadgetshow.channel5.com.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 548 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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

The Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a fairly average weight (237 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Design

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.

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.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched 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. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the P330, or the P7700 both from Nikon or the Canon S110 which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this age and type. In addition, this Nikon digital camera 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon SX50 HS, or the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K ($459.95).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Samsung ZZBPWFR, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has an HDMI port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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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 low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

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

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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 low megapixel digital cameras that were released 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 digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have an orientation sensor.

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Features Histogram

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

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

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has an HDMI. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as 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 similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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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 cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "800" and "3200" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Display

Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 640 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels. 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 of this type and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

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

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-LF1.

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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 comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a 3872 x 2592 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 and 2896 x 1944 and 3840 x 2160. Across all low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4032 x 3024 (best).

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 50x. The Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 2.7 times zoom factor) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Fujifilm XQ1 (4x), or the Panasonic DMC-LX7 ($419.95) (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.28mm and 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 230mm. When compared to other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera that we have checked the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of, the Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 0.28 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3. At 3.5, the Nikon J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the J2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers n1j201, n1j202
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