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Nikon 1 J1 Digital Camera Tech Review

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Posted February 10, 2012 - By Moye Ishimoto

The Nikon 1 J1 camera gives you the ability to take great pictures without dragging around an DSLR. With features like a high resolution 3" screen, 12 megapixel image sensor and the world's fastest auto-focus, this camera may be worth the $600 price tag. Kevin Pereira and Matt Mira take a closer look on Gadget Pr0n.

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Find the full review from Gadget Pron on Attack of the Show after the cut.

What You Need To Know

  • The Nikon N1 J1 camera promises to take your pictures to the next level, complete with interchangeable lenses.
  • This camera is made for someone looking to take a leap up from the point and shoot cameras.
  • The lenses are interchangeable but right now, Nikon only has 4 different options to choose from.
  • The lens that ships with this particular kit is 10-30 mm which really means you're getting about a 3x zoom.
  • The body of this is slim but smooth with no grip for your shooting hand, other than a small bit of textured rubber next to the shooting dial.
  • The top also has very little tactile feedback to differentiate between the shooting button and the record button.
  • There is a high resolution 3" LCD and pop up flash and we didn't really find ourselves missing a view finder.
  • The LCD is great and is really one of the best we've seen in a long time.
  • The flash pops out of the body but you are limited to a shutter speed of 1/60, which can be a problem for those trying to freeze any really fast action without optimal lighting.
  • There aren’t as many shooting modes as we've seen with other mirror-less systems.
  • In fact, the shooting dial looks kind of sparse with just 4 modes.
  • There are a couple odd shooting modes, like motion snapshot, which records a still image and a 60 fps video clip, combines them, adds music and then saves it at 24 fps for slow motion playback.
  • The camera can shoot 1080p at 30 or 60 fps.
  • It even has a slow motion setting where it can capture video at 400 and at a whopping 1200 fps.
  • It was actually a very cool feature to see on what is essentially a point and shoot.
  • One caveat is that you can only shoot 5 seconds of footage at a time.
  • Regular speed video looks great on this camera and the image was really sharp.
  • Color reproduction was very good with excellent saturation.
  • The camera records stereo sound and has a wind filter to cut down on wind sound.
  • Aside from shooting modes, this camera has a 10 megapixel sensor which is not as high as some cheaper Nikon cameras we've used.
  • Noise performance wasn't the best but it was still very good, even in low light.
  • We played with the macro settings and were able to get some great shots, even while fumbling around with the focus selector on the LCD.


Price

  • $599

Rating

  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • The Nikon 1 J1 is a very good camera that takes excellent pictures.
  • However, it's a bit pricey and the shooting options are a little too complicated for novices and not customizable enough for advanced shooters.

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