Nikon 1 J1

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Nikon 1 J1

Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the new Nikon 1 series, the Nikon 1 J1 which uses an advanced interchangeable lens digital camera system.

  • Features a built-in flash
  • Full HD MOVIE 1080/60i
  • Smart Photo Selector mode ensures you will never miss those decisive moments
  • Slow Motion Movie 400fps(640x240)1,200fps(320x120)
  • An optional mount adapter allows Nikon 1 cameras to be used with F mount NIKKOR lenses
  • The camera is available in five colors, and color-coordinated lenses are bundled with the camera in lens kits
  • The top face has a total of only three buttons, while the rear face features a simple mode dial
  • LCD monitor with crystal clear resolution. 3-inch LCD monitor with protection glass and a wide viewing angle.(approx. 460k-dot)
  • Easy-to-use movie editing software
Excellence in perfect balance

The newly developed CMOS sensor, with an effective pixel count of 10.1 megapixels, is the world's first image sensor created that implements phase-detection AF.

Life’s greatest moments come to life with music

With Motion Snapshot, you can capture life’s special moments as a still image and as a 1-second movie vignette, which the camera stretches to create a 2.5-second slow motion movie and combines with the still image and a BGM.

From fast action to dark scenes

Nikon 1 is equipped with a “focal plane phase-detection AF” great for fast-moving subjects and a “contrast-detect AF” ideal for poorly lit scenes. The advanced hybrid design automatically selects the ideal AF to capture any scene in crystal-clear focus.

Tech Specs

Product name1 J1
TypeDigital camera with interchangeable lenses
Lens mountNikon 1 mount
Effective angle of viewApprox. 2.7x lens focal length (Nikon CX format)
Effective pixels10.1 million
Image sensor13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor
Image size (pixels)Still images (still image and Smart Photo Selector modes, aspect ratio 3 : 2) 3,872 x 2,592 2,896 x 1,944 1,936 x 1,296 Still images (movie mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 3,840 x 2,160 (1080/60i) 1,920 x 1,080 (1080/30p) 1,280 x 720 (720/60p) Still images (Motion Snapshot mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 3,840 x 2,160
File formatNEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control systemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
MediaSD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
File systemDCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Shooting modesStill image (3 : 2), Smart Photo Selector (3 : 2), Movie (HD 16 : 9, slow motion 8 : 3), Motion Snapshot (16 : 9)
TypeElectronic shutter
Speed1/16,000-30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speedSynchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower
ModeSingle frame, continuous, Electronic (Hi) Self-timer, delayed remote, quick-response remote, interval timer shooting
Frame advance rateElectronic (Hi): Approx. 10, 30, or 60 fps Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual focus, S Shutter-priority auto or M Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values)
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s
Remote control modesDelayed remote (2 s); quick-response remote
MeteringTTL metering using image sensor
Metering methodMatrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
ModeProgrammed auto with flexible program; shutter-priority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual; scene auto selector
Exposure compensation-3-+3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at metered value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)ISO 100-3200 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) above ISO 3200; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100-3200, 100-800, 100-400) available
Active D-LightingOn, off
AutofocusHybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrastdetect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); fulltime AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
AF-area modeSingle-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus areaSingle-point AF: 135 focus areas Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing AEL/AF-L button
Face-priority AFOn, off
Built-in flashRaised by sliding flash pop-up control
Guide Number (GN)Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Controli-TTL flash control using image sensor available
ModeFill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain with slow sync
Flash compensation-3-+1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White balanceAuto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
MeteringTTL metering using image sensor
Metering methodMatrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Frame size (pixels)/recording rateHD movies 1,920 x 1,080/60i (59.94 fields/s *) 1,920 x 1,080/30p (29.97 fps) 1,280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) Slow-motion movies 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 320 x 120/1,200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) Motion Snapshot 1,920 x 1,080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps) * Sensor output is about 60 fps.
File formatMOV
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording formatAAC
Audio recording deviceBuilt-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor7.5 cm/3-in., approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
HDMI outputType C mini-pin HDMI connector
Supported languagesArabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
BatteryOne rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery
AC adapterEH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket1/4-in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 106.0 x 61.0 x 29.8 mm/4.2 x 2.4 x 1.2 in., excluding projections
WeightApprox. 277 g/9.8 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 234 g/8.3 oz (camera body only)
Temperature0-40 °C/ +32-104 °F
HumidityLess than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20, Battery Charger MH-27, USB Cable UC-E15, Body Cap BF-N1000, Strap AN-N1000, ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator CD, User's Manual, Reference manual CD
Optional accessoriesTripod Adapter TA-N100:, Wireless Remote Control ML-L3, Power Connector EP-5C, AC Adapter EH-5b, Capture NX 2