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44 reviews | 4.2 out of 5
This compact camera had some promise as a mirrorless DSLR replacement but it failed to meet my expectations. Unit failed to boot only after a few days. Not the battery or charger. Others online reported internal power cable comes loose during shipping. Meh, returned camera. Will wait until technology matures and price comes down.
Best gift ever !!!! Pictures are true & colorful!!!
I was originally looking into getting a bigger Nikon DSLR, but couldnt see myself toting it around everywhere. This camera is a great compromise between a standard point and shoot and a DSLR. The camera without the lense is the same size as a normal point and shoot camera, and the lenses are high quality and being able to change them in and out is a great plus. The picture quality is amazing and this camera is very easy to use.
This camera is easy to assemble, easy to read and takes great pictures even in low light with no flash! There also isn't a long pause between when you push the button and the picture takes, unlike other digital cameras and phones, so you don't miss action shots. The only down is the dial for the modes of the camera is easy to move and I would often find when I went to take a picture, I was in video mode and it wouldn't take the picture. Overall, this was a good camera and I like that I will be able to add to the lenses and change them as I become more adventurous with this camera.
I just returned from 3 weeks in S America, cycling in Argentina and hiking in Chile/Patagonia. My V1 was the perfect camera, far superior to any point and shoot and much more compact than any DSLR, the photos are remarkable, used the 10-30 lens mostly but was very happy to zoom in on wildlife with the 30-110, the AF is super fast, even got great shots without flash of a Tango performance using the smart photo mode. All in all I couldn't be happier with this camera
I love it. I wanted something smaller than a D-SLR but faster than a compact. This is the perfect compromise.
It doesn't have some of the features of a much larger body like the D3100 but for family shots, travel and kids it's perfect.
I've only had it 2 days but this is an AWESOME camera! Love it! My little speed demon. It is wicked fast focusing. I love taking pictures with this camera! Low light photos are excellent. Can't wait to try the slow motion video today! I'm hoping they come out with a lens that is between the 10-30 and 10-110 range, like a 10-70. I'd love to get a little more zoom but not have a huge lens. I love the size of this - perfect! DSLRs are just too heavy for me. So pleased!! I got the red one and I love it! Fabulous Christmas present for me!
I just got this camera yesterday. It's was a bit of a splurge, but I don't regret it one bit. It's stylish and the photo quality is spectacular. Even though I'm only a beginner, I managed to get so many professional-looking photos of my friends and family after only the first day. I would definitely recommend it. The only small downside is that the battery lasts only about an hour to an hour and a half, so I'll probably buy an extra one sometimes soon.
I am a professional photographer and shoot a Nikon D3s as my primary body and have a D 700 as a back up body. I was looking for something that was fully featured, shoots great images, shoots RAW files, has manual mode and would fit in my pocket. This little gem has it all! I love the interchangeable lenses and it shoots 1080p video to boot. Great camera, I highly recommend this!.
great camera! great company!
always pushing the envelope with innovation
OMG love this camera!!! i have never seen a camera with so much depth even at night and its so compact love it!!!!!!!! Get this camera and you won't regret it!!!!!!
nikon 1 is absolutely the best camera yet!!! it is so cool!!
This camera is very responsive, and takes great pictures. I use both a D300 and D700, but when I can't, or don't want to, carry the weight of a DSLR, this camera comes in very handy. It fits nicely in a larger coat pocket, even with the 30-110 attached. The LCD screen is nice, as is the build quality. The built in flash does a decent job.
Using the camera is a pleasure. The time to acquire focus is very good in decent light - it matches the quickness of a DSLR. It also has excellent focus tracking in good light. Unlike a Point and Shoot, pressing the shutter button results in the camera taking a picture (imagine that), instead of a pause while the camera attempts to work out focus, exposure, etc. The image quality is surprisingly good even with the smaller sensor. Focus speed and accuracy decrease as the light decreases, but, while I am used to the focus ability of Nikon DSLRs, the J1 still does a decent job when the light levels decrease. The frame rates available in continuous shooting modes is awesome.
Another thing that prompted my purchase was the camera's video ability. Neither of my DSLRs have the ability to record video, so I wanted something that offered good quality video. The camera's video capability is very good. I don't have a lot of video experience, but am very pleased with the J1's video focus and overall video quality.
A few minor gripes: You cannot turn off the image review. After a photo, or series of photos, the image is displayed on the LCD. A half press of the shutter will clear it, and allow you to continue shooting. Hopefully this will be something addressed in future firmware updates. The use of the Feature button could also be improved. It's use is determined by the shooting mode the camera is in, and what you can use it for is very limited. It would be great if this button could be customized, or used like the INFO button on Nikon's DSLRs, allowing quick access to different shooting settings.
This camera is wonderful. The range of settings and availabilities on the Nikon 1J1 are endless. It captures so much light, I took a picture of a dark corner in my basement, and without any flash or anything, the picture looked like I had taken it in one of the fully lit places. Truly wonderful action camera too, not much blur or anything. I made a video with my friends the other day and it honestly looks like a professional film, and that is just with the lens that it comes with and no other attachments. I can't wait to see how far I can go with the other attachments at my aid!
Great camera for all purposes. You will love it! Nikon J1 will deliver the quality your expecting in every shot.
I'm new to photography but this camera has made it a delight. I would highly recommend it.
I would love for Nikon to produce a back pack for this camera and it's accessories. Every bag I review is to big.
This is my 5th Nikon I have bought in 40 years, and as always excellent workmanship. The camera is light, easy to use and preforms like my first Nikon which was a Nikkormat FTN. A great camera for the price.
Crystal clear viewfinder and playback is the same.No guess work in choosing a scene mode as the camera does it automatically.Impressed with the night shots.Video capture is also excellent with the 1080HD.Great camera with the versatillity to change lenses and not break your neck packing it around all day.
This I the best Nikon i have Owen I am happy customer this Nikon haves everything I want and the price is very good .
This camera is awesome for the seasoned photographer when you do not need to take your big camera and all the gear. This camera is awesome for the beginning photographer because it is so easy to use. This camera is awesome for the family because the pictures are so clear and precise with no effort. The only thing I would change about the camera is to offer more types of lenses. I love this camera more than the D300 I own and I use it more often.
This camera is a must in families. I don't know what I did without it for so long. Thought the one I had was good, but this is amazing! It's great for action sports. My family rides dirt bikes and now I can get clear action shots of them just about every time. I simply love this camera!!!