Nikon J1 Features


The Nikon J1 is the first of two cameras released under the Nikon 1 label.

Nikon 1 cameras sit right in the middle between Nikon compact digital cameras and the bulkier SLRs. The J1 - in particular - is designed as a "bridge" camera for people who are more used to using compacts than SLRs.

The Nikon J1 features the ability to capture still images while recording Full HD 1080p video. Another mode called "Motion Snapshot" blends still images with video to create unique images.

There is no viewfinder on the J1, nor any optional accessory — if you spend a lot of time shooting in bright sunlight, then you might want to consider the Nikon V1 with its integrated electronic viewfinder.

Nikon J1 Features

Image StabilizationIn Body
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture10 per second
LCD3 inch (921,000 dots)
Flexible LCDNo
AutofocusContrast AF (73 multi-point)
Face Detect AFYes
Aspect Ratios3:2 and 16:9
Sensor Dimensions13.2 x 8.8mm
ISO Range100-6400
Movie ModesH.264: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Movie SoundAAC Audio
HDMI PortYes
Accessory PortNo
Built-in FlashYes
Compatible LensesNikon 1
BatteryEN-EL20 LiIon
Dimensions4.74 x 2.75 x 1.43in
120.5 x 70 x 36.4mm
Weight11.8oz (335g)
NotesNo viewfinder option, no flash

nikon j1 mirrorless camera
Release Date: October 2011
$500 USD (with lens)