Nikon 1 J1

  • Nikon 1 J1
76
Based on 47 scores, 75 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    19
  • Average:
    16
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • Compact camera with broad zoom range.
  • Portable.
  • Fast autofocus and burst shooting.

Cons:

  • Rear LCD is hard to see.
  • No viewfinder.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSmart.co.za on

It’s not often that we are surprised by a new gadget, but when we started taking pics with the Nikon J1 there was a moment when we were just amazed. Is the screen at the back really this good? How does it get these accurate light measurements? Why...

By Layers Magazine on 70

Compact, Mirrorless Digital Camera Nikon has entered the mirrorless camera market with a strong start by introducing their new Nikon 1 system, which includes the J1 and V1 cameras. They did not, however, take the same route as other manufacturers...

By Steves Digicams on

After much anticipation by fans, Nikon finally entered the EVIL or ILC race with two models in 2011; the Nikon 1 J1 and V1. The J1 is a stylish, powerful, yet easy to use camera that boasts some appealing features and abilities. For starters, the J1...

By IT Pro Portal on 60

For a first-generation model, the J1 has a lot to commend it, not least its attractive and stylish design and outstanding autofocus system, but it is also beset by several problems. The handling is awkward, and the control interface does its best to...

By Tech2 on 75

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By Shutterbug on

The diminutive Nikon 1 series of cameras, including the J1 reviewed here and the coming V1, introduces the new CX-format CMOS sensor to the interchangeable lens, mirrorless camera field, which we dub Compact System Cameras. The sensor is smaller than...

By AsiaOne on 70

The J1 will fit the need of a novice shooter - it's an easy-to-use ­camera and in some areas it performs as well as a mid-range...

By TechCentral on 70

The Nikon J1 is in many ways like the V1. It boasts the same ­shooting and fast autofocus performance but comes in a more compact form factor. The J1 will fit the need of a ­novice shooter - it's an easy-to-use ­camera and in some...

By Macworld on 60

Nikon launched its first mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, the Nikon 1 J1 and its more advanced sibling, the V1, last fall. The Nikon 1 J1 is the smaller and more affordable of the two, although both were designed from the ground up around a 10...

By G4tv.com on 60

Video Review: 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...

By Shutterbug on

Nikon 1 J1 CameraThe new Nikon 1 J1 is a compact system camera that features a 10.1-megapixel CX-format high-speed AF CMOS sensor. It has a dual core image processor and an advanced hybrid autofocus system that provides the user with fast AF with 73...

By PC Advisor on 70

With solid construction and attractive styling, plus a very appealing range of video shooting modes, the Nikon 1 J1 brings something new to the mirrorless compact camp. The camera itself is less convincing and we’d sooner take the lighter and...

By itreviews.com on 100

The Nikon 1 J1 stakes its claim to be one of the finest compact system cameras on the market, thanks to the exceptional photo quality, ultra-fast AF and continuous shooting. This is all with fascinating ways to capture that special moment....

By Photo Answers on 80

The V1 and J1 are both impressive cameras in their own right, but I’d opt for the V1 every time. I love the Soviet-esque styling of the camera, and the extra features such as mechanical shutter provide additional functionality. The EVF...

By Computeractive on 80

A high-quality ‘bridge' camera but a relatively expensive one...

By Digital Trends on 75

Although the Nikon 1 J1 has a lot of pluses, we feel the negatives (and the competition) make it difficult to recommend unreservedly. It’s a good, but not great, camera....

By DigitalVersus on 60

The Nikon 1 J1 is built with sound technology that delivers good picture quality, responsiveness and great video. Although the new features Nikon seems intent on plugging in the J1 turned out to be a little disappointing, in its standard Auto mode, this...

By CNET Asia on 74

Providing excellent image quality for its class, the J1 produces pleasing colors without being overly saturated. Available in several eye-catching colors, the shooter will appeal to fashion-conscious photographers looking for a slim ILC as a step-up...

By theregister.co.uk on 70

Thanks to its interchangeable lenses and fast processing, the J1 is capable of taking the kind of shots that simply aren’t possible on a regular compact camera. It’s extremely fast and very easy to use. The multipoint autofocus is extremely...

By Expert Reviews on 80

A gorgeous design and stunning videos are the highlights, but photo quality is up to scratch too. Despite some reservations, this is an excellent debut for the Nikon 1 system...