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Nikon 1 J1 Review

It’s been a week now since I received my Nikon 1 J1 camera from Amazon and I think it’s about time to give it an evaluation.

First of all, the Nikon 1 may be an interchangeable lens camera, but it by no means is like a DSLR. While delivering higher quality than most point-and-shoots, the ease of setting control is much lower than with DSLRs.


Nikon 1 J1 next to it's Nikkor 1 10-30mm VR lens
Nikon 1 J1 next to it’s Nikkor 1 10-30mm VR lens

Now, some of the things I really like about the Nikon 1:

  1. Ability to change lenses (even though I only have one for now)
  2. HD video. The quality is very good.
  3. Quick autofocus
  4. Compact: I’ve been carrying this camera everywhere with me. So much more convenient to carry around than a DSLR
  5. Simple physical controls

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New Camera

Yesterday, I received my brand new Nikon 1 J1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera form Amazon. I was really excited to get this camera because of it’s ability to have interchangeable lenses as well as its compact size. My camera came with a 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Nikkor 1 lens. One of the things I was excited about with this lens was the wide focal length. A feature I had fun playing with last night at work was the slow motion video mode. Although the resolution has to be reduced to 640×420, it is able to take 400fps video and 1200fps if you’re willing to have a tiny video of 320×120. I haven’t gotten to play with it too much yet, but here are a few of the pictures I have had the opportunity to take so far.