Nikon 1 J2 Review

4.0
October 26, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

 
Type Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mount Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Effective pixels 10.1 million
Image sensor 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
Image size (pixels) Still images (auto photo, Smart Photo Selector, and all creative modes other than Easy panorama; aspect ratio 3 : 2) 3872 x 2592 2896 x 1944 1936 x 1296 Still images (Normal panorama, camera panned horizontally; aspect ratio 40 : 7) 3200 x 560 Still images (Normal panorama, camera panned vertically; aspect ratio 8 : 25) 1024 x 3200 Still images (Wide panorama, camera panned horizontally; aspect ratio 80 : 7) 6400 x 560 Still images (Wide panorama, camera panned vertically; aspect ratio 4 : 25) 1024 x 6400 Still images (movie mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 3840 x 2160 (1080/60i) 1920 x 1080 (1080/30p) 1280 x 720 (720/60p) Still images (Motion Snapshot mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 3840 x 2160
File format NEF (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 system Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
File system DCF (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 modes Auto photo (3 : 2); creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M (3 : 2), night landscape (3 : 2), night portrait (3 : 2), backlighting (3 : 2), easy panorama (normal horizontal 40 : 7, normal vertical 8 : 25, wide horizontal 80 : 7, wide vertical 4 : 25), soft (3 : 2), miniature effect (3 : 2) and selective color (3 : 2); Smart Photo Selector (3 : 2); movie (HD 16 : 9, slow motion 8 : 3); Motion Snapshot (16 : 9)
Shutter type Electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/16,000-30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speed Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower
Release mode Single frame, continuous, Electronic (Hi) Self-timer, delayed remote, quick-response remote, interval timer shooting
Frame advance rate Electronic (Hi): Approx. 10, 30, or 60 fps Other modes: Up to 5 fps (auto photo mode or P, S, A, M chosen in creative mode with Continuous selected for Continuous, single AF or manual focus, Shutter-priority auto or Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values)
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s
Remote control modes Delayed remote (2 s); quick-response remote
Exposure metering TTL metering using image sensor
Exposure metering method Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Exposure mode Programmed auto with flexible program; shutter-priority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual; automatic scene selection
Exposure compensation -3 - +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV; available when Programmed auto, Shutter-priority auto, or Aperture-priority auto is selected for Exposure mode
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at metered value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100-3200 in steps of 1 EV. Can be adjusted by user when Programmed auto, Shutter-priority auto, Aperture-priority auto, or M Manual is selected for Exposure mode; 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-Lighting On, off
Autofocus Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); full-time AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus area Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Face-priority AF On, off
Built-in flash Raised by sliding flash pop-up control
Guide Number (GN) Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control i-TTL flash control using image sensor available
Flash mode Fill 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 indicator Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie metering TTL metering using image sensor
Movie metering method Matrix 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 rate HD movies 1920 x 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s*) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) Slow-motion movies 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 320 x 120/1200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) Motion Snapshot 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps) * Sensor output is about 60 fps.
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format AAC
Audio recording device Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie and panorama playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
USB Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Supported languages Arabic, 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
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4-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
Weight Approx. 280 g (9.9 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 237 g/8.4 oz (camera body only)
Temperature 0-40 °C (+32-104 °F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-27 battery charger, BF-N1000 body cap, UC-E15 USB cable, AN-N1000 strap, ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator CD, User's Manual, Reference manual CD

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