Nikon 1 J1 Preview – Sample Images, Features & Specifications

Nikon has introduced the Nikon 1 System series of mirrorless cameras featuring CX-format image sensor with Interchangeable Lens featuring an effective resolution of 10.1 MP. The Nikon 1 JI is more affordable with more compact design, 460k-dot, 3-inch LCD monitor, and a built-in flash.

Latest Price Info


Nikon 1 J1 Features


nikon1-j1-sensor.jpgThe Nikon 1 J1 features a newly developed high-speed AF CMOS sensor which implements phase-detection AF for fast auto-focusing, while maintaining superb image quality for both photos and video. The camera also offers 73 focus points which makes the Nikon 1 J1 is the camera which offering the most focus points in the world. With this technology Nikon allowing you to continuously capture images a Max.10fps in AF-A mode / Max.60fps in AF-S mode while the Auto-Focus constantly tracks the subject and keeps it in focus.

The Nikon 1 J1 also featuring Nikon’s Active D-Lighting which controlling overexposure and preserving subtle features of underexposed areas giving you well-balanced results.


The Nikon 1 J1 allows you to to shoot high-resolution still images, while shooting full HD movies (1080/60i) simultaneously without interruption and without changing the mode dial. Another cool movie feature is the Slow Motion Movie function which allowing you to capture each flap of a bird’s wings at 400fps or even capture every spark of a fireworks display at 1200fps.

Design & Control

Nikon have made their best effort to make this camera easy to use by removing unnecessary buttons on the camera. You will only find 3 buttons on top of the camera; the power switch, shutter-release button, and movie-record button. The also simplified the functions on the mode dial by having only four main functions: Still image mode, Movie mode, Motion Snapshot mode, and Smart Photo Selector mode.


Sample Images

Nikon 1 J1 Sample Images

Nikon 1 J1 Sample Image 1 @ Nikon
Nikon 1 J1 Sample Image 2 @ Nikon
Nikon 1 J1 Sample Image 3 @ Nikon
Nikon 1 J1 Sample Image 4 @ Nikon


Nikon 1 J1 Specifications


Type of camera: Digital camera with interchangeable lenses
Lens mount: Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view: Approx. 2.7 x lens focal length (Nikon CX format)

Effective pixels

Effective pixels: 10.1 million

Image sensor

Image sensor: 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor
Dust-reduction system: Dust shield glass


Image size (pixels):
Still images (still image and Smart Photo Selector modes,aspect ratio 3 : 2)
3,872 x 2,592
2,896 x 1,944
1,936 x 1,296
Still images (movie mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9)
3,840 x 2,160 (1080/60i)
1,920 x 1,080 (1080/30p)
1,280 x 720 (720/60p)
Still images (Motion Snapshot mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9)
3,840 x 2,160
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

Shooting modes: still imagestill image (3 : 2), Smart Photo SelectoSmart Photo Selector (3 : 2), moviemovie (HD 16 : 9, slow motion 8 : 3), Motion SnapshotMotion Snapshot (16 : 9)

Compatible lenses

Compatible lenses: 1 NIKKOR lenses for 1 mount


Type: Electronic shutter
Speed: 1/16,000-30s in steps of 1/3 EV;Bulb; Time(requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speed: Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60s or slower


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 (single AF or manual focus, S Shutter-priority auto or M Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250s or faster, and other settings at default values)
Self-timer: 2s, 5s, 10s
Remote control modes: Delayed remote (2s); quick-response remote


Metering: TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method: Matrix, Center-weighted : Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame, Spot : Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Mode: Programmed auto with flexible program; shutter priority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual; scene auto selector
Exposure compensation: -3 – +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock: Luminosity locked at metered value with A (AE-L/AF-L) button
ISO sensitivity: ISO 100 – 3200 in steps of 1 EV. 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); fulltime AF (AF-F), Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode: Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus area: Single-point AF: 135 focus areas, Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus lock: Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing A (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, ISO100, 20°C/68°F)
Control: i-TTL flash control using image sensor available
Flash mode: Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow syncwith 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

White balance: Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning


Metering: TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method: Matrix, Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame, Spot : Meters 2mm circle centered on selected focus area
Frame size(pixels)/recording rate:
HD movies
1,920 x 1,080/60i (59.94 fields/s *)
1,920 x 1,080/30p (29.97 fps)
1,280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps)
Slow-motion movies
640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
320 x 120/1,200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
Motion Snapshot
1,920 x 1,080/60p(59.94fps)(plays at 24p/23.976fps)

Maximum recording time: 1080/60i(20 minutes),1080/30p(20 minutes),720/60p(29 minutes)
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: 7.5cm/3-in., approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD withbrightness adjustment


Playback function: Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option


USB: Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector

Power source

Battery: One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL 20 battery
AC adapter: EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)

Tripod socket

Tripod socket: 1/4-in. (ISO 1222)


Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 106.0 x 61.0 x 29.8mm/4.2 x 2.4 x 1.2 in., excluding projections
Weight: Approx. 277 g/9.8 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 234 g/8.3 oz(camera body only)

Operating environment

Temperature: 0-40 °C/+32-104 °F
Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)

Supplied accessories

Supplied accessories: EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion battery,MH-27 battery charger, UC-E15 USB cable, AN-N1000 strap, BF-N1000 body cap, ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator CD

Battery Life

Still images: Approx. 230
Movies: Approx. 70 minutes of HD footage at 1080/60i


Nikon 1 J1 Brochure Download

– Download Nikon 1 J1 Brochure (PDF: 5.05MB)
– Download Nikon 1 J1 System Chart

Leave a Reply