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Nikon 1 J1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1315 reviews of Nikon 1 J1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and performance. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. The shutter and color get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the focus and zoom.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, durability

price, lens, flash, zoom, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon 1 J1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon 1 J1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 user reviews of Nikon 1 J1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon 1 J1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 433 user reviews of Nikon 1 J1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the battery, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon 1 J1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Nikon 1 J1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon J1

 

Can the Nikon J1 conquer the compact system market?

Good image quality, Solid build quality, Fast AF performance

PASM not on shooting mode dial, Depth of field is limited by sensor size, Uncompetitively priced

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Audley Jarvis (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon 1 J1 and V1

 

The Nikon 1 system marks Nikon's entry into the compact system camera market. We go hands-on with the J1 and V1 to see how it measures up.

Small, stylish, well designed ; Lenses are super small ; Expeed 3 image processer is super-fast

Questions remain over CX sensor image quality

Size-wise, the J1 is especially small, smaller than the Sony NEX-C3 even. The V1 is a bit bigger and chunkier, primarily due to the Electronic ViewFinder (EVF) that juts out of the top. There’s no finger grip at all on the J1 and the V1 gets little...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by (t3.com)

Nikon 1 J1 review

 

Is Nikon's budget J1 Compact System Camera worth the wait?

Built-in flash ; Easy to use ; Speedy processor

Relatively expensive ; No EVF ; No accessory port

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon 1 J2

 

The Nikon 1 J2 refreshes the original J1 - a compact system camera that had a tepid reception from photo enthusiasts, but succeeded among more casual snappers on the back of a strong advertising campaign - with an updated mode dial, new creative modes...

Hybrid autofocus system is decent, point-and-shoot simplicity for novice users, fast burst mode, small lens size may be a benefit, improved LCD screen resolution compared to J1

Little new compared to predecessor, small sensor image quality a little behind its competitors, difficult menu system for more advanced users, some auto white balance inconsistencies, electronic-only shutter, no hotshoe, no possibility of viewfinder,...

The Nikon 1 J2 is a subtle reworking of the original J1. A year has gone by since the original’s launch, but this latest model isn’t a big enough leap forward to warrant a brand new release.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon 1 J2 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Nikon's update to its 1-series J1 compact system camera has finally surfaced, and it's available in not only black, white, silver and red, but also fetching

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Nikon 1 J1 review

 

Nikon caused uproar among its faithful followers when its hotly anticipated interchangeable-lens compact system finally landed. The controversy was over the small sensor size and the fact that the two cameras, the Nikon J1 and V1 (read our Nikon V1...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon 1 J1

 

The Nikon 1 J1 is the second of Nikon's new compact mirrorless system cameras featuring a new 10.1-megapixel CX sensor and a new lens mount. Nikon has wisely put ease of use and image quality at the core of this shooter. The J1 is, however, cheaper...

Image quality, Easy to use, Great monitor, AF speed and overall performance speed, JPEG+RAW shooting, Great video features

Expensive, Design, Manual controls are all stuffed in menus

The Nikon 1 J1 is a great point and shoot system camera providing ease of use, image quality in a compact body and as with the V1, it represents a bold and brave step by Nikon into the compact, mirrorless system camera market. But while the J1 is...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon 1 J1 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The Nikon 1 J1 doesn't offer as many features as its sibling camera the Nikon 1 V1, but as a result it is a mite more compact. These two cameras make

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Nikon 1 J2 review

 

How do the tweaks improve the most popular CSC of the past 12 months?

Good screen ; Quick start-up ; Smart Photo Selector

Small sensor ; No viewfinder ; Poor art filters

Buying Guide Best compact system camera 2012 Nikon was one of the last manufacturers to enter the compact system camera (CSC) market, launching the Nikon 1 system in September 2011. Unlike other systems, Nikon uses a smaller, 1-inch CX format sensor in...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Nikon 1 J1 review

 

Nikon's simplest mirrorless compact system camera

Generally good build quality ; Easy to use ; Fun Motion Snapshot mode ; 60fps shooting ; Good image quality

Sensor is smaller than most other CSCs ; Exposure changed via menu ; Flimsy multi control dial ; Image quality can't match Micro Four Thirds cameras

Update: now with ISO sensitivity test images.

Jul, 2012

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