Summary: The new Nikon 1 J1 is definitely the top of compact cameras with interchangeable lenses currently on the market and allows the end user, be it, a demanding amateur or a professional, pretty much everything you want without ever losing focus on the result. The brand-new EXPEED 3 image processor allows the camera to achieve everything it promises on paper and perhaps does even better.
Summary: The Nikon 1 J1 is a fine camera, but there's nothing here that screams out "buy it" over similar competitors. It's also on the expensive side for a point-and-shoot upgrader, but has drawbacks for the more advanced user.
Pros: The Nikon 1 J1 delivers excellent video and low-ISO photo quality, plus some aspects of the camera's performance lead its class.
Cons: The CX lens system drops manual focus rings on the lenses; you can't use flash above 1/60 sec; and there's no option for an EVF.
Summary: Like the Nikon 1 V1, the 10.1Mp J1 has a CX-format sensor, which at 13.2×8.8mm is smaller than an APS-C-sized sensor and it results in a 2.7x focal length magnification factor. This enables the camera to be made much smaller than an SLR. As the entry-level camera in the Nikon 1 series, the J1 has a three-inch 460k LCD and no viewfinder. Unlike the V1, however, it has a pop-up flash built-in. Read our full review of the Nikon 1 J1 on TechRadar.
Nikon 1 J1 Camera: A New CSC Format, And A New Line For Nikon
1 April 2009
Excerpt: 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 APS-C and Micro Four Thirds sensors, coming in at a 2.7x multiplication factor using standard 35mm focal length designations.
Summary: With the trend of cameras coming with transferable lens systems Nikon has also entered into this rising trend by introducing it new range of Nikon 1J1 (with 10mm and 10-30 mm lenses). It claims to have launched a camera having world’s fastest autofocus technique. It does not carry an air of complex technique with it, be it physically or technically and it very light in weight adding to its portability and dense exterior.
Excerpt: The compact system camera (CSC) market is gathering momentum now, with exciting new models arriving virtually every week. It's Nikon's turn in the limelight with a brand new system called Nikon 1. The system currently comprises two camera bodies – the J1 and the more upmarket V1 – plus four lenses: a 3x zoom, a wide-angle pancake, a telephoto and a 10x ultra-zoom model.
Excerpt: 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 up a new category for Nikon under the name "Nikon 1" and we managed to get our hands on both cameras at the London launch. The Nikon 1 J1 differs from the V1 in that it lacks the electronic viewfinder, has a slightly smaller battery, doesn’t offer you a mechanical shutter and lacks the hotshoe for adding accessories.
Excerpt: Революционная камера новой линейки компактов Nikon со сменной оптикой, сочетающая в себе высочайшие характеристики и рекордное быстродействие. Матрица 10 Мпикс., ЖК-дисплей 3” (460000 точек), скорость съемки до 60 кадров/сек. (10 кадров/сек. при включенном автофокусе), продвинутая автоматика и ручные режимы, режимы Smart Photo Selector и Motion Snapshot, видеосъемка Full HD. В комплекте со стандартным 3-кратным стабилизированным зумом 10-30mm VR.