Summary: The first generation of cameras will always need some degree of tweaking before they really deliver what the user wants. While the J2 is a nice camera and offers some improvements over the J1, it doesn't feel like it has gone far enough to progress the Nikon 1 series. The J1 is, of course, the entry-level model and aimed more at the general consumer than the creative amateur. Hopefully, when the V1 is replaced, it will offer more.
Excerpt: The Nikon 1 J2 is mostly made out of aluminium with magnesium alloy reinforced parts and is therefore heavier than you would think based on its size alone, weighing in at 237g for the body only. It also feels better made than the official product shots would have you believe. With an essentially grip-less design, the Nikon J2 is very much a two-handed affair that requires you to hold the camera's weight in the left hand, clutching the lens, and use your right hand for...
Excerpt: , and features a new creative mode selection on the mode dial, improved resolution screen, as well as a number of new colours and updated styling. With 60fps shooting at full resolution, and claims of the World's fastest focus, the camera certainly offer something unique, find out how it performs in our review.
Pros: High speed shooting at 60fps, High resolution screen, Compact, stylish camera and lenses, Large range of future lenses, Hybrid AF - Contrast and Phase Detection, Impressive image quality, Camera switches on when you unlock collapsible lenses, High speed video - 400/1200fps
Cons: Image quality does not match Micro Four Thirds at high ISO, High speed shooting could be developed for additional features, Lacks dust reduction system
Summary: How do the tweaks improve the most popular CSC of the past 12 months?
Pros: Good screen, Quick start-up, Smart Photo Selector, The new screen is wonderful to use, even in bright light, while also showing off stored images in the best possible way.
Cons: Small sensor, No viewfinder, Poor art filters, It's not a huge upgrade from its predecessor, and if we're completely honest, we'd still like to see more in the way of direct manual controls on a Nikon 1 camera.
Conclusion: 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. The J2 still has its good points though: there’s the hybrid autofocus system and fast burst mode; but the lack of an intuitive menu system for more demanding users and still no accessory port or hotshoe for flash or a viewfinder will limit the appeal for more demanding users.
Pros: 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
Cons: 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, slow to control aperture/shutter
Excerpt: 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 orange or pink shades for those more adventurous buyers. The Nikon 1 J2 isn't wholly different from its J1 predecessor, though there are a number of changes to take note of.
Excerpt: In an age of me-too electronic gadgets, it's great to find some genuine diversity among compact system cameras (CSCs). The Sony NEX range leads the pack for low noise, Olympus and Panasonic offer fast performance and the biggest choice of lenses, while Samsung NX cameras excel for image detail and Wi-Fi functions. The Nikon 1 system's niche is harder to define.
Summary: Det er nå vel ett år siden at 1-serien ble lansert som Nikons alternativ til et systemkamera. V1 og J1 ble introdusert henholdsvis med og uten elektronisk søker. 1-seriens bildesensor er i formatet CX, og den måler bare 13,2 x 8,8 mm, så derfor måtte systemet ha sine egne objektiver. Det er inntil videre seks forskjellige å velge mellom, to normalzoomobjektiver, to teleoptikker og to såkalte pannekakeobjektiver.