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8.6 out of 10

Nikon 1 J2

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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Channel5
5 December 2012
  • Conclusion: The Nikon 1 J2 tries its best to keep up with the other mirrorless cameras, and on some levels it succeeds. Its image quality and build quality are great and are well recommended, and for those who want to start their new hobby with a simple yet capable camera that can take great photos, the J2 is for you. But if you want something a bit more serious to dig into the settings with, you might want to look elsewhere.
  • Pros: The Nikon 1 J2 is smart, stylish and looks like it can handle a few knocks thanks to its solid and high quality construction. It's also very user-friendly, meaning pretty much anyone can pick it up and start shooting great images - but it’s also quite capable in the hands of a more snap savvy user. On closer inspection, the Nikon 1 J2 shoots some high quality images, especially considering the size of the sensor. Noise is minimal, only becoming noticeable at high ISO ...
  • Cons: While the Nikon 1 J2 is great for beginners, those wanting to make the most of the advanced options are going to struggle, simply because of the controls. Changing up more advanced options is a bit of a chore, but flicking through the various pre-set fun filters is a piece of cake. Lacking a viewfinder, or even a hotshoe to mount one, some shots might be harder to shoot than others too, and due to this, the viewing angle on the screen could be improved to get those tr...
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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon 1 J2

CNET
9 October 2012
  • Summary: If you need high-speed burst shooting and excellent low-light performance in an attractive and compact interchangeable lens camera, you'll find it with the Nikon 1 J2. However, the 10.1-megapixel resolution might limit what you can do with the output, and at this price, it feels a little mean.
  • Cons: Low resolution; Some stepped compensation in films; expensive.
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
12 September 2012
  • Conclusion: The Nikon 1 J2 is likely to capitalise on the success of its predecessor, but it's certainly not worth existing users upgrading. For those looking for their first compact system camera, the Nikon 1 is a good investment, while those who already own DSLRs may like to consider it for a second camera.
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Overall 8
7.6

Nikon 1 J2 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon 1 J2 review

PC Advisor
10 November 2012
  • Summary: Nikon's second generation Compact System Camera finds it hard to improve on perfection. Read our Nikon 1 J2 review to find out more.
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Nikon 1 J2

PhotographyBLOG
26 October 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon Series 1 J2 Review

ePHOTOzine
12 October 2012
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon 1 J2 review

T3
20 September 2012
  • Summary: The Nikon 1 J2 is the brand's third compact system camera, and the first for 2012. Building on the Nikon 1 J1, is this update enough?
  • Pros: Cool, compact body, Neat pop-up flash, Approachable menu system
  • Cons: Not much change from J1, Same price as basic DSLR, No built-in image stabiliser
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Nikon 1 J2

TechRadar UK
12 September 2012
  • Conclusion: The Nikon 1 J2 is likely to capitalise on the success of its predecessor, but it's certainly not worth existing users upgrading. For those looking for their first compact system camera, the Nikon 1 is a good investment, while those who already own DSLRs may like to consider it for a second camera.
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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon 1 J2 review

Pocket Lint
4 September 2012
  • Excerpt: 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 and a higher resolution LCD screen. Add a new textured front, some extra colours and cut back the original’s price and that’s the sum of the differences. Is the Nikon 1 J2 a worthy successor?
  • 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
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