Summary: I bought Nikon J1 from amazon and I had mixed feeling about in terms of quality. It takes great quality pictures but missing many basic features. I would have gate 3 stars but it stopped working after 1 week. I was bit skeptical in exchanging this with another piece and I returned it.
Summary: DO NOT spend almost $500 for this junk. AS a Nikon owner for many years, I was very disappointed in this. I am sending back today. The focus is so bad, the picture quality, well, has no quality. No depth of field...the photos are 'flat' even in 'vivid' mode, and the lenses are gimmicks. If you want a camera for shooting at beaches/bars etc, spend $100 or less and you will get the same quality....perhaps better than this.
Summary: First off, let me say that I am in no way a "pro" in DSLR cameras and consider myself an amateur. This product does not fit MY needs but I'm sure it's an amazing camera with what it was intended to do. My primary reason for buying this camera was to take pictures of MOVING kids INDOORS which seems to be the major flaw of this camera. I came from a Nikon D3100 (which is the same price as the Nikon 1 J2 fyi) to this camera which was the biggest mistake in my life.
IDENTICAL horrible ergonomics that make the J1 worthless!
7 "7", Amazon
21 September 2012
Summary: Look... The thing JUST came out and it's ALREADY discounted by over $100. What else do you need to know??? Geez... Nikon has not learned its lesson AT ALL! The J1 is a horrible camera primarily because the ergonomics are truly so god awfully poor that the camera is truly relegated to point-and-shoot (PNS) status and the autofocus simply doesn't work in dim or dark lighting even with the AF assist illuminator on.
Summary: Purchased this for Xmas to replace my Olympus pen! Worst mistake ever - not as fast to focus as it says and out of 80 shots on Xmas day of the kids only about 20 were perfect the rest had blur - gutted is an understatement - sold my pen to fund this - now selling this to buy a new pen!
Summary: Für mich war die Größe der Kamera für den Kauf ausschlaggebend. Aber nach einigen Wochen im Betrieb muss ich klar sagen, das der Preis in keinem Verhältnis zur Leistung steht. Viele Bilder im Automatik-Modus sind unscharf. Insbesondere bei wenig Licht kann man die Aufnahmen einfach vergessen. Auch der als Kreativmodus bezeichnete Programmpunkt überzeugt nicht. Vom Panoramamodus möchte ich gar nicht berichten. Nur soviel: mehr Schrott als verwertbare Aufnahmen.