Excerpt: I bought this camera for my wife, who is a camera noob, but with a new son, we wanted something a little better than a point and shoot. She's a little overwhelmed by my DSLR, so the Nikon 1 is a great middle ground. Though it is only 10 mp, it has a larger-than-PnS sensor size, so images are...
Summary: I bought this camera for $300 new, and so far, so good. I had a terrible camera before, and I don't have the space or $ for a fancypant DSLR. For me - the indoor movement shots look great, out of the box. The light on the indoor shots is beautiful, and much better than what I had previously.
Summary: Much as I love my Canon 350D with its Sigma 18 to 200 mm lens it does take some lugging about, especially when out walking in the hills. I have been looking for a smaller camera which would take equally as good photos. The Nikon 1 J2 has proven to be that camera (especially as I got it for half price). The only downside I can see so far is the lack of a viewfinder. This was a deliberate choice for reasons of cost but the screen can be hard to see on a sunny day.
Summary: I love this but I sorely miss having a black and white function which is available on the J1 model. Finding a reasonably priced case anywhere is very hard, but it takes great photographs, is comfortable to use and the shutter speed is good.
Summary: Other people on this forum have written full technical reviews of this product. I shall confine my review to the observations of a fairly experienced amateur. To begin with: why did I buy it? The reason was that at first I considered the Nikon1 V1, because it was offered at a good price on Amazon.co.uk.
Summary: Bought this item along with the Nikon 1 J2 as a Birthday present for my wife. It's her first tijme using such a camera with a more professional lens and it did not disappoint. We both noticed the massive upgrade in picture quality from her old Panasonic DMC-TZ6. As it was our first time with such a camera we did not know what to expect but she was very happy with the purchase.
Perfect for someone wanting a bit more than a point and shoot.
27 January 2013
Excerpt: If you're considering purchasing a new camera, then you should definitely have a look at this camera. Whilst the J2 is not massively different to the Nikon 1 J1, there are a few improvements since the previous model. Most notably, the camera now features a much improved LCD screen, ensuring that the multiple options available to the photographer are easily accessible.
Summary: Brilliant camera for the price, easy to use loads of cool features, only down side is it doesn't work without an SD card but doesn't come with one either... neither does the listing tell you this so if you're buying as a gift you'll need to source a separate card to avoid disappointment that it can't be used straight away
Summary: I was quite impressed with this camera. The picture quality and all the technical specifications are of a high standard. It is easy to use and takes a great picture. It has been a while since I have used a camera of this quality so I can't really compare it to other cameras in this price range. I haven't tried as some of the other reviewers do an excellent job in describing and comparing the camera's capabilities!