Summary: Pro:Camera is small & compact, lenses are small, quick focusing, heavy duty built, sharp detail pics when right on, Image Stabalizing is great. LCD is good & detailed. Cons: Interface controls slow, battery life too short, flash stopped working after 3 days.
Summary: I bought this camera to take slow motion videos to analyze equipment. The slow mo video is too low resolution to be useful for seeing any detail. The pictures on auto settings aren't as good as a much less expensive Cannon SX 260. I will probably use this camera for outside slow mo shots of mountain biking. I think it may be okay for something like that on a bright sunny day.
Summary: Pros: -Very quick focus system. -J1's 1" sensor reflects better pictures than 1/1.7" enthusiastic cameras but less than his peers 4/3's or Aps-c mirrorless cameras, that is, all other in the market except for Pentax Q series. -$320 is a very good price for a mirrorless camera with two lenses, even so it has just a 1" sensor. Cons: -Basic values as ISO and white balance don't have direct buttons. -No quick menu for quick access to camera parameters.
Summary: the camera is awesome. i upgraded from a point and shoot to this so i could capture my kids pictures more quickly. my only disappointment is that the case shown in the picture is nothing like the case i received. i expected a nikon case and received a vinyl bag and an already opened sd card. love the camera, not so much the case.
Summary: This camera is everything you'd expect from a Nikon. I bought this camera to replace my non-video Nikon DSLR. The picture quality is great but the video not so much. You either have to shoot outside and have the sun shining bright or be recording in a very well lit room if you want to record in the full 1080 on this camera. Any less light and the camera will hardly pick up anything unless you want to reduce quality dramatically.
Summary: But I couldn't get past not having a viewfinder when I was shooting outdoors on a sunny day or shooting sports. Going to get the V2 that has the viewfinder and I think move down to this format entirely from my Nikon DSLRs. I just can't get over the convenience of the smaller size- the shots that the 1 series takes are great and completely comparable to my larger Nikons.
Summary: For a product that costs nearly $500, you would think that Nikon would include some onboard memory or a cheap memory card so that you can at least use the thing to take a few pictures. I guess it's off to find a business that sells memory cards that's open on Christmas morning. Otherwise, it seems to be a well made product so far. It will keep my wife busy for a few days figuring out all of the settings and features.