The Nikon 1 J1 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera System

Nikon J1
Nikon 1 J1

10 January 2012, Singapore – In September last year, Nikon announced the release of the first two models of their new advanced interchangeable lens digital camera system, the Nikon 1 series – the Nikon 1 J1 and the Nikon 1 V1.   The new Nikon 1 mount lens system camera comes with a new super high-speed AF CMOS image sensor, high-speed image-processing engine EXPEED 3.

Nikon 1 J1 - Available in 5 colours
Nikon 1 J1 - Available in 5 colours

Here’s a quick rundown of the features of this camera that is suitable for the consumer who requires an easy to use and non complicated gadget:

Features of the Nikon 1 J1

  • 10.1 megapixels
  • Nikon CX format sensor (13.2mm x 8.8mm CMOS sensor)
  • Electronic Shutter
  • Frame rate of 10fps/30fps/60fps
  • 3.0″ LCD 460k-dot TFT LCD
  • Built in Pop up flash
  • Motion Snap Shot and Smart Photo Selector
  • Full HD Movies (1080/60i/30p) with still capturing capability
  • Camera body comes in White/Black/Red and Silver/Limited Edition Pink
Nikon 1 J1 body, extended flash and simple dials with the 10mm pancake lens
Nikon 1 J1 body, extended flash and simple dials with the 10mm pancake lens

The Nikon 1 J1 is easy to operate and lightweight. It does not have the usual confusing dials and buttons on its stylishly clean and uncluttered body.   You can capture your everyday scenes or unexpected scenes quickly and with ease.  Nikon added in four shooting modes for you to record photos and movies – Motion Snapshot, Smart Photo Selector, Still Image and Movie

Motion Snapshot allows you to record a still image and about a second of high-resolution movie footage beginning before and ending after the time the shutter-release button was pressed.  The movies recorded in this mode are played back in slow motion giving a very ’emo’ effect.  I personally like this function a lot.  It saves me the trouble of post editing videos to get that slow motion effect.

Nikon 1 J1 - Motion Snapshot - Photo
Motion Snapshot - Photo (click on image to view full resolution)

The Smart Photo Selector captures the perfect moment in any scene.    It captures images before you take the shot and continues after you are done, shooting 20 high-resolution images in quick succession.  The best shot is displayed on the monitor with four others saved for you to choose from.   How this works its the camera takes into consideration factors such as facial expression, composition and focus so you won’t miss a smiling face or accidentally cut off someone’s head or end up with a blurred image.

The Still Image mode lets you take sharp photos of fast moving action at up to 60 frames per second.    This mode is perfect for sports, animal or wildlife or for shooting children playing.

Nikon 1 J1 - Still Mode
Nikon 1 J1 - Still Image Mode

The Movie mode lets you take a high-resolution photo while filming a movie without interrupting your recording.  Phase-Detection AF focuses on moving subjects quickly even while recording action scenes.   The slow motion recording mode lets you record

 


 


Check out some of the photos taken with the Nikon 1 J1 and the ultra-thin 1 Nikkor 10mm f/2,8 wide angle kit lens.

Holly Jean fiddling around with her Nikon 1 J1
Holly Jean fiddling around with her Nikon 1 J1
Nikon1 J1 - Little India
Nikon1 J1 - Little India

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1 - Prata Tossing
Nikon 1 J1 - Prata Tossing

 

Nikon 1 J1 - Kids playing with bubbles
Kids playing with bubbles
Nikon 1 J1 - PKGIRLS from Taiwan at the Merlion Park
PKGIRLS from Taiwan at the Merlion Park
Nikon 1 J1 - PKGIRLS from Taiwan planking at the steps of the Merlion
PKGIRLS from Taiwan planking at the steps of the Merlion
Nikon 1 J1 - PKGIRLS from Taiwan planking
PKGIRLS plank
Nikon 1 J1 - Merlion Park overlooking Marina Bay Sands
Merlion Park overlooking Marina Bay Sands
PK Girls Planking at the steps of the Merlion Park
PK Girls Planking at the steps of the Merlion Park (Post editing done)
Nikon 1 J1 - Perspective of Marina Bay Sands
Perspective of Marina Bay Sands
Nikon 1 J1 - Vibrant colours
Vibrant colours

 

 

Nikon1 J1

The Nikon 1 J1 is sold in a few kits:

  • Camera with 10-30mm + 30-110m lens : S$1,299
  • Camera with 10-30mm + 10 mm lens : S$1,199
  • Camera with 10mm lens : S$1,069
  • Camera with 10-30mm : S$999
  • Limited Pink Edition with the 10-30mm + 30-110mm lenses : S$1,289

As at 18 January 2012, all the colours are now available in Singapore.  For more information, please click here.

Nikon celebrates its 95th anniversary this year.

 

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  3. Nicolas Chan

    Damn impressive.

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