Nikon 1 J2


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Nikon 1 J2
Discover Your Passion for Creativity

Unleash your creativity with exciting new possibilities. Harness the revolutionary speed and precision of the Nikon 1 system along with new fun, artistic features for telling your most impressive stories—wherever you go.

Create your most exciting photos and HD videos yet

Capture all the wonderful moments of your life in the brilliance they deserve. The Nikon 1 J2 will inspire your creativity to new heights with fun, artistic in-camera effects, an ultra-high-resolution display for framing and sharing your shots, enhanced controls and the remarkable speed, precision, low-light performance and stylish, compact design that has made the Nikon 1 system so popular. Discover a new passion for creative photography.

Impress even yourself

Nikon 1 J2’s Creative Mode makes it easy to turn the ordinary into extraordinary. Leave everything black & white except your child’s bright red hat. Create mind-boggling panoramic photos simply by panning the camera side-to-side or up and down. Bring a moment to life with a unique Motion Snapshot, or simultaneously shoot Full HD (1080p) videos and still photos. The possibilities are endless!

Catch sights you’ve never seen

When you can freeze action with the speed and precision of the Nikon 1 system, you catch views of the world you’ve never seen—water droplets defying gravity, the very beginning of a smile, birthday candles resisting the best efforts of a child. The Nikon 1’s remarkably advanced autofocus system moves at the speed of life, so you’ll catch more fast-moving subjects and spontaneous candid moments with outstanding clarity.

  • 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
  • Nikon 1 J1 and the 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8
  • EXPEED 3: Fast just got faster
  • All-new image sensor with the fastest autofocus in the world
  • Continuous shooting: Action at 60 frames per second
  • Smart Photo Selector: One shot — five great images to choose from
  • Capture in Full HD resolutions—1080/30p or 1080/60i—for stunning playback on your high-definition TV
  • 921K-dot ultra-high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD

Tech Specs

Type Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses
Lens Mount Nikon 1 mount
Picture Angle Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (Nikon CX format)
Effective Pixels 10.1 million
Sensor Size 13.2mm x 8.8mm
Image Sensor Format CX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 12 million
Dust-reduction system Optical anti-dust mechanism
File Format Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control Standard Neutral Vivid Monochrome Portrait Landscape Selected Picture Control can be modified User-customizable Settings
Storage Media SD SDHC SDXC
Card Slot 1 Secure Digital (SD)
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) PictBridge
Viewfinder LCD
Lens Aperture Electronically controlled
Shutter type Electronic Shutter
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/16,000 sec
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec.
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/60 sec.
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Shutter Release Modes Single-frame [S] mode Continuous Electronic [Hi] Self-timer mode Delayed remote Quick Response Remote Interval Timer Shooting
Frame Advance Rate Electronic [Hi]: Approx. 10, 30 or 60 fps Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual focus, S Shutter- priority auto or M Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 5 frames per second 10, 30 or 60 fps using Electronic (Hi) shutter
Self-timer 2, 5, 10 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Remote Control Modes Delayed remote (2 sec) Quick-response remote
Exposure Metering System TTL metering using image sensor
Metering Method Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2mm circle centered on select focus area
Exposure Modes Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P) Shutter-Priority Auto (S) Aperture-Priority Auto (A) Aperture-Priority (A) Manual (M) Scene Auto Selector
Scene Modes Portrait Landscape Night Portrait Close-up Auto
Shooting Modes Still Image (3:2) Smart Photo Selector (3:2) Movie (HD 16:9) Movie Slow Motion (8:3) Motion Snapshot (16:9)
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Exposure Lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO Sensitivity 100-3200 6400
Active D-Lighting On Off
Autofocus System Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF) AF-assist illuminator
AF-area mode Single-point AF: 135 focus areas Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas Subject tracking Face-priority AF
Focus Lock Focus is locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or lightly pressing shutter release button in (S) AF
Focus Modes Auto (AF) Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) Single-servo AF (AF-S) Continuous-servo (AF-C) Full-time Servo (AF-F) Manual Focus (MF)
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide Number 5/16 (m/ft ISO 100, 20°C/68°F) Approx.
Flash Control i-TTL flash control using image sensor available
Flash Mode Fill-flash Red-eye reduction Rear curtain with sync Rear curtain with slow sync Slow sync Slow sync with red-eye reduction
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White Balance Auto Incandescent Fluorescent Direct Sunlight Flash Cloudy Shade Preset Manual All except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Metering method Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2mm circle centered on select focus area
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format AAC
Movie Audio recording device Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie HD: 1920 x 1080/60i HD: 1920 x 1080/30p HD: 1280 x 720/60p Slow-motion: 640 x 240/400fps Slow-motion: 320 x 120/1200fps Motion Snapshot: 1920 x 1080/60p (plays at 24p) Audio file format: ACC Movie file format: MOV
Monitor Size 3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 921,000 Dots
Monitor Type TFT-LCD with brightness adjustment
Interface USB: Hi-speed USB HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Supported Languages Arabic Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) Czech Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Norwegian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Spanish
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes
World Time Setting Yes
Battery / Batteries EN-EL20 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 220 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter Requires EP-5C Power Supply Connector
Tripod Socket 1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions Width 4.2 in. (106mm) Height 2.4 in. (61mm) Depth 1.2 in. (29.8mm) Excluding projections.
Approx. Weight 8.4oz. (238g) camera body only
Operating Environment 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) Less than 85% humidity (no condensation)
Supplied Accessories EN-EL20 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery MH-27 Battery Charger UC-E15 USB Cable BF-N1000 Body Cap AN-N1000 Strap ViewNX 2 Short Movie Creator CD User's Manual Reference Manual CD




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