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Nikon 1 JI & V1 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras

Nikon 1 JI & V1 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras - Nikon today introduces Nikon 1, a revolutionary digital camera system built from scratch to offer still image and movie recording without compromise.

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Category : Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Product : Nikon 1 J1
Price : £170
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Nikon 1 J1

Nikon have introduced Nikon 1, which pioneers amazing photography features such as pre and post capture technology that starts before you – enabling groundbreaking new shooting modes that mean you’ll never miss a thing – even the most fleeting of moments, bringing shots to life to help you to capture images you didn’t think possible.

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Nikon 1 V1 vs J1 Size and Features Comparison.
Nikon 1 Series Camera Announcement.

Launching with two cameras equipped with pioneering image technology — the Nikon 1 V1 and the Nikon 1 J1 — Nikon 1 sets a new benchmark for speed, precision, innovation, and portability. Offering the world’s fastest autofocus system and continuous shot, as well as innovative shooting modes, uniquely compact 1 Nikkorlenses and Nikon 1 accessories, Nikon 1 redefines what a portable digital camera system can do.

Key features:

  • 10.1 megapixel sensor
  • Pre-post capture technology
  • Motion Snapshot (MSS)
  • Smart Photo Selector (SPS)
  • Interchangeable Lens
  • CX-format CMOS image sensor with the world’s fastest autofocus system
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (extended)
  • RAW shooting
  • 60 fps continuous shooting
  • Expeed 3 image processor

1 V1
Nikon 1 V1

Changing everything: Pre-post capture technology

The Nikon 1 range has a processor that is many times faster than the most professional cameras and this unprecedented speed powers some never-before-seen functions. Equipped with pre and post capture technology, Nikon 1 cameras are the first interchangeable lens cameras that can start recording images before you fully press the shutter button, and continue after you’ve clicked. These cameras don’t just manipulate light - they redefine photography by manipulating time, letting you capture those few moments before, or after, a photograph was taken.

Nikon 1 J1
Nikon 1 J1

Groundbreaking automatic shooting modes: images as never before

Equipped with exciting new shooting modes that harness the cameras’ incredible processing speeds and pre-post capture technology, Nikon 1 cameras are capable of recording moments in ways offered by no other camera in the world:

Motion Snapshot (MSS) brings a photo to life in just one click. It simultaneously records a slow motion movie and a still image, then instantly combines the two to create a photo that moves and captures the story of a moment as never before – a living picture.

Smart Photo Selector (SPS) captures the perfect moment in any scene; shooting 20 full-resolution images in the time it takes you to snap a photo: you just press the shutter once and, utilising the pre and post capture technology, the camera starts to take the pictures before you’ve even fully depressed the button. Your ‘best’ five shots are saved based on facial expression, composition and focus and the ‘perfect’ shot is presented to you. Never again will you miss the very second a dog catches a ball or the joy on your child’s face while they are on a swing.

Still image mode will make you a master of movement as you switch to shooting sharp, full-resolution shots of the action at up to 60 frames per second[3].

Movie mode opens up a host of advanced movie functions. You can take a high-resolution photo[4] while filming a Full HD movie, without interrupting recording, or film in extreme slow motion.

First of the First: Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens (A-CIL)

The launch of Nikon 1 heralds more than simply the introduction of a new camera range — it marks the launch of a whole new category that Nikon has named the Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens (A-CIL). Built to bring incredible levels of speed, simplicity and enjoyment to the way you capture your world, these portable A-CIL Nikon 1 cameras offer a brand new shooting experience.

Nikon 1 V1
Nikon 1 V1

The thinking camera — Nikon 1 V1

The intelligent, iconic-looking Nikon 1 V1 is designed to propel your photography forward. Packing a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and multi-accessory port, it lets you pursue the moment and capture the unexpected from any location. The bright 1440k-dot electronic viewfinder delivers a clear, stable view and 100% frame coverage. It boasts a tough body with magnesium alloy (top and front) panel and a multi-accessory port gives you the freedom to expand your system further with the Nikon 1 range of system accessories. The Nikon 1 V1 is available in matte black and high-gloss white.

Always a click ahead — Nikon 1 J1

The quick-thinking Nikon 1 J1 is a camera that can keep up with busy lives filled with precious opportunities to record loved ones in action. Equipped with everything you need to shoot life as it happens, this fully automatic Nikon 1 is minimalist camera design at its best. Its super-small body is available in a range of colours with compact 1 NIKKOR lenses to match, and it boasts a built-in flash that offers extra light when you need it. It’s so simple to use, all you need to do is decide what to shoot. The colours are high-gloss white, matte black, high-gloss red, silver and even hot pink.


CX-format CMOS image sensor with the world’s fastest autofocus system

Taking its place alongside Nikon’s existing DX and FX-format sensors (used on Nikon D-SLRs), the all-new Nikon 1 CX-format CMOS image sensor is designed for Nikon 1 cameras and the 1-mount. Offering the perfect balance between system size, speed, light sensitivity, resolution and depth-of-field, Nikon 1 demonstrates superb colour reproduction with 100-6400 (extended) ISO, low noise, RAW shooting and 10.1 megapixel resolution, delivering consistently superb stills and movies.

Equipped with a revolutionary super high-speed AF image system that boasts the most focus points in the world, this sensor keeps your subject in focus in any situation. If you’re shooting shiny or moving subjects, it switches to the 73-point Phase-Detection AF system. If your subject is stationary, or poorly lit, it will opt for the 135-point Contrast Detect AF system. Whichever system the camera chooses, the quick shot-to-shot turnaround gives you the freedom to shoot moments as they unfold, and Phase-Detection AF is available during movie recording for sharply focused action scenes every time.

The power behind the 1: EXPEED 3

EXPEED 3 is a super-fast image processor engineered to deliver unparalleled levels of speed and performance. To be as fast as a Nikon 1 camera, you need an engine that can handle speed, and this newly developed processor is equipped with two powerful engines that can process images at an incredible 600 megapixels a second.

EXPEED 3 is fully capable of managing performance without sacrificing quality, it offers superior noise reduction, so you can enjoy clean, finely detailed images. It enables the camera’s groundbreaking shooting modes, and is the reason you can snap a full-resolution photo while recording a movie, or shoot full-resolution stills at up to 60 frames per second.

Nikon 1 J1
Nikon 1 J1

A new tradition: 1-mount & 1 NIKKOR lenses

When crafting Nikon 1, Nikon’s engineers didn’t just focus on the new. In fact, when it came to the new 1-mount, they drew on more than 50 years of expertise: the last time Nikon created a totally new lens mount was the F-mount in 1959. The 1-mount is what allows you to use the Nikon 1 system’s range of interchangeable 1 NIKKOR lenses. Engineered to ensure each lens communicates perfectly with the camera, it’s a key factor in the ability of Nikon 1 cameras to deliver still image and movie recording without compromise.

The family of 1 NIKKOR lenses cover practically every type of scene, are all optimized for movie recording and boast a compact design:
  • The extremely compact and lightweight 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 is a 3x zoom lens with wide-angle capability. A brilliant lens for everyday scenarios, it boasts Vibration Reduction for steady stills and movies, and a retractable lens mechanism for superior portability.
  • The 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8 -5.6 is a truly portable telephoto zoom lens that gets close to distant subjects with ease. Built-in Vibration Reduction ensures steady stills and movies, and you can retract the lens when its not in use.
  • The ultra-thin 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 lens is a fast wide-angle lens that slips easily into any bag for sharp shots on the go.
  • The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM is made for anyone who loves to shoot movies. Boasting a power-drive zoom switch with adjustable speed, it captures video in superb clarity.
And all of this is just the beginning. Nikon know that the best lenses lead to the best images and future 1 NIKKOR lenses are already in development.

Expand your system — Stay compact: Nikon 1 system accessories

The Nikon 1 range of optional system accessories help you get the most out of your shooting without weighing down your bag:

The tiny SB-N5 Speedlight flash is a convenient way to control the direction and quality of light, or get creative with shots by ‘bouncing’ the flash off the ceiling or walls. Compatible with the Nikon 1 V1, it can be rotated vertically or horizontally, and a capture illuminator (LED) on the front of the unit provides extra light when using Motion Snapshot or Smart Photo Selector in the dark.

The ultra-compact GP-N100 GPS unit is the easy way to tag images on the go. Compatible with the Nikon 1 V1, it attaches directly to the camera’s multi-accessory port and automatically records latitude, longitude, altitude and time as ‘geotags’ in the image data (EXIF).

The mount adapter FT-1 lets anyone use any NIKKOR D-SLR lens with a Nikon 1 camera. Compatible with both the Nikon 1 V1 and the Nikon 1 J1, it offers limitless possibilities to match a lens to the shooting situation and all AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR lenses are compatible with the Nikon 1 autofocus system[i].

But the complete range of Nikon 1 accessories doesn’t stop there. A whole range of Nikon 1 branded camera and lens cases and straps, as well as lens hoods and camera grips are available to protect your equipment and contribute to more comfortable shooting. You can use Nikon’s external stereo microphone, the ME-1, with the Nikon 1 V1. And both Nikon 1 cameras come with Nikon’s new Short Movie Creator software, which automatically creates short movies from still images, movie footage and music — as well as your Motion Snapshots.

Nikon 1 RRPs and Sales Start Dates:

Nikon 1: J1 and V1 cameras (Sales start date: 20th October 2011)
  • Nikon 1 V1 10-30mm kit (available in black and white) - RRP: £829.99
  • Nikon 1 V1 10mm Kit (available in black and white) - RRP: £879.99
  • Nikon V1 10-30mm & 30-110mm Twin Kit (available in black and white) - RRP: £979.99
  • Nikon J1 10-30mm kit (available in red, black, silver, pink, white) - RRP: £549.99
  • Nikon J1 10mm kit (available in red, black, silver, pink, white) - RRP: £599.99
  • Nikon J1 10-30mm & 30-110mm kit (available in red, black, silver, pink, white) - RRP: £699.99
  • Nikon J1 10-30mm & 30-110mm kit Pink Special kit - RRP: £749.99 / €870.00
Nikon 1 lenses (Sales start date: 20th October 2011)
  • 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 – Black - RRP £179.99
  • 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 – Black / White - RRP: £229.99
  • 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 – Black / White - RRP: £229.99
  • 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM - Black - RRP: £679.99
Nikon 1 Accessories
  • Nikon F Mount adapter FT-1 - RRP: £229.99 (Sales start date: 1st December 2011)
  • SB-N5 speedlight - RRP: £129.99 (Sales start date: 20th October 2011)
  • GP-N100 GPS Unit – Black - RRP: £109.99 (Sales start date: 20th October 2011)
For more information please visit the Nikon website.

Nikon 1 J1 Photos of Equipment


Nikon 1 V1 Photos of Equipment


Nikon 1 J1 Specifications

ManufacturerNikon
Image Sensor
CCD pixels10.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)3872
Pixels (H)2592
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeCX format
Sensor Size (width)13.2mm
Sensor Size (height)8.8mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/16000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
  • TTL
ISO sensitivity100 - 3200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder
Viewfinder ResolutionNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting60fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery
CIPA Rating230
Box Contents
Box ContentsEN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-27 battery charger, UC-E6 USB cable, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, AN-N1000 strap, BF-N1000 body cap, ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator CD
Dimensions
Weight277g
Width106mm
Height61mm
Depth29.8mm

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Nikon 1 V1 Specifications

ManufacturerNikon
Image Sensor
CCD pixels10.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)3872
Pixels (H)2592
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeCX format
Sensor Size (width)13.2mm
Sensor Size (height)8.8mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921,000
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/16,000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
  • M
  • TTL
ISO sensitivity100 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution1.44million dots
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting60fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
Video FPS60
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
CIPA Rating400
Box Contents
Box ContentsEN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-25 battery charger, UC-E6 USB cable, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, AN-N1000 strap, BF-N1000 body cap, BS-N1000 multi accessory port cover, ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator CD
Dimensions
Weight383g
Width113mm
Height76mm
Depth43.5mm

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Comments


Paul_Iddon 7 47 England
21 Sep 2011 7:29AM
I wonder what Canon's response will be - they have their big announcement due soon...

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franken e2
11 3.1k 4 Wales
21 Sep 2011 8:51AM
It had to come as some people consider these sort of cameras as the future.

I like the look of the V1 with the viewfinder.

Canon will follow soon I'm sure.
21 Sep 2011 9:42AM
Looks like this is the camera I've been waiting for! Anyone know what the multipler is to convert the lens length to 35mm equiv?
gary.d 12 134 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 10:06AM
I believe the crop factor is x2.7
21 Sep 2011 10:22AM
I need to see samples, if good, very exciting indeed, turns my 300mm F/2.8 into a fast focusing 810mm F/2.8! Can you imagine!

Tim
Fahim 3 204 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 10:26AM
My best guess is that the crop factor would be 2.7x or something close, which makes the lenses:

10-30mm = 27-81mm
10-100mm = 27mm-270mm
30-110mm = 81mm-297mm

Crop factor can be calculated using the diagonal of the sensor and compare with 35mm sensor.
Fahim 3 204 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 10:29AM

Quote: I need to see samples, if good, very exciting indeed, turns my 300mm F/2.8 into a fast focusing 810mm F/2.8! Can you imagine!

Tim

Yes, if your DSLR body has a 35mm sensor, otherwise for a APS-C sensor, it was already 480mm. Smile
cameracat 10 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
21 Sep 2011 10:36AM
Well it had to happen sometime, Cameras that only require someone to turn them on and press the shutter button......Sad

Is this really a step forward....? Or the bitter end to any imaginative creativity.....?

Who knows, Can't see me liking a camera that has " No Optical " viewfinder, That said there was a time when I would never tavel by train....LOL...Smile Now I go all over the place by train....Grin

Interesting days ahead me thinks....Wink
davereet e2
9 197 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 10:56AM
They have some pretty whizzo technology in these cameras, makes me wonder what the D400,D800 and D4 will be like. Smile

Dave
JackAllTog e2
5 3.6k 58 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 11:24AM
This looks like some interesting game changing ahead- 60fps - at full resolution?
Does the buffer fill up after say 10 frames?
The camera is choosing your best shot :-/
Why is there not built in HDR at 60fps for quicker shutter speeds?
lemmy 7 1.8k United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 12:12PM
For me it will all turn on whether Nikon's smaller sensor can match the 1600 ISO noise performance of the 4/3 sensor in my E-PL3 Olympus.

That is about the minimum acceptable in my view.

If it can, this looks to be a good camera.
davey_griffo 5 213 165 England
21 Sep 2011 12:40PM
10.1 MP? typical Nikon, gives you less & charges you more. Smile

Also typical Nikon, they have to have their own little name for everything. Micro (macro to everyone else) DX & FX (full-frame & APS-C to the rest). And now A-CIL. They can call it what they like, it's still a CSC.

60 FPS? isn't that movie mode? What's the point?

And as for taking 60 shots then giving you what it considers the best? Forget it. I want to say what I think is best. Aren't I the one supposed to be in charge of the creative bits? (God knows, it takes everything else away from you). As Vince says, there's no need for a tog with this. Stick it on a tripod, & leave it to it. Only problem there is, it can't press it's own shutter button (HA!! one up for us mere mortals).

It's not thinking, Nikon. Machine's are incapable or rational thought. Leave us some room for input.
JackAllTog e2
5 3.6k 58 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 1:18PM
Thanks for you twitter answers Joshua

@StuartFawcett hdr not built in, neither is auto exposure bracketing, but you do have interval timer, manual exp, and RAW.
@StuartFawcett 30 frames on V1, 12 on J1 at 60fps
pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 2:40PM
manipulating time ! does it have a free sonic screwdriver. Nikons bods have certainly pushed the marketigng boat over the edge with this one lol , I am reading through this many times and still have to be blown away by anything other than novelty modes which are new ????

Lets just hope Canon are announcing a proper camera haha ....
lemmy 7 1.8k United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 2:55PM

Quote: I need to see samples, if good, very exciting indeed, turns my 300mm F/2.8 into a fast focusing 810mm F/2.8! Can you imagine!

It does nothing of the sort - 300mm is 300mm.

If you want the same angle of view as an 810mm, you already have it by just cropping your present camera's image.

Hey Presto, instant 300mm AND 810mm! Wink
hortis123 3 9
21 Sep 2011 3:26PM
Why are all the prices so high, the lens adaptor is 229 on top of 829, thats put me off already.
21 Sep 2011 3:27PM
So I cannot use my nikon lenses with this but have to buy a whole new set of lenses? Great.Sad
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
21 Sep 2011 3:37PM

Quote: ...to offer still image and movie recording without compromise.

THAT is a massive statement - and may well lead to a big 'fall' Nikon...
lemmy 7 1.8k United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 3:45PM

Quote: Quote: ...to offer still image and movie recording without compromise.

If that's true why would I buy a Nikon DSLR then?

It's a good thing the V1 isn't made in Germany, by the way Grin
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
21 Sep 2011 4:11PM
Indeed - as I do Grin (Own Nikons Wink)

But for a brand-new, 'never-been-tried' before technology product - AND with a 2.7 CF ??

I stand behind my comment. Wink
lemmy 7 1.8k United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 4:18PM
Sometimes all the hyperbole that modern advertising uses is self-defeating, as you imply.
Hugo 9 639 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 4:47PM
Interesting times Would love to see a Canon (or Nikon) body like this with an APS-C sensor and 35mm mount - as a direct swap for current DSLR's
scottishphototours 10 2.5k 2 Scotland
21 Sep 2011 5:12PM
I'm confused.

What is the actual difference between these two? Why V1 and J1 - is one a stills tool and the other a video tool??

Must be my age. Sorry...
lemmy 7 1.8k United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 5:29PM
As far as I can see, one has a viewfinder and the other does not.
joshwa e2
3 600 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 6:01PM

Quote: I'm confused.

What is the actual difference between these two? Why V1 and J1 - is one a stills tool and the other a video tool??

Must be my age. Sorry...

This should help:
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/nikon-1-j1-vs-v1-vs-olympus-pen-mini-e-pm1-comparison-17471
scottishphototours 10 2.5k 2 Scotland
21 Sep 2011 6:21PM
Thanks joshwa, good article - very informative.

Will I be buying ? - no thanks...
kombizz 9 591 1 United States
21 Sep 2011 9:44PM
thank you for sharing
strawman 10 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 10:25PM
No exposure bracketing or HDR function??? That is a surprising drop off.
mikesavage 12 234 2 England
22 Sep 2011 1:40AM
As has been mentioned above by several people, There's so much automation in cameras nowadays that the photographer can take less & less credit for any good results obtained. I won't be buying one of these things.
Andy_Cundell 3 1.1k 5 England
22 Sep 2011 8:23AM
I'm now going to wait for EPZ to host a competition to win one of these and go balls out to win it! Tongue

Andy
lemmy 7 1.8k United Kingdom
22 Sep 2011 9:43AM
The main reason for me not buying this camera is that it is probably a better photographer than me.

When I was in the business I would have loved it. Send the camera out on its own to do the job and I just send the bill and spend the profits Wink

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