New Nikon 1 J2 Announced

Nikon has announced the new Nikon 1 J2, it updates the Nikon 1 J1.

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Nikon has announced the new Nikon 1 J2, an update to the Nikon 1 J1, with a new more compact 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, as well as a waterproof case, the WP-N1. New features include additional creative modes, as well as new colour options.

Astonishing speed and clever, never-before-seen photography features helped Nikon’s first compact system camera become the biggest selling model in its category across Europe[1]. Now, the intelligent new Nikon 1 J2 introduces even more creative options and stylish accessories to stay one click ahead.

Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6

Designed to think fast and act even faster, this simple-to-use and stylish camera has all that is needed to capture stunning photos and movies in an ultra-portable body. Staying true to the Nikon 1 concept of a small system camera that is as easy to hold as it is to operate; the Nikon 1 J2 is being launched alongside the new 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, a super-slim compact 2.5x zoom lens with a range that covers most day-to-day situations but still slips easily into a pocket. Meanwhile, next generation accessories like the WP-N1 waterproof case let you take the camera to new underwater frontiers.


1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and WP-N1 waterproof case

Launching alongside the Nikon 1 J2, the WP-N1 waterproof case lets serious hobby divers take their Nikon 1 J1 or Nikon 1 J2 underwater to achieve quality images at new depths. It is compatible with the 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Capable of going 40m below surface, the high gloss white WP-N1 ensures you can use all functions of the camera, just as you would on dry land.

Also added to the Nikon 1 system range is a super-slim 2.5x zoom lens, the 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6. The 11–27.5mm focal range easily covers most day-to-day situations, while the compact design makes it easy to keep the lens attached to your camera and still slip it into your pocket or bag. When that photo- or movie-moment comes along, you can be ready in an instant. Just rotate the lens to switch your camera on and retract it to switch the camera off. The 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 is available to purchase in black or white.

Get creative

There’s no limit to the creative fun you can have with photography, thanks to the Nikon1 J2’s new Creative Mode. A dedicated function button gives easy access to a range of photography modes, filters and shooting settings that can be applied directly to your preview, meaning you can see how an effect will look before you shoot. Enhance the mood with Soft Filter, capture sweeping views in Easy Panorama and enjoy a world that’s always perfectly lit with Night Portrait mode.

Motion Snapshot offers an innovative concept in picture taking. It captures fleeting moments and plays them back in a way that makes your picture seem alive. It simultaneously records a slow motion movie and a still image, then instantly combines the two to deliver an evocative moving photo, capturing the story of a moment as never before. For the first time, you can record a snapshot of time, whether it is waves lapping at the shore, your best friend’s smile, or a child blowing out the candles on their birthday cake.

Another innovative feature powered by the camera’s impressive speed is Smart Photo Selector which helps you to take the best possible full resolution picture. How many times have you tried to take an action shot, like your dog catching a ball or your child playing on the swing, only to miss the essential moment, because you took your shot a fraction too soon or too late? The Nikon 1 J2 does the thinking for you. Press the shutter button once and the camera records 20 high resolution images at high speed and automatically selects the five best shots based on facial expressions, composition and focus. It then displays the best image on the high-resolution LCD screen. If you are not happy with the shot, the camera will suggest other images to choose from, meaning you’ll never take a bad picture again.

For those who want to take even more creative control, Creative Mode also gives easy access to PSAM settings.

Refined camera design at its best

Attention to detail gives the Nikon 1 J2 a real sense of style. Available in a range of colours that complement the minimal design, select models boast brushed metal and textured finishes. Feeling bolder than black? More vibrant than white? You can now choose from 6 different colours, including silver, red, pink, and orange, and have a camera that is the envy of every photographer around.

Get the best view

Thanks to the Nikon 1 J2’s crystal-clear bright LCD screen, you can be sure that once you have taken pictures to be proud of, you can review and share them in the best possible quality. With a wide-viewing angle and protective glass, the 921k-dot, 7.5cm (3-in.) high-resolution monitor lets you see every detail of your photos and movies – whether you are indoors or out.

Life’s at its best when you live it in the moment. Make sure you have the camera that is speedy enough, clever enough, and creative enough to capture the fun in your world without missing a beat.

Other key features

  • Powerful EXPEED 3 image processor: delivers unparalleled levels of speed and performance in any situation. Equipped with two powerful engines that can process images at an incredible 600 megapixels per second. Offers superior noise reduction and enables the camera’s groundbreaking shooting modes.
  • Advanced hybrid AF (autofocus) system: focuses so fast you can capture moments without delay. Instantly switches between Phase-Detection AF for shiny or moving subjects, and Contrast Detect AF if your subject is stationary, or poorly lit.
  • Super high-speed AF CMOS image sensor: delivers the performance you need for stunning photos and movies. Offers the ideal balance between system size, speed, light sensitivity, resolution, and depth-of-field. Enables detailed 10.1-megapixel images of even fast-moving subjects in any light.
  • Fast and accurate continuous shot: make full use of the camera’s autofocus system to capture full-resolution images of even fast-moving subjects at up to 10 frames per second. Or focus on one spot and use the camera’s phenomenal processing speed to capture full-resolution images at up to 60 fps[2].
  • Advanced movie recording: lets you take a full-resolution photo while filming, without interrupting recording, and you can film in extreme slow motion for dramatic effect. Movies can be recorded in Full HD and the Phase-Detection autofocus system makes it easy to capture great action scenes.
  • Intuitive operation: clear menus, a bright LCD screen, an easy-to-reach mode dial, and a built-in flash.
  • Expandable system: the family of 1 NIKKOR interchangeable lenses cover practically every type of scene, are all optimized for movie recording, and boast a compact design for superior portability.
  • F-mount adapter: attaches to the camera’s 1-mount to let you use a Nikkor SLR lens. Trying out different lenses is a great way to experiment with how you shoot a scene, and if you use AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses, you can still make full use of the incredible Nikon 1 autofocus system.
The J2 will be available from 6th September 2012. The J2 with 10-30mm kit has an RRP of £499.99, with both the 10-30mm and 30-110mm lenses it will cost £649.99. The Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens will cost £179.99, with the price to be confirmed for the WP-N1 waterproof case. For more information please visit the Nikon website.

Nikon 1 J2 Specifications

Image Sensor
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 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/16000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • A
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
  • TTL
ISO sensitivity100 - 3200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder ResolutionNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting60fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Wi-FiNo Data
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery
Battery Life (CIPA rating)230shots
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

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josa 8 25 Czech Republic
9 Aug 2012 12:38PM
Nikon 1? The mistake of the year, easily...Sad
GarethRobinson 14 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2012 1:04PM
The mistake normally is people bashing things they have never actually used.
ShaunsPics 9 87 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2012 5:23PM
each to their own this ticks quite a few boxes for me i would like to try my 55-300mm on this 2.7x crop factor no loss of light birdfourums rate the j1 has a great birding camera anyway.
Andy_Cundell 9 1.1k 5 England
9 Aug 2012 8:16PM
My daughter wants one of these so she can use my lenses! She has another thing coming!!!! (unless i win one that is, but still, she's not borrowing my lenses!)

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