Nikon 1 J2 summary
Nikon 1 J2 is Nikon's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera first announced on August of 2012. The camera has a 10MP, CMOS 1" size sensor with a max resolution of 3872 x 2592.
Nikon released this model as a way to update the older Nikon 1 J1 (Read Full Comparison) & subsequently brought out the more recent Nikon 1 J3 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to replace this camera.
The 1 J2 places at #96 out of 112 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & over all #440 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your customized requirements.
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Nikon 1 J2 history
The Nikon 1 J2 has a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can see all previous and more recent models alongside main features.
Nikon 1 J2 Gallery
You can look at the 1 J2 from several angles in the gallery below.
Nikon 1 J2 Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of good and bad points of the Nikon 1 J2 based on things that are often considered necessary in a digital camera.
Nikon 1 J2 Sensor information
The Nikon 1 J2 features the Expeed 3 processor chip. The sensor size on the Nikon 1 J2 is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 3872 x 2592 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor has 10 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. RAW photos are supported so you have more room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the 1 J2's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The 1 J2 sensor has a crop factor of 2.7 and is showcased in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon 1 J2 dimensions
Nikon 1 J2 weighs 0.52 lbs (238 gr / 8.40 ounces) & the dimensions of the camera is 106mm x 61mm x 30mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.2"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 325 gr and the Nikon 1 J2 is less heavy as compared to other rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a photo of the Nikon 1 J2 next to a softdrink so you're able to get a feel for its size.
The top view below will provide the button design on the 1 J2.
Nikon 1 J2 Lens information
The 1 J2 uses the Nikon 1 mount and has 13 lenses that you can purchase. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the 1 J2.
Nikon 1 J2 Connectivity
The 1 J2 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer files and usually adjust settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Nikon 1 J2 Video information
The max video quality on the Nikon 1 J2 is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance in video quality vs file size but 1080p will not leave you with any room to crop. The body does not have a microphone and headphone socket so you have got absolutely no control over the sound. It is probably best to shop for another camera should you require decent sound for your videos.
Nikon 1 J2 Weather Sealing
Nikon 1 J2 does not have environment proofing so wet conditions might affect the camera.
Nikon 1 J2 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon 1 J2 has a 3 inch fixed screen having a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder details for Nikon 1 J2 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders can be particularly valuable.
Nikon 1 J2 Shutter information
Nikon 1 J2 has the capability to shoot continuously at 10.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds. The camera also offers silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Beware that the electronic shutter can lead to "rolling shutter" under some situations.
Nikon 1 J2 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon 1 J2 comes with just built in flash without external flash support. The max flash sync speed is 1/60 seconds.
Nikon 1 J2 Autofocusing information
Nikon 1 J2 comes with both Phase Detect Auto Focus as well as Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & exact as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.
It has 135 focus points to choose from. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Nikon 1 J2 has got manual focusing in case it is needed in low light situations or you need to have more precise control on focusing.
Nikon 1 J2 Battery life
The battery pack (EN-EL20) in the Nikon 1 J2 is designed to last for 230 shots with respect to the CIPA requirements making it lower in comparison with it's competition. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 338. Samsung NX mini has got the maximum (650) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras which have the highest battery life:
Nikon 1 J2 for varying styles of photography
The following illustration shows a outline of the Nikon 1 J2 for varying styles of photography. To understand more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Nikon 1 J2 Portrait photography features
The Nikon 1 J2 has a rating of 48 which is decent, and means the camera is relatively appropriate for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support plus the ability to utilize external lighting.
Street photography with Nikon 1 J2
With a very good points total of 69, the Nikon 1 J2 is a fine choice to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Nikon 1 J2 Sports photography information
A average sports photography points tally of 49 suggests the Nikon 1 J2 is somewhat suited for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have excellent tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Nikon 1 J2
Weight is super important when getting a camera for travel. In general, the Nikon 1 J2 gets a decent 60 as a travel camera which is reasonably adequate to take on your trips.
Nikon 1 J2 as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is looking to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon 1 J2 with it's average score of 56 as a landscape camera is somewhat acceptable compared to it's rivals.
Nikon 1 J2 Vlogging highlights
A vlogging camera should offer a articulating display screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Nikon 1 J2 is just not appropriate for vlogging as it gets a awful score of 30.
Nikon 1 J2 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the 1 J2, below is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line graph followed below shows you a summary of the 1 J2 vs it's top scoring competitors shown earlier.
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