Nikon J1


Busy lives filled with fleeting chances to record loved ones in action demand a camera that can keep up.

Designed to think fast and act even faster, the super-small Nikon 1 J1 interchangeable lens camera offers all you need to shoot great photos and movies.

Portable enough to take anywhere and easy to operate, it will bring new levels of speed, simplicity and enjoyment to the way you capture your world.

Super high-speed AF CMOS sensor: focuses faster and more accurately than ever before
High-speed continuous shooting: shoot full-resolution images at up to 60 fps
Portable system: small body and interchangeable lenses in a range of colors
Groundbreaking shooting modes: Motion Snapshot and Smart Photo Selector
Intuitive operation: clear menus, an easy-to-reach mode dial and a built-in flash

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•Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged bat-tery operating at an ambient temperature of 20°C (68°F).
•Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in this manual at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain.
*1 Around 13 frames at shooting speed of 10fps; around 12 frames if shooting speed is set at 30fps and 60fps. As determined by Nikon performance tests.
*2 Sensor output is about 60 fps.
Type of camera Digital camera with interchangeable lenses
Lens mount Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view Approx. 2.7× lens focal length (Nikon CX format)
Effective pixels 10.1 million
Image sensor 13.2 mm × 8.8 mm CMOS sensor
Dust-reduction system Dust shield glass
Image size (pixels) Still images (still image and Smart Photo Selector modes, aspect ratio 3 : 2) • 3,872 × 2,592 • 2,896 × 1,944 • 1,936 × 1,296 Still images (movie mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9) • 3,840 × 2,160 (1080/60i) • 1,920 × 1,080 (1080/30p) • 1,280 × 720 (720/60p) Still images (Motion Snapshot mode, aspect ratio 16:9) • 3,840 x 2,160
File format • NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed • 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 system Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Storage media SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Shooting modes still image (3 : 2), Smart Photo Selector (3 : 2), movie (HD 16 : 9, slow motion 8 : 3), Motion Snapshot (16 : 9)
Compatible lenses 1 NIKKOR lenses for 1 mount
Shutter type Electronic shutter
Shutter Speed 1/16,000-30s in steps of 1/3EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speed Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60s or slower
Release mode •Single frame, continuous, Electronic (Hi) •Self-timer, delayed remote, quick-response remote, interval timer shooting
Frame advance rate*1 • 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 s or faster, and other settings at default values)
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s
Remote control modes Delayed remote (2 s); quick-response remote
Exposure metering TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method • Matrix • Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame • Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Mode Programmed auto with flexible program; shutter priority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual; scene auto selector
Exposure compensation –3–+3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at metered value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100–3200 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) above ISO 3200; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100–3200, 100–800, 100–400) available
Active D-Lighting On, off
Autofocus Hybrid auto focus (phase detection/contrast detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo • Auto focus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); full-time AF (AF-F) • Manual focus (MF)”
AF-area mode Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus area • Single-point AF: 135 focus areas • Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing AE-L/ AF-L) button
Face-priority AF On, off
Built-in Flash Built-in flash: raised by sliding flash pop-up switch control
Guide number Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash Control i-TTL flash control using image sensor available
Flash mode Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain with slow sync
Flash compensation –3–+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 metering using image sensor
Metering method • Matrix • Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame • Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Frame size (pixels)/ recording rate HD movies • 1,920 × 1,080/60i (59.94 fields/s*2) • 1,920 × 1,080/30p (29.97 fps) • 1,280 × 720/60p (59.94 fps) Slow-motion movies • 640 × 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) • 320 × 120/1,200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) Motion Snapshot • 1,920 X 1,080/60p (59.94fps) (plays at 24p/23.976fps)
Maximum recording time 1080/60i (20 minutes)、1080/30p (20 minutes)、720/60p (29 minutes)
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format AAC
Audio recording device Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor 7.5cm/3-in., approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback function Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
USB Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
25 Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4-in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W× H × D) Approx. 106× 61×29.8mm/4.2× 2.4× 1.2in., excluding projections
Weight Approx. 277 g/9.8oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 234 g/8.3 oz(camera body only)
Temperature Temperature: 0–40 °C/+32–104 °F/humidity: less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories (may differ by country or area) EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-27 battery charger, UC-E6 USB cable, EG-CP14 audio/vldeo cable, AN-N1000 strap, BF-N1000 body cap, ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator CD
Still images Approximately 230
Movies Approximately 70 minutes of HD footage at 1080/60i

Additional information

Weight 3.5 kg