Designed to think fast and act even faster, the intelligent Nikon 1 J2 interchangeable lens camera ensures you stay a click ahead of the action. Ultra-portable and simple to operate, it has all you need to capture great photos and movies.
The bright LCD screen offers crystal-clear shooting and playback. Functions like the innovative Motion Snapshot and the easy-to-use Creative Mode keep up with the way you want to record your life.
Portable Nikon 1 system: small body and compact lenses in a range of colors. Crafted to 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*¹.
Shooting modes: capture images in amazing new ways with Motion Snapshot and Smart Photo Selector. Add your own sense of style to photos with the easy-to-use Creative Mode.
Intuitive operation: clear menus, a bright LCD screen, an easy-to-reach mode dial, and a built-in flash.
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.
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.
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*². Or focus on one spot and use the camera’s phenomenal processing speed to capture full-resolution images at up to 60 fps*¹ .
Motion Snapshot: brings your stills to life in a click. Harnesses the camera’s processing speed to simultaneously record a slow motion movie and a still image. As soon as you’ve taken your shot, it instantly combines the two to create a “living image” and capture a moment in time as never before.
Smart Photo Selector: always gets the best shot. Shoots up to 20 high-resolution images before and after you release the shutter, then saves your “best” five for you to choose from. Images are recommended based on facial expression, composition, and focus.
Creative Mode: apply filters and effects to still images before you shoot, and access PSAM shooting modes for total control. 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.
Advanced movie recording: lets you take a full-resolution*³ 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.
Refined camera design at its best: attention to detail furnishes this camera with a real sense of style. Available in a range of colors that complement the minimal design, select models boast brushed metal and textured finishes.
Bright 921k-dot, 7.5 cm (3-in.) LCD monitor. With a wide-viewing angle and protective glass, this high-resolution screen lets you see every detail of your photos and movies–indoors or out.
Intuitive operation: with clear menus, a minimum number of buttons, a built-in flash, and an easy-to-reach mode dial for quick access to shooting modes. When you don’t want to think about a thing, you can shoot in auto mode and let Scene Auto Selector choose the best camera settings for you.
Built-in flash: offers extra light when you need it. Handy for indoor shots or to soften images when the sun is behind your subject. Designed at the same time as the camera, it enables perfectly exposed images.
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*⁴.
Nikon 1 Short Movie Creator: automatically creates short films from your photos and movies. Incredibly easy-to-use, it preserves the quality of every photo or frame of footage you shoot. Movies can be up to 30 minutes long, and there is a range of styles to choose from.
Type Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses Lens mount Nikon 1 mount Effective angle of view Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent) Effective pixels 10.1 million Image sensor 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format) Image size (pixels) Still images (auto photo, Smart Photo Selector, and all creative modes other than Easy panorama; aspect ratio 3 : 2) 3872 x 2592 2896 x 1944 1936 x 1296 Still images (Normal panorama, camera panned horizontally; aspect ratio 40 : 7) 3200 x 560 Still images (Normal panorama, camera panned vertically; aspect ratio 8 : 25) 1024 x 3200 Still images (Wide panorama, camera panned horizontally; aspect ratio 80 : 7) 6400 x 560 Still images (Wide panorama, camera panned vertically; aspect ratio 4 : 25) 1024 x 6400 Still images (movie mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 3840 x 2160 (1080/60i) 1920 x 1080 (1080/30p) 1280 x 720 (720/60p) Still images (Motion Snapshot mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 3840 x 2160 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 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 Auto photo (3 : 2); creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M (3 : 2), night landscape (3 : 2), night portrait (3 : 2), backlighting (3 : 2), easy panorama (normal horizontal 40 : 7, normal vertical 8 : 25, wide horizontal 80 : 7, wide vertical 4 : 25), soft (3 : 2), miniature effect (3 : 2) and selective color (3 : 2); Smart Photo Selector (3 : 2); movie (HD 16 : 9, slow motion 8 : 3); Motion Snapshot (16 : 9) Shutter type Electronic shutter Shutter speed 1/16,000-30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control) Flash sync speed Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower Release mode Single frame, continuous, Electronic (Hi) Self-timer, 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 (auto photo mode or P, S, A, M chosen in creative mode with Continuous selected for Continuous, single AF or manual focus, Shutter-priority auto or 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 Exposure metering method Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area Exposure mode Programmed auto with flexible program; shutter-priority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual; automatic scene selection Exposure compensation -3 - +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV; available when Programmed auto, Shutter-priority auto, or Aperture-priority auto is selected for Exposure mode 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 be adjusted by user when Programmed auto, Shutter-priority auto, Aperture-priority auto, or M Manual is selected for Exposure mode; 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 autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator Lens servo Autofocus (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; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF 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 Raised by sliding flash pop-up control Guide Number (GN) 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 Movie 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 1920 x 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s*) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) Slow-motion movies 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 320 x 120/1200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) Motion Snapshot 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps) * Sensor output is about 60 fps. 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 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie and panorama playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option 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, 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 x H x D) Approx. 106.0 x 61.0 x 29.8 mm (4.2 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.), excluding projections Weight Approx. 280 g (9.9 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 237 g/8.4 oz (camera body only) Temperature 0-40 °C (+32-104 °F) Humidity 85% or less (no condensation) Supplied accessories EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-27 battery charger, BF-N1000 body cap, UC-E15 USB cable, AN-N1000 strap, ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator CD, User's Manual, Reference manual CD