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Nikon 1 J2 review

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It won't appeal to photographic tinkerers, but the stylish design and dependable image and video quality add up to a good deal

Review Date: 24 Nov 2012

Price when reviewed: £380

Buy it now for: £210
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Reviewed By: Ben Pitt

Our Rating 4 stars out of 5

User Rating 4 stars out of 5

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Basic Specifications

Part Code VVA163K001
Review Date 24 Nov 2012
Rating **** stars out of 5
CCD effective megapixels 10.0 megapixels
CCD size 13.2x8.8mm
Viewfinder none
Viewfinder magnification, coverage N/A
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 921,000 pixels
Articulated screen No
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 3.0x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 27-81mm
Image stabilisation optical, in kit lens
Maximum image resolution 3,872x2,592
File formats JPEG, RAW; QuickTime (AVC)

Camera Controls

Exposure modes program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Shutter speed 30 to 1/16,000 seconds
Aperture range f/3.5-16 (wide), f/5.6-16 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution) 100 to 6400
Exposure compensation +/-3 EV
White balance auto, 5 presets with fine tuning, manual
Additional image controls contrast, saturation, sharpness, brightness, hue, Active-D Lighting, noise reduction, colour space
Manual focus Yes
Closest macro focus 20cm
Auto-focus modes multi, flexible spot, face detect, tracking
Metering modes multi, centre-weighted, centre, face detect
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, rear curtain, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer, interval, panorama


Memory slot SDXC
Mermory supplied none
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 230 shots
Connectivity USB, mini HDMI
Body material aluminium
Lens mount Nikon 1
Focal length multiplier 2.7x
Kit lens model name 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
Accessories USB cable
Weight 395g
Size 62x107x77mm

Buying Information

Warranty one year RTB
Price £380
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