Nikon J1:Compact cameras with interchangeable lenses [Review]
Hybrid cameras are on the rise, Nikon J1 with the balance of affordability and interchangeable lenses can closely match the high end DSLR’s image quality. The best part of Nikon J1 is it gives the portability of a point and shoot camera.
Approx. 2.7 x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent).
Nikon 1 scores heavily – it is lightening quick to focus and follow the focus. The J1 has the fastest burst mode of any camera we have tested, running to 10, 30 or 60 frames per second and using the 30-110mm lens, images were sharp right across the frame. There is no noise on the images.
Video Quality and resolution
As part of our image video testing for the Nikon J1, we’ve a sample video uploaded on YouTube do watch it highest resolution to get the actual quality.
Colors were bright and true and the recorded images were sharp, with plenty of detail in each frame only worry seems to be the sound track of the recording was picking up noise (caused by winds ) even after turning on wind noise reduction.
Nikon has succeeded in producing a camera that sits between its compact and DSLR cameras, but if you are PRO you won’t be going for it but ideal for those jumping from the compact camera segment but doesn’t want to be confused with high end DSLR cameras. Looking beyond the megapixels war because the J1 is about quality not quantity.