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Nikon 1 J2 review

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As part of our image quality testing for the Nikon 1 J2, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Nikon 1 J2 is capable of resolving up to around 18 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG images

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ISO 100, score 18 (click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score 18 (click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score 14 (click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 6400, score 12 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw images

Nikon 1 J2 review

ISO 100, score 20 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon 1 J2 review

ISO 200, score 18 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon 1 J2 review

ISO 400, score 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon 1 J2 review

ISO 800, score 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon 1 J2 review

ISO 1600, score 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon 1 J2 review

ISO 3200, score 14 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon 1 J2 review

ISO 6400, score 12 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution10.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Time Lapse Function, Face Detection, Live View
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)238 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Image Sensor Size13.20 mm x 8.80 mm
Maximum Image Resolution3872 x 2592
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height61 mm
Width106.7 mm
Depth30.5 mm
Focal Length10 mm to 30 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelJ2
Product NameJ2 Mirrorless Camera
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVVA161K001
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Life's at its best when you live it in the moment. So how about a camera that's speedy enough, clever enough, and creative enough to capture the fun in your world without missing a beat?

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.

Package Contents
  • J2 Mirrorless Camera
  • VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
  • EN-EL20 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (with Terminal Cover)
  • MH-27 Battery Charger
  • BF-N1000 Body Cap
  • UC-E15 USB Cable
  • AN-N1000 Strap
  • Software CD
  • User's Manual
  • Reference Manual CD
Limited Warranty1 Year