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Nikon 1 J2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the responsiveness and design. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and features. There are some mixed reviews about the value for money.

portability, usability, performance, design, responsiveness

features, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Compact System Cameras the Nikon 1 J2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 310 reviews)

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Nikon 1 J2 Preview


Nikon's popular 1 series cameras is getting a new model for 2012, the 1 J2. It features many of the same specifications from last year's J1, including a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 3.0-inch LCD display, the EXPEED 3 image processor, full manual...

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Nikon 1 J2 Mirrorless Camera Review: Specs, Features and Price


Review: Nikon 1 J2 CameraCapture the best moments of your life as Nikon has come up with some new cameras with name Nikon Coolpix L610 & Nikon 1 J2. The device is a enhanced version of Nikon J1 that uses the revolutionary ...

Supports changeable lens, Li-on batteries, 3"dsplay with 921,000pixels resolution, 11-27f/3.5-5.6 lens, 06 x 61 x 29.8mm dimensions, 280gm weight, SD memory card slot, Full HD mode with 1920 x 1080px resolution

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Nikon 1 J2


Nikon has announced a modest upgrade to their popular J1 in the J2. Specifications are almost entirely the same, still a 10.1 megapixel sensor, 1080/60p video, and 10fps burst with autofocus, but the screen resolution has jumped to 921,000 dots from...


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Amazon review summary for Nikon 1 J2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Nikon 1 J2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Compact System Cameras on

portability, performance, usability, image quality, lens

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon 1 J2 10.1 MP HD Digital Camera with 10-30mm VR Lens (Orange)Nikon 1 J2 10.1 MP HD Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm VR Lenses (Silver)Nikon 1 J2 10.1 MP HD Digital Camera with 10-30mm VR Lens (Pink)

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Wonderful Camera, Small Package


This camera is extremely beautiful, especially in the orange. It feels very well put together with its mostly metal body. The pictures are wonderful and you get so many options to expand your creativity. It is very fast when doing any task such as...

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Large Clear LCD","Nice Body Color","Short Lag Time","Small \/ Compact

Short Battery Life

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great product!


i love this camera, I\'m not an avid photographer but it lets me do the things almost as great as a dslr minus all the extra functions that i don\'t want to take the time to learn.

Easy to Use","Fast Shutter Speed","Good in Low Light","Great Resolution","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Small \/ Compact

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Nikon 1 J2 review


Nikon has seen great success with its Nikon 1 J1. Now less than a year on we've got the upgrade in the shape of the J2. How does it measure up?

Good screen ; Quick start-up ; Smart Photo Selector

Small sensor ; No viewfinder ; Poor art filters

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Nikon 1 J2 review


The Nikon 1 J2 refreshes the original J1 - a compact system camera that had a tepid reception from photo enthusiasts, but succeeded among more casual snappers on the back of a strong advertising campaign - with an updated mode dial, new creative modes...

Hybrid autofocus system is decent, point-and-shoot simplicity for novice users, fast burst mode, small lens size may be a benefit, improved LCD screen resolution compared to J1

Little new compared to predecessor, small sensor image quality a little behind its competitors, difficult menu system for more advanced users, some auto white balance inconsistencies, electronic-only shutter, no hotshoe, no possibility of viewfinder,...

There’s little new to be found in the Nikon 1 J2 compared to the J1, and while some menu adjustments are there to make more advanced use that bit easier we still don’t think it quite clicks. More-advanced users won’t be on board with the J2, though...

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Nikon 1 J2 review


In an age of me-too electronic gadgets, it's great to find some genuine diversity among compact system cameras (CSCs). The Sony NEX range leads the pack for low noise, Olympus and Panasonic offer fast performance and the biggest choice of lenses, while...

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

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Nikon 1 J2 review


Nikon's second generation Compact System Camera finds it hard to improve on perfection. Read our Nikon 1 J2 review to find out more.

This one’s looks outstrip performance, but small size and access to a wide range of lenses via adapter make it a sound option, though going for the older and cheaper J1 might be the sensible idea.


Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:13,2 x 8,8 mm


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/16000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL20
Battery Type:Nikon EN-EL20


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes