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Nikon1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (White)
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Good image quality (15)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (12)
  • Large clear LCD (11)
  • Fast shutter speed (10)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (8)

Best Uses

  • Travel (18)
  • Family photos (14)
  • Landscape/scenery (10)
  • Video (10)
  • Sports/action (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (11), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (6)

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5.0

Best bang for the buck out there

By SegfaultCoreDump

from Colorado Springs, CO

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (Red):

    At $[$]for the entire two lens kit, this is most likely the best value in mirrorless cameras out there. I originally picked it up for backpacking trips, as a full DSLR was just too heavy and the point & shoots simply didn't have the image quality. The autofocus is wicked fast, it is small, easy to use and a great little camera. Unless you are regularly printing larger than 12x18, the 10mpix sensor should not be a limiting factor. There may be a few handling nitpicks, but they are all subjective. The only bad thing I can think of is the color. Most of the other lenses are not available in red, so if you pickup any other lenses the kit will be a bit mismatched. But overall a minor nit.

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    • No

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    5.0

    My Daughter Loves Her First Camera

    By Bambikha

    from Pico Rivera, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Interchangeable lenses
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (Red):

      My daughter has recently grown an interest in photography, taking after her mother of course. :)
      We wanted the white one but it was no longer available. My daughter is not much of a fan of red but the bright color is actually quite nice once you get used to it. It is super light-weight and very attractive overall.

      I have not used it personally and my daughter is still learning it so as far as its' use I have not had much experience, but it's a Nikon I expect it will work like a charm.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      small and good pictures

      By Yen

      from Garden Grove, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (Red):

      It's small and yet powerful like a big camera. It takes both still pictures and video. It's an excellent camera for travel.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Now I can travel "light"

      By Pateng

      from Belgium

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (Silver):

        Really userfriendly camera, it's a Nikon ;-D

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        • No

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        4.0

        Fun!

        By tandemtree

        from USA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay
        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (Silver):

        Great little alternative to lugging around an SLR on your daily adventures! Definitely worth the $230 deal I got on it, but probably wouldn't pay full price for it. Slow response and awkward handling are made up for with the ability to shoot in RAW with relatively great image quality. Excited to play around with it and my F-mount lenses.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Super Great Compact Camera

        By Bigeye

        from staten island ny

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nikon D7100
        • Quiet
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel

        Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (Silver):

        I use this camera as all around compact camera that I keep in my small back pack. interchangeable lens are a very plus

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        • No

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        4.0

        Nice sized camera

        By Quick beam

        from Chicagoland, IL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Poor In Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (Silver):

        I've had this camera for a year now, and I use it quite a bit. Takes good pictures, I like the fast repeat option for sports. With the 10-30 lens, I can fit it into a jacket pocket, I don't know of any other camera with interchangeable lens that can do that.
        Biggest problem is low light focus - I don't know if there's a software upgrade/fix for this, but indoors or in low-ish light, odds are about 50-50 the picture will be fuzzy. So take extra pictures and one of them will be usable, not good if you're taking family pictures inside. Manual focus is not easy to use, I never figured it out really. Keep in mind the J1 is not the latest model in the Nikon 1 series.
        I use it outdoors for nature pictures mostly, and it's great for that. I can turn off the shutter sound so I don't scare animals or attract attention to myself. The video is also very good quality, nice high-speed option.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Fantastic camera

        By Stay at Home Dad

        from Beaufort, SC

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (Red):

          Not having upgraded our digital cameras since in the early 2000's we were excited to give this Nikon a try. Since receiving it my wife has not put it down. It's not that easy to use, but with practice the finer details; ISO, blah-blah-blah, become easy (I am a point and shoot guy and this camera needs a little more than that). However, the picture quality and the features make the extra effort well worth it! My wife is now a photo artist, so she says and I smartly agree (if I want to live a long happy life). Great camera, easy to use the more you use it and very nice pictures. No negative comments thus far.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Nikon 1 J1 mirroorless Digital Camera

          By Jim

          from Mobile

          Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (White):

          Excellent camera pictures come out bright and colorful. Very nice camera and very fast.

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          5.0

          Don't judge a camera by its simple look

          By Art the Winner

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Noisy At High ISO
          • No Viewfinder
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (White):

          I use this camera as a walk around everyday camera because it is small, unobtrusive and inexpensive. Photos are great, camera is fast and easy to use. Sensor is covered by dust shield and will not get dirty no matter how many times you change lens. Shutter is electronic and therefore would not break no matter how many shots you make. Camera is fast, looks nice with all that different colors, can work with large Nikon lenses (with adapter) and would never break (unless dial or button would) - what else would you want? Just replace lenses and you are set for life!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great camera at a great price

          By Sean

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

          • Noisy At High ISO
          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Video

          Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (Silver):

          This is a great camera for taking photos of my family. It focuses very fast and has pretty good high ISO performance. For the price these are selling for it was hard to pass up. The J1 takes much better photos than a point-and-shoot camera but you also have the ability to change lenses like a DSLR. I also have a D7100 which handles high ISOs much better but if you keep the ISOs down to a reasonable level the J1 takes excellent pictues and video.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Little camera packs punch!

          By Jenna

          from New Jersey

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (White):

            Currently using it for portraits and casual photography.
            It's convenient, compact, feels well crafted. Has all the features of a mirrored DSLR (though manual controls need to be selected in the menu) and automatic functions work great.

            It's a little heavy for it's size (thing is practically made of solid steel!) The autofocus on the 10mm can be tricky at times.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great Device

            By mitch

            from Costa Rica

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet
            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (Red):

            Great camera, easy to operate, crisp pics, works well in Windows 8.1. Have to download on Nikon website software for updated software connect program. Out of the box everything I needed to start taking my pics.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Nice little kit

            By jlabate

            from AZ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (Red):

                I purchased this camera kit for my wife. Nikon intended the camera for users like her who do not have a lot of photography experience but want better image quality than a compact. The J1 is well-made and works well on its auto settings. The lens are well-made and produce great images.

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                4.0

                Very Happy with this Digital Camera

                By Viktor

                from Cañifornia

                Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (White):

                Great Mirrorless Camera!! Great experience!!:)

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                4.0

                For my wife

                By Mark

                from Minnesota

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Quiet

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel

                Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (Red):

                Bought this camera for my wife because of the size and featured capabilities. Haven't taken too many pictures yet but it looks good

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                • Yes

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                4.0

                Great camera!

                By Kp

                from Meridian

                Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (White):

                Fast shipping and affordable!

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                4.0

                Small and compact!

                By photo buff

                from Charleston, SC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (Silver):

                  The Nikon camera is so small and compact but has big uses. The camera is being used for non-professional photography. I have already bought the remote accessory to take pictures without the need of setting the timer in hopes of making it into the shot before the camera takes the picture.

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Good for Travel

                  By BesartSadiku

                  from Kosovo

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Good Image Quality

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (Silver):

                  I ordered this camera as a secondary to my D7000, its a good and easy to use camera, its fast autofocus and video performance.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Nikon N1 J1 Is A Winner

                  By LPG

                  from sao paulo, brazil

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • Swapping Lenses Tricky

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10mm WA/10-30mm Zoom Lens (White):

                  Interchangeable lenses make this camera a standout in the camera classes. I'm a recreational photographer and using the 10mm Wide and 10-30mm Zoom has provided great shots on Automatic settings. I will be doing more with F-stops and so forth but my experience so far has been better than expected. Lightweight and serious-looking. Only drawback is that swapping out the lens takes some fumbling around but I hope to get a quick feel to it.

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                  • No

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