The Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System is a newly engineered imaging system that has been built by Nikon from the ground up. The Nikon 1 digital cameras utilize the Nikon CX-format super high speed AF CMOS imaging sensor and high performance 1 NIKKOR interchangeable lenses.

The effective angle of view of the Nikon 1 cameras is 2.7x focal length. The Nikon 1 interchangeable lens system has been designed to yield incredible photos and movies yet remain compact and portable.