Nikon 1 J1
Bought this camera to take on an Alaska cruise. I purchased the two-lens zoom kit. I have only owned point-and-shoot auto-focus cameras before, so I was ready to move up to the next level. After spending some time to learn the features and different modes, I was very excited to use the camera to take landscape and wildlife shots. While our trip was lacking in wildlife, the landscapes were gorgeous and I believe this camera captured the landscapes beautifully. The telephoto lens, in particular, was great and the images I captured are nothing short of amazing. Using the Electronic (Hi) mode to take photos of the glaciers in Glacier Bay calving, I was able to capture ice chunks in mid-air. Using a polarizing filter, water glare from the ship was greatly diminished, and the detail I was able get was stunning (at least in my eyes).
As much as I enjoyed using the camera in Alaska, I have really enjoyed using it around my town taking pictures of flowers, landscapes, insects, etc. The size makes it easy to haul around, and with the addition of the 10MM f/2.8 prime lens, it is the complete package for an amateur photographer like myself. I would highly recommend this for the amateur who wants to step up from a point-and-shoot to something more advanced.
August 1, 2013
Great Photographs in a small package
I own a Nikon D7000, Nikon D90 and Nikon P7100. My Nikon 1 J1 shots are much better then my Nikon P7100 and in low light match my DSLR'S. I own the 10-30mm and 30-110mm lens which produce great photographs. The size of The Nikon 1 J1 is so compact you can use it when you don't want to carry a DSLR. My Nikon P7100 is great for parties but for low light the Nikon 1 J1 beats it hands down. The built in flash is great. I wish it had an optical viewfinder however the LCD is very bright.
July 21, 2013
Excellent camera in small package. Do I need still my D50 ?
I bought this camera week ago and must say.....great. I did not expect a much but after I take a few pictures and see them on my computer I was in shock. Really there is no differences between pictures taken using Nikon D50 and J1. I'm not professional photographer but this camera is awesome. To take a picture is very easy , and the quality of pictures especially in RAW format is so good. Also close up are amazing .Details are so clear and sharp .. Built in flash is the best I ever seen in compact camera . It was the best choice I ever made buying a camera. After few mistakes with "power shoot's" and other gizmos finally got a super compact DSLR quality camera with changeable lenses.
July 6, 2013
Really nifty camera!
This camera takes great shots that are almost at a professional level, and you can take it anywhere because of its small size.
April 1, 2013
This camera is a must in families. I don't know what I did without it for so long. Thought the one I had was good, but this is amazing! It's great for action sports. My family rides dirt bikes and now I can get clear action shots of them just about every time. I simply love this camera!!!
February 27, 2013