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Design and Usability

Compact / lightweight

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  1. Extremely compact with 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6.
  2. As compact as having a conventional standard zoom lens even with 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6.

A compact, lightweight camera system that is highly portable.

Nikon 1 J2 has a surprisingly compact and lightweight body for an interchangeable-lens digital camera with built-in flash, in which the high-quality imaging technology and a myriad of other advanced functions are condensed into. Also, the entire lineup of accessories including the interchangeable 1 NIKKOR lenses are similarly compact and lightweight making them easy to carry, never missing out on a photo opportunity. What's more, the lenses are available in the same color variations as the bodies for a nifty outlook.

Color variations & design

A rich variety of colors and high-quality textures that promise to delight each time you pick up your camera.

From orange to black, you can choose your favorite out of six body colors of Nikon 1 J2. The lenses are also available in the same colors as the body for a cool, matching appearance. The camera has been rid of excessive buttons and switches in an effort to pursue the most beautiful, compact and high-quality design. The marks on the large dial have been carved on the aluminum for a refined touch of the texture.

creative modeCreative mode

Familiar landscapes become impressive works of art that are uniquely your own.

Fuel your imagination with the new, versatile creative mode. Just adjust the mode dial to the creative mode and select the desired effect from among the 8 options offered. With a few clicks, you can easily capture familiar landscapes as beautiful works of art.

Miniature effect

A familiar scenery will turn into a world of toys.
Create a diorama-like image by simply placing focus at the center of the screen.

Selective color

Capture the things that you especially wanted to emphasize on more clearly.Selective color will allow you to keep specific colors of your choice and turn the rest into monochrome.


Recreate the feeling of softness as if being in a pool of warm sunlight.
You can apply blurs to the entire frame and create an image with a very gentle impression.


When HDR (high dynamic range) is turned on while in backlighting mode, the camera composites images taken at different exposures. Featuring a wide dynamic range, this function controls overexposure and underexposure to render a well-balanced, natural image with little noise and with an extensive range of tones. Use this function for shooting high contrast landscapes and stationary subjects. The built-in flash will be used when HDR is turned off.

Night landscape

Nikon 1 makes it easy to capture the nightscapes. The camera reduces blur and noise by compositing images captured at high speed.

Night portrait

Take portrait photos at night with the night portrait setting. The camera automatically combines images of the background and the subject captured with the flash, to fully render both the subject and the background.

Easy panorama

Capture the grand scenery before your eyes in one shot. You can create a dynamic panorama image by simply moving the camera following the monitor display. You can also create a panorama vertically as well as horizontally. When recording, the camera automatically detects your hand's movement to choose a horizontal or vertical frame.

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Auto photo mode / Scene auto selector

Intelligent. Intuitive. It probably knows before you do.

Nikon 1 is equipped with intelligent functions that will free you from complicated operations, so that you can focus on taking the shot. The camera automatically detects the scene and subject and selects the optimal setting from among portrait, landscape, night portrait, close up, and auto.

Face-priority AF

The face-priority AF technology allows you to take photos at special events without fuss.

The camera automatically recognizes and focuses on the subject's face, following them wherever they move. Able to detect a maximum of five faces at a time, it's an extremely convenient function when taking photos at memorable events and parties.

Turning on/off with retractable lens

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Turning the camera on/off with the retractable lens allows speedy shots as there is no need to press the power switch.

ON: The power turns on when you protract the lens. OFF:The power turns off when you retract the lens

You can start shooting immediately without pushing the power switch.

You can switch the camera on and off by simply rotating the zoom ring on the lens. Switching your camera on and off is made smoother allowing you to start shooting immediately.

Note: When using 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6, 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, and 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6.

LCD monitor

High-definition LCD monitor with excellent visibility.

An approx. 921k-dot, 3-inch LCD monitor is beautiful and easy to see. The thinly structured monitor ensures good visibility even when viewed outdoors in daytime.

Easy setup using the F button

Expand the possibilities by using the mode dial and F(feature) button

In each shooting mode, press the F button to change the settings particular to that mode.
For example, you can select between the HD movie and slow motion in the movie mode, or select a choice of music in Motion Snapshot mode using the F button.

Built-in flash

Inside. Outside. Get the light on your side.

Nikon 1 J1 and J2 come with an i-TTL built-in pop-up flash, which adds an optimal splash of light to each scene, allowing you to capture portraits at night or delightful smiles of your loved ones in exquisite detail.

Dust shield

Prevent dirt from entering the camera

The anti-dust shield prevents external dust from entering the camera, even when the lens has been removed. It also includes a built-in optical anti-dirt mechanism that prevents dirt from showing up in your photos.