Type/ Lens mount
Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses / Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view
Approx. 2.7 x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
10.1 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
13.2mm x 8.8mm CMOS sensor(Nikon CX format)
Image size (pixels)

Standard Photographs

  • 3872 x 2592(L)
  • 2896 x 1944(M)
  • 1936 x 1296(S)

Still images (movie mode)

  • 3840 x 2160(1080/60i)
  • 1920 x 1080(1080/30p)
  • 1280 x 720(720/60p)


  • Normal panorama(Camera panned horizontally) 3200 x 560
  • Normal panorama(Camera panned vertically) 1024 x 3200
  • Wide panorama(Camera panned horizontally) 6400 x 560
  • Wide panorama(Camera panned vertically) 1024 x 6400
File format
  • NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed
  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16)compression
  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
Shooting modes
Shooting modes
still imagestill image(3:2), Smart Photo SelectoSmart Photo Selector (3:2),
moviemovie (HD 16:9, slow motion 8:3), Motion SnapshotMotion Snapshot (16:9)
still imageauto photo mode(3:2), creative modecreative mode:night landscape(3:2), night portrait (3:2), backlighting(3:2), easy panorama (horizontal 40:7/80:7, vertical 8:25/4:25), soft(3:2), miniature effect(3:2), selective color(3:2), exposure mode[P, S, A, M](3:2)
Electronic shutter
1/16,000 to 30s in steps of 1/3 EV;Bulb; Time(requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speed
Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60s or slower
  • Single frame, continuous, Electronic (Hi)
  • Self-timer, delayed remote, quick-response remote, interval timer shooting
Frame advance rate *¹
  • Electronic (Hi): Approx. 10, 30, or 60 fps
  • Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual focus, S or M, shutter speed 1/250s or faster, and other settings at default values)
TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method
  • Matrix
  • Center-weighted : Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame
  • Spot : Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Programmed auto with flexible program; shutter priority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual; auto photo mode
Exposure compensation
-3 to +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at metered value with AE-L / AF-L button
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 - 3200 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) above ISO 3200 ; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100-3200, 100-800, 100-400) available
Hybrid autofocus (phase detection / contrast detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF (AF-C); auto AF-S / AF-C selection (AF-A); fulltime AF (AF-F)
  • Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode
Single-point, auto-area, subject-tracking
Focus area
  • Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF
  • Auto-area AF: 41 focus area
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing AE-L / AF-L button
Face-priority AF
On, Off
Built-in flash / Guide Number(GN)
Raised by sliding flash pop-up control / Approx. 5/16(m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Control / Flash mode
i-TTL flash control using image sensor available / Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear-curtain with slow sync
Flash compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White balance
White balance
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Frame size(pixels)
/ recording rate

HD movies

  • 1920 x 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s *²)
  • 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps)
  • 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps)

Slow-motion movies

  • 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
  • 320 x 120/1200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)

Motion Snapshot

  • 1920 x 1080/60p(59.94fps)(plays at 24p/23.976fps)
Maximum recording time / File format
1080/60i(20 minutes), 1080/30p(20 minutes), 720/60p(29 minutes) / MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording device
Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
7.5cm/(3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback function
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie and panorama (Nikon 1 J2 only) playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Power source
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL 20
AC adapter
AC adapter EH-5b; requires Power Connector EP-5C(available separately)
Dimentions / weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 106.0 x 61.0 x 29.8mm(4.2 x 2.4 x 1.2-in.), excluding projections
Approx. 280g (9.9oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 237g(8.4oz) for camera body only
Operating environment
Temperature / Humidity
Temperature: 0 to 40°C (+32 to 104°F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
  • Number of continuous shooting frames: Around 13 frames at shooting speed of 10 fps; around 12 frames if shooting speed is set at 30 fps and 60 fps.
  • Sensor output is about 60 fps.
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