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CNET says:

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The Nikon 1 J1 is a fine camera, but there's nothing here that screams out "buy it" over similar competitors. It's also on the expensive side for a point-and-shoot upgrader, but has drawbacks for the more advanced user. quote


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Critic reviews

7.0
8 reviews
  • Image quality
    8.2
  • Video quality
    8.1
  • Battery life
    5.1
  • Design and form factor
    7.4
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    7.4
  • Ease of use
    7.1

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User reviews

7.7
3 reviews
7.0
Engadget Oct 3, 2011

Nikon's first mirrorless camera has a stylish design, but performance misses the mark for pro and other advanced users.

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7.0
PC Mag Sep 28, 2011

The Nikon J1 is a compact interchangeable lens camera that is capable of capturing sharp images at incredible speeds. Its autofocus is extremely quick and accurate, and the included lens delivers consistently sharp results.

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7.0
CNET Sep 26, 2011

The Nikon 1 J1 is a fine camera, but there's nothing here that screams out "buy it" over similar competitors. It's also on the expensive side for a point-and-shoot upgrader, but has drawbacks for the more advanced user.

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8.0
CNET UK Nov 4, 2011

By keeping the resolution fairly low, Nikon has given the Nikon 1 J1's pixels room to breathe. The result is perfect exposures and great low-light performance. The compact 1 Nikkor lens system delivers zooms to match bulky dSLR rivals.

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7.0
Imaging Resource Nov 18, 2011

Enthusiasts expecting every bell and whistle may want to look elsewhere, but for those who can manage the occasional sacrifice for a camera and lenses that won't weigh you down, the Nikon J1 is worthy of serious consideration.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Nov 4, 2011

It’s good to finally see Nikon in the CSC market, and the J1 certainly shows some promise, but it’s not quite the all-conquering model we’d hoped for.

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6.0
TechRadar Oct 26, 2011

In summary, the J1 provides a good introduction to interchangeable lens cameras, although it lacks some of the fun features such as in-camera filter effects seen on other offerings

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7.0
Digital Trends Dec 23, 2011

Although the Nikon 1 J1 has a lot of pluses, we feel the negatives (and the competition) make it difficult to recommend unreservedly. It’s a good, but not great, camera.

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6.0
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This is an expensive EVIL camera, it doesn't excel in image quality. Doesn't has the best lens line up (The Nikon F mount adaptor gives you a 2.6 crop factor, which makes a wide lens became portrait lens). It starts quickly. Focusing is really great and accurate. It always know what you're trying...

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