Nikon J1 Manual

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    Nikon J1 Specifications

    Effective pixels

    Dust shield glass

    Image sensor

    Still images (still image and Smart Photo Selector modes,aspect ratio 3 : 2)

    • 3,872 x 2,592
    • 2,896 x 1,944
    • 1,936 x 1,296

    Still images (movie mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9)

    • 3,840 x 2,160 (1080/60i)
    • 1,920 x 1,080 (1080/30p)
    • 1,280 x 720 (720/60p)

    Still images (Motion Snapshot mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9)

    • 3,840 x 2,160

    Image sensor

    • 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

    File format

    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)

    Picture Control system

    1 NIKKOR lenses for 1 mount


    Electronic shutter

    File system

    1/16,000-30s in steps of 1/3 EV;Bulb; Time(requires optional ML-L3 remote control)

    Shooting modes

    Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60s or slower

    Compatible lenses

    • Electronic (Hi): Approx. 10, 30, or 60 fps
    • Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual focus, S Shutter-priority auto or M Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250s or faster, and other settings at default values)


    Delayed remote (2s); quick-response remote


    • Matrix
    • Center-weighted : Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame
    • Spot : Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area


    -3 - +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV


    Luminosity locked at metered value with A (AE-L/AF-L) button

    Frame advance rate

    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


    On, Off

    Remote control modes

    Hybrid autofocus (phase detection /contrast detect AF); AF-assist illuminator

    Metering Method

    • Single-point AF: 135 focus areas
    • Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas


    Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing A (AE-L/AF-L) button

    Exposure lock

    Raised by sliding flash pop-up control

    ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

    Approx. 5/16(m/ft, ISO100, 20°C/68°F)

    Active D-Lighting

    i-TTL flash control using image sensor available


    Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow syncwith red-eye reduction, rear curtain sync, rear curtain with slow sync


    -3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV

    Lens servo

    Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged

    AF-area mode

    Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning

    Focus lock

    • Matrix
    • Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame
    • Spot : Meters 2mm circle centered on selected focus area

    Face-priority AF

    HD movies

    • 1,920 x 1,080/60i (59.94 fields/s *)
    • 1,920 x 1,080/30p (29.97 fps)
    • 1,280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps)

    Slow-motion movies

    • 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
    • 320 x 120/1,200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)

    Motion Snapshot

    • 1,920 x 1,080/60p(59.94fps)(plays at 24p/23.976fps)

    * Sensor output is about 60fps.


    1080/60i(20 minutes),1080/30p(20 minutes),720/60p(29 minutes)

    Guide Number(GN)

    H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

    Flash mode

    Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable

    Flash compensation

    7.5cm/3-in., approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD withbrightness adjustment

    Flash-ready indicator

    Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option


    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional),Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish,Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian


    One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL 20 battery

    Frame size(pixels) /recording rate

    1/4-in. (ISO 1222)

    Maximum recording time

    Approx. 106.0 x 61.0 x 29.8mm/4.2 x 2.4 x 1.2 in., excluding projections

    File format

    Approx. 277 g/9.8 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 234 g/8.3 oz(camera body only)

    Video compression

    0-40 °C/+32-104 °F

    Audio recording format

    Less than 85% (no condensation)

    Audio recording device

    EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion battery,MH-27 battery charger, UC-E15 USB cable, AN-N1000 strap, BF-N1000 body cap, ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator CD


    Approx. 230


    Approx. 70 minutes of HD footage at 1080/60i