Nikon 1 J2 review by Nasim Mansurov at P.Life: The Nikon 1 J2 is still overpriced. At $550 for a single lens kit, it just makes no sense to buy it. Not when the V1 kit is $299 and not when excellent Micro 4/3 and Sony cameras are priced $500 and less.

Nikon 1 J2 vs Sony NEX-5r High ISO Comparison (ISO 1600-6400)

For those interested, this review contains sections with comparisons to the Olympus EM-5, the Sony NEX-5R, and the Canon EOS M. Of course, being equipped with a much smaller sensor, the Nikon 1 J2 is no match for these cvameras when it comes to high iso performance, but the little guy does have a couple of aces under its sleeves:

"The Nikon 1 system has an interesting story to tell. When Nikon initially launched its first mirrorless system, it positioned two cameras for different segments – the Nikon 1 J1 for beginners and those who wanted to move up from a point and . . . read more

Nikon 1 J2 Gets the DXO mark treatment: Nothing new under the sun, still just a notch above small sensor prosumer cameras.

"With a dynamic range score of 10.8EV, the Nikon 1 J2’s 1" CMOS sensor does not come close to the potential of certain other recent Sony sensors that reach 14EV. However, it should be noted that the 1 J2 is tied in this category with the Canon Powershot G1 X.

As for low-light sensitivity, the Nikon 1 J2 is still handicapped by its modest sensor surface size. Only Fuji expert compacts . . . read more

Nikon 1 J2 review at PhotographyBlog: Stylish, but peculiar control layout.

"The J2 may only be the junior member of the Nikon 1 family, but its significantly cheaper price and more targeted approach make it a better choice than the V1 for compact camera users looking to upgrade to a more advanced system. It is still expensive though compared to rivals like the Sony NEX-F3, Olympus E-PM2 PEN Mini, Samsung NX1000 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5, so you'll need to decide if the out-and-out speed and beginner-friendly approach are really . . . read more

Description by Nikon:


Portable Nikon 1 system: small body and compact lenses in a range of colors. Crafted to bring new levels of speed, simplicity, and enjoyment to the way you capture your world.

Super high-speed AF CMOS sensor: focuses faster and more accurately than ever before.

Nikon announces new camera, lens and underwater case for its Nikon 1 series.

Nikon 1 J2 with a higher resolution LCD and a new creative mode is not what we could say "a major upgrade" but the new smaller in size 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, is a good step in portability. The new Waterproof case for the Nikon 1 series camera's allows them to follow you down to 40m underwater,without any compromise in usability, but at a price equal to the Nikon 1 V1 !

Nikon's press release . . . read more

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