O.k. this camera kind of rocks! Don’t get me wrong I still love my Canon, but the compact size of this Nikon is pretty amazing! Through February 25th, 2012 there is an instant $50.00 savings bringing the Nikon 1 J1 price down to $599.00 compared to the list price of $649.00! Always great to buy when the price is down!
Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe there are only 3 lenses that go with this camera the 10-30mm, 30-110mm and 10mm fixed. The one that comes with the price listed above is the 10-30mm!
I read this quote in a review from Dpreview ” The system is spearheaded by two cameras – the Nikon 1 J1 and 1 V1. The J1 is the entry-level model, and the V1 is aimed at a slightly more advanced user, but both cameras are intended essentially for beginners upgrading from compact cameras or cameraphones, and who find the size and complexity of a DSLR intimidating.” If you don’t want the DSLR because of the size I get it… having the Nikon 1 J1 is pretty amazing in size and what it’s capable of doing. But if you’re reason not to buy a DSLR is the complexity and intimidation don’t let that be the reason! There is a learning curve, but a very fun learning curve! Not to mention most of the DSLR cameras I have seen have the little green box you can use if you’re intimidated the first day you turn on your camera. (Little green box equals camera will decide what is best you just push the shutter button) If you want to read the entire review by Dpreview.com be sure to check it out it’s very informative!
After reading up on this camera for a bit it feels like it fits right in between a point and shoot and a DSLR camera!
Official Product Description:
For your very mobile lifestyle comes a completely new imaging system with freedom to create and express as never before. Highly compact and portable, the Nikon 1 J1 goes everywhere you go. Moments from your amazing world are captured using a highly responsive autofocus and super fast shooting speed. In one touch you can work in Full HD (1080p) movie record mode. A camera so versatile you can even snap photos while recording movies. Unleash your creativity with Nikon 1—offering a balance of high performance, advanced features, portability and a newly designed interchangeable lens system. Infuse your world with photos from every moment and connect as never before.