Specifications

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Type
Type of camera
Digital camera with interchangeable lenses
Lens mount
Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view
Approx. 2.7 x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent); Nikon CX format
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
10.1 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor
Dust-reduction system
Dust shield glass
Storage
Image size (pixels)

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
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
Picture Control system
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media
SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
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)
Compatible lenses
Compatible lenses
1 NIKKOR lenses for 1 mount
Shutter
Type
Electronic shutter
Speed
1/16,000-30s 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
Release
Mode
  • Single frame, continuous, Electronic (Hi)
  • Self-timer, delayed remote, quick-response remote, interval timer shooting
Frame advance rate
  • 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)
Self-timer
2s, 5s, 10s
Remote control modes
Delayed remote (2s); quick-response remote
Exposure
Metering
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
Mode
Programmed auto with flexible program; shutter priority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual; scene auto selector
Exposure compensation
-3 - +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at metered value with A (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
Active D-Lighting
On, Off
Focus
Autofocus
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
  • Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing A (AE-L/AF-L) button
Face-priority AF
On, Off
Flash
Built-in flash
Raised by sliding flash pop-up control
Guide Number(GN)
Approx. 5/16(m/ft, ISO100, 20°C/68°F)
Control
i-TTL flash control using image sensor available
Flash mode
Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow syncwith red-eye reduction, rear curtain sync, rear curtain with slow sync
Flash compensation
-3 - +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
Movie
Metering
TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method
  • Matrix
  • Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame
  • Spot : Meters 2mm circle centered on selected focus area
Frame size(pixels)
/recording rate

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.

Maximum recording time
1080/60i(20 minutes),1080/30p(20 minutes),720/60p(29 minutes)
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
AAC
Audio recording device
Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor
Monitor
7.5cm/3-in., approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD withbrightness adjustment
Playback
Playback function
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
Interface
USB
Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Supported languages
Supported languages
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
Power source
Battery
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL 20 battery
AC adapter
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
1/4-in. (ISO 1222)
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
Weight
Approx. 277 g/9.8 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 234 g/8.3 oz(camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature
0-40 °C/+32-104 °F
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)
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
Battery Life
Still images
Approx. 230
Movies
Approx. 70 minutes of HD footage at 1080/60i
  • *Nikon 1 J1 number of continuous shooting frames:
    Around 13 frames at shooting speed of 10fps; around 12 frames if shooting speed is set at 30fps and 60fps.(According to Nikon performance test)
  • *Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at an ambient temperature of 20 °C (68 °F).
  • *Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in this chart at any time and without prior notice.Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this specifications may contain.

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