Nikon 1 J2 Mirrorless Camera

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

The AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D is a fast f/2.8 prime lens with a medium range focal length. This lens works well as a landscape lens and for even as a close up portrait lens. It has a maximum angle of view of 26°30′ on a DX format DSLR and a 39°40′ on a FX format DSLR. The AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D has a total of 8 lens elements arranged in 7 groups. The lens diaphragm consists of 7 rounded blades which creates wonderful bokeh. Overall picture quality is sharp.

Ideal for very close photography the minimum focusing distance of the lens is 0.72’ (or 0.22 meters). Nikon’s Close Range Correction (CRC) technology ensures that the lens can eliminate the issues of close range focusing and performs equally well in both near and far focusing distances. This technology gives Nikon’s Macro lenses a lot of edge over the other lenses in the market tailor made for close range photography. This lens however does not come with Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) technology.

The widest focusing distance of the lens is f/2.8 and it can further stop down to f/32. The lens has a filter thread specification of 62mm. this is by far one of the cheapest and lightest medium focal length range prime lenses from Nikon. It retails at $520 and has a weight of only 440 grams.The dimensions of the lens is 2.8×2.9 in. (diameter x length). The lens ships with a 62mm front end lens cap and a rear end lens cap. Available at Adorama | AmazonB&H

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Nikon 1 J2 Specifications

Type Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses
Lens Mount Nikon 1 mount
Picture Angle Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (Nikon CX format)
Effective Pixels 10.1 million
Sensor Size 13.2mm x 8.8mm
Image Sensor Format CX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 12 million
Dust-reduction System Optical anti-dust mechanism
Pixels Still Images (3:2 ratio) 3,872 x 2,592
2,896 x 1,944
1,936 x 1,296
Pixels Smart Photo Selector (3:2 aspect) 3,872 x 2,592
2,896 x 1,944
1,936 x 1,296
Pixels Movie Mode (16:9 aspect ratio) 3,840 x 2,160 (1080/60i)
1,920 x 1,080 (1080/30p)
1,280 x 720 (720/60p)
Pixels Motion Snapshot (16:9 ratio) 3,840 x 2,160
File Format Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
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 Standard
Selected Picture Control can be modified
User-customizable Settings
Storage Media SD
Card Slot 1 Secure Digital (SD)
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
Viewfinder LCD
Lens Aperture Electronically controlled
Shutter Type Electronic Shutter
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/16,000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec.
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/60 sec.
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Shutter Release Modes Single-frame [S] mode
Electronic [Hi]
Self-timer mode
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 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed Full Res 5 frames per second 10, 30 or 60 fps using Electronic (Hi) shutter
Self-timer 2, 5, 10 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Remote Control Modes Delayed remote (2 sec)
Quick-response remote
Exposure Metering System TTL metering using image sensor
Metering Method Matrix
Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 2mm circle centered on select focus area
Exposure Modes Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Aperture-Priority (A)
Manual (M)
Scene Auto Selector
Scene Modes Portrait
Night Portrait
Shooting Modes Still Image (3:2)
Smart Photo Selector (3:2)
Movie (HD 16:9)
Movie Slow Motion (8:3)
Motion Snapshot (16:9)
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Exposure Lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO Sensitivity 100-3200
Active D-Lighting On
Autofocus System Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF)
AF-assist illuminator
AF-area Mode Single-point AF: 135 focus areas
Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Subject tracking
Face-priority AF
Focus Lock Focus is locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or lightly pressing shutter release button in (S) AF
Focus Modes Auto (AF)
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Full-time Servo (AF-F)
Manual Focus (MF)
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide Number 5/16 (m/ft ISO 100, 20°C/68°F) Approx.
Flash Control i-TTL flash control using image sensor available
Flash Mode Fill-flash
Slow sync
Red-eye reduction
Slow sync with red-eye reduction
Rear curtain with sync
Rear curtain with slow sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready Indicator Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White Balance Auto
Direct Sunlight
Preset Manual
All except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Metering Method Matrix
Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 2mm circle centered on select focus area
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression Matrix
Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 2mm circle centered on select focus area
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio Recording Format AAC
Movie Audio Recording Device Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie HD: 1920 X 1080/60i
HD: 1920 X 1080/30p
HD: 1280 x 720/60p
Slow-motion: 640×240/400fps
Slow-motion: 320×120/1200fps
Motion Snapshot: 1920×1080/60p (plays at 24p)
Audio file format: ACC
Movie file format: MOV
Monitor Size 3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 921,000 Dots
Monitor Type TFT-LCD with brightness adjustment
Interface USB: Hi-speed USB
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Supported Languages Arabic
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Date & Time Date, time and daylight savings time settings
World time setting
Battery EN-EL20 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 220 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5C Power Supply Connector
Tripod Socket 1/4 in.
Operating Environment 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions WxDxH 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.2″ / 106 x 61 x 29.8mm excluding projections
Weight 8.4 oz / 238g camera body only


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Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2 available at Adorama | Amazon | B&H