Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of S1 vs J1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

Reviews from,, and

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon 1 S1 vs J1

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon 1 S1
397 ISO
Nikon 1 J1
372 ISO

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Nikon 1 S1
21.4 bits
Nikon 1 J1
21.5 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Nikon 1 S1
11.1 ev
Nikon 1 J1
11.0 ev

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 S1  vs J1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon 1 S1
10 MP
Nikon 1 J1
10 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon 1 S1
6,400 ISO
Nikon 1 J1
3,200 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon 1 S1
11.6 microns
Nikon 1 J1
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon 1 S1  vs J1 

There is currently no macro lens available for the Nikon 1 system, but the Nikon 1 Nikkor 111-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens offers a good close-up performance for a kit zoom.
Nikon 1 S1

When using very high ISOs such as ISO 6400, images are a lot noisier, but at smaller sizes they're still more than usable.
Nikon 1 S1


7.4 Out of 10
7.1 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nikon 1 S1  vs
Megapixels 10 MP 10 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592 3872 x 2592
Size Nikon CX Nikon CX
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 2.7x 2.7x
Pixel size 11.6 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 135 135
Supports continuous Yes No


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/16000 s 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 102 x 61 x 30 mm 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm
Thickness 30 mm 29.8 mm
Weight 240 g 277 g
Is weather sealed No No


Nikon 1 S1  vs
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video Yes Yes


Size 3" 3"
Resolution 460 k dots 460 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No No
Type N/A N/A
Coverage N/A N/A
Magnification N/A N/A
Display type N/A N/A
Display resolution N/A N/A


Is a smart camera No No
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