I am in love with the new NIKON J1. (Retails at SGD 899)
It comes in 5 colours! I super love the pink one! I tested the white one out with 7 other bloggers, a couple of weeks ago. We had a field day out and about Singapore with the Taiwanese PKgirls. The PK girls are famous for planking all over Asia.
A great way to learn about a new camera is to get your hands on it and use it. The Nikon J1 is absolutely beginner friendly and easy to use. Below are a few of my favourite still images taken within the first few hours of getting my hands on the Nikon J1.My very first shot was of the silver J1. The J1 has a stylishly sleek and slim body. It is so compact that it fits in the palm of your hand. You can kit it out with different lenses. I used the pancake lens (ultra thin 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 wide angle).
This little camera produced high image quality that really impressed me. The colours it picked up were very vibrant and intense. It makes still objects come alive.
I used the camera on auto mode and it was able to focus automatically on subjects to give a macro shot. This gives a picture depth and dimension... effortlessly. The camera does all the work automatically.
I love how the NIKON J1 isn't huge or pretentious looking like a regular DSLR. And taking photos in low light conditions is easy, the Nikon J1 needed no exposure compensation for this shot. It gave just the effect I wanted. But if you prefer more exposure, you can easily adjust the ISO or use the pop up flash.
I also got a chance to test out their Video Mode. It can shoot regular videos with sound, like any other camera, but the Nikon J1 is so versatile, you can even snap photos while recording movies.
What really sets the Nikon J1 apart from all the rest is the Slow Movie function. The slow movie function shoots footage in extreme slow motion for dramatic effect.
Here's a sample I took of the PKgirls twirling. This mode captures their Sarees fluttering through the air as they twirl. You'll be surprised to know that the actual twirl was only a few seconds long! But in this mode, it is stretched so you can appreciate moments that would otherwise be lost in a blink of an eye.
It's also fun to do action shots in this mode. In this video above, I am jumping over the PKgirls while they are planking. This function gives the jump that extra bit of drama and style.
There's still so many things I want to tell you about this camera. In my next post, I'll share with you more about it's other functions like smart photo selector and continuous shooting (at 60 frames PER SECOND!).