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Photography is a beautiful art. Especially when it is a hobby, you get a lot of time to explore and make your findings about the art of photography. When I started photography as a hobby, I wanted the best camera in the field to suit my needs. Though it was just a hobby, I wanted to do it perfectly, with the best of its kind!
When I was asking my friends for suggestions, one of them suggested 'Nikon J1'. He was so confident about it that he almost coerced me into buying it. I was really excited about my new Nikon J1. I was still suspicious if it would help me improve my photography skills. But when I started using it, I felt like I couldn't have had a better start !
I would like to share my experience with this camera by stating its plus and minus from my point of view.
*Usually, DSLR cameras are quite heavy, I've heard. But this one is very handy. It fits in nicely in a large pocket and is easy to carry around anywhere. *I was impressed with the LCD screen. Also the make and quality, that is, the build quality was amazing ! It was a pleasure to use this camera!
This camera has built in flash feature which does a rather decent job. There are a wide range of settings and avail abilities on the Nikon J1, which are very useful. I felt so, as a beginner.
I feel that this camera works equivalent to a DSLR. The time it consumes to focus on the object that is being aimed at, is so quick !
*I was amazed at the Point and Shoot feature, in which pressing the shutter button immediately clicks a picture, without consuming time to focus on the objects and adjust the lighting's and stuff.*I really feel that the image quality is awesome! The frame rates available in continuous shooting modes is awesome. The photos I took have come out remarkably well. It gave me the feel of a professional photographer. I even tried taking a photo of a dark street with an overfilled dustbin. The photo looked like it was taken in day light! Amazing isn't it ?
*Another striking feature of this camera is video ability. I have always wanted to use a camera that provided excellent quality videos. This camera's video capability is very good. I am really satisfied with the video quality. I shot a video of my family members during a family get together. Trust me, it looked like a professional film! And everyone complimented me!
*I found that after I took a photo, all the photos I took until then are displayed on the screen. By half pressing the shutter button, those photos got cleared and allowed me to take another photo. This feature, I thought, was really bugging. I personally din't like it as it interrupted my shooting experience.
Nikon J1 will deliver the quality that you expect and will help you learn a lot with its range of features. I can't wait to see how far I go with this amazing camera. Using this camera is a real delight. I would highly recommend it.
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No suggestion of where you got it from or the price paid for it here. An interestince camera concept this, I'd be interested to see how the pictures compare (to my D90) if you say that it produces comperable results to a D-SLR. R.