Nikon 1 J2 Review – Cameras for Bloggers

Nikon 1 J2-Review

Nikon 1 J2 Review

One of the questions that I get asked all the time is, ‘what type of camera do you use?’ Almost all the images that has been shown on this blog to date have been taken with my Canon 60D. It’s an amazing DSLR camera. With it being part of the Cannon rage you have access to so many lens and really get what you’re looking for out of a camera. But it does have 1 major downside, and that is the fact it is a big on the bulky side (especially when you have a battery grip like I do). I also worry about taking such an expensive camera out with me.

So with summer coming closer, and more and more blogging events on the horizon  I decided that I would make a purchase and keep a camera on me all the time.  I decided that one of the best cameras for this was the Nikon 1 Range. One of the major reasons for this is that the build quality, and the ease of a point and shoot. I feel like some cameras can be too complex for what you want them to do. A few nights research late, and so far I’m very happy with my purchase. I managed to get  a bit of a bargain on it, I’ll be doing a few posts about accessories for it in the near future. Such as getting a Eye-fi card so that I can use the camera for instagram, or cases that I really like for it.

The added bonus is that the video out of the Nikon 1 J2, is amazing it feel like its only a little but behind my DSLR. Of course it’s never going to beat some of the full frame cameras like the Canon 5D. But for what I want it to do, you can’t really get much better for the price range! I’ll be doing a comparison post in the upcoming weeks, putting the cameras neck to neck. While I already know what the overall winner will be it will be interesting to find out just how close a small compact camera will come.

The only real thing that I would like to say, is that the auto focus is a bit …. urm random. As it’s basically a point and shoot i’m yet to find a way to get finite control over it, so it’s a bit here or there most of the time. But as I’ve only used it for around a day, I’m still getting to grips with it all. I’m sure in another few days I’ll be able to give a better feedback about it all.

Below I have attached some pictures! As it’s all well and good me talking about it, but what you’re interested in, is how good are the images out of it!

Note: None of the images have had any work done to them in Photoshop/Light room, other than a crop (mainly to get it to fit this page!)

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Nikon 1 J2

Eye-fi Card

Canon 60D

Battery Grip

I would love to hear what you guys think, as well as find out what you are using for blogging and vlogging? As it’s quite hard to find information out on what everyone has, as they are so many different brands or  if you have any suggestions on what I should photograph in the comparisons. Let me know in the comments below!

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Mary Oliver

Mary 24 CRAFTY CREATIVE CLUMSY UK beauty, fashion, lifestyle blogger and vlogger I started this blog in summer 2013 to create my own little space to write relatable content on my personal style for the everyday girl. Yorkshire based lover of tea, floral prints and skater dresses.