The Nikon 1 camera system comprised 4 lenses, two mirrorless camera body models, one flexible small system flash, an adapter for Nikon AF lenses and a GPS decoder, when it was introduced in autumn 2011.
It doesn't use a image sensor format like the Micro Four Thirds sensors of Panasonic and Olympus, the APS size sensors of Sony and Samsung, or the small compact camera sensors used in Pentax's mirrorless camera system. The sensor size is smaller than Micro Four Thirds but significantly larger than the Pentax-Q sensor. The Nikon 1 branding is associated with the 1 inch sensor size. Nikon names this sensor size CX (13.2×8.8 mm) joining the larger DX (APS-C, 23.6×15.7 mm) and FX (35mm, 36×24 mm) siblings in the lineup. The advantage of the cameras is the "hybrid autofocus", a mixture of phase detection AF and contrast AF. Another good point is the extremely fast shutter with speed up to 1/16000 sec. The first generation of Nikon 1 CSCs got its 1" sensors from Silicon-Valley-based sensor maker Aptina.
- Nikon 1 AW1
- Nikon 1 J1 - 10 Megapixel, just with LCD monitor - concurrent model to Pentax Q
- Nikon 1 J2
- Nikon 1 J3
- Nikon 1 J4
- Nikon 1 J5
- Nikon 1 S1
- Nikon 1 S2
- Nikon 1 V1 - 10 Megapixel, with LCD monitor plus standard 1.44 Megapixel EVF
- Nikon 1 V2
- Nikon 1 V3
- 1 Nikkor 10mm F2.8, 27mm equiv. Pancake lens.
- 1 Nikkor 18.5mm F1.8, 50mm equiv.
- 1 Nikkor 32mm F1.2, 86mm equiv.
- 1 Nikkor 6.7-13mm F3.5-5.6 VR, 18-35mm equiv.
- 1 Nikkor 10-100mm F4-5.6 VR
- 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm F3.5-5.6
- 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm F3.5-5.6, 27-81mm equiv.
- 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm F3.8-5.6 lens, 81-297mm equiv.
- 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6, 27-270mm equiv. Powered zoom.
- 1 Nikkor AW 10mm f/2.8
- 1 Nikkor AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
- WP-N1 underwater housing for Nikon 1 J1 or J2