The 10mm pancake lens delivers excellent sharpness.
Even on the ‘Standard’ Picture Control setting the J1 delivers images with rich colour and plenty of pop.
It’s possible to create a shallow depth of field for still life subjects, but you need to shoot as close to the minimum focus distance as possible.
In more general use, the small CX sensor does have its depth of field limitations though.
The J1 produces images with good tone and contrast, but note the blown highlights in the top right of the image.
Shooting with the 10-30mm at 30mm and f/5.6, we were unable to pull the displaying peacock from its surroundings.
The sub 1.5-second start-up time is great for ‘grabbed shots’ like this.
The J1’s metering system works very well, even in testing conditions.
The J1 has produced accurate, lifelike colour in this atumnal scene.
Overall, we’ve been impressed with the J1’s image quality.
Score in detail
Design & Features 7
Image Quality 8
Build Quality 8
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