Nikon 1 V2 Mirrorless Announced
Nikon has unveiled its newest 1-series mirrorless camera, the 1 V2. The new model has a larger form factor than the original V1 and features a higher-resolution 14-megapixel sensor (up from 10.1 megapixels on the V1). It also introduces a built-in flash, mode dial and a more substantial hand grip. The fastest Nikon 1 to date, it can capture 15 frames per second with continuous autofocus and up to 60 frames per second without continuous AF.
On the back, there's a high-resolution 921,000-dot, 3in LCD monitor and a 1.4-million-dot electronic viewfinder. Nikon's new EXPEED 3A image processing engine allows faster shooting speeds and improved low-light capabilities, with a top ISO speed of 6400. Enhanced Motion Snapshot Mode allows uses to capture fleeting moments with a short, slow-motion movie sequence in addition to a single defining still image. A Motion Snapshot can be saved as a four second MOV file with a separate JPEG or it can be saved as a 10 second movie file without a JPEG.
Along with the V2 Nikon has also announced three new 1-series lenses – a 32mm f/1.2 (86.4mm equivalent), 6.7?13mm f/3.5-5.6 (18-35mm equivalent), and 10-100mm f4-5.6 (27-270mm equivalent). There is also a new 1-series flash, the SB-N7, which offers a 120° tilting flash and a guide number of 18m (ISO 100).
Pricing and release dates have not been announced.