Nikon Unveils New 1-series Camera and Lens
Nikon has unveiled the J2, a slightly updated version of its J1 interchangeable-lens camera. The new model features a higher-resolution rear screen (up from 460,000 to 921,000 dots), a new creative mode with several Coolpix-style filters and a new body colour option, orange.
The Nikon 1 J1 and V1 were released in October 2011, becoming Nikon's first compact system cameras. All Nikon 1 cameras, including the new J2, use 10.1-megapixel, one-inch (13.2 x 8.8mm) sensors with a lens crop factor of 2.7x.
The key difference between the V and J models is the inclusion of a built-in 1.4-million-dot electronic viewfinder on the V1. Like the J2, the V1 also has a 921,000-dot LCD screen.
Pricing for the new Nikon 1 J2, which will should on sale in September 2012, has not been announced, though the camera is expected to be cheaper than the original price of the J1, which had an RRP of $899 with a 10mm f/2.8 lens.
Nikon has also announced two new accessories for the Nikon 1 system: a Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens (30-74mm equivalent) and a new underwater case that can house the J1 and J2 along with a 1 Nikkor 10-30mm lens. Both are expected to be available some time in September 2012.