So, Nikon decided to dip its hand in the mirrorless camera market. The company just officially unveiled two lightweight interchangeable lens cameras called the Nikon 1 Series. Two cameras were unveiled in the 1 Series class: The Nikon V1 and Nikon J1, both 10.1 megapixel CMOS shooters using new CX sensors. They both feature 3-inch LCD displays, 1080p30 video recording, support for RAW images and, brace for it, 73 phase detection AF points. Yup, 73 AF points. Nikon is even calling the 1 Series cameras’ AF “the world’s fastest autofocus.” Additional features common to both cameras are 10fps shooting speed, ISO of 3200, and an EXPEED 3 processor. Both also include a 10-30mm kit lens.
The Nikon V1 is more expensive because of some added features like a 921,000-dot LCD (the Nikon J1 only has 60k dots) and a built-in electronic viewfinder that covers approximately 100 percent of the scene at SVGA resolution.
The Nikon J1 will retail for $649.95 while the Nikon V1 will be priced at $899.95. They will be released on October 20, 2011. Check out the video below for more information on Nikon’s new Series 1 shooters.
Nikon 1 V1 Features
Witness the revolutionary new Nikon 1 System
A breakthrough in technology and design
Focus without hesitation
Advanced hybrid AF puts the focus in your control
Professional touches extend versatility
Features to bring photography into the incredible
For moments that deserve more
Motion Snapshot brings the memory to life