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Thursday, August 9, 2012

NEW: Nikon 1 J2 Mirrorless Digital Camera

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The new Nikon 1 J2 mirrorless digital camera

A new Nikon 1 camera has been announced: the Nikon 1 J2 mirrorless digital camera!

One of it's new features is a Creative Mode which is accessible from the Mode Dial on the camera, to quickly navigate between different shooting modes. The Creative Mode will also provide fast access to manual exposure controls (P,S,A,M), similar to those found on Nikon DSLR cameras. When you're in Creative Mode, you'll be able to take advantage of several shooting modes including Panorama, Selective Color, Miniature, Soft, Night Landscape, Backlighting and Night Portraits. The Nikon 1 J2 will automatically adjust the settings for optimal results when capturing an image!

The camera will be available in a variety of fashionable colors: White, Black, Silver, Pink, deep Red and Orange. The Red and Pink varieties of the Nikon 1 J2 will have a textured grip.

The new Nikon 1 J2 will be available in six stylish colors!

The camera also features a new high-resolution 3.0-inch, 921,000 dot LCD monitor, which provides sharper detail when sharing and composing images and HD videos. This is remarkably better then the Nikon 1 460,000 dot LCD monitor.

The new Nikon 1 J2 features a 10.1-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor and the  EXPEED 3 image processing engine to give users images and HD video with amazing fidelity and color, along with the ability to capture images in challenging lighting situations. The highly responsive Advanced Hybrid Autofocus (AF) system gives users a superfast shooting speed, allowing them to capture fast action with stunning clarity. The camera’s 73 point AF array will ensure accuracy and super precise focus, even on moving subjects.

The Nikon 1 J2 retains user-friendly features such as Full HD video recording, and a reputation for blazing fast speed with the ability to capture rapidly moving subjects at an astounding 10 frames-per-second (fps) with AF, or up to 60 fps with AF locked on the first frame. For even more creative freedom and to capture fleeting moments, Motion Snapshot Mode gives the ability to capture a spontaneous moment as a still image and combines it with a slow motion movie vignette. To help ensure the best shot every time, Smart Photo Selector captures multiple shots and lets the camera select the best one automatically.

Lenses will also be available in six colors

Primary 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm Lens Features

  • A Nikon CX-format compatible 2.5x standard zoom lens that covers the range of focal lengths from 11–27.5 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 30–74-mm lens in 35-mm [135] format)
  • Optics utilizing one aspherical lens element and one ED lens element optimized for the CX format
  • Camera can be turned on and off using the retractable lens barrel button on the lens (J1 and V1 cannot be turned off using this button)
  • Approximately 32 g lighter and approximately 11 mm shorter at maximum length than the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Retractable lens mechanism for increased portability
  • Designed with an appearance that expresses high performance and elegance with a form that emphasizes its slim profile
  • Available in the same six colors as the Nikon 1 J2

Waterproof Case WP-N1 for Nikon 1 cameras

Also announced is the new underwater case for both the Nikon 1 J1 and Nikon 1 J2. It's called the WP-N1 and will allow users to use their Nikon 1 cameras during water-based adventures and vacations for even more creative shooting. The new WP-N1 will allow users to bring their Nikon 1 camera on a beach vacation or water sport adventure like kayaking, jet skiing, snorkeling and surfing without having to worry about damage from the water. The case is waterproof up to 40 meters (approx. 131 feet). It will be available in September 2012 with a suggested retail price of $749.95*.

Price and Availability

The Nikon 1 J2 camera with the 10-30mm lens will be available in September 2012 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $549.95*. The 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens will also be available in late September 2012 and will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $189.95*.

*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

Specifications of the Nikon 1 J2:
Type/ Lens mount
Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses / Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view
Approx. 2.7 x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
10.1 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
13.2mm x 8.8mm CMOS sensor(Nikon CX format)
Image size (pixels)
Standard Photographs
  • 3872 x 2592(L)
  • 2896 x 1944(M)
  • 1936 x 1296(S)
Still images (movie mode)
  • 3840 x 2160(1080/60i)
  • 1920 x 1080(1080/30p)
  • 1280 x 720(720/60p)
  • Normal panorama(Camera panned horizontally) 3200 x 560
  • Normal panorama(Camera panned vertically) 1024 x 3200
  • Wide panorama(Camera panned horizontally) 6400 x 560
  • Wide panorama(Camera panned vertically) 1024 x 6400
File format
  • NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed
  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16)compression
  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
Shooting modes
Shooting modes
still imagestill image(3:2), Smart Photo SelectoSmart Photo Selector (3:2),
moviemovie (HD 16:9, slow motion 8:3), Motion SnapshotMotion Snapshot (16:9)
still imageauto photo mode(3:2), creative modecreative mode:night landscape(3:2), night portrait (3:2), backlighting(3:2), easy panorama (horizontal 40:7/80:7, vertical 8:25/4:25), soft(3:2), miniature effect(3:2), selective color(3:2), exposure mode[P, S, A, M](3:2)
Electronic shutter
1/16,000 to 30s in steps of 1/3 EV;Bulb; Time(requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speed
Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60s or slower
  • Single frame, continuous, Electronic (Hi)
  • Self-timer, delayed remote, quick-response remote, interval timer shooting
Frame advance rate *¹
  • Electronic (Hi): Approx. 10, 30, or 60 fps
  • Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual focus, S or M, shutter speed 1/250s or faster, and other settings at default values)
TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method
  • Matrix
  • Center-weighted : Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame
  • Spot : Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Programmed auto with flexible program; shutter priority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual; auto photo mode
Exposure compensation
-3 to +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at metered value with AE-L / AF-L button
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 - 3200 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) above ISO 3200 ; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100-3200, 100-800, 100-400) available
Hybrid autofocus (phase detection / contrast detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF (AF-C); auto AF-S / AF-C selection (AF-A); fulltime AF (AF-F)
  • Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode
Single-point, auto-area, subject-tracking
Focus area
  • Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF
  • Auto-area AF: 41 focus area
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing AE-L / AF-L button
Face-priority AF
On, Off
Built-in flash / Guide Number(GN)
Raised by sliding flash pop-up control / Approx. 5/16(m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Control / Flash mode
i-TTL flash control using image sensor available / Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear-curtain with slow sync
Flash compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White balance
White balance
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Frame size(pixels)
/ recording rate
HD movies
  • 1920 x 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s *²)
  • 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps)
  • 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps)
Slow-motion movies
  • 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
  • 320 x 120/1200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
Motion Snapshot
  • 1920 x 1080/60p(59.94fps)(plays at 24p/23.976fps)
Maximum recording time / File format
1080/60i(20 minutes), 1080/30p(20 minutes), 720/60p(29 minutes) / MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording device
Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
7.5cm/(3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback function
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie and panorama (Nikon 1 J2 only) playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Power source
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL 20
AC adapter
AC adapter EH-5b; requires Power Connector EP-5C(available separately)
Dimentions / weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 106.0 x 61.0 x 29.8mm(4.2 x 2.4 x 1.2-in.), excluding projections
Approx. 280g (9.9oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 237g(8.4oz) for camera body only
Operating environment
Temperature / Humidity
Temperature: 0 to 40°C (+32 to 104°F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)

*¹ Number of continuous shooting frames: Around 13 frames at shooting speed of 10 fps; around 12 frames if shooting speed is set at 30 fps and 60 fps.
*² Sensor output is about 60 fps.
* Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in this page at any time and without prior notice.Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this page may contain.


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