Coolpix S6500 adds Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone controls
Nikon has unveiled expansions to its 1 Series line of mirrorless cameras, as well as a new model of Coolpix point-and-shoot camera. The J3 and S1 for the 1 Series were both revealed at CES, alongside two new 1 Nikkor lenses and the Coolpix S6500, complete with a 12-times optical zoom and built-in image retouching effects.
New 1 Nikkor lenses also announced
Nikon has announced the successor to the V1 mirrorless 1 System camera. The V2 uses an upgraded 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor with a light sensitivity of between 160 and 640 ISO. An Expeed 3A image processor is aided by the Advance Hybrid Auto Focus system, which can switch between a 73-point phase detection and a 135-point contrast-detect AF system.
Nikon 1 J1 and V1 available now for pre-order
The Nikon 1 range has been listed for pre-order on Amazon. Prices start at $649 for the J1 and top out at $1,149 for the V1 depending on model and specification chosen. The launch of the Nikon marks a rare start to a new camera format with its CX-format.
Nikon 1 system starts off with J1 and V1 cameras
Nikon on Wednesday marked the rare start to a new camera format in launching the 1 System. Starting off with the J1 and V1, the two use a new CX-format, 2.7X crop factor 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and mirrorless interchangeable lens system that's below Micro Four Thirds but still larger and richer than in compact cameras. They also become the first with the dual-core Expeed 3 processor and are key to getting a fast 73-point, phase-based autofocusing system that Nikon claims is even faster than on newer Olympus PEN cameras.