Nikon has just launched two new members to its line of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (the Nikon 1 series)—the Nikon 1 J3 and the Nikon 1 S1.
The Nikon 1 J3 hosts a 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor. The S1 wields the same sensor with 10.1 effective megapixels. The ISO of the J3 ranges from ISO 160 to 6400, while in the S1, it’s from ISO 100 TO 6400.
Manual, Automatic, and Creative modes are all present in both the J3 and the S1. This includes the Advanced Movie Mode, which allows the user to shoot Full HD videos and high-resolution stills of a scene simultaneously.
Both models essentially offer the same features, save for the Easy Panorama Mode in the J3. They both have a 3-inch LCD screen, an integrated flash, a hybrid autofocus (AF) system that features a 73-point AF array, burst shooting in 15 frames per second (fps) with continuous focus, plus an upgrade of the Expeed 3A image processor. They also have the ability to wirelessly share and transfer images if the camera is equipped with the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter1 and you have the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app (for Android and iOS) in your mobile device.
Nikon claims that both cameras boast of the world’s shortest release time among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses, at around only 80 milliseconds.
Both devices will be available in February. The Nikon 1 J3 equipped with a 10-30mm 1 NIKKOR lens will retail at USD $599.95, which is roughly at least PHP 24,500. Likewise, the Nikon 1 S1 camera with the 11-27.5mm 1 NIKKOR lens will be available at USD $499.95—roughly at least PHP 20,450.
Additionally, Nikon also launched two new 1 NIKKOR lenses, namely the 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 and the 10-100mm f/4-5.6. The two new lenses are equipped with Vibration Reduction (VR) technology.