Just after, Canon announced its first mirrorless camera; Nikon has come with an upgrade to the first generation Nikon 1 J1. Nikon 1 J2 looks about the same like its predecessor and inherits most of features but comes with some tweaks and a lower price tag that makes this new camera genre from Nikon more attractive. These gadgets will be released in September.
Inside the J2
The J2 has the same 10 MP sensor that allows 1080p video recording at 30fps and the pop-up flash module 73-point autofocus system; 10fps burst mode and manual exposure controls have all remained the same. The compact body size is the same too.
What has certainly changed in the second generation of Nikon mirrorless camera is perhaps the price, which has dropped by $100 in this second installment, to $550 with the same 10 to 30mm lens kit. The 3-inch LCD screen resolution has been enhanced to 921K dots. Casual photographers are also in for a treat a Creative mode menu adding many point-and-shoot features.
A new 1 series lens 11 to 27.5mm F3.5-5.6 was also announced for the Nikon 1 series. The new lens will be available in September and will be priced at $190. A WP-N1 underwater housing for the camera has also been unveiled which will allow underwater shooting up to a staggering 130 feet but costs you more than a J2 at $750!
A new compact, super zoom camera to be released in September was also announced- the Nikon Coolpix L610 with a stabilized 14X zoom lens. It sports a 16MP CMOS sensor with video recording capability at 1080p. The new addition to the Coolpix L series is smaller than previous models but a bit on the heavier side for a compact camera.