Rounding out Nikon’s new range of mirrorless cameras as a slightly more budget-friendly offering is the Nikon 1 J1, a compact system with interchangeable lenses.
Available in a wide variety of colours, the Nikon J1 is “ideal for those who want a camera that effortlessly captures vivid personal and family memories” according to its designers.
Though its colourful casing and family-focussed marketing suggest this is a standard compact, it’s anything but. There’s prosumer tech in here.
A 10.1MP CX-format (13.2 x 8.8mm) CMOS sensor lining up a 2.7x crop factor, 10 frames per second stills shooting, a 3 inch LCD screen, 1200 frames per second slo-mo recording at 320×120 resolution, simultaneous video and still capture, 1080p video recording at 30fps, 73-point hybrid autofocus, and support for 12-bit RAW files all feature, showing the camera has high-quality tech credentials.
Image processing comes courtesy of the speedy Expeed 3 system, while a built-in flash and compatiblity with the new range of Nikon 1 lenses and accessories rounds off the features.
All the extra tech comes at a fair bit more cash than your standard compact though. Hitting stores on October 20th, it’ll set you back at Ł549.99 for the basic kit with a 10 mm lens. Scroll down for some more snaps.
By Gerald Lynch | September 21st, 2011