Nikon J1/V1 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras imminent

Sep 19, 2011
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Nikon will reveal its first mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras tomorrow, Tuesday September 21, according to the latest leak from the company. Two versions will apparently be announced, according to Nikon Rumors, the Nikon V1 and Nikon J1, each with a 10.1-megapixel sensor, 100-3200 ISO range and a 3-inch LCD display. Impressively, both will apparently support up to 60fps still image capture and 400fps VGA video capture.

Alternatively, if you prefer quality not frame rate quantity, there'll apparently be up to Full HD capture too. Nikon's EXPEED 3 processor is expected to be onboard, along with an F-mount adapter and both phase and contrast autofocus detection. Both will have a 2.7x crop factor in addition to what tipsters have suggested will be "innovations not yet seen in any other cameras."

The V1 and J1 will be broadly identical, though the J1 will offer an integrated flash while the V1 will swap that for a built-in high-resolution EVF (electronic viewfinder) along with a multifunction accessory port for hooking up an external flash or GPS dongle. Neither model will have a traditional flash hot-shoe, however.

Apparently four lenses will be offered initially, ranging from a 10mm f/2.8 pancake, thoguh a 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens, a 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 VR and finally a 30-110mm VR. Minor aesthetic details will distinguish between each camera, and Nikon will supposedly be pushing the J1 at least in a variety of colors.

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