Nikon has announced the latest camera in its Nikon 1 Advanced Camera series, the Nikon 1 V2. The unoriginal name aside, the 1 V2 is an interchangeable-lens digital camera designed to resemble a DSLR while providing the simplicity an amateur photographer requires. Also announced was the SB-N7, a compact speedlight for the Nikon 1 V1 and 1 V2.
The Nikon 1 V2 has a 14.2MP CMOS sensor, and is part of the company’s Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. It offers “astoundingly rapid autofocus,” and can record full HD video. This camera can snap images up to 15fps while utilizing the autofocus tracking feature. The 1 V2 has a 3-inch LCD display, and a 1.4 million dot viewfinder.
Although the 1 V2 isn’t a DSLR, it seems like Nikon tried to give it that type of feel, effectively targeting an audience that wants to seem advanced while keeping things simple. According to Bo Kajiwara, VP of Marketing, Planning, and Customer Experience, “The new V2 [demonstrates] Nikon’s dedication to delivering a camera system that meets the needs of creative and expressive consumers looking for an easy-to-use camera that is portable enough to take on any life adventure.” Nothing completes the DSLR-like feel than the interchangable lens feature. ISO ranges from 160 to 6400.
The 1 V2 offers Enhanced Motion Snapshot Mode, which is a short 4-second slow-motion recording taken at the same time as a photograph. In the same vein, the camera also includes Advance Movie Mode, which allows photographers to record full HD video and snap high-resolution images at the same time. The 1 V2 will be available in the end of November with an SRP of $899.95, while the speedlight will be available in January with an SRP of $159.95.