Nikon has released a new model in its line of compact mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras: the Nikon 1 system J2 has a new metallic body, and a higher-resolution LCD than its predecessor which debuted almost a year ago.
The Nikon 1 System “is engineered from the ground up to give users the freedom to capture and connect with others to share life experiences,” the company says. The new model’s 3-inch LCD has a 921,000 dot resolution. A new Creative Mode provides fast access to full manual exposure controls (P,S,A,M) and automatic modes. The metallic body is available in white, black, silver, pink, deep red, and orange.
The camera has a 10-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor, 73 point AF array, and also captures 1080p HD video.
“The J2 is the camera designed to empower users to capture their world like never before with stunning and sharp image and HD video quality,” Nikon says. The J2 with 10-30mm kit lens will be available in September for $550.
Also new is a 2.5x zoom, the 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens that Nikon says is a new “super-compact addition” to the line of lens. It’s smaller and lighter than current 10-30mm kit lens, and well sell for $190.
Nikon will also offer the WP-N1, an underwater case for the ILC cameras, for $750.
Nikon also introduced the Coolpix L610, an affordable compact camera featuring a 14x optical zoom lens with image stabilization, 1080p video, and a 16-megapixel backside illuminated sensor. It is $250.