Talk about fast. Barely a year after the release of Nikon’s first mirror-less camera, the Nikon 1 J, the Japanese company is already geared up to release its successor.
The most noticeable difference with the J2 over its predecessor is that it’s body now metallic and the mode dial has a Creative mode. Also, the 3” LCD display at the back has more pixels – double in fact at 921,000 dots.
Internally, the J2 is almost the same as the J1. It still uses the 10.1MP CX-format sensor which is unfortunately, smaller than even the Micro Four Thirds sensor of other interchangeable lens cameras. Nikon, however, has upgraded its processor to the Expeed 3 which allows the J2 to shoot at 10fps. The J2 is also capable of fast auto-focusing with its hybrid AF system. ISO sensitivity ranges from 100-3200 with an additional Hi 1 setting which is equivalent to 6400 ISO.
The Nikon 1 J2 will be available in six (Black, White, Orange, Silver, Red, and Pink) colors in September. It will be priced at $549.95 (PhP23,000) with a 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.