Nikon unveils the J3 and S1 interchangeable lens cameras

Written by Russell Co. Posted in Accessories, Cameras, Launch, News

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Published on January 09, 2013 with No Comments

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Nikon has been busy this year as it unveils two 1 series models for their compact interchangeable lens cameras. First off is the successor to the J2 — the J3 which comes in at $600 with Nikon kit lens, it features an increased resolution from 10MP to 14.2MP and the new Expeed 3A processor for a $50 increase. Both these features are found in Nikon’s flagship V2 and as such capable of shooting 15 frames per second with continuous autofocus.

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Nikon has introduced the first of its lower-priced S series — the S1. At roughly $500 it also comes with a Nikon kit lens. Both have nearly identical specs, same processor, 73-point AF array, 15 fps burst shooting, hybrid autofocus, and maximum ISO of 6400. However you’ll be sacrificing megapixels as the S1 only has 10.1, and lacks a physical mode selector dial.

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At the same time Nikon has also introduced two new lenses to their 1 series repertoire, the VR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 and the VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6. The 6.7-13mm is the company’s widest lens for the platform; the equivalent of an 18-35mm on a full-frame, is available for $500. The all-in-one 10-100mm, the equivalent of a 27-270mm, comes in at $550.

For the more adventurous types, Nikon’s also releasing the WP-N2 Underwater Case for both the J3 and S1. The case can fit the camera and a NIKKOR 10-30mm lens with enough space for zooming in and out. The case will come out next month for $750.