Nikon Corp. has introduced the second version of its Nikon 1 interchangeable lens system camera in November.
The outer design is more like a conventional SLR camera, unlike the Nikon 1 V1, mounted with electronic viewfinder and strobe. The camera weighs 278g, the lightest in the lens changeable system camera with built-in EVF and strobe category, according to the company. The Nikon 1 V2 features newly-developed 1-inch 14.25-megapixel Super High-speed AF CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3A image processor, and advanced AF system and motion snap shot as the former Nikon 1 V1. High-speed continuous shot function is improved from the previous model to 15 fps in the AF tracking mode or 60 fps in AF fixed mode.
The V2 also has a newly introduced Slow-view mode which allows capturing images when the shutter release is pressed half-way and displays images on EFV or LCD monitor at a speed that is 5 times slower for an easy pick up of the best shot once the shutter release is pressed fully. This function helps the photographer to take a better shot of fast moving subjects. The Nikon 1 V2 can store both high-resolution still images and movies simultaneously. It can use Nikkor lenses with optional mount adapter FT1, wireless transmission by way of optional mobile adapter ‘WU-1b’ or Eye-Fi card. Nikon also
introduced dedicated speed light ‘SB-N7’, and dedicated lenses; the 32mm (86.4mm in terms of 35mm) F1.2, 6.7- 13mm (18-35mm) F3.5-5.6, and 10-100mm (27-270mm in 35mm) F4-5.6. An Indian price is yet to be announced.