Nikon mirrorless Nikon V1 and J1

by Enche Tjin on September 21, 2011

Nikon just announced its new mirrorless camera system Nikon 1 (ONE). Nikon release two first cameras: V1 and J1. Nikon also launches four native lenses for Nikon 1 system (10mm (equiv. 27mm) f/2.8 lens. 10-30mm (equiv. 27-81mm f/3.5-5.6), 30-110mm (81-297mm) f/3.8-5.6 and superzoom 10-100mm (27-270mm) f/4.5-5.6).

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These system are designed for consumers who has limited knowledge of photography but want to take some great photos and videos by the click of the button. Because it has smaller sensor than DSLR or micro four thirds cameras, it is smaller, lighter but overall image quality is not as great as cameras who use larger sensor.

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For Nikon DSLR users who want to have small camera body for everyday shooting, Nikon provides FT1 adapter so you can attach Nikon F lenses.

In my opinion, this new system won’t attract many advanced still photographers because the lack of lens choice (especially the wide angle lovers), lack of hot shoe, lack of DSLR-like button and controls,  but this system will be attractive for people who want to carry light camera-lens system and camera which are easy to point and shoot.

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Nikon 1 J1 + V1 specs

10 MP 1″ CMOS sensor (2.7x crop factor)

Image Size
Still images (still image and Smart Photo Selector modes, aspect ratio 3 : 2)• 3,872 × 2,592 • 2,896 × 1,944 • 1,936 × 1,296
Still images (movie mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9)• 3,840 × 2,160 (1080/60i) • 1,920 × 1,080 (1080/30p) • 1,280 × 720 (720/60p)
Still images (Motion Snapshot mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9) • 3,840 × 2,160

File format: RAW 12 bit, JPG
Memory Card: SD card
Electronic viewfinder (only V1 model): 1.44 dots, 100% coverage
Shooting modes: Still images (3:2), Movie HD (16:9, slow motion: 8:3), Motion Snapshot (16:9)
Exposure Mode: Manual, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Program

Shutter:
V1: Electronic shutter 1/16000-30s, max sync speed 1/60s | Mechanical shutter 1/4000-30s, max sync speed 1/250
J1:  Electronic shutter 1/16000-30s, max sync speed 1/60s

Continuous shooting:
Electronic: 10, 30, 60fps
Mechanical: up to 5 fps

J1 and 10mm pancake lens looks tiny compared to other interchangeable lens cameras

J1 and 10mm pancake lens looks tiny compared to other interchangeable lens cameras

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Adapter for Nikon F lenses

Price
Nikon 1 J1: $649.95 (with kit lens 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens)
Nikon 1 V1: $899.95 (with kit lens 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens)
Nikon 1 10mm f/2.8 pancake lens: $249.95
Nikon 1 VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens: $249.95
Nikon 1 VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 power zoom lens: $749.95
Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight: $149.95
Nikon 1 GP-N100 GPS unit: $149.95

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bonek September 22, 2011 at 6:23 am

I try download the brochure, but the image from brochure its so fantastic,

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