Nikon has today announced today its fourth CX 1-System mirrorless camera, the V2, along with a new Speedlight SB-N7 and three new 1 Nikkor lenses.
Nikon’s new V2 CX 1-System camera. (Source: Nikon.)
The Nikon 1 V2 is a significant upgrade to the V1 and features a new 14.2-megapixel CX format (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS sensor plus a new EXPEED 3A image processor plus a re-designed grip for improved handling. Sensitivity has been extended by a stop to a maximum of ISO 6400, with a modest rise in minimum sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 160. A pop-up flash extends the V2’s low-light capability and a hot-shoe enables external flashguns to be added (including the new Speedlight SB-N7). Continuous shooting is also improved, enabling up to 45 full-resolution images to be recorded at a maximum of 15 fps in continuous autofocus mode or 40 images at 60 fps with the single AF mode when the focus point and exposure are fixed with the first frame.
A new mode dial on the top panel provides quick access to the camera’s various exposure modes, which include the standard I P, A, S and M settings plus a novice-friendly Auto Scene Selection and Motion Snapshot modes and a new Best Moment Capture setting. In most other respects the V2 resembles the V1, having the same fixed 3-inch 921,000-dot LCD and 0.47-inch 1,440,000-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF). The hybrid AF system also carries over, while the optional Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1b enables users to transfer images over wireless networks. Full details are available at http://mynikonlife.com.au/gear/nikon-1/nikon-1-v2 and http://mynikonlife.com.au/gear/nikon-1/nikon-1-accessories.
The new 6.7-13mm and 10-100mm 1 Nikkor lenses. (Source: Nikon.)
Nikon has also announced the development of three new 1 Nikkor lenses: 1 32mm f/1.2 prime lens, a VR (stabilised) 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 wide-angle lens with a 100-degree field of view and a compact, lightweight zoom lens covering the 10-100mm focal length range with maximum apertures of f/4-5.6. No release dates have been disclosed thus far.