Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses Nikon 1 J2
DUBAI, August 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
Waterproof Case WP-N1
The latest addition to the Nikon 1 J series, to make image expressions fun and easy
A new compact 1 NIKKOR standard zoom lens will also be released
NIKON – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon 1 J2, the
latest addition to the Nikon 1 J series, advanced camera with interchangeable lenses. It
creates a new form of image expression and offers a number of improvements in design and
Nikon 1 cameras offer superior performance, as well as new forms of image expression
and the enjoyment that goes along with them. In addition to the high-speed performance
achieved with an advanced hybrid AF system, Nikon 1 cameras are also equipped with Nikon’s
exclusive compact and lightweight Nikon 1 lens mount. The cameras also enable new imaging
experiences with features such as Motion Snapshot and Smart Photo Selector.
In addition to the performance achieved with previous Nikon 1 cameras, the J2 also
offers a number of improvements in terms of design and usability. The elegant metal design
is available in six colours to match the different personalities of the users. . A new
Creative mode has been added to the four original shooting modes, allowing for easy
specification of the desired shooting scenes from a total of eight options, including
Night Landscape. What’s more, the J2 can be turned on or off using the retractable lens
barrel button on applicable lenses. Monitor visibility has also been increased with a
high-resolution, 921k-dot LCD monitor.
The J2 is an excellent camera for those looking for a high-performance, easy-to-use
camera that offers a variety of functions. It is an excellent choice for compact digital
camera users accustomed to portability and easy operation who are taking the next step to
an advanced camera with interchangeablelens system.
Nikon will also be releasing the new CX-format compatible 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
2.5x standard zoom lens along with the J2, which covers the 11-27.5-mm range of focal
lengths (angle of view equivalent to 30-74-mm in 35-mm  format). The 1 NIKKOR
11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 is smaller and lighter than the current 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
standard zoom lens for greater portability.
The new Waterproof Case WP-N1, compatible with the Nikon 1 J1 and J2 (with the 1
NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6), will also be released. With the ability to capture
high-resolution still images while recording movies, this new accessory increases the ways
in which users will enjoy underwater recording by never missing the perfect photo
Nikon 1 J2 Primary Features
1. High-definition, high-speed AF for movies and still images
- The advanced hybrid AF system that offers both incredibly fast focusing and superior definition
The advanced hybrid AF system combines phase-detection AF, which enables fast focusing
and excellent tracking performance for moving subjects, with contrast-detect AF, which
achieves superior performance even under dim lighting. As the camera automatically chooses
the best AF system according to the subject and shooting conditions, instantaneous
focusing on any subject is always possible. With extremely fast and accurate AF tracking
capability, the camera is also perfect for photographing moving subjects.
- A super high-speed AF CMOS image sensor that enables high-speed, high-performance AF
In addition to the FX and DX formats for digital-SLR cameras, the super high-speed AF
CMOS sensor is now also compatible with Nikon’s new CX format. Focal-plane phase-detection
AF is also built into the sensor, enabling the world’s fastest autofocusing, as well as
the most focus points-73 with phase-detection AF-available with any camera in the
world. The sensor supports standard imaging sensitivities of ISO 100-3200 with an
additional Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 6400) setting for superior sensitivity performance. It
also enables high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 10 fps with AF tracking. When
the focus is locked, continuous shooting of full-resolution images at high-speed
continuous shooting rate of 60 fps is also possible. These features will make sure
users capture the decisive moments in various shooting scenarios, whether photographing
children or animals at play or action-packed sporting events.
Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras available as of August 9, 2012.
Statement based on performance with shooting using the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 at
the maximum wide-angle position with AF-area mode set to single-point. Results based on
testing in accordance with Nikon guidelines.
Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras available as of August 9, 2012. Refers
to the number of phase-detection AF points available for selection at an AF-area mode
setting of single-point. Statement based on research conducted by Nikon.
 The maximum number of shots per burst is 12. Maximum shooting rate when focus is
locked with the first shot in a burst. Results based on Nikon test conditions as of August
- EXPEED 3 for faster image processing with better performance
The J2 is equipped with EXPEED 3, Nikon’s exclusive comprehensive image-processing
concept optimised for the Nikon 1 system for superior high-speed image processing. Users
can experience the full potential of EXPEED 3 when using features such as Motion Snapshot
or Smart Photo Selector, which require high-speed processing, as well as the ability to
capture full-resolution still images while recording full-HD movies.
2. An attractive camera body that will make users proud to keep the camera with them
wherever they go
- The world's most compactand lightweight camera system
Using the Nikon 1 mount, Nikon has created the world’s most compact and lightweight
camera body. The system allows users to easily enjoy stress-free photography in any
As of August 9, 2012. Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with
image sensors of the same size, or larger than, the CX format size. Statement based on
research conducted by Nikon.
- Designed with metal for an elegant look and feel
Metal has been adopted for the camera’s components, including the top cover and mode
dial for a better texture and increased elegance. A new camera face with a textured finish
has been added to the red and pink models.
- Six colour options suited to a variety of individual preferences
The J2 is available in six colours, allowing users to choose the colour best suited to
their individual style or preference. In addition to the five colours available with the
J1, the J2 will also be available in a vivid new orange. Depending upon the colour
selected, the camera back will be either black or dark brown. In addition, the barrels of
kit lenses are the same colour as the camera bodies for an integrated appearance.
3. New forms of image expression
- Motion Snapshot combines a full-HD movie vignette with a still image for more dramatic image expression
By simply pressing the shutter-release button in Motion Snapshot mode, users can
record a still image and a second of video before and after the shutter-release button was
pressed. Movies recorded in Motion Snapshot mode are played back in slow motion. When
Motion Snapshot files are played back, the movie vignette is played in slow motion over
approximately 2.5 seconds, followed by displaying the still image. Playback of the entire
sequence, with pre-selected background music, lasts approximately 10 seconds.
Don’t just preserve still images of precious moments. Use this new form of imaging to
combine slow-motion movie vignettes with still images to record emotional scenes from
weddings or birthdays, to show just how cute children or pets are at play, or to capture
impressive scenes from nature such as a breeze blowing through the trees or the flow of
water. Create your own original movies in the slide shows played back with the camera.
Motion Snapshot also allows users to record dramatic and original imaging works using
conventional shooting operations. Use this feature to enjoy a new form of image expression
that combines a movie vignette, still image, and background music
- Smart Photo Selector for simple capture of the best shot
When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway in Smart Photo Selector mode, the
camera begins recording images. When the shutter-release button is completely pressed all
the way down, 20 shots, at a rate of 30 fps, are saved. Once the buffering is complete,
the camera automatically eliminates images that are blurred, or where the primary subject
is not included in the frame. It chooses the best five photos based on movement and
composition to save in the memory card. From the five photos, the camera then selects the
best image to display on the monitor.
Smart Photo Selector is an excellent function for capturing images of children or
animals whose movements can be quick and erratic, or whenever you don’t want to miss the
perfect shot. This feature also eliminates the need to re-take pictures and saves space on
memory cards by eliminating shots in which the subjects have blinked. You no longer need
to capture a large number of shots and then go through them manually to find the best
photo. By simply pressing the shutter-release button as usual, Smart Photo Selector does
all the work for you.
4. Superior image quality with both still images and movies
High-resolution still images (3840 cross 2160 pixels-approx. 8.3 megapixels, 16 : 9)
can be recorded while recording movies in movie mode without interrupting movie recording.
This allows users to enjoy recording both full-HD movies and high-resolution still images
without having to choose between the two.
5. Improved usability
- Creative mode
The new Nikon J2 mode dial offers Motion Snapshot mode, Smart Photo Selector mode,
auto photo mode, movie mode, and the new Creative mode. Users can easily enjoy various
forms of image expression by simply choosing one of the scenes available in Creative
mode-Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Backlighting, Easy Panorama, Soft, Miniature Effect,
Selective Colour and four exposure modes-prior to shooting. In addition, assist images are
displayed in scene selection to show the preview of each Creative mode scene.
- Layout of operational controls
The J2 offers a mode dial with five shooting modes for simple shooting by rotating the
mode dial to the desired mode. The J2 dials and other controls are larger than the
camera’s predecessor for ease-of-use. What’s more, the camera can be turned on or off with
the button on the retractable lens on applicable lenses*. This enhances smooth operation
for those surprising moments of photo opportunity.
*Compatible lenses: 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6,
1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
- LCD monitor with higher resolution
The Nikon 1 J1 is equipped with a 3-inch, approximately 460k-dot, LCD monitor. The J2
is equipped with a 3-inch, approximately 921k-dot LCD monitor with wide viewing angles for
greater definition and increased visibility.
Additional Nikon 1 J2 Features
- Supports the optional Mount Adapter FT1, which enables use of F-mount NIKKOR lenses - Built-in flash that supports i-TTL flash control (raised manually) - HDMI output for viewing images on high-definition televisions - Support for Eye-Fi memory cards enables simple wireless transfer of images - Comes with ViewNX 2, Nikon's basic image viewing and editing software for both still images and movies, as well as Short Movie Creator for creating your own short movies from still images and movies. Collaboration with my Picturetown is simple.
1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Primary Features
- A Nikon CX-format compatible 2.5cross standard zoom lens that covers the range of focal lengths from 11-27.5 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 30-74-mm lens in 35-mm  format) - Optics utilising one aspherical lens element and one ED lens element optimised for the CX format - Camera can be turned on and off using the button on the retractable lens (J1 and V1 cannot be turned off using this button) - Approximately 32 g lighter and approximately 11 mm shorter at maximum length than the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 - Retractable lens mechanism for increased portability - Designed with an appearance that expresses high performance and elegance with a form that emphasises its slim profile - Available in the same six colours as the Nikon 1 J2
Waterproof Case WP-N1 Primary Features
- Lightweight, yet won't float up when let go for optimal underwater use - Compact design with a firm grip - Supports zooming - Shutter lever and movie-record button positioned for smooth selection of, or switching between, shooting modes
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