Nikon J1 and V1 – compact DSLR cameras revealed

By on September 30, 2011
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Compact body cameras with detachable lenses for hobbyists and professionals.

Sony Nex series has enjoyed being called the compact DSLR cameras for too long, but not any more as Nikon just launched its mirrorless camera systems J1 and V1, which can turn to compact body as well as go pro with snazzy lens attachments at will. Here are the specifications at a glance:

  • 10.1MP CMOS sensor
  • High speed auto-focus
  • HDMI out
  • 1080p video recording
  • 3″ LCD screen
  • 10fps still shot speed
  • 1200fps slow-mo capable
  • Dual-core image processor
  • Smart Photo Selector software, which grabs 20 pictures at 30 fps as soon as you press the button and then selects the best photo to keep.
  • High quality photos generated from captured video.

Nikon J1 is camera aimed for those casual photographers who want to upgrade from their current compact cameras to improve their picture quality to DSLR quality standards. It has a built-in flash and will cost around 3200 AED when it launches.

Nikon V1 meanwhile is designed more for professionals and existing DSLR owners who want something more compact and versatile. As compared to J1 it has an electronic viewfinder, external flash, hotshoe for accessories and a plusher metal finish. This model will cost around 4800 AED.

Both these cameras launch by end of October.


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