By Lisa Johnston
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Melville, N.Y. — Nikon on Wednesday introduced its second-generation mirrorless compact system camera called the Nikon 1 V2, offering a 1,200 fps slow-motion capture mode, a 3-inch 921,000-dot LCD, and a 1.4-million-dot electronic viewfinder.
Nikon’s latest diminutive interchangeable-lens camera packs a 14.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor, boasts a 160 to 6,400 ISO range and records FullHD video in 1080/30p and 1080/60i formats.
Also included are new Expeed 3A image processing and an Advance Hybrid AF system to yield burst still shooting speeds of up to 15 fps for 45 continuous frames or 60 fps at fixed focus.
The camera will carry an $899 suggested retail when bundled with a 10-30mm kit lens starting in November.
The body design features a magnesium chassis, a larger grip with top-mounted command and shooting mode dials. It also offers a built-in flash.
Other features include a built-in stereo mic and external mic jack. There are also three new shooting modes: Enhanced Motion Snapshot Mode, which simultaneously captures a slow-motion movie sequence alongside a single image; Best Moment Capture Mode, which activates Slow View to slow down the image being captured; and Advance Movie Mode, which simultaneously shoots 1080p FullHD video and high-resolution stills.
In other news, Nikon also introduced a new AF-S 70-200mm f/4G VRIII zoom lens to its regular DSLR glass arsenal. The new lens is the first Nikkor lens to feature Nikon’s third-generation Vibration Reduction (VR) technology and the first to offer five stops of image stabilization.
The AF-S 70-200mm f/4G VR lens will be available in November for a $1,399 suggested retail.
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