Nikon today announced its new interchangeable lens Nikon 1 J2, and it has several improvements compared to the older J1 version. Nikon says that the new camera offers superior basic performance along with new imaging expression opportunities.
The new camera also adds two important features, including Motion Snapshot and Smart Photo Selector. The new version of the Nikon 1 camera now uses a metal case and is available in six colors.
The four original shooting modes on the previous version of the Nikon 1 are now joined by a new Creative mode. The camera also has eight different scene shooting options, including Night Landscape. The J2 camera has an on and off switch on the retractable lens barrel and high-resolution rear screen with 921,000 dots measuring 3-inches.
Nikon is also releasing a new lens with the upgraded camera called the 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 2.5x standard zoom lens. The new lens is smaller than the current Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.6-5.6 standard zoom lens for increased portability. The camera also has a new Waterproof Case WP-N1 that is also compatible with the older Nikon 1 J1.
The J2 camera promises the world's fastest autofocusing and its image sensor supports an ISO range of 100- 3200 with a Hi 1 option of ISO 6400. The camera can shoot bursts continuously at 10 FPS with autofocus tracking. With locked focused the camera is capable of shooting at 60 fps. The camera also uses Nikon's EXPEED 3 image processor. Other features include the ability to record full HD movies using a new Motion Snapshot mode that creates about one-second of movie footage before and after the time the shutter release button is pressed.
The starting price for the new Nikon 1 J2 is $549 with a 10-30mm lens.