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May 14, 2014

New Nikon 1 cameras and accessories plus NIKKOR additions announced

NIKON-LOGO-SQ-125.jpgNikon has announced new additions to both the Nikon 1 System of interchangeable lens cameras and new professional NIKKOR optics.

First, Nikon has introduced the compact, versatile and blazing fast Nikon 1 J4 for the USA market and the Nikon 1 S2, the next evolution in the Nikon 1 line for those ready to step their photography up to the next level.

For users ready to take Nikon 1 underwater, also announced were the new WP-N3 Waterproof Case and SB-N10 Waterproof Speedlight.

Nikon also introduced the new professional-grade AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR telephoto lens and AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III, providing a lightweight yet optically excellent option for sports, action and wildlife shooters.

Here are the highlights (courtesy of Geoffrey Coalter from the Nikon USA Press Room).

Nikon 1 J4
J4-BLK_300.jpg• World’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate at 20 fps at full resolution
• 171 contrast detect focus areas and 105 phase-detect AF points for incredible AF accuracy
• Features an 18.4 MP CX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4A image processing engine
• Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for easy sharing of precious moments
• 1080/60p HD video capability and Auto Image Capture that allows user to capture still images during video recording
• Slow View Mode allows user to slow down the frame and capture the ideal moment
• Capable of recording slow motion movies in 1280 x 720 resolution at up to 120 fps.
• Sports a new touchscreen interface with touch shutter functionality
• New creative modes for both stills and video including Easy Panorama Mode and Creative Pallet
• Available in May 2014 in Black, White, Silver and Orange in three kit options:
• With 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens: $649.95 SRP
• With 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR lens: $849.95 SRP
• With the 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens and 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens: $1,049.95 SRP

Nikon 1 S2
S2_300.jpg• Features a 14.2 MP CX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4A image processing engine
• World’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate at 20 fps at full resolution
• Wi-Fi connectivity is possible alongside optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
• 1080/60p HD video capability and Auto Image Capture that allows user to capture still images during video recording
• New creative modes for both stills and video including Selective Color and Creative Pallet
• Available in June 2014 in Black, White, Red and Yellow in two kit options:
• With 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens: $449.95 SRP
• With 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens: $699.95

WP-N3
SBN10_WPN3_250.jpg• New Waterproof case for use with the Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon 1 S2, for deeper diving without a D-SLR, with an operating depth of 45m
• Available in May 2014; Pricing TBD

SB-N10 / Fiber Optic Cable Adapter
• Waterproof Speedlight for Nikon 1 underwater shooters (Waterproof up to 100m)
• Compatible with WP-N1, WP-N2 and WP-N3 waterproof cases
• Also compatible with the Nikon 1 AW1 using Fiber Optic Cable Adapter
• Available in May 2014; Pricing TBD

AFS_400E_FL_ED_VR_250.jpgAF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
• New professional grade telephoto option for professional and passionate photographers
• Nearly two pounds lighter, yet more durable than its predecessor; ideal for shooting sports, action and wildlife
• Improved AF, exposure accuracy and speed.
• Vibration Reduction (VR) technology with up to four stops of image stabilization
• Contains two fluorite elements, two Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and Nano Crystal Coat
• Features an electronic diaphragm, allowing for stable exposure even during high speed shooting
• Available in August 2014 for $11,999.95 SRP

AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III
AFS_Telecon_TC14E3_a_250.jpg• Effectively multiplies focal length of many NIKKOR lenses by 1.4x, while losing only one stop of exposure
• Features fluorine coating for enhanced resistance to dirt and water.
• Available in August 2014 for $499.95 SRP.


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