Superfast Camera From Nikon
- Take pics while filming
- Offers full HD movie
- Takes pics before button is fully pressed
Launching with two cameras equipped with pioneering image technology — the Nikon 1 V1 and the Nikon 1 J1— Nikon 1 is claimed to set a new benchmark for speed, precision, innovation, and portability.
These cameras have what is claimed to be the world’s fastest autofocus system and continuous shot, as well as innovative shooting modes, compact 1 Nikkor lenses and Nikon 1 accessories.
The unit’s range has a processor that is many times faster than some professional cameras and this speed powers some never-before-seen functions. Equipped with pre-post capture technology, Nikon 1 cameras are interchangeable lens devices that can start recording images before you press the shutter button, and continue after you’ve clicked. These cameras don’t just manipulate light – they redefine photography by manipulating time, letting you capture those few moments before, or after, a photograph was taken.
There are many features including Motion Snapshot (MSS), which brings a photo to life in just one click. It simultaneously records a slow motion movie and a still image, then combines the two to create a photo that moves and captures the moment.
Smart Photo Selector (SPS) captures the moment in any scene; shooting 20 full-resolution images in the time it takes a user to snap a photo. By pressing the button once and, utilising the pre-post capture technology, the camera starts to take the pictures before the button is fully pressed. The ‘best’ five shots are saved based on facial expression, composition and focus and the ‘perfect’ shot is presented.
Still image mode will make you a master of movement as you switch to shooting sharp, full-resolution shots of the action at up to 60 frames per second.
Movie mode opens up a host of movie functions. Users can take a high-resolution photo while filming a Full HD movie, without interrupting recording, or film in extreme slow motion.
The Nikon 1 V1 has a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and multi-accessory port. The bright 1440k-dot electronic viewfinder delivers a clear, stable view and 100 percent frame coverage. It boasts a tough body with magnesium alloy (top and front) panel and a multi-accessory port gives you the freedom to expand your system further with the Nikon 1 range of system accessories. The Nikon 1 V1 is available in matt black and high-gloss white.
It has a small body that is available in a range of colours with compact 1 Nikkor lenses to match, and it has a built-in flash that offers extra light when needed. The colours are high-gloss white, matt black, high-gloss red, silver and even hot pink.
Taking its place alongside Nikon’s existing DX- and FX-format sensors (used on Nikon D-SLRs), the all-new Nikon 1 CX-format CMOS image sensor is designed for Nikon 1 cameras and the 1-mount. Offering a balance between system size, speed, light sensitivity, resolution and depth-of-field, Nikon 1 has good colour reproduction with 100-6400 (extended) ISO, low noise, RAW shooting and 10.1 megapixel resolution, delivering consistently superb stills and movies.
Equipped with a high-speed AF image system, this sensor is said to keep the subject in focus in any situation. If you’re shooting shiny or moving subjects, it switches to the 73-point Phase-Detection AF system. If your subject is stationary, or poorly lit, it will opt for the 135-point Contrast Detect AF system. Whichever system the camera chooses, the quick shot-to-shot turnaround gives you the freedom to shoot moments as they unfold, and Phase-Detection AF is available during movie recording.
Expeed 3 is a fast image processor that is capable of managing performance without sacrificing quality, claims Nikon. It offers good noise reduction, so you can enjoy clean, finely detailed images. It enables the camera’s shooting modes, and is the reason you can snap a full-resolution photo while recording a movie , or shoot full-resolution stills at up to 60 frames per second.
Nikon 1 J1 + 10mm f/2.8 kit = $899
Nikon 1 J1 + Twin Zoom kit = $1,099
Nikon 1 V1 + Twin Zoom kit = $1,399