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Nikon 1 Series Discontinued ?

According to latest Rumors Nikon is preparing to discontinue is popular Nikon 1 series permanently. Well we have received reports earlier from Nomen Nescio, that Nikon is planning to expand the Nikon 1 series, we have received this info 2 years from now, so things generally change with time and its look like the information we have received wasn’t true. However we don’t have any official words from Nikon related to the discontinuation of Nikon 1 series cameras till now.

Nikon 1

screen shot of B&H confirms shortage of Nikon 1 series camera

We were also expecting that Nikon Full Frame and APS-C mirrorless camera will going to arrive under the name of Nikon 1 series. So, at the moment nothing is confirmed but there are lot of possibilities,  we have to see that Nikon Upcoming Mirrorless cameras coming under hood of  Nikon 1 series OR they will going to announce a completely new brand for their NEW mirrorless cameras.  Only time will tell so we have to wait and watch.

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Nikon 1 Series Expansion Soon - Something Big Coming

Nikon mirrorless image

According to anonymous email we have received a while ago, Nikon will soon announce it’s expansion of Nikon 1 series mirrorless camera. Nikon 1 series was developed with three factors 1. Speed, 2.portability and 3. Quality and that will remain the primary features of the upcoming larger sensor based mirrorless system.

So the good thing is Nikon 1 is alive and it will compete against the latest Sony A7 series camera.

Update 15/4/2018 : In an recent interview at dpreview Nikon representatives confirmed that Nikon 1 series isn’t dead, it’s just sleeping and we may get some good new very soon.

“Nikon’s 1 system (it’s not dead, it’s just sleeping…) likewise introduced some important technologies that Nikon could presumably incorporate into a larger-format system when it feels the time is right.”

The Nikon 1 series expansion article first published here at @ 10:39 AM Monday, 26 September 2016 (GMT-4)

Nikon Mirrorless Patents

nikon Fullframe lens patent

If we look at the patents we have published a while ago, it is very clear that the upcoming Nikon Mirrorless systems will have APS-C and Fullframe sensors. A Mirrorless line parallel to DX and FX series

Patent #1 – – Fullframe mirroless

Patent #2 –  APS-C Lens for Mirrorless camera

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Nikon 1 AW1 Sample Images


Nikon 1 AW1 features almost same core specification as Nikon J3 Mirrorless Camera, but since its a AW series of camera you get rugged body design + a option to change your lenses. For more info about Nikon 1 AW1 see here

Many Nikon 1 AW1  Sample Images published by Nikon USA Website,

more images to be added soon….

Nikon Rugged Camera Coming on Sep 19th, 2013

According to latest rumors surfaced over the web Nikon is ready to announce a “Nikon 1 rugged camera” on Sep 19th, 2013, the camera will features 1 inch sensor (as other Nikon 1 series camera), no more details available till now, we will update you as soon as we get more information.


Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 Lens, Press Release, Sample Images, Specification and MTF Chart

Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 portrait lens today announced by Nikon, the Lens features bright F1.2 Max Aperture Range, fast silent wave motor for focus, The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens will be available in Black and Silver for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $899.95

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The Newest Addition to the Nikon 1 System, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 Lens, Offers Superior Resolution and Incredible Depth of Field to Nikon 1 Shooters

MELVILLE, N.Y. (May 14, 2013) – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced the newest addition to the acclaimed Nikon 1 system, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens, a fast medium-telephoto offering for photographers who appreciate the speed and portability of the Nikon 1 System. With a fixed focal length of 32mm and a maximum aperture of f/1.2, the new 32mm lens is the fastest in the ever expanding 1 NIKKOR lens lineup. An ideal lens for portraiture, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens is capable of rendering breathtaking images that capture every detail.

The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens (86mm equivalent in 35mm format) enables brilliant sharpness and is able to resolve intricate details in portraits such as hair, eyes and eyelashes, while also allowing for strategically precise image blur and bokeh. From flattering portraits to still-life art, this fast lens gives users the ability to emphasize a primary subject combined with a skillfully blurred background for a dramatic yet natural separation, and shoot with confidence in challenging light.

Additionally, core NIKKOR lens technologies have been carried over into the 1 NIKKOR series, as the 32mm f/1.2 is the first 1 NIKKOR lens to be equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM), a manual focus ring and a Nano Crystal Coat — all traditional staples of the NIKKOR line. Utilizing the Close-Range Correction System, the lens is able to provide high-resolution, realistic textures and minimized aberration, even during close-up shooting. The M/A (autofocus with manual override) mode lets the user to manually focus during autofocus operation for intuitive and fine adjustments while shooting. Additionally, the lens sports an elegant and portable design while Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces instances of ghost and flare for optimal image quality.

With the addition of the new 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens, the 1 NIKKOR lens lineup now offers nine total lenses for photographers seeking the ideal harmony of performance and portability.

Nikon will continue to expand the 1 NIKKOR lineup with lenses that make the most of the capabilities and performance offered by Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses, while consistently offering new ways for users to express their creative vision.

Price and Availability

The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens will be available in Black and Silver for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $899.95* in June 2013. For more information on the Nikon 1 system and other 1 NIKKOR lenses as well as other Nikon products, please visit

Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 Lens Sample Images

Nikkon 1 Nikkor 32mm F2.0 Lens

Nikkon 1 Nikkor 32mm F2.0 Lens

Nikkon 1 Nikkor 32mm F2.0 Lens

Focal length
32 mm
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
9 elements in 7 groups (including elements with Nano Crystal coating)
Angle of view
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Minimum focus distance
0.45 m/1.48 ft from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio
0.08x (approx. 0.22x with 35mm [135] format)
Approx. 235 g/8.3 oz
Diameter x length (distance from the camera’s lens-mount flange)
Approx. 65.5 x 47 mm
Filter-attachment size
52 mm *1
Lens cap
Lens hood
HB-N107 (supplied) *2
Lens case
CL-N101 (optional)

Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 Lens MTF Chart

Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 Lens Construction

1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens Coming Soon / Listed on Nikon USA website

Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens listed on Nikon USA website and we hope that Nikon will soon announce the 32mm f/1.2 lens, The lens has not been officially released, but new press images are already listed on Nikon USA website.

Nikon USA Website

Aptina Enters into Patent License Agreement with Sony

For those who don’t know AptinaToday Aptina is one of the major rising brand in sensor manfecturing, Nikon 1 series camera uses sensor made by Aptina, According to latest news release issued today via businesswire, Aptina announced that it has signed a patent cross-license agreement with Sony, which provides each company with access to the other’s patent portfolio.

Press Release
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aptina today announced that it has signed a patent cross-license agreement with Sony, which provides each company with access to the other’s patent portfolio.

Aptina and Sony have built industry leading patent portfolios that include seminal image sensor patents covering image capture and processing methods. These technologies are fundamental to the world’s growing image sensor industry, with sales of over two billion units annually, and found in almost every consumer electronics device including smart phones, automobiles, tablets, televisions, gaming platforms, medical equipment and digital cameras.

This cross-license agreement enables these two innovation leaders to operate freely and use each other’s patented inventions to advance the pace of development for cameras and other imaging applications. The cooperation fostered by the cross-license reinforces the ability of both companies to provide compelling imaging solutions to their customers.

“Patents and innovation are a critical component of Aptina’s strategy, and Aptina’s patent portfolio is the largest and strongest in the image sensor industry,” said Bob Gove, President and CTO of Aptina. “We believe that this powerful blend will advance technology to realize our goal of enabling consumers to capture beautiful images and visual information.”

Aptina, the foundational CMOS imaging company, began within Micron Technology in 2001 with acquisitions of early CMOS imaging companies Photobit and then Avago Technologies’ image sensor business. Aptina became an independent company in 2009. Aptina delivers advanced CMOS imaging solutions to all major imaging markets and is the leading supplier in many markets including the rapidly growing automotive market.