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Nikon Announces Nikon J3 and S1 Mirrorless Camera

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Finally Nikon announced Nikon J3 mirrorless camera with some new Nikon 1 Series lenses,  VR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 and the VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6.  The Nikon 1 J3 features a 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor, while the Nikon 1 S1 sports a 10.1-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor, Paired together with Nikon’s powerful EXPEED 3A image processing engine, both cameras feature  73-point AF system and a wide ISO range, from 160 to 6400 in the J3 and 100 to 6400 in the S1, Both the camera can shoot Full HD Videos at 60fps.

Nikon S1

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Like the Nikon 1 V2, the Nikon 1 J3 and Nikon 1 S1 were designed to work with Nikon’s optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter. When the WU-1b is connected to the J3 or S1, users have the ability to capture high-quality images and can then easily transfer them wirelessly to a smart device.

New Lenses

Alongside the new Nikon 1 System cameras, Nikon also announced the addition of two new 1 NIKKOR lenses, the 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 and 10-100mm f/4-5.6.

Price

The Nikon 1 J3 camera with the 10-30mm lens will be available in February 2013 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $599.95. Additionally, the Nikon 1 S1 camera with the 11-27.5mm lens will be available in February 2013 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $499.95. To match consumers’ personalities and creativity, the J3 will come in a variety of stylish colors including White, Black, Silver, Burgundy and Beige, while the S1 will come in White, Black, Red, Pink and Khaki.

For more details see the press release

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Nikon patent a 32mm f/1.2 lens for Nikon 1 Series

Latest patent news: Nikon filed patent in Japan for a Nikon 32mm f/1.2 mirrorless lens for Nikon 1 series camera, see the patent details below: translated by google

Self-interpretation and summary, Patent Documents

  • Patent Publication No. 2012-185263
    • 2012.9.27 Release Date
    • 2011.3.4 filing date
  • Example 1
    • F = 32.0mm focal length
    • Fno. = 1.24
    • 2ω = 25.87 ° angle of view
    • Image height Y = 8.19mm
    • Length = 58.02mm
    • BF = 15.70 – 17.32mm
    • 0.07 – β = 0 maximum magnification
    • Nine lens elements in 7 groups configuration
    • Fed whole
    • Floating
    • Group consists of two positive-positive

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Aptina full frame Sensor for Nikon D600?

 

According to latest rumors coming from a Italian website marsicalive, Aptina is developing a Full Frame sensor for Nikon (Nikon D600?), In general Aptina is known for producing sensors for surveillance camera, compact digital camera and smart-phone camera, few months ago teardown of Nikon 1 system reveled that Nikon V1 uses sensor made by Aptina, so after Nikon 1 system we may see new Aptina Full Frame sensor in Nikon D600.

News src: marsicalive  via: nikonrumor

Nikon V1 and J1 Firmware Update

Nikon V1 and J1New firmware update arrived for Nikon V1 and J1, miss-communication issue with the Speedlight SB-N5 flash now resolved, and according to Nikon “When switching from framing photos in the monitor to using the electronic viewfinder, or vice versa, with focus mode set toMF (manual focus) and the display zoomed in, the camera sometimes did not function properly. This issue has been resolved.”

Download Nikon V1 and Nikon J1 firmware from Nikon USA website

Firmware Update for Nikon 1

Nikon just announced firmware update to its Nikon 1 cameras to support the FT-1 Mount Adapter that enables Nikkor lenses with an ‘F’ mount to be used with the cameras.

The new firmware update version is 1.10, a new feature is also added with the update “pixel mapping”, The pixel mapping feature to correct for the appearance of ‘hot’ pixels in an image.updates, Nikon has posted detailed instructions on the use of the FT-1, together with a list of compatible Nikkor lenses, along with instructions for applying the pixel mapping function.

Download link:
Nikon 1 J1 Firmware Update 1.10
Nikon 1 V1 Firmware Update 1.10

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Amazon Deal Alert: Up to $150 off on Nikon V1 and J1

Nikon 1 Series price drops at amazon, See the details below

$50 off  on Nikon J1 with kit lens

$50 off on Nikon V1 with kit lens

$150 off on Nikon V1 with 10mm and 10-30mm VR 1 NIKKOR Lenses

$153 off on Nikon  with V1 10-30mm VR and 30-110mm VR 1 NIKKOR Lenses

$150 off on Nikon J1 with 10mm and 10-30mm VR 1 NIKKOR Lenses

$153 off on Nikon J1 with 10-30mm VR and 30-110mm VR 1 NIKKOR Lenses

Nikon V1 and J1 at DxOMark Lab

Nikon J1 and Nikon V1 both sensor score is out at DxOMark Lab (See press release), see Nikon 1 series at Amazon

nikon J1 vs canon G12

Nikon J1 showed some good result at DxOLab, the Nikon J1 sensor score is better compared to High-End Compacts available in the market.


Nikon J1 vs Sony NEX C3
But Sony Alpha NEX-C3 16 MP available only at Price $599.00 at Amazon have better sensor score and low price compared to Nikon J1 (Price $649.00) camera