CES 2013 – Nikon News

CES 2013 – Nikon News

CES saw Nikon announce two new cameras in their 1-Series of mirrorless cameras. The new Nikon 1 J3 and Nikon 1 S1. Focusing first on the new entry level S1, you will find a camera using the 10mp CX format CMOS sensor from the original Nikon 1 V1 and J1. Its frame rate is not as high as it’s bigger siblings but 15 frames per second is still sufficiently fast enough. The J3 is an upgrade on the rather recently announced J2 which is a little surprising. The pixel count on the sensor is now up from 10mp to 14mp and some changes to the control dials as well. Both cameras support the WU-1b WiFi adapter.

Along with the two new cameras Nikon have announced a new underwater housing for the S1 and J3 plus two new lenses. A wide-angle zoom in the shape of the 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 (giving the equivalent range as a 18-35mm in full frame terms) and a new 10-100mm (equivalent to a 27-270mm) f/4-5.6 which provides a lighter, more compact alternative to the existing 10-100mm powerzoom lens.

Nikon 1 S1


On the compact camera front, Nikon released two new Coolpixes. The S6500 brings with it WiFi, a 16mp BSI-CMOS sensor and a 12x optical zoom. The Coolpix S2700 on the other hand gives entry level consumers a 6x optical zoom with several filter effects and motion detection plus tracking autofocus.