Yesterday, Nikon took the wraps off their second iteration of their 1 Series camera, the V2. It’s still a mirrorless setup, but the body has changed to accompany what looks like larger hands.
New to the V2 is an upgraded 14.2-megapixel CMOS sensor that can snap photos with an ISO range of 160-6,400. Nikon has also improved the camera’s autofocus system, which now includes 73 phase detect sensors and 135 contract detect sensors, enabling the V2 to capture full rez photos at 15 frames per second for up to 45 continuous frames, even when the subject or object is moving. That number increases to 60 continuous frames if stationary, or using fixed focus. A 921,000 dot 3-inch LCD display and 1.4 million dot electronic viewfinder allow you to view and review your photos, and 1080p/30p or 1080p/60i video.
As mentioned the body of the camera has changed some what significantly, and now boasts a bigger like grip and utilizes a magnesium chassis that should equate to sturdiness without the caveat of a hefty weight, or at least one would hope. Built-in flash, a stereo mic, and dials for changing options on the fly round out the Nikon V2′s feature set.
Expect the Nikon 1 Series V2 camera in late November with a 10-30mm lens for $899.95.