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Nikon J1 and V1 Mirrorless cameras announced

You may be aware of the recent rumours speculating that Nikon had intentions of launching its own mirror-less interchangeable lens camera, well folks, it’s good news as Nikon have just unveiled two new cameras that fulfil those requirements nicely.

The new models will use Nikon’s 1 system and will be known as the V1 and also the J1. The new 1 system is a new category of camera for Nikon which the company say emphasises a pocket form factor along with unbelievable speed and high quality.

When looking at the specs of both camera, the two feature a new CX format 10.1 CMOS sensor which should allow you to capture some excellent quality pics, along with the new 1 system lens mount. You’ll also be pleased to know that both can record full 1080p video, as well as featuring some neat new features such as Motion Snapshot which will allow you to capture a combination of both moving and still images which Nikon say will bring memories to life. Of the two the V1 is the more advanced model, as it has some more specific features which more advanced users are more likely to take advantage of. If you’re interested in checking out the full spec of each camera, make sure you check out the Nikon press release.

Along with the announcement of the V1 and J1, Nikon have also announced that they have created an entirely new 1 NIKKOR lens system that will seamlessly integrate with the new cameras, and if you’re interested in exactly what lenses will be available as part of this new mount system, you can also get this info on the Nikon press release.

The V1 and J1 are due to be released in the US on the 20th of October, the V1 kit comes complete with a 10-30mm lens and will retail for $899.95 (around £570) and the J1 will also come with the same lens and cost $649.99 (around £410).

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