Nikon to launch a new mirrorless standard this week?

Nikon mirrorless camera Nikon to launch a new mirrorless standard this week?

Several rumours are suggesting that Nikon is about to unveil its first mirrorless cameras on Wednesday, although so far we don’t have a complete picture of what to expect. What is clear is that the expected two new camera bodies not will feature an APS-C size sensor, instead we can expect something that ends up somewhere between compact digital cameras and the 4/3 format.

Several rumours are suggesting that Nikon is about to unveil its first mirrorless cameras on Wednesday, although so far we don’t have a complete picture of what to expect. What is clear is that the expected two new camera bodies not will feature an APS-C size sensor, instead we can expect something that ends up somewhere between compact digital cameras and the 4/3 format.

The first two cameras in what is likely to be called the Nikon CX line of cameras should simply be called the V1 and J1. The new cameras are rumoured to have a crop factor of 2.6x compared to the 4/3 formats 2x crop factor. Nikon hasn’t gone crazy with the Megapixel count either, as the new cameras get to make do with 10.1 Megapixels, which is probably a good thing considering the relatively small sensor. What isn’t clear is if we’ll see a CCD or CMOS sensor, so that’s something we’re going to have to wait and find out about.

Nikon mirrorless camera Nikon to launch a new mirrorless standard this week?

Internally we should expect to see Nikon’s Expeed 3 processor capable of processing 600 Megapixels per second. Both models are said to shoot video at 1080i60, 1080p30, 720p60, as well as 640×240 at 400fps and 320×120 at a crazy 1200fps. Around the back we have a 3in LCD screen with unknown resolution and the V1 will also sport an EVF (Electronic View Finder). Neither model will support Nikon’s standard Flash hotshoe, but the V1 is said to have some kind of accessory port, whereas the J1 will feature a built in flash.

Four new lenses are said to launch alongside the new cameras system, a 10mm f/2.8 pancake lens, a 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens, a 10-110mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens and a 30-110mm VR lens. There will also be an adapter for Nikon’s F-mount lenses.

Both models are said to come in several colour options, with the V1 being available in black or white and the J1 in red, pink, silver, black and white. We shouldn’t have to wait long to see how this plays out, but it’s getting a little bit annoying with all these new lens mount systems, as they’re anything but interchangeable. In as much as the m4/3 standard has its flaws, it’s at least a standard supported by more than one company and we’d really like to see the camera manufacturers work towards more common standards, especially considering the cost of lenses which is the only investment that’ll last you through several camera bodies.

Source: Nikon Rumors

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