Nikon updates its Nikon 1 line with the new V2 interchangeable lens mirrorless camera, which is the successor to the V1. The new V2, still compact, doesn’t follow the design of the V1, featuring an ergonomic traditional grip, a textured magnesium body and built-in flash. The camera sports a new 14.2 Megapixel CX-format CMOS image sensor and new EXPEED 3A image engine to deliver high-speed shooting and high-quality images.
The V2 includes the Advanced Hybrid AutoFocus system for a superfast shooting speeds. The system offers both phase (73-point) and contrast-detection (135-point) autofocus to ensure accuracy and precise focus, and allows high-speed continuous shooting at 15fps for up to 45 frames while while maintaining full AF tracking. It can even do 60 fps for up to 40 frames high-speed shooting with fixed focus. The camera has a wide ISO sensitivity range from 160 to 6400.
The Nikon V2 has a top-placed Mode dial for access to Auto Mode and manual exposure modes (P,S,A,M), and next to the Mode dial is the new Command Dial that allows users to make camera adjustments quickly and easily, even when framing photos in the camera’s high-res (1.4 million-dot) electronic viewfinder. The new Direct Setting Control enables quick access to settings in manual exposure modes (P,S,A,M), so that settings can be changed without taking an eye off the viewfinder or LCD display.
The V2 is capable of 1080p Full HD video recording and capturing slow motion movies at 400fps and 1200fps. Its Advanced Movie Mode allows full manual exposure controls during 1080p video recording. You can also find in-camera HDR shooting; Smart Photo Selector that capture 20 photos with a single press of the shutter and pick five best images automatically; Live Image Control tha allows users to see end-result images before capture by incorporating effects of various camera settings on a scene. There are also Enhanced Motion Snapshot Mode that captures a moment with a short, slow-motion movie sequence in addition to a single defining still image; and Best Moment Capture Mode that will capture a live action of about 1.33 seconds, which is then displayed five times slower for users to capture the best moment they want.
Nikon’s new V2 has built-in pop-up flash and a Nikon 1 i-TTL hot shoe port for adding optional lighting or camera accessories. It has a 3-inch LCD display and HDMI output. You may add the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter for WiFi wireless connectivity for remote control from and instant image transfer to a smartphone or tablet.
Nikon 1 V2 is available for $799.95 for body-only, $899.95 for one lens kit with 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5 – 5.6 VR Black lens. The $1149.95 two lens kit adds the 1 NIKKOR 30-110mm f/3.8 – 5.6 VR Black lens. It comes in black and white colors.