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Nikon Debuts the Entry-Level 1 S2, Brings the 1 J4 to US Shores

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Just when we started to think the big two had given up on making mirrorless cameras for the US market, Nikon goes and changes our mind. After announcing the Nikon 1 J4 for Asia and Europe in early April, the Japanese company has announced that the mirrorless shooter will come to the US after all, and it will be joined by a new entry-level Nikon 1 S2.

With a few notable exceptions, the two cameras are fairly similar and hope to woo you with the crazy burst shooting speed first introduced in the recently-announced Nikon 1 V3.

And so, while the J4 boasts an 18.4MP CX sensor to the S2’s 14.2MP, sports the crazy AF capabilities of the V3 and comes with built-in WiFi where the S2 requires an adapter (really? in 2014?), both can shoot full-resolution stills at 20fps and reach a max ISO of 12,800 thanks to the Expeed 4A processor.

Here’s a closer look at both shooters (you can see images of the underwater strobe and housing the debuted alongside the J4 by reading out our previous coverage):

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Of course, the features that the J4 kept all to itself come at a price. The camera will ship sometime this month kitted with either the 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens for $650, the 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR lens for $850 or the 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens AND the 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens for $1,050.

The S2, on the other hand, arrives in June in a kit with the 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 for $450 or in a two-lens kit with the 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens AND the 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens for $700.

Head over to the Nikon Press Room for more info, or follow any of the links above to pre-order yours now.


 
  • tttulio

    So, that is Nikon’s great idea to sell more Mirrorless,: more colours.
    F.ing great plan.

  • Willi Kampmann

    Nikon S2: Probably the most boring camera of the century. Bravo, Nikon!