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



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):










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.