Nikon has a bevy of announcements for us today including two new mirrorless cameras and as well as a new super-telephoto lens and teleconverter for its crop sensor DSLRs. First up is the new Nikon 1 J4 featuring an 18.4-megapixel CX-format CMOS image sensor with an EXPEED 4A image-processing engine.
Like the recently announced Nikon 1 V3, the new 1 J4 is geared towards capturing spontaneous moments with a continuous shooting frame rate of 20fps—or 60fps with focus locked on the first frame. What’s more, it can track action with an impressive 171 contrast-detect and 105 phase-detect AF points. Plus users will be able to easily select focus points and change all their settings with a brand new touchscreen.
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Along with the 1 J4, Nikon also announced the new Nikon 1 S2. A slight step down, the Nikon 1 S2 features a 14.2-megapixel CMOS imaging sensor and it lacks the 1 J4’s touchscreen. Its hybrid AF system also only has 135 contrast detection areas and 73 phase-detect AF points. Despite these lower-end specs, the 1 J4 and 1 S2 both can record full HD 1080p video at 60p.
The Nikon 1 J4 will be available starting this May Black, White, Silver and Orange. The camera will come kitted with the 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens for $849.95. Alternatively a Nikon 1 J4 kit with the 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f4.0-5.6 VR lens will also be available for $1049.95. The Nikon 1 S2 will follow shortly this June for $449.95 with the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f3.5-5.6 lens available in Black, White, Red and Yellow.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f2.8E FL ED VR
Nikon also had a little love to share with two new Nikon AF-S lenses designed for its DSLRs. Introducing a new AF-S Nikkor 400mm f2.8E FL ED VR, this super-telephoto prime lens is a lighter, more durable update from the older version. The big f2.8 aperture will help photographers shoot everything from sports to wildlife when fast shutter speeds make all the difference between a crisp picture and a blurry mess. Due this August, the AF-S Nikkor 400mm f2.8E FL ED VR lens will come with an $11,999.95 price tag.
Nikon TC-14E III
In one last bit of kit, Nikon also introduced a new 1.4x teleconverter called the TC-14E III. The new attachment comes with a bit of glass that multiplies and magnifies the focal length of many Nikon lenses. The TC-14E III also features a metal mount complete with contacts, letting your lenses communicate with the camera and autofocus. The only trade off is this attachment lowers the amount of light reaching the sensor by one-stop loss of exposure, so be prepared to pick a slower shutter speed or bump up your ISO. Coming this August the AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III will hit shelves for $499.95