|Nikon 1 J2 is elegant in white. Image: iphotzine.com|
We can see the seriousness of Nikon, Canon's rivals to develop mirrorless cameras; Nikon has launched the proven Nikon 1 J2.
This camera is the successor of the previous Nikon cameras mirrorless, namely J1. Broadly speaking, the Nikon 1 J2 has the specification which is not much different from the Nikon J1. However, J2 comes with a feature that is a bit more and is priced at a more affordable price, so that it can compete with the price of similar cameras from other brands such as Panasonic, Pentax or Olympus, even Sony which is also serious in the area mirrorless camera types.
The difference between J1 and J2 will you find on the screen. J2 will use a 3-inch LCD with size. The screen consists of 921,000 while the Nikon J1 uses a 3-inch screen with 461,000 dot. This increase will make you more comfortable when you examine the images in bright light during the day, of course you will see sharper photos than the previous version.
Nikon 1 J2 has now been strengthened with metallic body. However, for the size of the body, the Nikon 1 J2 was still exactly the same with the J1. Many users were disappointed to find out the Nikon J1 is not equipped with Creative mode. Nikon realized the mistake, now you can find Creative mode on the Nikon 1 J2. You will be happy with the Nikon 1 J2 because it has been equipped with scene modes consisting of the Miniature, Panorama, Selective Color, Soft, Night Landscape, Backlighting and Night potraits. This camera also has armed exposure mode P / S / A / M. Now you will be more creative with these features.
Nikon 1 J2 is still using the same sensor with the J1, the CX-format 10.1 megapixel CMOS. Both J1 and J2 both have ISO 100-3200/6400, autofocus up to 73 points, and the ability to record HD video. Now you can make videos or movies on a full HD resolution with easier and more creative.
In addition to J2, Nikon also introduced a new lens, the 11-27.5mm (30-74mm equivalent) f/3.5-5.6. This lens will be sold at the price of USD189, 95, Nikon also announced a underwater casing, specifically for the J1 and J2 with price USD749, 95. Indeed this case the price is more expensive than the Nikon camera itself, but the casing secures the camera up to 131 feet underwater. If you are diving in Nusa Penida, Bali, then will have a chance to photograph the beauty of coral reefs and a variety of exotic fish with a more comfortable and safer.