There were some whispers about the Nikon 1 J2 all too recently, and here we are with the Nikon 1 J2 which is a minor step up from a camera that was more or less hailed across the board as one of the less impressive ILC options – for a Nikon, that is. With the Nikon 1 J2, it is more or less a makeover despite being similar in size to the J1. It will come with a similar 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor that is 1″ in size, with the very same autofocus system while offering the ability to support the same lens collection. There must be something new to the Nikon 1 J2 though, and we are talking about additions being introduced to the Mode Selector dial, which definitely introduces a bunch of creative options and access to P/S/A/M exposure modes.
The back LCD has also seen its resolution double, making it 921,000 dots just like the Nikon D4, while the camera has been intelligently designed in a way that it will turn on whenever it extends a 1 Series lens out, while it turns off when retracting it into storage. Expect the Nikon 1 J2 to ship later this September for $549.95 a pop, coming with a 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens which accompanied the J1 as well. [Press Release]