9 August 2012

Nikon announces new Nikon 1 J2 camera, 11-27.5mm lens, and waterproof housing

Nikon today announced some great new products in their Nikon 1 compact system camera line-up: a new J2 camera, a new 11-27.5mm lens as well as an all new waterproof housing to take your Nikon 1 J1 or the new J2 underwater.

Nikon 1 J2

Specification highlights:
  • 10.1 Mega Pixels
  • CX format sensor (2.7x lens crop factor when compared to 35mm format)
  • 3”, 920,000 dot LCD monitor(double the pixels of the J1)
  • ISO 100–3200 (6400 in HI)
  • JPG and RAW (12 bit NEF) file support
  • SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card support
  • 1/16,000 – 30s shutter speed
  • Up to 60 frames per second at a burst of 12 shots
  • Up to 135 points hybrid Auto Focus system, currently providing the fastest AF available with the most hybrid points (73).
  • Full HD video (up to 1080i/60) with built-in stereo microphone
  • Built in Flash
  • Available in 6 colours
More information on the Nikon website.

1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6

Specification highlights:
  • CX-format
  • 11-27.5 mm focal-length range (angle of view is equivalent to focal-length range of 30-74 mm lens in 35mm format)
  • f/3.5-5.6 aperture
  • One ED glass element and one Aspherical lens element
  • Zoom ring operation turns the camera power on/off (power off: not available with J1/V1)
  • Compared to the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, it is ±32 g (±28%) lighter and ±11 mm (±26%) shorter.
  • Retractable lens mechanism improves portability
  • Available in 6 colours
More information on the Nikon website.

Waterproof Case WP-N1

Specification highlights:
  • Usable down to 40 meters under water
  • Lightweight (790g without camera)
  • Does not float up when let go under water
  • Zoom lenses are usable
  • Placement of buttons allows for easy switching of between video recording and taking pictures
  • Compatible with underwater speedlight YS-D1 by SEA&SEA SUNPACK Co., Ltd
  • Compatible with the Nikon 1 J1 and the new Nikon 1 J2 cameras
More information on the Nikon website.


  1. the J2 is a very similar camera to the J1. It's a very minor update that some may consider rather conservative. And, as far as we're concerned, that new lens just has too many drawbacks to be justified.

    1. The J2 is indeed only a minor update to the J1 (as far as I could tell, only the LCD is better and full lens on/off is now supported), in that sense a bit disappointing.

      If size and weight matters, the new lens may have some benefits to the 10-30 (albeit giving up some zoom range). The waterproof case sounds quite nice though!


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