Nikon has introduced two new models to its Nikon 1 Range of cameras, they are the J3 and S1 cameras. Like most cameras made by Nikon, the J3 and S1 both were designed for consumers looking for a compact camera that delivers quality images and the features of an high-end camera.
The new Nikon 1 J3 comes as the successor of the Nikon J2 which was announced in Summer 2012 and have received some upgrades, while the S1 is the first model in the more affordable Nikon 1 S-series. It comes with a 14.2-megapixel CX-format Super High-speed AF CMOS sensor, the camera gets the new EXPEED 3A image processing engine which delivers high quality images and HD video recordings.
The J3 is also packed with other advanced options such as the Advanced Hybrid AF system that utilizes both phase-detection AF and contrast-detect AF. There’s an improve menu navigation plus there’s also the option called the Easy Panorama Mode which allows the user to capture beautiful scenery without the constrains of borders.
The Nikon 1 S1 on the other hand comes with a 10.1-Megapixel CX-format Super High-speed AF CMOS sensor and it also gets the new EXPEED 3A image processing engine to deliver high-quality images and HD video. It features of the features found on the J3 and they are both considered to have the world’s fastest continuous shooting rate with AF tracking.
Both cameras also comes equipped with a 3-inch LCD display but the display on the J3 has a higher resolution at 921,000 dots. Both the J3 and S1 are expected to be released in February, the J3 will be available in a kit with 10-30mm lens will be available in white, black, silver, burgundy and beige for $$599.99, while the S1 kit with 11-27.5 lens will be available for $499.99 in white, black, red, pink and khaki.