Canon and Nikon are the two brands who’ve been out of the mirrorless camera arena, while other brands such as Olympus and Panasonic have already been at it for a while now. A few months back, there were rumours of Canon making a move in this direction and there’s been talk about Nikon doing the same. According to Nikon Rumours, it has details for two of Nikon’s mirrorless cameras. The two models are expected to be called V1 and J1. The two cameras are likely to have very similarly designed bodies. The V1 will most likely be the higher model with a high-resolution electronic viewfinder while the J1 won’t have any. The J1 will come in different colours such as Rred, Grey, White, Pink and Black.
Mockup of the upcoming cameras
The sensor on the cameras are going to be 10.1MP but the size of the sensor is not known. The lens format may be called CX like the DX and FX series for full-sized DSLR models. The camera will have a 3-inch screen. The J1 model will have a built-in flash, but the V1 won’t. Full HD video recording is going to be supported, as well. Detachable lenses will be available for sale, too. The lens options are 10mm f/2.8, 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR, 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 VR and 30-110mm VR. It’s been a long time coming, but with Canon and Nikon entering the mirrorless camera market, things are likely to heat up.
Publish date: September 10, 2011 11:42 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:28 pm