Nikon Announces New Nikon 1 S2 Mirrorless System

Nikon Announces New Nikon 1 S2 Mirrorless System

Finally, the last Nikon product announcement for the day: Nikon has just rolled out the new Nikon 1 S2 mirrorless camera system, an update to the 2013 Nikon 1 S1. The new S2 features a 14.2 MP sensor (up around 4 MP from the S1), shoots full-HD 1020p video, and fires at 20 FPS. It comes in four colors, and will have a price of $446.95 (including the kit 11-27.5 f/3.5-5.6 kit lens).

While this camera definitely isn't targeted at professionals or high-end hobbits, it may make for a good backup, 2nd-camera video, or walk-around body.

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Below is the full press release from NR:

Product Description

Capture your life in stunning photos and breathtaking video with the Nikon 1 S2. Turn ordinary scenes into extraordinary images with creative modes, even shoot spectacular stills and Full HD video simultaneously, and share images instantly using the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter. Compact, stylish, feature-rich, the Nikon 1 S2 is the camera you'll always want with you.

Memories for a lifetime

Life is an adventure. Trust important memories to a camera that delivers sharp, stunning photos and video that you can share instantly plus enjoy for years. Breathtaking shutter speeds nail difficult action shots with ease. Creative Modes turn your images and video into expressive art. Compact, stylish, and full of easy-to-use advanced features, the 14.2MP Nikon 1 S2 is the camera you’ll never want to leave at home.

Challenging action shots made easy

Life doesn’t pause for shutter lag; make sure your camera can keep up. The Nikon 1 S2, equipped with the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate at 60 fps fixed focus and 20 fps full autofocus, captures crisp, clear action shots. That means you won’t miss the perfect moment due to shutter lag or blurred focus. Life's fleeting moments deserve more than a cell phone.

Images that are uniquely yours

Elevate your images. From travel to adventure sports, why should your photos look average? Creative modes add originality to your photos and express your personal style. Add effects such as Selective Color, Cross Process, Toy Camera and more to make your images uniquely yours. Even your videos can stand out using Fast Motion and Jump Cut to add fun effects.

Share creative images without slowing down

Stay social even away from home. Include friends and family in your exciting events and spectacular moments by sharing high quality images in real-time. Simply use the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to upload photos to a compatible smart device, and then share them anytime, anywhere, by text, e-mail or even your favorite social media sites.

Memories in high definition

Superb HD video, powerful controls, and fun editing options, all in the palm of your hand! The multi-tasking Nikon 1 S2 shoots spectacular 14.2 MP stills and Full 1080p HD Video, simultaneously! Your videos never looked better thanks to electronic Vibration Reduction and fun new creative modes such as Jump Cut and Fast Motion. See a wonderful still shot? Shoot it simultaneously, without interrupting video, with a press of your finger.

Supplied Accessories

  • EN-EL22 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-29 Battery Charger
  • UC-E16 USB Cable
  • AN-N1000 Strap
  • BF-N1000 Body Cap
  • ViewNX 2
  • Short Movie Creator CD
  • User's Manual
  • Reference Manual CD

[Via NikonRumors]

 

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6 Comments

1020p huh?

Kinda sums up the entire Nikon 1 system...

So, that is Nikons great idea to sell more Mirrorless,: more colours.
F.ing great plan.

I'm a low-end hobbit.

So it's a really expensive point and shoot? I can't say that I'd use that, even as a back up. And because of the price tag, I wouldn't give it to my kid either. I might use it, like if I was sky diving or something where I don't want to risk my good equipment, but the price tag is a bit too high for something I'd consider disposable.

It's surprising they're marketing these cameras here in the US. They're just not selling very well, yet they keep hocking more versions. I don't get it.