It looks like the names and specs for the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera models have finally slipped out. According to Nikon Rumors, the Nikon V1 and J1 are rumored to be the initial models in the new Nikon mirrorless camera system.
As previously rumored, the cameras will feature a 2.7x crop sensor dubbed as Nikon’s CX format. The new cameras are expected to feature a 10.1MP image sensor and capture 1080p HD video.
Additional key specs are rumored as follows:
- ISO 100-3200 (ext. to ISO 6400)
- Phase-difference and Contrast AF
- 3″ LCD
- High-res EVF (V1 only)
- Built-in flash (J1 only)
- Accessory port for external flash, GPS, etc. (V1 only)
- F-mount adapter available
- EXPEED 3 Image Processor
Four lenses are rumored to be available at launch with the Nikon V1 and J1.
- 10mm f/2.8 Pancake (equiv. 27mm)
- 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR (equiv. 27-81mm)
- 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 VR (like this one) (equiv. 27-270mm)
- 30-110mm VR (equiv. 81-297mm)
Remember, these lenses go on a 2.7x crop body, so your effective field of view will be different if you are thinking in 35mm numbers (as noted in the parentheticals above).
What do you think about these specs if they turn out to be true? Compared to other mirrorless models from Sony, Olympus and Panasonic, will the smaller 2.7x crop sensor be able to hold its own?