The Redesigned Nikon 1 V2

The second generation of the Nikon 1 compact system camera is here with a new look, resembling a stripped down DSLR except without, of course, the mirror box inside the camera.

The new Nikon 1 V2 incorporates some significant new features and performance upgrades, including better ergonomics, better external controls, a built-in pop-up flash, a new 14-megapixel sensor and improved EXPEED 3A processing.

The V1 and V2 side by side

Nikon 1 V2 Key Features & Specs:

  • 14.2 megapixel High-Speed AF CX-format CMOS sensor
  • New EXPEED 3A image processing
  • 1080p full HD video with 30/60/400 and 1200 FPS options and built-in stereo sound
  • Super-quick hybrid auto focus (phase detect + contrast detect)
  • 1.4-million dot EVF (same as V1)
  • 3-inch 921k-dot LCD display
  • ISO 160-6400
  • Built-in flash
  • 15 FPS continuous AF burst and 60 FPS with focus locked
  • JPEG, NEF RAW, NEF RAW + JPEG
  • Simultaneous still and video capture
  • Motion Snapshot mode
  • New Direct Setting Control
  • New Best Moment Capture Mode

The Nikon 1 V2 compact system camera should be available around the end of November. The price will be $899.95, with the standard 10-30mm Nikon 1 kit lens. It will also be available in a kit with both the 10mm f/2.8 prime and 30-110mm zoom lens for $1149.95. The price for the body alone will be $899.95.

Nikon also has a new flash to go with the V2, the SB-N7 speedlight. The SB-N7 will be available for $159.95. The new 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens and WP-N1 underwater housing should also be available for $189.95 and $749.95, respectively.

Nikon 1 V2 with new SB-N7 Speedlight