B&H has the Nikon 1 AW1 weatherproof mirrorless camera with the matching 11-27.5mm lens for $696.95 (reg. $796.95). The deal includes 4% B&H Rewards and free expedited shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
We should see some exciting video gear in the lead up to NAB during the first week of April; however, there may be a few surprises on the still imagery side as well. One such still shooter is the Nikon 1 V3, which is rumored for an announcement this month. [Read more…]
In Nikon’s latest financial results, the company revealed that its Nikon 1 series mirrorless camera sales have been less than expected in the US and Europe.
Nikon Imaging president Yasuyuki Okamoto beats around the bush about why the Nikon 1 series isn’t catching on, stating “In Europe and the U.S. the ratio of mirrorless to SLRs hasn’t grown at all, unlike in Asia, where it’s quite popular with women because it’s light. We had higher expectations for other regions. But people who like cameras tend to just go for SLRs, even though they’re very heavy.” (emphasis added).
Or maybe, just maybe . . . people who like and know cameras want a mirrorless camera that offers competing image quality with a SLR. The Nikon 1 series of cameras does not. This is apparently obvious to everyone but Nikon Imaging’s president. [Read more…]
The recently-announced Nikon 1 Series 11-27.5mm lens is available and now shipping for $189.95.
The telephoto zoom lens offers an equivalent focal range of 30-74mm equivalent, and is smaller and lighter than the 10-30mm kit lens that ships with Nikon 1 cameras.
Check it out in white or black here at B&H Photo.