Nikon 1 V2 Announced

Nikon 1 V2

The Nikon 1 V2 is the latest in the 1 Series mirrorless system and it brings improved ergonomics, a new built-in flash and command mode dial to the table.  The Nikon 1 V2 features a 14.2MP CX format sensor and captures 1080p HD video.

The V2 should be available in November 2012 for $899.95 with the included 10-30mm VR lens.  You can find the V2 here at B&H Photo.

Alongside the V2, Nikon also introduced the SB-N7, a new i-TTL speedlight that is designed for connection on the V2’s hot shoe.  The flash head tilts up to 120 degrees and provides guide number of 18 meters/59 feet at ISO 100.  The SB-N7 is powered by AAA batteries and should be available in January 2013 for $159.95.

Nikon 1 V2 Key Features

  • 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS Sensor alongside EXPEED 3A image processing engine
  • Enhanced design featuring a traditional grip and new Command Dial
  • New Direct Setting Control enables quick access to manual controls
  • Advanced Hybrid Autofocus (AF) system
    • 73-point AF array
    • High-speed continuous shooting with continuous AF approx. 15 fps up to 45 frames
  • Features a new built-in pop up flash and wide ISO range (160-6400) for difficult lighting conditions
  • Full HD 1080p video capability
  • High-resolution 921,000-dot, 3.0-inch LCD display
  • Full Auto/Manual controls alongside image effects and in-camera creative functions
  • New Shooting Modes include:
    • Enhanced Motion Snapshot Mode: Users can simultaneously capture a slow-motion movie sequence alongside a single image
    • Best Moment Capture Mode: Allows individuals to use Slow View to slow down the image they are capturing
    • Advance Movie Mode: Simultaneously shoot 1080p Full HD video and high-resolution stills of the same subject
  • Compatible with all 1 NIKKOR lenses and WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter for easy upload via Wi-Fi to social networks and/or remote operation
    • Also compatible with new SB-N7 speedlight, FT-1 Mount Adapter

    Check out the official press release below. [Read more...]

    Canon DPP and EOS Utility Updates Add Canon EOS M Support

    Canon EOS M

    Canon has issued updates for its Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and EOS Utility programs.

    DPP 3.12.40/41 adds support for the following camera and lenses:

    EOS Utility 2.12.0 adds support for the new Canon EOS M mirrorless camera.

    You can download the updates on Canon’s website.