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New ILC, long zoom lens and (maybe) Android digicam from Nikon

Just a few weeks after announcing the Nikon 1 V3, Nikon Australia has followed up with another mirrorless interchangeable, the entry-level Nikon 1 J4, as well as a new enthusiast-standard 18-300mm lens.

In other parts of the world, Nikon also announced the Coolpix S810c, an upgrade to its original Android-powered digital compact.


Nikon 1 V3 key features:
– 18.4 Megapixel super high speed CMOS sensor;
– Hybrid AF with 171 autofocus points;
– EXPEED 4a image processor;
– 3-inch, 1037k-dot touch screen monitor;
– High-speed continuous shooting approx. 20 fps with continuous AF;
– Full 1080/60p HD video recording and advanced movie functions;
– Capture Full (1080p) HD video and stills simultaneously;
– Built in Instant Photo Sharing;
– Micro-SD memory card

The Nikon 1 J4 will be available in Australia from May 15 in white. No pricing has been supplied.

To access a PDF of the full press release, click here.

Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f3.6-6.3G ED VR (lens)
The Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f3.5-6.3G ED VR is a compact, lightweight 16.7x high-power zoom. It’s designed for use with APS-format (DX) sensor DSLRs,

18-300mmKey features:
– Compact and lightweight with a maximum diameter of 78.5mm, length of 99mm, and weight of 550g – conveniently small and light enough for use when travelling;
– Equipped with a Vibration Reduction (VR) function for camera shake compensation ‘equivalent to a 4-stop increase in shutter speed’;
– Optical design with ED glass and aspherical lens elements;
– Support for close-up shooting with a minimum focus distance of 0.48m;
– Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for quiet autofocusing.

The new 18-300mm lens wil be available April 24. No pricing supplied. Pricing on Nikon US press release is US$900.

To ascess the full press release, click here.

Nikon Coolpix S810c
CoolpixS810CIn other markets, Nikon also announced a successor to its first Android camera, providing some competition to the Samsung Galaxy Camera.

The S810c looks identical to the outgoing S800c. It uses a 16-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, as did its predecessor, but has a 12x optical zoom lens compared to the older camera’s 10x zoom. The lens uses both lens-shift and electronic vibration reduction for steady images.

The screen is larger at 3.7 inches, but instead of OLED technology the screen is now a standard WVGA screen with display resolution at 1.2-million dots.

It uses Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. When it is connected to Wi-Fi you can upload photos directly to social media sites by using their respective native apps, download photo Android apps to use with the camera, surf the Web, check email, or run any app as you would on an Android smartphone.

The S810c will retail for US$350 in America. Local release plans have not been revealed. (‘There are currently no plans to launch the Coolpix S810c in Australia, but we will update you if this changes.’)

To access the full US press release, click here.



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