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Nikon announces 1 J4 and 1 S2 mirrorless camera

Nikon has announced two new mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras in the US. The first is the 1 J4, which was announced once previously (but without the pricing and the availability) and the second is the 1 S2, which is its cheaper sibling.

The Nikon 1 J4 replaces the previous 1 J3. It has a new 18.4 megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor with an ultra fast 20 fps burst mode at full resolution. It also has 171 contrast detect focus points and 105 phase detect focus points for greater accuracy.

The Nikon 1 J4 can also record 1080p60 video or 120 fps slow motion video in 720p. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi for transferring images and a touchscreen interface.

The cheaper 1 S2 has a lower resolution 14.2 megapixel CMOS sensor but like the J4 it too can shoot at 20 fps burst mode at full resolution. The S2 drops down to fewer focus points; 135 for contrast detect and 73 for phase detect. It also lacks the slow motion recording, Wi-Fi and touchscreen functionality, although it can record videos at 1080p60 resolution.

The Nikon 1 J4 will go on sale this month in black, white, silver and orange with the NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens for $649.95 and with the 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR lens for $849.95. Additionally, a Two Lens Kit including the 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens and 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens will be available for $1,049.95.

The Nikon 1 S2 will go on sale in June in black, white, red and yellow with the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for $449.95 and a Two Lens Kit including the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens will also be available for $699.95.

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