The New Compact Nikon 1 J4 And Nikon 1 S2 Are Built To Capture Life's Spontaneous Moments With Incredible Speed And Performance

    The New Compact Nikon 1 J4 And Nikon 1 S2 Are Built To Capture Life's
          Spontaneous Moments With Incredible Speed And Performance

The Newest Additions to the Nikon 1 System Allow Users to Unleash Their
Creativity and Capture Even the Most Fleeting Memories

PR Newswire

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 14, 2014

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Nikon Inc. announced the
two newest additions to the Nikon 1 System of compact interchangeable lens
cameras, the Nikon 1 J4  and Nikon 1 S2; each providing outstanding speed and
innovative tools for those ready to take their photography and creativity to
new heights. Whether seeking an advanced camera when leaving the D-SLR at
home, looking to upgrade from a point-and-shoot camera or stepping up from a
smartphone, both the J4 and S2 are compact yet feature-packed options capable
of capturing beautiful images and HD videos that can easily be shared with
friends and family.

Also announced were several new Nikon 1 accessories, including the WP-N3
Underwater Case for both the  J4 and S2, as well as the SB-N10  Waterproof
Speedlight, further expanding the versatile and growing Nikon 1 System.

"The new Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon 1 S2 offer the ideal combination of impressive
speed, compact size, powerful imaging performance and creative tools that
photographers of any level can appreciate," said Masahiro Horie, Director of
Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. "Possessing the renowned rapid performance
of the Nikon 1 System and the ability to instantly share amazing images and HD
video, Nikon's newest Nikon 1 cameras are great on-the-go companions for
ensuring every unforgettable moment is captured."

The Ideal Camera for Capturing Life's Spontaneous Moments
When a split second means the difference between a good shot and a great shot,
Nikon 1 users will appreciate the incredible speed and accuracy offered by
both the new Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon 1 S2. Like the recently announced Nikon 1
V3, both cameras feature the world's fastest continuous shooting frame rate^1
at an uncompromising 20 frames-per-second (fps) at full resolution, ideal for
capturing split-second moments that can last a lifetime. Additionally, the J4
sports an impressive 171 contrast detect focus areas and 105 phase-detect AF
points for incredible autofocus accuracy when capturing either stills or HD

Both of Nikon's newest Nikon 1 System offerings offer the latest in imaging
technologies to help capture amazing moments with crisp detail, even in
low-light. The J4 features a new 18.4-megapixel CX-format CMOS image sensor,
while the S2 features a 14.2-megapixel CMOS imaging sensor. Both employ the
new EXPEED 4A image processing engine, capable of rendering family portraits,
incredible landscapes or the game winning goal with true colors and amazing
precision. When shooting in low-light settings, users can also utilize an
increased ISO range, expandable up to 12,800, for better performance without
the use of a flash.

Recognizing the importance of sharing precious moments, both the Nikon 1 J4
and Nikon 1 S2 allow the user to take amazing photos and HD video, and easily
share with family and friends via social networks. The J4 features built-in
Wi-Fi connectivity^2 that allows the seamless connection to a compatible smart
phone or tablet for effortless sharing, while the S2 can provide the same
capability via the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter.

Capture and Create Beautiful HD Video
With the J4 and S2, Nikon has also made several enhancements to the cameras'
HD video capabilities, as both allow the user to record crisp 1080/60p HD
video for up to ten minutes per clip. Electronic Vibration Reduction (e-VR) is
also available during 1080/30p and 720/30p video recording, to help ensure
smooth and steady movies, even while handheld. Furthermore, both cameras are
capable of capturing simultaneous still images during video recording, using
the new Auto Image Capture feature that saves full size images automatically
throughout recording, saving the 20 best stills for the J4 and 10 best shots
for the S2. Slow View Mode is also available for the Nikon 1 J4, allowing the
user to slow down the frame and capture each and every moment.

Like the Nikon 1 V3, the J4 can also record slow motion movies in HD in 1280 x
720 resolution at up to 120 frames-per-second (fps). With a wealth of new
video features, the Nikon 1 System continues to push the boundaries for video
capabilities in compact interchangeable lens cameras.

Ergonomically Designed and Ready for Anything
Continuing in the spirit of the Nikon 1 System, the Nikon 1 J4  and Nikon 1 S2
are ergonomically designed and extremely compact, ready to help capture
stunning stills and HD video with ease, even during the most fleeting moments.
The start-up time for both cameras is incredibly fast to ensure the perfect
shot is never missed, while the J4, when paired with the recently announced 1
NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD Zoom lens, is a nearly unbeatable combination
when time is of the essence. Additionally, while the Nikon 1 S2 sports the
traditional Nikon 1 multi selector for menu access, the J4 features a new
touchscreen interface with touch shutter functionality that allows for
extremely simple and intuitive shooting. Simply tapping the screen will
instantly snap an unforgettable photo. In terms of storage, both new Nikon 1
cameras use Micro SD memory cards.

Bring Your Creativity to New Heights
The J4  and S2 bring a wealth of new creative enhancements to the Nikon 1
System that provides the opportunity for users to even further expand their
creativity, resulting in a truly customized experience. Both cameras see the
return of several popular creative modes from previous models including
Selective Color, Miniature Effect and Easy Panorama Mode (exclusive to the
J4), but also introduce numerous new creative options for shooting both stills
and video. For still images, users can now utilize Cross Process, Toy Camera
and Creative Pallet modes, with the latter allowing users to apply effects to
a scene prior to capturing an image to help preview how it will affect the
photo. Creative Pallet is accessible through either the wheel on the back of
the Nikon 1 J4's touchscreen display or by using the multi selector on the
back of the Nikon 1 S2. Additionally, ISO Sensitivity Noise Reduction is now
available to help render amazing images when shooting at high ISO ranges by
"stacking" multiple (4) shots to help achieve clear and consistent photos even
in difficult low-light shooting scenarios. Additionally, new video-specific
options include Jump Cut, Fast Motion and Four Second Video, further expanding
on an already impressive stable of video capabilities.

Bringing Nikon 1 System Cameras to New Depths
For those who want to take the Nikon 1 System underwater, Nikon has also
introduced the new WP-N3 Waterproof Case for use with both the Nikon 1 J4
(with 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom) and Nikon 1 S2 (with 1 NIKKOR
11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6). Designed for those interested in deeper diving, without
the hassle of bringing a D-SLR, the WP-N3 is capable of operating at a depth
of 45m (approximately 147.6 ft.), allowing both new Nikon 1 offerings to
capture amazing underwater photos and HD video.

For further versatility when shooting underwater, Nikon has also announced the
SB-N10 Waterproof Speedlight, adding yet another tool to the underwater
photographer's arsenal. This new Speedlight is compatible with the WP-N1,
WP-N2 and WP-N3 waterproof cases, as well as the world's first waterproof,
shockproof and freezeproof compact interchangeable lens camera, the Nikon 1
AW1 (when using the new Fiber Optic Cable Adapter). Waterproof up to 100m
(approximately 328.1 ft.), the SB-N10 will help illuminate difficult to shoot
underwater shooting scenarios with elegance and precision.

Price and Availability
Available in May 2014, the Nikon 1 J4, kitted with the 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm
f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens, will be available in Black, White, Silver and Orange
for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $649.95*, while a kit with the 1 NIKKOR
10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR lens will also be available for $849.95* SRP.
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*

Available in June 2014, the Nikon 1 S2, kitted with the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm
f/3.5-5.6 lens, will be available in Black, White, Red and Yellow for $449.95*
SRP, while 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* SRP.
The WP-N3 Waterproof Case, SB-N10 Speedlight and Fiber Optic Cable Adapter
will be available in May 2014 with final pricing to be determined.

For more information on the latest Nikon 1 cameras and accessories as well as
other Nikon products, please visit

About Nikon
Nikon, At the Heart of the Image™. Nikon Inc. is the world leader in digital
imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally
recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for its
award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Inc.
distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics,
Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras;
35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and
recreational optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced camera with
interchangeable lens system. Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon
Inc., recently celebrated its 80th anniversary of NIKKOR optics, and announced
the production of over 85 million NIKKOR lenses in 2014, creating a new
milestone in Nikon's heritage of superior optics. For more information, dial
(800) NIKON-US or visit, which links all levels of
photographers to the Web's most comprehensive photo learning and sharing
communities. Connect with Nikon and other photographers on Facebook at and get the latest news and information from
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^1Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of May 9,
2014; based on Nikon research

^2Cameras having Wi-Fi®capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®,
iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating
system. The application can be downloaded free of charge from Google Play™ or
the Apple App Store.

For use with Android or iOS mobile devices, please refer to mobile device
compatibility and available features at
(Android) or

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iPhone, iPad and iTunes are trademarksof Apple Inc., registered in the U.S.
and other countries.
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Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. APP Store is a service mark
of Apple Inc.
Wi-Fi® and the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi

*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are
set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

All Nikon trademarks are trademarks of Nikon Corporation.

Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any
notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

SOURCE Nikon Inc.

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