Nikon 1 V2 Mirrorless Camera Announced

Nikon’s first entry into the mirrorless camera realm has finally got its first round of evolution with the announcement of the new Nikon 1 V2.  The new V2 has a beefier handgrip, a new mode dial and an pop-up flash. The Sensor has been upgraded to a super high-speed AF 14.25-megapixel CMOS sensor (up from 10.1 megapixels on the V1) coupled with a new Expeed 3A image processor.

Burst mode now runs up to 15fps with continuous AF. If you switch on the V2’s electronic shutter you can obtain speeds up to 60fps. The V2 features a new hybrid autofocus system which combines 73 phase-detection AF points and 135 contrast-detection AF points which promises faster shooting performance.

Along with the V2 announcement, Nikon has also introduced a new SB-N7 speedlight for the Nikon 1 system. Featuring a 120-degree tilting flash head, photographers can bounce the flash off walls to reduce the harsh effects of direct flash. It is powered by AAA batteries and available in black and white.

Nikon 1 V2 specifications:

  • New 14.25-megapixel CMOS sensor ( CX-format, 1-inch)
  • Improved Expeed 3A image processor
  • ISO 160 to 6,400
  • Hybrid AF: 73 phase-detection AF points, 135 contrast-detection AF points
  • 1080p full-HD video recording
  • 1,440k-dot electronic viewfinder
  • 3-inch, 920k-dot display
  • 1/4000 to 30 seconds shutter speeds, 1/250 flash sync speed
  • 337g (body only, with battery and memory card)

The Nikon 1 V2 is expected to ship in November. Pricing has not been announced yet


Kerry Garrison lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife and two dogs. With 10 years of experience shooting products and 5 years of experience in the wedding industry, Kerry brings a good deal of technical know-how and can explain topics in easy-to-understand terms.

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