Nikon Makes A Splash With New Underwater Photography Gear, 400mm Lens And Two New Mirrorless Camera Upgrades

Nikon-logoNew Delhi, India, May 18, 2014: Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, now has available for pre-order Nikon’s new higher-resolution versions of its starter and mid-range mirrorless compact cameras, the Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon 1 S2; the new pro-level Nikon AFF-S-NIKKOR 400mm photo lens and a converter for its DSLRs; and new underwater photography gear for the Nikon 1 camera series.

Pro 400mm Lens, Extender Launch

Aimed at the professional sports photography market, the new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is lighter and more rugged than its predecessor. The maximum aperture delivers a stunning bokeh. Its low-light capabilities are increased by four stops thanks to an advanced Nikon VR technology.

The new 400mm lens features a new mode specifically for shooting sports and action. The specialized electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism achieves consistent exposures when shooting at high frame rates. The lens’s autofocus can be overridden by spinning the lens barrel to change focus manually.

The Nikon 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera

The mid-range Nikon 1 J4 replaces the J3 as the beginner-to-enthusiast level compact, interchangeable lens solution. The slightly smaller J4 boasts a new, higher-resolution sensor and faster image processing engine, more AF focusing points for faster focus, a high-resolution touchscreen LCD monitor, and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.

New and updated features:

18.4MP sensor

Expeed 4A image-processing engine

171 focus areas with 105 center areas supporting phase detection

Slow motion video up to 120fps at 720p

Built-in Wi-Fi

Three-inch, 1037k dot touchscreen LCD

The Nikon 1 J4 supports microSD, MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC formats

Nikon 1 S2 Mirrorless Digital Camera
The second-generation Nikon 1 S2 is designed to capture the action. The new Nikon 1 S2 features a higher-resolution sensor and a faster image-processing engine than its predecessor, the Nikon S1. It also offers an expanded ISO range and supports the microSD format.

New and Improved Features:

14.2MP, one-inch CX Format CMOS sensor

Expeed 4A image-processing engine

ISO range 200-12,800

RAW and JPEG still image capture

Matrix, center-weighted and spot metering

Up to 60fps burst rate

Video up to 1080/60p

Up to 10 still images while recording video

Wi-Fi via WU-1a adapter

Three-inch, 460k dot resolution LCD monitor

Underwater Flash, Housing for Nikon 1 Cameras

Nikon has added underwater capabilities to its two lower-end cameras. The Nikon WP-N3 is an underwater housing unit for scuba diving with the Nikon 1 J4 or Nikon 1 S2, taking it down to a depth of 147 feet (the AW1 can be submerged to 49 feet). The housing can accommodate the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lenses, and allows users to capture underwater stills and videos.

Nikon is also offering the new Nikon 1 SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight, an underwater flash that can be taken as deep as 328 feet. It has a guide number of 92 feet at ISO 100, making it very powerful for deep dives. A new underwater bracket (SK-N10A) and fiber-optic cable let you work with camera and flash as a single unit.

Pricing and Pre-Order Information

The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens is available for 11,999.95 USD.

The Nikon 1 J4 is available in Black, Orange, Silver and White for 596.95 USD with the 10-30mm kit lens; it is also available in kits with the 30-110mm and/or the 10-100mm zoom lens for 846.00 – 1,046.95 USD.

The Nikon 1 S2 is available in Black, Red, White and Yellow with the 11-27.5mm kit lens for 445.95 USD at Adorama.

The Nikon WP-N3 waterproof underwater housing for scuba diving with the Nikon 1 J4 or Nikon 1 S2 retails at 646.95 USD.

The Nikon SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight for Nikon WP-N1, WP-N2, WP-N3 Waterproof Housings retails at 746.95 USD.

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