In efforts to bolster an honestly unimpressive 1 series, Nikon have unveiled 2 additions to the family in the form of the Nikon J3 and S1. Pushing up the lower-end of mirrorless cameras, the J3 and S1 feature 14.1MP and 10.1MP respectively as well as quite a few features from their older siblings. Fitted with a borderline overkill 73-Point AF and 15fps still shooting, on paper the J3 and S1 look to blow everyone away with the most accurate which will make machine gun photographers happy as well. Not much separates the J3 and S1 aside from the resolution, the other factors are a simple panorama mode as well as the base ISO difference of a mere 60.
According to Engadget, the pricing is as follows:
Both new bodies ship in February, when the S1 will lower the 1 system’s entry price to $500 with an 11-27.5mm lens, and the J3 will have a suitably in-between price of $600 with 10-30mm optics. The shooters will soon be joined by new lenses and accessories, as well. A 6.7-13mm (18-35mm equivalent), f/3.5-5.6 wide-angle lens and a 10-100mm (27-270mm equivalent) f/4-5.6 telephoto zoom don’t have definitive release dates, but should respectively cost $500 and $550. Scuba divers who want a J3 or S1 for their excursions will also get a WP-N2 underwater case in February, albeit at a $750 price that’s more expensive than the cameras themselves.