Nikon is rumored to announce a 1-system ruggedized camera, which could also boast a high waterproof rating, by the end of the week.
Fall is the season when digital camera makers get really active as they have to reveal strong lineups for the holidays season. Sony, Olympus, and Fujifilm have all been fairly active in recent times, but now they will have to make room for Canon and Nikon.
Rugged Nikon 1 camera to become official this week
If Canon is said to reveal the next-generation EOS M shooters soon, then Nikon will not sit back and watch as its competitors draw all plaudits. In early September, it has been said that the manufacturer will launch a waterproof camera that will kickstart a new series of ruggedized MILCs or fixed-lens shooters.
Now, sources familiar with the matter have returned with a follow-up to that information, claiming that the rugged Nikon 1 camera is definitely an MILC and that it will be announced officially by the end of the week.
New Nikon 1 MILC faces stiff competition
As we are getting closer to the launch event, it is clear that we are looking at a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system. As the competition is pretty stiff in this department, Nikon is aiming to attract customers by providing features that are not available at its rivals.
Still, the new rugged Nikon 1 camera still has a mountain to climb, as customers have not met this format with the level of enthusiasm of the company’s DX and FX DSLRs.
This means that Nikon will have to do better than everyone else to become successful in this department. It is impossible to draw any conclusions without an actual product, but we should hear more in the following days.
Sturdy Nikon 1 shooter coming along with new lenses
Several Nikon patents have been spotted on the web a few days ago. There are several drawings which give us a glimpse of what the cameras will look like and that the new 1-inch-type sensors have been redesigned.
Moreover, the launch of the new ruggedized camera will also see the introduction of new lenses, such as 11-28mm f/3.5-5.4 VR and the 10-47mm f/2.8-7. As stated above, the official announcement will occur soon, therefore you should stay tuned for more details.