After revealing that Nikon is working on a replacement for the 1 J3 mirrorless camera, called 1 J4, the rumor mill is back with a couple of details.
Nikon has been rumored to announce a successor for the 1-series J3 camera since mid-March. A release date has not been provided at that time and the amount of leaked details has been scarce.
We have found out that it will be called Nikon 1 J4 and that it will be a CX-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, but we could not guarantee anything past this point.
Thankfully, the rumor mill is back with more information about the device as well as about a Nikkor 18-300mm lens for DX-format cameras.
A couple of Nikon 1 J4 specs leaked on the web
The Nikon 1 J4 specs list may not be such a major improvement over its predecessor. However, the new mirrorless camera will feature an LCD touchscreen compared to the 1 J3 which offers a non-touch display.
Furthermore, the shooter will offer a flash sync speed of 1/60s – this trait being available in its forerunner. Unfortunately, this is pretty much everything we know about the MILC until the rumor mill manages to put its hands on some more information.
At the time of writing this article, Amazon was selling the Nikon 1 J3 with 10-30mm and 30-110mm kit lenses for a price under $650.
Nikon to introduce 18-300mm lens for DX-format DSLR cameras during 1 J4 announcement
For some odd reason, Nikon will reveal a DX-format lens during the launch event of the 1 J4. At first, we have heard through the grapevine that this will be a 1-series optic, but the source has cleared things up by stating that we are facing a lens for cameras with an APS-C sensor.
The Japanese company is already selling an 18-300mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6. This is a “G” lens with built-in autofocus drive and it was revealed in June 2012. It is currently available for less than $1,000 at Amazon.
The source is claiming that the new product will be made from plastic in order to be lightweight. It will weigh only 550 grams / 20 ounces, lighter than the current model which weighs 810 grams / 28.5 ounces.
One odd thing about the upcoming lens is that the maximum aperture at the 300mm telephoto end will stand at f/6.3, which is 1/3 stops darker than the current version. Stick with us, more details are inbound!