After the recent Nikon 1 S2 rumors, an inside source is now claiming that the company will hold a product launch event on May 15 in order to launch its new mirrorless camera.
Towards the end of April 2014, Nikon has been rumored to reveal a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The device in question is said to be the 1 S1 replacement and will go on sale under the name of 1 S2.
The rumor mill is back with a follow-up that mentions the Japan-based company’s intention of holding an announcement event on May 15 with the Nikon 1 S2 as its main attraction.
Nikon 1 S2 launch date scheduled for May 15, the rumor mill says
Highly-trusted sources have received word that Nikon will hold a special event on May 15. This falls in line with the recent rumors that the company is expected to reveal the 1 S2 MILC in the near future.
As a result, we can only think that the May 15 show is aimed at introducing the new 1-series mirrorless camera. Nevertheless, the Japanese manufacturer may choose to introduce the two recently-rumored Coolpix cameras, called P700
Still, the Nikon 1 S2 will be the star of the event, albeit the mirrorless camera could become available only in Japan, as the US and European consumers are reluctant when it comes to taking photos with mirrorless shooters.
Nikon 1 S2 specs list to include 14.2-megapixel sensor
It is worth reminding that the Nikon 1 S2 specs list will include a 14.2-megapixel 1-inch-type image sensor. The same sensor has been seen before in the 1 AW1 mirrorless camera that can capture photos underwater.
Additionally, the 1 S1 replacement will sport a hybrid autofocus system that includes a total of 73 Phase Detection AF points and 135 Contrast Detection AF points.
Unfortunately, these are all the details provided by the rumor mill. Although they are only a few, we should still take them with a pinch of salt and wait for the actual Nikon 1 S2 launch date before drawing a conclusion.
About the Nikon 1 S1
Nikon has launched its low-end 1-series mirrorless camera at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. The 1 S1 sports a 10.1-megapixel image sensor with an ISO sensitivity range between 100 and 6,400.
The shooter is packing an EXPEED 3A image processor and a 3-inch LCD screen on the back. It is capable of shooting full HD movies as well as up to 15fps in continuous shooting mode.
Amazon is selling the Nikon 1 S1 for a price of $265 that includes a 11-27.5mm lens providing a 35mm equivalent of 30-75mm.