Nikon 1 J5 is once again rumored to be announced in the near future, but this time the rumor mill says that the mirrorless camera will be capable of recording 4K videos.
Nikon has registered several cameras on the websites of Russian and Indonesian regulatory agencies. Most of these models have been introduced officially with the exception of the 1 J5 mirrorless camera and the D7200 DSLR.
Both units are still expected to show up soon, but it seems like the mirrorless unit is coming first. When it becomes official, the 1 J4 replacement will allegedly come with 4K video recording support, according to a trusted source.
Nikon 1 J5 4K mirrorless camera rumored to become official within a few weeks
Nikon was supposed to reveal the 1 J4 successor before the start of the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015. However, the event is over and the 1 J5 has not been unveiled.
Sources are inviting the company’s fans to remain calm and to wait for this new model a little longer, as it is on its way. In order to make the wait worthwhile, it appears that this shooter will be a 4K video recording camera.
It is not the first time the Japan-based company has been rumored to launch a 4K camera, but this could be the first time it turns out to be true.
So far, the company’s representatives have said that they are considering to add 4K support into their cameras, but doing so “puts a load on the equipment”. Moreover, they said that the manufacturer is not looking to remove it from its cameras and that it wants to provide the best features without any performance compromises.
Aptina’s 1-inch-type sensors have been capable of shooting 4K videos for a long time
Most 1-inch-type CMOS image sensors found in Nikon 1 series cameras are made by Aptina. The sensor maker has revealed several such units that can record 4K videos, so this is the reason why photographers have been adamant about this feature.
The sensor found in the 1 J4 offers speedy features when coupled with Nikon’s EXPEED 4A processor. The mirrorless camera comes with a 171-point autofocus system and a continuous shooting mode of up to 20fps with continuous AF. Moreover, in single AF mode, the camera shoots up to 60fps.
Its video capabilities are not too shabby either, as it can record 720p HD movies at up to 120fps. Nevertheless, the 1 J4 will be trounced by the Nikon 1 J5 4K mirrorless camera soon, so stay tuned for more details!