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Nikon 1 S2 camera might be unveiled sometime in May

Nikon 1 S2 camera might be unveiled sometime in May

The Nikon 1 S2 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is rumored to be unveiled officially soon as a replacement for the Nikon 1 S1 with an updated specs list.

Nikon has announced a couple of 1-series mirrorless cameras at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. Both the 1 J3 and 1 S1 have been revealed during the 2013 edition of CES as entry-level devices.

Earlier in April 2014, the Japan-based company has replaced the 1 J3 with the new Nikon 1 J4, albeit the 1 S1 replacement has not made any official appearances, yet. According to the rumor mill, the so-called Nikon 1 S2 is in development and it is coming soon to the market.

Nikon 1 S2 mirrorless camera rumored to feature 14.2-megapixel image sensor

Nikon 1 S1
Nikon 1 S1 mirrorless camera is rumored to be replaced in May by the new Nikon 1 S2.

The information that one of the world’s biggest camera makers is launching another MILC soon, comes for a very reliable source who has provided accurate details in the past.

Nikon is actively working on its new entry-level 1-series shooter, which is rumored to feature a CX-format sensor similar to the one found in the Nikon 1 AW1 undewater camera.

The 1 S2 is said to feature a 14.2-megapixel 1-inch-type sensor with 73 Phase Detection AF points as well as 135 Contrast Detection AF points.

The type of the image processor is not mentioned, but Nikon has plenty of options to choose from, such as the EXPEED 3A found in the 1 S1 and 1 AW1 or the EXPEED 4A found in the new 1 J4.

Nikon to announce the new 1 S2 sometime in May 2014

Nikon will not hold a product launch event in the few remaining days of April. Instead, the Japanese corporation will introduce the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera sometime by the end of May.

The Nikon 1 S2 release date is unknown, although the rumor mill is speculating that the device will not be released in the United States.

This is not something unheard of, as the 1 J4 is also not available for US consumers. The manufacturer has not launched this camera in the US and it is highly-unlikely that it will become available to this market in the future.

Nevertheless, the 1 S1 and the 1 J3 can both be purchased at various retailers, including Amazon, for a price around $265 with a 11-27.5mm lens and $400 with a 10-30mm lens, respectively.

Since this is just a rumor, you will have to take it with a pinch of salt and wait for more information before drawing a conclusion.

Kim Leuenberger
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