Nikon 1 S1 and J3 addition coverage

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It has been a week since the announcement of thew new Nikon 1 S1 and J3 mirrorless cameras. Here is some additional coverage from around the Web:

There's no main mode dial to worry about. The S1 feels rather like a compact camera in many respects, and if you do want to adjust settings then there are six main tiles that cover shooting modes, playback, special shooting modes, movie capture, image processing and set-up options. /Pocket-lint

Further changes can be found elsewhere in the Nikon J3's firmware. The unusual Motion Snapshot function -- which creates a brief slow-motion, high definition movie clip followed with a still frame from the action -- now records a longer initial video clip. The J3 also now offers a Slow View function, seen previously in the Nikon V2. /Imaging-resource

Sneak peak of the Nikon 1 J3 and S1 TVC shoot in Australia:

Nikon 1 J3 and S1 hands-on videos:

If you are still wondering what are the differences between the J2 that was announced five months ago and the new Nikon 1 J3, hopefully this table will help (J3 improvements in red):

Nikon 1 J3 Nikon 1 J2
Effective Pixels 14.2million 10.1million
Sensor Size 13.2mmx8.8mm 13.2mmx8.8mm
File Format Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control Standard
Neutral
Vivid
Monochrome
Portrait
Landscape
Selected Picture Control can be modified
User-customizable Settings
Standard
Neutral
Vivid
Monochrome
Portrait
Landscape
Selected Picture Control can be modified
User-customizable Settings
Storage Media SD
SDHC
SDXC
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Card Slot 1 Secure Digital (SD) 1 Secure Digital (SD)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 15frames per second with AF; 30/60 fps with focus locked on first frame 5 frames per second10, 30 or 60 fps using Electronic (Hi) shutter
ISO Sensitivity 160-6400 100-3200
6400
Focus Modes Auto (AF)
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Full-time Servo (AF-F)
Manual Focus (MF)
Auto (AF)
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Full-time Servo (AF-F)
Manual Focus (MF)
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
White Balance Auto
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
Preset Manual
Underwater
All except preset manual with fine tuning
Auto
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
Preset Manual
All except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie HD: 1920 x 1080/60i
HD: 1920 x 1080/30p
HD: 1280 x 720/60p
HD: 1280 x 720/30p
Slow-motion: 640 x 240/400fps
Slow-motion: 320 x 120/1200fps
Motion Snapshot: 1920 x 1080/60p (plays at 24p)
Audio file format: ACC
Movie file format: MOV
HD: 1920 x 1080/60i
HD: 1920 x 1080/30p
HD: 1280 x 720/60p
Slow-motion: 640 x 240/400fps
Slow-motion: 320 x 120/1200fps
Motion Snapshot: 1920 x 1080/60p (plays at 24p)
Audio file format: ACC
Movie file format: MOV
Monitor Size 3.0in. diagonal 3.0in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 921,000Dots 921,000Dots
Monitor Type TFT-LCD with brightness adjustment TFT-LCD with brightness adjustment
Battery / Batteries EN-EL20 Lithium-ion Battery EN-EL20 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 220shots (CIPA) 220shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5C Power Supply Connector
EH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5C Power Supply Connector
Approx. Dimensions Width4.0in.(101mm)
Height2.4in.(60.5mm)
Depth1.1in.(28.8mm)
Width4.2in.(106mm)
Height2.4in.(61mm)
Depth1.2in.(29.8mm)
Approx. Weight 7.1oz. (201g)
camera body only
8.4oz. (238g)
camera body only
 Price $596.95  546.95 

Another difference, that is not officially mentioned anywhere by Nikon, is that the new Nikon 1 J3 and S1 cameras do not have an anti-aliasing (AA) filter.

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