Nikon on Friday launched the Nikon 1 AW1, Nikon 1 V3, and Nikon 1 J4 compact cameras in India.
While the Nikon 1 AW1 comes with a 11-27.5mm F/3.5-5.6 lens kit at Rs. 39,950, the Nikon 1 V3 and Nikon 1 J4 come with 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lenses priced at Rs. 43,950 and Rs. 24,950 respectively. The cameras are also listed on the company's India website.
The Nikon also states that the 14.2-megapixel sensor featuring AW1 camera is the first waterproof, shockproof and freeze-proof interchangeable lens camera. While it can stay underwater without any camera body for up to 15 metres, it can also absorb fall shocks from up to 2 metres and temperature as low as -10 degrees. The camera also features an Advanced Hybrid Autofocus System, which chooses the best image and records videos depending on the contrast and other settings.
The Nikon 1 V3 and Nikon 1 J4 sport 18.4-megapixel sensor along with the company's own Expeed 4A image processing engine. Both the cameras also feature wireless connectivity and can send images or videos directly to smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi. However, the wireless transfer is only available for Android-running devices. Also, the cameras are not waterproof and would need a separate waterproof case to click underwater images.
Out of the three cameras, the the Nikon 1 J4 is the lightest at 232 grams and te slimmest at 28.5mm, followed by 324 grams and 33.2mm of the Nikon 1 V3, and 356 grams with 37.5mm of Nikon 1 AW1. Detailed specifications can be found on the company listing pages of the cameras.
In September, Nikon India announced the launch of the D750 with a price tag of Rs. 1,34,450 (only body). The D750 has a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and Expeed 4 image-processing engine , same used in Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon 1 V3 compact cameras.