Nikon Announces Expanded Nikon 1 System with New S1 Camera

Nikon Announces Expanded Nikon 1 System with New S1 Camera


Melville, NY—Nikon announced the Nikon 1 S1 compact interchangeable-lens camera, which offers enhanced speed and performance over previous system models. The camera also permits users to transfer images to smart devices using an optional WU-1b wireless mobile adapter, and shoot beneath the waves with the WP-N2 underwater case.

“With today’s announcement of the Nikon 1 J3, Nikon 1 S1, 1 Nikkor VR 6.7–13mm lens and 1 Nikkor VR 10–100mm lens, Nikon continues to demonstrate our commitment to developing and expanding the Nikon 1 system for creative shooters looking to step up from their compact digital cameras,” said Bo Kajiwara, vice president of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “Similar to previous Nikon 1 system cameras, the compact yet powerful J3 and S1 offer stunning image quality, quick performance, incredibly fast shooting speeds, user-friendly modes and controls, as well as the ability to wirelessly share and transfer images when paired with the WU-1b wireless mobile adapter.”

The Nikon 1S1’s 10.1MP CX-format CMOS sensor pairs with Nikon’s Expeed 3A image processor to deliver high-quality images and HD video even in challenging lighting. For more low-light capabilities there are ISO 100–6400 settings, a bright 3.0-inch LCD and a flash that can go off automatically or be manually popped up. 

Also featured is a fast hybrid autofocus system with a 73-point AF array that helps ensure precise focus even when capturing fast-moving subjects. Add to that an 80-millisecond release time and burst shooting at 15 fps with continuous AF.

The camera provides auto mode, creative mode, advanced movie, motion snapshot and best moment capture mode. In creative mode, shooters can utilize full manual exposure controls (PSAM) as well as selective color, miniature, soft, night landscape, backlighting and night portrait modes.

An advanced movie mode enables the simultaneous shooting of Full HD video and high-res stills, with full manual exposure controls. And, slow motion movies at 400 fps and 1,200 fps can be captured, while enhanced motion snapshot mode provides the option of capturing a short, slow motion movie sequence plus to a single photo.

With best moment capture mode, shooters can explore slow view; when the shutter button is pressed halfway down once focus is achieved, the S1 captures live action (1.33 seconds) while the view of the subject is displayed five times slower than normal (6.66 seconds) on the LCD. This gives users more opportunities to capture the perfect moment. With smart photo selector, shooters can capture 15 shots with a press of the shutter button and the camera identifies the five best. 

The Nikon 1 S1 with an 11–27.5mm lens ships this month for $499.95. It will be offered in white, black, red, pink and khaki.