New Mirrorless Camera announcement: Nikon J2 (with official samples)
Nikon has now revealed their third-camera in their CX mirrorless camera system with its 1 inch sensor. It is the new J2, in the more entry-level of the two CX system branches! The camera will be bundled with the 10-30mm zoom lens with a starting price of $550 and a September 2012 release estimate.
Nikon has also announced the WP-N1 underwater housing that works with the J2 and the J1 as well. It is expected to come out in September with a starting price of $750 (see Adorama).
Nikon Japan has published five sample JPEGs which perhaps reveal some of the target audiences of the camera.
The J2 with the 10-30mm lens is available for pre-order for $550 in six (!) color options (orange, red, black, pink, white, silver) at Adorama and Amazon. It is also available for pre-order in a two-lens kit (10-30, 30-110; just like the inaugural models) for $800.
As a refresher, these are the most recent Nikon DSLR/iLC announcements: