Nikon's New J2 Compact System Camera and 11-27.5mm F/3.5-5.6 Lens Are AvaiIable at Henry's Camera

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Today, Henry’s Camera reported that Nikon Corporation has announced the release of the Nikon 1 J2, the latest addition to the Nikon 1 J series, advanced camera with interchangeable lenses that propose new forms of imaging expression. The J2 offers a number of improvements in design and usability.

Along with the J2, Nikon has also released the new CX-format compatible 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 2.5x standard zoom lens, which covers the 11–27.5-mm range of focal lengths (angle of view equivalent to 30–74-mm in 35-mm [135] format). The 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 is smaller and lighter than the current 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens for greater portability. It will be available in the same six colors as the J2, allowing for an integrated look for the camera and lens.

Nikon 1 cameras offer superior performance, as well as new forms of imaging expression and the enjoyment that goes along with them. In addition to the high-speed performance achieved with an advanced hybrid AF system that ensures certain capture of the intended subject under a wide variety of circumstances, Nikon 1 cameras are also equipped with Nikon's exclusive compact and lightweight Nikon 1 lens mount. The camera also enables new imaging experiences with features such as Motion Snapshot and Smart Photo Selector.

In addition to the performance achieved with previous Nikon 1 cameras, the J2 also offers a number of improvements in terms of design and usability. An elegant design utilizing metal has been adopted, and the number of colors in which the camera is available has been increased to six, allowing users better expression of personal preference and individuality. A new Creative mode has been added to the four original shooting modes available on the mode dial, allowing for easy specification of the desired shooting scenes from a total of eight options, including Night Landscape. What's more, the J2 can be turned on or off using the retractable lens barrel button on applicable lenses, and monitor visibility has been increased with adoption of a high-resolution, 921k-dot LCD monitor.

Pricing & Availability
Henry’s is proud to be among the first Canadian retailers to carry the new Nikon 1 J2 and Nikon 1 11-27mm f/3.5-5.6. The Nikon 1 J2 with 10-30mm VR lens is available in black, orange, pink, red, silver and white and will retail for $599.99. The Nikon 1 11-27mm f/3.5-5.6 is available in both black and white, and will retail for $199.99. The Nikon 1 J2 along with the new 11-27mm f/3.5-5.6 will become available in September 2012. As of today, customers may pre-order any of the Nikon 1 J2 kits or 11-2.7mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at any Henry’s retail location, on the Henry’s website, or by calling 1-800-461-7960.

About Henry’s
Henry's has long been known in the Canadian photographic industry as the source for the best and newest products, informed Imaging Experts, award-winning customer service and competitive pricing. Henry's, a family owned and operated business, first opened its doors in 1909 and has evolved into Canada's largest independent photographic and digital retailer. Henry’s camera stores carry over 15,000 products in stores across Canada, the Henry's Outlet Centre and on from such major manufacturers as Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Olympus, Sony, Pentax, Panasonic and Epson.

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