There's a lot going on that makes it fantastic. It shoots video and photos simultaneously, without interrupting video — even at 1080p. Nikon's saying it's got the world's fastest autofocus. A new Motion Snapshot combines photo and video seamlessly — snap a photo, and it shoots a second a video simultaneously at 60fps. When you hit play, it spools out 2.5 seconds of slow-motion video at 24fps. Speaking of slow-motion, it records at 600fps at its super slowest.
Vital details for camera nerds:
• 10.1-megapixel CX sensor
• dual-core Expeed 3 sensor
• Nikon 1 lens mount system
There's two models, both out on Oct. 20 — the J1 is $US650 and the more heavyweight V1 is $US900. Nikon hasn't confirmed Australian pricing, but we'll let you know as soon as we find out.