During this year’s International CES show, the good folks at DPReview had a chat with Nikon’s Tetsuya Yamamoto, revealing some interesting news regarding the opinion-provoking V1 and J1 mirrorless cameras.
The general manager of the company’s Imaging Division Development Headquarters kicked the interview off stating the V1 and J1′s sensor is indeed “capable” of 2K and 4K video, with the hopes of incorporating the functionality in a future iteration. Quite a revelation if I do say so myself.
Yamamoto went on to discuss plans for improving the 1-series’ hybrid AF system, which switches between contrast detection and phase detection autofocus based on available light. At the moment this process is automatic, but in a change that would be V1 specific, a option to select a mode manually might become available. Continuing on the AF front, It was also said that to improve the speed of phase detection autofocus from the sensor, lenses need to be “faster.” So, it goes without saying, expect to see some large aperture(d) but small-sized lenses in the foreseeable future.
Also “in the works” for the 1-series are in-camera RAW editing, in-camera effects, and options to customize auto ISO settings.
Digital Photography Review’s full interview with Tetsuya Yamamoto can be found HERE.