Yesterday the Dutch website Digitfoto posted sketches of a camera design Nikon has patented a while back. By the looks of it, it seems to be either a beefed up J-series camera or a cut down V-series camera.
The sketches show a camera with three, possibly four dials, eight buttons, an integrated flash, a Nikon 1 proprietary accessory shoe, BUT without an EVF. In other words, this is a camera with too many dials and buttons (= manual control) for a J-series camera, but without the EVF typical of V-series cameras. It is also odd that there is no standard flash hot-shoe, considering that according to the latest rumors the V3 was supposed to have a standard flash hot-shoe. Furthermore this camera has a vertical dial on the front, also found on the Nikon Df, which is a camera aimed at photography purists and loaded with manual controls.
If you ask me, forgoing an EVF is a terrible decision considering the amount of manual control and the target market of this camera.
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