As a teenager, Flynn had appeared in an episode of his father's television show, The Errol Flynn Theatre as well as several films, but grew tired of acting and tried his hand at being a safari guide in Kenya and a sing, eventually turning to photojournalism.
Finally firing a salvo against the massive, market-stealing success of mirrorless Sony NEX and Olympus/Panasonic Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras, Nikon has released the “Nikon 1” system, a range of mirrorless, interchangeable-lens cameras that are no larger than their point-and-shoot cousins. Both are equipped with a 10.1 megapixel “CX”-size sensor (13.2mm by 8.8mm) that is both significantly smaller and lower-resolution than the Sony NEX and MFT competition, and apparently the world’s fastest (73-point! The V1, which is the higher-range and more expensive (9) offering, has a viewfinder, mechanical shutter, no built-in flash, and a hot shoe for external flash or GPS.
Most importantly, though, the V1 and J1 will support Nikon’s entire range of Nikkor F-mount lenses.
You will need an adaptor of course (Mount Adaptor FT1 — pictured above), and this glorious piece of adaptic optics doesn’t yet have a release date or price…
The J1 (9) doesn’t have a viewfinder (you have to use the three-inch display), has an electrical shutter, and no hot shoe — but it does have a pop-up flash.
Both cameras will come with 10-30mm kit lens when they’re released on October 20.