Nikon 1 pro model a ‘possibility’

Canon vs Nikon: compact system cameras

Nikon has not ruled out the possibility of a more advanced version of its Nikon 1 compact system cameras, to include more manual control.

Speaking to our sister website TechRadar, Jeremy Gilbert, UK marketing manager for Nikon UK, said: “We are listening and trying to feedback what we hear. It’s mostly journalists and high-end photographers who would like us to produce one, but whether we should or not is a different matter.”

“A pro version would be quite nice,” Gilbert added, “But ultimately, we want pros to be buying our DSLRs, so while it would be pretty nice to have within the market, it’s so niche that I’m not sure it would help us to be the number one brand.”

The Nikon V1 and Nikon J1 were announced in September 2011, with the J1 going on to become the biggest selling compact system camera.

Read the full interview on TechRadar.