Well, I was hoping it wouldn’t happen, but Nikon has indeed announced a lackluster revision to the Nikon 1 J1 and kit lens.
While the addition of P/A/S/M controls does address one of my gripes about the 1-series, that’s not a lot of improvement for a whole year. The new kit lens has a very similar focal range to the existing 10-30mm, but in a much more compact size. That’s great but not enough to buy a new lens.
I’m really hoping that this is just a volley of boring shit to get out of the way before the good stuff comes out at Photokina next month. Fingers crossed for some new lenses!