Alright photo geeks. Indeed, Nikon just announced their new line of compact cameras, the “1” series. Two bodies — the V1 and the J1 — along with four lenses: a 10mm f/2.8, 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, 30-110mm f/3.8-f/5, and 10-100mm f/4.5-5.5 “power zoom” lens.
Here’s some highlighted specs on the beefier V1 in case you haven’t heard:
_12mp, CMOS sensor
_1080HD video (30, 60i frame rates…can get 60p at 720HD)
_RAW file + jpg (5 fps)
_ISO 100 – 3200, 6400 hi
_$899.95 retail price
Confession: Its no secret that I dig little cameras, and I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these!, but please note I HAVE NOT touched one of these cameras, nor been briefed in detail about them.
So.. We (I ?) knew this was coming, but rather than me spouting off about having played with the system (I can’t), or telling you what your feelings about this system should be (I won’t), I’m turning the tables on you.
What’s your take? Love, hate, indifferent? Insights?[Just a hunch, but your comments on this post – glowing or otherwise – might help inform Nikon about what your thinking.]
Link to so more info here via B&H.
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Love the super-clean design. But I would like more traditional controls, and I don’t especially need interchangeable lenses. So I am more excited by the soon-to-arrive Canon G1X with its massively bigger sensor, combined with Canon’s wonderful articulated viewfinder. I use a G-11 and am totally addicted to it for macro work, overhead shots, waist-level, reaching-over-railings, etc. and I love the physical exposure compensation controls. I just wished for a bigger sensor.
Years ago I repaired cameras for a living and came to respect Canon, Nikon and Pentax design interaction with working photographers. So I turn to them for cameras and not to a company that also makes wide-screen televisions and car stereos (sorry, Sony).
Need really fast small primes…24, 28, 35, 50 ,60(my taste) and a portrait lens….but hey, not even the DX line doesnt have a 35 or a 28mm eq lens….the D5100 is small enough but lacks some small primes…
My wife bought a V1 at the weekend, this is to replace her Olympus E20 that took a sea wave full on. We tested it against the Olympus E-P3, took pictures in the shop and on the street and printed them out there and then at the photo booth. The photographs were 50/50 between the two cameras. She bought the Nikon becasue the veiw finder was built in, was better than the Olympus addon and she always uses the view finder so it did not make sense to get the Olympus (it would also be more expensive with the add on view finder). She is very pleased with the quality of the images and the responsiveness of the camera. The only negative points are: the non-standard hot shoe – was planning on using standard Nikon flashes to share with the Nikon DSLR’s I have; and fairly limited menu options – no MyMenu, no tweeking of shutter speed for auto iso are the two that jump to mind.