Nikon V1 and J1: the new mirrorless cameras from Nikon

Started Sep 9, 2011 | Discussions thread
JesperMP
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Re: Nikon V1 and J1: the new mirrorless cameras from Nikon
In reply to The Skipper, Sep 12, 2011

The Skipper wrote:

Anastigmat wrote:

SkiHound wrote:

Cameras like the S95 and LX5 are popular 2nd cameras for folks who usually shoot with dSLRs. So I think size becomes a real design parameter.

Yes, size is important, but so is sensor size. Otherwise, why bother with mirrorless cameras if the sensor is the same as the fixed lens compacts?

The alleged Nikon sensor is 183% larger (area-wise) than that used in the S95/LX5.

Exactly. It is a new class of sensors that may be an acceptable compromise for many. I have an S95, but could be in the market for a really small camera with significantly better IQ.

The lens selection is really disappointing though. It is like NEX all over again. I would be all over this camera if there was a 35mm and 50mm equivalent, with an f2.0 aperture or better.
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