V1/J1 vs D40x/60/3k

Started Jan 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
Ralph Smeets
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Re: V1/J1 vs D40x/60/3k
In reply to fastlass, Jan 23, 2012

After a trip into the mountains two weeks ago my back, as well as my wife, told me that I should have something much lighter to bring with me. So I started to look at all those different ILC-camera's. As I have a Nikon D7000 I also looked at the V1 and J1. The J1 has no EVF, no accessori port and no mechanical shutter, so no J1. The V1 is a good candidate, but the price...... Especially if you want to have at 250mm of reach. So I finally decided to buy a Tamron 18-270 VC PZD superzoom. It's as big as the 18-105 VR from Nikon, so mounted on the D7000 it makes a small enought package to bring everywhere. Image quality is superzoom image quality, but hey, I would be giving up on quality anyway with a V1

Given the price of a V1, a D5100 and the Tamron, I bet you can get the D5100+Tamron for the same price as a V1+10-30+30-110!

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Nikon 1 V1 Olympus E-M1 Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 +12 more
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