I'm debating: Micro Four Thirds or Nikon 1 system? Locked

Started Jun 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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David Banner
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Re: I'm debating: Micro Four Thirds or Nikon 1 system?
In reply to Mahmoud Mousef, Jul 2, 2013

FT-1 adapter is big, and so are the lenses that attach to it. If you want a small camera, you negate much of it with this, in my opinion.

True, but I wouldn't take those on a day trip or traveling.  One use of FT1 would be to use my Sigma 50-150 2.8 lens for equestrian competitions.  That would be nice.  I used a friend's 100-300 IS (Canon) and it was nice to have more zoom.  That's a nice advantage of the Nikon 1 system.  Also it'd be nice to use the sigma 30 1.4 and nikon 85 1.4 for example if I want to do HD video (dance recital).

which would allow me to use my Nikon cameras. I don't know if this is possible with 4/3. So I'm leaning a bit towards the Nikon 1 but I'm still researching it and I'd love to get some feedback from the 4/3 crowd.

I have experience with the V1. Love the electronic shutter. Love the high-speed captures. Pic quality is surprisingly good (for the sensor size), but I prefer the quality I get from (ye olde) 16MP Panasonic Micro Four Thirds (along with the far better fast access to common controls).

But need I mention how much I love the electronic shutter and fast captures of the Nikon V1? No compatibility with current flashguns on the new accessory port is a big no-no to me though.

So far I think this has been constructive and people have presented the advantages and disadvantages of each system.  It's a tough decision.

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