Is the N1 the action/wildlife kit for me?

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Is the N1 the action/wildlife kit for me?
4 months ago

I've been trying to balance system(s) to fit my photography needs for a bit now.  I'm a wounded warrior with now limited arm strength.  I've found myself lately wanting to get more wildlife shots (prairie dogs/burrowing owls/etc).  I'm also finding that my youngest boy is getting interested in sports (both inside and outside).

I started out with film D-SLRs and then had a D40 for quite a while.  I started to look for a lighter camera rig as my arms began to tire quickly using my D40 (even with the cheap kit lenses I had). My journey has gone from a short stint with an OM-D E-M5 that was returned (defective) to a Fuji X Pro 1 that I love but can't keep up with long/fast shots to getting another DSLR (Canon T4i) and resigning myself to the weight.

The someone suggested the Nikon 1 system to take a look.  It seems to hit a lot of the boxes.  I know that high iso performance could be a problem and I have to consider that.  I'm not as concerned about DOF so much.

As I try to weight the Nikon 1's, it seems to boiled down to AF speed and image quality.  So just how good are these?

Bonus question: the S1 is the least expensive 'buy-in' to the system; will it give me a good taste of what the system can do before investing more heavily into a V2/V3 and lenses?

 Texchappy's gear list:Texchappy's gear list
Fujifilm X-Pro1 Canon EOS 650D Fujifilm XF 18mm F2 R Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro +3 more
Canon EOS 650D (EOS Rebel T4i / EOS Kiss X6i) Fujifilm X-Pro1 Nikon 1 V2 Nikon D40 Olympus OM-D E-M5
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