Cancelled my FZ1000 order for now.

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Vandyu
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Re: Nikon 1 V3 has Phase detect.
In reply to phazelag, 5 months ago

I'm not sure that Nikon wants to be competitive. For years they have produced superzoom cameras that cannot compare with the Panasonic FZ lineup. My impression is that they make a product to have something to offer friends and relatives of Nikon DSLR owners. I have owned Nikon cameras for years (DSLRs) and when I was looking for a superzoom, I considered all brands and wound up with the FZ150 after owning an FZ20 several years ago. Occasionally I get excited by Nikon's advanced P&S models, but when I read the reviews, that fades away.

phazelag wrote:

Lab D wrote:

Looks like another wish list turned rumor.

As for a an RX10 II, The 1 inch sensor has not changed much and none have PDAF pxiels to compete with the FZ1000 DFD. IF they increase the focal length the lens will get a lot larger or aperture smaller. Worst of all Sony has a habit of raising prices or keep price points the same (if new features are added especially) so expect another $1300 IF one ever comes which it may not for a while. I doubt they will add 4K soon because they are still trying to sell the AX100 for $2000.

I think if Nikon wants to be competitive the will put the same 1 inch sensor from the V3 in this camera. It has Phase detect and the reports say its pretty fast.

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