Nikon V1 - I've decided to buy one (selling my GH2)

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Nikon V1 - I've decided to buy one (selling my GH2)
Sep 22, 2011

I've seen enough. The innovative new features, the image quality from the samples we've seen so far on various web sites and the size...it works for me.

For me, this will be my in-between camera. At the moment the GH2 is my in-between camera. I'll be using it mostly on family trips when I don't want to lug my D700 and when my LX5 isn't good enough. I see enough Sure, I know this is not for everyone, but for me, I think it will work out great. I'm putting my 4 month old GH2 w/14-140mm up for sale to pay for the Nikon V1 kit with the 10mm f/2.8 and 10-30mm. Looking forward to it

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Re: Nikon V1 - I would buy one (if I had not bought mFT)
In reply to D200_4me, Sep 22, 2011

2 years ago, I bought into the Lumix G1, then GF1, then G2 with the adaptors to use the legacy MF lenses... slowly testing out the mirrorless waters.

If I did not buy those Panny (along with the 14-45, 45-200, 14, 20, 14-140 ... still eying the 7-14) ... I would not hesitate today getting into the Nikon 1 system. But for now, I 'd let Nikon release the lenses on their roadmap and wait for the prices to settle down first. No need to rush.

This announcement is a great step for Nikon. Many companies do great research (I am thinking of Pentax) yet never execute their R&D into finished products. Inside this Nikon 1, there are many new innovations that can be expanded up and down the Nikon lineup. As a Nikon DSLR committed, I can wait to see what the next D400, D4, D800 have ...

In the meantime, while most of the DPR posters scream and yell bloody murder and "what a disaster".. etc, I think this Nikon 1 system will sell well and will make a decent impact in the market ... the crowd Nikon aims at is not the DPR techno-savvy folks like us... They are the average folks who simply want a good enough camera that is not "sooo slow" and have enough flexibility to grow, yet not so ready or is too intimidated by the big DSLR's.

Nikon is not so stupid as the nay-sayers think.

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Re: Nikon V1 - I would buy one (if I had not bought mFT)
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Gotta love the attitude here........ I am selling my crappy camera so I can buy a good one. Anyone want to buy my crappy camera for a over inflated price?
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Nikon is quite stupid in its prosumer camera
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Escaping wrote:

Nikon is not so stupid as the nay-sayers think.

P7000 is a good example.

I don't feel surprise if Nikon will be stupid once more.

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I agree, if they can get this good of an image from that small of a sensor, then the replacements for the D700 will be really special.

This announcement is a great step for Nikon. Many companies do great research (I am thinking of Pentax) yet never execute their R&D into finished products. Inside this Nikon 1, there are many new innovations that can be expanded up and down the Nikon lineup. As a Nikon DSLR committed, I can wait to see what the next D400, D4, D800 have ...

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Escaping wrote:

They are the average folks who simply want a good enough camera that is not "sooo slow" and have enough flexibility to grow, yet not so ready or is too intimidated by the big DSLR's.

But do these average folks understand the advantage of interchangeable lenses? And are they willing to carry around 2 or 3 extra lenses? If not, and they're only going to use one lens on the camera, why not buy a fixed-lens one? If they want interchangeable lenses, and are willing to deal with carrying several, I don't see them as 'average folks' so far as their photography is concerned.

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GH2 a crappy camera? I think that's going to be a surprise to a lot of folks, including ones as knowledgeable as Thom Hogan.

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In reply to D200_4me, Sep 22, 2011

Not too sure what the urgency is. I'd use the GH2 till the second generation, V2 or whatever, comes out and the kinks are worked out. It's not like your GH2 is obsolete.

D200_4me wrote:

I've seen enough. The innovative new features, the image quality from the samples we've seen so far on various web sites and the size...it works for me.

For me, this will be my in-between camera. At the moment the GH2 is my in-between camera. I'll be using it mostly on family trips when I don't want to lug my D700 and when my LX5 isn't good enough. I see enough Sure, I know this is not for everyone, but for me, I think it will work out great. I'm putting my 4 month old GH2 w/14-140mm up for sale to pay for the Nikon V1 kit with the 10mm f/2.8 and 10-30mm. Looking forward to it

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Escaping wrote:

They are the average folks who simply want a good enough camera that is not "sooo slow" and have enough flexibility to grow, yet not so ready or is too intimidated by the big DSLR's.

But do these average folks understand the advantage of interchangeable lenses? And are they willing to carry around 2 or 3 extra lenses? If not, and they're only going to use one lens on the camera, why not buy a fixed-lens one? If they want interchangeable lenses, and are willing to deal with carrying several, I don't see them as 'average folks' so far as their photography is concerned.

Who makes a fixed lens, zoom camera, with a sensor significantly larger than that used in most P&S's? Off hand, I can't think of anyone.

I would bet that the vast majority of entry level DSLR users only use one or two lenses as well, and Canon and Nikon have done well selling to them. Meanwhile, no one besides Sony has produced an APS-C, fixed lens zoom to go after that market. And even then, the R-1 was quite expensive at the time.

Based on the success of entry level DSLRs, I'm guessing that people stepping up from a P&S like the idea of being able to use another lens, and most likely it would be a telephoto zoom for the zoo and sports.

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I plan to buy the V1, it's just what I've been waiting for, small, light and has a viewfinder.

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In reply to D200_4me, Sep 22, 2011

For me, this will be my in-between camera. At the moment the GH2 is my in-between camera. I'll be using it mostly on family trips when I don't want to lug my D700 and when my LX5 isn't good enough.

If you are looking for a reason to spend money on new toys because you want to play than be true about it. Otherwise there is no reason in owning an "in-between" camera between a DSLR and compact. Its just one more disposable digital thing in a household full of it.

Will it help you - or anyone - to improve photographically? I have my doubts...

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wich advantage for V1 lens????
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wich advantage????? a 27mm F2.8 lens????? for what you will change a F3.5 zoom to a f2.8 lens or a longest SLOW tele????

there are a lot of prosumer cameras with all in one zoom much more faster then also the f2.8 lens

anyway i m sure in Sony (nex department) and panasonic (m43 department) they are laughing so strong that their belly still is hurting...when they saw the 27mm plastic f2.8 pancake....

anyway P6000 and P7000 never had a sales level more then 0,05% then the G10/G11/G12 Canon cameras...this say a lot about how nikon is strong intihs field..

But do these average folks understand the advantage of interchangeable lenses? And are they willing to carry around 2 or 3 extra lenses? If not, and they're only going to use one lens on the camera, why not buy a fixed-lens one? If they want interchangeable lenses, and are willing to deal with carrying several, I don't see them as 'average folks' so far as their photography is concerned.

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Bizzare decision, if that is true.
In reply to D200_4me, Sep 22, 2011

Nikon 1 is clearly inferior to m43 in everything of importance.

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In reply to Poweruser, Sep 23, 2011

Everyone has their own way of looking at things. For me, I sometimes use the LX5 when we go on a little family trip, but I take the GH2 when I want better video and a longer zoom...and better image quality. If I want the very best quality and I don't mind the size and weight, I take my D700. That's just how I go about things. The Nikon 1 'for me' is close enough to image quality and video quality of the GH2. Close enough that I'm willing to take the leap and buy one. I don't like throwing away money and I will indeed take some of a hit when selling my GH2 (which I plan to put on ebay this evening), but my GH2 is in mint condition and I've had good luck getting a very reasonable price form any used camera I sell on there.

Anyway, the image quality and the new innovative features of the Nikon 1 is enough to convince me to buy one as my middle camera (in between my D700 and LX5).

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Poweruser wrote:

For me, this will be my in-between camera. At the moment the GH2 is my in-between camera. I'll be using it mostly on family trips when I don't want to lug my D700 and when my LX5 isn't good enough.

If you are looking for a reason to spend money on new toys because you want to play than be true about it. Otherwise there is no reason in owning an "in-between" camera between a DSLR and compact. Its just one more disposable digital thing in a household full of it.

Will it help you - or anyone - to improve photographically? I have my doubts...

The lie is from Nikon he is just buying into it.

I have D7000 and was waiting for it. However, back to Sony NEX 5n or 7 which are not between but right on at the same size with APS-C sensor.
I will wait for another month to see APS-C mirrorles Nikon with Sony sensor.
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"I will wait for another month to see APS-C mirrorles Nikon with Sony sensor."

Ain't gonna happen. Not in a month, anyway.

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In reply to Poweruser, Sep 23, 2011

I agree that the purchase of the Nikon 1 doesn't make much sense.

But I deplore calling someone a liar because they happen to see a camera purchase differently from you.
It's far past time for civility to be restored to these forums.

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Poweruser wrote:

For me, this will be my in-between camera. At the moment the GH2 is my in-between camera. I'll be using it mostly on family trips when I don't want to lug my D700 and when my LX5 isn't good enough.

If you are looking for a reason to spend money on new toys because you want to play than be true about it. Otherwise there is no reason in owning an "in-between" camera between a DSLR and compact. Its just one more disposable digital thing in a household full of it.

Will it help you - or anyone - to improve photographically? I have my doubts...

+1, it's just people addicted to buying the newest camera.. to be sure it will be sold within the next 12 months for the next camera out.

You may need both models, just in case it's bright outside, outherwise, stick with the non VF model for indoor shots. Also think about if one of them breaks whilst on holiday, probably best to get a couple of each just in case, you never know when you need a back-up and no sense in wasting a whole trip.

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In reply to SantaFeBill, Sep 23, 2011

I agree, its his money and his decission. Bad form to knock a personal choice here.

Personally, I wasn't seriously looking for an in between HQ compact...that is until I began reading about the V1. All the features it offers and interchangeable lenses make it quite appealing. That and what I really want to see; that tiny 2"x2.3" Speedlight! Talk about cool.

Geeze. Now I sound like every other soft brained gearhead here. Sorry.

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In reply to Hawaiian Punch, Sep 23, 2011

And the Nikon 1 is TWICE as fast at processing as the D3. The minor details about this camera are getting more and more interesting. There's an interview with the lead Nikon engineer over on the IR web site that discusses the new processor, etc. Imagine how fast the new D4 or whatever replaces the D3 will be. Technology is getting better and better

Anyway, if people want to be rude about my decision, that's fine....it's the internet after all. I doubt people go into camera stores and tell the guy standing next to them, hey you're a moron for buying that camera!...wise up, you fool! LOL Amazing how bold the internet makes people. I don't fault anyone for their camera buying decisions and I'm not sure why others get on here and have such strong opinions about a new camera release. It's just a camera, people. If you don't want it, wait for another one that you do want. There are many to choose from.

Geez...it's almost getting like the Canon forum over here LOL

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