Larger pixels would be much better for light-gathering than wider apertures. Imagine how high an ISO you could get away with on a 5Mp 1" sensor. Or a 5Mp FF sensor, for that matter.
Simon97: On my CX format wish list is a 13mm f/2 (35mm equiv.) and a 150mm f/4 (405mm equiv.) to give some tele reach without adapters.
No doubt this new lens will perform well. It is apparently easier to make smaller lenses sharp as the other CX lenses have been marvelous. Even the 10-100mm zoom is excellent.
All these people in search of the widest aperture ... are you all wedding portrait or chocolate-box virtuosos or what?
There's a sweet spot, surely, yabokkie? Narrow apertures affect quality but so do open apertures where the angle of incidence of the light on the sensor has such a big range. This affects sharpness too, right?
Bokeh! Isolate the subject! Narrow apertures are rubbish! Make sure your cameras and lenses have all the things!
SeeRoy: Wotta lotta twaddle here - the usual endless piffle about FL/Aperture equivalence. I don't use a Nikon 1 system (I own FX and M4/3) however I did buy, and have used, a V1 system for a woman friend as an alternative to her Canon DSLR. And I wouldn't be likely to buy this overpriced lens even if I was a CX system user.I agree that the existing cameras fall well short of what they might easily have been; many people might have been prepared to overlook the limitations imposed by the choice of sensor size had the ergonomics been better. However I feel it's likely that, given the rapid development in sensor technology, before too long we'll see a Nikon CX range that meets the requirements of many of its current critics.There's a lot wrong with my OMD too but it doesn't stop me finding it a much more enjoyable experience than an FX body with a 2.8 zoom attached.Edited for typo.
10Mp would be great with bigger pixels that gather more light for a little bit more high-ISO goodness. Why don't they do that?
Oh nice. It's either this or the surely-being-developed Fujifilm XE-2 for me ;)
Shunda77: All hail blood stained menstrual teenage train riding knickers!! those that refuse to see the beauty in dysfunction shall be burned at the stake!!Their burned corpses shall make magnificent photographic subject matter!!
Oh do sit down. I see 5 posts from you about this girl's knickers. Try to put them out of your mind. Isn't there some cat or colourful dessert somewhere near you that you can capture for reverent but safely inoffensive posterity with a fine DSLR?
keith james taylor: wonderful pics but a difrent story in the Guardan for example all the photographs where taken with a Nikcon F3 " so never let the facts spoile a good story". Thanks for the introduction to this fasinating body of woork
".. Don't really think it matters?!?!?!?!?!?!?!"
Fire this man! Ye gods and little pixels! ;)
Scott Birch: Only possible with the latest APS-C or M4/3 one of those lousy compacts with those tiny sensors couldn't have taken these pics I'll bet they look suitably wonderful at 100% crop hey the bokeh could have been better blah blah blah ouch that hurt ..
Brave duckling, defending The Zeitgeist! Now you are a swan, a swan!
Only possible with the latest APS-C or M4/3 one of those lousy compacts with those tiny sensors couldn't have taken these pics I'll bet they look suitably wonderful at 100% crop hey the bokeh could have been better blah blah blah ouch that hurt ..
DPNick: So he took a bunch of pictures of dirty slackers and losers while he was one; I don't see the brilliance. It's not quite Cartier-Bresson, Winogrand, Doisneau, Friedlander, Lange, Stieglitz, etc.
Jeez DPnick, what does it take? By all means, show us better.
Anepo: One of his photographs on his website can literally be called a pedophile photograph, it is an underskirt photo of an underage girls bloodied underwear, an EXTREMELY inappropriate photograph that screams "call the cops".
I thought that one a bit beyond the pale myself. Powerful pic, but ... no. It's an awesome collection of pictures though.
Why is the review taking so long? Any more delay and merchandisers will be displaying the damn' thing next to the Pentax Q ...
Dedi Kurniawan: waiting FujiFilm X30 with flip LCD & accesories/optional batterypack AA for battery ^^
Why not? Form and function should triumph. Flip LCDs are useful.Personally, I'd like to see a model with same functionalities and same F-number lens but all bigger to fit a 1" sensor.
Do tell us more, JustDavid, about the Q. Nobody else seems to want to.
Hi ISO performance is great for such a small sensor. I was surprised. Good for indoor pics.
So good to see articles like these. Much more informative than press releases ;)
mpgxsvcd: When your only update to your product is to offer it in a variety of colors you know that things are not going well.
Is a car a failure if offered in more than one colour?
WilliamJ: No camo ? Big, big mistake ! Why no sand-camo and jungle-camo, it would make more sense than a lot of these flashy colors ! Anyway if we go this way, why not trying textile patterns like tweed or tartan ?
This tartan war thing is a myth. I would rather go with paisley :D
Scott Birch: This is such a non-issue. I'm loving the red-blue politicizing of it by our hysterical American brothers, though. All this foaming at the mouth for nothing at all.
Yes Raincheck that's pretty much it. It's easy to feel Olympian when so many people are ranting like idiots. It is to such fools we look for some of life's minor pleasures :) To have an issue with hunting, and so to rant on about ... spotter scopes. And without a trace of irony. It's a source of amusement, yes.