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ezradja

Lives in Indonesia Cirebon Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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On Nikon V1 and J1 - hands-on first impressions article (245 comments in total)
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ChrisKramer1: It's worth pointing out that no-one seemed too upset about the Fuji X10 using a 2/3 sensor.

because: 1. Fujifilm has already released the big one, X100
2. The body style and material still desirable
3. EXR sensor has proved to be quite good on smaller sensors (F series, X-10 has twice as big I presume with those F-series?)
4. has manual knob for everything you need. Not deep on the LCD menu.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 20:27 UTC
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CIASpook: A lot of you people are a bunch of crabby camera clowns.

If you don't like the camera, don't get it!! No one is trying to ram a small sensor down your throat. These cameras are for a different market. There ARE people that don't care for the typical compact cameras but don't want SLRs. This camera will meet the needs of those photographers.

Get your heads out of your rear ends and grow up!!

The problem is that many of us waiting for Nikon released some decent (big sensor) mirror-less camera, hence those rumors run wild a few months (years!) back. The Nikon stock also has a positive effect because of these rumors just a few days ago.

We imagine that, after Fujifilm X-100, Nikon has something better in its sleeve to compete with the likes (non-interchangeable big sensor digicam and/or another MILC, 4/3 mount or NEX/Samsung). To our surprise, Nikon decided not to granted anyone wishes and came out with a "Pentax Q competitor" instead. BUT, Nikon didn't admitted that this is "toy-ish" system camera just like Pentax, but instead sugar coated with marketing language: for enthusiast, lifestyle bla bla bla. This system probably has some R&D surveyed based on those in Ginza or Harajuku, Japanese spesific yuppies lifestyle, etc. Not for the rest of the world.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 17:22 UTC
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kewlguy: Hold on, I could hear the Canon guys LTAO - wait until they see Canon mirrorless using a sensor with 3.0x crop factor!!

RedFox88, stop the bashing people that bashing this system, you embarrassing yourself defending the fail system. I can understand if N fanboys defend good reliable system or N DSLR which I admire myself but this Nikon 1 system is DoA just like Pentax Q. Actually if both priced lower (lower than 500$) probably not a fail but you just can't justified 900$ price-tag for small sensor mirrorless camera body with slow zoom lens. For example: X-10 has similar (arguable) sensor size with non interchangeable (quite bright) zoom lens and EXR sensor that reputably has better dynamic range and low noise on high iso with lower price (at 700$ estimated) with desireably retro look. Nikon goes different route, risky route with this 1 system, probably has niche market on some Ginzas and Harajukus girls and alike but not the world I afraid.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:37 UTC
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MaikeruN: Cut the interchangeable lenses. Cut the fancy 60fps, the special effects. Cut the world's fastest AF. DON'T EVEN GIVE IT AN APSC. Nikon could have just made a compact with a fixed 50mm eqv 1.8 prime, give it a couple of dials and a decent evf. BOOM! EVERYBODY HAPPY.

SOMEONE SHOULD DO IT.

yup, x-10 is the closest. but thanks to N the X-10 has justified its price. I though x10 would be priced lower at 500$ but because of this stupid J1/V1 that's pricier, x-10 with its 700$ price-tag seem quite a bargain.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:29 UTC
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Ivanaker: Nikon 1 J1 is the world’s smallest mirrorless camera
Nikon 1 V1 is the world’s smallest and lightest mirrorless camera with an EVF
Nikon 1 has the world’s shortest shooting time lag
Nikon 1 has the World’s fastest continuous shooting at 10 fps

Thats is Nikon.
You want light, go for this, you want good ther is d3s, you want something in the midle, go for d7000, you got it all

LOL this. fanboy alert. beep beep beep. Get the fact straight!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:25 UTC
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mike_2008: The chances of this poor little camera eating away at m43 and nex market share is remote. It offers little advantage over existing cameras, and is an entirely new system, totally incompatible with standard nikon lenses. What's the point? buy a compact you'd be better off.

let's shall wait for "birger adapter" for E-mount (NEX system) would we? probably come out a few months later though. What is this "birger" lens adapter? you can use autofocus and control the aperture electronically. For EOS and F-mount lenses to E-mount and 4/3 bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:23 UTC
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mogando668: promising system.... now add

1. ultrawide zoom
2. fast wide/normal/tele prime trio (and *small* size - no stinking NEX-sized primes that's even larger than the body)
3. a 3rd high-end camera body with full manual controls to compete against E-P3 and NEX7
4. F-mount adapter that's seamless and full AF

and we have a winner. the moment the F-mount is out you can get a large chunk of the 30% installed base to consider this over larger sensors.

ultrawide? ultrawide zoom. let's see, if you want 16mm equv. you have to make 16/3= 5mm lens. good luck with that. Oh you want that 5mm lens to be small and pocketable? good luck with that too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:18 UTC
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TrapperJohn: This is most interesting. It's a major maker finally endorsing the micro/mirrorless concept. It's a very interesting AF system. It's an ultra low profile camera, no one will notice when you have one. It's most of the creativity without most of the hassle.

No, it doesn't replace a dslr, not yet anyway. And it doesn't stand a chance in the gearhead spec quoting wars and pro wannabe wars.

But these micro systems are terrific for those times when you don't want a lot of bulky, garish equipment dominating your day.

Nice job, Nikon. Especially, nice job of exercising restraint and coming up with something practical.

look at those lenses (1 system zoom and fixed lenses)! tell me if that's not bulky. (jezz fanboys always permissive of their brand!) There's no reason you can called this 1 system camera and lenses more compact than the NEX and 4/3.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:09 UTC
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Photato: There is nothing wrong with the Nikon 1 sensor size and initial lens line.

However V1 lacks considering the price point of $900.
No manual controls.
No standard hot shoe.
No internal flash.
Not articulated, essential for Video.

I guess Nikon is confident that the fast Hybrid AF system and the fast burst speed will compensate. Lets see...

there is manual control, but deep on the touchscreen menu
there is an internal flash, small, near the body (red eyes prone)
iso >400 is okay, for $400-500 digicam. not okay for $900 digicam.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:05 UTC
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spacewil: The two major 2011 marketing photographic failures so far:
- Sigma SD1 pricing
- Nikon 1 overall

Hope that the teams working on the D4/D800/D400 are not as bad as the one who worked on system 1 !

Pentax Q declared itself as a toy, while the 1 system just pretending itself as a photo enthusiast lifestyle digicam. At least Pentax is honest.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:01 UTC
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DecisiveMoment: Nikon has lost it's way with these toy cameras. I have been a Nikon equipment user for 40 years and was never disappointed in Nikon quality and design. In my current search to downsize and have more portability but high quality I found nirvana with the launch of the Sony NEX-7. I had never considered a Sony camera probably because of my perception of what makes a great camera and who were the major players. When you realize that Sony makes some of the best pro video cameras on the planet and Sony makes sensors for other brand manufacturers my perception of Sony changed. I have the Sony NEX-7 on order because it has everything I wanted, quality, large sensor, 100% viewfinder, perfect ergonomic design and I can use any brand lens I want. Brilliant.

it's not that they don't want to design smaller lenses but simp;y because they can't do it. That's evident with 4/3 lenses, NEX lenses, and this 1 system lenses. Look at those lenses. Huge. 72mm filter size. There's no correlation between sensor size and lens since you have limitation on nature of light.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 09:57 UTC
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DaniLew: I've never been an early adopter of new technology but when that F-Mount Adapter comes out, I'm buying the V1. Yay, Nikon!

this made me asked the question,
there;s a lot of 4/3, NEX, EOS systems out there that already has F-mount adapter, why you have to wait this Death on Arrival system? fanboy alert.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 09:53 UTC
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psandham: Just another step toward being able to use my fine Nikon glass for video.

NEX bodies are smaller than DSLR? why don't use them anyway? the video is very high quality if you read reviews from HDSLR communities blogs. Esp. NEX5N with low noise video at iso 3200

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 09:46 UTC
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yukonchris: As a photographer, I'm disappointed. As an Olympus user, I'm quite pleased.

Frankly, I don't see Nikon's 1 System threatening Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, or Samsung who offer better looking cameras with bigger sensors, and similar form factors. Sony's NEX models, in particular, look much better.

Also, if Nikon pumps tons of cash into promoting their tiny sensor range, it will only serve to reinforce Olympus' long standing assertion that the 4/3rds sensor really is the best compromise for most common photographic tasks, sitting as it does, well above this new camera's sensor in size, and only slightly down from APS-C in size. In short, Nikon may prove that 4/3rds is the sweet-spot in sensor design, providing both quality and compactness.

I don't think Olympus and Panasonic could have wished for a better scenario. The System 1 - Too large to be compact, too ugly to be chic, too small to be good. How's that for a sales line? Olympus and Panasonic should send Nikon thank you letters.

The only sensors I heard that Nikon designed were: on D70, D2s, D3, D3s. And of course Nikon has theirs own (and algorithm) image processor chip as others has its own. But I never heard about N ever designed its small sensor their-self. Fujifilm on the other hand, has. So, this Nikon 1 system or X-10 with EXR sensor? No brainer to choice.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 22:51 UTC
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vFunct: BTW I totally see Nikon doing the exact same type of camera with the DX and maybe even FX format as well.

In-place phase-detect AF with live-view would be great for pro users.

This is just a start..

said who?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 21:32 UTC
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vFunct: BTW I totally see Nikon doing the exact same type of camera with the DX and maybe even FX format as well.

In-place phase-detect AF with live-view would be great for pro users.

This is just a start..

said who?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 21:32 UTC
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yukonchris: As a photographer, I'm disappointed. As an Olympus user, I'm quite pleased.

Frankly, I don't see Nikon's 1 System threatening Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, or Samsung who offer better looking cameras with bigger sensors, and similar form factors. Sony's NEX models, in particular, look much better.

Also, if Nikon pumps tons of cash into promoting their tiny sensor range, it will only serve to reinforce Olympus' long standing assertion that the 4/3rds sensor really is the best compromise for most common photographic tasks, sitting as it does, well above this new camera's sensor in size, and only slightly down from APS-C in size. In short, Nikon may prove that 4/3rds is the sweet-spot in sensor design, providing both quality and compactness.

I don't think Olympus and Panasonic could have wished for a better scenario. The System 1 - Too large to be compact, too ugly to be chic, too small to be good. How's that for a sales line? Olympus and Panasonic should send Nikon thank you letters.

"It is entirely possible that Nikon has developed a remarkable sensor capable of outperforming sensors twice its size. "
You mean: Sony has? Remember: all compact Nikon PAS use Sony sensors, and almost all Nikon DSLRs also use Sony sensors.

So, just face it. The 1 system has fall before landed. Epic fail? Not really, but fail it is.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 21:21 UTC
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Biggstr: DP Review points out in the text that Nikon probably chose the new CX (1") sensor to avoid competing against is long-standing market in DSLRs; that is, it wanted a system hobbled just enough in capabilities and IQ to keep potential DSLR customers from choosing the new system. It strikes me that that same strategy would dictate hobbling the lenses as well. Does this mean that we're unlikely to see "fast" lenses? If so, this would appear to give the enthusiast market in EVF and smaller form-factored ILCs to Panasonic, Olympus, Sony, and Samsung where better IQ and faster lenses are already available or quickly coming to market.

f1.0-f1.8 lens is would still be bulky, even for smaller sensor. Just look at those slow lenses. Filter size, 72mm, wth?!?!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 21:13 UTC
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psandham: Just another step toward being able to use my fine Nikon glass for video.

for video? er, so your D7000/90/3s/5100/3100 can't shoot video?
Face it, this system is DoA.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 21:06 UTC
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armen: This new mount and form factor is going to give us some sweet cameras in the years to come.

Though these first two are clearly disappointing, for me the disappointment is the body and interface design not the new mount and form factor.

There are many valid reasons for this mount and sensor size. I'm guessing that in 5 years time this will give us all the IQ we want, including low light performance and variable depth of field.

With advancements in sensor tech there won't be much reason to carry around FF or even APS-C sized sensors in a few years time.

Just look at the 4/3 as an example, Panasonic's best has IQ on par with APS-C, though it's much smaller.

Now this new format from Nikon iis only half the size of 4/3rds. Is it such a stretch to think it can't be as good?

you just can't avoid physic law! That's why the bigger the sensor the better. And that's why much smaller sensor can't have much smaller lens. There's limitations. Nature limitations.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 20:59 UTC
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