ezradja

ezradja

Lives in Indonesia Cirebon Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Works as a Wedding & Event Photographer
Has a website at www.facebook.com/laurasalon
Joined on Jul 28, 2004

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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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Fredrik strm: Yes it is a stretch that a 25% sensorsize can be as good. Sensors can't become much better than they are. They already read 99% of all incoming photons. There is no way to make up data unleass you gather more photons.

/F

judge from the iso 400 sample, I would say: nope. pocketable pancake, nope. Look at that "slow" lens, similar in size and weight as NEX lenses. 10-100mm weight as 18-200mm NEX lens, with almost the same dimension. the 10mm pancake lens, almost as 17mm NEX pancake lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 20:56 UTC
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ChrisKramer1: Man, I'm really confused now. I don't like the look of any of this mirrorless stuff. But I still want a camera that's smaller than my DSLR. I was going to get a GXR but then there's the dust problem and there's doubts about its future. I was hoping Nikon would get it right but the sensor is so small and the lenses are so big and the price is so high. Canon, where are you?

*cough Fujifilm X100*

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 20:50 UTC
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Ivanaker: new 40mm dx macro will be 105mm macro eqv, with larger dof, and there fore larger apertures could be used.

dont just bash this camera, nikon has some really great lenses to complement with this thing.

I dont like it much, ill stick to my d7k, but this camera and its 2.7x crop could show some interesting stuf. 300mm f/2.8 becoming 800 2.8, and with 2x extender 1600 f/5.6. that is just great.

why it have to be in the place in the industry? because it's Nikon? Nikon couldn't failed did they? It's depend on what you called it. Just like Epson RD1 or Contax N1, they didn't failed, right, only once has a place in the industry :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 11:00 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Nikon 1 and Pentax Q are not aimed at GWCs who populate there forums. (GWC = Guy With a Camera). GWCs can't get the logic behind these systems for they don't get there are people who are NOT concerned about the sensor size, but want something new and more convenient. And here's new.
Nikon explored the unknown part of the sensor landscape. And that is a worthwhile attempt. Similarly, Pentax explored another sensor & form factor option no one did. That is worthwhile too.
But I can't dismiss Nikon 1 as a nonsense for it is not, and because both Pentax Q and Nikon 1 are a glimpse into the future. Both systems are not for GWCs but for normal people who enjoy photography. GWCs don't enjoy it, because they are constantly intimidated by specs, which to them are the alpha & omega of their understanding of the aesthetics of the picture. And that understanding of aesthetics is only further mutilated to a mere mechanics of it.

probably their market (pentax q and nikon 1) are young girls and alike. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 09:59 UTC
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RobG67: Have any of you whingers used a Canon S95? Excellent image quality, even from a small sensor. Give the Nikon a chance, it may prove to be better than you naysayers expect. Yes, it's somewhat unpreposessing to look at, but are you photographers or fashion victims?

For mine, if the image quality is good, and the price is right (I live in Australia, so it'll be insanely over-priced, which means one of the big US shops might get my money), AND if it shoots NEF files, I'll be in it. I'm tired of swapping between converters to process RAW.

So how about the lot of you shut the h.e.l.l. up and wait for the results to come in. I know I'm waiting for real reviews before I condemn it.

And you should consider other product that has already released such as Fujifilm X100 that succeed to awe the market, even if that's still a niche one. And also for its little brother X10. X10 has a lot positive reactions with it smart choice of style, size, sensor size and lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 09:57 UTC
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RobG67: Have any of you whingers used a Canon S95? Excellent image quality, even from a small sensor. Give the Nikon a chance, it may prove to be better than you naysayers expect. Yes, it's somewhat unpreposessing to look at, but are you photographers or fashion victims?

For mine, if the image quality is good, and the price is right (I live in Australia, so it'll be insanely over-priced, which means one of the big US shops might get my money), AND if it shoots NEF files, I'll be in it. I'm tired of swapping between converters to process RAW.

So how about the lot of you shut the h.e.l.l. up and wait for the results to come in. I know I'm waiting for real reviews before I condemn it.

because, if you can't win in image quality (because of small sensor, slow lens, high noise etc), at least you could win on product design (retro look or whatever to trigger emotional attachment). This V1 and J1 has none of those. Arguably, this design not toward those who emotionally like retro for nostalgia shake, but its more to "girly/barbie/toyish" image. I bet this would sold out in Japan, at least in Shinjukus and Ginzas yuppies.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 09:51 UTC
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Felipe Rodríguez: All I have to say, after reading the V1/J1 specifications, is... LONG LIFE TO FUJI X100!

er, mirrorless leica? M8 and M9?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 09:00 UTC
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cheddargav: I'm not usually one for over-reacting to this stuff, but the lenses they've announced leave me massively disappointed.

This actually starts to make the Pentax Q look alright... what a shame. Fingers crossed this pudding tastes better than it looks

Pentax Q system starts to look decent and "compact" :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 08:48 UTC
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