Nikon never knowingly satisfied its critics or users!
There is always something that's just not right? Sensor? Lens? Speed? Camera size? Cost?
Personally I'd like to see what the printed image is like then I'll make a decision... on Paper though - excuse then pun - the camera looks a little decent - a good addition to the camera bag... - When used properly... !
When are all the critics going to realise that one camera cannot do everything...A compact cannot do studio work and a D4 is not ideal for street photography...
Get real criticisers if you dont like Nikon go to another page! For those that do like Nikon products please 'praise' instead of 'knocking' all the time... I bet the majority of you haven't printed an image in ages... They are all still stuck in your little hard drives!
I think there is a place in the market for this type of camera... Just got to get the price right... !The only thing that worries me - April Fools Day is fast approaching! - Is this another elaborate fool being created here.. remember Chris Marquardt and his pin hole camera 2 years ago, and how the interest ballooned over that concept. It got everybody thinking could this be for real.... He received loads of interest emails and orders!I'm wondering whether we are seeing the same thing... Watch out for posts... If and its a big IF (in my book) its for real I'd buy one! and post all my photos off to friends around the world for keep sakes!
As always the first creation of camera draws wishes and speculation... Just wait for the next versions A1 A2 etc... which will be no doubt better and have added features - camera companies cant get it right on the first edition every time - that includes canon sigma sony panasonic fuji (the list is endless) ...
Nikon add a viewfinder and by the looks of the other comments made on this blog you have got it made.. 28mm equiv. is a good street lens which I think is what this camera is targeted at... Next step put this sensor in the Series 1 cameras then you have the market tied up, buy Canon then buy Sony and the rest will collapse... NIKON Rule!
Griffo 155: A 20mm f2.8 lens about a 34mm f4 ish, then at full frame, at $350 (about £250) thats a lot of money for that type of lens - Can Sony warrant that price? I dont think so... When you compare the Nikon 1 lenses (in this case 10mm f2.8 @ £179) which are sharper and probably better made, the Nikon 1 range is beginning to look like a viable product... In addition to that the resulting images from the Nikon 1 are better than that of the Sony Nex range despite having a smaller sensor sizes.... All in all Nikon have got the market right no interference on their Dx range...
That old Chesnut bring out the comparison jpg slide ridiculous comparison whats the raw files like Sony? They produce turquoise/aqua skys - all this comparison shows me is an over sharpened NEX7 image.. Perhaps Nikon will produce APS-C Mirrorless (nosnoop and Hugo808), but there has and is too much development with the Nikon1 to be just thrown in the Trash Can... There are too many quality lenses coming onto the market place in this group... What I can see is the compact market getting smaller and smaller! Now dont start me on that subject!
Do you know I bet these were all the same arguments when Leica bought out their 35mm cameras... It will never replace.... its not as good as a 5x4 10x8 camera... etc
Suffice to say for me the NIKON 1 V1 is the best camera I've ever bought and I get superb A3 images! and all this is said from a person that owned an Nex 3 with several lenses and slammed the Nikon1 when it first came out!
A 20mm f2.8 lens about a 34mm f4 ish, then at full frame, at $350 (about £250) thats a lot of money for that type of lens - Can Sony warrant that price? I dont think so... When you compare the Nikon 1 lenses (in this case 10mm f2.8 @ £179) which are sharper and probably better made, the Nikon 1 range is beginning to look like a viable product... In addition to that the resulting images from the Nikon 1 are better than that of the Sony Nex range despite having a smaller sensor sizes.... All in all Nikon have got the market right no interference on their Dx range...
Lift Off: What a waste of resources.
Dont be so ridiculous have you seen that Sony have been downrated B++ now... Money problems more to follow and they have bought into another bottomless problem with money, Olympus, plus they haven't got the lens line up and the images need to be post processed too much! Been there and I know it... Ill stick with Nikon thanks...
abolit: ugly as hell!
But it takes great images!
Der Steppenwolf: It is still a piece of ....Nikon, just let it die and we will stop making fun of you, we promise!And yes, I am a Nikon shooter but this thing is just bad, that tiny sensor inside makes me wanna cry when I see Nikon brand on this junk.
Please check out the print quality and this example the Nikon 1 series isn't that bad as you might think... Nikon are on to something with this concept !http://500px.com/photo/15900837
wallbreaker: nice but expensive and awful design
Looking at the design it's different its just what the market needs. All cameras all the same - I don't think so! Sadly I think all the sceptics of this Nikon design don't understand - probably don't want to - the qualities of this Nikon 1 concept - As an example of this quality, check this image out please... http://500px.com/photo/15900837
This is exciting news with the additions to the series 1 lens Stable... The 6.7-13mm has caught my eye!
Why all the negative comments...
Sorry this is the future for photography small compact and a quality sensor...
Did you like the OM-D Olympus?
Greg Gebhardt: Sorry but still a tiny sensor. Nikon is stuck with it as they got lenses to sell. I have been on full frame FX for years now and not looking back.
For some this is still a great option, just not me!
Check the print quality of the CX senor - please!
Mattoid: Way to big for the sensor size. They should be going for pentax q levels of compactness. Then the system might have a point.
Check the print quality of the V1 CX sensor before you make that statement...
This is really exciting news from Nikon - and a great design with better hand grip. I've just scanned over the spec and its got me thinking - I may need to upgrade from my superb V1 to this smart looking V2... For all the doubters of sensor size - well, forget it! The sensor is a quality one and can handle good sized quality prints to A3... - I know I've done it! Nikon dont need to create a APC-S mirrorless to compete with other manufacturers, the sensor is perfect...
Don't rely on the screen on the back of the camera to see how good the images are! PRINT some out! There is room for this camera and spec in the market and to my mind Nikon are playing the market the right way.
There comes a time when we all have to realise that the market is changing very fast.. Yes you can have full frame cameras - for how long? A lot of professional photographers are realising they dont need such bulky status symbols - look what I've got - gear.
Proof is in the PRINT everyone....
This is an interesting move by Sony. After all we all know of Sony and Olympus financial woes of their outfits. What's there to be gained by Sony move here apart from the massive medical market share that Olympus enjoy? Well in my opinion Sony have now repeated their move as they did with Minolta! Buying into an established name. It won't be long I bet before Olympus cameras and lenses will be rebadged to Sony labels and at the end of the day that's what Sony need - More lenses... On a side note this will push Nikon to move forward with their own sensor rather than using a Sony one!
chris_j_l: "and all three cameras share the same battery"
If other makers could see how damn useful this is...
Yes Sony does get it it means the body of the camera will have to remain the same size 'cos of the battery! No you have to move with the times if a smaller battery is available with the same output then fit in the camera... That's the way it goes. Do you remember the first mobile phone with the battery on a shoulder pack! What would it be like if we kept to the same size battery then to now even if it did a decade of usage...!
Old Ed: Regarding focus peaking, this is a BIG DEAL to MF lens users, even if video is not involved at all. It's very nice that the D600 can do AE with AI-S lenses; but AE obviously does not eliminate the need to FOCUS. And if the D600 follows earlier models, there is still no USEABLE MF focusing aid. A dim, flickering dot low in the viewfinder is total bleep. BTW, focus peaking is not the only solution. I would be very happy if Nikon would just BRIGHTLY light in-focus AF points, when in MF mode. That has GOT to be an easy firmware upgrade, and has been for years. But still nada. It may sound like a conspiracy theory, but what excuse could there be for leaving out focus features so simple, cheap, and valuable? I can only think of one: Nikon would still like credit for supporting older lenses, so they offer up AE (on higher end bodies). But they don't actually want to detract from new AF lens sales, so they cripple MF focusing ability. How about DPR calling them out on this, Barney?
Sony are going to try everything to turn their poor shop around for them - I've used this focusing aid from Sony and in my opinion it's not what's it cracked up to be its a gimmick and it got in my way... Nikon have faith in their lenses to focus correctly, those users that have manual lenses, the classics, well that's what they are Manual focus lenses and users will not want to have an auto focusing tool will they?
Nikon Convert: Mr Nikon,We really do need a Nikon D400 to upgrade our beloved D300's and to take on the Canon 7D. Please give a thought to your loyal Nikon DX followers!
No need to upgrade d300/300s it's clear to me that Nikon are relying on the d7000 and upgrades of that to do the job... The only thing to my mind it's smaller in the hand... I was reliably informed that the 7000 was a better camera than the d300s in any case... For the amateur enthusiasts it's clear to me that Nikon are pointing you to use d600 and upward from now on... Get your wallets out for new lenses guys to take advantage of full frame!
dontbsme_1a: THE SENSOR STILL IS A COMPLETE JOKE, but the price is better....
Have you printed an image from a Nikon 1 and compared it to another mirrorless camera, until you do you cannot make that statement... I have to A4 and there is no difference than a 10mp Nikon Dx image...