They have to make damned sure that this is at least as good as the Sigma 1.4/50 Art lens. Otherwise there is no point.
Last of a dying breed...
snooked123: where are the lenses? Plz stop churning out bodies and concentrate on lenses.
This lens problem spam is tiring:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sony_E-mount_lenseshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_E-mount#Third-party_lens_manufacturers
Dave Luttmann: Another body? Lenses...how about the lenses?
Chaitanya S: Sony needs to start releasing some good lenses for mirrorless system and stop pushing so many bodies. Micro 4/3 and fuji x system have best choices of glass options right now.
For your consideration:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sony_E-mount_lenseshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_E-mount#Third-party_lens_manufacturersNothing is missing, at least not for the A5x00-A6000 type of bodies.
For your consideration:http://blog.mingthein.com/2014/07/29/nikon-d810-vs-d800e-to-upgrade-or-not/
Hopefully mobile hone raw shooting will make dng format widespread not only in the mobile world but in camera world too.
Third take-off of Nikon's 1 system for enthusiasts. A different approach but arguably the best quality realization so far. Object of desire. The highest priced as system also. More megapixels, but no improvement in IQ, no better UI and UX (OK, the EVF is better quality). Unnecessary new kit lens. Does it worth it? For some: yes. For others: after discount.
Who is this for?1. Who are already owning a DSLR, and want a light travel camera, and a fast street shooting camera.2. For those who dislike DSLRs but want to shoot running about kids, pets, and any fast action sports. 3. For those who want to step up from an enthusiast P&S camera (e.g. G15, LX7 and the like).4. For those shooters, who prefer light gear and want to complement their present setup consisting of a GR, or a Coolpix A or a X100/S with a system camera. 5. For ultra tele enthusiasts, who want a cheaper solution.
From the above you can tell, that V3 is mainly for expert photogs, who already own other cameras.
Stanny1: Nikon makes me real happy with my Sony NEX-3.
I used to have a NEX-C3.Dreadful UX. Used occasionally. I got a good APS-C DSLR, what I use well more than the SONY. But I always have a V1 or V2 with me, and love to shoot with them every day.. Nexes are for all automatic (iA) users. The worst UI ever. And I also used to have an R1. Was fractionally better in use than NEXes.
DPJoe2: If lenses were marked by angle of view instead of mm we would have a much easier to use and understand system. Then, if you want a lens that gives you a view that is similar to the view our eyes gives us it would have an angle of view of ~50 degrees on the camera in question. This would be consistent so a standard lens would have a FOV of 50 degrees for the camera it's on. Wide angle would literally be a lens with a wider angle than 50 degrees. So if we wanted a FOV of 120 degrees, we would look for that angle, and buy that one that gives us that on our camera.
FOV degrees better describe the characteristics of a xx mm focal length lens than equivalence. Incase of multiple usability it is two sets of FOV degrees (as it is two sets of mm limits now). Do you use FF equivalent mm data in MF shooting?
Bodhi Dharma Zen: To put it in other words. MARKETING people are (professional) liars. They would push a lens as being "2.8" when, in reality, their light sensitivity is a lot less (depending of course of the relative size between sensor and lenses)... There should be LAWS to guarantee that marketing people should be limited to stating FACTS in RELATION to an approved standard.
Please also read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-number
The whole misery and turmoil started with lenses described by FF equivalence followed by the DOF equivalence of apertures which just added up to the total confusion. It is good to have it explained for the uninitiated, but it would be better to always describe the FOV degrees of any lenses, and also to depict DOF estimations on the viewfinders of any camera. DOF is many times a trial and error thing to find the best artistic effect
After extensive Nikon 1 bashing by DPR posters Nikon may decide eventually to seriously drop the price. Good marketing strategy to force fire sales. I root for you guys.
Lee Jay: "Any two lenses 25mm diameter apertures will give the same depth-of-field of shot at the same shooting distance."
This sentence is still incorrect, Richard.
@richardbutler: My bad. Fast reading.
Than they must be two identical lenses, if everything is the same. If FOV is the same, even the sensor size is the same
Clearly this is a super luxury item: Value for money is low, usability is low and its practicalities converts photography to the complexity of subatomic quantum physical experiments. And the output: Lens distortion called art. But if you ready to invest your money and time into it: Just go ahead and buy one! Maybe it is an enjoyable experiment for some and you too.
Why do I like the Nikon 1 system? It has a unique mix of characteristics.1. Unobtrusive design, pretends to be a small P&S. No attention drawer.2. Totally noiseless operation with the electronic shutter. Stealth shooting, great candids.3. Blazing fast AF, which is also very accurate, if you choose the right method depending on the situation. (actually the small sensor does not require the accuracy of an FX system) 4.Bewilderingly fast burst mode.5. Great lenses. My favorites are the 18.5mm, 30-110mm and the 6.7- 13mm.6. Great video. I use it for GIF making only.7. Great raw quality. Great colors, sharpness and all. Very intuitive UI (even the V1).
Nikon 1s are the all time companion camera to me. I will get the V3 for sure.
40daystogo: When a Nikon 1 series camera body, with a 1" sensor, is bigger than a Sony A6000 with an APS-C sensor, things are getting weird.
There are some limitations due to the human anatomy. I do not think "the smaller is better" is a good idea. Sony A5000 is about the same size as the Pentax Q7, and those are already for children. Decent controls need some space.
Ron Poelman: $300 bucks from an A7, really ?
grumpycat: The GM1 well destroys this thing..
Have you used both of them? Don't think so.