Sony camera = sensor showcase
gandu: These pictures are not bad or offensive in any way, they are nice, but not exceptional, forgetting technical stuff. Most of you just go for the 'hip', 'nostalgic', 'artistic', 'simple is powerful' but actually dull and unexciting B&W. You actually get a rise out of the 'freedom' and 'purity' from the nudity, not much different than the people who are offended by it-2 sides of the same coin.
Where is nudity?
Black Box: VIA THE DAILY MAIL!?
Next on DPReview! "Candid and honest photos" of Jeremy Clarkson taking a shower!
You can't feed any closer to the tabloid bottom.
Dear Mr. Black Box! Checking your posts you must be very high on the photography food chain. Can we get to see your precious work somehow somewhere?
Real pictures at last!
redzob: Can I ask what that lens hood is on the front of your x100s? (PS I'm also a sucker for nice camera straps - so thanks!)
LeitzKameraAktion: All I want is a compact one-piece leather strap with no buckles or adjustment devices, so there are no hard objects to scratch the bodywork. My favourite strap is the one Leica supply with the X1 and X2 - small, simple, smart, and safe.
Leica Carry strap 14312. The one and only.
KodaChrome25: The negative commenters might, if they have not, visit the link above [Via: Prison Photography] for a fuller explanation of Mr. Tourlentes' work and why he creates it.
Thank you Mr. Britton for posting this. Much appreciated.
I visited the site. You can find information on the importance of dog poo shots. Yeah, Prison Photography changed my attitude.
Absolutely pointless and without any value. Please skip such nothingness.
Gesture: $800 MAX.
I am missing the built in smart phone module.
So DPR can be pretty fast, a really high performer if they want to (or have to)
kadardr: Many complains about the initial MSRP (which is only a value indicator for the market). Let`s look at the MSRPs of recent camera offerings:Canon G1X MII $800, $1100 with EVF (no grip available)Olympus E-P5 Pen $1450 with kit lens and EVF (still $1350), no gripPanasonic Lumix GM1 $750 with kit lens $850 with fashion grip. The V3 is better camera than any of the above, and we are not talking about Leicas here, still the pricing is similar. And I also do not think that anybody considers the whole m43 lens lineup with E-P5 or GM1. Therefore the N1 has the adequate lens system.Prices will go down to half anyway. Price of D7100 will never go down to half.
OM-D M1 has a higher price, and GX-7 has app. the same price (discounting somewhat for the extra grip). We know nothing about V3 IQ at present. NEX series disappeared with a sore swallow, and nothing is known about the Ax000 series yet. All I was saying, that the pricing is adequate to the present market situation, the real picture comes about one year after launch. (in all cases actually)
Many complains about the initial MSRP (which is only a value indicator for the market). Let`s look at the MSRPs of recent camera offerings:Canon G1X MII $800, $1100 with EVF (no grip available)Olympus E-P5 Pen $1450 with kit lens and EVF (still $1350), no gripPanasonic Lumix GM1 $750 with kit lens $850 with fashion grip. The V3 is better camera than any of the above, and we are not talking about Leicas here, still the pricing is similar. And I also do not think that anybody considers the whole m43 lens lineup with E-P5 or GM1. Therefore the N1 has the adequate lens system.Prices will go down to half anyway. Price of D7100 will never go down to half.
uRebel Rob: What do the dials do, if they don't control Exp Comp? They can't be reconfigured?
On the Gx7, the default settings have both dials adjusting A/SS in A and S modes, respectively. This doesn't make sense to me. It was one of the first changes I made, and now the front dial does Exp Comp. Could the V3 be like this, have a wierd default setting that can be changed?
@JKeller: There is no logic in what you say. What would they do in Program mode?
GRUBERND: i think the point the author and most of the commenters are missing:
this camera was not built for you.
not for your use-cases, not for your demographic, not for your culture, not even for your country. drop some expectations and biases how a camera is supposedly to work or be used and we all might be in for a treat.
@AndyW: Nikon 1 system is for Nikon 1 system enthusiasts. New segment created by firesales. The only problem is that there is no community building strategy. The phenomenon is similar to the community of Pentax shooters. Or Leicamen.
Everlast66: Like the rest of the 1 System I think the price of this camera will go down quite fast after launch, which will make it a good competitor. It has to be seen if this new Aptina 1" sensor is as good as Sony 1", perhaps that would be too optimistic. Anyway, this is the first Nikon camera in the mirror-less age that appeals to me, probalby because it seems to borrows some things from Fuji, Sony.Interesting how Nikon made a full change of direction from their initial attempt with V1 which didn't make sense at all to this V3. I am just curious if someone in marketing accepted responsibility for this, as it was quite annoying and their initial 1 System models made me switch to Sony.
@bobbarber: The exif of V3 sample images (www.flickr.com/photos/nikonfrance/sets/72157642287620513) says VR 105mm f/2.8G at the waterdrop macro samples. Something may be worth buying.
straylightrun: RRP should be $549.99 with body and 10-30.
It will be without VF and grip.
Initial MSRP is setting the value in the mind of prospects. After some time you will be crazy happy to get this for half price. I will anyway. Lens prices do not drop though. So buy in and you are caught.
I used to have Sony R1. Slow as a dog. I used to have a Nex C3. Very nice IQ terrible UX. Good for i-A mode only. Hated to use it. Slow AF. Compared to that Nikon 1 V1 is a joy to use. I am N1V enthusiast. I got a V1, and then bought another V1 instead of a spare battery. It was that cheap. Then a V2 (not much difference actually). I am no 'soccer mom'. Like to shoot street style, and can with the 1 system. Lenses are great. Can actually use exposure compensation with four way dial. Can use both V1 and V2 intuitively. Love movie modes. They are great. All in all the Nikon 1 enthusiast models offer a really unique blend of features in a really small package.
For night shooting I gonna buy a 6D though.