when I read about the body only price, I thought I was day dreaming!Cheapo Leica? but then saw the kit lens price... it brought me back to the reality!
wb2trf: The price just makes no sense. Why would anyone pay $1200 for a 1" sensor when they can get APS-C in the A6000 for $800. Would anyone lose that much sensor IQ to go from 11fps A6000 with AF (and even more PD points) to 20fps.
The only thing that makes any sense here is making a 70-300mm OIS lens for the system. That lens might be very nice for birding. But, again the price/IQ question is at best a "maybe" at $999.
Having used several formats - Full Frame, DX and MFT , I can definitely conclude that the "equivalent focal length" does help in getting extra reach. However, this is beneficial only if the camera is able to focus efficiently and the sensor is able to resolve. With GH3, I am able to get more keepers in bird photos compared to my 5D mark II because my lenses were limited to 300mm.
NetMage: No EVF and $1200? I don't think I'll ever bi in the target market...
->> "The Nikon 1 V3, kitted with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens, the DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder and the GR-N1010 Grip will be available in April 2014 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,199.95*."
I was not excited by V1 and V2, but I will not go with prenotion. Remember, Nikon was struggling to control noise in their pro DX cameras till D200. Then all of a sudden D300 came out with outstanding noise performance and image quality.
I feel V3 is very good camera. But this is just a feeling. Will wait till some user reports are available.
@DPR - any plan to test the live view focus system with tamron, sigma lenses? I am sure lot of people will be having third party lenses
Kodachrome200: all non aps-c mirrorless cams are miscalculated. non more than nikon one. there is no advantage to going this small in the sensor for the customer. APS c systems exist that are just as compact and just as cheap so why would someone buy nikon one. m.43 has the same issue but there saved in that they have the most complete system and the best selection of lenses. eventually someone doing aps c will get there act together and kill of m.43 too. aps-c is going to dominate mirrorless and i thing full frame will dominate slrs. if nikon was wise theyd start from scratch on mirrorless and embrace the aps c standard
No, Panasonic and Olympus are good mirrorless cameras for most. They also have advantage of compact & lightweight systems including lenses. The only problem is the lens evolution is still in progress. The xxx-300 lenses on this do not match the APS-C lenses, for example. There are no fast telephoto prime lenses. no 400mm lenses. Perhaps the manufacturer are thinking that the tele lenses would be heavy and would defeat their "compact" concept. But I hope a work-around will be found soon and we will have a complete system with good cameras and good lenses
I have a feeling that the mirrorless offerings by Canon and Nikon are designed to failure. They want to push their DSLR, so to prove that mirrorless are worthless.
I am surprised that some of the technical quality (e.g. dynamic range) benchmark of Nikon v2 are worse than Nikon's own point-and-shoot like P7700, P330. It is hard to believe that Nikon could not achieve that quality in V2. I just feel, they did not want to. Also, I do not understand why v2 was positioned as upgrade to v1, while v2's quality is inferior to v1.
Nikon 1 is a nice concept though... I hope someone else take it further as a system. Can't look at Sony, because their lens technology is not upto mark.
"hints at mid-range DSLR"??
Isn't D7100 a mid-range DSLR, already announced?
Here is something from panasonic lumix global siteQuote
Panasonic developed new 16.00-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor that achieves both higher resolution and higher sensitivity image recording with less noise in comparison with the predecessor DMC-GX1
So, it's not gh3 sony sensor
Features are nice, but...Panasonic mentioned that they developed a new sensor for this camera. This means they are not using GH3 sensor? Will have to wait and watch to see the performance of new sensor.
Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: Looks good!But I will wait for a video with third party lenses like tamron 70-300 vc. I have all third party lenses except for 50mm f/1.8. I have cosina 19-35, tamron 70-300 vc, tamron 90mm macro.Canon mentioned that the new live focus technology will not work with some of the canon lenses. Obviously we dont expect them to test with third party lenses, but given that it works only for selective canon lenses I do not want to take chance with my lenses.
If the live view focusing technique works with my lenses, it will be very good to have because of ability to focus with f/8 or smaller (according the imaging resource). That means I can even add 1.4x teleconverter to my tamron 70-300 vc and get autofocus in live mode for stills or videos.
90mm macro is particularly slow focusing. 19-35 is fast. 70-300 is good but not blazingly fast.
Looks good!But I will wait for a video with third party lenses like tamron 70-300 vc. I have all third party lenses except for 50mm f/1.8. I have cosina 19-35, tamron 70-300 vc, tamron 90mm macro.Canon mentioned that the new live focus technology will not work with some of the canon lenses. Obviously we dont expect them to test with third party lenses, but given that it works only for selective canon lenses I do not want to take chance with my lenses.
Looks like a convenient camera phone for occasions where cant carry the camera
Nice Camera!Now, where is my sports lens, Nikon? You promised one at the time of 1 system launch.
Why is Nikon limiting to 110mm? If we get something 220mm (35 mm equiv of 600mm) VR then this combination (with v2) will be good for sports. FT1 adaptor has quite a few restrictions so not suitable for moving subjects.
The title says "Nikon creates 10.5mm F1.8 fast prime lens"But the details are about 18.5mmDid they announce two lenses?
Continious drive 0.8 fps???? For a magazoom camera??Is this a typo?
competetors are talking about 10fps and 12fps!!!
Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: Well done Canon! After spending time, effort and money in R&D you have come up with mirroless camera which is 100 grams lighter than a DSLR. And lenses which are hardly any lighter than DSLR lenses. On top of that no on-board flash, no viewfinder.
@howardroark The distance between lens and sensor can save you no more than 6-7mm of lens diameter. This is hardly 10% weight saving for medium lens. For larege lens which might have 77mm diameter it is still less. Major weight saving can be achieved on DSLR lens itself, a good example is 40mm pancake lens (which is full frame).
2x form factor is not really an issue for wide angle lenses. Nikon has made cheap, light weight 10mm lens for j1. I am sure they will make wider lenses too. However, on the other hand, it is difficult to make a light weight, cheap tele lens for cameras with smaller crop factor (1.5x / 1.6x). No one has made so far, for example, a light weight and cheap 400mm f5.6 lens for aps-c sensor.
"lens size is mainly controlled by the sensor size" : Exactly, that's what I wanted to convey. Why APS-C sensor size? A smaller sized sensor would have given a more compact and light weitht system - which is the objective of mirrorless camera I believe.There are no diffrentiaters. In fact there are some ommissions as I have highlighted. If there is no gain on any front, then why would I buy a mirrorless camera - I will just by the DSLR. Even 1100D is better.
Well done Canon! After spending time, effort and money in R&D you have come up with mirroless camera which is 100 grams lighter than a DSLR. And lenses which are hardly any lighter than DSLR lenses. On top of that no on-board flash, no viewfinder.