solarsky: Odd, the Nokia 808 gives this a far better run for the money, IMHO...
Yes, it is too bad without changeable lens system and remote control. NEX and Ricoh are much much better. I don't buy it.
Charles Lau: As a long time NIKON fan for more than 30 years, I must say I am deeply disappointed. Nikon reallyndropped the ball on this one. They have the perfect opportunity to lead the mirror less market with an APSC sensor camera to compliment their existing SLR line...and I emphasize compliment, not compete, as Sony did with their NEX line and the E mount. Going to all that trouble to create another sensor format does nothing for the consumer except create more confusion and additional hardware that will be difficult for 3rd party suppliers and lens manufacturers to support. Wouldn't it be great if the new Nikons are APSC, sharing the E mount? ....Just think of all the nice Zeiss glass that may be available. Don't get me wrong, I think both Nikon V models are beautifully designed, but they will be no match against the new Sony NEX5 and NEX7....Sony listened, and gave consumers what they want..I bet the waiting list will be long. Nikon, are you listening?
Yes, very disappointed design with small sensor and aperture lenses. I shall be 100 % giving up. I think Sony NEX lens are much better than Nikon 1 system. Don't burn your money for this preliminary version.
JCM_GDL: This is an advice for Canon to produce a Camcorder with the capabilities of the new DSRLs and the APS-C sensor, with all the manual controls and the camcorder formfactor, compatible with all the Canon lens lineup.
Not such improvement with the VG10! It does not still have the high ISO sentivity setting adjustment, no night shoot and real colour slow shutter and low noise resoluton at high sensitivity for video mode. I treat it as a advance still camera with assistant video capturing. Since the still camera mode has the advance settings better than the video mode. So I am NOT interested to buy it because it is not suitable for low light level videography. Other band camcorders will be the better choices with more features and settings.
RedFox88: What good is a real fast lens (f/1.4) with a manual focus lens? It's not easy to get manual focus right wide open with such a wide aperture. I would not buy this kind of lens.
As far as the optical performance is not designed for AF FX camera, it is too difficult to focus. Cosmetically, the orange colour band of the barrel ring is too urgly, I don't buy it. It should be replaced by a golden colour band like Nikon and Tamron.