benvision: could dpr please test the cameras from a tweekers point of view... ie shoot the sample jpgs with the sharpening and NR set to its weakest settings. since the defaults are almost useless... especially for sony in camera jpgs.
also shoot ETTR for the raw files... the raw samples seem underexposed by almost a stop.
i think moving forward with these things will help the beginners and the advanced users alike. testing should be done at the limit of the cameras capability... maybe one of the staff members can create a dedicated section in each review for this type of testing.
turning everything down for JPGs would gve a result nearly like the RAW result. JPG engine results are important to show too.
As for RAW, I believe they've said their goal is to get the same overall exposure (amount of light recorded) which is why shot settings might differ slightly from camera to camera. They've said a studio test scene takes a long time to setup and perform.
What I'm seeing, RAW is at ISO 400 and above the a77 is 1 stop noisier than the d7000 and 7D/60D/T3i and 2 stops noisier than the 5D2 and a900. Maybe the official release of the a77 in ACR will improve noise in a77 RAW.
walfaro: It is too bad we cannot compare to Nikon D3X in this webpage....
Use the Sony a900 instead. It will be close to the d3x (raw) but the d3x will be a little bit better (more detail with less noise).
IcyVeins: I've got to admit, even though I am unexcited about the camera itself, those awesome color choices almost make me want one. Think how cool it would look to have a red camera with a green lens! Or Teal with a pink lens!
Yet women will sometimes buy things because of color and color alone! Matching their car, purse or favorite color!
Something tells me only the 10mm lens will be color and be a kit lens where you can't order just a camera body or just the 10mm lens. Remember this camera system is meant for P&S upgraders and nobody will have a lens already for this camera so there will be no body-only option.
Marty4650: Please tell me someone pushed the color saturation up in photoshop.
Surely these cannot be the actual colors for cameras that cost up to $900?Perhaps for a $149 compact....
This is a fun camera system and the colors are very appropriate for their targeted customers.
Octane: Impressive little cameras. I can see these to be very appealing to people who want to get more into photography after being fed up with their camera phones or compacts.
The technology in these two little cameras is amazing.
The focusing of the V1 should make the nex and m4/3 offerings collect dust on store shelves. Plus 60 fps at 10 MP.
Peter Horn: These color versions are ridiculous!
To a photo enthusiast, maybe. But not for women who want a small good camera! ;)
Hear2see: I wonder who the fall guy is going to be on this one........ a wasted effort by Nikon...sad
No, you're thinking of the Pentax Q which this is not. It's much better than the Q as well as much better than the nex and m4/3 attempts.
eyedo: I'm a professional photog and like to carry a P&S in my bag or in my purse.If one of my clients saw me with one of these I'd be the talk of the town for the next 20 years..and not in a good way!
I like elegant cameras.Leica's..The Fuji x100. Pro Nikon bodies(elegant tanks!)Those candy colored cameras are for kids..with rich parents!
Really? You're a professional photographer, yet you show no website or email address.. and you seem to do a bit of trolling. Guess what? I'm an astronaut! LOL If you would be embarrassed to show your different photographic tools, you are not a confident professional!
digby dart: Perhaps Nikon think if they ignore the Fuji X100 it will go away.
The x100 is a pretty limited camera when compared to the V1
vastoulis: Nikon V1 dimensions: 113mm x 76mm x 44mmOlympus E-P1 dimensions: 126mm x 70mm x 36.4 mm NEEED I SAY MORE?Sorry Nikon, if I decide to fork out some cash for equipment this Christmas it makes much more sense to look at the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS. This way I get an approximately same sized camera with twice as big a sensor. Nice colours on the J1 though!
It really sounds like the focusing on the V1 is miles ahead of the nex and m4/3. Focusing speed, ability, and quality have been the crux of m4/3 and the nex. What good is a high quality camera if focusing is slow and inaccurate?
zapatista: The V1 is the pretty much the same size as my G3:113x76x44 mm's (V1) vs.115x84x47 mm's (G3) IQ I'm sure is better with the G3 and less resolution but a touchscreen fully articulated LCD. Oh yeah, an the G3 is at the very least $200 less (I got mine for $570 inc. tax direct from Panasonic).
It's either smaller or it's bigger or it's the exact same size. The V1 is smaller than your g3.
RedFox88: I can't seem to find a note about this. Does the Nikon 1 have in-body image stabilization via a moving image sensor or even optically in the lenses?
Henry: vibration, nor VR, nor stabilization are mentioned in the press release. Go and zoom in on lens photos if you wish but I was looking through the official information from Nikon as posted here!
Artur81: the lenses are VRII. So Vr is in the lens.
Thanks, do you know how to use the "reply" link?
Paul Janders: It's hard to believe that the company that designed the F5 also designed this monstrosity. Somebody needs to loose their job over this.
To use the word "monstrosity" would imply something being very large and monster like. This is not the case, it is a small camera. Back to english class you go!
I can't seem to find a note about this. Does the Nikon 1 have in-body image stabilization via a moving image sensor or even optically in the lenses?
Antonio Rojilla: All they had to do was to put the new sensor in a P7100 body -and replace the OVF with the EVF maybe- and they could have had a winner: great ergonomics, lots of controls, flash, hot-shoe, VF, tilting LCD... That, or try to make this cameras as small as the XZ-1, pancake included. At their current size and with the lack of so many body features -they even lack a grip!- it's hard to see the point.
Yet the V1's image sensor is much bigger than the one in the p7100 yet the V1 is smaller than the p7100.
Absolutic: Just reviewed and downloaded images from J1 posted at digital-resource and I am not happy with what I am seeing. These images look like typical images from point-and-shoot camera. They just dont look like images from DSLR, or even m4/3. Detail is not there. I hope it is just a prototype, and actual camera would be better. I do like the idea that I can put my 85 1.4D on this thing and have a 200+mm F/1.4 lens on my camera, which would be phenomenal for concerts etc. I will reserve my judgment until I see more samples.
Slapping a huge 85 f/1.4 on the V1 isn't the goal of the camera. Read the info provided by Nikon's head of R&D and you'll see their target is P&S upgraders. They see the high end EVIL camera market to be a niche` market that won't be a place to sell much.
putomax: last nex 7's sample gallery -->151 commentsannouncement of N1 system ---> so far, 669 comments
Yes more buzz over the V1 than interest in the nex7. Nikon has learn from those that entered the EVIL market first and took that into their design. Canon coming last, we'll see what they offer next year!