Decent image quality from this camera. Those super zoom cameras with the small sensors generate images that look like your shooting through a murky veil. This camera has contrast and clarity. I think this would be a great travel camera for someone who wants a wide range of zoom and no extra lenses to fiddle with.
This makes for a really nice travel camera. It makes fine pictures and the lens is fast and sensor low noise for when the available light is weak.
I do have one concern. The shots using the long end of the zoom are rather soft.
0MitchAG: Damn, that house is cheap af!
No, just advertizing. Note the price said "starting at". The house shown is probably 2x that price.
The large open structures look very modern for their age. Note that he uses large format cameras which should have the digital geeks up in arms.
Just for fun, I copied an image and sampled it down to 6mp. It still looks very watercolor-ish and soft. At 3mp it starts looking quite good. At full resolution, this is the worst I've seen. While I realize that some people would actually want this camera, it is just too much of an image quality compromise to have 16mp and a utra-tele zoom.
capanikon: They look good. Nikon's doing a good job with the 1 series. I think 18mp is probably too much for this size sensor, however, yet I understand Nikon is probably under marketing pressure to juice the megapixel count up higher regardless of whether or not it's a good idea.
I'd say the 18mp sensor is too much for the 10-30 lens. The 11-27mm lens would be a better match for the V3 although it lacks VR.
Looks good but it is clear the 10-30mm kit lens (the weakest in the line-up) can't keep up with the new sensor. High ISO looks amazing for this sensor size. I would have liked to see some architectural shots at base ISO with a better lens.
how did you get the polarizer to work so well with the sky on a wide angle lens?
I'm very glad to see them do this. As time passes, art can deteriorate and colors can shift even though they do their best to preserve it. Having an image can allow future generations to enjoy the art even if the original is lost to some catastrophe.
Some of the images I viewed let you zoom in pretty tight. Perhaps closer than they would let you view them at the actual museum.
The search function is literal. If you misspell the artist's name you get no result. For example, Vangogh returns nothing, Van Gogh returns results. Another thing, it seems to include results unrelated to the artist.
JEROME NOLAS: Lytro, the worst IQ in digital history doesn't want to die with dignity just like Nikon 1...great work comrades!!!
I'm glad to have a Nikon 1. It focuses fast and accurately on what I wanted it to the first time. No need to refocus later.
What are the advantages of the larger sensor? Some I can think of:
Larger Pixels for low noise. The old 645D wasn't that impressive at high ISOs, but this new sensor sounds very interesting.
Smaller DOF for artistic effects. Hopefully Pentax designed the new lenses carefully concerning Bokeh quality.
Smaller apertures before diffraction blurring is noticeable.
Probably others I'm not thinking of.
Here's a YT video of the location now including a satellite view:http://youtu.be/WfUL8UlxqhY
Can't knock a guy who got out of the working dregs into something more enjoyable. I did the same (not photography related) but the monetary enrichment part still eludes me.
810mm is quite the reach for nature photogs. Not too concerned about the price. High initially then it drops later and/or there are discounts.
I have a J1 with three lenses. Only $500 invested and the first camera system I didn't want to sell off after a year or two. Very light and tiny. This new lens would be quite a reach ($) for me though.
These people who complain about Nikon winning the lawsuit are probably the first to complain if their photo gets stolen on the Internet.
Reilly Diefenbach: Not one picture of a landscape to show what 24MP can really do?
When I was flipping through the samples, I had the very same thought. Where are the landscapes?
If the GoPro is out of your price range, check out the Mobius camera for under $80 US. It is very small, beautiful crisp HD video, clear audio with adjustable levels, high dynamic range mode and, apparently, you can get a wide angle lens for it. Plenty of YouTube reviews.
Gorgeous! But can someone tell me why the Vimeo window self pauses? I have to keep hitting play to may it continue.
That's one very expensive grip!