tomkaten: I found the music totally unfit as well. No disrespect to its composer or those who enjoyed it, but images from space, IMO, should have space music. I even went as far as to replace it with something a bit more to my taste and now I have a watchable video. You can find it below, if you care to see how it looks.
I actually clicked on your link, expecting some original piece of music. Maybe classical. Or some ambient.
I sincerely hope you are being sarcastic.
Those powerful images really deserve more than some copy pasted cliché soundtrack from the mid 80s.
jmmgarza: Nice photos horrid music.
@ CamerLabTester. You're calling the music "cheap crap". I'm saying "it fits the video".
Who's close minded?
Bet you call pictures taken by others you don't like, also "cheap crap".
I find it to be an excellent companion with the images. Random, endless and chaotic , but it all still fits together.Quite like the subject in the video.
Open your mind.
gw5815: I was there. The most amazing part of the demo was the crowd picture and poster picture, and both of those were legit. The Kevin Lynch pic was just the comedy at the end.
The demonstration was crazy crazy awesome.
That crowd picture doesn't look like genuine, all day blur at all. It has sharp edges and detail in it, it just doesn't look right.
Very Hopper-like indeed. I like it very much. The simplicity is powerful.
Tom Cody: It seems to me that DPR is being very biased on the new Nikon 1. If you remember back when the Nex 3/5 first came out, DPR gave them very low scores (65 or 66% I believe), then after a firmware upgrade, the score went up to 70%.
Here are a few quotes from the Nex 3/5 review:
…We weren't impressed with the cameras when we first encountered them but an unexpectedly significant firmware update has dramatically improved the shooting experience for enthusiast users…Where the NEXs really impress is the PASM modes where you can take full advantage of the large, very capable sensor…
Well, the Nikon 1 does not have PASM modes or a large very capable sensor, and no firmware upgrade will ever fix that.
So if DPR uses the same logic and reviews the Nikon V1 from the same perspective as they did the Nex 3/5, then you would logically expect a score <65%.
Don’t count on it, DPR is clearly is biased and I'm betting they will give the Nikon 1 a 70% +
Are you eleven years old?
PatrickP: This camera is basically designed for people with a lot of fast / long nikkors and wanna go lighter and longer , not the P&S / mirrorless crowd actually....
with the f-mount adapter :
slap on a 24/1.4G and it becomes 70m f/1.4, with AF50/1.4G becomes 135mm f/1.485/1.4G becomes 230mm f/1.4
all of the above combined with the camera weight about 2 pounds in a fairly small package. even with the 24/1.4 , shooting at f/1.4 it's A LOT of subject isolation. at f/1.4 you would hardly ever shoot above ISO800....
also:70-200 becomes 190-510mm f/2.8 VR70-200 VR2 + 2X TC becomes 380-1080mm f/5.6 VR. (think telescope...)
i can't say i'm not excited....
@JackieMy tiny and handy Switar 25mm f1.4 on my E-PL1 does an excellent job. You call me mad? Small sensors, means smaller lenses usable.
Since when is aperture number an indication of noise?
An f1.4 stays and f1.4, no matter what body you put behind it. A f2.8 lens does not "become" a 4.0 lens. And it will be a big step forwards from the kitlens in the Nikon 1 system. You're making it look like it is not and that the lenses are becoming -less- practical.
While for fans of long teles and in good, normal light, this a great combo.
Fotogeneticist: I've just been waiting for a small body to stick on the end of my Nikkor glass to use for video in a package that can fit in a book bag. I've already got a D-SLR for everything else.
Yes. AF with AF-S lenses.
Doug Frost: I'm completely underwhelmed by these samples. Interchangeable lenses notwithstanding, there are a number of compact cameras that outclass the Nikon 1. The new Canon S100 is smaller, less expensive, has a faster lens and higher IQ. It can even produce a passable bokeh at the short end. You can forget bokeh entirely with the N1 system.
I don't know what Nikon was thinking. Did they really believe that compact camera owners would consider the ability to put an assortment of mediocre lenses on a mediocre camera an upgrade?
@ Doug.So... the Canon is better because the default settings have higher saturation and contrast? Right. Am sure the D3x is also worse than a D3100, because the images are less punchy. And we all know it will be impossible to change the saturation and contrast settings of the Nikon 1 to our personal preference. Nikon won't let us. Of course. You make so much sense it almost hurts.
I would sincerely be surprised if the Canon S100 offered better ISO 3200 files. The RAW files posted outperform my E-PL1, which has a slightly bigger sensor than the Nikon 1.
And you claim the Canon S100 is even better?
I don't understand why people continue stating facts that don't make any sense. At. All. Just jumping on the wagon? Being bored? Who knows.
Henry M. Hertz: http://www.43rumors.com/nikon-versus-micro-four-thirds-comparison/
for the mentally challenged who still think the nikon system is smaller then m34...
Why use the Nikon body -with- EVF to compare with a body without an EVF and post those pictures?
They "accidentally" forgot about the other model, the J1, which actually IS smaller than the Olympus.
They mention it in a small link below. How convenient.
zanypoet: Cursed small sensors. Nikon is bringing knife to a gun fight.
Wrong. You expected a gun for a gunfight because you like guns. Nikon actually brought a knife to a stick fight - for people who like sticks but want something better, but don't like guns.
yukonchris: As a photographer, I'm disappointed. As an Olympus user, I'm quite pleased.
Frankly, I don't see Nikon's 1 System threatening Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, or Samsung who offer better looking cameras with bigger sensors, and similar form factors. Sony's NEX models, in particular, look much better.
Also, if Nikon pumps tons of cash into promoting their tiny sensor range, it will only serve to reinforce Olympus' long standing assertion that the 4/3rds sensor really is the best compromise for most common photographic tasks, sitting as it does, well above this new camera's sensor in size, and only slightly down from APS-C in size. In short, Nikon may prove that 4/3rds is the sweet-spot in sensor design, providing both quality and compactness.
I don't think Olympus and Panasonic could have wished for a better scenario. The System 1 - Too large to be compact, too ugly to be chic, too small to be good. How's that for a sales line? Olympus and Panasonic should send Nikon thank you letters.
How can you say this, when the samples floating around actually show the same or slightly better high ISO performance or jpeg-NR than Oly's aging sensor.
ISO 3200: http://pliki.optyczne.pl/Nik1/10/nik10_fot06.jpg
And I have an E-PL1. I agree on dof, but not on image quality.Let's hope they start to pump out a new generation m4/3 sensor, as a response. Inertia is bad for everyone.
TrapperJohn: This is most interesting. It's a major maker finally endorsing the micro/mirrorless concept. It's a very interesting AF system. It's an ultra low profile camera, no one will notice when you have one. It's most of the creativity without most of the hassle.
No, it doesn't replace a dslr, not yet anyway. And it doesn't stand a chance in the gearhead spec quoting wars and pro wannabe wars.
But these micro systems are terrific for those times when you don't want a lot of bulky, garish equipment dominating your day.
Nice job, Nikon. Especially, nice job of exercising restraint and coming up with something practical.
The current m4/3 sensor in the Pen is outdated. I've seen the Nikon 1 sample at ISO 800 (jpeg) and it looks cleaner and more detailed than my E-PL1. Should this be a indication for the allround performance, the only thing you loose with this system, is shallow dof. Think off the possibilities with fast c-mount lenses. No vignetting or soft corners at all.
Peiasdf: How do you manual focus with a switch?
Instead of turning faster or slower, you push harder or softer. It's the same thing. Try to open your mind.
And it's completely silence, good news for HD movies.
Eric Glam: My disappointments with the NEX-7:
1. No clean HDMI-out. When connected to an HDTV, it displays all the menus along with the video feed, and the resolution is not 1920x1080, but less.
2. No touch-screen LCD. The NEX-5N has a touch screen, why not the NEX-7?I know it has 3 dials, which is great, but why not add the touch capability as well?I know a lot of folks who love using touch-focus, and it's missing here.
3. The screen only tilts up and down, like on the NEX-5 and NEX-5N. I really wanted a hinge mechanism just like the one on the A77.
4. Anyone here know how many focus points the NEX-7 is supposed to have?And how many of those are cross-type?Sony gladly mentions this on the A77 and A65, but no word what-so-ever of this feature on the NEX cams.
What's the point in having touch focus when you use an EVF with focussing aids? You want to put your finger in the small space between your face and the screen?
How can that be a "missing" feature?
the great fiction: I apologize if this is a naive question, but why are the NEX lenses so large?
I realize their sensors are larger than those of the m4/3 system, but Leica has full frame range finders with rather small lenses.
Any insight on this question would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Leica lenses are primes, you can't zoom in or out and they don't have AF motors/electronics. The Sony lenses have these two extra functions built in, like most DSLR lenses. But you can always put a Leica lens on a NEX, if you use an adapter.
pastorthomas: Fujifilm cameras are not worth fussing over. The SD15 is another fine example why Fuji doesn't make cameras for ease of use. They make them to get you to think that you don't know jack about how to use a camera. The SD15 was really frustrating to use. Not consistent with its exposure, and yes, you had to process all the images to get anything out of the camera. Now comes this Fujifilm FinePix x100 camera that wasn't made for ease of use, even though it's basically a point and shoot camera. There is no rhyme with the reason why they have done some of the things that they have done with the new x100. It will sell only because it is nostalgic not because it is a good camera. Put a high price tag on anything and people will think that the product must be good. But then the saying goes, "there is a sucker born every day," and Fujifilm is banking on that with this camera.
You should start from scratch. You're completely wrong and mixing brands and models. Back to the drawing board.