tektrader: Would love to know how many people who commented have used a V1 or V2.
I bought a V1 cheap and it has surprised the hell out of me with the PQ. It really is quite good. The build quality is excellent. Sensor size isn't everything and until you try one you should hold your tongues dissing the product.
As someone else said. This will be the king of point and shoot water proof cameras, The existing P&S cameras are just toys compared to the AW1
true, but IQ wise i would go with m4/3 (love my V1 though)but 1k for a V1? i would do E-M5 with a prime olympus.
mosc: Why are the 1's lenses all so slow? The RX100 has a f1.8 28mm equivalent on it that ZOOMS! Would it be so hard to put out an equivalent pancake prime for <$300?
10mm f/2.818,5mm f/1.8aaaand: 32mm f/1.2
fast enough? for me, that works fine...plus you can get c-mount lenses like i did: eg. computar 25mm f/1.3 of sick things like the schneider xenon 50mm f/0.95
yeah, all that: +1 for my Nikon 1
R Thornton: One more product nobody called for. Like the shape though. Now, Nikon, put something spectacular in it for the price already!
it is spectacular. watersealed system camera with a good sensor? fine with me.
did you count, how many waterproof cameras are out there? well?
mgblack74: Oh Nikon. You mention "auto mode" as a feature and then say $999.00 with lens. Contour just folded shop cause they couldn't compete with GoPro. If the fire sale on 1's recently is any indication on what people are willing to pay.......
nikon case for V1 is currently around 500 dollars. when really waterproof, you could simply throw your new AW1 inside the pool/lake and that's just awesome for me. definitely better handling!
i love to see more models in the Nikon 1 lineup.
alatchin: Wow, interesting concept... maybe great for divers at the pricepoint... But a big lens like that, and good light... Well the current rugged point and shoots may have it trumped... I mean in the harshest conditions who wants to change lenses... Just saying.
OMG WE CAN'T USE IT 49ft UNDER WATER AND IT HAS THIS TINY TOY SENSOR OMG !
stanislaff: Maybe first rugged, but definitely second waterproof. The first was OM-D E-M1.
E-M5 was there already my friend...
this is just great....
SunnyFlorida: Thanks for the review and the awesome images! Clearly the 32mm is a superior optical piece, however, (as you stated in your comments ) the sensor is the weak link the system unable to extract the full optical benefits of what the lens is capable of
no, the lens is ONLY capable to work with this sensor. in my opinion the sensor brings this lens to glory. on bigger systems it just would not work, say, like c mount on full frame. so no hypothetical "extraction" of the full optical benefits
well, but you are quite right. nikon 1 sensor is inferior to a good APS-C or expecially Full Frame sensor, no one denies that. High ISO? Dynamic range? i know, i know...fun thing with small sensors like this is, you are able to use small lenese. i love my V1 for exactly this feature. my 18.5 mm 1.8? 70g. some of my awesome c-mounts like 4,8 mm 1.4 or 25 mm 1.3? around 50g. and i can get stunning results with them. not en par with a M9 or D800! long way from it. but then i don't need them to be ;)
dennis tennis: Is there micro AF adjustments for FT lenses?
i don't know it precisely, but i thought PDAF only?
ET2: I really thought in last 3 weeks DPR would have added more cameras with new scene (K-5 II, D800, A99, Pentax Q, Canon G15 are some of the most important ones missing).
i am happy. you guys just added the iso 6400 image for the E-M1.seconds earlier it was still missing and then *baam* i was amazed one more time.i like the new test scenery. very cool
Staxxx: gotta ask......would you upgrade your EM-5 for this?
i would. focus peaking for me is the best thing. i plan to buy voigtländer lenses and peaking would be awesome to use it with.
plus, i owned a nikon 1 v1 and was very happy with C-AF. just shot the buffer full with RAW images and the camera did refocus on its own. very reliable.
some minor things:and the new viewfinder.and the grip (if you like that)and the mode lockand the button config options and layout and numberand the sturdier built (dials on E-M5 seemed fragile)and the new truepic VII engine
biggest downside: it just looks... not appealing compared to E-M5. what beauty that is...
Hugo808: As someone who is looking for a new small walkabout camera, I have to wonder what the advantage of this would be over the Canon 100D?
With that I get a proper viewfinder, a bigger sensor and the lenses are cheaper. There must be something that drags people to m4/3's but I can't fathom it.
LOLi love it when people state the smaller sensor size.
i think, ther are many DSLR user gravitated to FF because APS-C, MFT or other systems have something which is called "crop factor", while full frame systems do not. so -> "full frames are better than anything, because they don't crop!"
ZhanMInG12: I'm not an M43 shooter (Fuji, then Canon and Leica) and has never owned an Olympus camera before, but I'm excited about the EM1. I had a chance to shoot an EM5 last month and was amazed by AF performance and general control fluidity. It's as fast as my 7d - and thus probably faster than almost all APS-C DSLRs. I can shoot basketball games and extreme sports events with an EM5 and not feel hampered by the camera.
These cameras may have smaller sensors, but they are very well built, nicely thought-out and capable bodies for a range of work. That's why M43 is going to stay around, at least until Sony and Fuji gets their lens lineups sorted out.
that's true. the x system is very tempting too.plus there are very nice zeiss lenses *sigh*
tecnoworld: Still no samsung nx300 in the image quality db. It's been out for almost 6 months now. And this om-d, with smaller sensor, is immediately in the database. Puah.
the reason is simple: the EM1 was long anticipated and will ship in the next days. so DPR made the shots of the new testing scenery. big deal, NX300 will follow eventually soon
Pixnat2: Nice picture gallery, I like the diversity, thanks Richard!Portraits with the 45 f/1.8 are phenomenal, this lens rocks : very sharp and nice OOF rendering. But the best : the EM-1 gets rid of residual CA usually seen with this lens The new 12-40 f/2.8 seems very sharp too! Promising.
The 45 f/1.8 got a 23 DxOMark score, which is impressive.well, not as good as Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G or a Zeiss 85 f/1.4 but thats another league...
Axel Vercauteren: I mainly shoot JPEG so the lens corrections including CA are a very welcome surprise. The 'LOW' ISO is also very useful. Can't wait to see more!
with this camera i am temped to shoot in jpeg too. very well
Walsh_uk: Wish it had a fuji sensor then it would be perfect..
the fuji look good because their noise reduction, right? you can't switch it off!
fotoRich: "Continuous and tracking AF has been a stumbling block for mirrorless cameras, so far...": false: Nikon was first to introduce exceptional continuous and tracking AF using a combination of on chip phase and contrast detection in their mirrorless N1 system. This is not the first and no doubt will not be the last time a DPR article has talked about mirrorless systems as if the N1 system didn't exist!
and how well it served me *sigh*
TorsteinH: High ISO looks pretty good compared to my E-M5! Impressive!
no, it is not the exact same sensor.
the EM1 has a (new) sony sensor (the EM5 was not from sony, was it?) with phase contrast capabilities.so, it is kind of a new-generation sensor.that's the reason why there is less noise. really good for my impression!
Zvonimir Tosic: In the last year, three absolutely fantastic and innovative cameras from Olympus, one fantastic from Panasonic, plenty of great new lenses. All going up in quality and performance -- The whole m4/3 in high wave riding.And from DSLR makers? Innovation in deep slumber: Nikon and Canon repackage, dumb and scale down, Pentax busy with repainting of the same old cameras, Sony even mocks the DSLR shape by squeezing in it an ultracheap mirrorless camera.Who would have guessed ...
DSLRs are still sold like warm bread because many people THINK these and these cameras alone will give them good images.mirrorless cameras are eyeballed as toys by many users. mostly males, by the way.i encoutered many guys, who think FF are "just the right cameras" and mirrorless are "mäusekino" (toys)