I have used both iPads and Windows-based tablet PCs for several years. I've found that the Windows-based tablets have been far better machines for creating content than iPads. Good, precise Pen support, a flexible file-management system, and fully-featured apps will be needed before the iPad can truly start to replace a Macbook Pro or Air. A computer like a mash-up of the MS Surface Pro 3 with Mac OS X + strong pen support would do the trick.
cyuill2007: I am convinced that, in general, those who dis the Nikon 1 system have never shot pictures with a Nikon 1 camera, or even picked one up. I have a Nikon D7000, and I get great images from it. Good camera! I have owned and been shooting with a Nikon V1 for 3 weeks, and I can get shots with it, when used right, that approach those I get with the D7000. I much prefer the videos I can get with the V1. And if I have to carry around a camera for an entire day I'd much rather carry around a V1 than a D7000.
These very nice test shots (which I recognize as being taken in and around Victoria BC Canada) indicate to me that the V2 produces similar images to the V1. I doubt I'll pick one up as I'm satisfied with my V1. But I am convinced that Nikon created a very viable mirrorless system that will only improve with age.
I don't think the Nikon 1 cameras will be to everyone's taste. That's why it's good there are lots of good alternatives.
My $0.02 worth.
You'll notice I referred specifically to using tele lenses with the V1. The extra crop factor of the V1 allows tighter composition of distant subjects. Last year I went out to take shots of snowy owls with my D7000 and a 70-300mm zoom and a 300mm prime lens. At 300mm the FOV with a D7000 is like a 450mm lens on a FF camera. The owls seemed distant using those lenses with my D7000. With the V1 the FOV is more like that of an 800mm lens on a FF body. Since the V1's 10 MP sensor has a higher pixel density than the D7000's I expect that I should get sharper shots than by cropping D7000 images down to only 4 or 3 MP, assuming the resolution of the lenses is sufficient. The few test shots I've done with the 70-300 indicate it should do a decent job.
Tord S Eriksson: Why didn't your team use some better lens? You used the 10-30 which is known to be the worst of them that are available for the Nikon 1 system!
All shots look a bit flat, and compact camera-like!
I had great hopes for the V2, but these shots are, on the whole, totally uninspiring! So I'll have to live with my V1 - sigh!
The V1 is the weirdest camera there is, button-arrangement-wise, but a darling when it comes to take photos, with any lens but the 10-30!
Tord, I am a bit surprised you think the 10-30 is "the worst" kit lens out there. I'm satisfied with my copy, and I'm quite fussy about the quality of my lenses. I was pleasantly surprised by the sharpness of some closeup shots I took with the lens at 30mm. I only wish the maximum aperture was f/2.8-4 rather than f/3.5-5.6. But I guess a faster lens would have to be a bigger one.
I appreciate your comments re the RX100. I looked at possibly getting a premium compact digicam as Xmas gift for my wife. She played around with my V1 for a few minutes and decided she didn't care for it. The V1 is definitely not a camera for her.
While testing a few premium compacts I was surprised at how fast their operation was. One of these cameras would probably have served me as well as the V1 did when I was on a recent trip. Perhaps better.
What causes me to still favor the V1 overall, however, is the ability to interchange lenses, and use existing Nikon lenses via the FT1 adapter. I'm looking forward to doing some bird photography with the V1 fitted with my 70-300mm zoom or 300 f/2.8 prime lens. You cannot do that with a premium compact. I also found the V1's built-in viewfinder to come in very handy when photographing in bright sunlight.
I am convinced that, in general, those who dis the Nikon 1 system have never shot pictures with a Nikon 1 camera, or even picked one up. I have a Nikon D7000, and I get great images from it. Good camera! I have owned and been shooting with a Nikon V1 for 3 weeks, and I can get shots with it, when used right, that approach those I get with the D7000. I much prefer the videos I can get with the V1. And if I have to carry around a camera for an entire day I'd much rather carry around a V1 than a D7000.