When using the EF-S / EF adaptor on the camera is there any additional crop factor ? Been told there isn't which would really suit me fine - anyone know for sure ?
Again I have to agree - the Nikon 1 makes no sense and should be binned as a format. As a DSLR user I select which camera/ which lens/which format and am loyal to my brands - Nikon & Canon. Of these only Canon seems to have considered the question of what next when someone wishes to progress but doesn't want the full size etc of a normal DSLR. If I were in the market today and wanted another brand or wanted to have as small a camera as possible it would be Panasonic or Olympus, not Sony menus too complex, boring lens range - last on my list would be a Nikon 1.
Nikon really do need a rethink - I predict that sales of the 1 will increase as each new model comes along - however such sales will be miles behind their main rivals and now we have the Canon EOS M to look forward too, not good for Nikon.
Time running out Nikon - bin it and move on...
dontbsme_1a: THE SENSOR STILL IS A COMPLETE JOKE, but the price is better....
Not by much ! A few weeks ago I saw the Panasonic G3 4 3 camera for just £199 - now that's a price cut (and a good camera too). Sorry Nikon must try harder.
3a: its too early to thrash a new system. as the system and sensor evolves, i guess, nikon 1 will supplement a pro shooter well along with his/her DSLR.lets wait for fast primes and light weight telephotos. till then i am not buying it ;)and i really dont want more then 10 or 12 MP in my camera. and i think 99% of world's photographers doesnt need it on a regular basis.
If Panasonic & Olympus didn't ALREADY offer better performing 4 3 cameras and if Canon & Sony didn't offer much higher quailty APS-C cameras I would agree. Frankly I feel that Nikon have made a huge error with their 1 series - only a matter of time before they go 2 series which I guess will be 4 3.
Tord S Eriksson: First: English is not my native tongue, but bear with me, please!
Never before have a camera system with such a small sensor produced such good results. The reason is, they say, the novel design of the sensor, where light hitting one pixel has a very small chance of affecting the pixels around it, while a more normal sensor have problems with light spreading from pixel to pixel, thus they had to be physically bigger to give good, contrasty, results.
Some 7D owners have done comparative shots with their V1s and found the two very comparable. So these small sensors are as good as some full-size sensor cameras!
I have taken identical (as good as I can) shots with my V1, my NEX-5N, my K-5, and my wife's OM-D. And the differences at normal ISOs not that big, as long as you use the sharpest lenses you have (as the pixel density is high, low resolution lenses fall on their faces).
The best thing with a small sensor is that a comparable short zoom become a long zoom.
I love long zooms!
I think you make a good point - the Nikon 1 series are good if you don't expect much and don't push it beyond base ISO. And as a sub sensor they have lots of DOF. And that's the problem, there are plenty of good cameras able to perform at at least the same level and many are cheaper. Panasonic & Olympus also have some fab PRIME lenses.
I take pics on my S90 (Sony sensor) and on a 6 x 4 its as good as my DSLR's - however the image lacks punch and detail if you look closely.
I had a friend who always used long lenses almost as if he didn't want to become involved with his subject even if it was a family member...I think he was shy as none of his pictures were good despite all his care ! I love using tele zooms ( my Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR etc) so reducing the background clutter. My Canon 60 Macro is really good at this - lovely lens - but only fits my Canon APS-C. Shame.
Ian: Sadly the guys who write comments on this part of the site are not really interested in the camera, just making stupid comments on a camera which they would never buy one.
Very true Ian - perhaps its because as loyal users proud of our brands we expect more from the Number 2 camera brand in the world and since Nikon doesn't listen forums like it are the only places we can vent our feelings.
hammerheadfistpunch: This camera produces fairly good images (the J1) but I can't get over how cheap it felt in my hand and in use...and how expensive it was. I just think Nikon missed the boat here...sure you can put nikkor lenses on it...but if you're going to be carrying around nikkor lenses, just get a D series. and it seems like the CX format lenses aren't anything special and they just feel bad. I mean...cheap. An MFT camera is nearly as big and more usable with great lens selection (i know CX is new), and a D series nikon is in the same price range, and the RX100/LX7 give you just as good of images in a much smaller package...I just can't wrap my head around it.
Nothing to worry about my friend - format stinks, the early lenses are soft and the whole thing is a case of 'group think' (never a good thing look at the mess Europe is in) and to cap it all its too expensive.
I'm loyal to my main brands Nikon & Canon but can see no reason why I might consider the 1 format (other than using some Nikkor lenses via an expensive mount plate) - if I was going sub format and wanted to save money it would be Panasonic, If I wanted to go sub format with money it would be Olympus, if I wanted to go APS-C it would be Canon ESO M.
marike6: The J1/V1 are fun to use, no nonsense cameras. Blazing AF, burst mode, and image processing, super responsive menu systems, superb IQ especially at base ISO, and quite decent video with full manual control. The CX 2.7 Xs crop is not great for wide angle fans, but it's fantastic for applications where you need some reach.
People forget that the Nikon 1 system is in it's infancy, but when Nikon finally does get to announcing some fast primes, this is going to be an even more interesting system.
If I want this why wouldn't I buy a Panasonic 4 3 instead - which is cheaper, has better IQ and already has access to some great prime lenses ???
Nowerdays if tech doesn't sell it's dead.
Nikon will not have years to develop this system.
Nikon should stop digging a hole....
pc168: The IQ at base ISO is excellent for such a small sensor. However, high ISO performance is steps behind its rivals. That is unforgivable in nowadays technology.
As a Nikon (and Canon owner of long-standing) I simply can't believe just how poor these cameras are and how expensive they are. Me bitter ? Oh yep. I expect much more from a brand like Nikon. The brochure is telling - I have a copy here somewhere - the first two pages are from the designers of the cameras telling us how great the bits they worked on are. I suspect the idea was to place industry endorements and awards in this section - well that worked well !
Nikon go to Plan B and bring out the 2 System (APS-C) as soon as please.
flipmac: Gotta admin, max shutter speed of 1/16000s is impressive, but still not interested. Still no real hotshoe, expected more from the on sensor PDAF, no touchscreen, still expensive, and so on.
How often does anyone use such a high speed? Also be careful as Nikon CHEATS on its specs- example 60 FPS - YES - but only for 12 fames - Super slow motion - YES - but only at super low res. So as I said Nikon cheats on its specs - best not believe all you read!
So, I have two questions: 1: What happens to the V1 model now? 2: Why haven't Nikon woken up and dumped the whole lot in the nearest bin?
Sorry Nikon but your 1 format is never repeat never going to be a huge seller (unless it becomes very cheap - which it won't) as current 4 3 cameras are already better and your main rivals Canon & Sony have gone APS-C, which is MILES better.
I predict that Nikon will HAVE to bring out another new format - guess - APS-C to compete. 2013 ? Just watch!
Kinda makes me glad that as a Nikon owner I didn't get sucked into this 1 format that SUCKS!
Frank Minster: Does an artist use one paint brush? Does a mechanic use one tool? NO! Look at this camera for the purpose it's intended. I use my Canon 7D for Weddings and take my Canon 50D as a backup camera. These are only used for special events. I have the Sony HX-100V for everyday shooting where a telephoto lens would be needed. I also have the Canon S95 as a pocketable camera where there might be low light situations and don't need the long telephoto range. Each camera has it's strenghts and weaknesses. My knowing what they are will determine which camera will be used. I acheive great results will all the cameras listed. Every camera has it's good points and bad points and DPR tries to point them out with their reviews. I for one appreciate the work they do, however I am the one who ultimately decides which camera to purchase based on the knowledge gathered here and other sites and the intended use of the purchase.
I have to agree - we all get hung up on which camera is best for this and which other camera is best for something else. Two tales - both true - Saturday I attended a wedding (ex pro photographer now doing car hire) - the 'Pro" used 2x Canon 1 D series cameras with a bag of L lenses - pity he didn't seem to know what to do with them, boy did he take his time - never a good sigh when the pro checks EVERY exposure on the camera back before taking the next image, on Sunday I bumped into a guy who shoots weddings part time - he uses a basic Fuji bridge style compact camera - a super zoom 28-300 bog basic thing - he has no plans nor desire to buy anything 'better' as he said it gives him the quality, speed needed and most importantly he says his customers like his informal not dragging a 'huge bag/tripod/lighting rig with him style'.
So there You/I/ We have it forget your 5D3/ 7D / D800/ D3 etc - get a £200 Fuji instead!!
inevitable crafts studio: booooooooring, a nikon 1 with a bigger sensor, i guess they needed 7 years of developement and a team of 25 highly trained dolphins to find out that people like mirrorless now :)
i mean seven years ago of course, because NOW people want mirrorless bodies that behave like real cameras and are made like a tool, not a toy.
LOL! But at least Canon have done as they said they would by not supporting the 4 3 format which they are on record as dissing. I think that Nikon have made a terrible mistake with their 1 series and I predict that they will be forced to introduce a completely revised system. I love the idea of a compact high quality camera - both Panasonic and the new Olympus OM-D seem excellent - I wish that Sony would spend as much as time on their lens range as they do on new camera bodies (menus are still too complex), as a Nikon/ Canon owner user if 'forced' to select another brand I'd go for the OM-D today - well done Olympus. Takes me back to my OM days - but that's another story.
Well, I'd love one. I either drag my Canon DSLR kit inside my LowePro or Billingham bags or take my sweet Canon s90 (wonderful sensor - thank you Sony) - the new M range might be a good half way point. So pleased they didn't do a Nikon 1 series and damage the brand overall. Anyone brought one yet - no, didn't think so. Predict the J1 will be going for £199 with lens this time next year....
Anyway back to the EOS M - sure its early days/ early models and the prices are too high....all normal.
Fancy that 22mm (35mm F2) lens which takes me back to my days shooting film (and some digital) with a Nikkor 35 f2 - pity that it tended to flare/ ghost but an ideal walk about lens and so much lighter than any of the super zooms we all tend to use today ( today I often carry a 15-85 & 24-105L plus longer lenses etc) so yep - roll on a Canon EOS M and save my back!
I think this is cool but having used multi-shot with film (via a Nikon in the 1980's) and via layers (etc) in Photoshop this is a great time saver. However I doubt that it will become main stream but I could see it as a fad for a few months until everyone gets bored of it.
I'm with Ken Rockwell - if I could magic one old idea up for my next Canon it would be Eye Control which was fantastic - NONE of the current DSLR range has this - dammed useful and much missed. You look, the camera focusing where you are looking - fantastic!
So now we have further confirmation - owners are so shy (shamed) by having a V1 or J1 that they can now hide it whilst using it!!
This story is a gift to all of us who think Nikon have dropped a huge brick (made a mistake for our none British readers) !!
Anstef: After the G1-X now the EOS-M. Canon marketing completely lacks creativity and they will create confusion among consumers versus the excellent M43 Panasonic GX-1 and Olympus OM-D EM-5. This camera seems very expensive for what it offers.
No, sorry Canon are only doing what Canon will to protect its share of the market. I do however agree with your views on the G1X - as a Canon owner I feel its way over priced, very plastic and not nice to use. However the picture quality is good. Let's see if Nikon do a second gen Nikon 1 now or introduce another mirror less system to compete. Last point - Canon have track record of introducting new kit at a very high price point which then falls over time, then again which manufacture doesn't ????
Well done Canon for sticking with APS-C format, I think the last 12 months have proved to Canon that this was/is the correct route. Canon have never been keen on the 4/3 format and must have seen what a DISASTER the Nikon 1 (cause they've only sold 1) format has been for Nikon.
Gonna get me one soon as......
No, I think this is a bad move - people often buy into a brand via their 1st camera - typically this is a compact camera. No entry point = less future DSLR sales. Pentax have done some excellent cameras in the past such as the Spotmatic, ES, ME Super, MX, LX as well as some interesting compacts such as the Auto 110. I simply feel (sadly) that Pentax need an injection of fresh thinking and some decent marketing - their latest fresh items aren't too hot and their marketing ?? Do they do marketing? Please Pentax contact me I'd be happy to help you out with a few suggestions!
PS - why no FF Pentax ? Simply buy the tech in (like Nikon have from Sony) there are millions of potential sales from the ranks of Pentax, Ricoh, Chinon etc etc users out there.
Solid review of the Nikon D800 D4 and Canon 5D3 on U Tube - check out: Full frame shoot out: D4 vs D800 vs 5Dmk III - not my video-but very interesting.