PLUS: Interesting ! CONS: Interesting ! VERDICT: Interesting !
Pik2004: I'm really considering jumping over to Sony for mirrorless. I've been waiting way tooooooooo long for Nikpn to come up with APS Sensor mirrorless (or even better FF). I hate to say it, but Sony has what I want. Really WTF Nikon! I've been using Nikon since early 1980s and would hate to change to different system, especially to Sony......... but ist seems like I have no other choice.
Its painful when you switch brands - I loved my Nikon FE and still have my FM. I used lots of Nikon stuff including for a short time a Nikon F3T (wish I still had that one) all the way into digital - but be bold I switched my main brand across to Canon several years ago and I don't regret it. No brand is perfect and they all make mistakes but Nikon are not Nikon as I used to know them. Shame.
shaocaholica: So for a few hundred more dollars you can have FF mirrorless. This is a joke.
And access to AF Zeiss glass… mouth watering.
Marty4650: I don't think Nikon gets it.
Small MILC cameras exist because they are tiny, and perfect for street shooters and travelers. They are great for a large pocket or purse and are perfect for social events, or any time you want to travel light or be discreet.
They work best with fast primes and pancake zoom lenses.
Birders and wildlife photographers don't need tiny cameras. They need image quality and reach. Do you really need a tiny camera if you are already hauling an eight pound tripod around with you?
So... along comes Nikon with a camera twice as big and twice as expensive as a Panasonic GM1. And it has a sensor half as large. But they saved you a whopping 1 gram of weight by using a memory card designed for a cell phone!
Exactly what is the point?
Nikon has created yet another overpriced MILC camera that will sit on the shelves and end up being sold at clearance prices six months from now. And this will validate their decision to keep making DSLRs for another 50 years.
Yep - but at least it doesn't have a mirror box to drop oil and muck on to the sensor ! As for backwards compatibility Nikon have been stuffing their older users for years whilst still banging on about the classic F mount…I use both Canon & Nikon and neither brand is perfect - but Nikon is simply not customer focused. Great spec cameras / silly faults - which Nikon refuse to admit to, very very damaging.
Shamael: A fantastic camera in shape, look and functionality, opposed to a price that is a horrible joke. Tree times better looking that the old one does not needs to be paid tree times the real price. One more camera to buy when they sell it out for 250$ in a year or 2.
Yep - I'll 'dig deep' and part with $250 for one then too. Shouldn't be long….
Tonio Loewald: What Nikon does with their pricing baffles me. This is an interesting camera (and the new 70-300 is an interesting lens) but by pricing it at $1200 the conversation is all about price, and we all know it will sell for less very soon, and far less after that, which just burns loyal customers.
The 1024x768 EVF is a nice surprise (since the V1 and V2 are 800x600). (I refuse to use the millions of dots lies the camera companies are so fond of.)
I like the spec too - but your 100 % correct - that price is GAME OVER….perhaps it'll hit £200 like the V1 did - we can live in hope...
david vella: The Nikon 1 V3 makes it official - the decision makers at the company are now mad as hatters!
Well, I kinda like the spec and I love using mirror less cameras. Neither Canon nor Nikon have caught up with the new format yet but they will. I hope Canon bring out a similar spec EOS-M ( M3 anyone - a little Leica joke there) but NOT at over £1K - otherwise they'll be hatters as well. PS - I use both Nikon & Canon so am NOT a one brand fanboy !!
PLUS: Nikon 1 gets new flagship with excellent big boy spec. CONS: Nikon 1 gets new flagship with not so excellent big boy price ! VERDICT: 3rd time lucky or going down for the 3rd and final time ?
PLUS: New super fast CF format cards CONS: Nikon trying to get people to switch to XQD format ? VERDICT:New super fast customer alert ( from Nikon - SHOCK - are they learning at last ?)
PLUS: Samsung tries again to sell some real cameras. CONS: Small camera from a small camera brand. VERDICT: Stick to SMART phones - you know that's where the future is..
PLUS: RED China steps in and takes firm action against a DUFF problem and dishonest retailers (well done!) CONS: More damage to Nikon all to save 'face' of a few top executives VERDICT: Nikon and some of its dealers caught RED handed.
PLUS: Nice nice brass body. CONS: That is simply not nice to hold ...remember the 'Simply Hold A Pentax' marketing strap line guys? Sadly its designers didn't….
PLUS: Solid likeable camera with decent performance. CONS: That you know its the least they could get away with for the maximum money (roll on the MK2).
PLUS: That its such a stunning little lens with STM motor. CONS: That Canon have totally FAILED to follow it up with any other decent PRIME STM lenses - SHAME ON YOU CANON.
PLUS: That SIGMA dare to do a zoom with an F 1.8 CONS: That it covers such a very limited range.
PLUS: Looks like a CONTAX RTS (Mk1) from certain view points. CONS: That it costs as much as the RTS did in its date taking in to account the 30 years between the two cameras.
PLUS: New ZEISS glass with AF! CONS: That because it fits Sony so few people will ever buy one.
PLUS: At least Samsung hasn't given up on proper cameras just. CONS: Samsung - don't they make phones that can suit 4K video etc already?
PLUS: Real time RAW 4K video. CONS: Silly ugly big box to capture the data.
PLUS: New glass for the 1 system. CONS: HOW MUCH ? ! ?