The price of the Nikon 1 system is baffling to me.
Not very many comments. That's surprising to me. I thought we would have many more aspiring filmmakers out there excited by this budget alternative to the RED. I certainly see more money in the future of shooting video/film as compared to photography. Not that money is the ultimate end goal for everyone, but still.
It's undoubtedly a nice camera, but price point is everything. Either you sell it to enthusiasts who demand certain mainual controls and features, or to the mainstream soccer mom segment that doesn't want to spend too much on a camera.
Nikon is not Apple. You just can't create a wave of excitement for a $650 or $900 camera among casual shooters given the current economic climate.
I think the larger screen is a great feature. It's almost like a 'mini-tablet'. However, I do feel that the 5MP camera will be a little bit behind the times when compared to the competition, in particular the iPhone 4S.
I am not part of the market that the camera is aimed at, but I have to say that I'm disappointed.
I wanted a poor man's 'Leica M9'. An all metal camera with external controls for everything, minus the FF sensor.