to thoroughly enjoy reasonaly priced photography to new heights with the E450 and affordable lenses! .............To boldly go............ and split infinitives....
absolutely wonderful! good use of BW. Congratulations.
Hey hey! Well done, got my highest vote and I am delighted it is an Olympus FT that won !!!!!!!!!
CameraLabTester: It gets worst and worst...
Nikon, be humble enough to admit you made a real big BLUNDER here and do 2 things that might save your face:
1. Reduce the price by half.
2. Replace the sensor with 4/3.
People vote with their purchasing money, not with internet comments and accolades.
I like this post! Blunt.
bryanbrun: The Nikon 1 is a science experiment gone horribly wrong.
They pumped up the read speeds on the sensor to such a high level for the video and frames per second that they sacrificed Noise at low ISO. Any high end P&S will take a better picture at low ISO than Nikon 1.
At this price point the Nikon 1 is in a different market segment than Micro Four Thirds and high end Point and Shoots.
A market segment that doesn't exist.
An intersting position, which I think will be vindicated!
Walter Rowe: I'm a Nikon DSLR shooter. These raw files don't look as good as my Canon PowerShot G11 raw files at comparable ISOs. The camera system has a great deal of flexibility with interchangeable lenses, but the price relative to the image quality compared to other cameras in this sensor class just doesn't compel me.
Even the ISO 100 image shows significantly more noise than I would expect from ISO 100 on a camera at this price point when viewed at 100% in the camera maker's own software. The ISO 6400 image actually impressed me most. It had less noise than I expected.
Get the image quality up, reduce the price by 25% and this will be a very competitive camera that spans the gap between compact P&S and full-body DLSRS cameras. Lots of travelers would find this an excellent compromise. Flexibility without the load and space consumption of a larger DSLR setup.
Agree Walter: Comparisons to the G11/12 , S95 and XZ1 are more valid than to similarily priced DSLRs or NEx and PEN / G.
Looking forward to seeing the vid at home as streaming is very naughty at work!
summary: not as good as mFT. Not much smaller with the 10-100 as NEX.
Barely competes with the G12, S95 and Olympus XZ1.
Crumby image quality.
"not aimed at enthusiasts" say Nikon
Who pays this kind of money and ISN*T an enthusiast??
bryanbrun: If the Nikon V1 had a F2.0 kit lens that allowed for DOF control, then it might have a chance.
The Nikon kit lens is 10-30mm at 3.5 max aperture on a tiny little sensor. This is weak, weak, weak.
Who wants to spend $900 dollars on a camera and end up with a grand total of 20mm field of view control with an aperture of 3.5 which allows for no DOF control?
No one. There is no market for the Nikon V1.
Nikon needs to release a real kit lens, without it the camera can't even compete with XZ-1, LX5, so just forgot about competing with the artistic control that the m4/3 and NEX allow.
this was my expectation: how can they compete? Okay, they'll give one to Ashton Kutchner and it'll be a big hit. "not aimed at enthusiasts"? Who pays this kind of money and ISN*T an enthusiast??
Reilly Diefenbach: Reilly's ranking at 1600 raw:NexNikonG3Oly trailing badlyWell done, Nikon!
You certainly have rose tinted glasses. EP3 and epl3, epm1 all better . Nikon is as noisy as a motorhead gig!
Steven Noyes: Olympus PEN E-PL3 seems to strike, by far, the best balance. The Nikno's base ISO 100 noise is very high to almost be distracting. It does hold the noise and by ISO 800 is starting to come out ahead. The V1's ISO 100 noise is almost troubling.
But overall, the IQ difference are very small between the different models.
The nikon struggles against the XZ1 and g12 actually: dial them up at 200 ISO. Colour, detail, sharpness and gradation all better IMHO than the V1.
Nikon fanboys had better hope spending serious cash on better lenses improves the performance: sharpness, contrast, gradation/tonal depth are all struggeling against the g12 and XZ1. mFT is far better.
Also launching a camera with such poor ISO performance in the ILC sector now is just plain dumb.
Nice: may work better in BW imho
Should have been reserved for April 1.
does the n5 have an auto titl-shift mode too?
Simple and impressive demo' of the improved AF on this and presumably the PEN EP3.
I like the flash idea, and this is standard in the box right ? A neat bounce flash wil beat a direct inbuilt with flcikering red eye IMHO
There is a nice afternarket bond-on grip BTW for those who think it is a bit spartan.
Great! One over the iPhone! ? ? Best for tethered mobiles. Is this or is there otherwise actually something better than PS Express on Android now though?
The new shots are better I note! They show good sharpness and colour rendition with nothing alarming about the DR when the contrast is not crazy in the scene/subject.
I note a word of cauition on the f stops below, but as a quick reveiw gallery this is now padded out better.
Thank you DPR for listening to us. Sony and C Zeiss make great sensors / lenses respt. so they deserved this.
The best thing from the two cameras is that it will kick Pana- Oly to drop prices ( it has already started), introduce more in built EVFs and speed up their kit zooms or next generation zooms.
The j1/v1 will have most competition from the top end G12 / XZ1 / LX5 compacts and not from NEX, mFT or even NX.
Nikon's own images are of course significantly better than the P&S outside the office: they are not super sharp but the skies in particular were suprisingly noise free for such a small sensor.
If the camera is aimed at people who don't understand DOF anyway, then why install a world leading AF system and 60 fps?