This is awesome. As a Photoshop CS6 user, their Camera Raw plugin just gets better and better. Used to be that Nikon Capture NX2 did a better job with Nikon's closed source .NEF files. But recently I compared CS6 Camera Raw to NX2 and I preferred Camera Raw overall. Nice that they decided to throw a bone to all of us CS6 users for the Nikon D810 too. Though I currently have the D800 I may buy a D810 in a couple of years.
I can't wait until the Museum of Flight raises the necessary funds to build a building over all the planes in the airpark. Apparently they are planning a roof first, then walls later. The original (and very first) Boeing 727-100 is going to be a part of the Airliner Gallery. Too bad the first Boeing jet, the 367-80, was donated to the Smithsonian. I saw it in person in 1994 at Boeing Field, fresh from the paint shop, and have slides of it. At that Flight Fest, we could walk right up to the 367-80 and touch it, walk under it (not easy) and see it from all angles. It was wonderful. The Stratoliner (Clipper Flying Cloud) was there too, unrestored. Amazing.
Jogger: I think they should just leave it as is, with minor repairs to structural issues; if they are looking to create an original replica, then they can just create it from scratch. This is like restoring the roman coliseum to original.
I was a little sorry to see the original fabric in the upstairs lounge replaced with a pattern completely different, however. At least I had a chance to photograph the original fabric before it was removed.
I wanted to look at one in a shop a few weeks ago. They had ONE in the box, but I wasn't ready to buy so I didn't ask to see it. I wish they had one on display. Just wanted to see how it felt. I'm still very enthusiastic about the V1 though, having purchased three of them (one new, two refurbished) after the fire sale. Have many Nikkor 1 lenses too, including the 6.7-13mm and the 32mm 1.2. Wonderful optics.
OceanFroggie: Looks a superb spec. Pity about 36mp, fine for pro's but totally OTT for most leisure users. Having recently returned to SLR with an APS-C sensor I am beginning to regret the size and weight of even that smaller gear, so won't be going FF despite the human desire and draw of this superb looking camera. In the century of higher spec'd 'less is more' gear I don't see a long term future for these large heavy SLRs outside of the pro community. A D300 control layout on a D3300 sized body might 'blow skirts up' more than 35mm sized SLR bodies of yesteryear. I suspect I will end up back in super zoom land or an ultra compact ILC with min 10fps. I'm on a boat this weekend with a bag full of DX lenses, 2 years ago I had a lightweight CB super zoom and got all the shots - why did I not resist the draw of 'gear' and nostalgia my 35m film days of the early 80s. Personally for leisure use 16mp is more than adequate for me.
I carried the D700 around Europe with me for two weeks and it was just 12MP. That being said, I have no issues with 36MP resolution. Storage is cheap and the quality is unsurpassed.
Thanks for posting this, dpreview. I'm a lot more excited about this as a possible upgrade from the V1 than I was about the V2, which didn't interest me at all.
Did you know you can shoot lower resolution with the D810? Yes, you can shoot 20MP or even 9MP if you don't need 36MP resolution. I shoot 20MP all the time when I'm taking product shots for online auctions. Quality is still outstanding.
dpreview shame on you. encouraging bullying. what a pathetic website this has become.
WOW laser AF!! What will they think of next?!
Love found film. Good job to both who saved these images and shared them!
Really, dpreview?? You completely ignore the Nikon 1 V3, released BEFORE this thing, and you review the Canon first?
How much is Canon been paying you?
Canon G1X et al is a fixed zoom point and shoot. Yawn.
Nikon 1 V3 is a mirrorless SLR camera with adapters for nearly every lens mount out there...
And you ignore it.
Hey dpreview! How about a Nikon V3 first impressions review? It's a system camera, not a fixed lens point and shoot like the Canon G1X Mark II. I don't know anyone who liked the G1X, it was a dud at introduction. The Nikon 1 series is much more popular. So...prove to me you don't have a massive Canon bias and review the V3!
How about a real world sample gallery from the Nikon 1 V3?? Cmon dpreview, stop flaunting your overt bias toward Canon and against Nikon!
>>The Nikon 1 V1 and V2 are two cameras that are not >>frequently discussed among camera enthusiasts.
I love dpreview.com's overt anti-Nikon bias. The above statement is entirely untrue. The 1 series has a very strong following among "camera enthusiasts".
I love my Nikon 1 V1 cameras (I own three bodies and a bunch of the Nikon 1 lenses). They are superb tiny mirrorless SLR cameras. I have absolutely no desire to shoot Micro 4/3 format (the closest competing format) because of the overall size of the gear. Nikon 1 suits me just fine.
FestusRyan: I have been a Nikon user since the mid 70's. And I am confused as everyone else. It really seems that Nikon is trying their best to alienate Nikon users in the USA. If I were just starting out in buying photography equipment, Nikon would be very low on the list as to my purchases preferences. This V3 makes no sense at all. For a few hundred dollars more you can buy a D7100 which is light years ahead of the V3. There are also many other cameras from other manufactures that put the V3 to shame. It is no wonder Nikon is drowning in a sea of their own mess. They have totally lost the prosumer group with no D300s or D700 upgrades. They have also totally messed up their software. It looks as if they love taking one step ahead and two or three back!
Anyone who is remotely interested in the Nikon 1 series wants one because they are smaller than a DX SLR. Because the Nikon 1 series is a mirrorless camera system (better for a LOT of reasons). So comparing it to a D7100 is completely meaningless...
It's been a long time since Nikon released a camera like the F3HP. That camera was absolutely ground breaking. No other camera had that kind of shutter, that kind of viewfinder. They boldly went where no photographer had been before. And the F3 was made for 21 years. No other camera can claim that kind of longevity. I know I'll never sell mine.
if it has anything less than 24 megapixels I will laugh out loud
I'll take the 50mm. It had sharper results in this test. I think dpreview got it wrong...
If Canon came out with something similar, dpreview.com would be creaming their pants all over it, giving it a Highly Recommended Gold Award...how dumb do you think we are?