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Nikon announces Nikon 1 system with V1 small sensor mirrorless camera

By dpreview staff on Sep 21, 2011 at 04:02 GMT

Nikon has announced the V1 enthusiast small sensor mirrorless camera. Built around what the company is calling a 'CX' format 10MP CMOS sensors, the cameras is part of the company's new Nikon 1 line. The V1 is intended as the higher-end model in the lineup and features magnesium alloy construction and a 1.4M dot electronic viewfinder. It also has an accessory port allowing the connection of the SB-N5 mini speedlight or GP-N100 GPS unit. Unlike the J1, it can switch between mechanical and electronic shutter. In common with the J1, in can shoot 1080i60 or 1080p30 video and combines phase detection and contrast detection autofocus, in movie shooting or 10fps continuous bursts. The 1" type sensor (13.2mm x 8.8mm) gives a 2.7x crop. The V1 kit with 10-30mm (27-81mm equiv.) lens will be $899.95 and will be available around October 20th. An adapter allowing the use of Nikon F-mount lenses will follow.

It may seem odd that Nikon would build its mirrorless system around a sensor so much smaller than the ones being used by its rivals. We think it makes a lot of sense for the company. Click here to read why.

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Press Release:

BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP: THE NIKON 1 SYSTEM BALANCES SPEED, STYLE AND SIMPLICITY TO CREATIVELY CAPTURE ALL OF LIFE'S SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS

The Nikon V1

The New Nikon J1 and V1 Cameras as Well as Four New Ultra-Portable Lenses are Engineered for Expressive Living

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Sept 21, 2011) – Nikon Inc. today announced a revolutionary new digital imaging system built from the ground up to empower users with new ways to tell stories through photography, driven by imaginative next-generation technology. The iconic new Nikon 1 system is designed to become one with the user and their lifestyle, providing a unique form of expression with amazing image quality, speed and portability.

From Nikon, a company with more than 75 years in imaging excellence, the Nikon 1 J1 is an advanced camera with interchangeable lenses that opens the door to a fresh way to capture pictures and High Definition (HD) movies. This Nikon 1 system represents a new category of camera that challenges conventional thinking, emphasizing a pocketable form factor with unbelievable speed, combined with the high image quality that only Nikon could create. Thanks to a wealth of innovative technologies, the Nikon J1 camera is a simple to use conduit for creativity, seemingly anticipating a consumer's needs in any situation. Moments are instantly captured using amazingly fast new hybrid Autofocus (AF), and blazing fast speed with continuous AF. Users can also shoot with confidence knowing that the Smart Photo Selector will automatically capture the best possible image without a second thought. Furthermore, just a touch of the shutter button instantly captures a high quality image while simultaneously recording Full HD 1080p movies, and the exciting new Motion Snapshot mode captures fleeting moments like never before with a combination of moving and still images, bringing memories to life. To accompany this exciting new form factor, Nikon created the entirely new 1 NIKKOR lens system that seamlessly integrates powerful precision optics into a camera platform to capture more of the world around the user.

"The needs of the consumer are changing and the world is becoming one of visual conversation, which paves the way for the next chapter in image capture devices. The new Nikon 1 system is the culmination of more than 75 years of optical excellence and relentless pursuit to the unrivaled technological advancements in camera technology," said Bo Kajiwara, Director of Marketing, Nikon Inc. "Nikon's new 1 J1 camera allows consumers to have confidence in a new way to express themselves, with amazing speed, versatility, ease of use and portability."

One Purpose: A Revolutionary New System

The new Nikon 1 system is a completely original concept, engineered specifically to strike the ultimate balance of performance, intuitive simplicity and portability to chronicle life like never before. This breakthrough platform lays the foundation for future technologies, and the Nikon 1 system has been created for the consumer who wants to capture, share and connect to life. The fully electronic lens system enables the camera to keep pace with an active lifestyle and delivers amazing images and Full HD 1080p movies to connect with friends and family. Whether it's a spontaneous outing or a planned trek abroad, the versatility of interchangeable lenses in a convenient form factor will allow a consumer to take the camera with them wherever life leads. Furthermore, the J1 camera makes a personal style statement with a variety of matching colored camera bodies and lenses.

The heart of the new J1 camera is the new Nikon developed CX-format, 10.1 megapixel High-Speed AF CMOS sensor that helps make this camera the pinnacle of portable performance. The newly developed CMOS sensor has been engineered for amazing image quality in a variety of lighting conditions, with a native ISO range of 100-3200 (6400 Hi-1) for maximum versatility. Images captured with this new sensor exhibit striking colors, vivid hues and rich detail so lifelike, it's the next best thing to being there as memories unfold.

Nikon's exclusive new EXPEED 3™ image processing engine drives the system and is the catalyst behind the camera's rapid response, fast AF and high-speed performance. In addition, the new dual core EXPEED 3 processor works to maximize battery efficiency while yielding images and movies with low noise and vibrant tones. The Nikon J1 is engineered for maximum ease of use, featuring a clean button layout and intuitive graphical interface. Distractions and menus are minimized; creating a clear path to the camera's advanced functions, further unleashing creative potential.

The Fastest One

From first steps to first date, life moves fast and the Nikon J1 is the camera to keep pace. The camera seemingly anticipates action with amazing autofocus, response time and operation. The new advanced hybrid AF system is the world's fastest autofocus1, allowing consumers to capture more of their world than ever before. The Nikon J1 features new focal plane phase detection AF that reacts instantly to deliver incredibly fast, split-second response. Wherever action is happening in the frame, the 73-point AF system will get the shot. This newly developed hybrid system continuously evaluates the scene at hand for optimal results, and can switch between phase detection and contrast detect AF to best suit the scene. Whether shooting in low-light conditions like a late night block party, or a fast moving pick-up game, photographers can capture details with confidence.

When the action is happening, users can also shoot at a fast 10 frames per second (fps), with full adaptive AF for frame after frame of images with incredible sharpness and detail. Additionally, the scene can be captured at full resolution up to a staggering 60 fps (AF locked), which is the world's fastest continuous shooting speed2. So go ahead and capture a best friend's high dive at the next pool party, and then confidently share every aspect of the leap with stunning detail.

The One That Inspires a New Way to Capture with Motion Snapshot

Motion Snapshot is a new approach to capturing images that will dramatically alter the way we perceive digital photography. By selecting the Motion Snapshot icon from the Mode Dial at the back of the camera, consumers can capture fleeting moments with staggering depth and emotion like never before. The result unites a frozen still image with a slow-motion movement set to a built-in audio soundtrack to create a portrayal of an occurrence with maximum impact. With Motion Snapshot, users are now able to relive memories in stunning detail, as real movement and depth are included in the image. Motion Snapshot provides a way to once again experience someone's hair flowing in the breeze or relaxing scenes like waves crashing or rustling leaves that evoke an emotional response.

Consumers are also able to create masterpieces of moving images from multiple files using the included Short Movie Creator software. This easy-to-use, intuitive software works in conjunction with Nikon's View NX2 to make managing photos and movies fun and easy. With these programs, users are empowered to organize, share and edit photos, Motion Snapshots and HD movies. Users are also able to connect and share Motion Snapshot files using Nikon's my Picturetown, an online resource at www.mypicturetown.com.

The One to Set Trends

Both the camera technology and exterior design were inspired by the pursuit of balance, as a device that lives in perfect accord with any lifestyle. The lines are clean and minimalist, the colors are vibrant, creating a stylish accessory for every personality. The design is meant to inspire creativity, with a simple interface and easy-to-use camera controls, intuitively placed for any user. Switching from modes and accessing advanced features is easy, enabling the user to further push creative boundaries, whether trusting the smart automatic settings or creatively exploring the full manual control modes.

Control highlights include a Mode Dial, with the four main common functions readily available, in addition to a Command Dial with common camera settings. The new "F" (feature) button is a new design element to Nikon cameras, which automatically brings up relevant menus and options based on what mode the camera is set.

The Nikon 1 system is further complemented by fashionable, premium accessories tailored to perfectly fit a user's lifestyle. These accessories include a custom fit body case set available in a variety of colors, as well as fashionable, color coordinated leather neck and hand straps.

The Smart One: Nikon's Smart Photo Selector

The new Nikon J1 is an advanced camera with interchangeable lenses that features new technologies aimed at creating better pictures, easier. Nikon's new Smart Photo Selector feature strives to deliver a perfect image every time. When a "can't miss" photo opportunity arises, users can switch to the Smart Photo Selector mode which uses the camera's pre-cache to start shooting and storing images. All of these images are analyzed within the camera, and the best photo is selected based on a number of factors including exposure, focus and advanced facial recognition. While the camera suggests the best image, five frames are recorded, providing the user a choice of their favorite photo. What's more, the J1 also includes favorite core Nikon technologies, such as Active D-lighting, Auto Scene Selector and Picture Controls.

One Device That Also Captures HD Movies

The new CX-format CMOS sensor produces breathtaking Full HD movies at 1080p (30 fps). Users can also shoot at a rapid 60 fps (1080i), or elevate the production with additional 30/60/400 and 1200 fps modes for super slow motion effects. The J1 is made to be flexible, and can capture both HD movies and high resolution images simultaneously. Simply press the shutter while recording to freeze the action with a high quality image file with sharp focus.

Additionally, the Nikon J1 applies noise reduction to movie files, giving the user amazingly sharp, crisp movies with deep black levels. This feature makes this the ideal camera for shooting movies when light is less than ideal, such as indoors or at night. A full HD movie can record a full 29 minutes, while the senses are further treated to sound sampled in full stereo for lifelike reproduction.

One Vision, Two Distinct Cameras

The Nikon J1 is the model designed for those consumers who use a camera as part of their connected lifestyle; always carrying it to bring passion and depth to visual storytelling. Both the camera and the lenses come in a variety of matching stylish colors, including white, pink, red, silver and black. Photos and movies are easily composed and shared on the bright 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD monitor. With the aid of the concealed pop-up flash, consumers can easily add fill flash as needed or shoot in most conditions including low-light.

The Nikon 1 V1 is for photo enthusiasts who value interchangeable lens versatility and desire a small form factor. In fact, it's the world's smallest and lightest camera in the world with interchangeable lens versatility and an electronic viewfinder (EVF)3. Aimed at the user excited about creating amazing images and movies, the Nikon V1 has added features including a 1.4 million dot high resolution EVF that automatically activates when the user raises the camera to their eye. In addition to the high-speed electronic shutter, the magnesium alloy body conceals a high performance mechanical shutter that affords tactile feedback and expanded shooting options.

The V1 camera also features Nikon's new Multi-Accessory Port for attaching options such as the new SB-N5 compact speedlight, or the GP-N100 GPS module. For those making movies, the V1 has a stereo microphone input for professional quality audio.

Price and Availability

The Nikon J1 and V1 will be available throughout the United States beginning October 20th. The Nikon J1 camera with 10-30mm lens kit will be available at a suggested retail price4 of $649.95. The Nikon V1 camera with 10-30mm lens kit will be available for a suggested retail price4 of $899.95. For more information, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

1: Based on performance with shooting using a standard zoom lens (10-30) at the maximum wide-angle position with AF-area mode set to Single-point (results based on Nikon test conditions)
2: The world's fastest continuous shooting speed: 60 fps (while the AF is locked in the first frame) (shot at full resolution (10M)). Among cameras with interchangeable lenses
3: Among cameras with interchangeable lenses with a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF).
4: Suggested retail price listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time
*Comparison models include the Nikon D3100, Sony NEX-5, NEX-2 NEX-C3 NEX-5N, Olympus E-PL1s, E-PL2, E-P3, E-PL3, Panasonic G10, GF-2, GH2, G3 Samsung NX-10, NX100

Nikon V1 specifications

Sensor • 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor
• 10.1 million effective pixels
Image sizes • 3872 x 2592
• 2896 x 1944
• 1936 x 1296
• 3840 x 2160
Aspect ratio 3:2, 16:9
Movie clips • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i/30 fps
• 1280 x 720 @ 30/15 fps
• 640 x 480 @ 30/15 fps
• 320 x 240 @ 30/15 fps

Slow-motion movies
• 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
• 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
• 320 x 120/1,200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
• 320 x 120/1,200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)

Motion Snapshot Motion Snapshot
• 1,920 x 1,080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
• 1,920 x 1,080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
Sensor output is about 60 fps
File format • NEF (RAW)
• JPEG

Movie:
• MOV
• H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding compression
• AAC audio
Lens mount • Nikon 1 mount
• Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (Nikon CX-format)
Focus • Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
AF are • Single-point (135 points)
• Auto-area (41 points)
• Subject tracking
Lens Servo • Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); fulltime AF (AF-F)
• Manual focus (MF)
Focus distance • Standard mode 0.6m (wide) / 1.0m (tele)
• Macro mode 0.2m - (wide) / 0.9m (tele)
• Super Macro mode Closest focusing distance: 1cm
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• High Auto
• Manual ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Hi 1 (6400 equiv.)
Exposure compensation • +/- 3 EV
• 1/3 EV steps
metering TTL metering using image sensor
• Matrix
• Center-weighted
• Spot
Shuttter speed Mechanical Shutter
• 1/4000 sec. –30 sec.
• Bulb
Electronic Shutter
• 1/16000 sec. –30 sec.
• Bulb
Modes • Programmed auto with flexible program
• Shutter-priority auto
• Aperture-priority auto
• Manual
• Scene auto selector
Shooting Modes • Still image (3 : 2)
• Smart Photo Selector (3 : 2)
• Movie (HD 16 : 9, slow motion 8 : 3)
• Motion Snapshot (16 : 9)
White balance • Auto
• Incandescent
• Fluorescent
• Direct sunlight
• Flash
• Cloudy
• Shade
• Preset manual
Picture Control system • Standard
• Neutral
• Vivid
• Monochrome
• Portrait
• Landscape
EVF • 0.47-in., approx. 1440k-dot color TFT LCD viewfinder
• 100% coverage
LCD monitor • 3.0" / 7.5 cm LCD
• 921,000 dots
Continous shooting • Electronic (Hi): Approx. 10, 30, or 60 fps
• Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual focus, S Shutter-priority auto or M Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values)
Connectivity • DC input
• Combined A/V & USB output
• USB 2.0 compatible
• HDMI
• Multi accesory port
Storage • SD/SDHC/SDXC
Power Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (EN-EL15)
Weight (no batt) 294g
Dimensions 4.42"W x 3"H x 1.7"D
(113mm x 76mm x 44mm)
311
I own it
35
I want it
36
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Total comments: 948
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vegwolff
By vegwolff (Sep 21, 2011)

Whinge, whinge. Whinge whinge whinge. Well, eveyone else is, well, in here at least. If there wasn't a market for it, then Nikon wouldn't have made it. If there wasn't a potential market for the Q, then Pentax wouldn't have spent a lot of money developing it. I get brassed off when people whinge and go on about cameras they have no intention of buying. I guess if the internet were around when Pentax released the 110 SLR in the eighties there would have been a lot of the same types of boorish comments as we see here, but it would have sold well anyway, as in reality it did.

1 upvote
JackM
By JackM (Sep 21, 2011)

What does "whinge" mean?

1 upvote
nelsonal
By nelsonal (Sep 21, 2011)

I'd describe it as whining but with more ligitimate justification than the American use of whining implies. It seems to be a Canadian or perhaps Commonwealth term.

0 upvotes
Hugo600si
By Hugo600si (Sep 21, 2011)

I think you might be optimistic, several huge initiatives by camera makers have failed in the past (remember the APS films introduced close to digital... the Minolta slr line-up for that (different mount SLR's) died horribly). I can see this becoming a dud for Nikon if they do not add adaptors for their current mount (like Sony did for their own and other mounts). Brand loyalty only goes so far, new lens lineup coupled to a now outdated low res EVF does not sound good (they must hate Sony for the nex-7)

0 upvotes
wutsurstyle
By wutsurstyle (Sep 21, 2011)

Hahaha..how does it feel Nikon?? ..to be shunned in the face just like Pentax when the Q system came out! When both of you want to pioneer something make it full frame! The smallest I would go is micro 4/3 and Oly and Panny have been dong great in refining the system. Now I feel bad that Samsung doesn't get as much rep as they should for producing APS-C 1.5x crop sensors in their mirrorless bodies. Oh Samsung...come here, baby. I will comfort you.

3 upvotes
DaniLew
By DaniLew (Sep 21, 2011)

I've never been an early adopter of new technology but when that F-Mount Adapter comes out, I'm buying the V1. Yay, Nikon!

4 upvotes
ezradja
By ezradja (Sep 22, 2011)

this made me asked the question,
there;s a lot of 4/3, NEX, EOS systems out there that already has F-mount adapter, why you have to wait this Death on Arrival system? fanboy alert.

0 upvotes
DecisiveMoment
By DecisiveMoment (Sep 21, 2011)

Nikon has lost it's way with these toy cameras. I have been a Nikon equipment user for 40 years and was never disappointed in Nikon quality and design. In my current search to downsize and have more portability but high quality I found nirvana with the launch of the Sony NEX-7. I had never considered a Sony camera probably because of my perception of what makes a great camera and who were the major players. When you realize that Sony makes some of the best pro video cameras on the planet and Sony makes sensors for other brand manufacturers my perception of Sony changed. I have the Sony NEX-7 on order because it has everything I wanted, quality, large sensor, 100% viewfinder, perfect ergonomic design and I can use any brand lens I want. Brilliant.

8 upvotes
vegwolff
By vegwolff (Sep 21, 2011)

Remember, Sony SLR's are, in reality, Konica/Minolta.

0 upvotes
DecisiveMoment
By DecisiveMoment (Sep 21, 2011)

Nikon has lost it's way with these toy cameras. I have been a Nikon equipment user for 40 years and was never disappointed in Nikon quality and design. In my current search to downsize and have more portability but high quality I found nirvana with the launch of the Sony NEX-7. I had never considered a Sony camera probably because of my perception of what makes a great camera and who were the major players. When you realize that Sony makes some of the best pro video cameras on the planet and Sony makes sensors for other brand manufacturers my perception of Sony changed. I have the Sony NEX-7 on order because it has everything I wanted, quality, large sensor, 100% viewfinder, perfect ergonomic design and I can use any brand lens I want. Brilliant.

1 upvote
Andy Crowe
By Andy Crowe (Sep 21, 2011)

Problem with the NEXs is that they have great bodies but currently a poor native lens lineup. Sure you could only use legacy lenses, but it's nice to have decent autofocus lenses too.

With fast compact lenses (f1.4 primes, f2.8 zooms) the Nikon 1 system would be competitive, but the launch lineup seems decidedly mediocre and no fast normal primes even on the roadmap...

0 upvotes
Tim F 101
By Tim F 101 (Sep 21, 2011)

Those bodies look a hair bigger than a LX5 (if that). The camera body would look like a wart on the back of a fixed f/2.8 zoom. I really wonder what kind of weight/leverage they spec'd the lens mount to hold...

0 upvotes
RedFox88
By RedFox88 (Sep 21, 2011)

One problem the nex has is small camera body, huge lenses. They look like the lens design team and the camera design team never coordinated until they both had finished products!

0 upvotes
ezradja
By ezradja (Sep 22, 2011)

it's not that they don't want to design smaller lenses but simp;y because they can't do it. That's evident with 4/3 lenses, NEX lenses, and this 1 system lenses. Look at those lenses. Huge. 72mm filter size. There's no correlation between sensor size and lens since you have limitation on nature of light.

0 upvotes
spacewil
By spacewil (Sep 21, 2011)

The two major 2011 marketing photographic failures so far:
- Sigma SD1 pricing
- Nikon 1 overall

Hope that the teams working on the D4/D800/D400 are not as bad as the one who worked on system 1 !

7 upvotes
JackM
By JackM (Sep 21, 2011)

3 is a nice number, don't forget the Pentax Q.

3 upvotes
spacewil
By spacewil (Sep 21, 2011)

you're right, even if Pentax Q looks to me like a success story compared to the system 1 !

2 upvotes
ogl
By ogl (Sep 21, 2011)

Pentax Q is P&S camera. Not bad, it's another story.

0 upvotes
ezradja
By ezradja (Sep 22, 2011)

Pentax Q declared itself as a toy, while the 1 system just pretending itself as a photo enthusiast lifestyle digicam. At least Pentax is honest.

1 upvote
Doug Frost
By Doug Frost (Sep 21, 2011)

The Nikon 1 system is a major FAIL for Nikon. The 10MP resolution is too low, the sensor is too small and the three variable maximum aperture lenses they announced for the system are all well below pro quality. The N1 system is not for serious photographers and I doubt that many amateurs will invest in the system when the mirrorless field is already packed with better choices. Nikon has once again demonstrated that they don't take the compact camera category seriously. They have been consistently outdone by Panasonic, Canon, Olympus and Sony. Nikon should stick to the DSLR market where they do well, and abandon the mirrorless market until they get their act together.

9 upvotes
Earthlight
By Earthlight (Sep 21, 2011)

For that money you can buy a small entry level DSLR and a truly pocketable point & shoot.

I should assume that Nikon did their homework, but I just cannot see who on earth this system is targeted to. Maybe there is a commercially viable niche... but I'm afraid these will sell with huge discounts in the future.

8 upvotes
RedFox88
By RedFox88 (Sep 21, 2011)

But with the V1 you get a small EVIL camera with very good IQ. With what you suggest to buy, you won't get either. You'll have a big dSLR and a digicam that is ok in good light.

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Earthlight
By Earthlight (Sep 22, 2011)

Ha! Any APS-C DSLR will blow this one out of water IMHO. You might even be able to squeeze in the new Canon S100 if you get a good deal on the DSLR.

This new Nikon is not competing as a photographer's tool. It's a lifestyle product. Somebody wants one, well hey, that's fine by me.

1 upvote
Pik2004
By Pik2004 (Sep 21, 2011)

Love the compact size, but what the hack, $900 price tag, I'll pass.
I still think it's excellent concept though.

2 upvotes
RoccoGalatioto
By RoccoGalatioto (Sep 21, 2011)

The 2.7 multiplier makes the use of any wide F mount lenses ridiculous. Are they imitating Pentax. It may have it's followers but this is not for me. They should have bitten the bullet and gone 4/3. That would have made the camera larger but much better.

1 upvote
Faintandfuzzy
By Faintandfuzzy (Sep 21, 2011)

$900 for this little sensor? Really? Couldn't they have put in a slightly bigger sensor? The samples are nothing to right home about. Easily blown highlights. Rerlatively noisy at low isos. I know for most people it won't really matter...but at $900.....hmmmmm.

3 upvotes
Photato
By Photato (Sep 21, 2011)

There is nothing wrong with the Nikon 1 sensor size and initial lens line.

However V1 lacks considering the price point of $900.
No manual controls.
No standard hot shoe.
No internal flash.
Not articulated, essential for Video.

I guess Nikon is confident that the fast Hybrid AF system and the fast burst speed will compensate. Lets see...

2 upvotes
ezradja
By ezradja (Sep 22, 2011)

there is manual control, but deep on the touchscreen menu
there is an internal flash, small, near the body (red eyes prone)
iso >400 is okay, for $400-500 digicam. not okay for $900 digicam.

0 upvotes
D Alchemist
By D Alchemist (Sep 21, 2011)

How fugly can it be? Small sensor? Minimal direct controls? This is certainly not targeted at the enthusiast and non-enthusiasts DO NOT BUY A KIT OF LENSES. Most NEVER change lenses. Wow, Nikon really screwed the pooch here. And I am a Nikon user.

4 upvotes
Peter G
By Peter G (Sep 21, 2011)

At least the Sensor is much larger than micro-sensor used by the Pentax Q.

1 upvote
Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Sep 21, 2011)

lol... yeah that´s a big plus.

trash that crap.. no competition to m43.

0 upvotes
MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Sep 21, 2011)

Oh really? TFT? My phone was TFT 7yrs ago!

3 upvotes
patoth66
By patoth66 (Sep 21, 2011)

I like the design! But they could have put a bigger sensor in it and make lenses with better f stop. The price is far to high!!! You are much better of with a Oly P3, for little less money!

3 upvotes
TrapperJohn
By TrapperJohn (Sep 21, 2011)

This is most interesting. It's a major maker finally endorsing the micro/mirrorless concept. It's a very interesting AF system. It's an ultra low profile camera, no one will notice when you have one. It's most of the creativity without most of the hassle.

No, it doesn't replace a dslr, not yet anyway. And it doesn't stand a chance in the gearhead spec quoting wars and pro wannabe wars.

But these micro systems are terrific for those times when you don't want a lot of bulky, garish equipment dominating your day.

Nice job, Nikon. Especially, nice job of exercising restraint and coming up with something practical.

2 upvotes
Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Sep 21, 2011)

if you don´t want bulky gear you have better choices with m43 already.
something you and nikon seem to miss.

0 upvotes
Caleido
By Caleido (Sep 21, 2011)

The current m4/3 sensor in the Pen is outdated. I've seen the Nikon 1 sample at ISO 800 (jpeg) and it looks cleaner and more detailed than my E-PL1.
Should this be a indication for the allround performance, the only thing you loose with this system, is shallow dof. Think off the possibilities with fast c-mount lenses. No vignetting or soft corners at all.

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ezradja
By ezradja (Sep 22, 2011)

look at those lenses (1 system zoom and fixed lenses)! tell me if that's not bulky. (jezz fanboys always permissive of their brand!) There's no reason you can called this 1 system camera and lenses more compact than the NEX and 4/3.

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Sarge_
By Sarge_ (Sep 21, 2011)

"Nikon unveils the P7100 of the Interchangeable Lens market"

Congrats on the "crappy tiny sensor camera for ignorant consumers" breakthrough, Nikon. You own the segment now.

If Canon produces an APS-C sensor in an EVIL camera, I'll sell all my Nikon and Sony NEX gear, otherwise I'll stick with the NEX-5n and continue debating dumping my D3 and Nikkor lenses. You'd think all the success and accolades that came with the D3 would have served as a beacon for 'how to do things' for them.

Their continued failure with these lousy little sensors is plain baffling.

4 upvotes
icexe
By icexe (Sep 21, 2011)

Oh my, what an ugly little lump of a camera! I do appreciate the EVF though.

1 upvote
HetFotoAtelier
By HetFotoAtelier (Sep 21, 2011)

OK Nikon, now's time for my D4 ;-)

1 upvote
LiSkynden
By LiSkynden (Sep 21, 2011)

That is one ugly camera :O
If i was Nikon I would hope that this is only a 3D render and not the final camera. I wonder how much money they put in the developing.

Lets say i woouldnt wanna carry a camera with big lens that doesnt have a grip of any kind. Lets hope Canon doesnt follow Nikon on this :D

3 upvotes
Photomonkey
By Photomonkey (Sep 21, 2011)

I am not surprised by the wails of disappointment here.
This camera is for wannabe enthusiasts and succeeds just fine (on paper) in that regard. Nikon needs volume and volume comes from amateurs whose priorities are different from enthusiast/hobbyist/gearheads.

The inclusion of a pink camera already tells you they have focus-grouped this thing to death and they know just who is going to buy it.

The important thing is to see if creative people will get past specs and use this tool in new and exciting ways.

4 upvotes
Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Sep 21, 2011)

and they have already better camera system to choose from.
same size... bigger sensor.

so nikon 1 = FAIL.

4 upvotes
Atlasman
By Atlasman (Sep 21, 2011)

It is unbelievable to me that Nikon has spent precious resources to a market that may never provide the volume that could justify this expenditure—Nikon, like Canon, don't want to cannibalize their market.

They want Sony, Panasonic, Olympus and other to do if for them!

2 upvotes
nelsonal
By nelsonal (Sep 21, 2011)

That tends to be the optimum business strategy when one is the owner of a market but the product is being replaced. As an example, look at how much Blockbuster wasted trying to compete with Netflix (and they still lost). Remember the ultimate goal of running a business isn't to last forever, it's to maximize shareholder returns.

0 upvotes
Sarge_
By Sarge_ (Sep 21, 2011)

As a Nikon D3 shooter and NEX-5 owner (walkaround camera), I'm greatly disappointed in the sensor size of this camera. I'll be upgrading my NEX-5 to the NEX-5n.

With respect to sensors, bigger is better if you like shallow depth-of-field isolation and low light shooting. It's as simple as that.

2 upvotes
pixel_colorado
By pixel_colorado (Sep 21, 2011)

- Camera is too expensive.
- Lenses are too expensive and big (one lens solution to do it all) = make the advantage of a small body useless.

Put all of this together and the size advantage goes out the window along with a bunch of money...might as well buy a small DSLR for much less.

3 upvotes
Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Sep 21, 2011)

nobody with some wit left would buy this over a m43 camera with the same size and a bigger sensor.
not unless he wants to use all kind of nikon lenses he already owns.

for enthusiasts the handling alone makes these cameras a NO GO.

it´s a camera for moms and girls with no clue about photography.
people who want to put some snapshots on facebook.

8 upvotes
Photomonkey
By Photomonkey (Sep 21, 2011)

It is a camera that Nikon will sell tons of your criticisms notwithstanding.

Nikon is in the money making business, not the "make the tiny number of fussy gearheads happy" business.

4 upvotes
Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Sep 21, 2011)

yes they will sell it to "idiots" who buy a camera because it´s pink.

and yes nikon is not interested in what photographer want.
you are right on that too. ;)

2 upvotes
Lukino
By Lukino (Sep 21, 2011)

A camera for moms and girls with no clue about photography? If this is right, Nikon 1 will largely outsell any other mirrorless system: there are far more moms and girls than amateur photographers out there.

3 upvotes
inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Sep 21, 2011)

@photomonkey: true, they want to make money. but its not the gearhead that wants manual controls, its the photographer^^ no matter if professional or started if you are a photographer you want manual controls. its the gearheads that buy even if it lacks that but has other features no one els has.
not the guys that started photography when they got their first cellphone that could take photos too, its about the other guys the guys that made nikon what it is today by buying their products over thedecades

0 upvotes
FJG3
By FJG3 (Sep 21, 2011)

They will sell thousands of them on QVC and HSN but not many from H&R.

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Alberto Tanikawa
By Alberto Tanikawa (Sep 21, 2011)

I don't know if people noticed what is probably the 1's more interesting feature: focal plane phase detection AF. No translucent mirrors necessary, the phase detection in built into the imaging sensor. If Nikon put this new tech into the 1 System, imagine when they put it into the higher end D4/D400/D800/etc ? :)

4 upvotes
Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Sep 21, 2011)

you did not notice we noticed....

0 upvotes
MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Sep 21, 2011)

I agree. Would like to see it in action. Time will tell :)

0 upvotes
kewlguy
By kewlguy (Sep 21, 2011)

by using phase detection; does it mean the risk of front/back focus will be back again?

0 upvotes
MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Sep 21, 2011)

Yes, but thats the way it is. Sadly.

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Lukino
By Lukino (Sep 21, 2011)

I suppose the "hybrid" part of the af is that it fine focus with contrast detection after phase detect made his work. Or maybe Marketing guys tought that writing hybrid makes it cooler, who knows?

0 upvotes
arra
By arra (Sep 21, 2011)

With such a large DOF (tiny sensor/f5.6 lenses), who cares about AF. Set it to f=5.6, a You should have all scene infocus :P

0 upvotes
MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Sep 21, 2011)

Btw has anybody commented that Nikon made a good move by using an already available battery EN-EL15? At least they got SOMETHING right. Right?

4 upvotes
Ivanaker
By Ivanaker (Sep 21, 2011)

all the talk about m43 was about lightness, well this is smaller and lighter.
``m43 has a bigger sensor`` you say, well nikon dx has bigger sensor then m43.

nikon just makes cameras like no one else. great in every aspect.

tell me of one camera (not talking about medium or large format pro cameras 20k+) that nikon can beat.

d3s: the king in quality
d700: full frame lightweight king
d7000: aps king
v1: lightweight king

0 upvotes
Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Sep 21, 2011)

it is not smaller... get you facts straight.

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Sep 21, 2011)

it is not smaller... get you facts straight.

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Sep 21, 2011)

fanboyism....blah blah.. fanboyism blah blah

0 upvotes
RedValley
By RedValley (Sep 21, 2011)

Are you obsessed by royalty? Cut the king thing as well as the cr@p.

1 upvote
roblarosa
By roblarosa (Sep 21, 2011)

It's not significantly lighter and smaller. Technically yes, but practically no.

0 upvotes
Patman888
By Patman888 (Sep 21, 2011)

But the lens selection will be smaller. Isn't that the entire baseless argument against the NEX system? Now when the roles are reversed it isn't significantly smaller or lighter in practice?

I smell some major M43 fanboy double standards going on here. haha

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mike geier
By mike geier (Sep 21, 2011)

this is a really poor entry into a wild market

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Valentinian
By Valentinian (Sep 21, 2011)

The new Nikon 1 seems targeting users of cameras like the Panasonic LX-5 and Olympus XZ-1 who want to do the next step up. However, while the V1 and J1 cameras are indeed a step up, the Nikon 1 lenses loose in the comparison to the Leica and Zuiko lenses of the LX-5 and XZ-1.
I will stick to my LX-5 until Nikon makes better lenses.

1 upvote
RedFox88
By RedFox88 (Sep 21, 2011)

No, they are targeting the EVIL camera market! Which more and more are P&S digicam upgraders taking them instead of entry level dSLRs because EVIL cameras are more digicam-like with a camera designed to use the rear LCD instead of an OVF.

Digicams changed the photography world. No way to force those wanting a better camera to conform to the old SLR style camera making them use the OVF instead of the huge rear LCD for composition.

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Lawrencew
By Lawrencew (Sep 21, 2011)

All you people knocking the new J1 are forgeting its major selling point.

The "personal style statement with a variety of matching colored camera bodies and lenses."

I will get my coat...

4 upvotes
Ivanaker
By Ivanaker (Sep 21, 2011)

the electronic shutter goes to 1/16,000 of a second
the King is in the building

0 upvotes
Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Sep 21, 2011)

you don´t need 1/16000s with those slow lenses ..... lol

3 upvotes
KGP
By KGP (Sep 21, 2011)

Oh fantastic!

Pretty soon there is gonna be an adapter for my AF-S / G lenses right;

Ι'm so excited!

But... wait a minute...

35mm * 2.7 crop factor = 94,5mm
10-20mm = 27 - 54mm
16-85mm = 43,2 - 229,5mm
55-200mm = 148,5 - 540mm

Well done Nikon! Now i have a chance to capture in details the sex life of sparrows in my yard!

2 upvotes
KGP
By KGP (Sep 21, 2011)

Oh fantastic!

Pretty soon there is gonna be an adapter for my AF-S / G lenses right;

Ι'm so excited!

But... wait a minute...

35mm * 2.7 crop factor = 94,5mm
10-20mm = 27 - 54mm
16-85mm = 43,2 - 229,5mm
55-200mm = 148,5 - 540mm

Well done Nikon! Now i have a chance to capture in details the sex life of sparrows in my yard!

0 upvotes
Kim Seng
By Kim Seng (Sep 22, 2011)

Yup, if there is an adapter for AFS/G, birds life is so near us.

0 upvotes
maxmillia
By maxmillia (Sep 21, 2011)

Will wait for a proper review.. but imho there are a lot of gimmicky stuff to cover the "small sensor" handicap plus the price is way too high..!!

3 upvotes
Sarge_
By Sarge_ (Sep 21, 2011)

The Sony NEX-5n, with its improved APS-C sensor is the winner in this category as far as I'm concerned. This Nikon is a disappointment.

0 upvotes
Kim Seng
By Kim Seng (Sep 22, 2011)

Maybe the new camera just started, it is rather more expansive... will sit back when price drop.

0 upvotes
Lisa O
By Lisa O (Sep 21, 2011)

Looks interesting but very 1.0

0 upvotes
alfa
By alfa (Sep 21, 2011)

This is the way the world is going. Most Oly and Panasonic users now have MFT bodies in their bags and they use them more and more and are buying the MFT lenses.

See if you can guess why.

Oh, and the biggest complaint is the lack of a built-in viewfinder. What can you see on these pix?

I will definitely be having a look at this as soon as I can get my hands on one. If there's an MFT adapter around, then ugly as it is, I'll have one.

0 upvotes
dbear
By dbear (Sep 21, 2011)

" it's the world's smallest and lightest camera in the world with interchangeable lens..."

Awesome.

3 upvotes
Cy Cheze
By Cy Cheze (Sep 21, 2011)

Looks interesting. The 1" sensor size is in between the 2/3" and 4/3" size. It should deliver reasonable dynamic range or low light, and provide much more telephoto reach per focal length than the m4/3 or ASP-C cameras. People already vested in other lens systems might belittle the venture, but to me it looks like what the Pentax Q should have been, and what the NEX, EP, or G cameras cannot be: a high-performance pocket interchangeable lens camera.

Equally impressive: availability by late October. Nikon has beaten competitors several times by supplying new models fast, so I don't dismiss the claim. One simply hopes it means Dpreview will be able to conduct a real review soon.

This is not a "bridge" or an "entry-level" camera, but one that may have its own utility niche. For some people, it could be an all-purpose device. How much for an underwater or dust protection enclosure?

Looking forward to hands-on reviews of the body and lenses.

5 upvotes
Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Sep 21, 2011)

why do you people always say it´s small?
compared to m43 it is not a small interchangeable camera.

it is similiar sized but with a smaller sensor and slow lenses... that´s what it is.

4 upvotes
kewlguy
By kewlguy (Sep 21, 2011)

@Henry; because of the title of the article above? Nikon said small sensor...

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Sep 21, 2011)

yeah but people always say it´s a SMALL camera.
look at the nikon camera with a lens attached.. it´s not smaller then an E-PL3.

i would not complain about the small sensor if the cameras+ lenses were more compact. but they are not....

2 upvotes
Cy Cheze
By Cy Cheze (Sep 21, 2011)

This camera will be "small" compared to a m4/3 or a NEX, if you consider the body+lens. A 100mm lens will get you more crop or zoom with a 1" sensor, than with a larger sensor, yet the 1" is much bigger than the 1/2.3" P&S standard, or even the sensors of the LX-5 or S100.

Anyone already glued to a large system camera might dump disparaging remarks all over this camera, but it could be an excellent solution for someone frustrated with 1/2.3" sensor cameras, but not anxious to lug around huge lenses for travel or hobbies. Even the m4/3 and NEX are kind of silly, no smaller than a T3i or D5100, if you consider their size with the full telephoto lenses.

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RedFox88
By RedFox88 (Sep 21, 2011)

Henry, all that matters is that it is smaller than m4/3. m4/3 just got served. And it will probably have better IQ than olympus m4/3 since it is Nikon who consistently get better IQ out of Sony sensors, the same sensors Sony is using but Sony's IQ is consistently below Nikon's using the same image sensors!

0 upvotes
tilariths
By tilariths (Sep 21, 2011)

It is not smaller then m4/3, it will not have good lenses, and m4/3 is a clearly superior system for the long run. All gimmicks are a short term advantage.

You buy into a system for glass. Best glass for mirrorless is made and judging by Nikon's attitude will remain to be made by Zuiko and Panaleica.

It's Nikon who got served.

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mogando668
By mogando668 (Sep 21, 2011)

promising system.... now add

1. ultrawide zoom
2. fast wide/normal/tele prime trio (and *small* size - no stinking NEX-sized primes that's even larger than the body)
3. a 3rd high-end camera body with full manual controls to compete against E-P3 and NEX7
4. F-mount adapter that's seamless and full AF

and we have a winner. the moment the F-mount is out you can get a large chunk of the 30% installed base to consider this over larger sensors.

3 upvotes
tilariths
By tilariths (Sep 21, 2011)

Why do you need an F-mount adaptor? For a lot of telephoto lenses with bad DOF?

0 upvotes
ezradja
By ezradja (Sep 22, 2011)

ultrawide? ultrawide zoom. let's see, if you want 16mm equv. you have to make 16/3= 5mm lens. good luck with that. Oh you want that 5mm lens to be small and pocketable? good luck with that too.

0 upvotes
digby dart
By digby dart (Sep 21, 2011)

Anyone looking for a $900 pink camera to hang around the neck at weddings - this is it! :)

2 upvotes
kewlguy
By kewlguy (Sep 21, 2011)

it goes well with the "I'm with stupid" t-shirt only the arrow points up...

3 upvotes
Klimt z
By Klimt z (Sep 21, 2011)

I want one. Make mine Red. I like my phone cam too but then I am stupid- and I travel light.

0 upvotes
Klimt z
By Klimt z (Sep 21, 2011)

I want one. Make mine Red. I like my phone cam too but then I am stupid- and I travel light.

0 upvotes
Klimt z
By Klimt z (Sep 21, 2011)

I want one. Make mine Red. I like my phone cam too but then I am stupid- and I travel light.

0 upvotes
Klimt z
By Klimt z (Sep 21, 2011)

I want one. Make mine Red. I like my phone cam too but then I am stupid- and I travel light.

0 upvotes
kona_moon
By kona_moon (Sep 21, 2011)

Buy the PINK one, it will be a collector's item one day.

Timing-wise, wait until the stores start dumping the PINK model because nobody wants them. Then Nikon will discontinue the PINK model, and 5 years later everybody will start collecting the PINK one.

0 upvotes
roblarosa
By roblarosa (Sep 21, 2011)

You forgot to take your comments out of burst mode.

0 upvotes
mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (Sep 21, 2011)

Will this camera be in the "Entry Level Interchangeable Lens Camera / DSLR" category when it is reviewed? Its price seems in line with that category.

5 upvotes
mike_2008
By mike_2008 (Sep 21, 2011)

The chances of this poor little camera eating away at m43 and nex market share is remote. It offers little advantage over existing cameras, and is an entirely new system, totally incompatible with standard nikon lenses. What's the point? buy a compact you'd be better off.

7 upvotes
Ivanaker
By Ivanaker (Sep 21, 2011)

its goal is not to eat m4/3 or nex. 4/3 never ate dslr. this is just smaller and lighter, and fully compatible with nikon f via adapter, and will autofocus with afs lenses

1 upvote
Izu
By Izu (Sep 21, 2011)

Sure, that's the coolest thing... let me think, i.e. Nikon 12-24mm would be a 32-65mm! Wow! It's what we all were waiting for!

1 upvote
Ivanaker
By Ivanaker (Sep 21, 2011)

tell me, whats the point of canon pro 1d with their 1.3x crop sensor?
i think: tele lenses goes a litle bit futher.
similar stuff here. dont look at wide, look at tele.

0 upvotes
MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Sep 21, 2011)

But I dont see Canon pro 1D making a 2.7x crop sensor.

0 upvotes
Ivanaker
By Ivanaker (Sep 21, 2011)

and this is not a pro camera. this is just a new cam, nothing else. its not the best in the world, never intended to be one. it has a 2.7x crop sensor, and is below m43, and above any of the p&s cameras.

0 upvotes
mikiev
By mikiev (Sep 21, 2011)

"...don't look at wide, look at tele"

Yeah, I can't wait to get the adapter so my 300mm AFS F4 gives me 810mm equivalent - unstabilized, so I hope my tripod is up to snuff.

On the other hand, having my 85mm f1.8 give me 230mm equiv. does sound nice, even though I would have to manually focus.

0 upvotes
G Davidson
By G Davidson (Sep 21, 2011)

Well, for Nikon users looking for another mount from DX and FX form their AF-S lenses, this is it and for now only this. I think it might make for some interesting telephotos from the smaller lenses- a 135mm f/1.4 from a mere 50mm could be interesting. It's true, we lose any wide angles, depending on the system itself for that. I suppose we might use telephotos more, though, as for the first time they'd be comparatively small and compact.

It aims to be a step up from even the high-end compacts. Not really a direct competitor to NEX or M 4/3, though of course that is how many will see it. For me, the size, price and lack of interesting lenses are a turn-off. It is still interesting, though. for what the system could be capable of.

0 upvotes
ezradja
By ezradja (Sep 22, 2011)

let's shall wait for "birger adapter" for E-mount (NEX system) would we? probably come out a few months later though. What is this "birger" lens adapter? you can use autofocus and control the aperture electronically. For EOS and F-mount lenses to E-mount and 4/3 bodies.

0 upvotes
Ivanaker
By Ivanaker (Sep 21, 2011)

Nikon 1 J1 is the world’s smallest mirrorless camera
Nikon 1 V1 is the world’s smallest and lightest mirrorless camera with an EVF
Nikon 1 has the world’s shortest shooting time lag
Nikon 1 has the World’s fastest continuous shooting at 10 fps

Thats is Nikon.
You want light, go for this, you want good ther is d3s, you want something in the midle, go for d7000, you got it all

2 upvotes
kewlguy
By kewlguy (Sep 21, 2011)

It's more expensive than a Leica, btw. near $1,000 for a nail-sized sensor...

D7000 in the middle? I think D7000 is actually cheaper for what it is compared to V1!!

0 upvotes
Dolan Halbrook
By Dolan Halbrook (Sep 21, 2011)

If my mirrorless you mean interchangeable lens mirrorless, then the Pentax Q is the smallest.

4 upvotes
Ivanaker
By Ivanaker (Sep 21, 2011)

d7k is the best camera in the world at the moment.

1 upvote
darkref
By darkref (Sep 21, 2011)

"Nikon 1 J1 is the world’s smallest mirrorless camera" maybe mirrorless interchangable (how does it compare to the pen mini?)

"Nikon 1 has the World’s fastest continuous shooting at 10 fps" nope, nex 5n/7

0 upvotes
darkref
By darkref (Sep 21, 2011)

"Nikon 1 J1 is the world’s smallest mirrorless camera" maybe mirrorless interchangable (how does it compare to the pen mini?)

"Nikon 1 has the World’s fastest continuous shooting at 10 fps" nope, nex 5n/7

1 upvote
njkdo
By njkdo (Sep 21, 2011)

Sorry, but Samsung EX1 have something better I think

0 upvotes
Ivanaker
By Ivanaker (Sep 21, 2011)

10fps continuos autofocus, and 60fps with no autofocus. who can beat that?

0 upvotes
MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Sep 21, 2011)

Ivanaker, did you just drink weed-pee before you wrote that?

1 upvote
Ivanaker
By Ivanaker (Sep 21, 2011)

its in the specs above:

Continous shooting • Electronic (Hi): Approx. 10, 30, or 60 fps

0 upvotes
MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Sep 21, 2011)

60fps is for lols. I bet it can only burst for like, 10 frames - a 1/6sec burst and you miss all the rest of the action. Totally trivial. And you cant even use 60fps in manual mode.

0 upvotes
ronniemac
By ronniemac (Sep 21, 2011)

Small point:
V1 113 x 76 x 44mm 294 g
Q 98 x 57 x 31 mm 180 g
But as I am constantly reminded; size isn't everything.
What I really do like about this compact interchangable lens camera is that it comes with an EVF and not a plug on viewfinder which is only compatible with the standard lens. Good for Nikon adopting the philosophy that enables use of its other lenses (with an adaptor). Hope Pentax see ths post!

0 upvotes
ezradja
By ezradja (Sep 22, 2011)

LOL this. fanboy alert. beep beep beep. Get the fact straight!

0 upvotes
DioCanon
By DioCanon (Sep 21, 2011)

Oh god, I still have tears since this morning...

I just checked if this was a 1st of april like the pentax Q.

no!!! it's true!!!

ah ah ah

ah ah ah

7 upvotes
Tuukka
By Tuukka (Sep 21, 2011)

Looks rigid. Incredibly fast. Light and compact. Electronic shutter • 1/16000 sec. ?!? I hope the tripod mount is close to center and the accessory port hopefully allows remotes. Good addition to Nikon line-up

2 upvotes
Smileybloke
By Smileybloke (Sep 21, 2011)

If it's got an electronic shutter, why does it need a mechanical one as well? Can anyone explain that to me?

Also, does this mean we should expect a very high max flash sync speed using the electronic shutter?

Just wondering!

0 upvotes
Brian Nathan
By Brian Nathan (Sep 21, 2011)

Very disappointed. Having given up waiting for a D700 replacement I expected something exciting in this new field especially as Nikon are well behind the leaders. There is nothing in the new camera that would make me want to replace my Panasonic G2 which is excellent and to me offers more than the new Nikon in almost every way. I do wonder who will buy the new Nikon in preference to the older offerings from Panasonic Sony and Olympus.

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MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Sep 21, 2011)

Cut the interchangeable lenses. Cut the fancy 60fps, the special effects. Cut the world's fastest AF. DON'T EVEN GIVE IT AN APSC. Nikon could have just made a compact with a fixed 50mm eqv 1.8 prime, give it a couple of dials and a decent evf. BOOM! EVERYBODY HAPPY.

SOMEONE SHOULD DO IT.

5 upvotes
Yungama
By Yungama (Sep 21, 2011)

Fujifilm X10 is the closest?

0 upvotes
Yungama
By Yungama (Sep 21, 2011)

Fujifilm X10 is the closest?

0 upvotes
ezradja
By ezradja (Sep 22, 2011)

yup, x-10 is the closest. but thanks to N the X-10 has justified its price. I though x10 would be priced lower at 500$ but because of this stupid J1/V1 that's pricier, x-10 with its 700$ price-tag seem quite a bargain.

0 upvotes
kewlguy
By kewlguy (Sep 21, 2011)

Hold on, I could hear the Canon guys LTAO - wait until they see Canon mirrorless using a sensor with 3.0x crop factor!!

3 upvotes
Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Sep 21, 2011)

lets hope not. but absolut possible....

please canon do it right.

2 upvotes
RedFox88
By RedFox88 (Sep 21, 2011)

Henry, quit your whining. You are embarrassing yourself. Nikon will sell a ton of these and will bounce m4/3 and the nex from the sales rankings!

0 upvotes
ezradja
By ezradja (Sep 22, 2011)

RedFox88, stop the bashing people that bashing this system, you embarrassing yourself defending the fail system. I can understand if N fanboys defend good reliable system or N DSLR which I admire myself but this Nikon 1 system is DoA just like Pentax Q. Actually if both priced lower (lower than 500$) probably not a fail but you just can't justified 900$ price-tag for small sensor mirrorless camera body with slow zoom lens. For example: X-10 has similar (arguable) sensor size with non interchangeable (quite bright) zoom lens and EXR sensor that reputably has better dynamic range and low noise on high iso with lower price (at 700$ estimated) with desireably retro look. Nikon goes different route, risky route with this 1 system, probably has niche market on some Ginzas and Harajukus girls and alike but not the world I afraid.

0 upvotes
jorepuusa
By jorepuusa (Sep 21, 2011)

The ergonomics on that Nikon are a disaster. That is the worse thing. No analog wheels to make manual settings. No grip for right hand, viewfinder almost in the middle of that body which means that the screen will be greasy all the time. Flash attachment seems to be proprietary? An it is ugly and slippery looking.
So sad, ---Mr. Nikon why don´t You listen to professionals, who have been telling You how to make a good body for years.

3 upvotes
carsten böttcher
By carsten böttcher (Sep 21, 2011)

Ugliest design right beside Pentax Q. Poor specs. Overpriced.

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