Who need Nikon F1 When there is NEX and Micro 4/3

Started Sep 21, 2011 | Discussions thread
GeorgeD200 Regular Member • Posts: 403
Re: Who need Nikon F1 When there is NEX and Micro 4/3

As a user of the Nikon D700 and Olympus EP-1 ( as well as many other cameras) I can say that the Nikon 1 will replace neither of them -- but I don't think it was intended to.

I think Nikon is trying to transition people from high-end compacts, like the G12 and LX-5 into IL cameras. I think this is clear by their choice of sensor size. What cameras doesn't it beat in sensor size? m4/3 and NEX, APS-C, etc. What does it beat? Almost any "compact" camera on the market.

Would I buy a J1 with kit lens over a Canon G12? Quite possibly. I might even be talked into the 10mm f2.8 by a good salesman. Would I choose it over a D3100? No. Not if image quality was a concern.

I think it's clear. Nikon didn't design this to compete with m4/3, NEX or APS-C. They designed to compete with the high-end compacts. It'll beat the pants of a P500 or D7100!

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