Why I'll be returnig the V1

Started Nov 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
Blackraven Forum Member • Posts: 60
Re: I'm keeping my V1.

jonikon wrote:


Yup I tried RAW and it's definitely better than JPEG, but I feel it still has too much short comings. A Rebel T2i, D5100, D3200, etc... is a much better choice for photograpy than the Niko 1 system I realize..

Not a better choice if size, weight, silent shutter, video, high FPS, very high shutter speeds, faster and more accurate AF, and lower lens prices are more important than pixel peeping IQ.

One could also argue that a D600 or D800 has better IQ than the APS-C cameras you mentioned, so your camera choices must be unacceptable as well.

A V1 kit consisting of a V1 body, 10mm f2.8, 10-30mm, 30-110mm lens and SB-N5 flash, CPL filter, and spare battery, will all fit in the Tamrac 3440 Rally bag measuring only 8 x 6.5 x 4 inches. An equivalent D5100 kit would require a bag at least twice that size.

As far as image quality goes, the V1 has better IQ that my formerly owned heavy and bulky Sony a700 DSLR, and that is pretty amazing, IMO.

V1 JPEGs are excellent even at ISO 1100 and meets my needs for a go anywhere camera. I like the V1 as a companion camera to my D7000, and I'm keeping mine!

what are those big orange blobs on the balls? hot pixels?

Nikon V1 JPEG, ISO 1100

Crop of V1 image above, ISO 1100.

- Jon

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