Would a J1 be useless for birding?
I moved from a J1 to a V1 specifically because i found the J1 awkward to use with a big lens (70-300mm VR) attached with the whole thing held out in front of me so that I could see the rear screen. The EFV made the shooting experience for long lens / wildlife stuff much better.
|AF4_2483 Surfing the Serengeti by DaveInHouston|
from Hot Air Balloon view
|Peregrine Falcon by Psychic1|
from Best Wildlife Photo of the Week - 4