Why the Nikon 1 system does not sell well....

Started Aug 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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RonFrank Senior Member • Posts: 2,130
Why the Nikon 1 system does not sell well....

There is an easy explanation...  PRICE!

The V2 is $800 at B&H without a lens. Over $1000 with a slow 30mm-90mm (10-30mm) zoom.

Very few folks will pay $800 for a camera lacking features with a tiny sensor when a PnS can be had for $200 and a APS-C DSLR for around $500.

Nikon needs to pull their head out of their rear and make some changes.  The 1 system would likely do very well if it was priced around $600 with a lens. That's what the Nex5R sells for.

There is no need for a huge tirade on features, quality, pinkness, size or whatever.   Nikon screwed the pooch on this deal when they priced a glorified PnS at a price most consumers think is a joke.  When the V2 drops below $500, it will move without a doubt.

 RonFrank's gear list:RonFrank's gear list
Nikon D1X Nikon D200 Nikon D300S Sony a6000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR +7 more
NEX-5T Nikon 1 V2
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