Would this be a good starter?

Started Mar 1, 2014 | Questions thread
Jimmy K.
Jimmy K. Contributing Member • Posts: 859
Re: Would this be a good starter?

Hi, the comparison between S6300 P&S and Nikon J1 is quite a stretch.  P&S is probably 1/2.3" sensor format vs J1's 1" sensor format.  I am not aware of many who compare these 2 classes of cameras.


(Disclosure: Due to my work related association, I can be biased and I usually do not make any recommendation on Nikon 1.)

I will say this.  Compare the J1 for $160-$170 versus any available camera (P&S, super zooms, bridge, etc) in similar price ranges.  You can use J1 like P&S and don't buy any additional lens or accessory; consider it a throw away in few years when you upgrade.  It can be a great value, particular price for the image quality.  You do have to figure out what is more important for you: size, zoom, image quality, etc.

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