Nikon 1 V3 impressions (yes, have one atm)

Started Apr 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
samfan Contributing Member • Posts: 991
Re: Nikon 1 V3 impressions (yes, have one atm)

Jared Huntr wrote:

Current design: The camera is writing to the buffer, the user turns off and puts camera in bag. The camera finishes writing before shutting down automatically

No, this is exactly what I had in mind. Because that's how cameras should work. Some cameras have mechanical switches you know? Of course if I flip the mechanical switch, I expect the camera to shut down when it's ready. Having an on/off button doesn't change anything.

But here's the thing. If I switch the camera off while it's still writing to the buffer and I'm ready to put it in the bag, but at that moment I see something I want to take a photo of, I turn the camera on and expect it to be ready right away (if there's at least a bit of space in the buffer), and not make me wait 10 seconds until it finishes flushing the buffer! This is a major flaw with any camera, but it's critical with a camera that's supposed to be speedy.

Even my lowly old D60 operates this way. What the hell is going on with cameras these days?

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