Nikon 1 V3 impressions (yes, have one atm)

Started Apr 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP Raist3d Forum Pro • Posts: 37,304
Some snaps from yesterday and just now

I want to warn that these are not photographs (should be obvious ;-)) and just snaps testing for how the camera focuses, noise, reacts to color, etc.

This is not the kind of work I do. What I am realizing is that this camera is screaming for a sharp prime (that F1.8 or F1.2). The Kit lens is O-K.

Full 20 megs, 18.xx shot (converted in LightRoom 5.4, no noise reduction)


This should give you a bit of a reference what to expect. I find the camera seems to be a bit noisy at low iso but keep OK at high ISO.

If you don't pixel peep and use for web or reasonable prints, I say it looks rather good:

Such thing applies virtually to all cameras but what I am concerned is does it keep a certain "3dness" and tonality/color to it, and I think this does for the most part.

Work in B&W interests me much so reasonably happy with this tonality thought the Ricoh GR is better as expected.

And to give an idea of low light here's a shot at 1600x1200 (~2 megapixels) in ISO 6400 in low light. Though might Pentax Q7 can do surprisingly well also even at ISO 6400, this keeps better color and details.

No noise reduction of any kind has been applied (other than whatever Adobe does when it opens a RAW file of this camera).

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