Nikon 1 - Anyone have an opinion?
Replies: 25 - Last Post: Mar 9, 2012 5:08 PM Last Post By: zebra
Mar 7, 2012 11:46 PM
15The problem with a 'pro' version for me would be it's price...
I mean what would that thing cost if the V1 with the zoom cost already 850$?
See the Fuji X Pro 1.....2300$ for the body and one lens...
(Plus it's a brick in terms of size)
There's other problems as well - if it is APS-C size sensor and you put on strandard Nikon DX lenses the whole 'size' advantage goes down the drain.
So what does this mean, another line up of lenses, another new lens mount?
4 line up of lenses for one company, 4 different lens mounts?
I think one would have to die somewhen...
Mar 8, 2012 1:12 AM
16Btw, the Canon G 1 X is one of the smallish cameras I do like.
It's larger APS-C sensor seems (according to studio comparison on image-rsources) to smoke Nikon 1 or any of the 4/3s cameras.
Zoom is build in, that's ok with me, no need to have interchangeable lenses on a carry round compact. However I would prefer more wide at the end, something like a 24-85 2.8-4,5 would be better than 28-112 2.8-5.8 in my opinion.
It does come with a viewfinder (will see how good that one is however).
Major drawback again is 800$ price tag.
About speed and AF will have to wait and see...
Mar 8, 2012 8:37 AM
Mar 8, 2012 8:44 AM
Mar 8, 2012 11:20 AM
19With a V1 Pro at around $1,000-1200 the V1 would drop to the $500 level, and yes Nikon has said it is committed to a new line of glass small, fast and cheap because of the size and the fact they are designing from the ground up (no legacy issues), after all, the bodies Nikon makes are just to hold the glass, I have 40X more money in glass than the revolving door of bodies on hand, they are a glass company.
The V1 Pro would be a carry around camera for pros and I think the great travel camera for anyone looking for a very small system of body and 3 lenses for travel.
Mar 8, 2012 11:25 AM
I see the G 1 X as a feeble attempt for Canon to hold those moving to mirrorless systems, as I have said I carried the G Series until I got the Panny GF 1, now Canon wants me to step back to their G Series, good try nice camera and I would have one if I didn’t have the Panny GF 1 and several lenses, now I’m looking down the road and I don’t see it in my future, oh and I’m a pure Nikon dSLR guy.
For someone looking for 1 cheap quality simple camera I would recommend the G1 X.
Mar 8, 2012 12:46 PM
21From the article: "we want pros to be buying our DSLRs"
What??? They just don't get it. Lots of pros want DSLR-like capability in a SMALL MIRRORLESS system. It's too bad Nikon feels that they need to force a segment of its customer base into big, clunky DSLR's with mirrors when a vast amount of "pro" (or at least serious amateur) uses would be more than satisfied satisfied with a proper N1 camera. Maybe Nikon should stop trying to force users into its predefined slots and instead respond to what customers want.
"Nikon has admitted in the past that it is still not sure who is buying the J1 and V1"
How hard is it to tell? If they made a nice pro version then they'd be selling them to EVERYONE.
Mar 8, 2012 11:11 PM
22When I was at the photo fair here in bangkok the V1 and J1 were among those cameras getting most attention.
Unlike the Fuji pro there were plenty of women at Nikon - which seems to indicate that they do hit their target group. I guess however they are surprised on how many men are interested in it too.
Which might lead to a 'pro' indeed. I just hope it would not go to a silly price level like the Fuji pro...
To my knowledge Nikon does listen to their customer and that's why they keep making large dSLR's which the pros use for their work.
More in question are the entry level dSLR models I think. If you can put those capabilities in a smaller package at a similar price then the DX line might disappear...
A pro might buy such a camera as an addition to his dSLR, but an entry level dSLR user might by it instead of a dSLR.
Mar 9, 2012 12:04 AM
Mar 9, 2012 11:31 AM
24For someone looking for 1 cheap quality simple camera I would recommend the G1 X.
Agree, but at 800$ I don't think it is really cheap.
That's 250$ more than a D3100 with kit lens...
In my opinion those smallish quality cameras come with a hefty premium price tag.
But much smaller and for some less intimidating.
Mar 9, 2012 5:08 PM
25I'm honestly not sure what to think about the 1 Series. The cameras are small and super fast. This being a travel forum, I think The V1 and J1 would make great travel cameras. My own needs would include a faster prime lens for portraits. Just as Micro 4/3 has the Panasonic 25mm 1.4 Summilux, I'd like to see a Nikon equivalent.
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