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Matto Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jan 2007Tue 02-Oct-12 01:16 AM
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"Low price for V1"


Glenwood, US
          

Adorama is advertising a price of $399 for a V1 with the 10-30mm lens. I wonder what that means?

Matthew

  

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pentwater Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Dec 2003Tue 02-Oct-12 12:50 PM
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Jupiter, US
          

New model would be my best guess. The fact that the J2 is not that much different than its predecessor (same sensor for example), I'd jump at it if I were in the market! It's quite a deal... About half what I paid!

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glennaa11 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2004Tue 02-Oct-12 03:37 PM
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#2. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Arlington, US
          

Apparently you can also get the kit with both zooms for something like $650.

I certainly feel like I overpaid! But I am still happy with the camera.

I need to stop reading uninformed comments on Nikon Rumors though. But I suppose people just expose their own ignorance.

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TiggerGTO Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2006Tue 02-Oct-12 05:56 PM
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#3. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Apex, US
          

Darn... I paid about $750 for the two-lens kit from B&H less than two weeks ago. So far I'm quite happy with the kit, but I would like it even better with another $100 in my pocket. I thought I was being smart by buying before the end of September to take advantage of a big discount being offered. Who know it would go even lower? B&H is back to the full list price, but they are also closed for the Jewish holiday season. I wonder what their price will look like when they open back up.

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wcguy Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Nov 2009Wed 03-Oct-12 02:55 PM
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CA
          

>Darn... I paid about $750 for the two-lens kit from B&H
>less than two weeks ago. So far I'm quite happy with the kit,
>but I would like it even better with another $100 in my
>pocket. I thought I was being smart by buying before the end
>of September to take advantage of a big discount being
>offered. Who know it would go even lower? B&H is back to
>the full list price, but they are also closed for the Jewish
>holiday season. I wonder what their price will look like when
>they open back up.

I hear ya, I bought my truck a year ago for $56,000 and this year the same truck is $46,000 (of the same year of course). A camera that drops a few hundred doesn't seem all that bad. Its the sign of the times.Tell me anything that doesn't drop in price right after you purchase it or doesn't have a new model or upgrade shortly after you get it.You ever wonder why all our youth has stress and anxiety in their lives.Everything moves too fast anymore and no one takes the time to enjoy what they already have. WC



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glennaa11 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2004Fri 05-Oct-12 12:52 AM
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#5. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Arlington, US
          

Nikon Rumors reporting that the V2 will be announced shortly. Which apparently accounts for the massive price drop on the V1. Not much info on likely specs yet.

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nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006Fri 05-Oct-12 01:26 AM
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#6. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Knoxville, US
          

Most likely, given the J2, it will be very minor. Probably everything the J2 got except for the screen the V1 already has.

  

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Fri 05-Oct-12 04:18 AM
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#7. "RE: Low price for V1"
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I wonder if it will have the buttons and pro features we have all been wanting? This go around I may not jump even though I'd like those features. The two things that bother me most about my V1 are absence of minimum SS in Auto-ISO and an ability to set Auto-1600.

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nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006Fri 05-Oct-12 01:04 PM
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#8. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Knoxville, US
          

I can live without the minimum SS in auto. But what I'd like most in a V2:

1. Disable forced image review
2. Better sensor (always good!)
3. For the love of Pete, new lenses!
4. Easier not to turn the shooting dial
5. AF-C using the FT1 with more than just the center AF area
6. Updated menu system that makes a bit more sense
7. Dynamic brightness with a DOF preview button

  

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Fri 05-Oct-12 01:19 PM
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#9. "RE: Low price for V1"
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+100 on your list! AF-C on the FT-1 and/or better sensor are the items that would cause me to upgrade. I like the 1 System. Guess I should get around to considering that 50mm f/1.8 equivalent, that alone should make for more professional results due to lower ISOs used.

How do you work around the minimum SS? I end up using Shutter Priority but I hate it. I always end up accidentally underexposing when I am out of light (unlike aperture priority with a minimum SS setting which just drops the shutter speed).

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nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006Fri 05-Oct-12 03:22 PM
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#10. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Most of the time I just switch to manual if I need to for that. Or I'll see that my SS is getting too slow and I'll manually raise ISO.

  

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#11. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Lowden, US
          

Numbers 4 & 5 would be at the top of my priority list.

That shooting dial is a real pain.

Any AF-C using the FT-1 would be welcome even if we were still stuck on the center focus point.

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberSat 06-Oct-12 01:58 PM
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#12. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Sat 06-Oct-12 02:08 PM by RRRoger

Monterey Bay, US
          

It means I will be keeping my V1 outfit for hikes, trips, jobsite, and candid photos.
The only reason I was selling was to raise money to pay for more D600 & D800 equipment that I have already bought.

Yes, The V2 is eminent, but I won't be getting one.
At less than half the price, the V1 is a much better deal.

Although a better, same size Aptiva Sensor May be included,
I expect only small improvement at a higher price like the J2.
1. on my list would be Baby Blue, I am not into Pink.

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glennaa11 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2004Sat 06-Oct-12 09:29 PM
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#13. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Arlington, US
          

My guess is that the body will basically be identical to the V1 (no other dials/buttons). Just like the J2 is almost exactly the same as the J1.


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#14. "RE: Low price for V1"
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The prices are really, really low. I didn't want one of these, but I see that Amazon through Cameta has a 3 lens kit with a 32 gig card and a few other things for less than $745 shipped.

I was thinking of ordering a Canon G15 or something similar as my point and shoot, but at these prices, maybe the V1 3 lens kit is the way to go.

So, I guess that my question is, "Do you think that the Nikon 1 V1 is a good choice for a point and shoot?"

Thanks,

jP

  

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberWed 10-Oct-12 10:39 PM
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#15. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Monterey Bay, US
          

All the Novices that I have loaned my V1 to have really loved it.
And they did not bug me about the settings.

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#16. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Wed 10-Oct-12 11:29 PM by KnightPhoto

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Hi JP,

Yes the V1 makes a great point and shoot. Great package of features, fast AF, fast FPS, versatile, able to shoot completely silently in electronic shutter mode, big CPU and buffer capability. Compact 80-300 equivalent is a bonus. For me it fits into my PP workflow since it shoots Nkon Raw. Has some annoying handling issues but they can be worked around.

And due to its on sensor PDAF it is in some ways Nikon's most accomplished video camera and it accepts an external microphone which is a pro feature.

That deal you mention is fantastic. I might prefer a two zoom kit and get the 50mm FOV f/1.8 later but each to their own. I also have the flash and FT-1.


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#17. "RE: Low price for V1"
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US
          

Roger and Steve

Thanks for your thoughts. I think that I might just order one since it seems like a heck of a deal for the price.

jP

  

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#18. "RE: Low price for V1"
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GB
          

I took advantage of the price cut for the twin lens kit over here . The camera was much criticised when it was first released, unjustly in my view. The price now represents good value, whereas at launch it was probably a bit expensive. I have found the image quality very good and it represents an excellent back up for my D7000. If Nikon does release a V2 in the near future, it will possibly be at the premium price that most of their new products command.

  

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberThu 11-Oct-12 03:04 PM
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#19. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Thu 11-Oct-12 03:06 PM by RRRoger

Monterey Bay, US
          

I notice prices are creeping back up.
I don't think these will last long.
Current best deals:
Adorama two lens $649
Amazon $645

The main reason to get a DX over FX is reach.
2.7x CX beats that a ton and the DOF is also increased dramatically.

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#20. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Roger

I was all ready to pull the trigger until I started doing some research, and I was taken aback with the DXO Mark sensor ratings. The new Sony RX100 has the same size CX sensor with 24 mp and substantially higher ratings. Perhaps Nikon is going to put that sensor in the V2. Either way, I think that as good of a deal as it may be that I'm going to wait. I would rather pay a few hundred dollars more if there is going to be a significant improvement in the new camera, and technology in the sensor department seems to be on a tear lately.

jP

  

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#21. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Thu 11-Oct-12 07:11 PM by RRRoger

Monterey Bay, US
          

My understanding is that Aptiva (the manufacture of the 1 sensor)
has just come out with an upgrade (still 10MP)
that has much higher ISO and Movie capabilities.
I currently only use my V1 up to 3200 ISO.

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#22. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Thu 11-Oct-12 09:31 PM by jpFoto

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>I currently only use my V1 up to 3200 ISO.

Roger

I thoroughly respect your opinions, but that is an incredibly high number based upon DXO's scores. Even the D2X had a higher ISO score than the V1, and anything shot above ISO 800 with the D2X was strictly a snapshot unless alot of noise lent itself to the photo.

Here's a link to DXO's test results:

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/(appareil1)/812%7C0/(brand)/Sony/(appareil2)/745%7C0/(brand2)/Nikon/(appareil3)/207%7C0/(brand3)/Nikon

(If you use my link, you have to click on "Compare up to 3 items under View Comparisons.)

Nikon has used Sony sensors in the past and has actually improved upon the results. I don't think that Sony had the CX sensor when they made the V1, so maybe we're going to get a pleasant surprise.

jP

Edit: Don't get me wrong, the Nikon 1 has incredible scores for such a small camera. It beats the pants off of all of the better P&S's like the P7100. And, my comparison with the D2X is really a compliment since that camera was the creme de la creme of professional cameras a few short years ago and is still a strong contender at base ISO and slightly higher. I still haven't ruled out the V1 since the new price covers the original price of the three lenses, so the body is almost free, and "free" is always a good thing.

  

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberFri 12-Oct-12 03:08 AM
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#23. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Monterey Bay, US
          

I stand corrected.
The ISO 3200 I use as a max setting is for Videos
At 1600 ISO the stills are useable but as bad as the D2x was at 800.

I for one will really be surprised if the V2 has a 24 MP Sony CX Sensor.
I expect Nikon to use the new improved Aptina

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#24. "RE: Low price for V1"
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Fri 12-Oct-12 09:47 PM by glennaa11

Arlington, US
          

Of course it also depends a bit on what you plan to do with the pictures you shoot.

I paid something like $1150 (or maybe a little more) for the V1 plus the two basic zooms (10-30 and 30-110) and the 10mm pancake. So if it is out there for $400 less that is quite a deal.

I have been more than pleased with the real world pictures it takes. A lot of that has been with a tripod at low ISO or in bright daylight though to be perfectly fair about it.

Here are a couple of HDR's shot with the V1 on a trip to Montreal




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#25. "RE: Low price for V1"
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US
          

Glenn

Those are very nice shots! You make a good case for purchasing a V1.

jP

  

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