I'm new to the forum and am looking to buy a 1 series camera. I hope to do some creative (for me anyway!) stuff with time lapse, low light and some motorsport shots.
In the UK at the moment there are some decent deals on the J1 coupled with a + 30-110mm Lense (about £300, which is the same as a stock V1). The same lense deal with the V1 is almost £150 more expensive.
What would the panel recommend for my money, either the J1 with the lense deal or the stock V1 with a view to getting a lense later in the year?
I think the deals out there on the V1 are pretty impressive. For me having the EVF was important so there was really no choice.
The V2 is a pretty big improvement over the V1 though. So that's the way I would go if it were me. But if your budget will only allow for a J1+lens or V1 body only then I think you would have to go the J1 route.
Am I correct in thinking the V2 does not offer the interval timer function? Since the OP is interested in time-lapse photography, that seems like a pretty big deal. (I'm mystified by this, too. Why wouldn't Nikon include a capability that I assume is purely a fairly simple software function?)
>Apologies, I should have stated that both camera's come with >the standard 10-30 lens. There is a special offer on the V1 >that includes the second lens. > >I'm hoping that I get good enough to warrant the extra tools >of the J1, but wasn't sure if I was misunderstanding how >different the two cameras are over the cost benefits. > >Many thanks for the replies so far. > >Ade.
Sorry for my misunderstanding. Then in my opinion the V1 is the winner for the EVF alone.
I don't know the answer to this. The V1 has the interval shooting so I assumed the V2 would also include that feature...but you're right that it's not listed in the tech specs. Maybe some one who has the camera can chime in to answer whether it is available.
The V1 is the more advanced of the 2 and currently the V1 costs a little less than the J1 (for some reason) so I would definitely lean towards the V1. The only thing you'll not have is an anemic flash. You'd have to get the J1/2 or V2 for a flash that's integral.
But either way I wouldn't think of low light shots with these without a tripod. The high ISO certainly works but it's only marginally better than a compact. I would look at maybe the V1 kit and the new 18.5 lens or 10mm pancake lens.
After careful consideration and 2 hours in Jessops testing the patience (and knowledge) of the staff I decided that neither the V1 or J1 were for me as I "needed" a digital SLR. Unfortunately I went to the dark side and ended up with a Canon EOS 1100D. Hopefully you won't mind me sticking around for a while as I have found the forum to be very friendly and informative. When it comes to upgrade time perhaps I'll be able to afford a proper camera )