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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 2006Tue 08-Jan-13 12:37 PM
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"Nikon launches 2 new Nikon 1 cameras: J3 and S1"


Knoxville, US
          

Today, Nikon Inc. announced the new Nikon 1 J3 and Nikon 1 S1 and a new wireless mobile adapter for the system.

Nikon Press Release

  

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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004Tue 08-Jan-13 01:00 PM
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#1. "RE: Nikon launches 2 new Nikon 1 cameras: J3 and S1"
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I'm pretty sure the WU-1b they referred to isn't new; it came out with the V2. And I believe it's compatible only with the newer Series 1 cameras (V2, J3, S1) as well as the D600.

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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 2006Tue 08-Jan-13 02:34 PM
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Knoxville, US
          

I think it's because of how they worded it in the press release that I thought it was a new variant.

  

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kenuck Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2008Tue 08-Jan-13 05:12 PM
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I just got the WU-1B for my V2 yesterday. Works OK, though it loses connection sometimes.

New lenses quite pricey...$500+ and still no fast primes.

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King Nothing Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2011Tue 08-Jan-13 06:28 PM
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I really have to ask why here. The J2 is a couple months old and it's already being replaced? And there's the new S1 which is even lower end than the J3 but still not cheap. How much longer until there's a V3 or a S2? Nikon is not instilling me with any confidence here.

And the new lenses don't seem to add anything new either. One of them duplicates an existing lens. At least the 6.7-13 gives some wide angle ability. But I don't think either one really addresses the lens problem the 1 system has. There is still virtually no fast glass which would really help in low light. Especially since the small sensor would let you shoot wide open and still have large depth of field.

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kenuck Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2008Tue 08-Jan-13 06:57 PM
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Burnaby, CA
          

>One of them duplicates an existing lens.
To be fair, the 10-100 duplicates the larger, heavier and $200 more expensive power zoom video lens.

>There is still virtually no fast glass which would really help in low light.
Agreed

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King Nothing Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2011Tue 08-Jan-13 08:18 PM
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>>One of them duplicates an existing lens.
>To be fair, the 10-100 duplicates the larger, heavier and $200
>more expensive power zoom video lens.

Yeah. I should have said that it duplicates the focal length rather than the whole lens. It's still another slow zoom.

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James23p Moderator Awarded for his wide variety of skills, a true generalist both in film and digital photography Nikonian since 25th Apr 2004Thu 10-Jan-13 10:33 AM
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Memphis, US
          

I have to say I am interested in the S1 as a point and shoot with a little pop! Plus I like the green color but at 499$ still a tad rich make that 399$ with the lens and I might jump on it.

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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 2006Thu 10-Jan-13 12:46 PM
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#8. "RE: Nikon launches 2 new Nikon 1 cameras: J3 and S1"
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I kind of think what Nikon is doing is making the J series like the original V1, the V then moves to more advanced and S takes over from what J was.

But the pricing is still very odd with all of these. Makes it hard to make any kind of buying decision.

  

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With the quick refresh cycle, the 1 Series is starting to (dangerously) overlap with the Coolpix line, potentially diluting both product families. The pricing is a hash, with possibly less than a USD50-60 difference between the J2 and J3. Thom Hogan makes a good observation that the SKU choices would drive retailers to drink - there's about 25 kits needed in order to get one of each variation just at a baseline.

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nurseman Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Dec 2008Fri 11-Jan-13 03:25 AM
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Madison, US
          

I love my V1 , but these new models and lenses are not even tempting.... why with such a small sensor does the Wide angle have to be so slow.... it is a $200 lens at best.

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Sun 10-Nov-13 07:56 PM
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Alberta, CA
          

It's 11 month's later and the pricing seems to have worked itself out - the J3 is running $399 locally - that's with the 10-30.

I'm doing some wheeling and dealing on my local Kijiji and now that I've sussed things out more clearly, the J3 wireless compatibility with the WU-1B, seems like a significant advantage for the younger generation. I'm planning on giving this as a gift to daughter and boyfriend, and wireless to their smart-phones takes it to the next level I think.

Coincidentally one guy has a kit that includes the UWA zoom too.

Is the WU-1B disconnecting a lot on you? Anyone else have wireless experiences to share?

The WU-1B at $69 seems pretty tolerable compared to the $500 and $800 adapters for my FX cameras!

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#12. "RE: Nikon launches 2 new Nikon 1 cameras: J3 and S1"
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Monterey Bay, US
          

No fast Primes?

How about the 18.5 f1.8?
It is not wide but is cheap and works well in low light.


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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Tue 12-Nov-13 01:38 AM
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#13. "RE: Nikon launches 2 new Nikon 1 cameras: J3 and S1"
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Alberta, CA
          

Yep, ordered a nice Silver 18.5mm today and am about to complete a Kijiji deal that gives me the 6.7-13mm too (as well as a J3 for my older daughter for Xmas). Younger Dot, as I like to call them, already bought her own J1 this summer.

Have you seen these nice silver versions of the Nikon 1 lenses, they are real purty, and HEY they look kinda retro too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpe75tA9xWg


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