It's been a while since I used to have my camera on hand all the time. That was in the film days and I had a small Nikon FM and loved it! Taking pics was simple and the results were great! Even won a couple photo awards for some of the pics I took. Fast forward to today. I've had a pretty nice Sony Cypber Shot and took some decent pics. Then a couple years ago, I upgraded to a Nikon D60. I was so overwhelmed by the technology I sold the camera without much in good pics. Now, comes this Nikon 1V2 and I'm hoping that I will re-capture the joy of taking good pics with a smaller, lighter FAST camera. My style is usually "taking pictures while wandering around" and used to get great shots. Once I have my money in line, I plan to get a kit. Any comments will be appreciated.
#1. "RE: Thinking of Nikon 1 V2" In response to Reply # 0
The 1 Series is a good pocket cam. I keep my J1 on me all the time. What's limiting the system is the small selection of native CX lenses. You can supplement with the FT-1 and DX/FX F-mount lenses, but then the camera becomes bigger. The 10-30 is not a bad kit lens, but the only native prime is a 10mm 2.8. Hopefully the variety will increase as time moves on.
#2. "RE: Thinking of Nikon 1 V2" In response to Reply # 0
I gotta say that the Nikon 1 series is a great camera to have around. It has better overall quality than point and shoots/smartphones and more flexibility with lenses. I've taken it to a few places where I wouldn't have bothered with my D800 (or D700 previous).
In fact, it got me thinking a lot like Scott Bourne (big time photog) who recently upon retiring sold all of his DSLRs and went to a micro 4/3 system. You lose some functionality but you gain a lot of fun.