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TomCurious Registered since 03rd Jan 2007Tue 15-Nov-11 04:49 PM
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"Nikon 1 reviews - Updated July 9, 2014"
Wed 09-Jul-14 08:17 PM by dm1dave

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While trying to decide if this system will work for me, I've been reading a few reviews from professional photographers. I wanted to share the links here, in case others are interested. Looking at what has been posted on various sites, it becomes clear that practically everybody who has actually used these new cameras is full of praise, and concerns are mostly raised by folks who don't own it (like me so far).

Anyway, here are some good resources:

Steve Huff:
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2011/11/14/the-nikon-v1-camera-review-the-camera-i-expected-to-hate/

Kirk Tuck:
http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2011/10/nikon-1-counterintuitive-crazy-and.html
http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2011/10/nikon-v1-part-two-wet-performance.html
http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2011/11/just-quick-post-with-few-more-nikon-v1.html
http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2011/11/sunday-day-off-naw-its-day-to-pack-and.html
http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-fascinating-three-days-high-level.html

Rob Galbraith (this link was posted before)
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-11666-11988

Comparison with Panasonic G3 - this is a fun video to watch
https://www.thecamerastore.com/blog/2011/11/12/nikon-v1-vs-panasonic-g3-shootout

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jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010Tue 15-Nov-11 11:58 PM
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#1. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Tom

We're all curious. You are really the perfect person to try this camera out. You own every nice lens that Nikon has ever made so if you don't like the camera then none of us will.

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TomCurious Registered since 03rd Jan 2007Wed 16-Nov-11 01:44 AM
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Haha, thank you! But really the last thing I'd recommend is that anybody follow my example and buy too much of Nikon stuff. Better to spend the time and money going out and shooting pictures. Do as I say, not as I do. Before long, I'll probably have a V1.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Wed 16-Nov-11 02:05 AM
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#3. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Thanks for putting this together Tom!

It will be useful to links to reviews of the new system consolidated. I will pin this post so they will stay visible for a while.

If anyone comes across other reviews of the Nikon 1 system please post a link here.

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wcguy Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Nov 2009Wed 16-Nov-11 02:43 AM
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#4. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Another good review in two parts, very well done and great pics showing what these camera's can do....

Part One:

http://nikonandye.wordpress.com/cameras/digital-bodies-consumer/with-the-nikon-1-system-in-the-masai-mara/a-further-look-into-the-nikon-system-1/

Part Two:

http://nikonandye.wordpress.com/cameras/digital-bodies-consumer/with-the-nikon-1-system-in-the-masai-mara/


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TomCurious Registered since 03rd Jan 2007Wed 16-Nov-11 05:26 AM
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Thanks for these links! The sample images in these reviews look very good.

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#6. "Lens reviews"
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Photozone has reviewed the 10mm f/2.8 pancake lens and the 10-30mm kit lens:

http://www.photozone.de/nikon1/686-1nikon1028v1
http://www.photozone.de/nikon1/699-1nikon10303556v1

Here is another review of the 10mm lens:

http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/nikon_1_nikkor_10mm_f28_review/

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chgortari Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Nov 2010Sat 26-Nov-11 11:38 PM
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Sun 27-Nov-11 01:12 AM by chgortari

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Here's some nice photo's and user review of the N1 system.
http://nikonandye.wordpress.com/cameras/digital-bodies-consumer/with-the-nikon-1-system-in-the-masai-mara/
Sorry missed that this previously posted.

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chgortari Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Nov 2010Tue 06-Dec-11 02:20 PM
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Here's another good review of the N1 system and some nice photo examples. Enjoy.
http://mansurovs.com/nikon-1-v1-review

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#9. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Thanks Clyde,

Mansurov's review is quite unique in that he is comparing the 1 sensor head to head with all the latest Mirrorless (m4/3, Nex), the Sony 24mp where the Nikon 1 beats it, and even the Nikon D3/D700 FX sensor. Throughout the Nikon 1 continues to account itself very well, even with people like Mansurov who were initially on the skeptic side of the fence.

BTW Thom Hogan now has some Nikon 1 first impressions up on his new site www.sansmirror.com

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#10. "V1 Review from Canadian Nature Photographer Brad hill."
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V1 Review from Canadian Nature Photographer Brad hill.

http://naturalart.ca/artist/fieldtests/fieldtest_NikonV1.html

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Len Shepherd Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2003Mon 19-Dec-11 03:59 PM
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#11. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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The consensus of the pro magazines so far testing it in the UK is resolution is quite a bit better than a good Coolpix, but not as good as a good DSLR with a pro lens.
The CX lenses make it more flexible than a Coolpix and' when the adapter becomes available, far more flexible.
Although nowhere near a Coolpix for compact size it is obviously a lot smaller and lighter than a D7000 with 18-200 as a "do it all" outfit.
The new system has different attractions for different photographers.
I was considering a P7100 - but guess the V1 with adapter and the potential for an FX 840mm f2.8 and lots of extra depth of field with my 300 f2.8 is going to be a wildlife still and video option I will not resist for long

Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.

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#12. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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You need "Hands ON"
All the specs and reviews in the world will not help if the camera does not feel good in your hand.

I could not find a V1 locally to try so after the "instant rebates" started,
I ordered one from B&H on a money back guarentee.

I bought it, the 10mm f/2.8, 10-30 and 30-110 primarily for Video.
It does a great job. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vZLA8daCUw

Although it does not fit my hand really well, it is very solid.
Probably the excellent fast and accurate AF makes the most difference.
This is the first "Pocket Camera" that I have been able to hand hold steady enough to get pictures consistently without blurs.




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ChristianF Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2007Thu 10-Jul-14 12:14 PM
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#41. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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<You need "Hands ON">

Here's my hands-on experience. Bought the N1 V1 kit when it first came out in Feb 2013 which included the FT-1 adapter, SB-N5, 10-100mm PD and 10-30mm lenses. I bought the kit for two reasons: an upcoming month long trip to Europe and the FT-1 adapter. At the time there weren't that many reviews and quite a few comments were rather negative. As someone said on this thread, comments probably written by people who hadn't bother to give the N1 system a chance or perhaps even the competition.

From personal experience, I have mostly positive comments. Those concern portability, durability, good battery life taking into consideration that I was using the PD zoom most of the time. Better than expected IQ up to ISO 400. Incredible viewfinder even if you wear glasses. AF aquisition is surprisingly fast. Used the SB-N5 mostly for fill light and found it did the job for outdoor portraits and close range detail shots (eg flowers, architectural details etc...). The FT-1 adapter was a revelation. Especially when using the DX 18-200mm with it, it seems to be a union made in heaven and it is hardly bulkier than the V1 fitted with the 10-100mm PD. The fact the V1 uses the same battery as my D7000 and my D600 was also a huge plus.The El Shutter is not only quiet and fast, it made for many more keepers when shooting action.

On the negative side, I concur with most that deplore the fact that quite a few settings are only menu driven. I would have liked to be able to change ISO from a button or wheel like the Canon G's. To improve the ergonomics I quickly added a Fotodiox grip which makes a difference especially when using a longer lens like the 10-100mm PD (and it allows for battery and flash card access without removing). The flash hot-shoe protection cap is a little too easily pushed off, the wheel which gives access to different shooting modes and video is too easily moved without noticing it. Well, you do notice when you realize that some settings are no longer available or the camera starts behaving in an unforeseen manner. Lastly, the fact that the image preview cannot be turned off is a little annoying as the preview image pops up in the EVF as well and distracts from the next scene especially when shooting action.

Cannot comment on the video side, as I did not use it much except for short records.

I'm sure I missed quite a few other positive impressions in my haste to write. For the negative, that is mostly it.

In short, I liked the N1 system so much that I pre-ordered the V3 back in April. In the mean time I am letting mine go to subsidize the new purchase (in the "I want to sell in Canada" Forum Topic).

You can see my V1 images in the following two galleries:

http://www.pbase.com/christianf/switzerland_2013

http://www.pbase.com/christianf/barcelona_spain_2013
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#42. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Christian, I find the V3 to be a major improvement to the V1. I like the Function buttons. I can easily set the ISO, auto focus mode and go from spot to multi-sensor from buttons. I have the LE-LF set to lock the focus, so I have back button focus, just like my big cameras.

I use the USM cable to download to my computer. This way, I do not have to fool with that itty bitty impossible to handle card.

John

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#13. "Thom Hogan Nikon 1 Reviews"
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Thom Hogan Nikon 1 Reviews

J1 Review


V1 Review

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#14. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Rob Galbraith's First Look: Nikon Mount Adapter FT1.

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#15. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Thanks George,

Rob Galbraith has once again clearly explained some facets of the Nikon 1 system that were unclear or not mentioned by others. He does a great job, thanks for the link!

My FT-1 is still on pre-order but am expecting a call from my local dealer any day now. I came close to cancelling my order when it became clear AF-C was not going to be an option. I do all of my photography using AF-C, and many of my intended uses for the FT-1 (AF-C with video, moving wildlife) are now out. So I was very disappointed. I have resolved to still get it and give AF-S a try for my intended uses (with exception own video, for which I'll need some kind of fast 1-Series lens instead to support autofocus during video).

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#16. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Jason Odell now has a V1 review here:

http://www.luminescentphoto.com/blog/2011/12/27/nikon-1-v1-mirrorless-camera-review-a-lesson-in-expectation-management/

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#17. "Nikon Mount Adapter FT1 review"
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Rob Galbraith's review of the Nikon Mount Adapter FT1

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11668-12212

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#18. "Jason Odell's Nikon 1 Reviews"
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Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Camera Review: A lesson in expectation management

Nikon 1 V1 Accessories

Nikon 1 V1 with AI/AIS Nikkor Lenses

The Nikon FT1 F-mount Adapter for Nikon 1 cameras

Final Thoughts on the Nikon 1 V1


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#19. "RE: Jason Odell's Nikon 1 Reviews"
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Thu 16-Feb-12 09:53 PM by s5camera

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Well I own a V1 with the 10mm Lens, I then bought the FT1 adapter so I could use my other Nikon lenses. I then bought the 10-100mm VR PD lens and enter a new world, It suddenly felt complete, great range, and still light to use. I took about 150 images and a very small time video but the battery at the end of the days shoot was down to 40%
Niggles The dial for changing formats should have a stop button on it to prevent you moving the dial accidently, Flash Hot Shoe cover should be made so it cannot come off and get lost.

10 megapixels could have been higher

But a great little camera with some good results

My other camera is a D3x with lots of pro lenses but just lately its been left in the studio and out comes the V1, unless its serious work with large prints and big crops.

Love the crop factor of 2.7 compared to FX sensors

Highly recommened

  

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#20. "RE: Jason Odell's Nikon 1 Reviews"
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I think the video shooting draws the battery down. For purely still shooting the cam goes and goes. I agree, great little cam - the cam that could!

I recently processed an event from my D700, V1, and sisters FujiFilm compact. Images from the former two were interchangeable, but the compact was pure dreck compared to the V1!

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#35. "RE: Jason Odell's Nikon 1 Reviews"
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Thank you for your review.

festina lente, make haste slowly

  

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#21. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Adorama Quote: "This 1's a winner"

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Rmastran Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Nov 2011Wed 04-Apr-12 11:02 AM
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#22. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Well, here is a concern from someone who doesn't own a mirrorless camera! A co-worker asked for a recommendation on a fairly small, but high-end camera. I told him to look into the Nikon 1. He later said that he read an article that indicated mirrorless cameras are more prone to motion blur than DSLRs.

Has anyone experienced this?

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#23. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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What makes a small camera prone to motion blur is the size and weight are hard to hold steady
The V1 is the first "pocket" camera that I have been able to hand hold without getting many blurry pictures.
The Sensor, Processor, and AutoFocus are very good and very fast.

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slothead Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Aug 2009Fri 04-May-12 12:26 AM
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#25. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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>What makes a small camera prone to motion blur is the size
>and weight are hard to hold steady
>The V1 is the first "pocket" camera that I have been
>able to hand hold without getting many blurry pictures.

I still haven't mastered it, but give me time.

Tom
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#24. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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But on the plus side, mirror less cams don't have the vibration induced blur of the DSLR mirror-slap.

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kenuck Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2008Tue 18-Sep-12 09:09 PM
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#28. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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>Well, here is a concern from someone who doesn't own a
>mirrorless camera! A co-worker asked for a recommendation on a
>fairly small, but high-end camera. I told him to look into the
>Nikon 1. He later said that he read an article that indicated
>mirrorless cameras are more prone to motion blur than DSLRs.
>
>Has anyone experienced this?

This is an example of why one should not believe anything from a single internet source - always check at least 3 sources to see if they encountered the same problem(s). Any time you find a single source with complaints about a product like the 1 System Nikon they probably either have an axe to grind or they were paid to say it (or they work for the competition ). You only have to look at Brad Hill's handheld shots, often with EFL over 400mm, to realize that the V1 is quite capable of producing sharp images under extreme conditions. http://www.naturalart.ca/artist/fieldtests/fieldtest_NikonV1.html

I've seen many reviews that contradict each other about specific features - in those cases I just try it out and use my own judgement. For example, some reviewers say the ability to take hi-resolution stills simultaneously with video is a useless feature, however its something I've been looking for for many years (just try doing a continuous video tracking a dancer on stage while shooting stills with a separate camera at the same time ). On the other hand the freely rotating mode dial is a problem reported by many reviewers and is a legitimate complaint

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GilesW Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Nov 2010Tue 24-Jul-12 11:09 AM
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#26. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Tue 24-Jul-12 02:21 PM by GilesW

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As a D700 user I was looking for a compact camera with minimal shutter lag & RAW mode I could use with CNX-2. I was getting ready to buy a P7100 when I found this thread. Previously I had been put off the 1 series by price & adverse initial comments.

Thanks to this thread I am sold on the V1 in spite of its price, and have ordered a V1 + 10mm lens + FT1 adapter. I have also ordered a filter adapter for 52mm attachments, in particular a polarising filter and lens hood.

I like wide-angle effects, and love my 20mm f/4 AI Nikkor on my D700, and a Raynox DCR730 wide angle adapter (52mm thread) on my HD camcorder.

Does anyone know of a wide-angle adapter that works well with the 10mm lens?

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#29. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Thanks! I can't decide between a Nikon V1 or V2? I need serious help. I also thought about a Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-RX100 20 Megapixel Digital Camera which isn't a mirrorless one but I need something smaller than my d200 to tote in my purse. I work in Redmond WA where there are tons of nature trails by Lake Sammamish. So many lost photo opportunities trying to use my iphone5 as a camera.

>While trying to decide if this system will work for me, I've
>been reading a few reviews from professional photographers. I
>wanted to share the links here, in case others are interested.
>Looking at what has been posted on various sites, it becomes
>clear that practically everybody who has actually used these
>new cameras is full of praise, and concerns are mostly raised
>by folks who don't own it (like me so far).
>
>Anyway, here are some good resources:
>
>Steve Huff:
>http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2011/11/14/the-nikon-v1-camera-review-the-camera-i-expected-to-hate/
>
>Kirk Tuck:
>http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2011/10/nikon-1-counterintuitive-crazy-and.html
>http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2011/10/nikon-v1-part-two-wet-performance.html
>http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2011/11/just-quick-post-with-few-more-nikon-v1.html
>http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2011/11/sunday-day-off-naw-its-day-to-pack-and.html
>http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-fascinating-three-days-high-level.html
>
>Rob Galbraith (this link was posted before)
>http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-11666-11988
>
>Comparison with Panasonic G3 - this is a fun video to watch
>https://www.thecamerastore.com/blog/2011/11/12/nikon-v1-vs-panasonic-g3-shootout
>
>

Marie

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#30. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Fri 30-Nov-12 04:16 PM by RRRoger

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My main reason for not considering an upgrade from V1 to 2 is the battery.
The V1 battery not only has more capacity, but all my other cameras use the same one.

You need to get "Hands On" both cameras if possible.
If the other differences are worth the extra money, then go for the latest technology.

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MSorell Registered since 23rd Mar 2008Sun 02-Dec-12 12:23 AM
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#31. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Bellevue, US
          

Thanks for the battery tip. I plan on going to the camera store tomorrow to check both out. I'll keep ya posted!

>My main reason for not considering an upgrade from V1 to 2 is
>the battery.
>The V1 battery not only has more capacity, but all my other
>cameras use the same one.
>
>You need to get "Hands On" both cameras if
>possible.
>If the other differences are worth the extra money, then go
>for the latest technology.

Marie

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Sing141 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2006Tue 18-Dec-12 04:56 PM
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#32. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Will Crockett (discovermirrorless.com, shootsmarter.com) never hesitates to speak his mind. There is an interesting video Where they do a Nikon D800 vs the new Panasonic GH3 comparisons for different situations. Given, those cameras are more high end, pro camereas for those interested in still and video shooting. The comparison is interestiing and Crockett speaks his mind on the Nikon mirrorless cameras right at the end of the video.

http://www.discovermirrorless.com/hybrid-photography/dslr-and-mirrorless-on-the-same-shoot/

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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 MemberTue 18-Dec-12 06:24 PM
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#33. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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I did not care much for the way the discussion went in that Video.
In fact, I totally disagree.
I just got my 18.5mm f/1.8 lens and shot the Christmas Pageant at night inside our Church with very little light.
I now prefer the V1 to my D800 to the GH3 for my "Home Movies".

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#34. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Thom Hogan's V2 review:
http://www.sansmirror.com/cameras/a-note-about-camera-reviews/nikon-1-camera-reviews/nikon-v2-review.html

  

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#36. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Land O Lakes, US
          

In January 2013 I went to the Nikon School in Orlando. One of the other students there had this camera and said he bought it solely because of the FT-1 and the ability to use all of his existing lenses.

I filed that thought away and didn't retrieve it for several months.

In April my wife and I went on one of those once-in-a-lifetime trips for us middle class working stiffs: a 14 night cruise from Singapore to Mumbai. I bought a new Gura Gear bag, filled it up and took that PLUS my Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW filled with gear and took them both as carry-on luggage.

I got some great photos. I got a back ache schlepping the bags through airports. Lufthansa's gate crew insisted I check one of the bags because I was economy and "hadn't paid for extra baggage" (the flight was slightly over half full--there was lots of overhead storage space). My wife finally offered to check her larger bag and the gate agent let us proceed.

When I got home and thought about the trips I take more frequently I decided I would not schlep that much gear--but what to do? I retrieved that memory of the Nikon 1 camera--great sensor, Nikon's electronics and firmware, and interchangeable lenses...so I ordered it from B&H. All tricked out it was $2.700--and, yes, you can get a nice DSLR with lenses for that but now you're back to a backpack full of gear.

My Nikon 1 fits in a bag about the size of a school kid's lunch pail and includes the following gear:

Nikon 1 V2 Body with Nikkor 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 attached
Nikon Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
Nikon Nikkor 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6
Nikon FT-1 Adapter
Nikon SB-N7 Speedlight
Nikon BP-N100 GPS Unit
Charger for battery
Polarizing filter

Yes, it's expensive. Very expensive, but the whole kit is only slightly larger than one of my Nikon bodies (with grip/battery unit) and flash.

And like Thom Hogan, I'll be able to easily reach for that 810mm lens if I want.









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#37. "Nikon J3 User Review"
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Well, if nothing else, this young gal's review of the Nikon J3 breaks the mold of "cat picture" samples. She starts off with something else, but invokes equally warm and fuzzy feelings.

http://www.shiberty.com/2013/07/nikon-1-j3_31.html

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Get out of the car.
Get closer to the subject.
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#38. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews"
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Bought Nikon 1 last spring and returned it. It did not take photos that were even equal to my pocket camera, a Nikon P300. I might have had a bad copy but since there are no camera stores in my area so it was ordered on line. Not interested in the hassle of returning Nikon 1 and getting another copy.

I wanted a mirrorless camera system for the times I needed to change a lens, but was not willing to carry my D7000.

Went with Olympus OM-D E-M5 and have loved it. It has been a fabulous travel camera for me although not as compact as the Nikon 1.

  

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#39. "Nikon 1 V3 Reviews"
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#40. "RE: Nikon 1 V3 Reviews"
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Wed 09-Jul-14 09:57 PM by txstone12

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Thanks for posting the V3 reviews, Dave.

From Sans Mirror: Nikon V3 First Impressions

Thom notes

“Some good news is that we have three programmable function keys (one being the press of the rear command dial), and Nikon has chosen the defaults reasonably well (WB, ISO, Movie Record). … The bad news is that many of the other camera defaults just aren’t consistent with a high-end shooter’s choices (Auto ISO set to 6400!, Active D-Lighting On, AF-A, etc.) …”

I seem to find a nugget in each of these reviews. I've changed my Active D-Lighting to Off and so far like the results.

The ephotozine review praises the 10-30mm lens macro capability, so will have to try that.

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#43. "RE: Nikon 1 reviews - Updated July 9, 2014"
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Texas, US
          

From Sans Mirror: Nikon V3 Review

I notice Thom has a V3 Review posted.

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