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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Fri 26-Jul-13 04:43 PM
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"Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $299"
Fri 26-Jul-13 04:44 PM by ericbowles

Atlanta, US
          

I still prefer the V1 to the V2 due to battery compatibility and other features. I'm surprised to see there are still refurbished V1 kits available.

Here's one at the Nikon Store for $299.
http://shop.nikonusa.com/store/nikonusa/pd/productID.258576700

While the camera certainly has limitations, it makes a good point and shoot with a lot of options. The battery is worth $55, the 10-30 lens sells for $189 new, and the charger and cables account for another $50 or so, which means the camera is essentially free with the purchase of the rest of the kit. Add the FT-1 adapter and you have a lot of options with your Nikon DSLR.

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cmolieri Basic MemberFri 26-Jul-13 09:10 PM
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#1. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $299"
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Sun Lakes, AZ, US
          

Best Buy has refurbished V1s for $199.99 today and tomorrow. I am tempted...

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cmolieri Basic MemberFri 26-Jul-13 09:52 PM
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#2. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $299"
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Sun Lakes, AZ, US
          

Oops...I was wrong. It is the J1, not the V1 that Best Buy has for $199.99.

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rahom Registered since 17th May 2013Sat 27-Jul-13 02:11 PM
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#3. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $299"
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Sacramento, US
          

Here's another source for refurbished V1s. Cameta Camera has them for $289:
http://www.cameta.com/Nikon-1-V1-Digital-Camera-Body-with-10-30mm-VR-Lens-Black-Factory-Refurbished-69688.cfm

I bought one of these kits, V1, 10-30mm w/16 GB SD, tripod, case, card reader and LCD protector a couple of months ago. Great deal and my V1 & 10-30mm looked and worked like new.

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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009Sat 27-Jul-13 04:29 PM
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#4. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $299"
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Sat 27-Jul-13 04:31 PM by richardd300

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I see very little comment here and elsewhere regarding the V2, yet Nikon Rumors are guessing that there maybe a new Nikon 1 addition. The words "guessing" and "maybe" of course are important! Even if it happens to be a V3 and the V2 price collapses I won't be tempted. I think that Nikon may have got themselves into a muddle of their marketing strategy perhaps. It's approaching 10 months since the V2 launch and in the UK it's hardly budged on price and even now retails for £600 (about US$900.

I think the whole V issue has been a bit of a strange tale, however I'm pleased to have such a flexible V1 + FT-1 package at low prices

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#5. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $299"
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Knoxville, US
          

I think the reason is that the V1 was popular because of a firesale. The V2 really hasn't sold much. I had the fortunate opportunity to email Thom Hogan yesterday to talk about the mirrorless market. He sees the market as totally stagnant both for DSLRs and mirrorless. But that the business philosophy of these companies is to keep iterating and get what they can.

I personally expect that if a V3 is announced soon that there will be another firesale of the V2. Personally, both for the health of the platform and for Nikon's revenue, I think Nikon should produce lenses for m4/3 format.

  

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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 30-Jul-13 01:16 PM
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#6. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $299"
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Wethersfield, US
          

My V1 got lost recently, along with its 10-30 lens. I was trying to decide whether to: 1) Buy a different Nikon 1 model, 2) wait for a new Nikon 1 model, 3) sell my 30-110 lens and switch to a different MILC system, or 4) just stick with my DSLRs for now.

The $300 refurb ended up being my choice. I couldn't get any other kind of MILC body I'd want for that price. And I liked my V1, despite its flaws. Being able to pair it with the FT-1 just puts the Nikon 1 system above the other MILC systems for me.

Now I just have to decide whether to replace the Kata D-Light Grip-10 DL bag that got lost with the camera or find something different.

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#7. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $299"
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Picked up one of Cameta's V1 body-only to supplement my J1, and somewhere along the way an 18.5mm jumped in and followed it home. The Lowepro AW110 wasn't cutting it anymore, it was perfect for either body and the 10-30, but with the 30-110 and the prime - it was too small. So I picked up a Lowepro Format 120 - fits the V1, 30-110 and the 18.5 plus room for the spare battery and if needed, I could shoehorn the short zoom in it as well.

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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 2004Wed 07-Aug-13 05:08 PM
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#9. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $299"
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Wethersfield, US
          

I ended up ordering a TT Mirrorless Mover 10. I'll see how that works out. I only have the 10-30 and 30-110 to put into it. I was going to get the 18.5/1.8 and maybe the 10/2.8 as well, but the budget for those got swallowed up by having to replace the camera.

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#8. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $299"
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Tallahassee, US
          

I've never even seen a V2. Not that I am looking for one. I bought my V1 despite some horrific limitations primary for the ability to shoot 10fps silently. For golf and other things, this is terrific.

However, I've only used the camera on one assignment in over a year. It's just too darn hard for me to hold. And without a normal hotshoe or other common features, I can't use it as a remote.

I upgraded the firmware on it so I can have AF-C with my FT-1 and I may give it another shot this year, but it may get relegated to the closet if that doesn't work out.

-P

>I still prefer the V1 to the V2 due to battery compatibility
>and other features. I'm surprised to see there are still
>refurbished V1 kits available.
>
>Here's one at the Nikon Store for $299.
>http://shop.nikonusa.com/store/nikonusa/pd/productID.258576700
>
>While the camera certainly has limitations, it makes a good
>point and shoot with a lot of options. The battery is worth
>$55, the 10-30 lens sells for $189 new, and the charger and
>cables account for another $50 or so, which means the camera
>is essentially free with the purchase of the rest of the kit.
>Add the FT-1 adapter and you have a lot of options with your
>Nikon DSLR.
>
>Eric Bowles
>Nikonians Team
>My Gallery
>Fall Workshops - Golf
>Photography at the Tour Championship and Fall Color in the[br />>Smokies]
>
>Nikonians membership — my most important photographic
>investment, after the camera

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kenuck Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2008Fri 16-Aug-13 03:39 AM
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#10. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $299"
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Burnaby, CA
          

You may have missed your chance...I see Amazon now listing the V1 with 10-30 kit lens for $699.99 !!

Maybe they think Nikon's "rethinking the 1 series" means it's going to scrap it, so the V1 will become a collectable

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberFri 16-Aug-13 01:29 PM
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#11. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $299"
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Plenty of stock at Cameta still available!

Body only - J1 (White) and V1 (Black)

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cmolieri Basic MemberFri 16-Aug-13 03:25 PM
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#12. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $299"
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Sun Lakes, AZ, US
          

Best Buy still has the refurbished J1 kit for $199, the same price as the body only at Cameta, for 2 more days.

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Tue 17-Sep-13 11:21 AM
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#13. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $249"
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Atlanta, US
          

Cameta has refurbished Nikon 1 cameras available. There is a V1 for $249 in stock.

http://www.cameta.com/Nikon-1-V1-Digital-Camera-Body-Black-Factory-Refurbished-75505.cfm

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TwoMetreBill Registered since 22nd Apr 2006Mon 09-Dec-13 07:26 PM
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#14. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $249"
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Erie, US
          

Henry's is selling the V2 new with 10-30 for $500 Canadian.

Bill

  

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mjhach Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Dec 2010Tue 10-Dec-13 08:01 PM
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#16. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $249"
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Simcoe, CA
          

I recently purchased the V1 with 10-30mm for $350CAD. It was a tossup between that and the V2 and what clinched it was the battery is the same as the D7000 (my other baby) and its' slightly less bulky than the V2 what with the built in flash. I was getting it mostly for "in the car emergency camera!?" that would fit easily in the glove box.

As you can see the IQ is pretty darn good.




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#15. "RE: Refurbished V1 cameras still available for $249"
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Boston Area, US
          

Now shown as "out of stock."

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