>At 10MP, with no >built-in flash, for an initial price of over $500, it was a >non-starter for me. I was in the market for a new >point-and-shoot when the V1 prices started to fall, and I >still ended up getting a Canon G15. Sorry Nikon, but I like >Canon's products in this space, although the Coolpix 7700 is >nice. >
Hi Shane, I feel the same. It's a "sorry Nikon" from me also - I have purchased a Panasonic GX1 with power zoom, detachable EVF and heaps more features, all for less than the price of the V2. I am no longer willing to wait for Nikon to get it right in this sector.
I feel slightly guilty, because this is the first non-Nikon camera I have purchased new for well over two decades, but Nikon's continued abandonment of the Pro-Dx sector has stretched my previously solid loyalty beyond breaking point. Waiting around for years for a D200/D300 replacement to arrive has left me feeling bitter and not willing to spend my hard-earned cash on yet another product range being pushed by Nikon, with no guarantee that my investment will be supported for any length of time.
...and before anybody points out that there is no guarantee that Panasonic will stick with m4/3 for any length of time, I realise this may be true, but that still leaves me in no worse position than if I went for the struggling Nikon CX option and they then drop it. Meanwhile, I will have enjoyed a foray of photographic adventure into the world of Panasonic, with accessibility into the Leica lens range if I choose.
I am sticking with my Nikon D/SLRs for now, but my compact photography has gone elsewhere.
Steve (Bedfordshire, England) My Nikonians Gallery- please visit and leave a comment A Nikon in the hand is worth two in the bag!