I end up thinking of a musician friend of mine who told me a story about his violin. He couldn't afford a good one in college and he was complaining to his professor about it. He said he couldn't play a particular piece because the violin just wasn't good enough. The professor took the violin and played a masterpiece. He handed it back to my friend and said, essentially, that the problem wasn't the violin.
The V1 is a great camera. It's not an all-around everything camera, though. But if you play to its strengths then it will perform brilliantly.
Neil, Great shots!! Since I just got my V1, I'd be very interested in what camera settings you were using, i.e., shutter speed, etc. I'm taking my new V1 and 200-400 out birding this weekend! Best, Tom
"Nothing can be recognized without light and shade. It is only through the eye, the window of the soul, that we can truly understand the complex workings of nature." - Leonardo da Vinci