My knew V2 arrived this morning. My very first impressions, overall, are good. Here is a very simple, very initial Pro / Con review:
Pros - Handles well. I like the feel of the grip. - "Image Review" option under the playback menu allows shut off of review after shot - Actual ISO is displayed in the viewfinder and screen instead of the Auto ISO setting - On/Off ring around the shutter release button makes for faster/easier power up - 0bvious, improved placement of mode dial - Rear command dial instead of the "up/down" button
Cons - New battery: EN-EL21 (may not be a con for everybody) - Hopefully a non-issue: the on/off and shutter release button do not seem to be as "solid" as I've come to expect Nikon controls to be. They "wobble" a bit.
I don't usually carry the V1 in pocket but yesterday, I did carry the V2 around in my jacket pocket. The 30-110 lens was mounted. It did fit in the pocket but was a little bulky. Possibly the 10-30 lens would make it less so. The grip didn't seem to be any problem, but the pop up flash housing acted as a bit of an anchor when putting in and taking out of the pocket. The video button is much better placed IMHO. I don't believe it will be nearly as likely to accidentally press the wrong button.