No, I have never seen my V1 turn on accidentally. I have used the V1 for about 18 months, usually carrying it without a case, or sometimes stuffed into a corner of a camera bag when using my DSLRs. The power button does not seem to be prone to accidental activation, and turning on by extending the lens requires a button press and substantial rotation.
Nope. The buttons on most of the 1 series (can't speak about the V2, no hands on yet) aren't prone to getting accidentally pressed while in storage. The "idle" life of the batteries are certainly lower than what one would be used to in DSLR terms, which is why I keep a lot of spares, compared to the full size cameras.
>Really? I would have figured the auto turn on feature from >the lens is the only way it would accidentally turn on.
No, there's also a rotary switch around the shutter release that I find accidentally turns the camera on sometimes when I'm putting it into the camera bag. That switch is necessary for prime lenses which can't be turned on at the lens...also useful for turning the camera off when in review mode.
This problem has self-rectified. When I had the 10-30mm zoom fitted, which was most of the time, just a touch of the lens barrel was enough to turn the camera on. Heaven only knows what I did to cure it, but it's fine now.
An update to this problem, which re-occurred and re-occurred again. I finally sent the lens off to Nikon UK for a repair under warranty. It's worth noting that there is noticeable excessive play with the lens when fitted to the V1 which does not occur with the 30-110mm lens.
I can now report a happy ending to this small saga. Nikon has replaced the A-unit, which presumably is the metal part that attaches to the camera. There is hardly any play in the lens fitting now, it's a good, firm fit. The camera no longer switches on when I merely touch the lens barrel. I think it's safe to say that the matter is fully rectified and signed off.