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How does V1 compare to P7100?

jerry r

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jerry r Registered since 08th Oct 2008
Thu 01-Dec-11 05:00 AM | edited Thu 01-Dec-11 04:03 PM by jerry r

We normally shoot with D300's and D7000's, but are wanting the best quality that we can get in a small camera for traveling light and for blending into the woodwork.

I have had a Nikon P5000, Canon G10 and G12 as a small travel camera. I wasn't really happy with them as far as response time for autofocus and write to card time and viewfinder view. I really hate trying to use an LCD and hold the camera at arms length to take anything other than just a snapshot.

I sold the G12 the day after I bought the V1 as the image quality on the V1 was so much better. I do miss having the bracketing capability and we want to each have a small camera.

Is the image quality (we shoot in raw and post process with CS-5) of the new P7100 up to the level of the V1 or are we better getting two V1's?

As a note I do like the V1 finder with full CX frame view and with some shooting info. I am suspect that the P7100 will view only a limited portion of the image. However, image quality is my main concern.

Edit: I just discovered that dpreview has the raw image comparisons for the G12, P7100 and V1 available. Looks like the V1 is ahead in noise and sharpness with the P7100 a fairly close second in sharpness.