100-1600 Auto ISO Display actual ISO used instead of limit. Adjustable minimum shutter speed 1080P 60fps 24 and 50 Movie Settings Adjustable still image size while shooting in Movie mode Adjustable Movie size while shooting in Still mode AF-ON and other programing for Function button Use of remote for starting and stopping movies.
I would like the option to turn off the image display that appears after each shot. This is a shortcoming, especially when shooting moving subjects, although it can be overcome. The fix is to not let up on the shutter button. Too late now, but who thought keeping P S A M off the shooting mode dial was a good idea? Last, starting with the D7000, camera dials are too easily moved inadvertently. While I've learned to check the dials frequently, I shouldn't have to.
Another problem with burst shooting is when you turn the camera off it won't turn back on until it finishes writing all pictures to the card. The camera should respond to the on/off button in this state.
I tried pulling the battery in the middle of a big write. While it did stop the write and let me restart sooner, it left some camera settings (like last image number used) in a bad state because they are only saved on normal shutdown.
And speaking of on/off buttons, the use of mode changing instead of mode setting controls is really annoying. There is a button that turns the camera on if it is off or in standby mode and turns it off if it is in on mode. This makes me miss a lot of shots when I have a lens on an FT1, where it takes 2.5 seconds to switch modes and activate the viewfinder. The red button is also a mode change button. It means "whatever video mode you are in, switch to the opposite one."
This is more of a hardware flaw than a firmware flaw.
>Set minimum shutter speed with auto ISO. > >In still image mode, put PASM under the function button, >rather than mechanical or electronic shutter. PASM is >something I am more rather to access often that the shutter >type. > > I second this one. Or let it be programable.
These would be very good features! I'd have one more request for a firmware update:
- Menu setting to disable the mode dial
This way, any inadvertent move of the dial while taking the camera out of the bag would have no ill effect anymore. Shooting movies would then be done via the red button only, but with fully configurable movie settings. If anybody wants to use the other two silly modes, they can of course enable the mode dial for this use again.
This would be a workaround until the next model provides a better mechanical design of the dial (and includes PSAM and U1 - U4).
>These would be very good features! I'd have one more request >for a firmware update: > >- Menu setting to disable the mode dial > >This way, any inadvertent move of the dial while taking the >camera out of the bag would have no ill effect anymore. >Shooting movies would then be done via the red button only, >but with fully configurable movie settings. If anybody wants >to use the other two silly modes, they can of course enable >the mode dial for this use again. > >This would be a workaround until the next model provides a >better mechanical design of the dial (and includes PSAM and U1 >- U4).
Actually, let's get serious. Please Nikon, divide the Nikon 1 product line as follows: for the J1, leave it as is for those looking for a camera upgrade. For the V1, add the modifications described here as well as on the Galbraith, Hogan, Tuck and Hill websites for those DSLR users who want to use the V1 as an augmentation to their DSLRs. That should just about cover it. Richard
Discussion Thread Response Via Email (Elizabeth H.) 01/03/2012 03:15 PM Hellos Mr. Martin,
Thank you for contacting Nikon USA customer support. Thank you very much for your feedback. Yes we have someone who monitors blogs, forums, social media, and comments posted on the internet. We do value your opinions and suggestions and I will be sure to pass them along to our engineers. Regards, Elizabeth
Auto ISO 1600 Min shutter speed in auto ISO modes - soft knee? Turn off auto review Live exposure compensation review – no need to press OK Configurable F button: Back button focus AF tracking on ISO Configurable video button in photo mode Control dial lock – 2 modes, rotation only or all input One touch control dial mode configurable for function – ISO, EC, WB Live histogram Ability to independently set EVF and LCD to Exposure-Priority preview Improved wake-from-sleep timing Custom modes / shooting banks (what are they called in the DSLRs?) EVF on option WB by temp AFL toggle mode