Nikon Nikon V1 on the way!

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
Decided to test out the V1, and it should be here tomorrow. I've played with it a few times at the local camera store, and with the J1 at Best Buy. They looked impressive in some ways, and rather pedestrian in others. But I figure that I'd give it a run. Not too good for the GAS for sure.

To combat the guilt of having yet another camera (at least for now anyway), I've put both the Pentax K5 and the Fuji X100 on sale at Fred Miranda. Strange (and ironic) that I'm selling my best two cameras (high ISO performance wise), while buying something that's probably not all that great. And even more ironic, I really do like the X100. But the K5 and X100 are probably the two easiest cameras to sell. So there ... :sad010: Maybe no one will make me an offer on the X100 ... hehehe.

But I'm looking forward to testing out the fabled AF ability of the V1. At the end of the day, I may not keep it, because I do like to play with DOF, and I do love creamy bokeh. And I do gripe about noise. But then, I'm also always griping about the quirky AF on the X100. Well, if I return the V1, then I'd keep the X100 for sure! :)

Now ... how about starting that Nikon V1 subforum? :biggrin:
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
betwixt and between
BB
Armando, Armando, Armando...whatever would we (or the camera companies) do without your ever present G.A.S.? All kidding aside, it will be good to hear from another member about the Nikon V1. I've put in some feelers about another sub-forum. :wink:
 
Decided to test out the V1, and it should be here tomorrow. I've played with it a few times at the local camera store, and with the J1 at Best Buy. They looked impressive in some ways, and rather pedestrian in others. But I figure that I'd give it a run. Not too good for the GAS for sure.

To combat the guilt of having yet another camera (at least for now anyway), I've put both the Pentax K5 and the Fuji X100 on sale at Fred Miranda. Strange (and ironic) that I'm selling my best two cameras (high ISO performance wise), while buying something that's probably not all that great. And even more ironic, I really do like the X100. But the K5 and X100 are probably the two easiest cameras to sell. So there ... :sad010: Maybe no one will make me an offer on the X100 ... hehehe.

But I'm looking forward to testing out the fabled AF ability of the V1. At the end of the day, I may not keep it, because I do like to play with DOF, and I do love creamy bokeh. And I do gripe about noise. But then, I'm also always griping about the quirky AF on the X100. Well, if I return the V1, then I'd keep the X100 for sure! :)

Now ... how about starting that Nikon V1 subforum? :biggrin:
Armando.. you are like me.. sick.. LOL.. I tried out the V1 today at local store..nice but lack of fast lenses so far.. EVF nice and AF fast.. as far as selling X100, I have it listed here and on MU-43 and Craig's list.. responses have been soft so far (very surprising to me) .. I think it's because of the time of yr.. near Christmas and money for the X100 is going other places.. just my two cents..
 

Country Parson

Top Veteran
Apr 5, 2011
North Carolina
Dan
Armanius, I look forward to hearing what you think of the Nikon 1. Since I am a long time Nikon user in DSLRs I have looked with interest at the notices about that camera. Keep us posted. :wink:
 

Isoterica

Hall of Famer
Dec 6, 2011
GAS is just.. dangerous but what a high! After all your accolades on gear you are really selling BEFORE you try the new camera out? See.. us sane people here [or so we tell ourselves] try it first and then make that trade off IF we feel guilt. I feel guilt about the GRD. So much money, I could get another DSLR. As it is I just bought a Konica Autoreflex Full/Half and 50mm 1.4 Hexanon from Keh. I blame the time of year, my poor health and my need for a 'backup' camera. [See GRD] They need a pill for this .. or something. Can't wait to hear your review!
 

Luckypenguin

Hall of Famer
Dec 24, 2010
Brisbane, Australia
Nic
Armando, I'm interested to see how you think (or don't think as the case may be) that a Nikon 1 camera would fit alongside an existing Micro 4/3 system like you have. My personal feeling based on everything I've heard and read about the Nikon 1 is that I would have either one or the other but not both, and I haven't seen anything yet that would tip me towards the Nikon camp. Looking foward to hearing your thoughts once you've got the camera in your hands.
 

retow

All-Pro
Jul 24, 2010
The V1 is a point and shoot with image quality challenging mft and perfomance in good DSLR territory. I believe it will redefine the point and shoot category by raising the bar and move this market segment where phone cameras can not (yet?) compete. Image quality I consider "good enough", but no match for X100 and the likes. Look forward reading your impressions. When you try it, give the V1 a little time, it's a camera which grows on you. And don't forget to keep it out of reach of your better half and family. The first of my cameras my wife wants to permanently borrow and my 12 year old wants to use because of the video stuff.
 
Doug, you are my long lost brother!!

BB, I do what I can to stimulate the economy. Or at least the Japanese economy.
Armando.. I'm going to file a civil lawsuit against you for encouraging purchases of other cameras that will put me in debt.. LOL.. it will be called "Enticing Major Purchases and Distributing Gas" all the money I spend on your ideas for new gear that I don't need will be recovered by me the in the suit.. + you will be subject to home probation and monitoring devices with your GF and Camera for a minimum of 90 days.. LOL
 

Luckypenguin

Hall of Famer
Dec 24, 2010
Brisbane, Australia
Nic
The V1 is a point and shoot with image quality challenging mft and perfomance in good DSLR territory. I believe it will redefine the point and shoot category by raising the bar and move this market segment where phone cameras can not (yet?) compete.
I guess I still fail to see what, if anything, new that the 1-series brings to the table that didn't already exist in the segment, other than arguably the equal biggest brand name in cameras. I don't doubt that it's a good camera, I just don't see where the revolution is.
 

retow

All-Pro
Jul 24, 2010
I guess I still fail to see what, if anything, new that the 1-series brings to the table that didn't already exist in the segment, other than arguably the equal biggest brand name in cameras. I don't doubt that it's a good camera, I just don't see where the revolution is.
From Tom Hogan: "It has exceptionally good focusing for a small camera, it produces exceptionally good images for the size of its sensor, it has DSLR-like (and not just any DSLR, but high-end DSLR) lag, frame rate, and buffer performance. It has a ton of video capability including some manual controls that many of its bigger DSLR brothers don't have."
The revolution is in performance. Good DSLR (not entry level) performance in pocket size format.
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
I guess I still fail to see what, if anything, new that the 1-series brings to the table that didn't already exist in the segment, other than arguably the equal biggest brand name in cameras. I don't doubt that it's a good camera, I just don't see where the revolution is.
The AF ability in a small package is the selling point to me. We'll see if it's fact or fiction.

@Kristen - No one has bought the cameras yet. So I still have them all! Enjoy the GRD, and take lots of good pics. That's the best way of alleviating guilt! :)
 
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Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
The V1 is a point and shoot with image quality challenging mft and perfomance in good DSLR territory. I believe it will redefine the point and shoot category by raising the bar and move this market segment where phone cameras can not (yet?) compete. Image quality I consider "good enough", but no match for X100 and the likes. Look forward reading your impressions. When you try it, give the V1 a little time, it's a camera which grows on you. And don't forget to keep it out of reach of your better half and family. The first of my cameras my wife wants to permanently borrow and my 12 year old wants to use because of the video stuff.
Unfortunately, as of now, it's not priced like a fancy point and shoot. And it's actually priced higher than a T3i, D5100 and A65.
 

christilou

Legend
Jul 13, 2010
Sunny Frimley
Oh, good! Looking forward to your views (and pics). Been eyeing up this one and also the Samsung NX system. I would also sell my k5 and x100. Probably sell the ep3 too at some point. I knew you'd cave eventually :biggrin:
 

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