Nikon 1 V1 video

Posted on by Bellamy

Yes, Nikon have finally announced it, after all this time and all the speculation Nikon has finally released its mirrorless camera system. Well, better late than never, but it looks already like they have thought them out quite well. Simplist design and high specs are going to make this a very popular product indeed.

The camera features a new CX format CMOS sensor which manages to squeeze 10mp out of a tiny 1″ (13.2mm x 8.8mm)┬ásensor. Hopefully this should be good enough to be on par with the successful offerings from Olympus and Panasonic. The initial offering will have a kit lens of 10-30mm which with the 2.7x crop will give us a 27-81mm lens. I honestly expect this lens to be rubbish, as the kit lenses generalkly are, but what is exciting about the camera is that you are going to be able to use an official nikon adapter to put F mount lenses on this camera. Imagine the possibilities….I am thinking Noct….

The design of the camera is really simple without being over complicated. There are going to be two versions available, the J1 which will be a basic consumer camera like the Pen Lite, you can expect this one to be retailing for around $649, and the V1 which will be more for the camera enthusiast, this will be around $899 with a kit lens. So it is not going to be all that cheap.

nikon v1 camera

I am going to be sourcing this camera, if you want one then please let me know and I can get one for you. It is sure to be popular and to sell out fast, so get them whilst the going is good.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

3 Responses to Nikon 1 V1 video

Tobias W. September 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Seriously, I don’t get this Nikon camera. The high end one costs $900! Compare that to the E-P3 which is available at almost the same price. And the PEN offers a bigger sensor, probably faster auto-focus, better lenses to be sure and a more complete system.

Nikon is going to sell their camera because it’s a Nikon, not because of that camera’s merits.

And regarding the F mount: 2.7 crop factor and manual focus lenses?! Really? I bought my first Micro Four Thirds camera almost exclusively as I was looking for a cheap way to use my legacy Minolta glass on a digital body. I am not using focal lengths longer than 50mm and shorter than 28mm on the PEN, as shorter means really heavy, big and still no wide angle and longer means practically unusable with manual focus without a tripod due to the crop factor. It’s going to be worse with the Nikon.

The unique selling point with the Nikon seems to be its ability to do 60fps with full resolution and its capability to do full resolution video and still at the same time. For pure photographic capabilities, I would dismiss this system with all we know about it at the moment.

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    Bellamy September 21, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I have to say that I agree with you. The tiny sensor and the massive price are not going to make it a winner for me, but people generally don’t care. Look at the limitations of the X100 and the huge price, yet it has been massively successful. Nikon are going to sell a lot of these simply because it is a Nikon. If we are talking pure photographic capabilities then we should be anticipating the release of the D800 etc.

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Henry Chavez September 24, 2011 at 12:45 am

Well, yes the sensor is small and the release price is steep, but the overall size of the camera and fast shooting capabilities is of interest to me. Let’s face it, all images from the beginning of photography are different and that is what makes camera/lens combinations interesting to me. For me a different sensor is like a new film for my Nikon lenses and in this case new lenses to boot. I’ll probably get one for Christmas. Thanks for the scoop!

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