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    Default Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    ChngPE01 and myself attended Nikon's hush hush launch event on 21 Sep at Hotel Fort Canning.

    Over the buffet lunch, we met up with other members of the press and media ...... everyone was asking everyone what to expect ...... nobody had concrete guesses although the repeated rumours were aired.

    What was announced was an entire new line, the Nikon 1 cameras with the V1 and the J1 being the forerunning models

    After the announcements and presentations, we had a look at them first hand.

    Immediate impressions (strictly personal)
    - Very nicely laid out buttons with an easy to understand User Interface (I dont think we're going to be needing a user manual to figure out this baby)
    - Kit zoom lens comes with power zoom button
    - About the same size as an average M4/3 camera
    - V1 is intended as the flagship of the Nikon 1 line
    - Magnesium alloy body is NICEeeeee !!
    - I looked through the electronic viewfinder half heartedly ...... but woke up real quick at the clarity and quickness of the 1.4m pixel screen ..... VERY easy on the eyes
    - The cameras combines BOTH phase detection and contrast detection AF (!!!!)
    - 2.7 crop sensor (I'm 50/50 about this new CX sensor size until we see the actual image outputs later)
    - A lens adaptor to accept legacy Nikon lenses was on display too ..... I can imagine a 300/2.8 attached to this body
    - It has its OWN Speedlight .... currently unable to pair with Nikon's regular existing Flash lineup. Thats a bummer because Nikon flash has always been class-leading
    - It has a multi-accessory port where you can plug in accessories like the GPS unit and an external (new) small SB-N5 flash
    - Continuous shooting at up to 60fps (!!!) ... otherwise @ 5fps

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    29 Sept Thurs - The review sets arrived today and will be put through their paces over the next few days by Ortega . We will need to return them NEXT Tuesday
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    Sensor Size 'CX' sensor
    13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor
    10.1 million effective pixels

    Image sizes
    • 3872 x 2592
    • 2896 x 1944
    • 1936 x 1296
    • 3840 x 2160

    Aspect ratio
    3:2, 16:9

    Movie clips
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i/30 fps
    • 1280 x 720 @ 30/15 fps
    • 640 x 480 @ 30/15 fps
    • 320 x 240 @ 30/15 fps

    Slow-motion movies
    • 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
    • 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
    • 320 x 120/1,200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
    • 320 x 120/1,200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)

    Motion Snapshot Motion Snapshot
    • 1,920 x 1,080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
    • 1,920 x 1,080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)

    File format
    • NEF (RAW)
    • JPEG

    Movie:
    • MOV
    • H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding compression
    • AAC audio

    Lens mount
    • Nikon 1 mount (needs an adaptor to accept legacy Nikon lenses)

    Focus
    • Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator

    AF area
    • Single-point (135 points)
    • Auto-area (41 points)
    • Subject tracking

    Lens Servo
    • Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); fulltime AF (AF-F)
    • Manual focus (MF)

    Focus distance
    • Standard mode 0.6m (wide) / 1.0m (tele)
    • Macro mode 0.2m - (wide) / 0.9m (tele)
    • Super Macro mode Closest focusing distance: 1cm

    ISO sensitivity
    • Auto
    • High Auto
    • Manual ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Hi 1 (6400 equiv.)

    Exposure compensation
    • +/- 3 EV
    • 1/3 EV steps metering TTL metering using image sensor
    • Matrix
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot

    Shuttter speed
    Mechanical Shutter
    • 1/4000 sec. –30 sec.
    • Bulb
    Electronic Shutter• 1/16000 sec. –30 sec.
    • Bulb

    Modes
    • Programmed auto with flexible program
    • Shutter-priority auto
    • Aperture-priority auto
    • Manual
    • Scene auto selector

    Shooting Modes
    • Still image (3 : 2)
    • Smart Photo Selector (3 : 2)
    • Movie (HD 16 : 9, slow motion 8 : 3)
    • Motion Snapshot (16 : 9)

    White Balance (WB)
    • Auto
    • Incandescent
    • Fluorescent
    • Direct sunlight
    • Flash
    • Cloudy
    • Shade
    • Preset manual

    Picture Control system • Standard
    • Neutral
    • Vivid
    • Monochrome
    • Portrait
    • Landscape

    Electronic Viewfinder eVF
    • 1.4m dot color TFT LCD viewfinder
    • 100% coverage

    LCD monitor
    • 3.0" / 7.5 cm LCD
    • 921,000 dots

    Continous shooting
    • Electronic (Hi): Approx. 10, 30, or 60 fps
    • Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual focus, S Shutter-priority auto or M Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values)

    Connectivity • DC input
    • Combined A/V & USB output
    • USB 2.0 compatible
    • HDMI
    • Multi accesory port

    Storage
    • SD/SDHC/SDXC

    Battery
    Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (EN-EL15)

    Weight without battery
    294g

    Dimensions
    113mm x 76mm x 44mm
    Last edited by ed9119; 29th September 2011 at 05:08 PM.
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    Official Images of the Nikon 1 system

    Nikon V1








    Last edited by ortega; 29th September 2011 at 11:17 AM.

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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    is also comes in white

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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    Nikon J1






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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    the J1 also comes in





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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    a total of 3 lenses were announced

    1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8






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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    1 NIKKOR VR 10-30MM f/3.5~5.6






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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8~5.6






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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    and the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5~5.6 PD-ZOOM

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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    Mount Adapter FT-1 (yes, to mount F mount lenses)




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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    Speedlight SB-N5 (via an accessory port)




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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    There is also a GPS unit GP-N100 (also via the accessory port)



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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    we will be getting a unit to actually see what this camera can do...

    stay tuned over the next few days
    (btw please save your love/hate messages till after the tests are complete)

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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras


    the main reason for a mirrorless camera is the size and as you can see it is really much smaller than my D80 with tamron 17-50mm f/2.8


    Nikon V1 back to back with a Canon S95


    Nikon J1 back to back with a Canon S95


    Nikon V1 and J1 back to back
    Last edited by ortega; 30th September 2011 at 01:01 PM.

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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    iso noise test for the V1 with the 10mm f/2.8
    aperture priority at f/8

    this is the full scene, light is from my 3M hi hi puffy amiyumi desk lamp


    the images below are 100% crops








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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras





    this is output from the CX sensor and the expeed 3 processor
    all images are jpeg large

    next i will do 100% crops from darker areas

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    Default Re: Review: Nikon's newest line - the Nikon 1 series V1 and J1 cameras

    and now from the Nikon J1



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    Wowwwww impressive Noise control compared to the GF3 or ep3!

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