Friday, 23 September 2011

Nikon 1 V1 - interchangeable lens camera

Nikon have just bought out a smaller rangefinder style compact camera to compete with the Panasonic G series, Olympus' Pen series, those of Sony's NEX, Samsung NX, Fuji and Pentax's Q.  The Panasonic GF1 is still my favourite camera.

It will be really interesting to see how this Nikon performs at 10mp it is the right resolution for the camera's sensor size and big enough to print (how big do you really want to print?).  The sensor size is smaller than the GF3 so i would love to know how this relates to image quality and noise with higher ISO's - my GF1 is a little grainy at 800 ISO but i quite like it.  This smaller sensor size, is nearly half the area of  Panasonic GF3, will affect the focal length a 2.7 multiplication factor on full frame and Nikon offer a 10-30mm lens.

Panasonic GF3
17.3 x 13.0 mm

Nikon 1 V1 and Nikon 1 J1
13.2 x 8.8mm

Interchangeable lens cameras on Warehouse Express

Are Canon next and will it be an APS sized sensor and replace the G series cameras?

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