I see three things happening. 1. Nikon is admitting Nikon 1 sales have tanked (see main blog today) and 2. You can get a refurbished Nikon 1 V1 with 10-30mm lens for under $300. http://nikonrumors.com/page/3/
and 3. Nikon is saying it will produce a DSLR smaller than the D3200 (see blog today). I thought the $300 price was quite attractive and looked into purchasing one for lightness and ease of carry for family snapshots. But the sensor size ultimately turned me off. I didn't like the sample photos I found on line when compared to DX. In bright sun my Smasung Galaxy S4 (or an iPhone 5) is surprisingly adequate. It seems to me there is no good reason to purchase any camera with a sensor smaller than the DX size senor. If I want lower weight I could use the new smaller DSLR Nikon will soon produce. If I want a mirrorless body I think Nikon will soon produce a mirrorless with a DX size sensor. Until then I can keep using my D5100 for lightness and family snapshots. Has anyone here come to a different conclusion about buying a Nikon 1? If so, what are your reasons? Perhaps I am wrong but as for now I have passed on the Nikon 1 system and will continue to pass on it even though I expect the prices to keep falling due to lack of demand. If I could pick up a used one for about $150 I could get it just to play around with it for interest but my feeling still is that I don't want to shoot anything of any value to me on a sensor smaller than DX with the exception of using my cell phone if that is all I have on me at the time. To me compacts are dead and Nikon1 is dead. Am I wrong?