These shots do not do justice to the camera but show some of the potential of these darling little V1s. I went out Monday morning to shoot in 27 degree weather with two V1s. One with a 300mm F4 AFS, and the other with an old Nikon 500mm F5 shooting at 810mm and 1350mm @ 35mm respectively. I took all the shots free hand which was an injustice to the cameras, and still got some decent shots. It was too cold to stand still with the wind blowing across the water. Keep it mind many of these shots taken at 1/500th which is not fast enough for the lenses, especially now that I am pushing 70. One camera was set for low ISO, as I recall the 500mm and the 300m was shot mostly at 800 ISO because wanted to capture some BIF.
BHPhoto is still selling the one and two lens bundles for 300 and 400 respectively which is a steal in my book, and the primary reason i ordered my third V1. The V2 is not really rated significantly better than the V1, and even missing some features, so take a look if you want a FUN Camera that is light enough to really enjoy. The V1 can take some good pictures. If you cannot stand to see any noise pass on it, but this noise looks more like grain than the noise found on most cameras. Tracking birds in flight with an 810mm is not easy but with more practice is fairly doable to me.
A few, actually 33, pictures from pre-Christmas day can be found on the link below: