Well the Nikon 1 V3 is announced.
I have been tempted with the V series and this one is closer to what I would prefer in Look and designed grips, etc. Specs look good as well. Flash shoe or controol output?
The hang up - $1,200 again! (Admin: confirm that it DOES come with the grip and viewfinder* from main page.)
Sorry but this would have to compete with the Fuji XT-1 and the Oly EM-1 for IQ. Oh and don't forget the new Nikon Mini-DSLR that is suppose to be coming and Sony's A6000. Maybe it can, but I'm not betting on it. Sorry but that is $600 more than what it worth IMHO.
What are the thoughts? We already have established all the 1-series perform well. But $1,200 well? Against the competition?
D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...
And, TTJ, here is "What's in the box" at B & H for $1200...
Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens
1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Lens
DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder for 1 V3 Camera
GR-N1010 Grip for 1 V3 Camera
EN-EL20a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
MH-29 Battery Charger
BF-N1000 Body Cap for Nikon 1 Cameras
AN-N1000 Neck Strap for Nikon 1 Series Digital Camera (Black)
BS-N4000 Cover for Multi Accessory Port
UC-E20 Micro USB Cable
View NX 2/Short Movie Creator Software CD-ROM
Limited 1-Year Warranty
I have a J1 that I use in place of a compact, love it for happy snaps and it was a steal at $300. In strong light you can get some good shots with it. But for $1200 I'm thinking D7100...
It is a perfect bridge camera - why not give it a bridge-camera price? Sad that we all have to talk about the price - it would be better if we all talked about the performance - hint to Nikon: you are off the mark.
It seems like another cash grab to me on that end. I mean, they made all the other AF lenses compatible. Why not speedlights?
On the other hand, it seems like a lot of product for that money. But at $1,200, I could just buy plenty of other mirrorless cameras, like a lot of other members said. Or I could just buy an RX100 for half the price and call it a day.
Strangely enough, there's no body only ordering option- the grip and the viewfinder bought separately add up to about $350, so this is probably about $950.
That is a bit of an inconvenience.
It is a lot of money. But hands down, as a Nikon user with a package of Nikon lenses it is still the better option than going Fuji or Olympus. At least for me, I have a Nikon 1 lens from the J2, I also have the FT 1 Adaptor, so I really need the body only.
The question for me is, if it is capable of doing time-laps, a feature which Nikon sadly dropped between the V1 and the V2. If it does, I think Nikon can rightfully advertise the V3 as the "DSLR owner's dream".
Did someone find a soft copy of the manual already?
Like Ironheart, I will try the new kit and 70-300. Yes, I was (am) crazy enough to pre-order. Now, how should I test the image quality to see just how big of a fool I am? Any of your suggestions for a test would be appreciated. What criteria would you like to see for the IQ test? Msmoto lives nearby so maybe she can help set up an IQ test.
This may be flawed logic, but..
US kit price on B&H is $1200 (all rounding up)
grip alone = $160
viewfinder alone = $300
10-30 lens alone = $300
So V3 body is = $410?!?
I imagine microSD cards should be dirt cheap because of widespread use in smartphones.
Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.
The V3 kit seems to be marginal different.
But I also would guess the body only would cost in the US around $ 800,--
No CLS master capability is a miss. But it has a normal hot-shoe, right? So any Nikon Master flash or the SU800 would work. Is it so?