Thank you Akira for elaborating a bit more on the FT-1 and the difficulties that may be involved in making a better model. Of all the mainstream mirrorless system out there, it is the Nikon 1 System that I have not adopted. The FT-1 and the ability to use Nikkor AF-S lenses however keeps me looking in this direction.
I think it is a given that I will be adding the GH3 (primarily for video) to my m4/3 system at a later time but I am really looking hard at the Nikon 1 System. I thus greatly appreciate your helping me calibrate what to expect in my possibly adding the Nikon 1 System to my m4/3 and NEX since you have personal experience with all three ... the Nikon 1, m4/3 and NEX. Re the last serous mirrorless contender, Fujifilm X-System, as much as I like my Fujifilm X100, I will likely stay off the Fuji X-System due to issues on Adobe being incapable of properly demosaicing Fuji's RAW files. The lack of an articulating screen on the Fuji bodies, the middling video capabilities of the Fuji X-bodies, and the upcoming E-mount Zeiss AF lenses for the NEX, are the additional factors that will likely keep me from Fuji X-System.
Re the V1 2.7x crop factor and using it as a teleconverter, I had in mind that if you use a D800/D800E with the same lens to shot the same scene, while one may not have the same pixel density as a V1 in a 2.7x crop factor, one will have have the option of cropping less than that and get the option of wider coverage which is not an option on the V1 since it will always be 2.7x crop.
Re battery commonality of the V1 with other Nikon dSLRs, I greatly appreciate this as I own a D7000, D800E and will likely get the D600 next year.
Re the new Aptina sensor, wouldn't Nikon be committing market suicide if the V1-successor would still use the same sensor as the V1? I already assume that Nikon will use the new Aptina sensor in the V1-successor but wonder whether the Nikon V1-successor will support the full video capabilities that the Aptina sensor is capable of which is nothing short of spectacular as far as I am concerned. This new sensor while representing a significant but perhaps still small improvement for stills represents a huge leap forward in video. I am thus watching closely what Nikon will do with this sensor.
Edited by Larry, 10 October 2012 - 09:24 .