Edited by Larry, 24 October 2012 - 05:18 .
The Nikon 1 V2
Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:02
The camera finally has a PSAM dial.
Resolution is now up to 14.2 mp 4608 x 3072 with a choice of image ratio: 3:2 or 16:9
ISO: 160-6400 and uses the Expeed 3A
It now supports wireless connectivity like the D600 through the Wu-1b
But is still uses a specialized hot shoe for flash
( sigh, even Sony has abandoned its proprietary hots shoe in its newly released NEX)
Battery is a new type: EN-EL21 . Battery is smaller despite grip being bigger?
( V1 owners, as well as D7000, D600 and D800 owners will not be happy )
Edited by Larry, 24 October 2012 - 05:32 .
Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:10
I don't like that it is larger. Imaging res. says it supports AAA batteries. That could be positive, but I prefer the old battery.
More info here
(V1 and D800 owner)
Re support for AAA batteries, did you perhaps refer to the battery in the flash rather than the V2 itself?
"New Accessories. Using AAA batteries instead of the Nikon V2's internal battery, the new SB-N7 flash has a head that tilts up 120 degrees for bounce flash, and has a guide number of 59 feet (18m) at ISO 100. The flash comes with a wide-angle flash adapter that snaps onto the front. The SB-N7 flash is expected to ship in January 2013 for US$160."
Edited by Larry, 24 October 2012 - 06:11 .
Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:14
The only good news I have read is that the new sensor uses no AA filter.
Now I'm rather interested in the new fast primes 18.5/1.8 and 32/1.2.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:21
Upcoming prime lenses is very good (as is the ability to use AF-S lenses through the FT-1).
New smaller and lower-capacity battery and the need to bring another charger is not good.
Inability to use the SB400 and SB700/800 is not good. But if the built-in flash can act as a
wireless flash commander and use the SB700/800/900 as remore flash, then I will be happy.
Edited by Larry, 24 October 2012 - 06:25 .
Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:33
(Image linked from mir.com)
Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:27
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:00
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:07
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:09
Design lines inspired by Nikonos IV-a except that the Nikonos looks somewhat nice in comparison? I guess we will get used to it...
(Image linked from mir.com)
For some reason, I keep thinking that the 1 series would be a good basis for a new Nikonos
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:23
It’s amazing what the One line could have been—both camera–wise and in sales figures—and what Nikon made out of it. A better proof for their horrible marketing is hard to fi.. oh wait, the past 25 years of Nikon marketing.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:29
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:56
Ergonomics obviously are no longer considered important for camera designs. The V1 was poor and this is worse.
Not every potential customer for the V2 is one-armed ... Do note the significant difference in form factor of this camera vs a typical SLR/DSLR. While cameras do evolve, the humans who supposedly should use them do not. A good camera design always has to account for the biological fact humans usually come with two arms and thus two hands. The V2 designers have forgotten this, like the Sony engineers did with the NEX.
The squarish grip makes holding this camera difficult but I am curious to know how you see the ergonomics as becoming worse than the V1.
Edited by Larry, 24 October 2012 - 11:00 .
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:58
Also to add to the practical problem, if you attempt to hold on the left side, you are likely to push in the lens release button at the same time. A truly brainless design.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:00
Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:08
I won't give this top priority though. To me, the 1 Nikon series/CX format is more targeted towards video and snapshots than being a serious alternative photographic tool. Feel free to consider differently of course.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:54
More battery chargers. That rear dial may be in the way. Will the pop-up flash clear a lens hood or leave a shadow? The bulge? Probably won't be able to grip that with motorcycle gloves. I'll just have to spend the money on good glass
Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:29
When Nikon went astray with the design of the Coolpix 990 for instance, the only good thing about it was the fact that the grip could be positioned at the angle of your choice. I would like the grip of my DSLR's to be rotated 10-15° out at the bottom to suit the natural angle of my grip when I hold the cameras to my eye.
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