Nikon 1–Potential Game Changer
The release date is October 20, 2011 (in the US, Canadian ship date not confirmed) and at present it will ship with 4 available lenses for the 2 bodies ( J1 and V1).
- 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
- 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
- 1 Nikkor 10mm f/2.8
- 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom
Obviously the Speedlight SB-N5 will be another option as well as a hotshoe adapter for the V1. The J1 has only the Live View viewfinder but it does have a popup flash which is missing from the V1.
One of the most exciting features, for me, is the F-Mount adapter that will allow me to use this camera with my Nikon DSLR lenses. The smaller sensor in the N1 has a 2.7x crop factor. I think that this will be a big factor when I’m travelling. I can take the N1 as a backup body without using up much space or weight. It will be an excellent camera for street shooting, with it’s small size. If I’m packing my 70-200mm f/2.8 as my longest lens, the N1 turns it into a 540mm equivalent, or with a 1.4x teleconverter, a 756mm f/4 lens!
Sorry about the shaky iPhone pix.
There is also a new GPS unit for the N1 cameras, and did I mention color? Being a basic black kinda guy, it’s not something I worry about. The V1 comes in black or white, while the J1 adds silver, red and pink.
Can you see one of these in your future?
In the best light…