New Nikon V1 and J1 news and reviews roundup.

Image courtesy: Quesabesde

There are quite many news on the web about the new Nikon mirrorless cameras. Let’s just pickup some of them. What’s interesting are the size comparisons with other mirrorless cameras. Engadget compared the Sony NEX-C3 and the new Nikon J1 sensor size comparison (Scroll the article to see the image). Huge difference! Quesabesde compared the body size of the Olympus E-PM1 with the size of the Nikon V1.

And now it’s time for some image samples! You can find them on Fotopolis, Imaging Resource and Digitalcamerareview.

One mroe thing: The pictures of the future lenses can be seen at Photographyblog. But there is no info about specs and price, just anonymous mockups :(

Continually updated: New Nikon Mirrorless cameras announced!

PREORDERS

Nikon J1 at Amazon (Click here).
Nikon V1 at Amazon (Click here).

PRESS RELEASE

Quesabesde (spanish).
Focus Numerique (french).
Nikon 1 V1 (Photographyblog).
The lenses at DC.watch (Japanese).
ePhotozine.
Photoxels.
DC.watch (japanese).
Photoscala (german).
Noisycamera.
Imaging Resource.
Nikon announces Nikon 1 system with J1 and V1 small sensor mirrorless cameras (Dpreview).
Nikon releases three 1 Nikkor lenses for Nikon 1 system (Dpreview).
NikonImaging
Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? (Dpreview).

PREVIEWS AND HANDS-ON

Nikon V1: toma de contacto y primeras muestras (Quesabesde).
Nikon 1 Hands-On Photos (Photographyblog).
The mockup lenses (Dpreview).
Engadget
Rob Galbraith

IMAGE SAMPLES

NikonImaging(J1) and NikonImaging(V1).

VIDEO SAMPLES

COmmercial on youtube.
NikonImaging.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

Nikon V1 $900
Nikon J1 $650.
NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 pancake $249.95.
NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens $249.95.
NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 $749.95.
SB-N5 Speedlight is $149.95
GP-N100 GPS unit is $149.95.

Product availability October 20th.

New rumors about the upcoming second Pentax mirrorless system.

There is a new rumor about the second Pentax mirrorless system. It’s coming via tmcnet.com:

Ricoh Co. is considering fully entering the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera market in a bid to boost its digital camera operations, informed sources told Jiji Press Saturday.
A new mirrorless camera will be developed by Pentax Imaging Systems Co., which the Japanese office equipment maker will acquire on Oct. 1 to take over the Pentax brand, the sources said.
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, which are smaller and lighter than conventional single-lens reflex cameras, attract a wide range of consumers including young women.
A super compact mirrorless camera was rolled out under the Pentax brand in late August. But it was rather designed for beginners with a small image sensor, which converts light captured through lens into an electronic signal.
Equipped with a larger sensor, the new model will allow for a wide variety of photo styles, such as making out-of-focus areas in a shot much more blurry, the sources said.
Among other Japanese makers, Panasonic Corp. and Olympus Corp. are already offering mirrorless cameras featuring large sensors.
Ricoh will offer characteristic compact cameras under its own label, while trying to bring the Pentax brand on par with Nikon Corp. and Canon Inc. in interchangeable-lens cameras, Ricoh President Shiro Kondo said.

Don’t know how much sense it makes for Ricoh to develop and maintain three different mirrorless systems! Let’s see if the rumor will become true…

Canon asking questions about Mirrorless.


Click on image to enlarge!

Canon customers received a survey asking questions about mirrorless cameras! The survey is available here but you need an access code: http://advisorypanel.vovici.net/se.htm. Anyway, the guys over at Canonrumors managed to get some screenshots of the survey.

What will be the result of the poll? The results will be kept secret by Canon Managers but the result will be one only. It is inevitable, Canon will make a mirrorless camera. Don’t be shy Canon! :)

 

Pentax Q reviews

The image on top is from Quesabesde (Click here) which wrote a full Pentax Q test. But here are plenty of more reviews and hands- on at BJPonline, Photography Blog, DPhotographer UK, Amateur Photographer and WhatDigitalCamera.

That little tiny camera is already a hotseller in Japan (See BCNranking) but I cannot imagine that camera to sell well in “western” countries. Anyway, this is up to you. My job here is to give you all latest reviews ;)