Nikon V1 and J1 news roundup.

Video on top: Interview by Amateur Photographer.

The probably most interesting news is coming via Imaging Resource (Click here). They interviewed MR. Masahiro Suzuki (General Manager R&D, Nikon). There are a couple of interesting news:
1) Development began four years ago before the Micro Four Thirds announcement!
2) “We are quite confident that we achieved almost exactly the same quality as our DSLR.“. Editor’s note.: Really? First tests tell us a completely different story! Anyway, Masahiro says image quality is good because of the 24 channel readout design and huge processing power.
3) About the sensor: “We developed it; we engineered and developed this sensor inside Nikon. But for the production side, that is done by our partner.

Interesting or not?

P.S.: There is a new Nikon 1 V1 review at CNET Asia (Click here): “From the 100 percent crop samples, you can see that the J1’s sample images have less noise but image detail is softened. Whereas the GF3 provides more image detail while suffering from noise scattered around the image. The GF3 has an edge in sharpness, which could be attributed to its 12-megapixel sensor which is twice as large as the J1’s. As the J1 is still a preproduction model, we hope that Nikon will improve the processing algorithm to enhance image detail at high ISOs.

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.