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.“