New Nikon 1 reviews and news roundup.

There is a new 20 page long Nikon J1 review at Digitalcamerainfo (Click here): “If the camera were released three years ago, that might be enough to hail the J1 as the conquering hero many Nikon fans have been waiting for. Instead, it wades into an already crowded pool with a feature set and image performance that is bested in most areas by other cameras already on the market.

Amateur Photographer (Click here) interviewed Mr. Yoshizo Mori (general manager of Nikon’s development department): “The Nikon 1 system was designed with functionality, size, speed and its feature set as a first priority rather than the traditional concerns of the size of the sensor and the number of pixels on it.

Nikon 1 V1 preview at Cameralabs (Click here): “Nikon’s decision to employ a sensor that’s smaller than the APS-C and Micro Four Third sensors used in existing Interchangeable Lens Cameras, ILCs, has disappointed enthusiasts who equate sensor size to quality. And in a respect they are right, as bigger sensors traditionally enjoy greater light gathering power, lower noise and broader tonal dynamic range. Bigger sensors also typically place lower demands on the resolving power of the lens, and for the same coverage as a camera with a smaller sensor, allow a shallower depth-of-field too.

Nikon J1 and V1 first impression at Hybridcams (Click here).

Mirrorless news roundup.

Fuji X100 review at DigitalPhotographySchool (Click here): “This is quite a camera! If only Cartier-Bresson were alive I’m sure he would embrace its street shooting prowess. It will not appeal to the casual shooter: I was (forgive me!) continually searching for the zoom control!

Ricoh M-mount module test at (Click here) and Outbackphoto (Click here). The Ricoh GXR and A12 Leica M Mount Module in Action (ThePhoBlographer). Full review again at ThePhoBlographer.

Pentax Q test at DSLRmagazine (Click here).

Leica Factory Visit – August 2011 at Luminous Landscape.

Samsung NX200 Hands-on Preview at Imaging Resource and Quesabesde.

New Nikon news and tests…

Cnet Asia (Click here) wrote a first take test about the new Nikon 1 V1: “The company tells us it aims to target entry-level users with the introduction of the J1 and V1. But we wonder if compact upgraders will choose Nikon over other brands such as Panasonic’s feature-rich Lumix series and Sony’s NEX series with their larger APS-C sensors. In an already crowded ILC segment, Nikon will need a clear marketing strategy in order to reach out to shutterbugs.

First Nikon V1 image quality test at DSLRmagazine (Click here).

Nikon V1 first impression review at ePhotozine (Click here): “It’s nice to see 4 lenses available at launch with another 7 already in advanced stages of development. This gives the Nikon 1 system more lenses than some other manufacturers have planned for their mirrorless system!

Image Quality comparison at EosHD (Click here).

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!


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


Quesabesde (spanish).
Focus Numerique (french).
Nikon 1 V1 (Photographyblog).
The lenses at (Japanese).
Photoxels. (japanese).
Photoscala (german).
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).
Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? (Dpreview).


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


NikonImaging(J1) and NikonImaging(V1).


COmmercial on youtube.


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.