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Initial post: 6 Jan 2013 18:41:48 GMT
I see these are cheap as chips now - anyone tried one or got one?

Posted on 6 Jan 2013 23:07:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jan 2013 23:20:52 GMT
G. E. Hearn says:
I've not heard much about them one way or another really.
Gray's have been pushing them, but they don't seem to have fired the imagination of the buying public so far.
I don't know whether they're any good or not because I've never used one. To me they look far too much like something made by Lego.
They may be on special because i read somewhere that there's a new version out soon?

Nikon V2? "Landing" at a store near you soon. Wonder if the sales figures will rocket? Or if they'll come down to Earth with a bang?
Boom boom!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2013 23:45:18 GMT
Hi Graham
Well there is a V2 at about £700 but the V1 with fewer Mp can be had for a mere £230. Whilst not having many of the features of a dslr it does have a bigger sensor than most enthusiast compacts. That's seriously cheap.

Posted on 7 Jan 2013 08:16:09 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jan 2013 08:19:31 GMT
G. E. Hearn says:
Hmmm... I guess, but what are the lenses like? After all, they can't take the usual Nikon F mount, so you're pretty much limited to whatever Nikon sell for the V series.
You could most likely buy some sort of adapter to fit other lenses, but then you're not far off the size and bulk of a small DSLR and you still don't have the advantage of being able to see optically through the lens in real time.
It is cheap though, as you say.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2013 11:04:35 GMT
Hi Graham,
There is an adapter for f mounts and a 18.5mm f1.8 at £130. I doubt there is a cheap Nikon 15 - 20mm f2 lens though!
The attraction is the phase detect focus and it does quite well at high ISO. Also it does have an evf - but mainly its less than 1/2 original price.

Posted on 7 Jan 2013 16:54:04 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jan 2013 16:54:31 GMT
G. E. Hearn says:
I guess it depends what you want it for really. In my case I don't think I'd really have a use for it. It won't ever match a DSLR for speed and accuracy (especially for motorsports) and it'll be too big with the lens on to slip into a pocket to replace my favourite Fujifilm X10.

But it is certainly a good price reduction, as you say.

Posted on 24 Feb 2014 18:14:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Feb 2014 19:14:58 GMT
Mrs Wibble says:
If you want pocketability for next to nothing, take a look at the J1 (best IQ in the range - yes, better than it's successors!) with the 10mm pancake lens. You can pick that bundle up for less than £200. I wanted a viewfinder, so I have moved on to the V1 with the 18.5mm prime, but I've also picked up the FT-1 to use with my DX lenses. The FT-1 will take my 55-300mm and give me over 800mm of zoom! These little CX formats have got better resolving power than some of the earlier DSLRs, so I wouldn't be too quick to write them off. Now I've got the V1, however, I won't be moving up the range until I see an extra dial on the body - the menu diving is a real pain, but it's designed for folk who like to set and forget. Oh, I spent a few days with the £649 32mm f1.2 prime and loved it. I was tempted to sell one of my other lenses to fund the purchase but I'm waiting to see how the bodies come along before I buy into this system any further. I've had all the other lenses in the Nikon 1 system in my hands, so feel free to ask if there's something you want to know, and I'll try to help.

Posted on 26 Feb 2014 08:56:04 GMT
Mine stopped playback after only a few weeks but still takes pictures OK. Far too cheap to bother getting a quote for a repair as i expect this will be more than what the body is now worth. I must add that pictures and their quality seems al-right to my eyes after downloading.

Posted on 26 Feb 2014 09:24:17 GMT
Mrs Wibble says:
Geoff, if the camera broke down within the first six months of ownership, the Sale Of Goods Act assumes it was faulty from new. Simply contact the retailer for an exchange, repair or refund (seller's choice). You don't have to put up with something that stopped working so soon. The retailer may indeed ask you to contact Nikon for support, but you are not legally obliged to do so - as I say, if the unit is faulty, it's down to the retailer to remedy the situation. Hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2014 15:04:43 GMT
Yes good advice. It has a 12 month warranty.
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