How much better is the latest Nikon 1 - the V3 … than the original V1

Discussion in 'Nikon Forum' started by BillN, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I'm really only interested in use for close up work for use with an FT-1

    Is the AF faster and the screen easier to see in strong sunlight

    appreciate all comments
     
  2. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen SC Regular

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    Jan 10, 2014
    I can't speak to those two specific questions, as I don't have a V3, but I do have a V1 and V2 - and I would not use the screen in sunlight, I would use the viewfinder with either of these. And both of these are very fast to focus - I don't know the V3 to be faster. But overall ergonomics are FAR better on the V2 than the V1, and from what I've heard, the V3 is also quite good ergonomically with the EVF and grip, less so without those accessories. BTW, you might wish to post this in the Nikon 1 system forum, not the Nikon fixed-lens forum.

    My sense is that the IQ is not much better across the different generations, other than the V3 having higher resolution and better noise reduction in JPEG. RAW IQ is basically unchanged across these 3 cameras.
     
  3. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    The Nikon 1 series differences mainly lie in features & performance rather than sensor output?
    (Just like the film days eh? :wink:)
     
  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    In good light and with the correct settings, (but that's the same with all cameras), the sensor is really good (for what I want it for anyway)

    Got the following this morning for one of the original V1's ……. with a regular (non Macro) Nikon AF-S lens

    Excuse the OOF areas but they would be the same with any camera as the DOF at that distance is very very shallow

    taken as a "fine" jpegs


    Immature Male Broad-bodied Chaser - I still think that it is a Immature male although others think it's a female ….. …….. it's a FEMALE not a male
    Libellula depressa
    But Barrie will know

    [​IMG]


    and a very very very small Butterfly…… big as your thumb nail the Silver Studded Blue

    [​IMG]

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  5. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I would have thought that the V3 18mp sensor will be an improvement on the V1 10mp sensor enabling more pixels on the image - in fact with that small sensor it must have one of the biggest "pixel densities" around.

    But I picked up my V1 body for £150 - as new
     
  6. grillec

    grillec SC Veteran

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    Jan 16, 2014
  7. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
  8. grillec

    grillec SC Veteran

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    Jan 16, 2014
    Against e.g. the old first version Sony RX100, yes. Both are lower marked.
     
  9. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I'm surprised as reviews were/are good
    In fact the V3 performs worse than the V1 in your link

    The V3 is very expensive
     
  10. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    That's exactly what I'm saying.
    From V1 to V3 and J1 to J4, there are not huge differences in IQ.....

    Most of the differences lie in features...