Nikon V2 is here ... yikes!

Discussion in 'Nikon 1 Forum' started by Armanius, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Nikon announces 1 V2 - a more photographer-friendly, 14MP 1 series camera: Digital Photography Review

    I was looking forward to see what Nikon does with the V2. The V1 had so much potential. It seems that Nikon may have addressed all the complaints about the V1's usability for enthusiasts. But now the V2 looks sooooo ugly!!! The V1 was already "unique" due to its Tetris block look. But the V2 ... Nikon, what were you thinking? I don't think Ashton Kucher will want to make commercials with the V2!
     
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  2. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    The perfect street camera for the more dangerous parts of the world. No one will try the "grab and run away thing". I liked the minimalistic bauhaus design of the V1. The V2 addresses some of the technical shortcomings of the V1 and improves the AF even further. If Nikon continues to add very fast primes (a 32mm f1.2 seems to be in the works) and long zooms (200-600 equivalent), definitely a system to keep an eye on.
     
  3. addieleman

    addieleman SC Rookie

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    Oct 20, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Sure it looks clunky, but I welcome the idea of a real grip. If the user interface is bearable this might have something going for it: good continuous AF and even smaller than µ4/3. Of course they'll have to come up with some serious glass and they act like they intend to: a wide-angle zoom and a superfast short telephoto are announced as well. Will take some time though, look at how long it took for Olympus and Panasonic to have a reasonably complete µ4/3 lens line-up.
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Kinda looks like something in between the Nex 5N and the Nex 7
     
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  5. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    can't have been easy to design something so spectacularly ugly - but at the same time it looks a thousand times more appropriate for enthusiasts than the V1; they really needed something with much better ergonomics and both EVF and flash (not either/or) to be able to offer something over the RX100. I'm not really up to date with Nikon's lens line-up, but they might have something here.
     
  6. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    It's like they took my old coolpix L100 and made all the specs 800x better.
     
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  7. Hyubie

    Hyubie SC Veteran

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    Jun 8, 2011
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    Don't understimate Ashton - anything to get the <strike>big bucks</strike> shot.
     
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  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    most cameras that are marketed to the masses are ugly. Why should this one be the exception. It looks like it will be an awesome camera though. That 1" sensor size will be a sweet spot for many.
     
  9. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    who care about the looks. 15FPS @ 14 megapickles with class-leading PDAF - this is a soccer dad's dream
     
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  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I like megapickles
     
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  11. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I guess the J1/2 is the soccer mom's dream then! :smile:

    But I disagree that cameras made for the masses are all ugly. Most of the P&S cameras are pretty nice looking. The J1/2 are nice looking. Even the V1 is nice, but odd looking. With the prices of the V1 dropping so low, it might be time to re-get one!

    Speaking of which, more lenses for the Nikon 1 system, including a F1.2 portrait lens! That should be nice!

    Nikon announces development of three 1 Nikkor lenses: Digital Photography Review
     
  12. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
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  13. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    LOL! I am with you. My first time shooting the V1 at 30 and 60 fps, and it was like ... WOW.
     
  14. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    It looks like Nikon went from Olympus design philosophy to Panasonic's.
     
  15. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    The size comparison is most telling. All alone it looks larger than the V1, but in reality it's about the same size - bigger in some places (grip, hump), smaller in others. Interesting...
     
  16. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Which camera offers features V1 and V2 have? No other camera. IMO it's a super camera.
     
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  17. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    yeah, it looks smaller than I thought! Although the V1 was oddly thick compared to the J1...
     
  18. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I think I'm going to wait until the V2 is out, then pick up a V1. Prices seem to be busting under 50% of the original retail now. The 50mm equivalent lens should hopefully be out soon as well.
     
  19. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Build quality of the V1 is wow. I know, I got one. It's an amazing camera that offers tomorrow features today. I will put V2 on my wishlist. Nikon thanks!
     
  20. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    John and me are real Nikon 1 fans, right John?