Excerpt: The combination of this fast little devil, the FT1 adapter and the Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, set me back around 1500 dollars and I think it's great to get this focal length (810 mm), autofocus, image stabilizer, speed (4.5 5.6), EVF (1440K pixels), weigth (aprox 1200 grams, all included) and these pictures, love it! I had to thank the speed here, landed for 2 second on 15 ft distance.
Excerpt: I love this camera because of its size and weight, I have no regrets. I've owned D300 D7000 and D700. And this camera does everything its larger cousins, except in a smaller package. add the FT1 and I am able to use my DX and FX Nikon lenses.
Summary: I just purchased this camera (10-30mm, 30-110mm and 18.0mm/f1.8 lenses) and my first impression out of the box is complete awe. I did not want a full-sized DSLR, but wanted to make a quantum leap from a point and shoot camera/iPhone. THIS IS IT!!!
This camera feels great in my hand, and takes excellent pictures
7 May 2014
Summary: I upgraded from the J1 to the V2, because I wanted the viewfinder option, especially for bright light situations, where the screen can be hard to see. The camera works very nicely, and takes great photos. Its small form factor works very well for me, as I can still tuck the camera into my backpack. I like the slightly sturdier flash, and I really like the handgrip area on the left side of the camera.
Summary: After about 50 days of use I feel let down. For the price you can almost buy a D3300, which is not much bigger and takes vastly superior photos. With the 10-100 PD lens, the video is decent with the V2; but not good enough considering the $1300 USD price tag. The image quality with the kit lens, on the other hand, is only equivalent to a mid range point and shoot. Long story short: disappointing and expensive.
Excerpt: Much smaller than I had expected. Smaller than my V1, takes the same lenses. The control layout is quite different, I am happy that they moved the PASM dial to the top as I used to constantly hit the control when it was on the back of the camera. Also nice that is is a more standard PASM control now. The high speed motor drive settings are not what I was expecting so this is taking some tinkering. Granted I have only owned the camera for a few hours.
Summary: I purchsed this camera with the specific goals that (1) it would take acceptable image quality , (2) the video would be very good, (3) it would take my existing Nikon lenses and (4) it would fit in a coat pocket. All the goals seem to have been met. I was pleasantly surprised at how tough the camera feels. It seems very robust and able to withstand the challenges of going into nature.