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 needed a lighter set up after my D700 and lenses started adding to my back problems. I enjoy hiking, and my current equipment is just too heavy now. This little camera and the 2 lenses are perfect. I'm happy with the image quality, I only wish it came with a circular polorizer and extra battery. That will be my next purchase. It's easy to figure out where menu items are, use was easy for me.
Excerpt: I am a D800 and D300 shooter, but found the V1 to be an interesting and capable camera. This purchase of the V2 was a move to gain better usability in the nikon 1 series. The V2 has proven to be more flexible in varied shooting situations and allows quicker changes to shot parameters and less chance of accidental changes. The camera is an excellent performer and I am happy with the purchase.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Small / Compact
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!!!
Excerpt: Just the right size for vacation and local adventures. The 10-30mm and 30-110mm lenses offer the options we need for family, nature and creative shots. Great help from B&H. We could have purchased a full DSLR but opted for a smaller camera. Added the flash and other items to round out the complete package.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
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.
Excerpt: This camera is a decent backup or second camera. I don't always want to carry a D800 with the 28-300mm lens. Heavy and bulky. I also have a S6500, but the S6500 can unexpectedly have a shutter delay or slow focus. I looked at the J3 and AW1, but I still prefer a camera with a viewfinder. I waited for the V3 to see what it offered. I was hoping for a tilting screen to be added.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Cons: Grainy Viewfinder, No hot shoe, Spring Loaded Onoff