Excerpt: I upgraded from a J1 to a V2 mostly to get the viewer and I am happy with the viewer; the J1 was always difficult to use when in bright sunshine and now that problem is solved. A sensor determines when I want the viewer and when I want the back screen and whichever I want to use just turns on automatically. But the V2 gives you more than just the viewfinder and the hot-shoe.
Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Summary: Maybe not the best camera for some, and their are surely similar cameras that perform better in the lab. Me personally I love this camera. It's very expensive, compact, light, well-made and easy to use. It serves my work and life needs perfectly and it takes absolutely beautiful photos if you learn to or know how to use it. I like the film-look of the digital photos it produces. The grip is perfect. The electronic viewfinder has spoiled me and is easy to use.
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: We have 2 D300s and 2 D700s and purchased 2 V2s in February. We're back to buy two more, because they are very good lightweight cameras. We're sold on them for sure. They have most of the features found on the bigger cameras but are a better size for travel bags and long hikes than the big ones.
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.