Excerpt: This is the only compact camera that I have ever been able to get an unblurred still image with. The AF is very fast and accurate The videos are good but the time limit is the main reason why I sold the camera and use a Panasonic.
Summary: My motive was an to upgrade from a P&S (Canon S100). As far as quality of photo is certainly is an improvement. The surprise is that it is more of an improvement than expected. And the price is very good now that the V3 was announced.
Summary: As far as DSLRs go, you may not need one as big as a full size. These smaller mirrorless Nikon cameras are truly amazing for the price. With interchangeable lens, you can buy what you need for whatever suits your needs.
Excerpt: There's really nothing bad about the functionality of the Nikon V1. Its weakest point is low-light performance (which seems on par with my first DSLR — the Nikon D50). It works great with Nikon AF-S lenses using the FT-1 adapter, and the 1 system zooms are tiny and quite competent.
Summary: I got this camera for about $400 and at this price it's a bargain. It's not pocketable, and probably wouldn't be even with the 10mm f2.8, but it's light enough for me to carry it with me every day in my computer bag (along with the 30-110).
Excerpt: SHORT VERSION The Nikon V1 is a small, light, well-built camera that takes very good photos and video clips, and is a lot of fun to use. It has a few operational and handling quirks that can sometimes be quite annoying, but overall it is easy to use.
Summary: once I added my 18.5 mm lens, I've been loving it. awesome quality for the mobility this camera offers. only issues I have with it so far is that I already lost the port shoe cover- had to order a replacement after less than two weeks of owning the camera, and the on/off button as well as some of...