Excerpt: I find that as I grow older, small and light weight start to matter. Image quality surpasses many of the older DSLRs. The FT1 adapter allows the use of F lenses with a 2.7 magnification factor. The use of my 70-300mm zoom results in a 810mm lens in 35mm terms. This allows for an inexpensive way to do wildlife photography. Only negative is that there is no Quick Menu setting.
Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
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). I also have the FT-1 adapter and have taken some excellent shots using my 70-300mm lens. Low light performance is the weak point (especially with the slow lenses).
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. It is a very good camera for 95% of my needs, and I highly recommend it.
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 the other buttons are not really that intuitive, and some of the menus are hidden within menus, so it loses some of the 'street camera' quality there, which is what made me buy...
great video mode, great looking photos, small sized. great for going light
3 September 2013
Summary: I was initially suspicious of these mirrorless cameras coming from years of shooting with DSRLS. I grabbed one of these on sale for a fraction of the original price. I learned to love this camera even if it has its iidiosyncrasies. It takes very good photos. They have a different feel than my Nikon D7000, maybe less dynamic range but they somehow have a film look that many digital cameras do not have.
Excerpt: Hi all, I've been using Nikon 1 V1 with 10-30 for a month now. I must say I like it very, very much. For me it is a wonderfull camera for holidays. I took it with me on a trip to Germany. I found the V1 very usefull in normal, sunny as well overcast conditions. I didn't miss the flash because I also had a Ricoh GR for indoor/high ISO work. I plan to purchase 18.5 mm lens, sell the GR and the V1 will become my only camera.