Monday, 26 September 2011

Nikon 1 potential

Well last week Nikon announced a new serie as a combination of an DSLR and a compact camera. You get the weight and smallness advantage of the compact camera and the flexiblity of the DSLR.

It is even possible to by an adapter for your normal Nikkor lenses and as a DSLR owner myself I really find this camera interesting, but not first on my buying list. What makes this interesting is the small form factor and I can use my investment in Nikkor lenses. What really makes this interesting is that it has a different picture angle than your DSLR. This factor is a 2,7. This makes a 200mm a 540mm and as I have a 70-200 2.8 then I get it to zoom to 540mm. Really nice :-)

This means that this camera will be very nice as a backup camera to your DSLR camera and that it doesn't take that much more space.

On my buying list I would place it on a third place:

  1. A new DSLR body (still waiting for the right body to buy)
  2. A long range zoom (still waiting for an updated 80-400 or similar)
  3. Nikon 1 V1 or the replacement some time in the future.

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