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CardinalFJ60
06-15-2012, 02:02 PM
just curious if anyone has made this leap to this style camera. the lens selection seems limited and only one "fast" lens available at 10mm

Hulk
06-18-2012, 02:30 PM
No, but I bet you would look cute with a pink one. :D

smslavin
06-18-2012, 04:33 PM
just curious if anyone has made this leap to this style camera. the lens selection seems limited and only one "fast" lens available at 10mm

i'm currently getting intrigued by a few of those body styles. samsung's nx210, fuji's x1 and panasonic's gx1. if i ever win the lottery, i'll get a leica m9.

while i don't mind hauling the 5D around, i'd love to have something a little smaller for travel.

CardinalFJ60
06-18-2012, 04:59 PM
SO....for the guy who never wins anything...I won a Nikon 1 J1. :D

I totally gonna get stuck with the pink 'freebie'. :hill: I'll let you know how it is. I consider my d40x my Point and shoot these days. :rolleyes:

It should arrive in a couple days.

Hulk
06-18-2012, 05:39 PM
Cool win! Do you get to pick the color?

CardinalFJ60
06-19-2012, 06:10 AM
Yeah, I'm pumped! Sierra Trading Post Sweepstakes. Who Knew!?:D I've been getting clothing, camping and outdoorsy junk from there for years. If you haven't heard of that place, you get smokin' deals on alllll kinds of stuff. :thumb: they also have a storefront in Cheyenne.

I too have always been curious about that technology..that, and I'm Nikon shooter, so hopefully the controls will be intuitive and consistent so I can get a hang of it quickly.

CardinalFJ60
06-22-2012, 02:59 PM
So...being a Nikon DSLR shooter, the controls are intuitive and similar to other Nikons as you might imagine. Although many controls are menu driven, there are enough manual buttons and dials to make changes on the fly fairly easily.

It balances pretty well in the hand, and focus acquisition is pretty darn good! once focused, there is little shutter lag. the lenses are nice, and racking is smooth. they lock shut, which is nice.

Image quality: simply put...VERRY nice. I'm impressed with the metering - as it does have spot, center and matrix modes. it aslo shoots RAW and RAW+jpg. So that's nice.

the J1 doesn't have a hot shoe mount nor a real eyepiece. not a big deal in my book.

In a nutshell: the camera does what it's designed to do verry well. it's a little gimicky, but not over the top. Would I buy since I have DSLR? Probably not for $650. but Dang...I consider it the BEST POINT AND SHOOT I've shot. when I keep that in mind. it's nice, reallly nice. I have the flexiblity to take images the I want without relying on the camera. It's not as portable as my wife's real P-n-S.

It's in a weird place in the market right now. the small, interchangable lens thing is a misfit currently. I either want to take my DLSR or my wife's P-n-S. this is somewhere in the middle...for a lot of $$. I might sacrifice the interchangeable lens feature for something smaller. like the Canon G11 or G12.

IT does have a really cool slow motion video feature. :thumb:

if anyone has questions, lemmeno. I'm having fun with it. I'll post an image or two in the near future.

smslavin
06-22-2012, 03:35 PM
:thumb:

looking forward to seeing what comes out of it

CardinalFJ60
06-23-2012, 07:41 AM
jpeg straight from the camera.

smslavin
06-23-2012, 04:11 PM
jpeg straight from the camera.

that's quite nice

CardinalFJ60
06-23-2012, 06:55 PM
more...

Hulk
06-24-2012, 10:46 PM
Pretty nice image quality! I agree, these new mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses are in a weird spot in the camera market.

CardinalFJ60
06-24-2012, 11:03 PM
went to support my SIL for the Avon walk today in Breck. Brought the '1', it was nice to have a small camera, but wanted the big lens for this today. this is that family of foxes that lives in Breck. They are so tame and used to people, I could have set up a tripod and swapped three lenses.