Nikon’s new 1 V2 is a super-serious enthusiast camera built around a joke of a toy sensor. The $900 camera ships with a 10-30mm kit lens, the crop factor of which should tell you all you need to know about this camera range: 2.7x turns the 10-30 into a 27-81mm equivalent.
It’s a shame that Nikon didn’t opt for a proper sensor in its mirrorless range. Where Canon decided to put an SLR-sized sensor into its EOS M, Nikon chose to make tiny bodies with sensors smaller than those found in Micro Four Thirds cameras. The result is a lack of that great shallow depth-of-field found in large-sensor cameras, plus all the problems of crowding 14 million pixels onto a tiny sliver of silicon — noise, crosstalk and low dynamic range, all of which need to be fixed by Nikon’s great EXPEED processor.
A shame indeed, as the other specs are fantastic: 15fps shooting, RAW capture, fast phase detection AF along with flexible contrast-detection, a three-inch, 921,000-dot screen. The camera, should you want it, will be available in late
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