Nikon 1 camera – any better price than Jessops?
Interesting read, the current on offer price of the Nikon 1 J1 is pretty much all of my buget. I’m going to guess the Canon that is referenced is Canon EOS M which is more than i can afford so although it seems a better camera is not a concideration for me.
Also I would expect the J2 to sell at RRP for the first while so will probably be over budget for me too.
Thanks though all good infoPosted 5 years ago
I know there are quite a few camera gurus on here. Does any one know if there is any better priced placed to buy a Nikon J1 camera than Jessops?
I’m looking at getting one with a 10mm pancake lense then buying one of the larger lenses at a later date when i have saved up some more pennies.
I have been looking arround for a new camera and price and function wise this seems to fill my requirements of a camera a set up from a compact that is also highly portable.
Also on a semi related note is 7dayshop still the best place for memory cards?
This seems an amazing deal but is it too good to be true.
RustyPosted 5 years ago
Mol/rs do you have an Olympus Pen or know how the lenses system works?
Above link is to the E-PL3 you mention with 2 lenses and it had me totally confused does the second lens fit over the first or is it the same as the Nikon where you remove and replace.
Is the suggestion that a slightly larger outlay on the Olympus E-PL3 would be beneficial in the long run for greater versatility on lens choice?Posted 5 years agorsMember
Obviously I don’t know your exact requirements but like you I considered the Nikon 1, the main thing was the superior autofocus that was supposed to be better for sports but the lack of lenses bothered me, in the end after deliberating over all these cameras and pixel peeping sample pictures I decided they were all pretty good and for someone not really into photography but wanting some decent pictures I figured any of them would do the job.
I picked up an Olympus EPM1 on sale for $400CAD, not sure what they go for in the UK and have since added the 20mm f1.7 pancake which is truly awesome for biking, providing you prefocus. The EPM1 focuses pretty fast but that lens is an older design that takes a little longer but the results from it are excellent, even in a dark forest.Posted 5 years ago
I don’t have a Pen, I have an E-system SLR.
The Pens are the same as all the other cameras you mention – you just change the lenses like any other interchangeable lens camera.
The pics in that advert (which is a cracking deal btw) are a bit misleading. The front-on shot shows the 14-42mm lens attached, but the overhead one has no lens, which makes it look like the lens is really really thin. It is pretty compact, being a collapsable lens (when you pack it away it shrinks below the smallest size it is in normal use), but it’s not quite that thin!
There are differences between the ILC formats in terms of noise, image quality and so on, but the one area the Olympus and Panasonic win hands down is lens choice. There’s much more available, and they are all pretty good. They both use the micro 4/3 system, along with a few othe rmanufacturers too.
It’s worth noting though that in general Oly lenses work a bit better with Oly bodies and likewise Panny. I think the Panasonic cameras automatically correct for some distortion that the Panasonic lenses create, but you don’t get the correction if you use the lens on an Olympus body.
NB from my in-shop tests, the E-PL3 cameras are way way quicker than the 1 and 2 versions. Extremely quick.Posted 5 years agoaPMember
I took both my Pentax DSLR and my V1 out with me today for the TT and ended up using the V1 set on 30fps. Got some nice 30 frame sequences. I like it a lot although am wondering when I can “justify” buying another lens or 2. I also have the dedicated flash and that’s pretty good. A couple of months ago I did a track walk on the Bakerloo Line and out of anyone there mine were the only pictures that a) came out and b) had enough image quality to use for more than saying, ‘oh yes that’s a tunnel’.Posted 5 years ago
I prefer having the option of a viewfinder, which is why I bought the V1.
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