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Photography Equipment => Compact Cameras => Topic started by: Jediboy on November 05, 2017, 05:57:09 PM

Title: Nikon 1????
Post by: Jediboy on November 05, 2017, 05:57:09 PM

I'm taking the wife to Marrakech in February as a surprise for her 40th. I'm looking to avoid taking my DSLR but still want to do a bit of photography on something decent, but small.
Was looking at the Nikon 1 (J4 model) but don't really know much about them. I was wondering if anyone here has any knowledge or experience of them? At first glance they look quite good but always interested to hear of people's hands on experiences.


Title: Re: Nikon 1????
Post by: Hinfrance on November 06, 2017, 07:50:58 AM
Sorry, no idea at all, but I do notice that they are interchangeable lens cameras.

My experience of holidays is that I take a DSLR and my Olympus TG4 and take almost all the pictures with the TG4. The reason - fits in pocket, waterproof, dustproof, wifi, GPS, compass; use it swimming or in sand storms (took a load of pictures in SA on Noordhoek beach while being sand blasted). Daughter took it to China with her and it survived not only the trip but misuse by a teenager. There's the TG5 out now with a better sensor and 4k video.

Next hols it's the TG4 and a new bridge camera - I'm buying myself a Panasonic DMC-FZ330 for Christmas. Weather sealed, huge zoom at f2.8 and 4k video too boot. High ISO won't be very good, but frankly I don't care ;)

Anyway, whatever you decide upon have a fabulous holiday.
Title: Re: Nikon 1????
Post by: Oldboy on November 06, 2017, 09:35:42 AM
Rather than an inter-changeable lens camera why not go for the Nikon 900. One camera with a fixed lens that goes from 24mm to 2000mm. I've seen the photos and they are stunning.  :tup:
Title: Re: Nikon 1????
Post by: jinky on November 06, 2017, 10:46:35 AM
I tried out a few of the Nikon models when I was looking for a travel camera and found them disappointing. Initially I went for a panasonic Lumix  LX100 which is OK but didn`t have enough reach for me. I`ve not got a Fuji XT10 that is ideal I carry that , 18-55, 55-200 and 35 f2 lenses with batteries and a few filters in a messenger bag and it is so light without scrimping on quality of pictures and great in low light. Take a memory card into a shop and try them out to see what you make of them and look at the pictures at home to check out low light working.
Title: Re: Nikon 1????
Post by: Jediboy on November 06, 2017, 04:24:07 PM
Thanks for the replies. I should look at other manufacturers I think and see what else is suitable. It's just something to throw in my pocket so looking at second hand. Looks like some bargains are available on eBay.
Thanks again.