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    New Nikon 1 System J2

    Nikon announced the J2 tonight. It's not much of an upgrade but the $550 price tag is more attractive and reasonable than the J1's original $650 MSRP. And I have to say, the Nikon System 1 cameras still have the best auto focus of any compact camera I've ever used.

    Nikon 1 System J2 Announcement >>

    Does anyone here own one of the Nikon 1 System cameras or are we all Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX shooters?
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    Re: New Nikon 1 System J2

    Maybe I should sell my D80 and get one of these....does almost as much and easier to pack
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    Re: New Nikon 1 System J2

    Micro four thirds here.
    Is the AF really better than the OM-D ?
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    Re: New Nikon 1 System J2

    Quote Originally Posted by SmartWombat View Post
    Micro four thirds here.
    Is the AF really better than the OM-D ?
    In my experience, yes. I pushed it really hard and it didn't fail me. However, I don't feel like I had the OM-D long enough to really test the auto focus enough so I am not really sure. I need some more time with the OM-D to test the continuous auto focus some more. I have seen some samples since I returned it to Olympus that make me doubt my initial impressions. Either way, the Nikon 1 AF is excellent.
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    Re: New Nikon 1 System J2

    Quote Originally Posted by Frog View Post
    Maybe I should sell my D80 and get one of these....does almost as much and easier to pack
    Not me, at least not until they make one with a screen I can use without putting on my reading glasses.

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    Re: New Nikon 1 System J2

    Please Nikon could we have the same sensor and autofocus system with the equivalent of a 28-105 f1.8 - 4.5 stabilised, non-interchangable lens and a zoom ring that works the right way in a package the same size as the Canon S100 (i.e. really pocketable for non-photographer moments).

    I mean if Sony can do it (more or less) with the RX100 then Nikon can do it. They already have the sensor. Probably sell much more than the J series - on Amazon's list of top selling digital cameras, the RX100 is number 3, the S100 is number 17, the J1 is - euh - nowhere..

    Apologies. This is not the right forum to make this request.
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    Re: New Nikon 1 System J2

    Olympus withdrew the 1.2 firmware update after it bricked a few cameras.
    Those who installed it successfully think the continuous AF is slightly improved.
    Could be placebo effect
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    Re: New Nikon 1 System J2

    Quote Originally Posted by SmartWombat View Post
    Olympus withdrew the 1.2 firmware update after it bricked a few cameras.
    Those who installed it successfully think the continuous AF is slightly improved.
    Could be placebo effect
    olympus firmware on nikon 1 ? surprised it even worked for anyone

    kidding aside, this new model looks to me as a strategy to justify lowering the price a bit and hoping it sells more

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    Re: New Nikon 1 System J2

    Quote Originally Posted by armando_m View Post
    kidding aside, this new model looks to me as a strategy to justify lowering the price a bit and hoping it sells more
    Yup. That's what I thought - a reminder to people that Nikon has a mirrorless camera system, too
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    Re: New Nikon 1 System J2

    Quote Originally Posted by srblough View Post
    Not me, at least not until they make one with a screen I can use without putting on my reading glasses.
    That screen is bigger than my D80s
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    Re: New Nikon 1 System J2

    What do you suppose this guy is using?
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    Re: New Nikon 1 System J2

    Quote Originally Posted by Frog View Post
    What do you suppose this guy is using?
    It's a Leica X1 with digiscope adapter fitted on a Leica Apo-Televid spotting scope. i.e. a point-and-shoot. Not a CSC.
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    Re: New Nikon 1 System J2

    , the Nikon System 1 cameras still have the best auto focus of any compact camera I've ever used
    Correction, add the word "continuous" in front of auto focus, its single shot AF does not surpass Oly.
    kidding aside, this new model looks to me as a strategy to justify lowering the price a bit and hoping it sells more
    Thats what I thought as well, at least its a gesture in the right direction, though I think they could have done more.
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    Re: New Nikon 1 System J2

    Quote Originally Posted by Anbesol View Post
    Correction, add the word "continuous" in front of auto focus, its single shot AF does not surpass Oly.
    Yup - that's what I meant
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    Re: New Nikon 1 System J2

    Here's one way to shoot fast action shot with M5:

    New OM-D E-M5 Owners' Thread! - Page 17 - Micro Four Thirds User Forum

    Scroll down to read posts from DonParrot.


    Some tried but didn't quite get the same result. Close though.

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    E-m5 af

    Yeah, I've seen those samples and they are impressive. Unfortunately, I didn't get to test the E-M5's AF as much as I would have liked to so I can't confirm that AF performance with my own experience. I need to get my hands on the camera again so I can really give the continuous AF a serious test. I *did* push the Nikon J1 hard though and can vouch for its continuous AF capability. At the time, it was, by far, the best continuous AF available in a compact system camera. If it wasn't for Nikon's CX smaller sensor, I would have been all over the Nikon 1 system. The Olympus E-M5 is absolutely my favorite compact system camera so far, but until I can get results similar to the ones in the link you posted, I'm gonna have to remain a bit of a skeptic.
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    Re: E-m5 af

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John View Post
    Yeah, I've seen those samples and they are impressive. Unfortunately, I didn't get to test the E-M5's AF as much as I would have liked to so I can't confirm that AF performance with my own experience. I need to get my hands on the camera again so I can really give the continuous AF a serious test. I *did* push the Nikon J1 hard though and can vouch for its continuous AF capability. At the time, it was, by far, the best continuous AF available in a compact system camera. If it wasn't for Nikon's CX smaller sensor, I would have been all over the Nikon 1 system. The Olympus E-M5 is absolutely my favorite compact system camera so far, but until I can get results similar to the ones in the link you posted, I'm gonna have to remain a bit of a skeptic.
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