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| p.1 #7 · Nikon V3 - an experiment |
Thanks fot the feedback
The sensor is too small
Yes, but my Nikon V1 sensor often surprises me regarding dynamic range, color and sharpness, it's almost at m43 level really, although from ISO 800 on it really shows it's limitations. But all in all, the image quality is way superior to the typical compact sensors, even to the biggest ones (like the one in the Fuji X10/X20). The big DOF can be a advantage too (I use it mainly for street photography).
There are not enough native lenses
There are not many, but sure there are some interesting ones. I only have two, the basic 10-30mm zoom wich is surprisingly good and the excellent 18,5mm f/1.8 prime. It seems that Nikon is investing more on the long lenses tough (and some a bit overpriced IMHO). The relatively big size of some of them is a bit of a let down too.
The design is very nice-looking, and the viewfinder looks great, but personally I would find the grip too thin, and I imagine that it would be uncomfortable to pinch your hand that thin for any length of time.
Good point there, the body might have to be a bit thicker to be comfortable. Also with a thicker body it could maintain the existing battery model.
Also, I am not a fan of on-screen controls, as you cannot operate them without taking your eye from the viewfinder (unless you have a very accurate and flexible face!).
Honestly I was thinking the "quick settings" on-screen controls to be more useful to quickly set automatic options wich could be very useful for street photography, for example: just set the aperture from f/2.8 to f/8, the shutter to 1/125 to 1/2000 and the ISO from 100 to 800 and shoot away
But I wouldn't discard both frontal and rear dials to set aperture and shutter speed on the fly too.