Nikon J1 and V1 image quality first look

More Nikon 1 images at Lenses.fr (French website)

In an interview with Imaging-Resource, Nikon general manager of R&D said that image quality (not size) was the number one priority for the Nikon 1 series and that the camera has been in development for 4 years, a process which began even before Panasonic’s work on Micro Four Thirds.

Has it been worth it? You are about to find out.

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Which is best for low light? Sony NEX 5N or NEX 7 and A77?

(Click the ISO 12,800 sample image above to enlarge to 1:1). Original samples fromĀ http://www.imaging-resource.com

Will Sony’s decision to put 24MP in the NEX 7 and A77 backfire? It certainly seems so.

The mid-range 16MP NEX 5N has by far the better image quality at high ISOs despite being half the price. It’s the Fuji F31fd of DSLRs!

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Sample Sony F3 footage and first impressions

The Sony F3 was launched to the press in the UK this week and I’ve been watching a ton of XDCAM footage direct from pre-production F3s today in my Berlin studio away from the wine and cheese parties. Am I impressed?

Without wanting to be emotional let’s be objective – You’d expect for the price not to see heavy aliasing, tons of noise and blown highlights. You just don’t.

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