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MrMasterQ 03-29-2012 05:10 PM

Nikon 1 J1 Camera System w/ 10-30mm + 30-110mm Lenses + 8GB SD Card + Case For $699.99 @ Costco Warehouse/Costco.com Valid 4/01/2012 thu 4/28/2012
 
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Nikon 1 J1 Camera System w/ 10-30mm + 30-110mm Lenses + 8GB SD Card + Case For $699.99 @ Costco Warehouse/Costco.com


Valid 4/01/2012 thu 4/28/2012

$699.99 after $200 OFF
White Nikon 1 J1
Compact Camera System
with 10-30mm and
30-110mm VR Lenses
8GB SD Card and Matching Case
Super-fast Auto Focus
Fast 10 FPS Shooting
1080P HD Video
Item # 631392

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"This item may currently be in stock at your local Costco Warehouse for immediate purchase at a cash and carry price.

Limited Time Offer:
Valid for orders placed April 1, 2012 through April 28, 2012.
While supplies last.

Online price $899.99
**Less -$200.00
YOUR COST $699.99

**The $200 manufacturer’s discount will automatically be deducted at checkout. State law may require sales tax to be charged on the pre-discounted price if the product is subject to sales tax.

For your very mobile lifestyle comes a completely new imaging system with freedom to create and express as never before. Highly compact and portable, the Nikon 1 J1 goes everywhere you go. Moments from your amazing world are captured using a highly responsive autofocus and super fast shooting speed. In one touch you can work in Full HD (1080p) movie record mode. A camera so versatile you can even snap photos while recording movies. Unleash your creativity with Nikon 1 — offering a balance of high performance, advanced features, portability and a newly designed interchangeable lens system. Infuse your world with photos from every moment and connect as never before.

Specifications:


Effective Pixels: 10.1 MP 13.2mm x 8.8mm Sensor
Lens Specifications: 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Interchangeable Lens (3x optical zoom / 27-81mm equivalent in 35mm format) AND 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Interchangeable Lens (3.7x optical zoom / 81-297mm equivalent in 35mm format)
LCD Monitor: 3.0” TFT LCD (460,000 dot)
Motion Video Quality: 1080p Full HD Video at 30fps (1080i/60 and 720p/60 modes also available)
Image Stabilization: Vibration Reduction in lens
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 100-3200
Images Per Battery Charge: Approx. 230 shots based on CIPA standards
Dimensions: W 4.2” x H 2.4” x D 1.2”
Weight: Approx. 8.3 oz. (camera body only)
Storage Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Features:

Revolutionary new Nikon 1 system breaks visual barriers — Innovation in technology and design — Today, all it takes is a single imaging device to capture and share every moment of an incredible and connected life. Nikon brings an evolution in imaging technology, starting with a newly developed Nikon CX-format super high-speed AF CMOS sensor that powers every capture. Ensure image precision through the new, compact interchangeable lens system featuring image stabilization (VR) and superior fast and quiet autofocus motors built on the NIKKOR heritage of optical excellence.
Focus that's as fast as you — Capture all the action — Not a moment is missed with a camera that keeps up with you! Always on the go, you know moments worth sharing can happen all the time. Don't let your creativity be hindered by slow focus speed; Nikon 1 J1 delivers an amazing 10 fps speed in autofocus mode. Grab every turn of the swimmer as he leaps from the high dive and glides into the water below. Even fast moving action like this is rendered with amazing clarity — thanks to an incredible 73 point AF array continuously working to ensure everything is sharp and clear.
For moments that deserve more — Motion Snapshot brings photos to life — Certain snapshots from life evoke emotions that just cannot be retold with merely a photograph. Remember the feelings you had while watching a wave crash to the shore or fireworks exploding overhead? Make those moments come alive in a single click using Motion Snapshot. Reveal the essence that can't be captured in a single photo.
Share a richer experience — Simultaneously capture Full HD (1080p) movies and photos — There will be moments when you're recording a great movie and an opportunity to grab an amazing photo comes along. Capture both at the same time! Start your movie recording with a touch of a button. See that great still? Hit the shutter even during record mode. Autofocus keeps everything sharp, working double duty to simultaneously capture both movies and photos. Infuse even more personality into multimedia creations by adding slow motion. For times when photos alone are not enough, family and friends will appreciate your expressions brought to life.
Get the best of what's seen — Let the camera do the work with Smart Photo Selector — For all the times you wished your camera could capture those great spontaneous moments while they unfolded in front of you, there is Nikon 1. Have too many blurry or poorly lit photos? Or how many photos do you have where someone's eyes were shut? With a single touch using Smart Photo Selector there are no more imperfect photos. Get the best of what you see. Engage in the moment while you let the camera do the work for you.
Creativity expanded with 1 NIKKOR Lenses — Compact, light, high performance optics — Expand creativity and select from a range of lens options, including one designed specifically for movie filming. Engineered for fast and easy swap-out, stay photo-ready all the time. Compactness brings portability, whether using the single focal length 10mm or the 30-110mm telephoto. 1 NIKKOR lenses feature Vibration Reduction (VR) to keep photos sharp, extending a heritage of precision symbolized by durability, superior image quality and optical excellence.
EXPEED 3 processor — EXPEED 3 marks the culmination of years of dedication to advancing digital imaging technologies. At the heart of Nikon 1 is EXPEED 3, with dual image processors, to deliver outstanding system performance, high-speed processing, state-of-the-art phase detection autofocus and the fastest data transfer rates. Witness outstanding image quality, tone reproduction and advanced autofocus at unprecedented speeds.
Low light — An advanced, innovative Nikon super high-speed AF CMOS imaging sensor, wide ISO range and option to select the best lens for the job give you even more control over the light. Produce amazing photos in all those moody environments. Tap only ambient light and open the most artistic doors to photographing on the dance floor, nabbing dramatic sunsets and candlelit moments.
LCD monitor — Check your creativity: frame and share your creations on the large and sharp three-inch LCD color display. An ultra-high resolution screen featuring 460k-dots shows every detail to precision. An anti-glare coating renders easy viewing of photos and HD movies, even outdoors.
Intuitive simplicity — Easy access to advanced features are hallmarks of the Nikon 1 system. From the ultra intuitive command and features buttons, easy-to-understand menu and fast mount lens, you'll be expressing your thoughts and visions as never before. Even advanced features for photos and movies can be created with one-click ease.
What’s Included:

Nikon J1 Digital Camera Body
1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens
8GB SDHC Card
Case
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Charger
USB Cable
Strap
ViewNX 2 Software
Short Movie Creator CD
User's Manual
[Model J1]"

MrMasterQ :D:wave:

SdFat 03-29-2012 05:22 PM

This Nikon is hugely over priced. GF3 has been selling for $330 in Target, it is a way better camera, and video hack was out yesterday.

BigCTM 03-29-2012 05:41 PM

Saying the GF3 is a way better camera is very subjective. I would personally would rather have the J1. I had the GF3 and sold it. One thing to remember with this deal is that you will pay sales tax on 899, not 699.

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Originally Posted by SdFat (Post 48864688)
This Nikon is hugely over priced. GF3 has been selling for $330 in Target, it is a way better camera, and video hack was out yesterday.


shnitz 03-29-2012 07:48 PM

The GF3 also has a 40-150mm lens that costs $300, making it nearly as expensive as this kit, as long as we're comparing apples to apples. Plus, this camera can track motion using phase detect, and you can buy an adapter to use Nikon AF-S lenses on it. $180 for a 55-200mm VR lens that becomes a Safari length 150-540mm equivalent or a 55-300mm that becomes a 150-810mm? Yes please! Plus, since you already have an adapter, you can then buy the 35mm f/1.8 and have a portrait lens for less than $200. I wouldn't say that the GF3 is a better camera necessarily. The J1, while it has a smaller sensor, has better dynamic range and colors, even if the high ISO performance is expectedly low. The J1 has some innovative features like motion snapshot, 60 fps, an amazingly accurate light meter, etc. that make it fun. If you're going to be doing high ISO photography you want a NEX-C3 or NEX-5n anyway, so this camera could be the choice for people wanting better-than-pocket digicam photos that can do it all, such as take photos of your pets/friends/kids playing in the front yard or school sports.

If you're a Nikon DSLR user that already has a stable of lenses, it makes this an even better choice.

smalltalk 03-29-2012 09:35 PM

Cameta has Olympus E-PL2 double lens kit (14-42, 40-150) for $550 if you want to do a fair comparision..
http://www.cameta.com/Olympus-PEN...-57882.cfm

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Originally Posted by shnitz (Post 48868304)
The GF3 also has a 40-150mm lens that costs $300, making it nearly as expensive as this kit, as long as we're comparing apples to apples.


shnitz 03-29-2012 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smalltalk (Post 48870722)
Cameta has Olympus E-PL2 double lens kit (14-42, 40-150) for $550 if you want to do a fair comparision..
http://www.cameta.com/Olympus-PEN...-57882.cfm

That's more fair. The Nikon kit is definitely overpriced for the image quality you get, but I just wanted to point out that it wasn't quite as stark as that first replier made it out to be.

Gosh 03-29-2012 09:55 PM

Is anyone interested in just J1 with 10-30mm lens (black)? I would like to take only 30-110mm one. Let's split!

Tnyc 03-29-2012 10:17 PM

Olympus EM-5 is the hot new mirrorless camera at the moment and should equals or beats this puny Nikon in every area.....if you have money to burn of course.

bokeh 03-29-2012 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shnitz (Post 48868304)
The GF3 also has a 40-150mm lens that costs $300, making it nearly as expensive as this kit, as long as we're comparing apples to apples. Plus, this camera can track motion using phase detect, and you can buy an adapter to use Nikon AF-S lenses on it. $180 for a 55-200mm VR lens that becomes a Safari length 150-540mm equivalent or a 55-300mm that becomes a 150-810mm? Yes please! Plus, since you already have an adapter, you can then buy the 35mm f/1.8 and have a portrait lens for less than $200. I wouldn't say that the GF3 is a better camera necessarily. The J1, while it has a smaller sensor, has better dynamic range and colors, even if the high ISO performance is expectedly low. The J1 has some innovative features like motion snapshot, 60 fps, an amazingly accurate light meter, etc. that make it fun. If you're going to be doing high ISO photography you want a NEX-C3 or NEX-5n anyway, so this camera could be the choice for people wanting better-than-pocket digicam photos that can do it all, such as take photos of your pets/friends/kids playing in the front yard or school sports.

If you're a Nikon DSLR user that already has a stable of lenses, it makes this an even better choice.

very well stated

Gosh 03-29-2012 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tnyc (Post 48872396)
Olympus EM-5 is the hot new mirrorless camera at the moment and should equals or beats this puny Nikon in every area.....if you have money to burn of course.

Not in tracking.

Troublestylist 03-29-2012 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by shnitz (Post 48868304)
The GF3 also has a 40-150mm lens that costs $300, making it nearly as expensive as this kit, as long as we're comparing apples to apples. Plus, this camera can track motion using phase detect, and you can buy an adapter to use Nikon AF-S lenses on it. $180 for a 55-200mm VR lens that becomes a Safari length 150-540mm equivalent or a 55-300mm that becomes a 150-810mm? Yes please! Plus, since you already have an adapter, you can then buy the 35mm f/1.8 and have a portrait lens for less than $200. I wouldn't say that the GF3 is a better camera necessarily. The J1, while it has a smaller sensor, has better dynamic range and colors, even if the high ISO performance is expectedly low. The J1 has some innovative features like motion snapshot, 60 fps, an amazingly accurate light meter, etc. that make it fun. If you're going to be doing high ISO photography you want a NEX-C3 or NEX-5n anyway, so this camera could be the choice for people wanting better-than-pocket digicam photos that can do it all, such as take photos of your pets/friends/kids playing in the front yard or school sports.

If you're a Nikon DSLR user that already has a stable of lenses, it makes this an even better choice.

Good points.

I'm curious. Does the VR work with those lenses on this camera? 810mm equivalent with a tiny body with no balance seems tough to get a clean shot without keeping it at 1/1000.

htowniman 03-29-2012 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Troublestylist (Post 48872786)
Good points.

I'm curious. Does the VR work with those lenses on this camera? 810mm equivalent with a tiny body with no balance seems tough to get a clean shot without keeping it at 1/1000.

That is not ture. Many people misunderstood that rule. These smaller sensor just crop off the picture to give you the DX lens 1.6x or NIKON 1 2.7x effect. So u still keep 1/300 will be ok. I have the V1, the flash, and the adaptor for all my NIKON lens. Keep in mind, only AF-S get auto focus, and I use manual lens the camera will tell your focus point > or < to adjust. The main selling point is 60 shots per sec. U will not miss your shot, but it is a lot of picture to select when u move to your computer. Good luck.

Troublestylist 03-29-2012 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by htowniman (Post 48873766)
That is not ture. Many people misunderstood that rule. These smaller sensor just crop off the picture to give you the DX lens 1.6x or NIKON 1 2.7x effect. So u still keep 1/300 will be ok. I have the V1, the flash, and the adaptor for all my NIKON lens. Keep in mind, only AF-S get auto focus, and I use manual lens the camera will tell your focus point > or < to adjust. The main selling point is 60 shots per sec. U will not miss your shot, but it is a lot of picture to select when u move to your computer. Good luck.

Sorry, but you misunderstand the rule. Look it up. Since the image is cropped, you have to move back. That's the whole point of claiming 800mm equivalent...you can stand farther away.

And since you stand farther away, any angular misalignment increases blur more than it would if you were closer.

The same logic applies when you increase pixel density. You increase the ability to blow up the image, but you reduce the per-pixel sharpness. If you only got acceptable photos (in given conditions) at 1/300, and buy a new camera with twice the pixels (but the same sensor size), and expect to blow up the image to the same dpi, you have to double the shutter speed to 1/600 to get the same discernible IQ.

A tiny sensor with high pixel count demands either better VR or faster shutter speeds. That's plain physics.

shnitz 03-30-2012 05:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tnyc (Post 48872396)
Olympus EM-5 is the hot new mirrorless camera at the moment and should equals or beats this puny Nikon in every area.....if you have money to burn of course.

The Olympus E-M5 (not EM-5) has been blown way out of proportion by hopeful fanboys. If you're familiar with the Panasonic m4/3 lineup, it is basically Olympus' version of a G3/GH2. If you imagine a GH2, with a G3 sensor, add weather sealing, you have the E-M5. This means that it will be about half a stop better at high ISO, but a little worse at dynamic range than the GH2. The tradeoffs are that the GH2 has a far superior video mode, the multi-aspect sensor that lets you change ratios without cropping the image, and a built-in flash. The Olympus advantages are weather sealing and built-in image stabilization. It's a nice showing from Olympus, but it isn't a gamechanger in any way, especially when the Panasonic G3 has had identical image quality to the E-M5, has been out for a year, and costs $550. Respectable, especially for the size, but nothing new here. The Olympus can shoot static subjects at 9 fps, but turn on focusing and that drops to 4 fps. Plus, as others mention, it still has useless C-AF and motion tracking. Also, as I mentioned, the J1 has those crazy features like 60fps, motion picture, etc.

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Originally Posted by Troublestylist (Post 48872786)
Good points.

I'm curious. Does the VR work with those lenses on this camera? 810mm equivalent with a tiny body with no balance seems tough to get a clean shot without keeping it at 1/1000.

Yes VR works, but I still wouldn't try to handhold that extreme focal length. At least use a monopod, the FT-1 has a tripod screw built in.

Use google and flickr to find discussions and examples, but one I found was:
http://rohanthakursphotoblog.blog...th-v1.html

Considering you can buy pro-level telephoto primes like the 300mm f/4 AF-S, the Nikon 1 is very well the cheapest and lightest way to get pro-level extreme safari optics. A 55-200mm VR + 300mm f/4 would rock anything. As soon as Nikon releases a 70-200mm f/4, it'll be even better. They filed a patent on it, and it would make sense because right now your only telephoto choices are a $500 lens or a $2,500 lens, so they definitely have a market segment to fill, but the natural disasters over there have really set them back. Of course, you could always use Sigma lenses, which if you're willing to get over the stigma of third party optics, are actually quite respectable. Something like their 70-200mm f/2.8 or 150mm macro are really good lenses. I use the old 50-150mm, and while it's not as good as the Nikon 70-200mm of course, it's the best optics you can get for the price.


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Originally Posted by htowniman (Post 48873766)
That is not ture. Many people misunderstood that rule. These smaller sensor just crop off the picture to give you the DX lens 1.6x or NIKON 1 2.7x effect. So u still keep 1/300 will be ok. I have the V1, the flash, and the adaptor for all my NIKON lens. Keep in mind, only AF-S get auto focus, and I use manual lens the camera will tell your focus point > or < to adjust. The main selling point is 60 shots per sec. U will not miss your shot, but it is a lot of picture to select when u move to your computer. Good luck.

Unfortunately, it is true :( Since that 300mm lens now covers such a narrow angle of view, any shakiness on your part is magnified. It's all about the angle of view of the lens. A wide angle lens that captures a 40 degree scene won't have any real noticeable effect by a half-degree shake of your hand. That half-degree shake is disastrous when you're using a lens with a 2 degree angle of view.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angle_of_view

htowniman 03-30-2012 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Troublestylist (Post 48874104)
Sorry, but you misunderstand the rule. Look it up. Since the image is cropped, you have to move back. That's the whole point of claiming 800mm equivalent...you can stand farther away.

And since you stand farther away, any angular misalignment increases blur more than it would if you were closer.

The same logic applies when you increase pixel density. You increase the ability to blow up the image, but you reduce the per-pixel sharpness. If you only got acceptable photos (in given conditions) at 1/300, and buy a new camera with twice the pixels (but the same sensor size), and expect to blow up the image to the same dpi, you have to double the shutter speed to 1/600 to get the same discernible IQ.

A tiny sensor with high pixel count demands either better VR or faster shutter speeds. That's plain physics.

If I use the 300mm on FX camera at 1/300, and use PhotoShop to crop the picture out for 2.7x sensor would get. NIKON 1 just doing that same job behind the 300mm lens, because the sensor didn't capture the whole image of the 300mm lens reflecting in the back. I'm not talking about move camera or image quality. I put my 17-55mm 2.8 on my V1, and using 1/60 at 55mm the image wasn't blur at all. I just saying in my experience.

shnitz 03-30-2012 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by htowniman (Post 48879924)
If I use the 300mm on FX camera at 1/300, and use PhotoShop to crop the picture out for 2.7x sensor would get. NIKON 1 just doing that same job behind the 300mm lens, because the sensor didn't capture the whole image of the 300mm lens reflecting in the back. I'm not talking about move camera or image quality. I put my 17-55mm 2.8 on my V1, and using 1/60 at 55mm the image wasn't blur at all. I just saying in my experience.

Yes, if you're cropping, it does the same thing. It also puts much more strain on your image if you're enlarging a photo 3 times more. Any small shake that wasn't visible in a particular enlargement becomes much more visible in a 2.7x enlargement. As an extreme example, there are many photos that look good when you take them and review them on your tiny camera LCD, but when you look at them on your computer screen they're messed up due to motion blur. Sure, with VR, or depending on your technique, you can get slower shutter speeds. However, you are completely incorrect that the shutter speed rule is independent of the crop factor/enlargement size. Again, go read the angle of view Wikipedia link that I posted. If you're still confused, do some google searching. And if you're STILL confused after that, Paypal me some tutoring money and I'll personally meet up with you and explain it. The problem comes when you have a narrower angle of view, because any small movement of your body that shifts the composition fractions of a degree are magnified.

phil321 04-10-2012 08:12 AM

This is a good deal. I just hope someone like me don't have Costco member.
Amazon have it for the same price with more lens combo option http://slickdeals.net/f/4174746-Nikon-1-J1-2-lens-kit-for-699-Amazon


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