Steve Huff reviews the Nikon V2: "The more things change..the more they stay the same"

"If you are interested in the Nikon V1 system TODAY, even with killer competitors out there then I highly recommend going with a V1 deal while they last. They may be and probably will all be gone within a week or two of this review posting but at $399 for a V1 and two lens kit, that is steal compared to the same V2 kit at under $1000. IQ is pretty identical between the V1 and V2 and most shots you will not even notice any difference in real world shooting. I was enthusiastic about the V1 because at the time there was nothing out there with the size, build, speed, metering and AF capabilities to match it and even with the small sensor, results were great. Today it is a different story (OM-D) and Nikon just has not done enough with the V2 to up the ante or make

me want to buy one, even over a V1. They even changed the battery which I thought was a great strength of the V1.

If you want a grip, more AF points, and prefer the 14 vs 10MP then go for the V2 but I have to say at this stage of the game, there are better camera for the same or a little more money. After the insane V1 price drop to $299 with the 10-30 I feel that Nikon may do the same for  the V2 in 9-12 months. A camera is NEVER an investment but Nikon themselves may not seem to know where to take the 1 series. Maybe the V3 will have it all."

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