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So far I'm loving it!,
This review is from: Nikon 1 S1 10.1 MP HD Digital Camera with 11-27.5mm 1 NIKKOR Lens (White) (Electronics)
I have had my S1 for just 2 days. I also purchased the Sony NEX-F3 and I'm leaning towards keeping the Nikon 1 S1. Both are taking great images and are both easy to use and navigate through the menus. I am using prime lenses on both (f/1.8). I need to also play around with the kit lenses some. I love the nikon feature of taking a video of my two little ones and being able to also take still photos. One of the features that most appealed to me and it works great! With big moments like their first steps, you can have a video and stills. Genius! The s1 is my favorite so far bc of that feature, as well as it being smaller and lighter. I was able to put it in my north face fleece jacket pocket this morning. Both cameras have been able to keep up with my kids moving so quickly as well, in low light the images aren't AS sharp as my dslr (nikon d5000) may be, but they are not blurry like my point and shoot type camera or my iphone 4s and with more practice, I'm sure they will improve or with using the flash. I'm actually considering selling my dslr now. This is the perfect camera for us because it keeps up with our kids' speed, has the simultaneous video and stills, and is small enough to fit in my diaper bag or carry around while taking pics of my 2 year old and 6 month old. Much more convenient than my big Nikon d5000. I researched for weeks and read so many negative reviews online from professional photog websites and blogs, so I kept second guessing my desire for the nikon 1, but I should have just ordered it weeks ago. I can't review the service on here bc I ended up ordering from an online photog store, but amazon always does a great job for us. I will update later, but wanted to review since I couldn't find many reviews when I was shopping. And just a side note, I'm not a professional photog, just a mom wanting great pics of her kids. I have taken a short course on taking pics in manual so I do know a tiny bit, but the nikon s1 would be easy for a beginner bc of the menus having descriptions of what aperture mode or shutter priority is. It's so easy!
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Initial post: Nov 4, 2013 5:27:09 AM PST
W. L. Jenkins says:
Yes because my husband has bought for me Nikon camera that I had not used and gave to my son bc he has a new baby. Anyway I am still research to get one for myself something simple that I can download and iPhone as far as you know I am kind of old fashioned not want too much new tech. JUST SIMPLE that I am looking for it. I may get that one asap. Thank you guy that you gave me a good advise Im glad that your wife makes you take pix for kids. :-)
Posted on Jan 22, 2014 6:44:52 AM PST
Any updates now that you've owned the S1 for almost a year? I am looking at this model as an upgrade from a P&S to take pictures of my baby and toddler, as well as family portraits. I also wanted something more compact and not bulky. Thanks!
Posted on Mar 7, 2015 6:56:38 PM PST
The reviews do not reflect the capabilities of this camera at all. Most have to do with the small sensor size Nikon chose to use (one inch) and initial purchase cost. The sensor is just fine, as reflected in the awesome pictures the camera takes, and the purchase price on this camera has come way down. Might be the best buy of mirrorless cameras at this time.
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