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Poll #2: Are you going to buy the new Nikon 1 mirrorless camera?

Few weeks ago I posted a poll to see what percentage of [NR] readers were planning to buy the Nikon mirrorless camera. Those were the results:

Today I would like to see if some of you have changed their mind after the Nikon 1 is already official:


(Poll direct link)

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  • http://www.f1album.com Simon G

    You Tweet is inaccurate . . .

    “10% of [NR] readers that were not sure if they will buy the Nikon 1 ten days ago now voted NO”

    how do you know exactly the same people voted in both polls ?

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      I did say this poll is not scientific. The % usually doesn’t change after the first 1000 votes.

      • http://www.f1album.com Simon G

        I was talking about your Tweet not your Poll . . . the newer Poll has half the votes . . . maybe all the people who voted that they “were not sure if they will buy the Nikon 1″ haven’t voted yet in the new Poll . . .

        • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

          What I am trying to say is that 1000 votes are enough to represent the opinion of all readers of this blog. I have never seen the ratio change after the first 1000 votes. If the same people voted or not, the general outcome will not change. Maybe someone with statistical background can explain why. I have done over 30 polls here and the answer distribution never changes after the first 1000 votes are in.

          • http://www.f1album.com Simon G

            I understand what you are saying about the 1000 votes, 1000 is a statistically significant sample . .

            My point is that you assume that difference in those that voted ‘Not sure’ have all moved to ‘No’, some of them may have moved to ‘Yes’ and some that were ‘Yes’ may have moved to ‘Not sure’

            One final point . . . the figure is more like 40% of those that were not sure . . . it’s approx 10% of those that voted.

  • BetaHal

    I voted NO.

    I think we all love Nikon when they design real cameras. Many of us are feeling let down because they’ve made this system a consumer product, not a tool. And the sad thing is that it looks like an immature product that, even if targeted at the non-enthusiast market, will be a commercial failure too. It’s like hearing your son declare that he wants to be a bullfighter –it might work, but you know that’s much more likely that he’ll be in for a lot of trouble.

    It must be very frustrating for Nikon, because they have obviously invested a lot of time and money into developing the system, and if they’re not getting it back, their employees and their whole line of products will be suffering the consequences.

    I WANTED to like this cameras, but I don’t. And I hope, for Nikon’s sake, that somebody buys them. But if nobody does, I expect that at least they will have learned a lesson or too from this failure, so that their next mirrorless camera can be the real thing. I will be waiting for that if I can, using my current (and cheap) gear until it breaks.

  • Joe

    “In fact, it’s the world’s smallest and lightest camera in the world with interchangeable lens versatility and an electronic viewfinder ” – From the Nikon Press Center

    • lolly

      It may even be the world’s fastest … I guess some people need the speed ;) I voted “NO” because I don’t need the speed (fps) … or is that video ?

  • Rokiajada

    All you had to do Nikon, was to slap a DX-size sensor in it (or even just a micro 4/3).
    The current price point even justifies this.

    It seems like the only thing Nikon can get right, is there DSLRs.
    When it comes to compacts (and these new nikon-1 cams), Nikon is just so out of touch it’s unbelievable.

  • Steven Moses

    Why can’t the camera makers put the EV on the far left side of the camera so freakin screen isn’t pushing against noses? I know that in Asia the noses are not so big but can’t you designers consider the rest of us? Leica and other range finder designers figured this out. If it is electronic it can be anywhere right? Put the finder on the far left and the hot shoe on the far right and the little dials on the top in the middle and make some people with noses happy. And the sensor is too small…… come on. At least make it as big as the M4/3 . I am not going to invest thousands of dollars in a package based around a point and shoot sensor. What a let down. I am a loyal and frustrated Nikon user for 37 years, maybe Canon will get this right.

    • 800mm f/2.8 DX VR

      You don’t have to buy it!

  • Muchachito Ehehe

    I voted “No” both before and after, but I made the mistake of showing the Nikon 1 to my wife and now I NEED to buy one. Cr@p!

    • http://khurtwilliams.com Khürt L. Williams

      And you wife’s reaction is precisely what the some people don’t understand. I think the V1 and J1 are ugly but the format has potential. My thoughts on the CX format here: http://wp.me/p1isYj-zj

  • steve@Hoda

    just saw some video about v1 on youtube, the guy from nikon said the 1 system is for families who looking for something betten than point and shoot but don’t want something complicated…. they don’t care about the sensor size, iso performance, shutter speed….etc

    That’s my questions, for 550US dollars I can get the gf2, g3, epl3, ep mini 1, nex3 to 5 (maybe 5n) like new d90 if lucky( and t1i)….. etc. and they are not hard to handle

    For 800US I have even more choice, why I want to pay more if I don’t know the different(like the people Nikon 1 system is targeting)

    The 1 concept is not bad(not very good either), but the msrp price is stupid for sure

    Make more sense if the v1 is like 600us and the j1 is 450us

  • JY

    I voted NO
    I never buy rubbish

  • Bruce

    This is going to be an unmitigated disaster for Nikon. They are saying they spent FOUR YEARS on R&D and couldn’t figure out that a larger sensor was a “must have”… no manual controls, no articulated LCD, no real high ISO (6400+), … the list goes on. Good grief.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/24119527@N06/ Roman The King

    Answer is NO!!! :) Why?
    Cause for the same price i can get a NEX-5 or NEX-7 with the same mobility and easiness to use :) But with much more I.Q (cause of sensor) + Tilt screen and lot more advatages.

    About Nikon 1 series…
    Yes its nice, its compact… BUT CMON!!! THE PRICE!!! Are u kidding me ?!?!?

    • 800mm f/2.8 DX VR

      Wait another 12 months ;-)

  • http://- Nikon Yap

    I voted NO because of it tiny sensor. Not interested.

  • bs.lim

    They spent four years to r&d J&V , no wonder it come out as four years ago ( out of date) toy cam!

  • 800mm f/2.8 DX VR

    I would if I had the dough. I wish my D7000 could do 15fps w/ autofocus, and 45 fps w/o

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