Hands on with the Nikon 1: J1 & V1

At Photo Plus Expo, I had the chance to quickly play with Nikon’s new mirrorless cameras. To tell you the truth, I did not want to do this at first. When the Nikon 1 series was announced, these little scamps made my heart sink a little. These cameras are Nikon to the core and there is a certain heritage there that I did not think was being lived up to. These cameras, to me, fell between Nikon’s top of the line point and shoots and the DX cameras like the D3100 and D5100. But you know what? I was wrong. You should not judge a book by its cover. While I am not the biggest fan for the Nikon 1 J1 the V1 is much better than I thought it would be. Continue reading…

Hands On: Canon 1D X

Tonight, I was able to receive hands on time with the newly announced Canon 1D X DSLR camera. This is Canon’s top notch professional level DSLR. We previously wrote about all you really need to know about the camera. So is it worth trading in your Canon 5D Mk II for?

Note: I was dealing with a pre-production unit. Also, thanks to Eric Reagan at Photography Bay for holding the camera in front of his face for me. I used to work for Eric, so you should check his site out as well.

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