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Nikon Interview: Nikon 1 system will not be withdrawn

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By dirk on Sep 22, 2016 at 10:08 AM
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    PhotographyBlog had a quick interview with Nikon Germany and they made clear, that they will continue to offer the Nikon 1 product line also outside of the Nikon DL P&S. The J5 is very successfull...

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    How is the Nikon 1 system doing in Europe? Is it still being promoted?

    The Nikon 1 system will definitely still be be around in the future - there are no plans to withdraw it from the market, as you can tell by our stand which has a large Nikon 1 area. The Nikon 1 J5 camera is selling really well, allowing us to achieve up to 10% share with just one camera model in some European countries. Again, the smaller sensor size gives the Nikon 1 system some key advantages when compared to larger sensor cameras.

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    http://www.photographyblog.com/news..._medium-format_mirrorless_and_premium_comp/?=
     

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Discussion in 'Nikon' started by dirk, Sep 22, 2016.

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      There is another Interview with the German website "heise" in which among other subjects the Nikon 1 and other Nikon systems are mentioned:

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      Wenn wir schon bei Typ-1-Zoll-Sensoren sind. Wie geht es denn mit den spiegellosen Systemkameras weiter?

      Jasper: Nikon geht natürlich auch hier weiter. Mit der J5 sind wir sehr zufrieden. In Europa hat sie je nach Land einen Marktanteil zwischen zwei und zehn Prozent, in Japan kommen wir mit der J5 sogar auf über zehn Prozent. Wir schauen auch bei anderen Sensorformaten. Wir wollen unseren Kunden aber nichts vorsetzen, was dann ein Kompromiss ist. Mit unseren DSLR fahren wir Formel 1, dann wollen wir mit einer neuen Spiegellosen kein GoKart fahren.

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      http://www.heise.de/foto/artikel/Ni...seren-DSLR-fahren-wir-Formel-1-3328460.html?=

      I will translate this for you:

      Since we are talking about 1 inch sensors. What are your plans with the mirrorless ILC?


      Jasper: Of course Nikon goes on with with this. We are very satisfied with the J5. Depending on the country, we have in Europe a marketshare between 2% and 10%, in Japan we have with the J5 even more than 10% marketshare. We check/watch also other sensor sizes (my interpretation: APS-C and fullframe).

      But we do not want to offer our customers just a compromise. With our DSLR line
      (=DX & FX), we are on the level of Formula 1. Obviously we do not want to be with a new mirrorless camera on the level of GoKart.

      End of translation.

      So IMHO Nikon does not bring fast a successor of the V3 or a mirrorless system for APS-C sized sensors, if they have the impression that either the sensor image quality or other features like AF speed, battery, viewfinder etc. do not differ enough from other brands offering. Same goes for their own current offerings like the V3/J5 or DX and FX DSLRs.

      So Nikon wants to offer new cameras for Nikon 1, DX and FX, if they do something significantly better than what you can buy now from Nikon. That makes sense.

      Currently Nikon DX and FX DSLRs are Formula1. Why shall they offer a DX based or FX based mirrorless system, if it is not going to be significantly better than their DX/FX DSLRs?. The Nikon DX/FX mirrorless would be then "GoKart". Same goes for Nikon 1. Why shall they bring out a V4, if it will not be significatly better than the J5?

      Of course I would love to have a V4 with a J5 sensor in it. But we have to be aware, that this all costs a lot of money to design and produce. And the Nikon 1 system has not the same sales numbers as the DX or FX system. So they better wait for the right product feature mix (sensor, viewfinder, AF etc.), so that the timing and price is right for a success ;)
       
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      Since I use myself - among other cameras - also the Nikon J5 and a few lenses, feel free to ask questions, if you are not familiar with this system...
       
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      And here is another interview with Nikon and amateur photographer:

      http://www.amateurphotographer.co.u...onsiders-higher-end-mirrorless-camera-95916?=

      Summary is the same as in the other interviews: Nikon will stick to the N1-CX system along with its other DX & FX systems. They monitor closely all innovations for all sensor sizes and of course they are thinking when and how to introduce new products or new technologies. This is valid for all lines: CX, DX and FX. The CX mount will stay as it is. This year they brought 3 new DSLRs to market, which is already a lot for Nikon and in line with other companies.

      IMHO, if they would have released additional the 3 DL P&S as planned, than this would have been along with the 3 motion cameras more than what they usually present at a Photokina year...

      my own speculation is, that they will first introduce the 3 DL cameras once the technical problems are solved and later a V4 with probably the same sensor and processor as the DLs..

      and in another interveiw with camerajabber:

      http://www.camerajabber.com/nikon-considering-full-frame-mirrorless-camera/?=

      they go even further. But all in all, according to camerajabber:

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      "The company insists that it is still focused on the Nikon 1 range, with a lack of new products being down to longer product life cycles than before."
       

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