Tech thoughts on the NIKON 1 series? was thinking of purchasing this...

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http://www.slashgear.com/nikon-j1-and-v1-1-series-interchangeable-lens-cameras-debut-21181464/

I saw these in target and know enough to know that Nikon is a good brand. I have a bigger and older nikon I have never used but I wanted a compact camera with great quality to be easier to travel with. I also have a very old sony camera that I've used to go out with.

I first saw these cameras at target, and it fits my budget... but do you think I should get a different camera with the same budget? my friend swears by canon, but I know Nikon has been getting a lot of noterity with their new commericals. Thanks!
 

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http://www.slashgear.com/nikon-j1-and-v1-1-series-interchangeable-lens-cameras-debut-21181464/

I saw these in target and know enough to know that Nikon is a good brand. I have a bigger and older nikon I have never used but I wanted a compact camera with great quality to be easier to travel with. I also have a very old sony camera that I've used to go out with.

I first saw these cameras at target, and it fits my budget... but do you think I should get a different camera with the same budget? my friend swears by canon, but I know Nikon has been getting a lot of noterity with their new commericals. Thanks!
The Nikon J1/V1 are great for a lot of things, auto-focus speed and quick action shots. It has a small sensor though and for best image quality the Sony NEX-5N or the compact camera Canon S100 are probably better. A compact camera could be more economical with a fixed lens compared to investing in several lenses for the Nikon J1/V1 or the Sony NEX-5N though.

Nikon J1/V1 test: http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_1_V1/