Quote Originally Posted by clayne View Post
As a 1V owner:

1. You will never even remotely use those 45 points. If anything you'll probably set the thing to zone out on it's own and not mess with it.
2. You will never download data from it because a: who cares, b: you won't find the cable, c: you won't find the software.
3. The 1N is a perfectly usable EF autofocus body that will burn film all day and night with the best of them. At the price Bruce has it at, it's quite a decent deal.
1 I love the 45 points and use them all, it's easy to switch them in a half second while shooting, it's my favorite feature.

2 I always download my data using the ES-E1 cable, saves me so much time and I can get accurate info on what I shot so easily.

The 1N's auto focus is such a turn off, 3 center points and that's it? You always have to focus and recompose, which in some instances, will throw off your focus, in addition to making it impossible to properly frame a shot in fast paced working environments, with the 1V you can place the point where you want the framing to be and then shoot and not have to constantly recompose your shot.

That said the 1N is a good camera, and the price is good, if you want to spend 4 times as much, get the 1V, if you want a great camera at a good price, get the 1N