The Nikon V1 certainly isn't the best mirrorless on the market, but at the recent price drop to $299 with the 10-30mm zoom, it makes a compelling case. What this camera would work really well for is macro, the small sensor creating large depth of field even at 1:1 full frame equivalent.
With a Nikon 60mm micro, this would make a focal length of approx 165mm, and with loads of resolution, it would be great on the V1 high resolution sensor.
Other deals are out there too. I see Henrys had an open box Pentax Q for under $300, and a Pentax K-01 with the ultra slim 40mm Pancake lens can be had for just over $400. I love the Q for its tiny size and the K-01 because it can take regular Pentax lenses, with the excellent Pentax21mm f3.2 being a real treat for this camera.
All sound like a bargain to me.
|Lunenburg NS - Nikon D90 with Sigma 10-20mm @ 10mm|