Nikon’s new flagship mirrorless camera, the Nikon 1 V3, is here. The compact system camera features an 18.4-MP image sensor that is paired with Nikon’s new EXPEED 4A image processor—essentially a smaller version of the EXPEED 4 engine inside the D3300 and D4s.
Externally the Nikon 1 V3 is a smaller beast compared to the 1 V2. The integrated electronic viewfinder has been moved off as an optional DF-N1000 EVF unit. Meanwhile, the same thing has been done with the grip, which is also an optional unit labeled the GR-N1010. Without the extra bits the Nikon 1 V3 is a much smaller package that more closely resembles the 1 AW1 and the patent designs we saw earlier.
Despite the smaller body Nikon 1 V3 is just as much a sports and action camera as its predecessor. Now the 1 V3 can take 20 fps in full resolution. When switched to a fixed focus the camera can increase its burst rate to a ludicrous 60 fps. To help the Nikon 1 V3 stay on point with all the action it’s equipped with a Hybrid AF System, incorporating 171 contrast detection AF points with 105 phase detection AF points to lock onto subjects.
In video mode, Nikon’s new mirrorless camera can capture 1080p movies at 60 fps. Alternatively, the camera can turn a shorter clip of action into a 120 fps slow-motion sequence. The Nikon 1 V3 will ship kitted with the 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-zoom lens later this year for $1196.95. Hit past the break to seem more images of the Nikon 1 V3 plus two new lenses, the 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 PD and 70-300 f4.5-5.6 telephoto lens.
1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom Lens
Along with refreshing the Nikon 1 V family, the Japanese camera company announced a more compact wide-angle lens. The 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 is smaller than current version whilst still offering the same equivalent 27-81mm range. Nikon also added an electronic power-drive zoom for smooth magnification with the swipe of a finger. You can pre-order the 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom Lens for $296.95.
1 Nikkor VR 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Lens
Finally adding some much-needed telephoto power, Nikon announced the 1 Nikkor VR 70-300 f4.5-5.6 to the 1 series family of lenses. With a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 189mm–810mm, the new lens can reach out to new avenues of photography like wild-life photography and sports. The lens has also has Super ED glass and a Nano Crystal Coat making its performance on par with Nikon’s full-size DSLR lenses. The 1 Nikkor VR 70-300 f4.5-5.6 telephoto lens can be had for $996.95.