V3 vs V1

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Scottelly
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Re: Compare to the V2
In reply to win39, 8 months ago

win39 wrote:

Not much difference between the V2 and the V3 except the price.

Not much difference? Huh? The V3 has different sensor, viewfinder, review screen, memory card slot, battery, shooting speed, etc.

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V2 - built-in viewfinder

V3 - removable viewfinder (higher resolution too)

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V2 - 14 megapixels

V3 - 18 megapixels (and no anti-aliasing filter)

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V2 - fixed rear review screen

V3 - fold-out rear review screen (touch screen too)

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V2 - SD cards

V3 - micro-SD cards

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V2 - EN-EL21 battery

V3 - EN-EL20a battery

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V2 - ISO 160-6400

V3 - ISO 160-12800

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V2 - 73/135 point hybrid focusing system

V3 - 105/171 point hybrid focusing system

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. . . and if that isn't enough for you to think there are a lot of differences, there are a whole lot more differences than those, including built-in wi-fi, different button and dial positions, digital image stabilization, continuous focus shooting speed of 20 fps vs. 15 fps, etc. All sorts of stuff has been improved. It's a much bigger upgrade than the upgrade from the D200 to the D300. Just the fold-out screen would have been enough to call it a significant upgrade, but this thing has faster performance, a 28% higher resolution sensor (with no more anti-aliasing filter), and much more! Just the different battery and memory card makes it significantly different!

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