V3 Body Only Price

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V3 Body Only Price
4 months ago

Nikon USA only offers a full bundle package of V3 that consists of the V3, a new 10-30 PD Zoom, EVF and grip. The FT-1 is a temporary giveaway. Nikon USA doesn't offer V3 simple lens kit or body only options yet.

To figure out the V3 body only price we can't just subtract the EVF, grip, and FT-1 as a bundle price includes discount of all the parts.

Since Nikon does sell V3 body only in Japan, a quick check in kakaku.com reveals follwing:

V3 body only: US$766

V3 10-30 kit: US$841

V3 EVF/Grip: US$1,147 which is in line with the US V3 super kit.

Digging through past news we have:

V2 10-30 kit: US$899.95

V1 10-30 kit: US$899.95

So it seems the V3 10-30 kit is pretty much the same as the V1/V2 kit.

However, both V1 and V2 have built-in EVF and V3 doesn't. And V2 has built-in grip which costs Nikon a dime or so. V3 in my opinion gives Nikon a much better profit margin, either selling with or without EVF/grip.

The FT-1 is a temporary giveaway by Nikon USA.

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