Nikon 1 V3

Announced Mar 13, 2014 •
18 megapixels | 3 screen | 1″ sensor
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Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless Camera Kit with 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom Lens, Electronic Viewfinder and Grip
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Announced Mar 13, 2014
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Nikon's 1 V3 is the newest model in the company's enthusiast mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system. The body features external controls and programmable custom buttons for easy manual adjustments, and is kitted with a removable hand grip (GR-N1010) and electronic viewfinder (DF-N1000). The V3 is built around an 18.4 MP CX-format sensor, and uses a hybrid contrast (171 points) and phase detect (105 points) AF system. The V3 boasts a continuous shooting speed that outpaces DSLRs at 20 fps with full autofocus. The camera is also capable of 1080/60p Full HD video, includes built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, and a new touch-panel tilting LCD display.

Quick specs
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 5232 x 3488
Effective pixels 18 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, ISO 160-12800
Lens mount Nikon 1
Focal length mult. 2.7×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,037,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/16000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types microSD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 381 g (0.84 lb / 13.44 oz)
Dimensions 111 x 65 x 33 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.3)
GPS None

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Our review

The Nikon 1 V3 is one of the few mirrorless cameras we'd recommend for shooting sports or quickly moving kids. It brings high autofocus performance, interchangeable-lens versatility, and DSLR-like handling in a portable size. However, when factoring in price, there are many other good, less expensive alternatives with better image quality and all-around value.

Good for: Fast action such as wildlife and sports. Street photographers will find the the V3's silent mode useful.

Not so good for: Low-light or landscape photography where absolute image quality or dynamic range is needed.

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