Nikon 1 V3
|I own it||I want it||I had it|
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.
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||5232 x 3488|
|Effective pixels||18 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, ISO 160-12800|
|Lens mount||Nikon 1|
|Focal length mult.||2.7×|
|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″)|
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.