Nikon 1 V3

Announced Mar 13, 2014 •
18 megapixels | 3 screen | 1″ sensor
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Well, let me explain how I enter on this topic, a year ago i found a used Nikon J1 for USD$15 on a flea market, body only, without lenses, or battery charger, so i took the risk because were a very low price, i found a few lenses later a good price too, (not so low as the camera but ok) even an Nikon F adapter, the camera is almost a toy, well made but not stellar building quality, and the performance better than an point & shot but very behind of a 4/3 or APS-C, but it was a pretty camera, ...

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The Nikon 1 V3 is in many ways what the V1 (which I've already used extensively) and V2 should have been from the beginning. These are mainly my thoughts compared to the V1. First, what I don't like: Still no hot shoe for regular Speedlights, and therefore no iTTL/CLS or even decent flash coverage without cumbersome external units -- BAD! Sure, you now have a dinky pop-up flash, which I guess is better than nothing (i.e. a la V1), but even if you want to use a Nikon 1 flash, you have to do ...

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Disclaimer: To each his own, etc. I use my M3 with a bunch of heavy EF primes and the use of the M3 is mostly to conserve bag space over the other APS-C bodies that really aren't any better for what I do. I picked up a sweet deal on a new Nikon 1 V3 premium kit for about $550 USD, though I'm in Japan and paying in local yen. The purpose of it is to be more-than-a-point and shoot, which the M3 is not since it lives in my bag attached to a Sigma prime that weighs twice what it does. I did this ...

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