Nikon 1 V3
The Nikon 1 system comes of age with latest introduction
The Nikon 1 system has come a long way since its introduction back in 2011. The latest camera in the series, the V3, is a culmination of all Nikon has learned during the past three years, and offers a lot of interesting specifications.
For starters, the V3 has an 18.4 million pixel CX-format (one-inch) sensor, and boasts Nikon’s Hybrid AF system, with 171 autofocus points – 105 of which are speedy phase detection points.
The V3 has the capability to shoot at up to 20 frames per second with continuous autofocus, or up to an incredible 60 frames per second with the autofocus fixed in the first frame. This makes shooting in RAW faster than it would be with a D-SLR, and is facilitated by the new Expeed 4a processing engine.
As is starting to become the norm with Nikon cameras, the optical low pass filter over the V3’s sensor has been removed, which should help greatly with detail reproduction.
For the first time in a Nikon 1 series camera, the V3 boasts a tilting, 1,037,000-dot LCD touchscreen. The camera also includes built-in Wi-Fi, which is still lacking from most Nikon D-SLRs. Unlike previous V cameras there’s no viewfinder, but one is available separately.