New: Nikon 1 V3 Super Fast Mirrorless Camera

Earlier today Nikon announced its newest member of the 1 series of mirrorless cameras – the Nikon 1 V3.

The new camera represents the top of Nikon’s mirrorless line – it includes a new 18MP sensor, a new fast processor capable of up to 20 frames per second burst with AF and advanced video modes (including 1080p 60p and a 720p mode up to 120p slow motion for 12 seconds).

Nikon also added in the (quite expensive) kit of the V3 an external high res viewfinder and a grip (with no battery but with improved ergonomics and an extra bottom).

Some specs of the Nikon 1 V3:

  • Sensor: 18.4-megapixel CX-format (1 inch) CMOS sensor without an AA filter.
  • Processor: Expeed 4a.
  • Sensitivity:
  • 160 and 12,800 I
  • SO. 
  • LCD: 3-inch, 1.037M-dot 180-degree tiltable touchscreen screen.
  • Viewfinder: Optional 2.359M-Dot electronic viewfinder.
  • Shooting speed: 20fps with AF tracking, up to 40 shots with electronic shutter (up to 6fps for up to 50 shots with mechanical shutter).
  • Auto focus: fast AF system with 171 contrast detect points and 105 phase detect points.
  • Video: 1080p 30/60p and 120fps slow-motion 720p video capability.
  • Connectivity: WiFi.
  • Price: The 1 V3 + NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Lens + Electronic Viewfinder and Grip will cost you just under $1200 (at B&H).

Behind the scenes with Davis Bell and the new Nikon 1 V3   


Video sample from the Nikon 1 V3 including slow motion


Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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