Nikon has introduced a new camera aimed at advanced users looking for a compact but versatile device. The new Nikon 1 V3 raises the bar of the Series 1, which until now was more focused on modest models. It is a compact mirrorless camera with an interchangeable lens system, a type of camera that aims to unite the good of the most manageable body with the quality of an SLR. The Nikon 1 V3 has a more ergonomic handle with an improved grip, its controls are positioned so that they are more accessible. Among its strengths we can find the focusing system and the possibility of recording videos in slow motion.
The Nikon 1 V3 has an 18.4-megapixel 1-inch CMOS sensor accompanied by a 4A EXPEED processor with an ISO level that ranges from 160 to 12800. As mentioned, the focus is its strong point, and it features a 105-point automatic point system that allows shooting in burst modes of 20 FPS using the continuous approach. With this function we can obtain clear and crisp pictures as well as shooting at 60 FPS.
The Nikon 1 V3 can record FullHD 1080p quality videos in both 30 and 60 FPS, in addition to capturing high resolution photos while we’re recording. However, the most prominent feature is its ability to record as HD 720p video at 120 frames per second, allowing you to create very interesting effects of slow motion. The camera comes with an optional external viewfinder that attaches to the top of the chassis, but this accessory will have to use the LCD screen for framing. The hinged 3-inch screen allows you to avoid glare from the sun or adopt comfortable positions.
The Nikon 1 V3 also features Wi-Fi connectivity that allows you to transfer pictures to/from other devices, such as a smartphone, tablet or computer. The Nikon 1 V3 is quite compact and light, an interesting detail for users looking for a device that can be easily transported. The handle or grip is optional. The Kit announced by Nikon comes with a 10-30 mm lens with f/3.5-5.6 aperture and costs a whopping 1200 USD.