Details for the new Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera have been announced early and they are looking good! One of the largest talked about features are the huge improvements in the video recording from the camera. Plus, it is only priced at $1,196.95 for a kit.
"The Nikon V3 will be the first mirrorless camera to feature 120fps HD slow-mo at 1280 x 720 resolution. Also available are 400fps and 1200fps at lower resolutions. Nikon have added an electronic stabilization mode (called EVR) and 1080/60p to round out the spec." This is perfect for all of the videographers out there looking for something small to carry around. It is crazy that it took this long for these kinds of specs to release on a larger format camera since we can look at iPhones and GoPros which both offer 120fps shooting. So, THANK YOU NIKON for this. Hopefully these features become more common in more camera releases throughout the year.
Here is some test footage that has been uploaded to Nikon's official Youtube page
According to Eoshd.com, the V3 has been redesigned from the ground up with its focus on still images. Previously the V1 camera was built with 10mp which upgraded to 14mp in the V2 and now the V3 will have 18mp. The camera will also be able to shoot a whopping 20fps for still images with AFC enabled! Of course, you will also be able to shoot in RAW or jpeg.
In case you are worried about lens variety, you can calm down. The V3 uses the Nikon F mount adapter system so it can support your Nikon lenses you use with you DSLR. Otherwise, you can stick with a few of the lens available for this camera which include a 32mm F1.2, an 18mm F1.8, and even the 10-30mm 3.5-5.6.
- Built in Wi-Fi
- 720p 120fps video / 1080p 60fps video
- 20fps continuous image shooting
- 171 AF points
"Your smartphone or tablet will be your favorite accessory for the Nikon 1 V3. Install Nikon's free iOS or Android app and watch the outstanding photos you take with the Nikon 1 V3 appear instantly on a compatible smartphone or tablet* for easy sharing by text message, email or uploading to your favorite site. Share every brilliant view—instantly!" I am all for this. I love being able to quickly load my images on to my smartphone and I am glad to see this becoming a norm.
- GR-N1010 Camera Grip
- DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder
- AN-N1000 Black Neck Strap
- UC-E20 Micro USB Cable
- EN-EL20a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
- MH-29 Battery Charger
- BF-N1000 Body Cap
- BS-N4000 Multi Accessory Port Cover
- ViewNX 2
Below is a video showing off the 20fps image capture speed.
Still feel like you are looking for some more information on this product? No worries, you can check out this awesome product video Nikon also put out on their Youtube page. It does a great job at highlighting key features of the camera and giving you a strong visual sense of what it is to look like.