Nikon swings for enthusiasts with $1,199 V3 mirrorless camera

Nikon has never really aimed its mirrorless cameras at advanced users — the 1 series models mostly feature small bodies with controls that are simple to a fault, and the system uses a 1-inch sensor that struggles to compete with the larger chips in other interchangeable lens cameras. But the new V3 sees Nikon aim for that enthusiast crowd with a model that should offer more flexibility at a higher price than ever.

The sensor is 18.4 megapixels, up from 14.2 on the V2, and has built-in phase detection autofocus at 105 points; the V3 can shoot an impressive 20 frames a second with continuous AF, or 60 frames a second in single AF. Autofocus performance has always been one of the 1 series’ strong points, along with video, and Nikon is improving the latter feature with the V3 as well.

Like the other 1 cameras, the V3 can capture full-resolution photos while recording video, and the new model adds 120fps slow-motion 720p recording. It’s also the first Nikon 1 camera with Wi-Fi connectivity.

 

 
The V3 is actually somewhat modular; while the body design is as austere as most of the rest of the 1 range, Nikon is also including a more substantial grip accessory, as well as an external viewfinder.



Source: The Verge - Read the original article here

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