Nikon 1 V3 and Two New Compatible Lenses

March 13, 2014 at 11:48 am  •  Posted in Gear & Reviews, New Products, Press Release by

Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3

Nikon Canada has announced the new Nikon 1 V3, a compact yet powerful addition to the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. With uncompromising speed, performance and image quality, the V3 features a blazing fast Hybrid AF system and the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate at 20 frames-per-second (fps) with full autofocus (AF)—a speed that outpaces even professional DSLR cameras.

Ideal for capturing fast-moving action, sports and wildlife, the V3’s top-class feature set includes an 18.4-megapixel CX-format image sensor, the new EXPEED 4A image processor, Full HD 1080/60p video capabilities, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and a new touch-panel tilting LCD display. Whether looking for a compact interchangeable lens camera that can do it all or a DSLR companion camera for moments when time is of the essence, the V3 can satisfy the needs of the enthusiast or professional.

Nikon has also expanded its range of 1 NIKKOR lenses with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom lenses, providing more options for Nikon 1 shooters.

The versatile Nikon 1 V3 allows photographers to capture even the fastest moving subjects with clarity and ease, said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and Communications Manager at Nikon Canada. With an incredible feature set, a newly-crafted ergonomic design and the elite high-speed performance that has become a hallmark of the Nikon 1 System, the V3 is ready to help users make amazing images and Full HD videos.

Capture the Shots that Matter with Uncompromising Speed and Quality
The Nikon 1 V3 makes no sacrifices in speed, performance or image quality, as Nikon continues to innovate the Nikon 1 System. The camera sports the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate at 20 frames-per-second (fps), ideal for photographing fast-moving action and sports. Combined with an outstanding Hybrid AF System, every fleeting moment can be captured with incredible accuracy. With 171 contrast-detection focus areas and the centre 105 areas supporting phase detection AF, the V3 provides super-fast AF responsiveness and precision when capturing still images or Full HD videos. The AF speed also exceeds the capabilities of many DSLR cameras.

The Nikon 1 V3 also features elite imaging specifications that help ensure superior image and HD video quality and impressive low-light performance, including the addition of a high-resolution 18.4-megapixel CX-format image sensor and new EXPEED 4A image processing engine. Together, they help render true colours and incredible detail, whether shooting an exotic safari or the local swim meet. The V3 also carries an ISO range of 160-12,800 with high ISO noise reduction, providing the versatility to effortlessly capture images in difficult low-light shooting scenarios.

Exceptional Video Performance and a Dynamic Feature Set
When still images are not enough to capture the action, the V3 can record Full HD videos at 1080/60p. The Movie Electronic Vibration Reduction (e-VR) feature helps eliminate camera shake for smooth and clear videos. Full-time continuous AF helps maintain HD focus, while the CX-format sensor assists in creating video with a beautiful shallow depth of field. The V3 can capture slow-motion videos at 120 frames-per-second (fps) in high-quality 720p HD. Users can also capture full-resolution still images during video recording, rounding out an impressive and comprehensive stable of video features at the users’ disposal.

In another first for the Nikon 1 series, the V3 features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, helping users seamlessly share every unforgettable moment. Connect to a compatible smart phone or tablet and share precious photos with friends and family by uploading them to social networks.

The Nikon 1 V3 also empowers users to unleash their creativity, with fun and unique shooting options for all levels of photographer. The V3 offers a wealth of creative modes previously found in models like the Nikon 1 AW1 and Nikon 1 J3, including Miniature Effect, Easy Panorama and Selective Colour, in addition to new modes like Creative Palette, Toy Camera and Cross Process, for a truly customized photography experience. Mainstay Nikon 1 System features such as Slow View, Live Image Control and Motion Snapshot return in this iteration of the V-Series, further enhancing a dynamic and versatile feature set for even the most demanding of photographers.

Elegant Styling, Superior Operability
The Nikon 1 V3 has been ergonomically designed to allow the user to shoot comfortably and confidently in a variety of shooting scenarios. The extremely compact yet sophisticated body sports conveniently placed external controls with two programmable function buttons, allowing enthusiasts to tailor their camera to their own personal shooting style. An additional function button is added with the optional GR-N1010 grip, a lightweight option that provides steadier handling, as well as an additional shutter button and sub-command dial that will be familiar to DSLR shooters.

Another innovative addition to the Nikon 1 Series is the V3s new tilting, touch-panel 3-inch LCD monitor that allows photographers to compose brilliant images and HD videos from various new angles. This thin and versatile monitor is a convenient tool for adjusting settings on the go, affording the user the ability to quickly trigger the shutter when capturing a photo or change the focus point when capturing video by simply touching the screen. Playback is seamless and a new Highlight Display function helps the user to spot washed-out highlights after shooting. Additionally, a Virtual Horizon feature with pitching detection helps frame landscapes and architecture with rich detail and beautiful focus.

As part of the versatile Nikon 1 System of advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses, the Nikon 1 V3 is compatible with 13 1 NIKKOR lens options ranging from ultra-wide-angle to telephoto, while users can also employ their arsenal of NIKKOR glass using the optional FT-1 Mount Adapter. Users can also take advantage of the Nikon 1 Systems 2.7x crop factor for increased range when shooting sports or wildlife, making it an ideal companion for the DSLR shooter.

Nikon offers an optional external high-resolution 2,359k-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF), the DF-N1000, and optional multi-accessory grip, the GR-N1010. The V3 also maintains compatibility with Nikon 1 external flashes and the ME-1 external microphone (with the AS-N1000 Multi Accessory Port Adapter).

Go Farther with New 1 NIKKOR lenses
Nikon has introduced two 1 NIKKOR lenses. Kitted with the V3, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom is an evolved compact zoom lens, ready for nearly any situation. Sporting 3x zoom (27-81 mm equivalent), it’s equipped with a unique power drive zoom dial that allows for simple and smooth zooming, ideal for capturing sharp and steady HD videos.

The second new lens introduces a powerful telephoto option that takes Nikon 1 users farther than ever before. The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens features a super-telephoto focal range (189-810 mm equivalent) that can get the photographer up close to sports action or wildlife from a distance. The first 1 NIKKOR lens crafted with Super ED Glass, it’s equipped with built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) and Nano Crystal Coating to prevent ghosting and flare.

Price and Availability
The Nikon 1 V3, kitted with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens, the DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder and GR-N1010 Grip is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in April 2014 at a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,299.95.

The Nikon 1 V3 body only is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in April 2014 at an MSRP of $899.95*.

The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in April 2014 at an MSRP of $329.95*.

The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in April 2014 at an MSRP of $1,099.95*.

The DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in April 2014 at an MSRP of $329.95*.

The GR-N010 Camera Grip is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in April 2014 at an MSRP of $169.95*.

About the NIKKOR brand
NIKKOR is the brand name for Nikons photographic lenses, which are precision crafted to the most exacting standards in Nikons own glassworks. In 1933, Nikon marketed its first camera lens under the NIKKOR brand name, the “Aero-NIKKOR for aerial photography applications. Since then, NIKKOR has symbolized durability, high image quality and optical excellence.

Exclusive Canadian Warranty
Nikon Canada offers an exclusive two-year warranty for all Nikon 1 CX-format cameras, and an exclusive five-year warranty for all Nikon 1 NIKKOR interchangeable lens systems purchased from a Nikon Canada Authorized Dealer. Nikon Canada also offers a two-year warranty for all COOLPIX digital cameras and select digital SLR cameras purchased from an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer.
*MSRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.