Nikon 1 V3 unveiled with WiFi, vari-angle LCD

Mar 12, 2014
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Nikon 1 V3 unveiled with WiFi, vari-angle LCD

Nikon has taken the wraps off its new 1 V3 digital camera, a compact offering with what the maker is hailing as a world's first for interchangeable lens cameras: 20FPS continuous shooting when using AF tracking. In addition, the camera is said to have the shortest lag time of all cameras in the same category.

The Nikon 1 V3 features 171 contrast-detect AF focus points, and 105 phase-detection AF focus points, which Nikon says trumps the tracking abilities of DSLRs. Beyond this, the V3 is the first in Nikon's 1 series to offer a virtual horizon function for the viewfinder and live view display, which is able to detect both pitch and roll.

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There are three function buttons and two command dials, as well as a highlight function that allows photographers to detect highlights in photographs. The LCD, as mentioned, is a 1037k-dot touchscreen vari-angle display measuring in at 3-inches with an 87-degree high-angle and 170-degree low angle.

In addition to the LCD, the camera also has a .48-inch 2359k-dot color TFT LCD viewfinder with 100-percent frame coverage. The camera has wireless connectivity for easy image sharing, and clocks in at 18.4-megapixels. The camera will be available in April for about $1200 USD.

SOURCE: Nikon


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