Nikon has announced the release next month of the new Nikon 1 V3 camera and two new 1 Nikkor zoom lenses.


Angled front view of the Nikon 1 V3 with the new 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5 PD-Zoom lens. (Source: Nikon.)

The 18.4-megapixel Nikon 1 V3 boasts several new and improved features, among them a continuous shooting frame rate of approximately 20 frames per second (fps) with autofocusing. It includes 105 focus points when using phase-detect AF and 171 focus points when contrast-detect AF is employed to provide superior performance when tracking moving targets. The EXPEED 4A image-processing engine supports high-speed processing with ISO settings ranging from 160 to 12,800. The new camera can also record Full HD 1080p movies at 60 fps, or 720/30p slow-motion videos at 120 fps.


Rear view of the camera, showing the adjustable touch-screen monitor. (Source: Nikon.)

The Nikon 1 V3 is the first of the Nikon 1 range to feature touch-panel controls and its vari-angle monitor enables users to capture images from a wider range of angles and positions. Instant Photo Sharing is easy with built-in Wi-Fi and image editing modes that enable users to be more creative with their shots before sharing them. The Nikon 1 V3 is the first Nikon 1 camera to be equipped with a virtual horizon function that can be displayed in the live view display or viewfinder.
Users can assign frequently used settings to two function buttons on the camera and a third on the optional GR-N1010 Grip. The role played by each button can be selected from seven options: exposure compensation, Picture Control, white balance, AF-area mode, metering, ISO sensitivity, or movie recording.


The new 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom kit lens. (Source: Nikon.)

The new 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom kit lens features an electric power-drive zoom control that transitions quickly and smoothly across the zoom range and is ideal for movie recording. Covering angles of view equivalent to 27 to 81mm in 35mm format it can focus to 20 cm and provides a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.55x (35mm equivalent). Measuring approximately 58 mm (maximum diameter) x 28mm and weighing just 85 grams, it is retractable when not in use.


The 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 super-telephoto zoom lens. (Source: Nikon.)

The new 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 covers a focal length range equivalent to approximately 189-810mm in 35mm format. Tipping the scales at approximately 550 grams, it retracts when not in use to make it easier to transport and store. The optical design includes a Super ED glass element to reduce chromatic aberration, while Nano Crystal Coat technology is used to reduce flare and ghosting.

The new camera and lenses are scheduled for local release on 17 April, 2014. Local pricing is at dealers’ discretion. For international readers, the US listed price is US$1199.95 with the 10-30mm PD lens. The 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom kit lens is listed at US$299.95, while the 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens is US$999.95.

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