Nikon - Mirrorless Nikon 1 V3 able to shoot 20fps continuous shooting

Nikon has just announced that they will release the new model Nikon 1 V3 from their mirrorless camera series Nikon 1 in April.

The standout features of the Nikon 1 V3 are that it is able to shoot continuously up to 20fps with autofocus tracking and up to 60 fps when autofocus is locked.

Nikon 1 V3 has effective 18.39 MP Nikon CX Fomat CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter, EXPEED 4A image processing engine, ISO 160-12800, 3 inch vari-angle LCD touch panel monitor (first time in the Nikon 1 series), and Wi-Fi function (also the first time in the Nikon 1 series). It is also able to shoot moving images in 1920x1080/60p fullHD quality.

  • Nikon 1 V3 (only the body) - About ¥90,000
  • Lens kit (Nikon 1 V3 and power zoom lens "1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM") - About ¥100,000
  • Premium kit (Nikon 1 V3m, "1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM", EVF and Grip) - About 135,000
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