Hot off the press! The Nikon 1 V3 has just been announced as the latest addition to the company’s mirrorless lineup. Right off the bat we already noticed the electronic viewfinder seems to be missing. Nikon has replaced it with an optional electronic viewfinder. It’s always a toss up whether or not people are using these small mirrorless cameras at arms length or face first. The V3 is loaded with a new 18.4MP 1-inch CMOS sensor that lacks an AA (anti-alaiasing) filter, but offers an on-chip Phase Detection that covers nearly 100% of the frame. The Expeed 4A processor is capable of shooting 20 FPS (frames per second) with continuous AF (auto focus), and 60 FPS with single AF. Additional features include a tilting 3-inch touchscreen LCD, full manual exposure control, built in Wi-Fi, twin dial control and 1080/60P video.
The US market will see the Nikon 1 V3 bundled with the new 10-30mm PD-Zoom lens, grip, and EVF for $1,199.95. It seems there will be no body-only option at launch. The V3 is available right now for pre-order at our favorite camera shop, B&H Photo Video.