Nikon V3 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon V3 
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General
Model Number: V3
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $1199.95
Street Price: $1,196.95
Date Available: 2014-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 14.3 oz (404 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.
(111 x 65 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:
Effective Megapixels: 18.4
Sensor Format: 1 inch
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.52 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5232 x 3488 (18.2 MP, 3:2),
3920 x 2616 (10.3 MP, Other),
2608 x 1744 (4.5 MP, Other),
9600 x 920 (8.8 MP, Other),
4800 x 920 (4.4 MP, Other),
1536 x 4800 (7.4 MP, Other),
1536 x 9600 (14.7 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), Compressed 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 60.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (120p)
768x288 (400p)
426x144 (1200p)
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with PCM audio
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon 1
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR PD-Zoom
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 81 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W)- f/5.6 (T) - f/16 with 7-blade rounded aperture
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF): Single-point AF: 171 focus areas, the center 105 areas support phase-detection AF; Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas; Subject tracking; Face-priority AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF
Viewfinder Type: Detachable DF-N1000 EVF: 0.48-inch, 2359k-dot color TFT LCD, 100% coverage, eye sensor, 16mm eyepoint (-1.0 m-1; from viewfinder eyepiece protective glass), -3 to +1 m-1 diopter adjustment, brightness adjustment
Focus Peaking: No
Evf Resolution In Pixels:  
Evf Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 160
ISO Settings: Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual (custom); All except preset manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/16000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm)
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene modes (Portrait, Night Landscape, Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up, Auto); Creative mode (includes creative pallet, HDR, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, selective color, cross process, and toy camera effect); Best Moment Capture mode (includes Slow View, Active Selection, and Smart Photo Selector); Advanced movie mode (includes HD movie, slow motion, fast motion, jump cut, and 4-second movie); Motion Snapshot
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync
Flash Guide Number: 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 (mechanical shutter), 1/60 (electronic shutter)
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Nikon 1 Accessory Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
Dual Card Slots:
Uncompressed Format: Compressed 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with PCM audio
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: Yes
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional ML-L3 IR remote
Connections (extended): Micro (Type D) HDMI, stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm)
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL20a
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL20a Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 310
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: ViewNX 2
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New 18.4MP CX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 4A image processor, 20fps full-res burst mode with AF (up to 60fps with AF locked), 1080p60 Full HD movies, built-in Wi-Fi. New 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens, DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder and GR-N1010 Grip included in bundle. Available in black only.

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