LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon 1 V3 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,037k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
1 V3 doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Hasselblad X1D (Compare) or Samsung NX1 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,359kdots and coverage of 100%.
Nikon 1 V3 can shoot continuously at max speed of 60 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/16000 sec . 1 V3 has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Nikon 1 V3 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 171 points to choose from.
With Nikon 1 V3, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon 1 V3 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video. There is also a high speed mode where you can capture videos at 1,200 fps for ultra slow motion videos. 1 V3 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Nikon 1 V3 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon 1 V3 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( smartphone app allows for photo sharing) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Nikon 1 V3 is powered by EN-EL20a battery which provides a shooting life of 310 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 348 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
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Current Lowest price for Nikon 1 V3 is $1,096.95