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 Sony Alpha A7R II (Compare) or Sony Alpha A7 II (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%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon 1 V3 can shoot continuously at max speed of 60 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec
. 1 V3 also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/16000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
1 V3 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to 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. Nikon 1 V3 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
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
1 V3 also a high speed mode where it captures 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 built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( smartphone app allows for photo sharing) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect 1 V3 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Nikon 1 V3 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 310 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 364 shots, Nikon 1 V3 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend 1 V3 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A6600 with its 810shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon 1 V3 vs Sony A6600 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Nikon 1 V3 Features Compared to Main Competitors