March 13, 2014

Create with Uncompromising Speed and Image Quality: Nikon 1 V3 Provides a Compact, Versatile Feature Set for Capturing Stunning Images and HD Videos

Announced alongside the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses, the Nikon 1 V3 is the ideal companion camera for the DSLR shooter looking to pack light and move fast

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Today Nikon Canada announced the new Nikon 1 V3, a compact yet powerful addition to the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. With uncompromising speed, performance, and image quality, the V3 features a blazing fast Hybrid AF system and the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate1 at 20 frames-per-second (fps) with full autofocus (AF) – a speed that outpaces even professional DSLR cameras.


Ideal for capturing fast-moving action, sports and wildlife, the V3’s top-class feature set includes an 18.4-megapixel CX-format image sensor, the new EXPEED 4A image processor, Full HD 1080/60p video capabilities, built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity2, and a new touch-panel tilting LCD display. Whether looking for a compact interchangeable lens camera that can do it all or a DSLR companion camera for moments when time is of the essence, the V3 can satisfy the needs of the enthusiast or professional.


Nikon has also expanded its range of 1 NIKKOR lenses with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom lenses, providing more options for Nikon 1 shooters.


“The versatile Nikon 1 V3 allows photographers to capture even the fastest moving subjects with clarity and ease,” said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and Communications Manager at Nikon Canada. “With an incredible feature set, a newly-crafted ergonomic design, and the elite high-speed performance that has become a hallmark of the Nikon 1 System, the V3 is ready to help users make amazing images and Full HD videos.”


Capture the Shots that Matter with Uncompromising Speed and Quality

The Nikon 1 V3 makes no sacrifices in speed, performance or image quality, as Nikon continues to innovate the Nikon 1 System. The camera sports the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate at 20 frames-per-second (fps), ideal for photographing fast-moving action and sports. Combined with an outstanding Hybrid AF System, every fleeting moment can be captured with incredible accuracy. With 171 contrast detection focus areas and the centre 105 areas supporting phase detection AF, the V3 provides super-fast AF responsiveness and precision when capturing still images or Full HD videos. The AF speed also exceeds the capabilities of many DSLR cameras.


The Nikon 1 V3 also features elite imaging specifications that help ensure superior image and HD video quality and impressive low-light performance, including the addition of a high-resolution 18.4-megapixel CX-format image sensor and new EXPEED 4A image processing engine. Together, they help render true colours and incredible detail, whether shooting an exotic safari or the local swim meet. The V3 also carries an ISO range of 160-12,800 with high ISO noise reduction, providing the versatility to effortlessly capture images in difficult low-light shooting scenarios.


Exceptional Video Performance and a Dynamic Feature Set

When still images are not enough to capture the action, the V3 can record Full HD videos at 1080/60p. The Movie Electronic Vibration Reduction (e-VR) feature helps eliminate camera shake for smooth and clear videos. Full-time continuous AF helps maintain HD focus, while the CX-format sensor assists in creating video with a beautiful shallow depth of field. The V3 can capture slow-motion videos at 120 frames-per-second (fps) in high-quality 720p HD. Users can also capture full-resolution still images during video recording, rounding out an impressive and comprehensive stable of video features at the user’s disposal.


In another first for the Nikon 1 series, the V3 features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity2, helping users seamlessly share every unforgettable moment. Connect to a compatible smart phone or tablet and share precious photos with friends and family by uploading them to social networks.


The Nikon 1 V3 also empowers users to unleash their creativity, with fun and unique shooting options for all levels of photographer. The V3 offers a wealth of creative modes previously found in models like the Nikon 1 AW1 and Nikon 1 J3, including Miniature Effect, Easy Panorama and Selective Colour, in addition to new modes like Creative Palette, Toy Camera and Cross Process, for a truly customized photography experience. Mainstay Nikon 1 System features such as Slow View, Live Image Control and Motion Snapshot return in this iteration of the V-Series, further enhancing a dynamic and versatile feature set for even the most demanding of photographers.


Elegant Styling, Superior Operability

The Nikon 1 V3 has been ergonomically designed to allow the user to shoot comfortably and confidently in a variety of shooting scenarios. The extremely compact yet sophisticated body sports conveniently placed external controls with two programmable function buttons, allowing enthusiasts to tailor their camera to their own personal shooting style. An additional function button is added with the optional GR-N1010 grip, a lightweight option that provides steadier handling, as well as an additional shutter button and sub-command dial that will be familiar to DSLR shooters.


Another innovative addition to the Nikon 1 Series is the V3’s new tilting, touch-panel 3-inch LCD monitor that allows photographers to compose brilliant images and HD videos from various new angles. This thin and versatile monitor is a convenient tool for adjusting settings on the go, affording the user the ability to quickly trigger the shutter when capturing a photo or change the focus point when capturing video by simply touching the screen. Playback is seamless and a new Highlight Display function helps the user to spot washed-out highlights after shooting. Additionally, a Virtual Horizon feature with pitching detection helps frame landscapes and architecture with rich detail and beautiful focus.


As part of the versatile Nikon 1 System of advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses, the Nikon 1 V3 is compatible with 13- 1 NIKKOR lens options ranging from ultra-wide-angle to telephoto, while users can also employ their arsenal of NIKKOR glass using the optional FT-1 Mount Adapter. Users can also take advantage of the Nikon 1 System’s 2.7x crop factor for increased range when shooting sports or wildlife, making it an ideal companion for the DSLR shooter.


Nikon offers an optional external high-resolution 2,359k-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF), the DF-N1000, and optional multi-accessory grip, the GR-N1010. The V3 also maintains compatibility with Nikon 1 external flashes and the ME-1 external microphone (with the AS-N1000 Multi Accessory Port Adapter).


Go Farther with New 1 NIKKOR lenses

Nikon has introduced two 1 NIKKOR lenses. Kitted with the V3, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom is an evolved compact zoom lens, ready for nearly any situation. Sporting 3x zoom (27-81mm equivalent), it’s equipped with a unique power drive zoom dial that allows for simple and smooth zooming, ideal for capturing sharp and steady HD videos.


The second new lens introduces a powerful telephoto option that takes Nikon 1 users farther than ever before. The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens features a super-telephoto focal range (189-810mm equivalent) that can get the photographer up close to sports action or wildlife from a distance. The first 1 NIKKOR lens crafted with Super ED Glass, it’s equipped with built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) and Nano Crystal Coating to prevent ghosting and flare.


Price and Availability

The Nikon 1 V3, kitted with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens, the DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder and GR-N1010 Grip is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in April 2014 at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,299.95*.


The Nikon 1 V3 body only is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in April 2014 at an MSRP of $899.95*.


The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in April 2014 at an MSRP of $329.95*.


The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in April 2014 at an MSRP of $1,099.95*.


The DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in April 2014 at an MSRP of $329.95*.


The GR-N010 Camera Grip is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in April 2014 at an MSRP of $169.95*.


About the NIKKOR brand
NIKKOR is the brand name for Nikon’s photographic lenses, which are precision crafted to the most exacting standards in Nikon’s own glassworks. In 1933, Nikon marketed its first camera lens under the NIKKOR brand name, the "Aero-NIKKOR” for aerial photography applications. Since then, NIKKOR has symbolized durability, high image quality and optical excellence.


Exclusive Canadian Warranty

Nikon Canada offers an exclusive two-year warranty for all Nikon 1 CX-format cameras, and an exclusive five-year warranty for all Nikon 1 NIKKOR interchangeable lens systems purchased from a Nikon Canada Authorized Dealer. Nikon Canada also offers a two-year warranty for all COOLPIX digital cameras and select digital SLR cameras purchased from an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer.





About Nikon
Nikon, At the Heart of the Image™, is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Canada distributes consumer and professional DSLR and HD-SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and System Accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system. In 2013, Nikon Corporation celebrated the 80th anniversary of the launch of its NIKKOR brand of photographic lenses, and announced the production of more than 85 million NIKKOR lenses in 2014, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. At the heart of every Nikon camera is Nikon's exclusive EXPEED, EXPEED 2, EXPEED 3 or EXPEED 4 advanced digital image processing system technologies. All Nikon Canada products are sold through a network of Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers. For more information on Nikon Canada and its products and services or to find an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer, visit

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1Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses as of February 21, 2014, based on Nikon research


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