Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera capable of recording 4K videos is rumored to be announced at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014 in February.
The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera industry has not been kind enough to Nikon, or Canon. However, contrary to the latter, the former has launched multiple shooters and CX-mount lenses and the rumor mill believes that more are on their way.
As the first month of 2014 is almost over, there is a major digital imaging event scheduled for February. It is called CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014 and it will come packed with several surprises for photographers who want to purchase Nikon 1-series mirrorless cameras.
According to inside sources, the Nikon 1 V3 will become official at CP+ 2014 along with a number of lenses.
4K-ready Nikon 1 V3 rumored to be unveiled at CP+ 2014
The Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera has been rumored before. Not very many details have been leaked about it, but it seems like the device will support 4K video recording.
One of the company’s Product Managers has recently confirmed that Nikon is exploring the possibility of adding 4K support to its cameras. The 1 V1 is capable of achieving such feat, albeit with a major catch, as it can shoot 4K videos for only one second at a time.
In theory, Nikon itself admits that it is possible, while developers have proven that with a little more effort these tiny cameras are more than ready to become professional camcorders.
As for the lenses, no focal lengths or types are mentioned, although sources are pretty convinced that at least two of them are coming at CP+ 2014.
Nikon 1 V2 stocks are pretty low, a sign that a replacement is nearing
The Nikon 1 V2 features a 14.2-megapixel 1-inch-type CMOS image sensor with a hybrid autofocus system, combining both Phase Detection AF and Contrast Detection AF technologies.
Additionally, it is powered by the EXPEED 3A image processor that shoots up to 15fps in continuous mode. It comes packed with a built-in electronic viewfinder and a 3-inch LCD screen on the back.
At the time of writing this article, Amazon’s 1 V2 stocks are pretty low, though the mirrorless camera continues to remain available at its original price sitting a little under $800.
More cameras and lenses lie ahead for Nikon fans
The immediate future should also include the Nikon D4S launch. The high-end DSLR could have a proper announcement event before CP+ 2014, but this remains to be determined.
Other Nikon products that might be unveiled soon are the 300mm f/4G VR lens and a zoom optic with a constant maximum aperture of f/1.8 as a competitor for Sigma’s critically-acclaimed 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM.
There are some whispers about the Nikon D400 and Nikon D7200. However, we will report more on these DSLRs once we manage to get a hold of more information, so stay tuned because exciting news are on its way!