Rumor: Next Week to Bring New Gear for Nikon 1 Series


What’s churning away in the rumor mills regarding Nikon? According to Nikon Rumors, it’s the impending announcement of the Nikon 1 V3, the 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD VR lens, the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR zoom, and a new Nikon 1-series light that may very well be one of the prototype LED lights Nikon revealed at PhotoPlus.

Thought to be announced in the coming week — more specifically the 12th or 13th — these new pieces of gear for the Nikon 1 series would add a great deal of gear to Nikon’s mirrorless lineup. And while Nikon Rumors has made mention of some new D800 rumors lately, this is believed to be a Nikon 1 event only.

For a breakdown of the latest specs expected to be seen in the Nikon 1 V3, here’s a list NR put together:

  • No optical viewfinder
  • Optional, external 2.4MP electronic EVF that will attach to the hot shoe
  • Built-in flash
  • Standard hot shoe — you will be able to use regular Nikon Speedlights and the built-in flash could act as a wireless commander
  • Several new video features
  • New external grip will not take any batteries, but it will have a shutter button and front dial
  • Expeed 4a imaging processor
  • Completely new camera design similar to the drawings of this recently filed patent
  • Very fast everything
  • 18MP sensor
  • Eye sensor and a button to switch between LCD and EVF
  • 180° swivel LCD screen

It looks to be a rather substantial upgrade and with it being less than a week away, it shouldn’t be long before we find out for sure what Nikon is holding in store. For you Nikon 1 shooters out there, what improvements would you like to see to the V-series of cameras?

(via Nikon Rumors)

  • Mark Brown

    Oi, that’s ugly. I know performance and capability are most photographers’ priorities, but shouldn’t a product designed to sell to those who value aesthetics be aesthetically pleasing?

    The list says “optional, external EVF.” Is that the EVF mounted then, in the above photo? Looks built-in to my eyes.

  • DLCade

    The photo shows a V2 Mark, there aren’t any pictures yet of the rumored V3 :)

  • Mark Brown

    And I suppose if I’d taken more than a glance I would have seen the “V2″ on it, haha. I blame the daylight savings change, I want that hour back! :-)

  • Dee

    Nikon have other camers in 1 series, like 1J which i think made for those “those who value aesthetics”.

  • Edward Neary

    I’d like to see faster glass.

  • tttulio

    Nikon, do yourselves a favour, Just kill it.

  • Carsten Schlipf

    As others pointed out the picture shows the V2. However I must admit that I also found it ugly – until I’ve seen it in real life. IMHO it looks much better in your hand than on the product shots.

  • Frisqo Von Franco

    i want it to be a f-mounted & full frame :(

  • Bruno Weichert

    A better price!!!