Nikon has just announced the V3 which replaces the V2, the ugliest duck in the pond. Nikon obviously put a lot of effort on V3 and managed to make it a better camera than the V2. And it is also a much better looking camera, thanks to the optional grip and EVF.
So what are the main differences between these two cameras, lets list some of them:
Nikon 1 V3 vs V2:
- Higher Resolution Sensor: 18.4 MP vs 14.2 MP
- Higher Max ISO: 12800 vs 6400
- Better LCD Screen: Tilting vs Fixed
- Higher LCD Resolution: 1,037,000 vs 921,000
- Higher Number of focus points: 171 vs 73
- V3 sensor has no optical low-pass filter potentially providing even higher resolution
- Better looking (although subjective)
- Optional EVF vs Built-in EVF
- Optional Grip vs Built-in Grip
Nikon sells (currently only pre-order) V3 with 10-30mm lens, EVF and grip for $1.196, which is $300 more expensive than the V2 (also with 10-30mm). Is it worth the extra $300? I believe it is. Would Nikon 1 be my first choice if I was starting from scratch? I believe not. MFT and Sony NEX (A) are more mature systems and has wider ranges of lenses.
Nikon V3 vs V2 Specs Comparison Table[table id=4 column_widths=”60px|150px|150px /]