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DXOMark Results Are In On New Nikon 1 V3, Finds More Of The Same

By Anthony Thurston on March 20th 2014

Nikon’s new highly touted 1 V3 has recently been tested by the guys over at DXOMark, and the results are rather disappointing. According to DXOMark’s lab test results, the new Nikon 1 V3 has no better performance than the previous models of the Nikon 1.

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When compared to other 1 inch sensor cameras, like the Sony RX100, it turns out that the Nikon 1 still lags behind. It seems the Nikon 1 V3‘s only redeeming quality upgrades over its previous version is in the improved AF and burst rate, as well as the new styling.

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$1200 is a pretty hefty price to pay for some increased burst rates, improved AF and shiny new styling. Unless for some odd reason you decided to shoot sports with this new Nikon 1 V3, 20fps is just overkill. Based on these results (grain of salt taken), I can honestly say that I am curious why anyone with a Nikon 1 V2 or J2 would even think about upgrading to this new body.

What are your thoughts on this? Should Nikon stop it with the cosmetic changes and actually do something about the quality of these sensors? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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