nikon-sampleJust the other day we reported that Nikon had announced a new camera in the form of the Nikon 1 V3. The camera is part of Nikon’s mirrorless camera lineup and we’re sure many are interested in seeing how well the camera performs compared to the rest of the competition.

After all Nikon was pretty late to the mirrorless party (along with Canon) which allowed companies like Olympus and Sony to gain a foothold and reputation. However for those who are interested in seeing how the Nikon 1 V3 performs, Nikon has recently released official sample photos taken by the camera onto its Flickr account.

Based on what we can see, the photos taken by the Nikon 1 V3 appear to be pretty good. They appear to be sharp enough and in some close up photos, offer enough bokeh to please photographers. In fact it is impressive how sharp some of these close up photos are, showing just how well the camera is able to handle macro photos (along with a macro lens, we’re assuming).

There are also some action shots taken and they’re pretty crisp without any blurring, meaning that the shutter is pretty quick on the take. Of course we expect that most of these photos were taken under ideal lighting conditions and were probably retaken multiple times in order to achieve what Nikon is after, but they are a pretty good indication of what photographers can expect.

Just in case you missed our earlier coverage of the camera, the Nikon 1 V3 will feature an 18.4MP sensor that is capable of shooting stills at up to 20fps with autofocus (might explain how they got those action shots to be so sharp). It will also allow for video capture at 1080p at 60fps, and even 720p in slow motion at 120fps.

The camera will also pack a 3-inch touchscreen tilting LCD display and will come with a 10-30mm lens in a package that will cost $1,200. Doesn’t sound too bad, does it? What do you guys think? Is the Nikon 1 V3 doing a good job at impressing you?

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