The Nikon 1 V3 features an 18.4-million-pixel imaging sensor with no optical low-pass filter, to help improve image quality.

The vari-angle 3in LCD screen carries a resolution of 1,037k dots.

Also on board is an Expeed 4A image processor to help realise 20 frames per second shooting with continuous AF.

Due on sale on 17 April – with an expected body-only price of £729.99 – the Nikon 1 V3 uses a hybrid AF system featuring 171 AF points (105 of which are phase-detection).

Firepower also includes built-in Wi-Fi and a top ISO of 12,800.

An optional Nikon 1 DF-N1000 (2,359k-dot) EVF will be available in a kit that includes a grip (GR-N1010), and a new ‘super-thin’ Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens, priced £1,049.99.

A camera and 10-30mm lens outfit will cost £799.99 (the 10-30mm lens will be out separately priced £249.99).

Also due out is a Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 ‘super-telephoto’ (£879.99) designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 189-810mm zoom.