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Nikon India Announces Camera Control Pro 2 Compatibility and Software Development Kit for Nikon 1 V3

Developed new firmware, Camera Control Pro 2, and remote control software development kit

New Delhi, January 6, 2015 – Nikon India, the 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation Tokyo, leader in imaging technology is proud to announce that the Nikon 1 V3 will soon be compatible with the Camera Control Pro 2. The compatibility with the Nikon remote control software will be made available in May this year, alongside the development of a remote control software development kit (SDK) in June.

The new firmware for the Nikon 1 V3 harnesses the innovative characteristics of the Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens to achieve a silent and compact remote camera control. The firmware support is a response to a photographer’s needs in their respective field of photography, while utilizing the wide array of impressive features in the agile and light camera.

With Camera Control Pro 2, photographers will have a remote control over the camera’s advanced function, including and not limited to; capturing and saving of the best moments with high-speed continuous shooting of a series of scenes exhibiting movement, shooting high-quality still images by simply pressing the shutter-release button while movies are being recorded, storing multiple images captured using high-speed continuous shooting immediately before and after the shutter-release button is fully pressed, and even movie recording functions such as Slow Motion.

In addition to remote control competence, the Camera Control Pro 2 will also facilitate a remote control over lens zooming when the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens is used. The availability of a remote control SDK for companies that develop software for business applications will also provide expansion opportunities of the practical usage of the Nikon 1 V3 in systems, image processing, academic fields, and more.

About the Nikon 1 V3
The Nikon 1 V3 boasts superior moving-subject tracking performance with the world's fastest*1 continuous shooting rates of approximately 20 fps with AF tracking, and up to approximately 60 fps when focus is locked. Along with the world's shortest*2 shooting time lag, the Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses is a lightweight marvel with agility and unparalleled performance.

About the Camera Control Pro 2
The Camera Control Pro 2 is a remote control software distinctively created for Nikon DSLR cameras*3 to enable the convenience of remote shooting, be it in a studio or in the field. It enables remote control over most of a Nikon DSLR’s functions and settings, including autofocus, shutter speed, aperture setting, white-balance fine tuning, live view photography, and movie recording, all from a computer to which the camera is connected to via a USB cable.
Photographers can quickly check and process images, such as capturing photos from wedding ceremonies and then displaying these memorable shots at the reception after.
The Camera Control Pro 2 is expected to provide a powerful support for photographic workflow with remote shooting in new fields and for new applications, by harnessing the strengths of the Nikon 1 V3 in a variety of situations, including the recording and analysis of the details of continuous movement.

About Nikon India
Nikon India distributes markets and services the complete range of Nikon imaging products, the newly introduced Nikon Sport Optics & Nikon Instruments. The Nikon Imaging includes its Nikon D-SLR as well as its compact camera, the Nikon COOLPIX, the Nikon 1 camera system, a range of NIKKOR lenses & accessories. With offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Gurgaon, Nikon is strengthening its Sales & Services network all across India. The company has established total of five Nikon owned Service Centers (5 Branches), 32 ASCs (authorized service centers), 64 Nikon Collection Centers and over 3000 dealer base for complete service & support of Nikon customers. Nikon has also set up over 120 COOLPIX and D-SLR zones pan India which showcases the entire range of D-SLR cameras, COOLPIX cameras, Nikon 1, an elaborate range of NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Sport Optics.
Nikon Corporation
Founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku; the company was renamed in 1988 as Nikon Corporation. Nikon has truly evolved as an institution of creativity in imaging arena, Semi-conductors, Industrial equipment and specialized in optics as well. Nikon technologies are active not only in Nikon’s core products such as cameras, microscopes and IC steppers/scanners, but they also squarely support innovation in leading-edge science, and they contribute to the development of society and industry as a whole.

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1Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of January 6, 2015. Statement based on Nikon research.
2Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of January 6, 2015. Tested using the Nikon 1 V3 at the maximum wide-angle position in Single-point autofocus mode. Statement based on Nikon research.
3Not all Nikon DSLR cameras are supported.
Except where specifically noted, all specifications provided are the result of testing in accordance with Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards.
Specifications, design, product name and supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacture.