Nikon announced the development of a new new Nikon 1 V3 firmware that will be released in May and will provide compatibility with Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 (Nikon's remote control software). In June, 2015, Nikon will also provide a remote control software development kit (SDK) for the V3. Here is the full press release:
Silent and compact remote camera control with the Nikon 1 V3, which boasts the world's fastest high-speed continuous shooting and outstanding performance with the tracking of moving subjects
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that it is currently developing new firmware, scheduled for release in May of this year, for the Nikon 1 V3, Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses, that will provide compatibility with Nikon's remote control software, Camera Control Pro 2. Along with the new firmware, Nikon also plans to offer a remote control software development kit (SDK), similar to that available for Nikon digital SLR cameras, in June of this year.
Camera Control Pro 2 is remote control software for Nikon digital SLR cameras*1 that enables remote shooting. It was designed primarily for professional photographers, and is used for remote photography of a variety of subjects, including commercial goods and portraits in a studio setting, nature, and sports.
The new firmware being developed for the Nikon 1 V3 harnesses the characteristics of that camera to achieve silent and compact remote camera control. Camera Control Pro 2 support of the Nikon 1 V3 not only responds to the needs of professional photographers, but enables fields of photography that differ from those with which conventional digital SLR cameras are effective, and greatly expands business applications by taking advantage of a wide variety of camera features, including its compact and lightweight body offering superior agility, the adoption of a high-speed mechanical shutter that is highly durable, the silencing of shutter and operational sounds with Silent Photography, the world's fastest*2 continuous shooting at approximately 20 fps with AF tracking, exceeding the capabilities of digital SLR cameras, superior moving-subject tracking performance, a function that enables storage of multiple images captured using high-speed continuous shooting immediately before and after the shutter-release button is fully pressed, the ability to capture still images while recording movies, and the ability to record slow-motion movies.
In addition to remote control over camera functions, Camera Control Pro 2 will enable remote control over lens zooming when the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens is used, further increasing the convenience of remote shooting.
Furthermore, by providing companies that develop software for business applications with a remote control SDK, we expect that practical use of the Nikon 1 V3 will be expanded to incorporation in systems, image processing, academic fields, and more.