Nikon 1 J3

Last Updated (29 May’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Pocket-lint

Nikon 1 J3 is a 14.2-Megapixels CX High-Speed AF CMOS Sensor Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Zoom Lens. It features 3.0-inch LCD Monitor with resolution up to 921k-Dot, EXPEED 3A Image Processor, 15fps Continuous Shooting with Autofocus, Full HD 1920 x 1080/60i Video recording, Motion Snapshot and Live Image Control, Simultaneous HD Movie and Still Capture, the camera also compatible with WU-1b Mobile Adapter. It measures (W x H x D) 4.0 x 2.4 x 1.1″ / 101.0 x 60.5 x 28.8 mm and weight 7.1 oz / 201 g body only.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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Nikon 1 J3 Reviews

Pocket-lint reviews the Nikon 1 J3 and writes;
“In use the J3 responds quickly; autofocus is super fast, supposedly even faster than its predecessors but it’s hard to tell by eye because it’s that quick.”
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Photographyblog reviews the Nikon 1 J3 and writes;
“In good light the Nikon J3 is as fast as anything on the market when it comes to auto-focus speed. Even if you compare it to pro SLR cameras with fast-focusing lenses, the Nikon 1 J3 comes out favourably, both in terms of sheer speed and accuracy.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Nikon 1 J3 and writes;
“Performance is good, and although it’s still expensive the price is easier to swallow this time around, with a higher resolution sensor helping it compete more effectively with its rivals.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Pocket-lint reviews the Nikon 1 J3 and writes;
“The J3 may be slightly smaller, lighter and faster than its J2 predecessor but the change is all too slight, despite the exterior design rejig and menu overhaul. The camera definitely wins in the speed department and it takes decent pictures too.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Imaging-resource reviews the Nikon 1 J3 and writes;
“The Nikon J3’s movie capabilities are basically ported over unchanged from the J2, with the exception of the slightly longer clip length for Motion Snapshot movies. It’s possible to shoot movies at up to Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixel) resolution, with a frame rate of either 60 interlaced fields per second (1080i60) or 30 frames per second (1080p30), and H.264 compression is used.”
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Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Nikon 1 J3 and writes;
“Thanks to the dual-processing EXPEED 3A image engine, the J3 boosts the world’s fastest continuous shooting at 15fps (frames per second) with autofocus and an incredible 60fps with fixed-point AF.”
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Nikon 1 J3 User Manual (PDF)

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Nikon 1 J3 Features

The Nikon 1 J3 comes with 14.2-Megapixels cmos image sensor that combined with the EXPEED 3A Image Processor for high speed hybrid autofocus and up to 15 frames per second of continuous shooting. It also has an ISO range of 160 to 6400 lets you capture clear, detailed, color-accurate imaging even in low-light conditions. The images captured in JPEG and 12-bit RAW format. In addition, the camera also enable you to Full HD 1080i video at 60 frames per second with stereo sound.


Nikon 1 J3 has a 3.0-inch TFT color LCD with 921k-dot resolution for easy compose and view your photos and videos. There is Live Image Control which allows you to see the changes you make to settings right on the LCD before you shoot. With Best Moment Capture, you can view live action in Slow View in order to capture the best moment.


Additionally, Nikon 1 S1 is compatible with all 1 NIKKOR lenses including the 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 compact zoom lens which is a great lens for day-to-day shooting. You can also add WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter into the camera which lets you instantly transfer your photos, videos or Motion Snapshots to your smartphone, tablet or compatible Wi-Fi(R) enabled device.

Nikon 1 J3 Features:

+ 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Zoom Lens

+ 14.2MP CX High-Speed AF CMOS Sensor

+ 3.0″ 921k-Dot LCD Monitor

+ EXPEED 3A Image Processor

+ 15fps Continuous Shooting with Autofocus

+ Full HD 1920 x 1080/60i Video

+ Motion Snapshot and Live Image Control

+ Simultaneous HD Movie and Still Capture

+ Compatible with WU-1b Mobile Adapter


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