Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3 is a new mirrorless camera featuring a new 18.4MP CX-Format CMOS Sensor that combined with EXPEED 4A Image Processor to capture high-resolution photos and videos in superb result. The camera is equipped with advanced technology like 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD, Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps, Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity, Hybrid AF System, ISO 12800 and Movie e-VR Stabilization. Not only does it, this camera has impressive performance which offers 20 fps Shooting with Full-Time AF. Nikon 1 V3 sold with price of $1,196.95 with NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Lens includes Electronic Viewfinder and Grip.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆



Lens Mount Nikon 1

Camera Format Nikon CX (2.7x Crop Factor)

Pixels 18.4 Megapixel

Max Resolution 5232 x 3488

Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 13.2 x 8.8 mm

File Formats
+ Still Images: JPEG, RAW
+ Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
+ Audio: Linear PCM

Bit Depth 12-bit

Dust Reduction System Yes

Memory Card Type microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Image Stabilization Digital

AV Recording

Video Recording Yes

Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps
1280 x 720: 120 fps, 60 fps, 30 fps
768 x 288: 400 fps
416 x 144: 1200 fps

Video Format

    High Definition:

+ MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps

    High Definition

+ MPEG AVC/H.264
1280 x 720p / 120 fps
1280 x 720p / 59.94 fps
1280 x 720p / 29.97 fps

+ MPEG AVC/H.264
768 x 288
416 x 144

Aspect Ratio 8:3, 16:9

Audio Recording
+ Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
+ Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo

Focus Control

Focus Type Auto & Manual

Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-servo AF (C), Full-time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)

Autofocus Points
+ Phase Detection: 105
+ Contrast Detection: 171


Display Screen 3″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,037,000)

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity Auto, 160-12800

+ Type: Mechanical
+ Speed: 30 – 1/4000 sec, Bulb Mode
+ Type: Electronic
+ Speed: 30 – 1/16000 sec, Bulb Mode

Remote Control ML-L3 (Optional)

Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Matrix, Spot metering

Exposure Modes
+ Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Scene Auto Selector, Shutter Priority
+ Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)

White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade

Burst Rate
Up to 60 fps at 18.4 MP
Up to 30 fps at 18.4 MP
Up to 20 fps at 18.4 MP for up to 40 frames
Up to 10 fps at 18.4 MP
Up to 6 fps at 18.4 MP for up to 50 frames


Flash Modes Fill-flash/Slow Sync, Fill-in, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction

Built-in Flash Yes

Guide No. 16.4′ (5 m) ISO100

Max Sync Speed
+ Mechanical Shutter: 1 / 250 sec
+ Electronic Shutter: 1 / 60 sec

Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)

Dedicated Flash System iTTL

External Flash Connection Hot Shoe


Continuous Shooting Up to 60 fps

Self Timer 10 sec, 2 sec

Interval Recording Yes

Connectivity 1/8″ Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB

Wi-Fi Capable Yes


Battery 1x EN-EL20a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1110mAh

AC Power Adapter EH-5b (Optional)

Operating/Storage Temperature
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 – 85%


Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.3″ / 110.9 x 65.0 x 33.2 mm excluding projections

Weight 11.43 oz / 324 g with battery and memory card

Video Reviews

Review Video By Tony Northrup

Review Video By adoramaphoto

Review Video By CreativeTipi

Sample Photos

Nikon 1 V3 Sample Photos

- Nikon 1 V3 Sample Photos @ Ephotozine

- Nikon 1 V3 Sample Photos @ Techradar

- Nikon 1 V3 Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

User Manual

Nikon 1 V3 User Manual (PDF)

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