Nikon 1 J3

Overview

14.2 Megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor
EXPEED 3A
Continuous shooting
Smart Photo Selector
Full (1080p) HD movie recording

At the center of Nikon 1′s success is its remarkable Advanced Hybrid Autofocus System offering both phase (73-point) and contrast-detection (135-point) autofocus. It zeroes in on subjects with such speed and precision, you’ll never miss a shot. With Nikon 1 J3, you can harness that precision at a blazing fast 15 frames per second continuous shooting! When you divide one second of motion into 15 individual photos, you’ll catch amazing views you’ve never seen. And every one of those photos will be exceptional, thanks to Nikon 1 J3′s 14.2 megapixel CMOS sensor.

1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6

1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6

Nikon 1 J3 and the 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm

Nikon 1 J3 and the 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm

Features List

Cinematic Video

Capture both Full (1080p) HD movies and full resolution photos simultaneously without compromising either.

EXPEED 3A

EXPEED 3: Fast just got faster

Fast just got faster

Equipped with the new dual core EXPEED 3A image processing engine, optimized exclusively for Nikon 1 cameras, you’ll be able to turn life’s fast-moving adventures into amazing visual stories.

Smart Photo Selector

Smart Photo Selector: One shot — five great images to choose from

One shot – five great images to choose from

Capture the perfect shot with the improved Smart Photo Selector, which fires 20 shots with a single shutter press and selects the best five for you – now you’ve got every advantage for catching life’s best moments.

Slow view

The best moments are made (and missed) in an instant. But imagine being able to slow down a moment while it’s happening – to see live action in slow motion. With Nikon 1 J3′s amazing new Slow View mode, that’s exactly what happens. See the world in slow motion, then easily grab the shot you want by fully depressing the shutter.

Wireless connectivity

Connect the optional WU-1b Wireless Adapter to the Nikon 1 J3 and wirelessly transfer photos to your smartphone, tablet or any compatible Wi-Fi enabled device. Use your smartphone to instantly upload your shots to the web or email them to a friend. Download Nikon’s free Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app from Google Play™ or App Store and remotely control the Nikon 1 J3 – see what the camera sees from your smartphone or tablet and fire off shots!

All-new image sensor with the fastest autofocus in the world

All-new image sensor with the fastest autofocus in the world

Continuous shooting: Action at 60 frames per second

Continuous shooting: Action at 60 frames per second

Truly extraordinary speed and precision

Truly extraordinary speed and precision

Endless creativity and inspiration

Endless creativity and inspiration

Tech Specs

Type Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mount Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Effective pixels 14.2 million
Image sensor 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
File format NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Shooting modes Auto; creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M, night landscape, night portrait, backlighting, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, and selective color; best moment capture (slow view and Smart Photo Selector), advanced movie (HD -P, S, A, M only- and slow motion), Motion Snapshot
Type Electronic shutter
Speed 1/16,000-30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Flash sync speed Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower
Mode Single frame, continuous Self-timer
Frame advance rate Approx. 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s
Metering TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Mode P programmed auto with flexible program; S shutter-priority auto; A aperture-priority auto; M manual; scene auto selector
Exposure compensation -3 - +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at metered value when shutter-release button is pressed halfway
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 160-6400 in steps of 1 EV; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 160-6400, 160-3200, 160-800) available (user controlled in P, S, A, and M modes)
Active D-Lighting On, off
Autofocus Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); full-time AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus area Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF)
Face priority On, off
Built-in flash Auto; Soft, Miniature effect, Selective color (Creative mode): Flash pops up automatically and fires as required Night portrait, Backlighting (Creative mode): Flash pops up automatically and fires with every shot P programmed auto, S shutter-priority auto, A aperture-priority auto, M manual (Creative mode): Manual pop-up
Guide Number (GN) Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
Control i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Mode Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync, off
Flash compensation -3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Metering TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format AAC
Audio recording device Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie and panorama playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
USB Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4-in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 101.0 x 60.5 x 28.8 mm (4.0 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.), excluding projections
Weight Approx. 244 g (8.6 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 201 g (7.1 oz), camera body only
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories BF-N1000 body cap, EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-27 battery charger, AN-N1000 strap, UC-E19 USB cable, ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator CD, User's Manual, Reference Manual CD

Reviews

TNT Magazine

Rated top 5 in Travel Cameras. “A perfect camera for travellers: small, refined and as strong as they come. I’m no Robert Capa or Ansel Adams but the images I got off the J3 came out really well. If you want a camera that’s really easy to use, compact, and one that will flatter your meagre photographic abilities, then the J3 is the one for you!”

The Lifestyle Department

Top 10 Favourite Items for Travelling: “A camera that will get you great shots, but won’t make you look like a tourist. We’re big fans of the Nikon J3 – portable like your phone, but with specs like a much bigger device”
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Australian Retailers

The Nikon 1 J3 is available in stores with a 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty.

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