Make time stand still with the Nikon 1 V3


Features List

18.4 Megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor
20 fps with Continuous AF
Full HD 1080/60p video recording

With the Nikon 1 V3 in your hands, you’ll capture life’s fleeting moments to perfection. Lock onto the action with the 171-point hybrid AF system, focusing on fast moving subjects at shooting speeds of up to 20 fps with Continuous AF. Its crystal clear 18.4 Megapixel CMOS sensor and Full HD video recording deliver exquisite detail even in low light, with an effective ISO range of 160 to 12,800. Loaded with features to make professional performance easy, it’s the compact answer for capturing your active lifestyle.

Beautifully detailed images

Shoot exceptional images even in dim settings thanks to the fast, high-resolution 18.4 Megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor and ISO 160-12,800. Designed without an optical low-pass filter, this advanced CX-format sensor makes the most of every megapixel to capture even the finest textures and render clean, crisp images.

18.4 Megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor

High-performance image processing

Nikon’s world-class EXPEED 4A image processor delivers high-performance processing for exceptionally sharp, low-noise images. Its two powerful engines work together to skillfully handle processor-intensive tasks like Full HD movies, night landscapes and high dynamic range photography. And by devoting one engine mainly to readout operations, you’ll enjoy continuous shooting of full-resolution photos at a 60 fps with minimal media write times.

EXPEED 4A image processor

Advanced 171-point Hybrid AF system

The Nikon 1 V3 features an Advanced Hybrid Autofocus system offering 171 autofocus points of which 105 are phase-detection, to lock quickly onto your subject. By switching instantly between phase and contrast detection, subjects snap quickly into focus and stay that way. Along with nearly full-frame coverage, you can compose without worrying about blur, even if your subject is at the edge of the shot.

Advanced Hybrid AF system

High-speed continuous shooting at up to 60 fps

Taking 40 shots in a rapid burst, the Nikon 1 V3 allows continuous shooting at up to 60 fps with focus fixed at the first frame and up to 20 fps with continuous AF. Just press the shutter-release button for 20 perfectly focused shots each revealing unique expressions. Analyze your golf swing or capture a photo finish. Pull out fine detail from action sequences at a speed that far outperforms digital SLRs.

High-speed continuous shooting

Responsive 7.5 cm (3.0-inch) vari-angle touch screen monitor

Experiment with angles and give images and videos a creative touch. The large 7.5 cm (3.0-inch) 1037k-dot LCD monitor swings down 87° for shooting from above, then can be swung upwards to 170° for low-angle shots. Perfect for shooting over crowds or bringing intimate details to life. It’s designed for easy operation – just tap the responsive monitor to focus, shoot and make intuitive adjustments to your camera settings, even when the monitor is tilted.

7.5 cm (3.0-inch) vari-angle touch screen LCD monitor

Professional quality Full 1080/60p HD videos

Whether it’s a family reunion or a grand final, you can film for up to ten uninterrupted minutes in stunning Full (1080/60p) HD. Hit movie-record to start shooting instantly, or take manual control over the settings. Precision subject tracking keeps the action in sharp focus even if you’re filming at full zoom. You can even capture a high-resolution still without interrupting your shoot, simply by pressing the shutter-release button.

Full 1080/60p HD video recording

Stay in complete control

With Dual Command dials, you can create without taking your eyes off your subject. Programmable function buttons and PSAM shooting modes let you access professional-quality functions with one touch. Or for complete creative control and easy operation you can manually set your aperture and shutter speed, select AF-area modes, fine-tune white balance and more.

Manual controls

Choose the best moments

A choice of intuitive features means you’ll always get the best shot with your Nikon 1 V3. Active Selection snaps up to 40 full-resolution stills at high speed and you can choose the ones to keep, while Slow View lets you pick the best shot from a slow motion sequence. With Motion Snapshot , you can create a four-second slow-motion video accompanied by ambient sounds or background music to photos. And Smart Photo Selector saves the five most technically perfect images based on eye blinks, composition and camera-shake blur.

Active Selection feature

Want to share your pictures on the go?

Built-in Wi-Fi for easily sharing your shots anytime, anywhere

By using the built-in Wi-Fi, you can transmit images from the Nikon 1 V3 to a Wi-Fi equipped smart device# such as a smartphone or tablet, and share your images to social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

You can also shoot through your mobile device using the Live view function## of the Nikon 1 V3, together with the use of the built-in Wi-Fi functionality.

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Never lose sight of your subject

Nikon NDF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder (optional)

NDF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder (optional)

Enjoy high-contrast, high-resolution performance thanks to the Nikon DF-N1000 detachable electronic viewfinder. This 2359-dot EVF displays vital shooting information and can magnify subjects for precise manual focusing, giving almost 100% subject coverage.

Extra grip for greater performance

Nikon GR-N1010 Grip (optional)

GR-N1010 Grip (optional)

Designed for the V3, the sturdy GR-N1010 Grip gives greater accuracy and stability especially for long-lens shooting. Controls are angled for comfortable access to the shutter-release and you can take advantage of an extra function button and subcommand wheel.

Adapt to any shooting environment

Nikon FT-1 Mount Adaptor (optional)

FT-1 Mount Adaptor (optional)

Using the FT-1 Mount Adapter, you can attach any F-Mount NIKKOR lenses (designed for a Nikon DSLR camera) to your Nikon 1 V3. Explore endless creative possibilities to enhance your images from extreme wide angle to super-telephoto lenses, with the flexibility to adapt to any setting.

# Dedicated application is required. The application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store (free). Compatible OSs: Android 2.3 series (smartphone); Android 3.X series (tablet).
## Live view function is not compatible when shooting video remotely with the smart device.

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 18.4 million
Image sensor 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning
Image size (pixels) Still images taken in auto, P, S, A, M, best moment capture, and all creative modes other than easy panorama (aspect ratio 3 : 2) 5232 x 3488 3920 x 2616 2608 x 1744 Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera panned horizontally (aspect ratio 120 : 23) 4800 x 920 Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera panned vertically (aspect ratio 8 : 25) 1536 x 4800 Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera panned horizontally (aspect ratio 240 : 23) 9600 x 920 Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera panned vertically (aspect ratio 4 : 25) 1536 x 9600 Still images taken during movie recording (aspect ratio 3 : 2) 5232 x 3488 (1080/60p, 1080/30p) 1472 x 984 (720/60p, 720/30p) Motion Snapshots (photo portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 5232 x 2936
File format NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8) 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 microSD (micro Secure Digital), microSDHC, microSDXC
Card slot Single
File system DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Depth-of-field preview Yes
Shooting modes auto; creative, with a choice of the following options: creative palette, HDR, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, selective color, cross process, and toy camera effect; programmed auto with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, and manual; best moment capture (Active Selection, slow view and Smart Photo Selector); advanced movie (HD movie, slow motion, jump cut, fast motion and 4-second movie), Motion Snapshot
Shutter type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane mechanical shutter; electronic shutter
Shutter speed Mechanical shutter:, 1/4000to, 30s, in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control) Electronic shutter: 1/16,000–30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control) Note: Bulb and Time end automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Flash sync speed Mechanical shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at, X=1/250s, or slower Electronic shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower
Mode S (single frame), Continuous, Self-timer, Remote, Interval timer shooting
Frame advance rate Approx. 6, 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps
Self-timer 2 s, 10 s
Remote release modes Delayed remote (2 s); quick-response remote
Metering TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method Matrix, center-weighted, spot
Range Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Exposure mode Programmed auto with flexible program; shutter-priority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual; scene auto selector
Exposure compensation -3–+3EV, in steps of1/3EV
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at metered value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) 200to, 12800, in steps of1EV, ISO 160; 6400 (NR); 12800 (NR); 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 Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Full-time AF (AF-F), Single AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Manual focus (MF)
Focus area Single-point AF: 171 focus areas; the center 105 areas support phase-detection AF Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
AF-area mode Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Face priority On, off
Built-in flash Raised by pressing flash button
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)
Flash control i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Flash mode Fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when flash is fully charged
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor, TTL metering using image sensor
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate HD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) 1280 x 720/30p (29.97 fps) Slow-motion movies 1280 x 720/120 fps (aspect ratio 16 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 768 x 288/400 fps (aspect ratio 8 : 3; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 416 x 144/1200 fps (aspect ratio 26 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) Fast-motion, jump-cut, and 4-second movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) Motion Snapshots (movie portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format PCM
Audio recording device Built-in or optional external ME-1 stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Maximum recording time Auto, creative, P, S, A, and M modes: 10 minutes Advanced movie mode HD movie: 10 minutes Slow motion: 3 seconds Fast motion: 20 minutes Jump cut: 20 minutes 4-second movie: 4 seconds (The approximate maximum recording times for individual movies shot at the default frame size and rate in each shooting mode)
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.) diagonal, approx.1037k-dot, TFT vari-angle LCD touch screen with brightness and angle adjustment
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 16 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 equivalent
HDMI output Type D HDMI connector
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Multi accessory port Used for designated accessories
Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Communications protocols IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
Operating frequency 2412–2462 MHz (channels 1–11)
Range (line of sight) Approximately 10 m/33 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
Security Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK Encryption: AES
Data rate 54 Mbps Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ
Wireless setup Supports WPS
Access protocols Infrastructure
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20a 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. 110.9 x 65.0 x 33.2 mm (4.4 x 2.6 x 1.3-in.), excluding projections
Weight Approx. 324 g (11.4 oz.), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 282 g (9.9 oz), camera body only
Temperature 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Body Cap BF-N1000, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20a (included with terminal cover), lens (supplied only if lens kit is purchased with camera), Battery Charger MH-29 (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), Strap AN-N1000, USB Cable UC-E20, ViewNX 2 CD

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