Nikon 1 J3 Review - The Nikon 1 J3 is the manufacturer's third-generation consumer-grade compact system camera has a new sensor and creative control options, but is it enough to fend off the competition?

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Nikon 1 J3

Overall score:83%
Image Quality:80%


  • Build quality; Style; Autofocus system


  • Clumsy controls; High-ISO noise; Indifferent image quality


Nikon 1 J3 Review


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Nikon 1 J3 Review – Sample Image Gallery

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White Balance:Auto, incand., fluor., sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset, fine tuning
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Built-in Flash:Pop-up, GN 5 (m, 100ISO)
Lens Mount:Nikon 1
Cable Release:N/A
Exposure Comp:+/-3EV in 1/3EV increments
Compression:Fine (1:4), normal (1:8), basic (1:16)
Viewfinder Type:N/A
PC Socket:N/A
Output Size:4608 x 3072
LCD:3in TFT LCD, 921k-dots
Field of View:N/A
Colour Temp Control:N/A
AF Points:135 focus areas
White Balance Bracket:N/A
Sensor:13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CX CMOS, 14.2MP
Focal Length Mag:2.7x
Max Flash Sync:1/60th sec
DoF Prview:N/A
Dust Reduction:N/A
Built-in Image Stabilisation:Yes, optical
Metering System:TTL Matrix metering
Movie Mode:Full HD
Connectivity:USB 2.0
Live Mode:Yes
Exposure Modes:Program Auto, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Manual, Creative effects
Weight:244 g with battery and memory card
Power:Rechargeable 1020mAh Li-ion
File Format:12-bit raw, JPEG
Dimensions:101 x 60.5 x 28.8 mm
Shutter Speeds:30 secs – 1/16,000th sec
Focusing Modes:Hybrid phase/contrast detection
Colour Space:sRGB, Adobe RGB
Drive Mode:Single, 5/15/30/60fps
  1. 1. Nikon 1 J3 Review – Features
  2. 2. Nikon 1 J3 Review – Design
  3. 3. Nikon 1 J3 Review - Performance
  4. 4. Nikon 1 J3 Review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Nikon 1 J3 Review - Verdict
  6. 6. Nikon 1 J3 Review - Sample Image Gallery
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