The Nikon 1 J3 is the successor to that manufacturer's series of entry-level mirrorless cameras. It employs a CX-format 1" 14.2MP sensor capable of full 1080 HD video. The J3 boasts an impressive 30 or 60 fps continuous shooting capability with focus locked on a single AF point, and with continuous AF burst shooting is available at 15 fps. The Nikon J3 is able to capture HD video and full resolution stills simultaneously, and offers a number of photo features including Smart Photo Selector, a shooting mode that captures 20 frames in succession and presents the shooter with the top five images. The J3 looks a lot like the previous 1 Js but sees the mode dial moved to the camera's top plate. It also has the ability to wirelessly share and transfer images when paired with the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter.
Nikon 1 J3 Mirrorless Camera
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- 14.2MP 1"-type CMOS sensor
- 15 frames per second continuous shooting
- Hybrid phase and contrast detect AF system
- ISO 160-6400
- 1080 HD video
- 3.0 inch LCD with 921,000 dots
- Built-in stereo microphone
- Raw and Raw + JPEG shooting
- Pop-up flash
- Creative Mode in-camera filter effects
- SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3072|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||14 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||135|
|Lens mount||Nikon 1|
|Focal length multiplier||2.7×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/16000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (pop-up)|
|Flash range||5.00 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain|
|Continuous drive||15.0 fps|
|Exposure compensation||-3–5 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 1072 x 720 (60 fps) 640 x 240 (400), 320 x 120 (1200)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (Type C)|
|Wireless notes||WU-1bb mobile adapter|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional ML-L3)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion EN-EL20 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||220|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||201 g (0.44 lb / 7.09 oz)|
|Dimensions||101 x 61 x 29 mm (3.98 x 2.4 x 1.14″)|
Have tested this camera for some days. It´s a big disappointment. Pics are lacking details and aren´t crisp. Same thing regardless if JPEG or RAW. Noise performance is a shame for Nikon. Controls are frustrating as there are not enough buttons, e.g. there is no ISO button, you have to change ISO in the awkward menu. The 1 system is a joke, the price-tag just outrageous. You can get a decent DSLR for this price, a good mirrorless cam from other brands or a high-end-compact if you want small ...
Great Little Camera
I have owned a couple of DSLRs, like Nikons D40X, Sony Alpha 230 and Canons EOS 70D. They're awesome, but bulky, and hard to have around at any given time. I bought this camera in order to have the option of switching lenses and still have a compact camera. Happily, this camera has delivered on my expectations. I bought an 1.8f lens, which is pretty awesome for night pictures. I won't bore anyone with talk, since we all want to see pictures, so let me share my results. Hope this is helpful!
Best Mirrorless Camera on the Market ? Yes
A few years back if someone wrote that the Nikon 1 represents one of the best mirrorless camera's on the market I probably would have laughed: I mean a 1 inch sensor ? Small bodies with minimalist looks ? No retro styling ? Well times have changed and I have been fortunate (or stupid depending on your perspective) enough over the last few years to have owned quite a few bodies (the Olympus OMD EM5, The Sony NEX 3N, Fuji X100 to name a few). I have tried and tried, but nothing gave me ...
J3 compatible with ML-L3 or not
Dpreview says this camera compatible with ML-L3 INFRARED remote, however NIKON website does not say this camera compatible with ML-L3. Hope someone confirm this for me. Many thanks with your help.
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