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Nikon 1 V3 Digital Camera

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Nikon 1 V3, 10-30 VR, and 70-300 VR Preview
Nikon 1 V3 Review
Sutton Images test the new Nikon 1 V3 digital camera - English version
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27 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The reviewers at PhotographyBlog.com and Ua.gecid.com both recommend this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Ephotozine strongly endorse this MILC digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Ephotozine and Techradar this camera has an average expert rating of 76 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this MILC digital camera rated this digital camera 89% on average.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine.com gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review on expert review site Ephotozine three years ago “The camera, with its unique sensor technology allows extremely fast continuous shooting, at up to 60fps at full res”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said also three years ago “Theres no denying that some aspects of the Nikon 1 V3 are impressive, particularly the super-fast AF and burst shooting speeds”. Expert review site Dpreview.com wrote in their review of the Nikon 1 V3 “Since the original 1 V1, AF and continuous shooting speed have been a standout feature in Nikon's mirrorless offering for users who want interchangeable lens versatility in a small form factor” .

A few Nikon 1 V3 owners who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago Reviewed.com said “A useful tool for sports photographers.” and rated the product 4 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Three years ago Dxomark.com wrote “With a new 18.4Mp sensor and impressive performance specs, does the Nikon 1 V3 justify its €949 price tag to be the mirrorless h”.

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Good Size

Some Nikon 1 V3 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of the Nikon 1 V3 “The Nikon 1 V3 is a compact mirrorless camera, with a new compact 10-30mm power zoom lens, making it more easily placed in jacket pockets”. Photographyblog.com wrote “The Nikon 1 V3 is a compact system camera featuring a new 18.4-megapixel “CX” format sensor with no low-pass filter” in their review. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “The Nikon V range of compact system cameras was generally intended to be aimed at those looking for something a little more serious”.

Good Brand

Nikon MILC cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Nikon is one of the superior brands.

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Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Techradar.com wrote “The Nikon V3 is a great camera to use” in their review and scored it 4 stars.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who bought the Nikon 1 V3 wrote that it had a good zoom.

One Nikon 1 V3 owner who purchased it considered that it had a good autofocus. Photographyblog.com wrote “Boasting continuous shooting speeds of 20fps with continuous autofocus and 60fps with fixed-point autofocus, 10” in their review of the Nikon 1 V3.

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Nice Design

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was a good design. Dp Review wrote in their review of the Nikon 1 V3 “Sleek design”.

Good Flash

One Nikon 1 V3 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good flash. Dp Review said “Builtin flash” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

One customer reckoned that the product was strong and durable. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “LCD is tough to see in bright sunlight”.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon 1 V3 owner who bought the Nikon 1 V3 concluded that it had good features. Expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com wrote “A slew of cool, new features.” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon 1 V3 reviewer thought the Nikon 1 V3 was good quality. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review three years ago “Very good image quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is typical of many MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 1 V3 has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for more than a year which do not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus OM-D E-M10[plb_3280067_price] is also worth considering.

Alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm X-A2[plb_2814041_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon 1 V3 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7[plb_2913114_price], or the Fujifilm X-T1[plb_2173844_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Fujifilm X-A2[plb_2814041_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by MILC cameras that were released more than a year ago. The image formats supporteds "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 1 V3 is 0.26m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.2m to 0.35m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.2 meters, the Nikon 1 V3 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has Eight White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the 1 V3. The white balances "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Sunny" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of photo effects than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the 1 V3. The photo effectss "Black&White" and "Neutral" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Four Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Nikon 1 V3 has more number of aspheric elementss than most of the similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the 1 V3. This camera is a four number of aspheric elements camera compared to most of the MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 V3 which only have between one and three number of aspheric elementss.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on cameras that were released around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera has an Aperture priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 V3. The light exposure modess "Auto", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera supports 6 and 400 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 V3. The ISO sensitivitys "160", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Nikon 1 V3 owner thought the Nikon 1 V3 did not have good technical guidance. Dp Review said in their Nikon 1 V3 review “Awkward manual focusing”.

Poor Exposure Control

One person wrote in their reviews that the Nikon 1 V3 did not have good exposure controls. Three years ago Dp Review mentioned “Noncustomizable command dials (can't set direct exposure compensation control” in their review.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon 1 V3 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year which support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7[plb_2913114_price], or the Fujifilm X-T1[plb_2173844_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon 1 V3 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 1 V3 also do not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Nikon 1 V3 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Nikon 1 V3 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

The Nikon 1 V3 is not 3D. Most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than a year ago are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 1 V3 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the 1 V3. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "DPOF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only Has Eight Shooting Modess

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the 1 V3. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Lens priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Only Five Flash Guide Numbers

The Nikon 1 V3 is a five flash guide number camera. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 1 V3 have between 5 and 10 flash guide numbers.

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Only Has Four Camera Playbacks

The number of camera playback modes found on the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Nikon camera has a Slide show camera playback, which is the most frequently found camera playback found on MILC cameras that have been around for more than a year. The camera playbacks "Movie", "Single image" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Nikon 1 V3 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 12,800) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 V3. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 V3 is 6,400 and the highest is 410,000.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The Nikon 1 V3 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) (160) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. Cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 1 V3 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 50 and 1,600, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 170.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 1 V3

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon 1 V3 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X-T1[plb_2173844_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7[plb_2913114_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel

The Nikon 1 V3 has a relatively average megapixel (18.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the 1 V3.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 1 V3 has a fairly standard weight (282 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 1 V3.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed Settings
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Microphone in
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash

3 Awards

ua.gecid.com Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

(41)
9 June 2015

Priced at Rs.43,950, the Nikon 1 V3 comes with a 10-30mm lens and an 8GB memory card. The performance of the camera is not exceptional but the speed at which it can shoot pictures will leave you...

27 November 2014

In the past, we?ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup...

Very good image quality
Plenty of dials and buttons
New control and FN buttonssettings wheels
Memorycard slot on the side
WiFi and remote shutter release
No builtin EVF
No exposure preview
Electronic zoom
Awkward manual focusing
No builtin viewfinder
30 September 2014

While the the Nikon 1 V3 with the 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm PD-ZOOM lens gives you control dials for managing the aperture and shutter values, they aren't enough to make us deviate from the perception...

29 September 2014

A useful tool for sports photographers, but for everyone else... A camera can have all the tilt screens, pop-up flashes, and function buttons you can fit on it. But all that really matters is...

29 September 2014

One of the big features of the Nikon V3 is speed. Thanks to the new sensor and processor combo, the V3 offers up some seriously impressive specs with regards to continuous shooting speed. Nikon... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 July 2014 by Mano
Mano would recommend the Nikon 1 V3

I recently purchased the Nikon 1 V-3 camera and I would like to share my impressions of it in case someone is considering it. My view on some features will be very personal. What I like and... Read more…

Reviewed 2 April 2015 by BRSac
BRSac would recommend the Nikon 1 V3

I was a Nikon 1 fan within the first hour of using a J1. I operate the camera with my right hand and cradle the lens barrel in my left hand, just as I have always done with SLR cameras. I really... Read more…

Reviewed 11 May 2014 by Don
Don would recommend the Nikon 1 V3 (Verified Purchase)

From photobloggers' initial reviews, I was expecting to be disappointed in the V3. I'm not. I've taken the camera on three shoots, so far, and the results have been far better than I'd hoped,... Read more…

Reviewed 15 September 2014 by Randy
Randy would recommend the Nikon 1 V3

I purchased this camera as a supplemental travel camera to my D700 so I could leave its heavy lenses at home yet get outstanding results. I have a Panasonic DMC-ZS20 which I wanted to replace so I... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2015 by Briarcliff Baron
Briarcliff Baron would recommend the Nikon 1 V3

This is a follow up to my previous review. Again, this camera EXCELS with daylight high-action situations. The kit lens was fine, but I wanted more reach, and wanted one lens that I could pretty... Read more…

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