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Nikon 1 V3 Digital Camera

£483.00
MILC 18.4MP CMOS SDXC Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Three industry awards
LCD is tough to see in bright sunlight
Unacceptable noise level
89 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

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

This high megapixel digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from websites Ephotozine who concluded that this camera was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 75% based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Ephotozine and Techradar.

Good User Reviews

Users have rated this camera on average 88 out of 100. Over 90% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 3,033 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 97% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Six customers who bought it concluded that it was expensive. Mano said “My only criteria if it is expensive or not is if it will be a success”. Mano also wrote “Expensive in relation to what? To other cameras?” in their review. Mano also said “In many reviews, I read that the camera is considered to be expensive for what it is” in their review.

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good value for money. Walmart.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Priced right” in their review of this digital camera. Mano said on Bhphotovideo.com “My Nikon D-7100 has it, my inexpensive Nikon P-600 has it” in their review of this digital camera. Bangolo said “Lightweight and durability with crisp picture with good price” in their review of this digital camera.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon 1 V3 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Two owners said in their reviews that it had gps.


Good for Video Recording

Nine people considered that this digital camera was good for video recording. Walmart.com mentioned “Great Video Capabilities” . Basinshots wrote “Wait those lenses work on this as well! Excited to shoot video!”. Three years ago an anonymous author mentioned “Very useful as a second video on site” in her review of this digital camera.

Flash Intgr

Two customers considered that this digital camera had a good flash. Digital Versus rated the product 80 out of 100 and said “Builtin flash”.

Autofocus Trs Ractif

Twenty-two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Autofocus trs ractif” . Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fastaccurate auto-focus” and scored it 80 out of 100. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Boasting continuous shooting speeds of 20fps with continuous autofocus and 60fps with fixed-point autofocus, 10”.

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Walmart.com said “27x Lens Factor” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Walmart.com also wrote “Use Any Nikon Lens” in their review. Harv wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The movable rear screen with touch option is sensational, with the 6.7-13 lens I don't even get sand on my knees … few issues though with the viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera.

Five people who purchased the Nikon 1 V3 reckoned that it had a good zoom. Mano wrote on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “The only reason I like the digital zoom better (at least 2X) is because I find it a little more convenient to compose my picture”. Mano also said “There is no exposure bracketingThere is no digital zoom” in their review.

One owner considered that the product had a good image stabiliser. Two years ago Bestbuy.com said “Good Image Stabilization”.

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EVF Makes Composing in Bright Light Easy

Six customers considered that the product had an electronic viewfinder. Dp Review wrote “EVF makes composing in bright light easy”. Dp Review also said “Small size, even with grip and EVF attached” in their review. Three years ago Jourdaj mentioned “Advanced video capability, 20 fps, better EVF and a sturdier zoom lens has made this a no-brainier” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it was mirrorless. Doxieman mentioned “Guaranteed because of the mirror less design.” but in spite of that they only gave the product a rating of 2 stars out of 5. Tresinnoctem wrote in their review of this digital camera on Walmart.com “The future of digital photography is certainly mirror-less”. Tresinnoctem also wrote “Until now, most DSLRs have been more capable than most mirror-less digital cameras.” in their review.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Three years ago Mano said on Bhphotovideo.com “I will start with things I don't like in this camera.I mildly dislike the fact that the camera has a removable viewfinder”. Also three years ago Randy wrote in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “I'd prefer a built in optical viewfinder and a built in hand grip, all minor complaints” and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Po mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The viewfinder is wonderful with its instant review in the eyepiece -sun is never a factor again”.

Two owners who bought this digital camera said that it had a good screen. Walmart.com said in their review of this digital camera “Articulating Back Screen” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Two years ago Brsac wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The design of the swivel screen on the camera back requires the Grip base to be cut away to allow the screen to fold down”.

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Stupendous Shooting Speeds

Thirty-eight people thought it was able to produce good images. Expert website Reviewed.com said “A useful tool for sports photographers.” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5. Lolp mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Image quality is very good” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Landscpe Photographer mentioned “If you can stay under 400 ISO you should be happy with the images” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 80 out of 100.

Twelve customers who bought this digital camera thought it had a good picture resolution. Kenrockwell.com mentioned three years ago “Stupendous shooting speeds” in their review of the Nikon 1 V3. In the same month expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Theres no denying that some aspects of the Nikon 1 V3 are impressive, particularly the super-fast AF and burst shooting speeds”. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “The camera, with its unique sensor technology allows extremely fast continuous shooting, at up to 60fps at full res” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Four people thought the product had a good image sensor. Expert review site Dxomark.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “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”. Also three years ago an anonymous reviewer said “The 18mp sensor is sharp, has minimal noise in most shooting situations” in her review of this digital camera. Hans Mpk mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The 20 fps speed is awesome and 18mp sensor is great.”.

Two people who purchased the product considered that it was good in low light. Harv gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Bhphotovideo.com “Improvement in low light, great at iso 3200”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of colour rendition. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good Color Rendition”.

One owner considered that the product had a good ISO range. Three years ago Mano mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “People who own a Nikon SLR will know what I mean by that and will understand that without it Auto ISO is almost useless” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Noncustomizable Command Dials (can't Set Direct Exposure Compensation Control

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera did not have good exposure controls. Dp Review wrote in their review of the Nikon 1 V3 “Noncustomizable command dials (can't set direct exposure compensation control”.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Dimensions

Thirteen owners considered that it was compact. Kenrockwell.com mentioned three years ago “Compact dimensions” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Nikon 1 V3 “The Nikon 1 V3 is a compact system camera featuring a new 18.4-megapixel “CX” format sensor with no low-pass filter”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said “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”.

Four owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was lightweight. Walmart.com wrote three years ago “Small and lightweight with all of the features of the larger DSLR cameras” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Iowapj said on Bhphotovideo.com “Lightweight, easy to carry all day long”. Sportspj wrote “Small, lightweight, carry everywhere fun camera”.

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good body shape. Dp Review said “Compacte en lichte body, filmen in 1080p tot 60 bps, snelle burstmode van 20 bps met continu AF, uiterst snelle hybride AF”. Two years ago Brsac said “The Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) should have been built into the body, as it was on the V1”.

Three people who reviewed the product agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Jack F mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Come on Nikon, you are charging a pretty hefty sum for this camera”. Randy said in his review of this digital camera “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”. Briarcliff Baron wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I have plenty of heavy lenses and gear to lug around with my D800”.

Two owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to carry around. Walmart.com wrote “Easy to carry around”.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 1 V3 has a pretty standard weight (282 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Support

Good Support

Three people who purchased the product considered that it had good technical guidance.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 1 V3 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon EOS 70D, the Samsung NX30 (£419.00), or the Nikon D7200 (£599.00) which has better reviews.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Nikon 1 V3 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras that came out more than a year ago also have a USB connectivity.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon 1 V3 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 70D, the Samsung NX30 (£419.00), or the Nikon D7200 (£599.00).

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners who purchased the product considered that it had a good battery life. Bestbuy.com wrote “Good Battery Life”. Jack F said “One good choice is its battery was compatible with several other cameras” in his review of this digital camera.


Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon 1 V3 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon 1 V3 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Nikon 1 V3 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon 1 V3 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon 1 V3 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon 1 V3 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon 1 V3 has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon 1 V3 has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than a year.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 70D, and the Samsung NX30 (£419.00) is also worth considering.

If this high megapixel digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon D7200 (£599.00) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon 1 V3 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Visible Shadow Noise At Low ISOs (in Raw

Eight people who reviewed it wrote that it was noisy. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Visible shadow noise at low ISOs (in Raw” in their review of this digital camera. Walmart.com wrote “Can't Turn Off Noise Cont” in their Nikon 1 V3 review.

Jourdaj mentioned “Image quality is great and noise is acceptable to ISO 800”.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Eight people who reviewed it wrote that it was noisy. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Visible shadow noise at low ISOs (in Raw” in their review of this digital camera. Walmart.com wrote “Can't Turn Off Noise Cont” in their Nikon 1 V3 review. Jourdaj mentioned “Image quality is great and noise is acceptable to ISO 800”.


Design

New Control and FN Buttonssettings Wheels

Eleven people mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon 1 V3 was easy to use. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “New control and FN buttonssettings wheels”. Two years ago Bestbuy.com mentioned “Easy to Use”. Techradar.com wrote “The Nikon V3 is a great camera to use” in their review of this digital camera.

Three owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Doxieman mentioned “On the bright side, I am absolutely convinced that if you purchase this camera with the electronic viewfinder and handgrip you will be thoroughly delighted”. Doxieman also said “I was able to obtain the handgrip and lens adapter fairly quickly for a newly released product” in their review.

Two customers reckoned that it was easy to handle. Walmart.com said “Great Handling” in their review of this digital camera. An anonymous author said in her review of this digital camera on Walmart.com “Splendid images and wonderful handling make this camera a must for any photographer, + adding the FT-1 lens adapter will allow almost EVERY Nikkor lens to attach”.

Two customers thought the product was easy to use the menus. Didi wrote on Walmart.com last year “And surprisingly I mainly use it in manual mode as it easy change settings and almost have it work like my DF”. Don wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “With the three user-programmable function buttons you can change many settings quickly”.

One person who purchased it considered that it was easy to setup. Boomer gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “The camera was easy to set up - pretty much ready straight out of the box”.

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Sleek Design

Five owners who reviewed the Nikon 1 V3 considered that it was well designed. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera “Hochwertige Verarbeitung und Design mit gut integriertem Klappbildschirm, uerst kompakter Aufstecksucher mit gutem Bild, wenn auch nur optional erhltlich”. Dp Review also said “Design plus abouti” in their review. Jack F said in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “It is my hope the V4 will return to something like the V1 with a better design” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two people who purchased the product concluded that it was good looking. Harv said “The V3 with 1 Nikkor 70-300 comes scarily close to matching that performance, pretty amazing and what a technological advancement” in their review of this digital camera. Doxieman mentioned “I am pretty sure Nikon has figured this out because they've run several promotional bundles that include it”.

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was ergonomic. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “DSLRlike ergonomics with twin command dials (more so with grip”.

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Very Good Image Quality

Sixteen owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Very good image quality”. Walmart.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Mediocre Picture Quality” in their review of this digital camera. Walmart.com also wrote “Good Quality photos” in their review.

LCD is Tough to See in Bright Sunlight

Three owners considered that it was not well made. Brsac wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The removable and fragile EVF will be an irritant for as long as I use my V3” however despite that they gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Three years ago Tresinnoctem wrote “The viewfinder feels a tad fragile” in their review of this digital camera. Tresinnoctem also said “Why not add the one thing that a traveler really wants - built-in GPS to geotag the images and chronicle the trip? Nikon's add-on GPS units are fragile and unreliable” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was not strong and durable. Dp Review said “LCD is tough to see in bright sunlight” in their review of this digital camera. One person who reviewed it considered that it was easy to damage or scratch.

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Features

Good Features

Eight people said in their reviews that the product had good features. Walmart.com wrote “Dslr Features” and rated it 80 out of 100. Expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned “This new Nikon 1 camera adds a tiltable touchscreen and a slew of cool, new features.”. Three years ago Landscpe Photographer wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “I typically do not go above 400 (which is bad enough) The camera itself has a lot of advanced features, very fast auto-focus”.


Light Exposure

Only Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 160 and 12800 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208276950, 00018208938513, 00018208938551, 00018208997770, 00182089385138, 00845251087024, 08033737553558, 08033737553565

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