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Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm Digital Camera

MILC 14.2MP CMOS Mar 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Three industry awards
Good size
Good quality pictures
25 Reviews + 3 Awards
dgl.ru Recommended CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The authors at review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Dgl.ru both thought that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The author at websites CNET.co.uk decided that this medium megapixel digital camera was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This Nikon digital camera has an average expert rating of 73 out of 100 based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Techradar, Digital Versus and T3.com.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 25,424 expert and user reviews (including 1,649 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

Six Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm reviewers said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com mentioned “This mirrorless camera offers striking images when using a low ISO setting a”. Four years ago Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “Picture quality and pure specs that weren't always on par” in their review of this digital camera.

A number of people who bought it wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Boasting continuous shooting speeds of 15fps with continuous autofocus”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote “The fact that it has a higher resolution” and rated it 4 stars.

One Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm owner thought it had a good image sensor.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of people who bought it agreed that it had a good lens. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review “Good lens selection”. Several customers considered that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com said “Fast autofocus”.

One Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Toptenreviews.com said in their Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm review two years ago “Fun and approachable, fits in a jacket pocket even with kit zoom attached, lightweight metal build” .

One Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm owner said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Stabilisation system effective up to 18 ths” in their Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm review.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm owners who reviewed the Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm concluded that it was mirrorless. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “Nikon has updated its 1 J-series mirrorless camera nicely with the J3”. Expert website Dpreview.com wrote in their review “Entry-level mirrorless cameras provide a nice middle ground between fixed-lens point-and-shoots”.

One customer who reviewed the Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm reckoned that it had a good screen.

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Good Video Capture

A number of Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good for video recording. Four years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com said “60fps with fixed-point autofocus, Full 1080p HD video captur”.


Design

Nice Design

A number of Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Toptenreviews.com said in their review of the Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm “Stylish design”. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Small size, attractive appearance”. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “All those fancy "Best Moment Capture" type modes are actually pretty inconsequential”.

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Nice new design and layout”.

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Robust

Some people who reviewed it thought it was well made. Toptenreviews.com wrote in their Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm review “Good build quality” . Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Approachable, fits in a jacket pocket even with kit zoom attached, lightweight metal build and almost futuristic styling bucks Nikons traditionalist trend, optional adapter allows for usage wi”. Four years ago Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review of the Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm “I was not fond of the camera's fragile pop”.

A few people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was reliable. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “The Nikon 1 J3 is a 14MP high-speed mirrorless camera that delivers dependable performance” in their review of the Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm. Toptenreviews.com also said “Reliably quick performer”.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Excellent image quality” in their review. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Very good image and movie quality”. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Good general picture quality”.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm review two years ago “Comfortable to hold and use”.

One Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm owner who bought this digital camera wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “Nikon's J series comes of age in this revision, with a higher resolution sensor, more extensive menus and a redesigned chassis” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

A few Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm owners who bought this digital camera said that it had good technical guidance. Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “The number of compatible optics are growing for the Nikon 1 range, with some, such as the 50mm f/1.8 being a good investment to help you get more” in their Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm review. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Buying Guide Best compact system camera In some respects” .


Price

A Bit Expensive

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not cheap. Toptenreviews.com said “Way too expensive”. One Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm owner who reviewed it wrote that it was not good value for money. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “A touch pricey”.


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Good Connectivity

One customer reckoned that this digital camera was good in terms of connectivity. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review two years ago “The camera offers HD capabilities, wireless connectivity and a speedy image processor” .


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Fifteen customers wrote that this digital camera was compact. Pcmag.com said “The J3 ($599.95 direct with 10-30mm lens)$315.00 at Amazon represents the third generation of Nikon's compact interchangeable lens camera system”. Pcmag.com also wrote “The Nikon J3 compact interchageable lens camera is a speedy performer.”. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm on PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon 1 J3 is a compact system camera featuring a new 14.2-megapixel “CX” format sensor”.

One Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm owner who reviewed it thought it was lightweight. One customer who bought it considered that it was a good weight. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “I like its small size, light weight feel and its modern, sleek appearance” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars.

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Average Weight

The J3 + 11 - 27.5mm has a fairly typical weight (201 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm reviewer who bought the Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm thought it had a good battery life. Toptenreviews.com said in their review of the Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm “Fair battery life”.


Features

Good Technical Features

One Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm reviewer wrote that it had good features. Toptenreviews.com said two years ago “Many interesting features as well as manual controls” in their review of the Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Nikon released the J3 + 11 - 27.5mm in March 2013.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99), the Pentax K-5 II (£690), or the Sony NEX-6Y (£934.39) which all of have better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the D4 (£4,225) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Leica T (£359) (3.7" and higher rated).

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,000 pixels, the J3 + 11 - 27.5mm has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera is 430,000 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm supports video capability. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Pentax K-01, or the Fujifilm F800EXR which both of have better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The J3 + 11 - 27.5mm has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Pentax K-01 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The J3 + 11 - 27.5mm has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The J3 + 11 - 27.5mm has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of its better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and type. In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the J3 + 11 - 27.5mm is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

The worst video resolution across similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm features calendar. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature calendar.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The J3 + 11 - 27.5mm has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm features connection to PC. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature connection to PC.

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Has an HDMI

The J3 + 11 - 27.5mm has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The J3 + 11 - 27.5mm has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The J3 + 11 - 27.5mm has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm features voice recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The J3 + 11 - 27.5mm has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The J3 + 11 - 27.5mm has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 2304 x 1536 and 3456 x 2304 and 4608 x 2592. The still image resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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14.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.2 megapixels digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 14.2MP digital cameras currently available including the D3100, or the V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm both from Nikon or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F which all of have better reviews.

If this Nikon camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Nikon L820 (£143.99) (16MP and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 (16MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers beachcamera crtnk1j310100whrb, nikon w1030mm, nikon 142mp, n1j310zkbg, n1j3hlkwh, n1j3hlkrd
Barcodes 00018208276370, 00018208276387, 00018208276394, 00018208276400, 00018208276486, 00018208276493, 00018208276578, 00018208276585, 00018208930159, 00018208930197, 00018208930234, 00018208930272, 00018208930319, 00018208995547, 00018208995554, 00018208995561, 00018208995578, 00018208995769, 00841434103055, 04019518037282, 05053086259560, 05054230867358, 05711045693557, 05711045904851, 08033737551837

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