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Nikon 1 V3
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Nikon 1 V3 Digital Camera

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MILC 18.4MP 10x Mar 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon 1 V3, 10-30 VR, and 70-300 VR Preview
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28 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

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

The reviewer at Ephotozine thought that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Twenty-one experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Ephotozine and Techradar have rated this MILC digital camera on average 76 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

Based on 28 user reviews this Nikon camera has an average user rating of 89 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon 1 V3 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. 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”. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “Boasting continuous shooting speeds of 20fps with continuous autofocus”. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and mentioned 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” in their review.

Two Nikon 1 V3 owners who reviewed the Nikon 1 V3 agreed that it was able to produce good images. Reviewed.com said “A useful tool for sports photographers.” .

One customer who bought the product thought it had a good image sensor. Expert review site 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

Several Nikon 1 V3 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was compact. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of the Nikon 1 V3 on Ephotozine three years ago “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” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. In the same month Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon 1 V3 is a compact system camera featuring a new 18.4-megapixel “CX” format sensor with no low-pass filter”. Expert website Techradar.com wrote “The Nikon V range of compact system cameras was generally intended to be aimed at those looking for something a little more serious”.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon MILC cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Nikon is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Easy to Use

One Nikon 1 V3 owner wrote that it was easy to use. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon V3 is a great camera to use”.

Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom. One Nikon 1 V3 reviewer who purchased the Nikon 1 V3 considered that it had a good autofocus.

Nice Design

One customer thought the Nikon 1 V3 was a good design. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera on DP Review three years ago “Sleek design”.

Good Flash

One Nikon 1 V3 owner concluded that the product had a good flash. Dp Review mentioned in their Nikon 1 V3 review “Builtin flash”.

Robust

One person said that it was strong and durable. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “LCD is tough to see in bright sunlight”.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed the Nikon 1 V3 thought it had good features. Expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com said “A slew of cool, new features.”.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought it mentioned that it was good quality. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Very good image quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon 1 V3 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X-T1[plb_2173844_price], the Sony NEX-5[plb_2154751_price], or the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 1 V3 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price], or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price] which is cheaper.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At 60 frames per second, the Nikon 1 V3 has a fairly high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 1 V3. Across all the cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 1 V3 the motion JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps.

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Features Three Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly featured flash modes is Auto, but this flash modes is not featured on this Nikon digital camera. The flash modess Fill-in, Red-eye reduction and Slow synchronization are also featured on this digital camera.

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Has Eight White Balances

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Sunny" are also found on this camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Nikon 1 V3 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (1,037,000 pixel) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the 1 V3. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolution (numeric)s range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Four Number of Aspheric Elementss

Most cameras of a comparable type and age to the 1 V3 have between one and four number of aspheric elementss, including the Nikon 1 V3 which has four number of aspheric elementss.

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Has One Image Editing

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of image editing modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the 1 V3.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Nikon camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Face detection", "Servo Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of this age and type. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds PCM are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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16 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Nikon 1 V3 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Dp Review wrote “Awkward manual focusing” .

Poor Exposure Control

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

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon 1 V3 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm X-T1[plb_2173844_price], the Sony NEX-5[plb_2154751_price], or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 V3 do not support video capability. The Nikon 1 V3 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a video capability and we think the Sony NEX-5[plb_2154751_price], or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Nikon 1 V3 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 1 V3 are also not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price], or the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 1 V3 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 V3 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Nikon 1 V3 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon 1 V3 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of camera file systems than most MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera supports a RAW camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 1 V3. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "DPOF" and "Exif 2.3" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only Has Three Photo Effectss

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of photo effects than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 1 V3. The photo effectss "Negative film" and "Neutral" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 1 V3 is 1.2h and the longest is 110h. With a battery life (max) of only 1.25 hours, the Nikon 1 V3 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Five Flash Guide Numbers

The Nikon 1 V3 is a five flash guide number digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 V3 have between 4 and 10 flash guide numbers.

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Only Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 160 and 12800 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Nikon 1 V3 has a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction.

This camera's flash exposure correction (±1EV (1/3 EV step)) is actually the worst flash exposure correction across all cameras of this age and spec.

A ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction is the best flash exposure correction amongst comparable types of camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the 1 V3 the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 40, and the average maximum aperture number is 15. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the Nikon 1 V3 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 310 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon 1 V3 is a camera that takes 310 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 1 V3

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Nikon released the 1 V3.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon 1 V3 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the 1 V3.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price], and the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel

The Nikon 1 V3 has a fairly average megapixel (18.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 1 V3.

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Average Weight

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

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] (313g and higher rated), or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price] (279g and higher rated) or the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price] (300g and cheaper).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price], the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price], and the Sony NEX-5[plb_2154751_price] is also worth considering.

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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
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
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
Camera
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
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB Connectivity

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

(27)
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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