Don’t just watch events unfold—take control of life with this super-fast Nikon 1 interchangeable lens system camera.
When it’s this quick and easy to make beautiful photos and movies, your creativity flows naturally. The stylish Nikon 1 J3 is smaller and faster than ever before, with second-generation technologies that ensure you won’t miss a single moment. Great features like Motion Snapshot and Best Moment Capture will reward you with unique, detailed pictures of your family’s active lives.
The luxurious, aluminum exterior feels even better than it looks, and the way it performs is even more impressive. The exceptionally fast autofocus system, built-in auto pop-up flash and direct access to unique Nikon 1 features via the mode dial make shooting high-quality photos and movies effortless.
Irresistible design: now even smaller and lighter, this extremely compact interchangeable lens system camera has a finely crafted design that looks stunning and feels solid in your hands. The camera comes in five colors: silver, red, white, black, and beige.
Full speed ahead: the super-high-speed AF CMOS sensor focuses faster and more accurately than ever before. The 14.2-megapixel resolution and high ISO (160 to 6400) enable detailed images in low light.
EXPEED 3A: Nikon’s next-generation dual-processing engine processes data at incredible speed for unparalleled performance in any situation.
Advanced hybrid AF (autofocus) system: exceptionally fast autofocus for spot-on pictures, every time—even in low light. The system switches automatically between phase-detection AF and contrast-detect AF, depending on what you’re shooting.
15 fps continuous shooting with autofocus: enjoy incredibly high-speed continuous shooting with autofocus and capture full-resolution images at up to 15 fps*, or fix focus on one spot and capture full-resolution images at up to 60 fps.**
Best Moment Capture: always get the best shot. Smart Photo Selector takes up to 20 high-resolution images and recommends up to five of the best. Slow View captures up to 20 continuous shots and simultaneously displays them in slow motion on the LCD screen, so you can select the exact moment you want to keep.
Motion Snapshot: bring your stills to life in just one click. The camera creates an easy-to-share “living image” by capturing a moment in time as a short, slow-motion movie that ends on a freeze-frame. The newly-added e-VR (electronic Vibration Reduction) feature corrects image blur for even sharper snapshots.
Live Image Control: the quick, easy way to enhance your photos before you take them. Instinctively adjust settings to freeze action, tweak lighting, or blur backgrounds—you can preview the results in real time on the LCD monitor before you take the shot.
Creative Mode: apply filters and effects to still images before you shoot, and access PSAM shooting modes for total control. Enhance the mood with Soft Filter, capture sweeping views in Easy Panorama, and enjoy a world that’s always perfectly lit with Night Portrait mode.
Movie Magic: get the best of both worlds—capture full-resolution photos (aspect ratio 3:2) while filming a Full HD movie. Shoot in Advanced Movie Mode and enjoy smooth autofocus transitions and crystal clear sound. You can use PSAM controls to determine shutter speed and aperture, and even record in extreme slow motion.
Built-in Auto Pop-up flash: the easy way to get the lighting right. The built-in, compact flash unit automatically pops up to provide enough light to illuminate subjects up to 6 m away from the camera.
Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1b: plug it in and send images from your camera straight to your smartphone or tablet.† Easily share moments with friends and family, upload to your favorite social network, or preview images on a larger screen. You can even use the adapter to control the camera remotely via your device.
Bright 921k-dot, 7.5 cm (3-in.) LCD monitor: with a wide-viewing angle and protective glass, this high-resolution screen lets you see every detail of your photos and movies—indoors or out.
Intuitive operation: the easy-to-reach mode dial gives you quick access to shooting modes, while the bright LCD screen displays simplified menus with larger icons for easier operation.
Expandable system: there are plenty of ways to get more out of your Nikon 1 interchangeable lens system camera. Try out the new 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 ultra-wide angle lens and the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6 all-round zoom lens; get a firm, comfortable grasp with the GR-N2100 Grip, and capture the action underwater with the compact, stylish WP-N2 Waterproof Case.
Nikon 1 Short Movie Creator: automatically creates short films from your photos and movies. The software is incredibly easy-to-use, and comes with a range of preset visual styles. You’ll soon be creating short masterpieces (up to 30 minutes), complete with titles, credits, and background music.
*For full-size images, you can shoot at approx. 15 fps for up to 22 frames.
**For full-size images, you can shoot at approx. 60 fps for up to 20 frames. Focus mode is set at AF-S; focus and exposure for the first frame is fixed.
†Compatible with smart devices using Android™ OS and iOS. A Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility that can be downloaded for free from Google Play™ and iTunes® must be installed on the smart device prior to use.
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|Product name||Nikon 1 J3|
|Type||Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses|
|Lens mount||Nikon 1 mount|
|Effective angle of view||Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)|
|Effective pixels||14.2 million|
|Image sensor||13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)|
|Storage - Image size (pixels)||Still images (auto, best moment capture, and all creative modes other than Easy panorama; aspect ratio 3 : 2) 4608 x 3072 3456 x 2304 2304 x 1536 Still images (Normal panorama, camera panned horizontally; aspect ratio 40 : 7) 4800 x 920 Still images (Normal panorama, camera panned vertically; aspect ratio 8 : 25) 1536 x 4800 Still images (Wide panorama, camera panned horizontally; aspect ratio 80 : 7) 9600 x 920 Still images (Wide panorama, camera panned vertically; aspect ratio 4 : 25) 1536 x 9600 Still images (taken during movie recording, aspect ratio 3 : 2) 4608 x 3072 (1080/60i, 1080/30p) 1280 x 856 (720/60p, 720/30p) Still images (Motion Snapshots; aspect ratio 16 : 9) 4608 x 2592|
|File format||NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats|
|Picture Control system||Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls|
|Media||SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards|
|File system||DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge|
|Shooting modes||Auto; creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M, night landscape, night portrait, backlighting, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, and selective color; best moment capture (slow view and Smart Photo Selector), advanced movie (HD -P, S, A, M only- and slow motion), Motion Snapshot|
|Shutter type||Electronic shutter|
|Shutter speed||1/16,000-30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes|
|Flash sync speed||Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower|
|Release mode||Single frame, continuous Self-timer|
|Frame advance rate||Approx. 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps|
|Self-timer||2 s, 5 s, 10 s|
|Exposure - Metering||TTL metering using image sensor|
|Metering method||Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area|
|Mode||P programmed auto with flexible program; S shutter-priority auto; A aperture-priority auto; M manual; scene auto selector|
|Exposure compensation||-3 - +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV|
|Exposure lock||Luminosity locked at metered value when shutter-release button is pressed halfway|
|ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)||ISO 160-6400 in steps of 1 EV; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 160-6400, 160-3200, 160-800) available (user controlled in P, S, A, and M modes)|
|Active D-Lighting||On, off|
|Focus - Autofocus||Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator|
|Lens servo||Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); full-time AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)|
|AF-area mode||Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking|
|Focus area||Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas|
|Focus lock||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF)|
|Face priority||On, off|
|Flash - Built-in flash||Auto; Soft, Miniature effect, Selective color (Creative mode): Flash pops up automatically and fires as required Night portrait, Backlighting (Creative mode): Flash pops up automatically and fires with every shot P programmed auto, S shutter-priority auto, A aperture-priority auto, M manual (Creative mode): Manual pop-up|
|Guide Number (GN)||Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)|
|Control||i-TTL flash control using image sensor|
|Mode||Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync, off|
|Flash compensation||-3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV|
|Flash-ready indicator||Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged|
|White balance||Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning|
|Movie - Metering||TTL metering using image sensor|
|Metering method||Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area|
|Frame size (pixels)/recording rate||HD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s*) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) 1280 x 720/30p (29.97 fps) Slow-motion movies (aspect ratio 8 : 3) 640 x 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 320 x 120/1200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps) Motion Snapshot (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps) * Sensor output is about 60 fps.|
|Video compression||H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding|
|Audio recording format||AAC|
|Audio recording device||Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable|
|Monitor||7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment|
|Playback||Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie and panorama playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option|
|Interface - USB||Hi-Speed USB|
|HDMI output||Type C mini-pin HDMI connector|
|Supported languages||Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese|
|Power source - Battery||One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery|
|AC adapter||EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)|
|Tripod socket||1/4-in. (ISO 1222)|
|Dimensions/weight - Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 101.0 x 60.5 x 28.8 mm (4.0 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.), excluding projections|
|Dimensions/weight - Weight||Approx. 244 g (8.6 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 201 g (7.1 oz), camera body only|
|Operating environment - Temperature||0 °C-40 °C (+32 °F-104 °F)|
|Humidity||85% or less (no condensation)|
|Supplied accessories||BF-N1000 body cap, EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-27 battery charger, AN-N1000 strap, UC-E19 USB cable, ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator CD, User's Manual, Reference Manual CD|
Short Movie Creator
Easy-to-use movie editing software. Automatically creates short movies from still images, movie footage and music. Offers a range of visual effects.
Nylon neck strap for Nikon 1 cameras.
Battery charger MH-27
Charger for the Nikon EN-EL20 lithium-Ion battery.
Li-on Rechargeable battery EN-EL20
Ultra-compact rechargeable lithium-Ion battery.
All-in-one software package. Lets you import, organize, edit and share photos and movie clips. Compatible with Nikon Transfer. Integrated with Nikon Image Space.
Body cap BF-N1000
Body cap for Nikon 1 cameras.
USB Cable UC-E19
USB data cable for specific Nikon cameras. Lets you connect your camera to a computer.
WP-N2 Waterproof Case
Compact underwater diving case for Nikon 1 J3 or S1 camera system. Waterproof to 40 m, the case lets you capture unique Nikon 1 photos and movies under the sea.
Wrapping cloth CF-N3100
Convenient padded cover for your Nikon 1 camera and 1 NIKKOR lens.
Mount Adapter FT1
Lets you use a wide range of NIKKOR F mount lenses with your Nikon 1 camera.
Capture NX 2
Powerful, intuitive image-processing software for refining and perfecting your photographs.
Leather neck strap for Nikon 1 cameras.
WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
The WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter is a USB dongle that lets you establish a wireless connection between specific Nikon digital cameras and a smart mobile device. You can use the adapter to transfer photos and movies directly to a smartphone or tablet, or to control your camera remotely via your smart device.
Body case set CB-N2200S
Leather camera body and lens jacket to protect the Nikon 1 J3 or S1 camera with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm or 1 NIKKOR 11–27.5mm lens.
Soft case CF-N5000
Soft case for the Nikon 1 J3 or S1 camera with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm or 1 NIKKOR 11–27.5mm lens.
Power connector EP-5C
Power connector for use with specific Nikon 1 cameras.
AC Adapter EH-5b
The EH-5b is an optional AC Adapter that can be used to power the camera from a wall outlet.
Removable grip for the Nikon 1 J3 or S1 camera. Assures a secure hold on the camera for more comfortable shooting.
Body case CB-N2200
Leather body jacket for the Nikon 1 J3 or S1 camera.