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Nikon1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Beige)
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Large clear LCD (13)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (12)
  • Good image quality (12)
  • Fast shutter speed (9)

Cons

  • Short battery life (5)
  • No viewfinder (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (15)
  • Family photos (13)
  • Low light (10)
  • Video (10)
  • Landscape/scenery (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (10), Casual photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16), Yes (3)

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5.0

Great value!

By plee

from CA

Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White):

We wanted something in between a point and shoot and an SLR for our upcoming trip to Europe. At this price, you can't go wrong. Such a good deal for a great product. Interchangeable 10-30 lens, comes w/ extra battery,strap, lens cleaner and some other stuff. Takes amazing photos. Definitely a step up from the iPhone or point and shoot that we were used to! We are not professional photographers but this helps us take great pictures that we'll have and cherish forever.

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4.0

1 J 3

By FDAS

from VT

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

    Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White):

    used for outdoor photography. Manual zoom was not easy to use due to having to focus on the screen which is not HD. Hard to tell when the camera was focused using the manual zoom. And only way to focus was to use the round circle buton on the back, spin it one way to focus in, the other to focus out, was not an even and smoth focusing. Was not reliable way to manual focus. Item returned. Besides that the camera was awesome.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great and fast

    By Agnyte

    from Ottawa, Canada

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White):

    J3 is a great compact camera.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Very pleased with this Camera.

    By Dryan

    from Keystone Heights, Fl

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White):

      I had a hard time trying to figure out what camera I wanted. I went back and forth with many different brands. But I finally settled on Nikon and the J3. I know the J4 and the S2 just came out, but there is little difference between them and those differences did not effect my use. The picture quality is great and I love taking video with this camera. It's light and very easy to operate. I love that it's small and easy to carry around. Great camera for a great price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome camera

      By Kelly

      from New Milford, CT

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Video

      Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White):

      I love this camera, compact but awesome pictures.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Nice improvement

      By Joe W

      from Rockville, MD

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White):

      I plan to use it for a variety of picture taking activities from grandchildren, animals, events and to do videos. I auto mode it is easy to use. Still trying to dope out some of the other functions/modes. After i received it i realized that the 10 to 30 m lens would not do for all ocasions, so I ordered 30 to 100 mm as an alternative. I could have gotten an SLR for about the same money but thay are bulky. Very hapy with it so far if I can figure out how to use some of the special modes

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Nice camera. I love the picture!

      By Ara

      from Michigan

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White):

      The Nikon 1 J3 is a good camera, if you are looking to learn more about photography. It has nice features and it is easy to use and learn.
      I love the size and the minimalistic design. I think the price is right now ( on sale ). I would not recommend it if you are a pro, there are better Nikon options for people who knows more. I like the picture and the speed when shooting fast.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Professional and personal

      By lemonslemons

      from Cadillac, MI

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Beige):

      I love this camera! I am a senior in high school and wanted a camera that was portable but also took better pictures than the cameras i've had in the past. Before i bought this camera, i had no idea what i was getting in to, since i don't know much about cameras or how exactly to work the latest models. When i got this in the mail, i was extremely excited! It has many different settings for whatever type of picture you want or for the place you are taking them at. My favorite feature is the panorama. Also, just to prove its' capabilities, i had a friend of mine take my senior pictures with it and they look wonderful. The only thing that i do not like too much about it, is that if it is too dark it will not focus and refuses to take the picture. not sure if its just me not knowing how to use it properly or not. But yes, i would definitely recommend this to a friend or anyone who is looking for a great personal/convenient/borderline professional camera.

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      • No

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      4.0

      GREAT QUALITY, GOOD PRICE

      By EDUSMAN

      from CÓRDOBA, ARGENTINA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Video

      Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Beige):

      IT`S AN EXCELLENT CAMERA. WOULD BE BETTER IF INCLUDED HDMI CABLE.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome

      By Brandon

      from Rome ohio

      Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Beige):

      Love the camera has every feature I need it to have. Ultra fast good battery life and very solid feeling. Couldn't be happier with it.

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      5.0

      Bang for your buck

      By Melopez

      from Las Vegas

      Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Silver):

      Great Camera. Awesome pictures right out of the box. The special color effects is a great feature. Great camera for the price.

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      4.0

      Great camera all around

      By Michael A

      from New York, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Zoom

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

      This is a wonderful camera and perfect for those who may not be pro photographers. It has fast and accurate auto-focus, but it sometimes requires taking one picture and then another for it to work fully (the slight pressing of the button does not always work to focus). Otherwise, the standard lens does not offer much zoom capability, so definitely purchase a zoom lens. Overall, none of this detracts from a solid camera that performs particularly well in low light (or dark) situations. Clarity is exceptional.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Product delivered up to expectations.

      By Deadeye Wizzy

      from Mount Horeb, WI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

          Coming from old school as a user of Nikon SLR cameras, I was pleasantly surprised with this camera and lens combo.
          It features the ease of a point and shoot, with settings that can be customized if you are used to having some control over camera settings.
          Can't wait to try this with the lens adapter for my other Nikon lenses.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Petite but powerful

          By PattyAnn

          from CT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Good Image Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

            Used the camera for the first time today. Spent most of the afternoon taking photos; I was not disappointed. With the wireless mobile adapter, I was able to seamlessly download those photos to my smartphone.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 7
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great little camera

            By Wing Stretcher

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Image Quality
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

            Sold my DSLR a few years back and have been wanting to get back into photography but am lacking funds to jump back in full force. This little camera has given me a great opportunity to stretch my artistic wings again. Higher quality than a general point and shoot and the added flexibility of switchable lenses! Love it.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 7
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great Purchase

            By Chris

            from Santa Cruz, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Stabilization

            Cons

            • Small LCD Screen

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel

            Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

            I was looking for a small camera to compliment my Nikon D700, The J3 was the right choice, very happy with the camera, easy and fast to use for the quick candid shoots. I shoot in RAW with great results.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Best compact Digital camera

            By EXPO HERO

            from Chicago

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Silver):

              This is an excellent point and shoot camera that can be easy to use for beginners yet still have the manual controls needed for more advanced photographers.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Nikon I can always trust !

              By SHYAMER

              from EL CENTRO,CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Red):

              This is the 1st time I have invested in a digital camera..I like uncommon and unique products like Nikon J3.I was amazed to get so naturally clear night scene without using a tripod! And some of my pictures of Tracy fjords in Alaska had a almost a 3D quality..I still have not figured how to use the manual features.The camera is not heavy..I also took my old print camera which is heavy but of course I control the outcome of the photograph.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              More quality then I expected

              By John at the beach

              from Scheveningen

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good in Low Light
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Everything Hidden In Menu

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Travel

              Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

              I bought this camera specially for my trip to NY. Ordered the camera from home (the Netherlands) and picked it up at B&H. I wanted this camera to avoid me taken my Nikon D4 plus lenses and drag them around on my city trip. The J3 was exactly what I hoped for. It is a light weight camera with all the options you know from a DSLR. Even more there are easy to use panorama function and a video function that work very well. The picture quality is very good and certainly good enough for a city trip. Video quality is also good. Used it during the NBA match of the Brookly Nets agains the Bulls and also under the low light conditions the results where terrific.Minor issue is the use of the interface, which is needed for small changes like the ISO value or the A-S-P-M settings. A bit of a hassle to dive into the menu each time. Nevertheless I got used to it.All together a fine camera to use for traveling.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 9
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Amazing pictures...

              By Tulio M.

              from Miami, FL

              About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Battery Life
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Resolution
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Macro Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Silver):

                I choose this camera because I love to take pictures at a professional level without spending tons of dollars.. Nikon is the best brand overall and with this one was no mistake. The pictures are amazing and the camera is simple and easy to work.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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