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Nikon1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red)
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (13)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Great resolution (12)
  • Fast shutter speed (11)
  • Good in low light (8)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (12)
  • Travel (10)
  • Low light (9)
  • Sports/action (9)
  • Video (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (9), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Next best thing to a full DSLR

I took it hiking and biking in Yosemite and it has much less weight and size than a DSLR yet has many features that gave me the flexibility of a DSLR. With a little...Read complete review

I took it hiking and biking in Yosemite and it has much less weight and size than a DSLR yet has many features that gave me the flexibility of a DSLR. With a little practice, it was light enough to take nice pictures with just one hand even while riding a bike. The battery door feels cheap and the lock randomly pops open on its own. There is no built in remote; you have to buy the WU-1B. Hard to find controls as they are buried in pull down screens. Screen a bit hard to see in daylight.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

too small to handle, but great pics

I liked the look of this camera, sleek and portable. The problem for me was that there is no grip and hard to hold and shoot pics at the same time.

I liked the look of this camera, sleek and portable. The problem for me was that there is no grip and hard to hold and shoot pics at the same time.

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5.0

Crazy Capabilities in Small Package

By Maven Meg

from Kansas City, MO

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Manual Focus Bit Tedious
  • No Viewfinder

Best Uses

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

Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

It's not an SLR, and It's not a point in shoot, but when comparing this product you have to compare it to the SLR range of cameras. With all the different lenses you can get (13+/1 nikon 1 alone) not to mention Nikon offers a mount adapter to use all the standard Nikon F mount lenses, this camera does it all. Super crisp pictures, wonderful if you are trying to learn more about photography and want a camera to do more, or if you are heavy duty in manual shooting, this camera is awesome!

We purchased this camera to be a high performance camera that was also small to carry abroad. It will fit in your purse, and now there are camera bags designed specifically for small mirrorless cameras like this, that themselves are super compact but still handle multiple lenses and the camera body.

I definitely recommend purchasing this product. You get a camera comparable to any D-SLR but in the size of a small point and shoot.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Small but Mighty!

By SaltyWoman

from Seattle, WA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Great Resolution
  • Great Zoom
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • No Viewfinder

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel

Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (White):

-Great for my food photography
-Easy to use
-Great variety of settings

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

A lot of camera for the money

By James D

from Ringgold, GA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Great Resolution
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • None really

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Video

Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

I bought this camera on a recommendation from my daughter. She had purchased a Nikon D5200 and really liked its features. She knew I was looking for an upgrade to my Coolpix and this one had everything I needed. I was especially interested in the dual purpose of a camera that will take good still shots and HD videos. This one does everything I need it to do and it is relatively easy to use.
My primary use for it will be family pictures and videos. Since I am a new grandfather I already have a specific subject in mind.

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  • No

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4.0

Fun Camera!

By kanester

from Hollywood, FL.

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

    I bought this because it will shoot video at 400 and 1250fps - you can't get into these speeds unless you buy a big dollar video camera, but wanted to familiarize myself with what I could accomplish at these speeds for movies. It works great, but de-resolves the images from 1080p to SD or lower, but in the small format they give you it still looks great!

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    • No

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    3.0

    too small to handle, but great pics

    By Anne

    from Lewes, DE

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Complicated Controls

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (White):

      I liked the look of this camera, sleek and portable. The problem for me was that there is no grip and hard to hold and shoot pics at the same time.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      I Love This Camera!

      By Jodi

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (White):

        I am a casual photographer, and the J3 is the most user friendly digital camera I've tried in a long time. Easy to set up, awesome in low light situations outside at night (Christmas lights) without having to use a tripod or flash. It is extremely versatile and the lenses are easy to change out.
        I would recommend this camera to anyone; new or experienced!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great buy

        By Gina

        from Florida

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Macro Photography

        Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (White):

        I am not a professional photographer. This camera is easy to use and the images are beautiful.

        Great buy

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        In Love with my Camera

        By Titi Elena

        from New York, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        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
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (White):

          I love the Nikon 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera. It was a excellence buy. I have taken wonderful picture for family and work events. The pictures are clear and sharp. The size is a great benefit. It small size makes it easier to work with.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Outperforms my SLR

          By Paul

          from Lisle, IL

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good in Low Light
          • Image Quality
          • Image Sharpness
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (White):

            Brilliant camera. Awesome image quality, super sharp images, super acurate metering. Awesome colour reproduction. I am totally blown away by the quality of the image quality of this camera, it out performs my Nikon D700. I have not found a negative to this camera yet.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            love my new camera

            By Misskat

            from St Petersburg, FL

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Battery Life
            • Great Resolution

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel

            Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (White):

            still getting use to the new camera. but so far it is really easy to use. takes amazing pictures. i am looking forward to getting a lot more use out of this new camera.

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

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            5.0

            Very nice product!!

            By Fernanda

            from São Paulo, Brazil

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Battery Life
            • Great Resolution
            • Great Zoom
            • 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 and 30-110mm Lenses (White):

              intuitive use.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Amazing Camera

              By Sosodefsoul

              from Toronto, ON

              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

              • Low Aperture
              • Video

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Macro Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (White):

              I just removed one star due to the aperture of the lens which is to low for me
              Otherwise that a product that I recommend

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Excelent product!

              By Savash

              from Buenos Aires, Argentina

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Battery Life
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom
              • Poor in Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

              Very easy use.
              Light.
              Excellent photos!.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              So far so good

              By Emiliano Brooks

              from South Florida

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • No Viewfinder

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

              So far so good. Great camera for my wife who wanted something faster for the kids but not bulky. This fits the package. Images are great in auto and even better in creative mode.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Very good camera

              By Mike

              from Massachusetts

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              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

              • None

              Best Uses

              • All Around Prosumer Came
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (Red):

              I bought this to upgrade from my old Nikon DSLR. This camera and lenses have performed flawlessly in all light levels. The photos are crisp and clear. Traveling with this camera is so easy because of its small size and ease of use. It has many features and the movie mode is excellent. I highly recommend this camera and lense kit. The zoom lense is fantastic!

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 9
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Next best thing to a full DSLR

              By aloha guy

              from LA, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast start up
              • Great Resolution
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Battery Cover Is Weak
              • Battery Cover Lock
              • Complicated Controls
              • Lacks Built In Remote
              • Lots Of Pull Down Windows

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (White):

              I took it hiking and biking in Yosemite and it has much less weight and size than a DSLR yet has many features that gave me the flexibility of a DSLR. With a little practice, it was light enough to take nice pictures with just one hand even while riding a bike. The battery door feels cheap and the lock randomly pops open on its own. There is no built in remote; you have to buy the WU-1B. Hard to find controls as they are buried in pull down screens. Screen a bit hard to see in daylight.

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

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