Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens

Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens

Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens

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Product Highlights

  • 18.4MP CX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4A Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1,037k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Hybrid AF System
  • ISO 12800 and Movie e-VR Stabilization
  • 20 fps Shooting with Full-Time AF
  • Includes Electronic Viewfinder and Grip
  • NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Lens
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Nikon V3 overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a compact, advanced camera featuring a CX-format 18.4MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4A image processor to produce high-resolution stills and full HD movies with notable sensitivity to ISO 12800. The combination of these two technologies also affords fast performance throughout the camera, including a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 20 fps with full-time autofocus and a 120 fps movie frame rate for recording slow motion sequences. Complementing the imaging assets is an equally deft Hybrid AF System, which combines both phase- and contrast-detection focusing methods to deliver AF performance that is both quick and precise.

In regard to handling the camera, a large 3.0" 1,037k-dot tilting touchscreen monitor is available for intuitive navigation about the camera settings as well as easier visibility from high and low working angles. The touchscreen operation provides an efficient means for navigating the menu system as well as for utilizing the built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for instant image transferring to a linked mobile device. An auxiliary electronic viewfinder is also included for clear, stable eye-level monitoring. A secondary grip is also included to improve handling during shooting.

Also included with the camera body is the sleek 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-81mm. This wide-angle to short telephoto lens features a Power-Drive zoom mechanism, for quick, smooth control, and VR image stabilization to suppress the effects of camera shake.

18.4MP CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 4A Image Processor
A CX-format 18.4MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4A image processor work together to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p video recording with notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 12800. These two technologies also work together to enable a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, benefitting the continuous shooting, movie recording, and autofocus systems. Furthermore, the sensor's design also omits the traditional optical low-pass filter to enhance overall image sharpness and resolution.
Hybrid AF System
Employing both contrast- and phase-detection focusing methods, the 1 V3 features an all-around autofocusing system that is fast, precise, and controllable. When working with fast-paced, moving subject matter, phase-detection AF excels in its ability to quickly acquire focus utilizing a 105-point array that covers a broad range of the image frame. In difficult lighting conditions, the contrast-detection method is the chosen focusing system and uses 171 points across the entire frame to ensure critical sharpness. The advanced hybrid system oscillates between these two methods depending on the detected scene type in order to continuously produce crisp imagery regardless of the lighting or subject matter.
High-Speed Continuous Shooting
High-speed continuous shooting is benefitted by both the processing power as well as the phase-detection focusing method to support full-resolution recording of up to 20 fps with full-time focusing to maintain consistent sharpness. With the focus position fixed after the first recorded frame, continuous shooting up to an impressive 60 fps is possible in order to clearly record and freeze even the fastest movements.
Full HD Movie Recording
Full HD 1080p video recording is supported at 60 fps with the ability to also record at 120 fps at 1280 x 720 for slow motion sequences. Clear audio is recorded via an on-board stereo microphone and full-resolution still images can be simultaneously recorded while capturing video. Additionally, Movie e-VR image stabilization is available to help minimize the appearance of camera shake that is especially prevalent when recording handheld.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
Built-in Wi-Fi enables you to instantly share imagery from the 1 V3 to your linked iOS or Android mobile device for instant sharing via email, text message, or to social media sites. Furthermore, this connectivity enables the use of your mobile device as a remote camera control for monitoring and releasing the shutter from a distance.
  • Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
  • Communications protocols: IEEE 802.11b (DSSS/CCK), IEEE 802.11g (OFDM)
  • Operating frequency: 2412-2462 MHz (channels 1-11)
  • Range (line of site): Approximately 32.8' / 10m (with not interference)
  • Data rate: 54 Mbps (maximum logical rate according to IEEE standard)
  • Security: Authentication - Open system, WPA2-PSK; Encryption - AES
  • Wireless setup: Supports WPS
  • Access protocol: Infrastructure
Body Design
Integrated within the compact, streamlined design of the 1 V3 is a slim, 4mm-thick 3.0" 1,037k-dot tilting touchscreen display that affords intuitive menu navigation as well as the ability to work from both high and low angles. Its tilting design can be angled down approximately 87° for high-angle shooting, and up to approximately 170° for low-angle shooting. Additionally, menu playback and navigation buttons are located on the tilting panel to provide more efficient control when working at different angles.

If preferring a more DSLR-like configuration, the DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder and GR-N1010 Grip are also included. The electronic viewfinder permits clear eye-level monitoring while the grip affords a more comfortable, ergonomic means for working with the camera.
1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Lens
Included with the camera body is the versatile 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens; a wide-angle to portrait-length zoom providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-81mm. The Power-Drive zoom mechanism affords smooth and precise control over the zoom placement, making it ideal for use when recording videos. Built-in VR image stabilization works to minimize the appearance of camera shake to benefit working with longer shutter speeds. Additionally, the lens' compact form factor is complemented by a built-in lens cover, alleviating the need for a lens cap.
Other Camera Features
  • A virtual horizon function can be displayed on the rear monitor or in the electronic viewfinder, and is capable of detecting both roll (left or right camera tilt) and pitch (forward or backward camera tilt) to aid in more precise compositions.
  • When viewing imagery on the rear LCD, the Highlights feature can be used to detect highlight areas of overexposure.
  • A noise reduction function is available, which automatically records sequential frames at lower sensitivities and combines them to realize greater clarity with minimal noise.
  • Both main command and sub-command dials, as well as two function buttons, are incorporated into the body's design to offer more intuitive, easily accessible control over camera settings. When the accessory grip is used, a third customizable function button is also available. Each of the function buttons can be set to control exposure compensation, Picture Control, white balance, AF-area mode, metering, ISO sensitivity, or serve as the movie-record button.
  • Picture Control modes allow you to set predefined looks to imagery in-camera, and include Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, and user-customizable settings.
  • Shooting modes: Auto; Creative - Creative Palette, HDR, Easy Panorama, Soft, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Cross Process, and Toy Camera Effect; Best Moment Capture (Active Selection, Slow View and Smart Photo Selector); Advanced movie (HD movie, slow motion, jump cut, fast motion and 4-second movie), Motion Snapshot.
  • Language support: Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Nikon V3 specs

Lens Mount Nikon 1
Camera Format Nikon CX (2.7x Crop Factor)
Pixels 18.4 Megapixel
Max Resolution 5232 x 3488
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 13.2 x 8.8 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV,
Audio: Linear PCM
Bit Depth 12-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type microSD
Image Stabilization Digital
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes
Video Format 1920 x 1080p at 29.97/59.94 fps (H.264)
1280 x 720p at 29.97/59.94/120 fps (H.264)
768 x 288 (H.264)
416 x 144 (H.264)
Aspect Ratio 8:3, 16:9
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Full-time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 105
Contrast Detection: 171
Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,037,000)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 160 to 12800
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 to 1/4000 Second , Bulb Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 to 1/16000 Second , Bulb Mode
Remote Control ML-L3 (Optional)
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Matrix, Spot Metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Scene Auto Selector, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 60 fps at 18.4 MP for up to Frames
Up to 30 fps at 18.4 MP for up to Frames
Up to 20 fps at 18.4 MP for up to 40 Frames
Up to 10 fps at 18.4 MP for up to Frames
Up to 6 fps at 18.4 MP for up to 50 Frames
Flash Modes Fill-Flash/Slow Sync
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Rear Sync
Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 16.4' (5 m) ISO100 
Max Sync Speed Mechanical Shutter:1 / 250 Second
Electronic Shutter:1 / 60 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System iTTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Battery 1 x EN-EL20a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1110 mAh
AC Power Adapter EH-5b (Not Included)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.3" / 111.8 x 66.0 x 33.0 mm excluding projections
Weight 11.43 oz / 324.04 g with battery and memory card
Kit Lens
Focal Length 10 - 30mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 - 81 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/16
Angle of View 77° - 29° 40'
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" / 20 cm
Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Dimensions (DxL) 2.28 x 1.10" / 58 x 28 mm
Weight 3.00 oz / 85 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 6.2 x 4.8"

Nikon V3 reviews

1 V3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera From Great Camera Store I purchased the new Nikon 1 V3 and B & H was able to deliver the camera while other stores - including online competitors don't even have the camera in stock yet. I've been using the camera in a variety of situations and have been impressed with the images and performance and feel of the camera. I am using the V3 instead of a D300 because I needed something a little easier to handle and although I don't have some of the same controls this camera makes up for it with the amazing features. The virtual horizon with the grid is something I will never turn off. B & H answered sales questions fast and accurately helping to insure that I will be back again!
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This camera is a Winner! For months I've read nothing but criticism for this successor for the Nikon 1 V2. But, as a digiscoper needing to replace his V1 I ordered this camera anyway. Advanced video capability, 20 fps, better EVF and a sturdier zoom lens has made this a no-brainier. Image quality is great and noise is acceptable to ISO 800. Attach the FT1 adapter to my 300/2.8 VRII and 14TC and the V3 gives me an EFL of 1134mm! Autofocus requires manual focus-assist, but locks in once you get close enough, and images are razor sharp! Feather detail is amazing, and makes me consider giving up Digiscoping. I'm extremely happy with this camera and invite people to give it a try for themselves.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Good Tool with Limitations I bought the 1V3 for the frames-per-second rate, for catching action-sports type shots, birds-in-flight type shots - that sort of thing. After playing with the camera for about two months, these observations: First, the fps rate will capture stuff that you just can't catch otherwise. So the 1V3 definitely delivers there. But........this is truly an outside, full daylight camera only. Image quality suffers over ISO800. In full daylight and at ISO200 or 400, you'll be real pleased with the detail. But things fall off over 800. So definitely a valuable tool for fast action in daylight. But leave it at home on a heavily clouded day, and forget about indoor use entirely.
Date published: 2015-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Nikon 1 Camera with shortcomings When you buy a 1 sensor camera you have to accept the fact that you have less dynanic range and noisy shadows if you have to lighten them up. The maximum ISO which is barely but usable for me is 800, but I typically do not go above 400 (which is bad enough) The camera itself has a lot of advanced features, very fast auto-focus and excellent tracking performance. If you can stay under 400 ISO you should be happy with the images. All in all I like the camera especially with the 1 Nikkor 70-300 CX lens which gives me a 810mm equivalent reach in a very compact and hand holdable package. Although I do not like the component system that you have to attach/detach the EVF finder and the handgrip.
Date published: 2014-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon Undersells I've been using this now for three weeks. I took it with me to my sister's wedding. What an amazing compact camera. I didn't want to the be the goofy looking family member at the wedding carrying around my Canon 5D Mk III and this was the perfect supplement. What I didn't expect was how much I would be using the touch screen. Focus is fast and color is very good. It's like using my IPhone but with the camera awesomeness that I'd expect from Nikon. WiFi uploading also is incredible. In an instant I was able to share the photos taken at the wedding with my sisters and other family members. No need to for them to wait a few days. They get them while the moment is fresh in their mind.
Date published: 2014-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond Expectations I bought this camera as a carry around because of the size. I have been using it for about three weeks now and find it to be much more than a point and shoot on steroids. The photo quality is amazing. I shot some waterfront photos that just POP, even in an 11x17 print. the real surprise was the video. I do youth sports videos and have gone the gamut from video camcorders to DSLRs. The HD video is right in the ball park with my D800. And I can use my f 2.8 70-200 lens with the adaptor that gives me an equivalent of a 540mm.
Date published: 2014-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Depends on your expectations I think my expectations were too high. I was hoping that the fantastic frame rate and fast focusing would take me to new heights with Birds in Flight photography. I have a D300, D5200, and D800, so it had its work cut out for it. I was disappointed. I felt the image quality was lacking (compared to my other Nikons) and the images showed more noise than I could accept. I'm sure this is due to the very small sensor. I used good lenses for my comparison, including the Nikon 200-400mm VR. The FT1 adaptor was great on this camera. For someone upgrading from a point and shoot I think they would likely be very happy with it. I really did like the 1080P 60 fps video it produced.
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Little Camera! I am a longtime Nikon D810 user and there is no camera finer. My original attraction to this camera was the small comparitive size. It is a great little camera for those occasions when 5Lbs of D810 is just not comfy. The camera was easy to set up - pretty much ready straight out of the box. Just add battery and memory card and you are ready to go. If you have been a Nikon lens junkie like I am, you will also purchase the Nikon FT-1 adapter and use all your big boy glass on this little performer.
Date published: 2016-08-04
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