Nikon 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White)

Nikon 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White)

Nikon 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White)

B&H # NI1J31030W MFR # 27638
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Product Highlights

  • 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Zoom Lens
  • 14.2MP CX High-Speed AF CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • EXPEED 3A Image Processor
  • 15fps Continuous Shooting with Autofocus
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080/60i Video
  • Motion Snapshot and Live Image Control
  • Simultaneous HD Movie and Still Capture
  • Compatible with WU-1b Mobile Adapter
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Nikon J3 overview

  • 1Description

The white 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens from Nikon combines a high speed compact mirrorless camera and a wide-angle to portrait length zoom lens. The 1 J3 houses a 13.2 x 8.8mm CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 3A Image Processor offering high speed hybrid autofocus and up to 15 frames per second of continuous shooting. The 14.2MP sensor and an ISO range of 160 to 6400 allow for clear, detailed, color-accurate imaging even in low-light conditions. Both JPEG and 12-bit RAW photo capture are available. In addition, the 1 J3 features Full HD 1080i video at 60 frames per second with stereo sound. Simultaneous capture allows you to shoot stills while recording video and switch back to video at the touch of a button.

A 3.0" TFT color LCD with 921k-dot resolution provides composition and playback viewing and with Live Image Control you can see the changes you make to settings right on the LCD before you shoot. Best Moment Capture allows you to view live action in Slow View in order to capture the best moment and Motion Snapshot lets you combine a still photo with slow motion video for complete documentation of a moment.

A stylish, easy to use design and assistive features make the 1 J3 great for any level of photographer. Smart Photo Selector, for example, will shoot 20 frames in a burst and select the best 5 images for display. The 1 J3 also includes a pop-up flash that will automatically add the right amount of light when conditions call for it.

The 1 J3 is compatible with all 1 NIKKOR lenses and this kit includes the 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR zoom lens which is a great first lens as it provides wide-angle to portrait capabilities with focal lengths that run from 27mm to 81mm in the 35mm format. Compact and lightweight with internal focusing construction, the lens is built from 3 aspherical elements to reduce aberration and its elements are coated with Super Integrated Coating to minimize ghosting and flare. It features Nikon's Vibration Reduction stabilization system which compensates for camera shake to provide clearer images in low light and when shooting telephoto.

The optional WU-1b Mobile Adapter allows for easy wireless transfer of images from the 1 J3 to your smart phone or tablet and even provides camera remote control from your phone. 

Featuring the newly designed EXPEED 3A image processor, the Nikon 1 J3 delivers high speed performance, allowing you to shoot at up to 15 fps with autofocus and up to 60 fps with autofocus locked on the first frame.
Featuring a 14.2MP AF CMOS sensor and a wide ISO range from 160 to 6400, the J3 allows you to capture high quality images, even in low light.
10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
This 1 J3 is combined with the 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR zoom lens which is a great first lens as it provides wide-angle to portrait capabilities with focal lengths that run from 27mm to 81mm in the 35mm format. Compact and lightweight with internal focusing construction, the lens is built from 3 aspherical elements to reduce aberration and its elements are coated with Super Integrated Coating to minimize ghosting and flare. It features Nikon's Vibration Reduction stabilization system which compensates for camera shake to provide clearer images in low light and when shooting telephoto.
Full HD 1080i Video
Shoot video in Full HD 1080 at either 60 frames per second or 30 frames per second. Other resolutions are available as is super slow motion shooting at 1200 frames per second.
3.0" TFT Color LCD
A bright 3.0" TFT Color LCD monitor with 921k-dot resolution and brightness adjustment is available for composition and playback.
Hybrid Autofocus System
A hybrid autofocus system combines phase detection and contrast-detect AF for very fast autofocus and 135 total focus areas provide accuracy throughout the frame. Subject tracking and face-priority AF are supported by the 1 J3.
RAW and JPEG Capture
Shoot still photos in 12-bit NEF RAW, in three distinct JPEG image qualities or with simultaneous RAW and JPEG capture.
Simultaneous Photo and Video Capture
Start video recording with the touch of a button and if you see something that would make a great image, simply press the shutter to capture a full resolution still image.
Improved Interface
Featuring an improved user interface, the 1 J3 allows for simple navigation of all of its shooting modes through the mode dial and function button.
Live Image Control
Adjust certain settings right before capturing an image to make sure that it is perfect. The changes can be seen on the LCD, so you will be sure how your image will look before you take it.
Best Moment Capture
View live action in slow motion and replay it as many times as you need to get the best shot with Slow View. If you would rather the camera do the work, use Smart Photo Selector and have the 1 J3 select the best 5 images out of the 20 it will take with one click of the shutter.
Creative Mode
Creative mode allows you to put more artistic style into your images. Shoot panoramas, miniature effects, highlight specific colors within your image or shoot with total manual control.
Lens Compatibility
The 1 J3 is compatible with all of the 1 NIKKOR lenses to increase versatility and creativity.
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Portuguese (European and Brazilian)
Time Settings
World Time Setting is supported as are date, time and daylight savings time settings.
Optional WU-1b Mobile Adapter
Send your images and videos to your smart phone or device and from there share them with friends and family. In addition, your smart device can be used as a remote with the 1 J3.
In the Box
Nikon 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White)
  • 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Lens
  • EN-EL20 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (1020mAh)
  • MH-27 Battery Charger
  • UC-E15 USB Cable
  • AN-N1000 Neck Strap for Nikon 1 Series Digital Camera (Silver)
  • BF-N1000 Body Cap for Nikon 1 Cameras
  • LC-N40.5 Front Lens Cap for 1 Nikkor Lenses
  • LF-N1000 Rear Lens Cap
  • ViewNX 2 Software
  • Short Movie Creator Software
  • User's Manual
  • Reference Manual CD
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Nikon J3 specs

    Lens Mount Nikon 1
    Camera Format Nikon CX (2.7x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 15.1 Megapixel
    Effective: 14.2 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 4608 x 3072
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 13.2 x 8.8 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MOV
    Audio: AAC
    Bit Depth 12-Bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
    Audio Recording With Video (Stereo)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Focus Lock AF Area Mode
    Autofocus Points 135
    Viewfinder Type LCD Display
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen Live Preview LCD (921,000)
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 160 to 6400
    Shutter Type: Electronic
    Speed: 30 to 1/16000  
    Metering Method 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Day White), Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade, Underwater
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 15 fps at 14.2 MP for up to Frames
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Second-Curtain Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Guide No. 16'  / 4.88 m ISO100 
    20.7'  / 6.31 m ISO160 
    Max Sync Speed Electronic Shutter:1 / 60 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Dedicated Flash System iTTL
    External Flash Connection None
    Self Timer 2 Seconds
    Connectivity HDMI C (Mini)
    USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Battery 1 x EN-EL20 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter (Not Included)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.0 x 2.4 x 1.1" / 101.6 x 61.0 x 27.9 mm
    Weight 7.1 oz / 201.3 g body only
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 10 to 30mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 to 81 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 to 5.6
    Minimum: f/16 to 16
    Angle of View 77° to 29°
    Minimum Focus Distance .66' / 20 cm
    Optical Design 12 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Autofocus Yes
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 40.5 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.3 x 1.7" / 5.84 x 4.32 cm
    Weight 4.1 oz / 116 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.0 x 3.0 x 1.0"

    Nikon J3 reviews

    1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome camera - great price! I'm a college student, and photography is my hobby. I especially love to photograph musical performances. I was recommended this camera by a friend, and I received it a day before I saw Bon Jovi in concert. This camera took AWESOME pictures! It was pretty dark in the venue (my mom's camera took pitch black photos) but my 1 J3 did wonderfully. For its size and lens capacity, it did just the job that I wanted. The only thing I could complain about was the length of the lens that comes with it. It has limited zoom range, but that's minor. This is an amazing camera, and I wouldn't regret it for a second!
    Date published: 2013-03-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from More quality then I expected 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.
    Date published: 2013-05-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Camera I'm a long time DSLR user (Nikon) and this camera takes the best photos I've ever seen, particularly in dark settings. The performance is nothing short of impressive. I really can't say anything negative to say about it. The camera was broken in with a trip to Las Vegas and performed flawlessly in all settings, particularly dim lit environments where it took crystal clear photos without need of a tripod at all.
    Date published: 2013-03-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nikon I can always trust ! 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.
    Date published: 2013-06-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great camera all around 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.
    Date published: 2013-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value! 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.
    Date published: 2014-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional and personal 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.
    Date published: 2014-01-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little camera 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.
    Date published: 2013-08-15
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