Nikon 1 - V3


The V3 is Nikon's top model for the Nikon 1 line. As such, it has additional features and is targeted at the enthusiast who wants more control over their camera.

  • Sensor: 18.4mp Nikon CMOS sensor, 13.2x8.8 (2.7x crop), no AA filter
  • Mount: Nikon CX
  • Images: 5232x3488 JPEG or compressed 12-bit NEF maximum, 20 fps max full resolution (60 without focus/exposure)
  • Video:  1080P/30/60, 1080P/60/30, 720P/120/60/30, 288P/400, 144P/1200, MPEG4 MOV file, stereo PCM audio
  • Shutter: electronic 30 sec to 1/16,000 sec, bulb, time; mechanical 30 sec to 1/4000 sec, bulb, time
  • Exposure: matrix, center-weighted, spot metering, -3 to +3EV exposure compensation, 6 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 160-12800
  • Focus: on imaging sensor 105 point phase detection plus 171 contrast detect, single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override
  • Display: 3” 1.04m dot fixed LCD, optional half-inch 2.4m dot EVF (16mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter)
  • Flash: Built-in flash (GN 6.3m at ISO 160, also external flash in accessory mount), 1/250 flash sync (1/60 electronic shutter), red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote: IR receiver on front and rear of camera (ML-L3 controller optional)
  • Other Notable Features: WiFi, timelapse, motion snapshot (1 second at 1080P/60 plus full resolution still), smart photo selector, supports GPS (with optional module), slow view (slow motion view of continuous frame shots), optional GPS
  • Cards: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
  • Battery: EN-EL20a
  • Size: 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.3” (110.9 x 65 x 33.2mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 11.4 ounces (324g) with battery and card
  • Colors: White and Black
  • Price: US$900 with 10-30mm kit lens
  • Announced: March 13, 2014, ships
  • Current firmware: 1.12 (April 2018)

Lenses for the Nikon 1 cameras

Thom's Review of the Nikon V3

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