Professional performance at top speed
The camera created for those who refuse to let life pass them by. Fast, light and with the feel and performance of a pro-caliber digital SLR, Nikon 1 V3 is the compact way to capture all the action of your active lifestyle. Unbelievable AF speed, a brand new CMOS sensor, world-renowned EXPEED image processing and effortless handling. A potent combination guaranteed to preserve every moment in beautiful photos and movies beyond your wildest imagination.
Subjects snap quickly into focus. • Fast phase-detection AF • Continuous AF to actively maintain subject focus • Short shooting time lag
Take your photography to the next level. • Expansion options (FT1 Mount Adapter, GR-N1010 Grip, DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder, wide range of 1 NIKKOR lenses, external Speedlight and more) • Digital SLR-like operation and handling • Comfortable fit for any user
Leading-edge Nikon technologies deliver beautiful photos and movies. • Newly developed CMOS sensor • Renowned EXPEED image-processing engine • No optical low-pass filter
1. Lock Onto Action
The camera created for those who refuse to let life pass them by. Fast, light and assuring pro-caliber performance and quality shot after shot, Nikon 1 is the compact answer for capturing all the action of your active lifestyle. Unbelievable AF speed, a brand new CMOS sensor, world-renowned EXPEED image processing and effortless handling. A potent combination guaranteed to preserve every moment in beautiful photos and movies beyond your wildest imagination.
A technological breakthrough that is revolutionizing autofocus throughout the camera industry, hybrid AF systems combine fast phase-detection AF with the precision and low-light capability of contrast-detect AF. Nikon 1 V3’s advanced hybrid AF system is incorporated on the CMOS image sensor and represents the pinnacle of this breakthrough technology. Featuring 171 AF points tightly packed over nearly the entire frame — of which 105 are phase-detection points — this cutting-edge system offers superb focus accuracy for any scene. Whether shooting action at breakneck speed beyond the reach of digital SLRs or leisurely moments in a cozy setting, Nikon 1 V3 has you covered. The tiny points — smaller than in previous Nikon 1 Series cameras — make it possible to select exactly the area on which to focus. This coupled with the nearly full-frame coverage lets you compose without having to worry about blurry results even when your subject lies at the peripheries.
Get the jump on fast-moving subjects to capture moments at the height of expression. Nikon 1 V3’s advanced hybrid AF system features 105 phase-detection AF points that respond quickly and precisely to rapidly changing scenes. Phase-detection AF is notable for its accuracy at extremely fast focus speeds, allowing you to snap into razor-sharp focus instantaneously. What makes this feature so remarkable is the sheer number of phase-detection AF points and their placement. All 105 are closely spaced and cover the entire central area of the frame, capably handling nearly any type of action photo. A grab-shot on a city street, an athlete in the heat of battle, or a wild jump for joy. Anything that moves is now yours to bring home in sensational, action-packed photos.
One second can be an eternity when shooting action, so Nikon 1 V3 leaves nothing to chance. Its remarkably fast 20 fps shooting speed far outperforms digital SLRs, pulling expressions from action sequences that most other cameras simply can’t catch. What can happen in a second? So much. A once-in-a-lifetime look. A death-defying leap. A thrilling goal. But you won’t really know until you give it a try and see for yourself. And don’t worry about keeping things in focus. 20 fps shooting is supported by continuous AF so that each shot is sharp and clear. As the decisive moment approaches, just press the shutter-release button. In one second, you’ll have 20 perfectly focused images, each revealing unique expressions like you’ve never seen before.
Crucial to the overall speed of any camera is the time it takes to actually expose the image after fully pressing the shutter-release button. Known as shooting time lag, this can be uncomfortably long with some cameras, resulting in missed shots. Nikon 1 V3 eliminates this annoyance thanks to its short shooting time lag. When that special moment arises, you are assured of lightning-quick response to preserve it before it becomes just a lost memory. The already brief shooting time lag of Nikon 1 Series has been markedly reduced, working with the fast AF and a quicker lens-drive time to capture shots at a moment’s notice. For more rapid response, attach the capless 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens, which lets you point and shoot without having to fumble with the lens cap. Just power the camera on and you are ready to fire away.
An astounding feat of precision engineering. Nikon 1 V3’s high-resolution, CMOS image sensor delivers fantastically detailed photos and Full HD movies that compare favorably with those taken with larger digital SLR cameras. With 18.4 effective megapixels, the newly developed CX-format sensor lets you radically trim images while preserving image quality — a definite plus for discriminating photographers whose love for their craft extends to post-shooting operations. Moreover, because there is no optical low-pass filter, you can fully leverage the sensor’s extreme resolution and the high performance of 1 NIKKOR lenses. The sensor’s extremely fast readout speed — as fast or faster than that of digital SLRs — accelerates processing and helps make possible the camera’s fast continuous shooting as well as the nimble advanced hybrid AF system. Moreover, the fast readout lets you snap photos at maximum resolution while simultaneously recording Full HD movies without the momentary blackout that plagues lesser cameras. This Nikon exclusive keeps you focused on getting the shot without annoying distractions. Auto ISO sensitivity ranges from ISO 160 to 6400, automatically changing depending on lighting and other conditions to assure you of the best possible images. In dim settings where flash could alter the delicate ambience of existing light, or when you can’t be bothered with a tripod, try bumping ISO to 12800 in one-step increments. Two other settings, ISO 6400 (NR) and ISO 12800 (NR), apply sophisticated noise reduction to drastically reduce the grainy look associated with low-light photography. You’ll also appreciate how the sensor effectively increases the focal length of lenses by 2.7x, making an optic like the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 single focal length lens excellent for shooting portraits with lovely bokeh.
At the core of Nikon 1 V3 lies EXPEED, Nikon’s universally acclaimed image processing engine. The latest version of this veritable workhorse is actually two engines working side by side that deliver striking photos and Full HD movies with low noise and subtle gradations. One engine is identical to those used in Nikon digital SLRs and is reserved exclusively for image processing, while the other enhances high-speed processing. Working together, the duo deftly handles the myriad processor-intensive tasks such as Full HD movies, night landscapes and high dynamic range photography, to mention a few. And by devoting one engine mainly to readout operations, EXPEED 4A allows continuous shooting of full-resolution photos at a mind-boggling 60 fps with minimal media write times.
High-speed 60 fps shooting in RAW format is just another example of how Nikon 1 V3 out-classes the competition and blows away digital SLRs when it comes to continuous shooting. During 60 fps shooting, focus is fixed at the first frame while the camera fires off a burst of 40 images over approximately 0.67 seconds. If you don’t want to go that fast, slow shooting down to 30 fps for a burst of 40 images over 1.3 seconds. Analyze your golf swing. Record a down-to-the-wire finish. Capture the beauty of a falling droplet. Discover all the hidden wonders of ultra high-speed photography that only Nikon 1 can reveal.
2. Professional Shooting
Conveniently located for instant access using just thumb and forefinger, the dials put you in complete command of a host of functions without having to take your eyes from the LCD monitor or optional electronic viewfinder. Change aperture and shutter speed, select AF-area modes, fine-tune white balance and more, all while keeping your attention fixed on getting the shot. Enjoy the same intuitive control that Nikon digital SLR users have enjoyed for years with these command dials.
The superior design of Nikon 1 V3 is evident the first time you pick it up. Light and compact yet finely balanced, the camera makes composing and shooting a joy. Its elastomer grip wraps around from front to back, ensuring a firm hold even when using long lenses. Control layout is based on Nikon digital SLRs, with all buttons and dials amply spaced and logically arranged for sure operation.
Try unusual shooting perspectives to give photos and movies fresh impact. Get down low and see how little ones view life, or raise the camera high to shoot over crowds and other obstacles. The monitor — approximately 4 mm thin — swings down 87° for shooting from above, then can be swung up 170° for low-angle shots. Four buttons on the monitor panel allow convenient control of operations such as playback, delete and others from any position.
Nikon designers enhanced operability by positioning the shutter-release, movie-record button and command dial on inclined platforms. This refinement lets you quickly locate the controls by touch alone. Complementing operational ease is the high-quality appearance, accented by a hairline finish on top of the camera.
Similar to its bigger Nikon digital SLR brothers, the camera includes programmable function buttons — two on the camera body and one on the optional grip. Greatly simplifying control, the buttons provide one-touch access to a variety of frequently used settings. In addition, the AE/AF lock button is positioned at an angle so it can be easily held down while pressing the shutter-release button.
The media slot is located on the right side for quick loading and unloading of microSD memory cards. This is the same design found on many Nikon digital SLR cameras, allowing you to add the optional grip without impeding access to the slot.
The optional DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder delivers high-contrast, high-resolution performance, realizing lifelike expression that was once the exclusive domain of optical viewfinders. Featuring approximately 100% frame coverage and a fast frame rate, the viewfinder ensures precise composition with minimal time lag even when shooting moving subjects. You’ll also appreciate the 16 mm eyepoint and circular eyepiece, which resemble the look and magnification of high-end digital SLRs and maximize viewing comfort. A diopter adjustment is included, providing control from -3 to +1 in one-step increments. A proximity sensor automatically activates the viewfinder when you raise the camera to your eye, then shuts it down when not in use to save battery power. You can also choose to have either the EVF or the LCD monitor on full-time using a button located on the viewfinder itself. Similar to optical viewfinders on digital SLRs, important shooting information is shown in the viewfinder so you can keep your attention on the scene while adjusting settings. A framing grid can be displayed to facilitate composition, the image enlarged to aid manual focusing and a virtual horizon enabled to help keep the camera level.
Improve overall handling by attaching the optional GR-N1010 Grip. With it you can heft the camera and shoot with the same smooth feel as a digital SLR. This option makes it easier to photograph sports and other dynamic scenes, especially when using long telephoto lenses. Constructed of a sturdy magnesium alloy, the grip is designed exclusively for Nikon 1 V3. Its inclined control platform allows comfortable operation of the shutter-release button, and includes an extra function button and a sub-command dial. The design ensures unimpeded access to all interfaces — memory card slot, HDMI and USB — as well as the LCD monitor. There is also a handy tripod socket.
Renowned among discriminating pros worldwide, NIKKOR lenses are the optics of choice for your particular creative vision. Just attach the optional FT1 Mount Adapter and open the door to the extensive lineup of current and legacy NIKKOR lenses. Choose from ultra wide-angle to super telephoto and micro lenses. The adapter maintains the aperture values of the mounted lens, but increases the listed focal length 2.7x. This turns a medium wide-angle or standard lens into a pleasing portrait lens and a telephoto lens into a super telephoto model. The adapter also supports the camera’s auto exposure and autofocus* functions. For added comfort when attaching long lenses with the adapter, use the optional GR-N1010 Grip. * Autofocus is available only with AF-S NIKKOR lenses. Please visit the Nikon website for details.
The FT1 Mount Adapter with Nikon 1 V3 increases effective focal length of NIKKOR lenses 2.7 times compared to 35mm-format digital SLRs. This brings you up close to the action without getting wet.
3. Superior Operability
A light tap on the bright LCD monitor is all it takes to adjust camera settings as well as focus and shoot ― even when the display is tilted. Menus and text are optimized for maximum readability and intuitive operation.
Can’t be bothered with the shutter-release button? Just tap the screen once to focus and take the photo. The camera focuses on the area you touch then automatically captures the moment. It’s nearly instantaneous, too, thanks to the advanced hybrid AF system.
Simply press the F (Feature) button to display the menu then adjust shooting or playback settings. The sharp LCD monitor and uncluttered user interface facilitate operation, which can be performed using buttons, via the touch screen or a combination of both. Easy-to-understand icons aid in choosing the appropriate mode.
Display a graphic over the image on the LCD monitor to show the camera’s orientation relative to the horizontal plane. A virtual horizon indicator is indispensable for shooting landscapes and architecture when the horizon is obscured, or when shooting from shaky high or low angles. This feature detects not only roll (horizontal tilting) but also pitch (front-to-back tilting), adding functionality normally reserved for high-end digital SLR cameras.
Avoid blown highlights caused by overexposure. This feature causes highlight areas in the image to blink black on the LCD monitor during playback, alerting you to possible exposure problems.
Nikon 1 V3 is equipped with a mechanical shutter tested to 100,000 cycles — long-lasting durability you can rely on shot after shot.
Let Nikon 1 V3 automatically optimize both shutter speed and aperture for perfectly exposed photos.
Select a shutter speed and let the camera automatically set the proper aperture. This is ideal for controlling subject motion: Select fast shutter speeds to freeze action and slower ones to express movement.
Select an aperture and let the camera automatically set the proper shutter speed. This is ideal for controlling blur: Select large apertures (small f-numbers) to blur objects in the foreground/background and small apertures (large f-numbers) to clearly render objects in the foreground/background.
For complete creative control over subject motion and background/foreground blur, manually set both aperture and shutter speed.
Let Nikon 1 V3 make all exposure and certain image settings, including ISO and white balance — a fun, carefree way to obtain fantastic images.
Select one of the camera’s creative modes: Creative Palette, HDR, Soft, Easy panorama, Miniature effect, Selective color, Cross process and Toy camera effect.
Select one of the camera’s movie shooting modes: HD movie, Slow motion, Fast motion, Jump cut and 4-second movie.
Add a four-second video clip to photos while you shoot.
Select one of the camera’s action-shooting modes: Active Selection, Slow view and Smart Photo Selector.
Take the guesswork out of action shots Just when is the decisive moment? Rather then guessing, get help using Active Selection. As the action begins to unfold, press the shutter-release button and Nikon 1 V3 shoots 40 photos at high speed. When finished shooting, you can review the sequence and decide which images to keep. Save the entire sequence or just the ones that capture the essence of the moment. The choice is yours with Active Selection. For added control, you can customize Active Selection depending on the subject by changing the shooting time span and when photos are taken.
Shots of parties and groups? Automatically save the best and delete the rest. Poring over group shots to find the best of the bunch isn’t much fun. So let Smart Photo Selector do the work for you. Just compose the shot then begin pressing the shutter-release button. From the halfway point, Nikon 1 V3 starts shooting and continues until a few moments after you fully press and release the button, recording up to 20 images. The camera then automatically saves the five most pleasing shots and displays what it determines to be the best based on eye blinks, composition and camera-shake blur. Unneeded images are deleted for you. No more worries about missing a great shot due to people blinking, falling out of the frame or blur caused by a shaky hand. You can also set the camera to save and display only one image from the sequence, making it easier than ever to capture the perfect shot.
Pick and choose the best shot from a slow-motion sequence. Knowing just when to take the shot while trying to capture fast-moving action can sometimes be difficult. Slow view solves this problem. Simply press the shutter-release button halfway and Nikon 1 V3 records up to 40 frames for approximately 1.3 seconds. The LCD monitor (or optional electronic viewfinder) displays the action occurring in slow motion. When you see the shot you like, press the button the rest of the way and the image is automatically saved.
Make stills come alive with the magic of movies. Add movement to everyday snaps and watch them come to life with a newfound vibrancy. Motion Snapshot appends four seconds of slow-motion video along with ambient sounds or background music to a normal snapshot. Just point and shoot. It’s as easy as taking a photo. Motion Snapshots are created in-camera. No special editing skills or software are required so you can enjoy them immediately. To create a fascinating and compelling visual story of your next excursion, combine up to eight Motion Snapshots into one riveting narrative completely in-camera.
Expand your enjoyment of Motion Snapshot. Because Motion Snapshots are automatically created in-camera, you can view and share them on the LCD monitor immediately. For added enjoyment, use bundled Nikon Movie Editor software to add music or create unique visual odysseys by combining Motion Snapshots, photos and Full HD movies into a single movie.
Put more excitement into your Motion Snapshots with this mobile app from Randido Inc. Add special effects, combine multiple Motion Snapshots into one and upload your creations to social networking sites.
Transform ordinary scenes into photos of extraordinary works of photographic expression with Creative mode. Eight effects give you all the tools needed to unleash your creative instincts and fine-tune images with a look that is all your own. Add to the mix new Creative Palette and see how easy it is to generate seriously striking photographs.
Artistic freedom comes full circle with new Creative Palette.
Fantastic photos are only a touch away. Creative Palette puts creativity at your fingertips by allowing you to modify the look of photos via the touch screen LCD monitor or multi selector before you shoot. While viewing your shot on the monitor (or through the optional electronic viewfinder), select Creative Palette and the camera automatically detects one of four scenes — Portrait, Close up, Landscape or Other. It then displays a ring showing four effects that you can apply to the scene. Slide your finger around the ring or rotate the multi selector and watch brightness, saturation and white balance change between the different effects. When you’ve got just the right look, take the shot. What you see is what you get.
Tame high-contrast scenes such as backlit subjects or brilliantly lit landscapes to produce photos that closely resemble what the eye sees. When shooting in this mode, the camera combines two images shot at different exposures then combines them into one high dynamic range (HDR) photo that maintains details over the entire image, from shining highlights to deep shadows.
Give your photos a dated, nostalgic look. Softly gradated vignetting at the corners makes the image look as if taken with a point-and-shoot camera of yesteryear. The degree of vignetting and saturation of the entire image are adjustable over three settings.
Tint images with different hues to alter the mood. Select from blue, red, green or yellow tints.
Make photos you are shooting resemble dioramas. This is great for turning everyday scenes into fascinating shots of toylike wonder.
Add a gauzy, dreamy look to photos. This subdues tones and turns radiant sunshine into shimmering veils of light. For portraits, you can opt to lessen the effect on faces for more flattering results, with the subject clearly distinguished from other elements in the photo.
Use this feature to shoot stunning panoramas. Capture majestic landscapes and exciting cityscapes in all their expansive glory. When shooting with a wide-angle lens, the panoramic effect is further enhanced.
Pick out a colored object in a photo then highlight it against a monochrome background. A truly unique way to add an artistic flair to everyday shots.
Reduce noise in low-light scenes like nighttime cityscapes, vibrantly colored sunsets or any other static, dimly lit setting without using a tripod. The camera takes four consecutive, high-speed shots at either ISO 6400 (NR) or 12800 (NR) then combines them into one striking photo with vastly reduced image noise.
Take the guesswork out of shooting while heightening creative enjoyment. Simply enable Live image control to see how images will look before releasing the shutter. This is particularly useful when experimenting with different effects and settings. Each time you adjust contrast, background blur, brightness or shutter speed, results are displayed on the LCD monitor (or in the optional electronic viewfinder) in real-time. After you obtain the look you want, snap the picture. A truly simple way to obtain truly impressive results! In addition to ensuring that images come out as expected, this mode provides an easy way to learn more about how different settings affect the final image, helping expand your understanding of photography. Note: Live image control does not support high-speed continuous shooting or flash.
To blur or not to blur, you decide. Make subjects stand out by softening the background/foreground with delicate bokeh, or render every element of a composition in sharp focus.
Preserve highlight and shadow details in high-contrast scenes. This is a good way to capture details when shooting a brightly lit outdoor scene from inside and framed through a window, or a shaded subject on a sunny day.
Use subject movement to maximum effect. Convey the feeling of motion by allowing a moving subject to blur, or freeze the subject to create a powerful photo of action normally unseen with the naked eye.
Fine-tune exposure by lightening or darkening the image.
This smart Nikon 1 feature frees you from complicated operations, allowing you to concentrate on getting your best shot. For example, the camera automatically detects whether a scene is a portrait, landscape, night portrait, night landscape, close up or other and selects the setting that will give you optimal results.
Face-priority technology allows you to take photos at special events without fuss. The camera automatically recognizes and focuses on the subject’s face, following them wherever they move. Able to detect a maximum of five faces at a time, it’s an extremely convenient function when taking photos at memorable events and parties.
Enable auto distortion control to compensate for barrel distortion when using a wide-angle lens, or pincushion distortion when using a telephoto lens. Note: The edges of photographs may be cropped out.
Give your photos your own unique touch. Picture Control allows you to produce particular effects — for example, making your pictures more vivid, portrait-style or monochrome. Altogether there are 6 settings — Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape.
1920×1080/60p Whether it’s short footage of a casual get-together or a complete video log of your long-awaited vacation, record it all in stunning Full HD at 1920×1080/60p. Just press the movie-record button and you’re good to go for up to 10 minutes of uninterrupted shooting. And if you happen to chance upon a scene that would also make a great photo, press the shutter-release button to capture a high-resolution photo. Movie recording is not affected and continues uninterrupted while the still image is shot and saved. In addition, photos employ the same camera settings in effect for the movie and come out looking just as beautiful. Creators of short videos will appreciate the versatility of Nikon 1 V3. Just enable Advanced movie mode and you’ll have access to programmed auto, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto and manual settings, giving you the freedom to add a cinematic feel to special moments. Use a fast shutter speed to freeze the beating wings of a bird in flight, or open the aperture wide to add tasteful background blur to a tightly framed close up. When you return home, edit footage using bundled Nikon Movie Editor software to produce entertaining movies complete with soundtracks and other elements.
Chasing lively subjects or using long focal lengths when shooting movies can turn an exciting moment into a jumpy blur due to a shaky hand. Nikon’s advanced e-VR (electronic vibration reduction) minimizes this. Combining a gyro with a sophisticated processing algorithm, e-VR helps you obtain clear footage without having to increase ISO or use a tripod. Whether shooting movies or Motion Snapshots, e-VR delivers sharp, smooth results that are sure to delight.
Taking photos while recording movies is now a complete no-brainer. New auto image capture takes them for you automatically. While shooting, intelligent Nikon 1 V3 constantly monitors the scene, waiting for moments when conditions are prime for snapping a shot. Conditions include viewing angle, focus, composition and face detection, among others. Up to 20 shots can be saved with each movie. Should you max out your photo allocation before recording is finished, the camera evaluates the existing batch, deletes what it thinks are the weakest images, then continues taking new photos. And if you want to shoot your own stills at the same time, just press the shutter-release button and you’ve got the shot. If there are already 20 images saved, the camera deletes less flattering ones and adds subsequent shots.
1280×720 120fps Some moments just have to be savored, slowly and richly. For occasions like these, switch on Slow motion. You can then shoot a three-second movie segment at 120 fps and play back in high definition for 12 languid seconds. That game winning goal, a stalking beast in the wild or a runner in full stride. Any dynamic moment in time forever yours. To make the excitement last even longer, reduce the image size and play back for up to two minutes.
Watch in awe as life flashes by in footage bursting with frenetic energy. Fast motion speeds up shooting by a factor of four to express the vibrancy of quick-paced, dynamic settings — great for recording city scenes like crowded streets, jammed train stations or busy airports. Nikon 1 V3 turns everyday excursions into action-packed adventures.
Sometimes all it takes are little snippets of reality to say it best. Jump cut records a one-second sequence every other second, giving ordinary footage an urbane, artistic feel. With Nikon 1 V3, even novices can create compelling cinema, transforming uninspired home movies into lively works of art.
Express all the fun of life, succinctly and to the point. This feature records your merry moments in easily viewable, four-second movie clips. View each separately or patch them together to create compact movies completely in-camera. Combined with the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi, you can quickly upload movies to social networking sites via smartphones or tablets.
Compact and stylish LED light that emits continuous illumination — the ideal solution for tabletop photography and movie recording at close distances.
5. Create and Share
Life is meant for sharing and Nikon 1 V3 is happy to oblige. Built-in Wi-Fi support lets you upload photos and movies to social networking sites via your smartphone or tablet. Because the camera connects directly to smart devices, there is no need for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Use wireless connectivity to share moments with others via SNS or preview shots on larger tablets. You can also shoot remotely using a smart device — a great aid for including yourself in the shot.
Relive the excitement of each and every image with Nikon’s many post-shooting features. View photos and movies on large-screen TVs, or transfer them to mobile devices and PCs so they’ll always be close at hand. You can even upload them to NIKON IMAGE SPACE and other social networking sites. Nikon also comes with easy-to-use software for editing your creations. With Nikon, the joy of photography never stops.
Your own personal image album on the web, NIKON IMAGE SPACE provides every Nikon camera owner with 20 GB of online storage for sharing your exciting moments with the world. This service is ideal for sharing photos, movies, Motion Snapshots and other unique Nikon 1 creations. Shared content can be played and viewed instantly on PCs or smartphones. There is even a free app that allows easy access to your albums from both iOS and Android mobile devices.
View, edit, organize and share photos and movies with bundled ViewNX 2 software. Powerful and easy to use, ViewNX 2 integrates seamlessly with Nikon Movie Editor, allowing you to log into your NIKON IMAGE SPACE account for effortless uploading of edited images.
Nikon 1 V3 is equipped with an HDMI jack for easily connecting to HDTVs. The plug-and-play simplicity of HDMI lets you sit back and enjoy photos and movies in all the splendor of widescreen without the hassle of complicated setup and configuration procedures. For added convenience, you can control playback using the TV’s remote control*.
Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view
Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Image sensor format
Image sensor type
Image sensor cleaning
Image size (pixels)
Still images taken in auto, P, S, A, M, best moment capture, and all creative modes other than easy panorama (aspect ratio 3 : 2), (L)5232, x3488, (M)3920, x2616, (S)2608, x1744, Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera panned horizontally (aspect ratio 120 : 23) 4800 x 920 Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera panned vertically (aspect ratio 8 : 25) 1536 x 4800 Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera panned horizontally (aspect ratio 240 : 23) 9600 x 920 Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera panned vertically (aspect ratio 4 : 25) 1536 x 9600 Still images taken during movie recording (aspect ratio 3 : 2) 5232 x 3488 (1080/60p, 1080/30p) 1472 x 984 (720/60p, 720/30p) Motion Snapshots (photo portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 5232 x 2936
NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8) compression, NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
microSD (micro Secure Digital), microSDHC, microSDXC
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
auto; creative, with a choice of the following options: creative palette, HDR, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, selective color, cross process, and toy camera effect; programmed auto with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, and manual; 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
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane mechanical shutter; electronic shutter
Mechanical shutter:, 1/4000to, 30s, in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control) Electronic shutter: 1/16,000–30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control) Note: Bulb and Time end automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Flash sync speed
Mechanical shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at, X=1/250s, or slower Electronic shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s or slower
S (single frame), Continuous, Self-timer, Remote, Interval timer shooting
Frame advance rate
Approx. 6, 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps
2 s, 10 s
Remote release modes
Delayed remote (2 s); quick-response remote
TTL metering using image sensor
Matrix, center-weighted, spot
Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Programmed auto with flexible program; shutter-priority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual; scene auto selector
–3–+3EV, in steps of1/3EV
Luminosity locked at metered value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
200to, 12800, in steps of1EV, ISO 160; 6400 (NR); 12800 (NR); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 160–6400, 160–3200, 160–800) available (user controlled in P, S, A, and M modes)
Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Full-time AF (AF-F), Single AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Manual focus (MF)
Single-point AF: 171 focus areas; the center 105 areas support phase-detection AF Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built in flash
Raised by pressing flash button
Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
Lights when flash is fully charged
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor, TTL metering using image sensor
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
HD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) 1280 x 720/30p (29.97 fps) Slow-motion movies 1280 x 720/120 fps (aspect ratio 16 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 768 x 288/400 fps (aspect ratio 8 : 3; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 416 x 144/1200 fps (aspect ratio 26 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) Fast-motion, jump-cut, and 4-second movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) Motion Snapshots (movie portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Audio recording device
Built-in or optional external ME-1 stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Maximum recording time
Auto, creative, P, S, A, and M modes: 10 minutes Advanced movie mode HD movie: 10 minutes Slow motion: 3 seconds Fast motion: 20 minutes Jump cut: 20 minutes 4-second movie: 4 seconds (The approximate maximum recording times for individual movies shot at the default frame size and rate in each shooting mode)
7.5cm (3in.) diagonal
TFT vari-angle LCD touch screen with brightness and angle adjustment
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 16 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie and panorama playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
Hi-Speed USB equivalent
Type D HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Multi accessory port
Used for designated accessories
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
2412–2462 MHz (channels 1–11)
Range (line of sight)
Approximately 10 m/33 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
54 Mbps Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK Encryption: AES
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, Vietnamese
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20a battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Approx.110.9, x65.0, x33.2mm (4.4, x2.6, x1.3in.), excluding projections
Approx.324g (11.4oz.), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 282 g (9.9 oz), camera body only
Temperature: 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Body Cap BF-N1000, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20a (included with terminal cover), lens (supplied only if lens kit is purchased with camera), Battery Charger MH-29 (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), Strap AN-N1000, USB Cable UC-E20, ViewNX 2 CD
This kit includes a light and compact lens that perfectly complements the Nikon 1 V3’s superb image quality. With a power drive zoom, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens covers a versatile range of 27-81mm in 35mm  format – perfect for wide angles, portraits and close-ups from as close as 20cm. With its advanced optics, you’ll capture crisp images with beautiful background blur. The cap-less design features an electrically controlled lens cover so you can quickly shoot after powering up.
Enhance the versatility of the Nikon 1 V3 with this kit that includes the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens and an electronic viewfinder (EVF). The EVF’s wide viewfield offers a sharp 2,359k-dot resolution and 100% frame coverage so you can precisely compose your shots. Its circular eyepiece prevents incoming light for optimal viewing – offering a level of familiar operability similar to a D-SLR. Diopter and brightness can also be adjusted for maximum sharpness.
The light and compact lens features an electric power drive zoom, electrically-controlled lens cover and a focal length of 27-81mm in 35mm  format.
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