Summary Nikon J3

Prices Price
Body only
With 10-100mm lens
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 4
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 28
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Help 14.2 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 6,400 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Nikon 1 J3Nikon 1 J3


Nikon has replaced the 1 J3 with the J4.

Nikon 1 J4
Nikon 1 J4 announced April 2014
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Better color depth
True resolution Higher true resolution

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The Nikon J3 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
1,200 fps
Size Quite small Help
Compact (101×61×29 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Weight Light Help
224 g
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/16000 of a second


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The Nikon J3 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
420 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Color depth Little color depth Help
20.4 bits
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Announced Old Help
January 2013
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
921k dots
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11 EV
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
14.2 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
20 lenses
Missing geo-tagging
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
30 seconds




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Nikon 1 J3
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asay (2:47 AM, April 12, 2013)
should i buy V1 over this? What do you think photography experts?