Nikon 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-100mm Lens, Black - Bundle - with Nikon 1 Nikkor 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR White Lens, Nikon Body Case Set, 32GB 200x SDHC Memory Card

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About Nikon J3

Bring your vision to life with the remarkable speed, image quality, creative features and design of the Nikon 1 system. New innovations make it easier to catch the moments that matter, apply artistic effects and share your creations with friends and family. The 14.2-megapixel Nikon 1 J3 camera is so easy to use, you'll forget how advanced it truly is.

Ignite your creativity with some of the most stunning images you've ever shot. The 14.2-megapixel Nikon 1 J3 brings your vision to life as exceptional photos, HD videos and Motion Snapshots that will have you capturing more moments than ever. Beautifully designed, remarkably simple and faster than any camera you've ever experienced, the Nikon 1 J3 will become the centerpiece of your creative expression and an endless source of inspiration.

The first thing you'll notice about your Nikon 1 J3 is its extraordinary speed. The LCD display has absolutely no lag. That means you can frame shots faster, pan faster, zoom faster do everything faster. The Hybrid AF System is the fastest in the world, so your images will be crystal clear, whether you're shooting a soaring bird or a fidgety child. The shutter fires at a blazing speed up to 15 shots per second continuously so you can freeze even the fastest moving subjects.

The best moments are made (and missed) in an instant. But imagine being able to slow down an important moment to see live action in slow motion. With the Nikon 1 J3 camera's amazing Slow View mode, that's exactly what happens. Slow down what you're seeing on the LCD, then select the shot you want. Combine that with Smart Photo Selector, which fires 20 shots with a single shutter press and selects the best five for you, and you've got every advantage for catching those once-in-a-lifetime moments.

Your creativity isn't limited to still photos with the Nikon 1 J3. A single press of a button and you'll be recording in dazzling Full HD 1080p video with stereo sound. See something that would make a great still image while you're recording? Simultaneously shoot full-resolution photos without missing a beat. Get the best of both worlds.

Your friends and family will love seeing your creations, and with the NIkon 1 J3, you'll never have to wait to share them. Add Nikon's WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter (sold separately), and instantly transfer your photos, videos or Motion Snapshots to your smartphone, tablet or compatible Wi-Fi(R) enabled device. Then share them as usual by email, text message or by uploading them to your favorite photo-sharing website. It couldn't be easier!

Capture the essence of a moment like never before with Motion Snapshot, a unique blend of motion, stills and sound that can be shared as .MOV movie files or arranged into an exciting slideshow. Add artistic flare with the camera's Creative Mode shoot in black & white, highlight a single color in an image, create expansive panoramas and more. You can even preview your shots before you take them with the Live Image Controls.

Like all Nikon cameras, the Nikon 1 J3 performs brilliantly in low light. High ISO sensitivity (up to 6400) lets you shoot without a flash at weddings, concerts, parties places that usually require extra illumination. Your photos will be true to your memory of the moment; and in extremely dim situations, the pop-up flash automatically lights a great shot.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (4),Compact (3),Good in low light (3),Great resolution (3),Fast shutter speed (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (3)

Nikon J3 Features

  • LCD Monitor: Relive the moments you capture on the J3's 3-inch LCD screen. Featuring 921k-dots, every detail will stand out.
  • Impressive Speed: The first thing you'll notice about your Nikon 1 J3 is its extraordinary speed. Featuring the fastest autofocus system in the world and 15 fps continuous shooting.
  • Multiple 1 NIKKOR Lenses: Enhance your creativity with the collection of 1 NIKKOR lenses. 1 NIKKOR lenses are designed for easy swapping, allowing you to be ready for any situation. They also feature vibration reduction (VR) to keep photos sharp.
  • Express Your Creativity: With Creative Mode, Best Moment Capture (Smart Photo Selector and Slow View), and Live Image Control, users can take control of their images and express their creativity.
  • Pop-up Flash: When you need an extra bit of light, the J3's pop-up flash is ready to go. With the J3, the flash now activates on its own if lighting conditions call for it, making Nikon 1 even easier to use.
  • Connect and Share: With the WU-1b mobile adapter, users can share their creations wirelessly and even control their camera through their smartphone.

Nikon J3 Specifications

Type
Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses
Lens Mount
Nikon 1 mount
Picture Angle
Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (Nikon CX format)
Effective Pixels
14.2 million
Sensor Size
13.2mm x 8.8mm
Image Sensor Format
CX
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
Total Pixels
15.13 million
Dust-reduction System
Dust Shield
Image Area (pixels)
Normal Panorama, horizontal pan (40:7 aspect ratio)
4,800 x 920
Normal Panorama - vertical pan (8:25 aspect ratio)
1,536 x 4,800
Wide Panorama - horizontal pan (80:7 aspect ratio)
9,600 x 920
Wide Panorama - vertical pan (4:25 aspect ratio)
1,536 x 9,600
Image Area (pixels) Cont.
Still Images (3:2 aspect ratio)
4,608 x 3,072
3,456 x 2,304
2,304 x 1,536
Still images (taken during movie recording; aspect ratio 3:2)
4,608 x 3,072 (1080/60i, 1080/30p)
1,280 x 856 (720/60p, 720/30p)
Motion Snapshot (16:9 aspect ratio)
4,608 x 2,592
File Format
Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control
Standard
Neutral
Vivid
Monochrome
Portrait
Landscape
Selected Picture Control can be modified
User-customizable Settings
Storage Media
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Card Slot
1 Secure Digital (SD)
File System
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
PictBridge
Viewfinder
LCD
Lens Aperture
Electronically controlled
Shutter Type
Electronic Shutter
Fastest Shutter Speed
1/16,000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed
30 sec.
Flash Sync Speed
Up to 1/60 sec.
Bulb Shutter Setting
Yes
Shutter Release Modes
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous
Self-timer mode
Frame Advance Rate
Approx. 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps
Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Res
15 frames per second with AF; 30/60 fps with focus locked on first frame
Self-timer
2, 5, 10 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Remote Control Modes
WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
Exposure Metering System
TTL metering using image sensor
Metering Method
Matrix
Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 2mm circle centered on select focus area
Exposure Modes
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Manual (M)
Scene Auto Selector
Scene Modes
Portrait
Landscape
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Close-up
Auto
Shooting Modes
Advanced movie mode (includes slow motion)
Auto Photo mode
Best Moment Capture mode (includes Slow View and Smart Photo Selector)
Creative mode (including: P, S, A, M, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Backlighting, Soft, Miniature Effect, and Selective Color)
Motion Snapshot (16:9)
Exposure Compensation
+/-3 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Exposure Lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO Sensitivity
160-6400
Active D-Lighting
On/off
Autofocus System
Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF)
AF-assist illuminator
AF-area mode
Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support
phase-detection AF
Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Subject tracking
Face-priority AF
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF)
Focus Modes
Auto (AF)

Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Full-time Servo (AF-F)
Manual Focus (MF)
Built-in Flash
Yes
Guide Number
5/16 (m/ft ISO 100, 20°C/68°F) Approx.
At ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. (6.3/20.7)
Flash Control
i-TTL flash control using image sensor available
Flash Mode
Auto
Auto with red-eye reduction
Fill-flash
Fill-flash with Slow sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with Slow sync
Rear curtain sync
Rear curtain with slow sync
Slow sync with red-eye reduction
Off
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready Indicator
Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White Balance
Auto
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
Preset Manual
Underwater
All except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Metering Method
Matrix
Center-weighted: Meters 4.5mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 2mm circle centered on select focus area
Movie File Format
MOV
Movie Video Compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio Recording Format
AAC
Movie Audio Recording Device
Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie
HD: 1920 x 1080/60i
HD: 1920 x 1080/30p
HD: 1280 x 720/60p
HD: 1280 x 720/30p
Slow-motion: 640 x 240/400fps
Slow-motion: 320 x 120/1200fps
Motion Snapshot: 1920 x 1080/60p (plays at 24p)
Audio file format: ACC
Movie file format: MOV
Monitor Size
3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution
921,000 Dots
Monitor Type
TFT-LCD with brightness adjustment
Interface
USB: Hi-speed USB
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Supported Languages
Arabic
Bengali
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hindi
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese (European and Brazilian)
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Tamil
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Time & Date
Yes
World Time Setting
Yes
Battery
EN-EL20 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge)
220 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter
EH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5C Power Supply Connector
Tripod Socket
1/4"
Operating Environment
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
4 x 2.4 x 1.1" (101 x 61 x 29mm)
Weight
7.1 oz (201g) camera body
Included Lens
Focal Length: 10 - 100 mm / Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 - 270 mm
Aperture: Maximum: f/4.0 - 5.6 / Minimum: f/16 - 16
Angle of View: 77° - 9°
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.1' (33.53 cm)
Groups/Elements: 12/19
Diaphragm Blades: 7
Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabilization: Yes
Filter Thread: Front: 55 mm
Dimensions (DxL): Approx. 2.38 x 2.77" (6.05 x 7.04 cm)
Weight: 10.5 oz (298 g)
Mfr #
27659 L4
SKU
INK1J3RD2L4

Nikon J3 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Reviewed by 6 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not for low lights

By

from Plano, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this mainly for its high speed shooting capability So far, more than 7000 pictures were taken with this set. The battery life exceeds my expectation. It can last about 1500 shots with the following setups: turned off flash, set the LCD display to low, fine JPG (highest resolution) , continuous shot (5 fps). Mostly are manual and shutter priority. The battery has been charged 4 times during this period of time. The performance/quality for outdoor sports when there is good lights are good, and meets my expectations. The performance/quality for indoor sports (or low light) is not good, but was anticipated before I decide to buy. ISO 800 and above show obvious grain. Manual focus is difficult, for example, I find it difficult to focus on a panther behind the cage, or a fish in a tank, a rain-drop in a leaf where manual focus is preferred. I like the size, which is another reason I bought it. I can use it more in daily casual situation. The review is for this set only (Nikon 1 J3 with the 10-30mm, f/3.5-5.6 lense). I would give it a 4 star if the set were J3 with the 18.5mm, f/1.8 lense.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Love the camera, but...

By

from Undisclosed

I purchased the J3 to replace a P&S I had that got the LCD ruined. The J3 takes great photos for the most part. There can be quite a bit of grain at higher ISOs, and sometimes the results are muddy in low-light situations, no matter how you tweak the settings (I've noticed this mostly in sunrise/sunset photos where flash is not used.) My main complaint is that the bulb function is unusable. There is no radio/optical remote function. The only option for a remote is the WU-1b wireless adapter. While this gets you connected to a smart phone or tablet pretty reliably (at least it does for me), the WMUA software completely ignores any settings you made in the camera and goes pretty much full auto. It even ignores the camera being set for manual focus. What this means for the bulb setting is that there is no remote. Once you tap the picture button in WMUA, it takes the picture at the shutter speed it has determined, and you have no control over when the shutter closes again. I knew the basic limits of the camera when I purchased it - no hot shoe for off-camera flash, limited number of lenses, no exterior controls for some of the important bits, etc - but I did expect the features that were there to be usable. Bulb mode is not usable if you have to hold the button down to get an exposure longer than 30sec and introduce a substantial amount of camera shake. Also, I don't understand why pressing the right side of the circle control doesn't let you go over to ISO in addition to shutter and aperture rather than having to dig through a menu. Seeing as how those three controls are the most important ones for controlling exposure, it seems like that would be an easy enough bit of firmware to implement. Just about everything else I set and forget so going into a menu every once in a while to adjust it isn't a big deal, but frequently and repeatedly going into a menu to find the right ISO setting for the situation is kind of a hassle. So, I do recommend this camera overall, I love taking pictures with it, but there are some caveats as to its overall functionality.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Semi-Pro Camera!

By

from Undisclosed

This camera is awesome! For those who dont know how to set up ISO shutter speed and stuff like that the auto mode is great! this camera's flash is actually really good! it doesnt make everything white with dark backgrounds. Definately worth the buy. One thing though... The 10-100 lens is SOOO big that when at the lowest zoom position it casts a round shadow on the lower part of the shot when you use flash. if you zoom in a bit it does show anymore but you have to stand back.

 
4.0

It might be little but its great!

By

from Windsor, CO  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

Going from a large SLR camera was hard at first; but it was all up hill from there. Great quality on both the pictures and the viedos. A fast high speed storage media card is a plus for those videos. The 10mm by 110mm lens would be ideal. A great little camera that is very easy to use.

 
5.0

just a nice piece of equipment

By

from riverside ca  -  Casual Photographer

pictures taken during vacation

 
5.0

very happy

By

from riverside ca  -  Casual Photographer

personal use really like it

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