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Nikon 1 J3
8.4 out of 10

Nikon 1 J3

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Overall 9
9.4

Hands-On Review: Nikon 1 J3

Digitalcamera HQ
11 September 2014
  • Summary: Small, yet fast, the Nikon 1 J3 mirrorless model offers big performance in a small package.
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
26 August 2013
  • Summary: Nikon introduced two new 1-series models at CES 2013, the J3 and the S1. The main differences are these: the Nikon 1 J3 will retail in kit-form for about $100 more than the S1 because it features a larger 14.2 megapixel CX-format CMOS image sensor and a slightly longer range 10-30mm zoom lens, and...
  • Pros: Auto shooting mode is accurate and easy, providing excellent quality and color, Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record - in most shooting modes, Full-size stills can be captured while recording full 1080p video with no interruption, Excellent video quality, Extremely fast Hybrid...
  • Cons: Some noticeable noise in all images, Program mode images did not compare to Auto mode, Very weak pop-up flash, No hotshoe for external flash, No input for external audio
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Overall 8
8.3
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Nikon 1 J3 Review

What Digital Camera
12 August 2013
  • Summary: Nikon’s 1 series of CSCs and its collection of CX-compatible lenses continues to grow, and is possibly shaping up to be a nice little system, but the J3 shows that it still has a long way to go.
  • Pros: Build quality; Style; Autofocus system
  • Cons: Clumsy controls; High-ISO noise; Indifferent image quality
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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon 1 J3

PC Magazine
10 June 2013
  • Conclusion: The Nikon J3 compact interchageable lens camera is a speedy performer, but it isn't the best in low light, and lacks expansion options when compared with the competition.
  • Pros: Compact. 60fps burst shooting. Zero shutter lag. Innovative shooting modes. 921k-dot display. Quiet.
  • Cons: So-so kit lens. Some loss of detail at high ISO settings. No EVF or external flash support. Limited lens selection.
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Nikon 1 J3 Review

Digitaltrends
15 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The ILC segment represents an interesting design challenge for camera manufacturers. They are a step-up from point-and-shoots, but a step-down of DSLR cameras – designing a camera to appeal to both types of users is a difficult task.
  • Pros: Light, compact stylish design, Great 3-inch 921k-Dot LCD, Fast autofocus
  • Cons: Average lens (10-30mm f/3.5-5.6), Lower quality images at higher ISO settings, Challenging ergonomics
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Overall 7
7.1

Expert Review

reviewed
30 April 2013
  • Summary: Nikon's latest midrange mirrorless is a very, very short step up for point-and-shoot users.
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Overall 8
7.6

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
14 March 2013
  • Summary: Nikon first introduced its small, mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras, the 1 J1 and the 1 V1 (similar to the J1 but with the addition of a viewfinder) in 2011.  Nikon was a little late in the game, as Olympus and Panasonic had already released more than one generation of 4/3 sensor cameras...
  • Pros: Small size, attractive appearance, Reliably quick performer, Very good image and movie quality, Many interesting features as well as manual controls
  • Cons: Requires frequent access to the menu, Fair battery life, Fragile pop-up flash
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon 1 J3

neocamera.com
16 February 2013
  • Summary: Image quality of this mirrorless depends on what it is compared against. Its 2.7X crop-factor sensor puts it well ahead of of most fixed-lens cameras but also behind the majority of mirrorless ones, including its predecessor, the J2 Nikon 1 J2 which uses larger pixels in its 10 megapixels sensor.
  • Pros: Ultra-fast autofocus until very low light, Excellent metering, Realistic image colors, Good white-balance, Usable up to ISO 6400 for small prints, Instant shutter-lag, Virtually no blackout, Fast shot-to-shot speed, Quick and responsive, Sharp and crisp LCD with fast refresh rate, Ultra quiet, Ve...
  • Cons: Above average image noise for a mirrorless, General image softness, Limited dynamic range, Limited lens selection, Not, Very few direct controls, Short battery-life, ¾s video delay, AF and MF sounds get recorded during video, Wrong framing of video in image mode
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Overall 5
5.0

Nikon 1 J3

Trusted Reviews
23 August 2013
  • Summary: Under featured. Over priced. What was Nikon thinking?
  • Pros: Prompt AF system, Stylish design, Good build quality
  • Cons: Noise at high ISO settings, Poor image quality, Badly-designed controls, Way too expensive
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon 1 J3 Review

ePHOTOzine
20 June 2013
  • Excerpt: The Nikon 1 J3 was launched in January 2013 alongside the S1 and is a compact mirrorless system with an extremely small body, fast continuous shooting and short release time lag. It is available with the 10-30mm lens in silver, red, white, black and beige for £485.
  • Pros: High speed shooting at 60fps, High resolution screen, Compact, stylish camera and lenses, Hybrid AF - Contrast and Phase Detection, Impressive image quality, Camera switches on when you unlock collapsible lenses, High speed video - 400/1200fps, Image resolution increased to 14.2 megapixels
  • Cons: Camera body doesn't have any rubber grip, 1200fps video quality isn't great, PSAM modes not easily selectable from mode dial, Shortish battery life
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