Nikon 1 V3 Review

Overall Score

73

Main Features

  • 18 MP 1 CMOS Sensor
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 60 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 111 x 65 x 33 mm, 381g.
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  • Replaced: 1 V2

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Nikon 1 V3 Overview


First introduced in March, 2014, Nikon 1 V3 is a 18 MP Mirrorless with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon 1 V2 with 1 V3. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon 1 V3 with Nikon 1 V2


Nikon 1 V3 comes with a 13.2 x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 15.86 mm (0.62").

- Full Frame
- Nikon 1 V3

Sensor resolution of Nikon 1 V3 ~ 5196 x 3464 pixels.

Nikon 1 V3 has Crop Factor: 2.73

The sensor has a surface area of 116.2 mm².

There are approximate 17,998,944 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon 1 V3 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon 1 V3 Nikon 1 V3 2014 18MP 160 - 12800 381g 111 x 65 x 33mm
Nikon 1 V2 Nikon 1 V2 2012 14MP 160 - 6400 278g 109 x 82 x 46mm
Nikon 1 V1 Nikon 1 V1 2012 10MP 100 - 6400 383g 113 x 76 x 44mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon 1 V3


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon 1 V3 with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
12800 Max Native ISO
60.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/4000s Electronic Shutter Speed
Microphone Port
2359k dot Viewfinder Resolution
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Tilting Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
1037k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
381g Light Body
Timelapse Recording
171 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 310 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Type Scores

Nikon 1 V3 has an Overall Score of 73/100 and ranked #84 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #147 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon 1 V3 Scores
Imaging score
46
Features score
84
Value for money score
85
Portability score
91
Overall score
73
Average Scores in Semi-Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
53
Features Score
69
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
83
Overall score
67

Physical Dimensions of Nikon 1 V3


Nikon 1 V3 weighs 381g and has external dimensions of 111 x 65 x 33mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.3"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Nikon 1 V3 is 63 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon 1 V3 is less by 15mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon 1 V3
381g
Average weight
444g
Min weight
140g
Max weight
635g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon 1 V3
33mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
33mm
Max Thickness
93mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon 1 V3 with the dimensions:

Nikon 1 V3

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight 1 V3 Dimensions 1 V3
Nikon 1 J5 Nikon 1 J5 231 g 381 g 98 x 60 x 32 mm 111 x 65 x 33 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 381 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 111 x 65 x 33 mm
Nikon 1 V2 Nikon 1 V2 278 g 381 g 109 x 82 x 46 mm 111 x 65 x 33 mm
Canon EOS M3 Canon M3 366 g 381 g 111 x 68 x 44 mm 111 x 65 x 33 mm
Nikon 1 V1 Nikon 1 V1 383 g 381 g 113 x 76 x 44 mm 111 x 65 x 33 mm
Nikon 1 J4 Nikon 1 J4 232 g 381 g 100 x 60 x 29 mm 111 x 65 x 33 mm
Sony Alpha a6300 Sony A6300 404 g 381 g 120 x 67 x 49 mm 111 x 65 x 33 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus E-M10 396 g 381 g 119 x 82 x 46 mm 111 x 65 x 33 mm

Specifications of Nikon 1 V3


General
Brand Nikon
Model 1 V3
Announced March, 2014
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon 1
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2.7
Number of Lenses 13
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1037k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 171
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 60.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.00
Flash Modes Fill-flash, fill-flash w/slow sync, rear curtain sync, rear curtain w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Area 116.2 mm²
Sensor Resolution 18 MP
Max Image Resolution 5232 x 3488
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 160
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 310 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL20a
Physical
Weight 381 g
Physical Dimensions 111 x 65 x 33 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type microSD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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