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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.
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Create at the speed of life

Harness the remarkable speed and precision of Nikon 1

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.

*Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of
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Conquer fleeting moments

So many ways to catch the moments that matter

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.
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Go beyond the still photo

Add stunning HD videos to your arsenal of expression

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.
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Share your creations anytime, anywhere

Wireless sharing to your smartphone or tablet

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!

All of the Benefits of Nikon 1, Underwater

Waterproof protection for your Nikon 1 J3

Now your Nikon 1 J3 can really go everywhere—even down to 130 feet (40 meters) underwater! Compatible with the Nikon 1 J3 and the 10-30mm VR lens, the WP-N2 waterproof housing lets you keep taking photos and videos whether you're above the sea or below. The lightweight and sleek WP-N2 waterproof housing maintains your access to key camera controls and buttons, giving you the same creative control you enjoy—on land or underwater. Relive your nautical adventures with the brilliant photos and HD videos only Nikon 1 can achieve.

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Put your creativity on display

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.
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Excel in low light

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.

WI-FI COMPATIBILITY

This camera's Wi-Fi® capability using the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
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One-Lens Kit

Nikon-1-J3-White1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5 – 5.6 VR White
Price $399.95
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Two-Lens Zoom Kit

Nikon-1-J3-White1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5 – 5.6 VR White1 NIKKOR 30-110mm f/3.8 – 5.6 VR White
Price $649.95
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All-In-One Lens Kit

Nikon-1-J3-White1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR - White
Price $849.95
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Extend your Creativity and Capabilities

Have fun and express yourself creatively with a wide range of accessories, including cases in matching colors.
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Poca Madre Apenas me acabo de comprar la camara y funciona excelentemente. Le saco 10 a todo, no manches hasta tiene Slow Motion como en los partidos de furbol. Los videos se equiparan a grabar Blu Ray. No dudes en comprarla September 8, 2013
Great Semi-Pro Camera! 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. November 30, 2013
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Is it any way I can buy only the camera without lens as I don't want the 10-30 mm

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I would prefer a 10 mm pancake and a 30-110 mm instead.
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Currently, Nikon 1 J3 is only available as a kit, and there is not a 10mm & 30-110mm Nikon 1 J3 Kit.
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Can you take square images with this camera? I don't see any option for it in the image size menu.

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No, the Nikon1 J3 does not have the option to take square pictures. However, after you take a picture, you can use the Crop tool in the Playback menu of the J3 to trim the picture to different sizes. The Crop tool includes the option of choosing a 1:1 aspect ratio which will create a square image.

More information on the Crop tool can be found on page 113 of the J3 manual. A copy of the J3 manual can be downloaded from this address:http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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is there a way to keep the wireless adapter activated, or do you have to go to the menu setting and 'activate wireless adapter' every time?

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I want to be able to plug in the adapter and have it turn on without having to go into the menu settings each time I want to transfer files to my iPhone....using wu-1b with a Nikon 1 J3
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Unfortunately, there is no way to activate the wireless adapter without going through Nikon 1 J3 menu.
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Can it film?
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This digital camera records movies and take still pictures.
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Can I use a remote control to take pictures with the J3? If yes, what settings do i have to change?
 
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No remotes only the wireless mobile adapter for android and iOS tablets and smartphones.
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