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A new pinnacle of Nikon 1 performance.

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Introducing the new Nikon 1 flagship, the Nikon 1 V3, a thrilling camera that combines the portability of a compact camera and image quality and capabilities usually associated only with a D-SLR along with game-changing speed and accuracy. An enhanced 18.4-MP image sensor is paired with Nikon's new EXPEED 4A image processor to achieve the world's fastest continuous frame rate*, brilliant low-light performance and cinema-quality video capabilities. Add an ultra-fast autofocus system, the convenience of built-in Wi-Fi® for sharing photos and controlling the camera with a compatible smartphone or tablet and compatibility with both 1 NIKKOR lenses and legendary NIKKOR F-mount D-SLR lenses (with the optional FT-1 Mount Adapter), and the Nikon 1 V3 is a D-SLR owner's dream come true.  When it comes to capturing sports, fast action and other spontaneous moments that demand fast performance, the Nikon 1 V3 is second to none.

*Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of Mar. 10, 2014; based on Nikon research.
Nikon 1 V3 photo of a hurdler during a race, in air

Speed that changes everything

Game-changing continuous shooting speed

Nikon 1 cameras achieve a level of speed and accuracy that once was unimaginable, and the Nikon 1 V3 takes that performance even further. Capture thrilling views of sports, fast action and spontaneous moments with game-changing continuous shooting speed: 20 fps at full resolution with full autofocus performance. When using fixed focus, increase that burst rate to a mind-boggling 60 fps and capture sights other cameras may miss. The Nikon 1 V3's Hybrid AF System uses 171 AF points for contrast detection and 105 AF points for phase detection to lock onto your subject the moment it enters the frame with virtually zero lag on the camera's LCD display. Few cameras are better suited for fast action photography than the Nikon 1 V3.
Nikon 1 V3 portrait of a woman framed by leaves on a tree

Image quality that inspires

Stunning photos and videos in any light

Nikon's CX-format CMOS image sensor is one of the most exciting innovations in image sensor design and the secret behind Nikon 1's unrivaled speed, image quality and elegant design. The Nikon 1 V3 pairs an enhanced 18.4-MP CX-format CMOS image sensor with Nikon's new EXPEED 4A image processor for spectacular detail and color rendering, blazing-fast speed and brilliant low-light performance. Shoot sharp, clear, noise-free photos and videos up to ISO 12,800—continue shooting in fading light long after lesser cameras have been put back in their cases. Bring the Nikon 1 V3 everywhere you go, and preserve important moments beautifully.
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Performance that exhilarates

High-end design, tilting touch display and compatibility with Nikon 1 and D-SLR lenses

The Nikon 1 V3 delivers exhilarating performance that will invigorate your passion for photography. Its tilting touch display has virtually zero lag, making it easy to shoot at unusual angles. Its high-end design is so streamlined and comfortable to use, you'll bring it on every outing. For those who like D-SLR-style shooting, add the GR-N1010 Camera Grip and DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder and feel right at home with the Nikon 1 V3. If you already own NIKKOR D-SLR lenses, add the optional FT-1 Mount Adapter and use them with the Nikon 1 V3! (The camera's 2.7x crop factor will extend the reach of telephoto lenses—turn a 300mm into an 810mm!) Whether it's a companion to your D-SLR or the centerpiece of your photography system, the Nikon 1 V3 is a camera that's hard to put down.
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Convenience that saves time

Built-in Wi-Fi for instant photo sharing and remote camera control

Your smartphone or tablet will be your favorite accessory for the Nikon 1 V3. Install Nikon's free iOS or Android app and watch the outstanding photos you take with the Nikon 1 V3 appear instantly on a compatible smartphone or tablet± for easy sharing by text message, email or uploading to your favorite site. Share every brilliant view—instantly! For self portraits and group shots that actually include you, use your smartphone or tablet to control your Nikon 1 V3—see what the camera sees and take photos.
Nikon 1 V3 photo of a woman on a high diving board over the pool

HD videos that amaze

Cinema-quality 1080/60p HD video, a built-in stereo mic and ultra-smooth slow motion

Nikon 1 cameras are serious movie-making tools. Capture cinematic 1080/60p video with shallow depth of field, or turn a single instant of action into an astounding 120 fps slow-motion sequence. A new Movie e-VR (Vibration Reduction) feature keeps your videos steady during handheld shooting, and Simultaneous Still Image Capture means you can save full-resolution stills without missing a beat while recording video. Whether you're shooting home movies or commercial productions, the Nikon 1 V3 delivers superb footage.
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Expand your capabilities

As your passion for shooting with the Nikon 1 V3 grows, so can your capabilities. Every superb lens in the growing 1 NIKKOR collection is capable of telling a new story. Add a Speedlight flash and master creative lighting techniques. Improve sound fidelity in your HD videos with the optional ME-1 stereo mic, or add the electronic viewfinder and grip for D-SLR-style shooting.
Nikon 1 V3 photo of a bicycle and surfboard on the beach, in selective color

Unleash your creativity

Even experienced shooters can find new inspiration in the Nikon 1 V3's Creative Mode. Explore popular HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting or apply fun effects like Toy Camera, Miniature Effect, Cross Process and more. For video, easily create funny sped-up sequences with Fast Motion or a cinematic quick-cut sequence with Jump Cut.
Nikon 1 V3 photo of a beach volleyball player spiking the ball

Tell richer stories

Capture and tell stories in creative new ways. Slow down your view of fast action on the camera display and comfortably freeze exactly the right frame. Preview how your shot will look before you take it, ensuring you capture every important moment in the quality it deserves. You can even blend video, stills and sound to capture the essence of a moment with Motion Snapshot.
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Take it everywhere

Despite its big-camera performance, the Nikon 1 V3 is small enough to take everywhere. Its high-end design is streamlined for portability and comfort, and its exceptional speed—from powering up to framing and autofocusing to capturing—will help you catch more stunning views of the moments that matter.

A hobby that grows with you

Your Nikon 1 V3 is compatible with many of our NIKKOR Lenses using the FT-1 Mount Adapter. Find out if your lenses are compatible and see which new ones you are going to want.


± WI-FI COMPATIBILITY

This camera's built-in Wi-Fi® capability 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.
For compatibility and to download the application, please visit:

* The free NIKKOR lens adapter offer is only for purchases through the Nikon Store and at certain participating dealers. Please inquire with your dealer to see if they are participating in the promotion.

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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A very underrated little camera! I bought the V3 for two reasons - to do action photos at extreme frame rates with FX lenses (300 2.8 and 70-200 2.8), and as a carry everywhere 'point and shoot' camera. It exceeds my expectations on both counts. If you exploit it's capabilities, you will make incredible images with it. The FX lens usage has been exactly as anticipated, but I want to just make a few points about using it with native lenses. 1 - SHOOT RAW, and learn how to process it, even if you just convert directly to jpeg. I haven't even tried this camera as jpeg output only, I shoot everything raw. The jpeg examples I've seen elsewhere have not been that impressive, but I think that about my D800 as well. This camera in particular though improves immeasurably if you learn to use raw and nikon software - thankfully I can still use my Capture NX2 with it, but ViewNX2 also works very well with it (it's FREE). 2 - The 1 inch sensor has inherently more noise than larger sensors, but there's more to noise than quantitiy. I'm sure you've heard the over-used term 'film-like' grain, and I'll use that with this camera as well. It really does have film-like noise, very fine, with no big color blotches. 16x20 prints are very pleasing up to at least ISO 3200, and I have 20x30 hanging in client venues. I equate noise performance to my D300, maybe even a little better in dark areas. I still own and use the D300, and I would rather have the V3 at 3200 than the D300 at 3200, the noise pattern is more pleasing and more manageable in the V3. 3 - as a 'point and shoot' (and I hate putting that label on this little gem), there is no comparison. I'll strip it down (no finder or grip) and put the 10mm on it, turn the touch screen on (which I usually have off), head out to a party and have no qualms about handing it to an iphone user to take a shot. I have an iphone, but refuse to use it for photos, it's just too disappointing. If you could only compare my waiter-rendered V3 photos in dimly lit restaurants to what you see from iphones, you would be astonished. I personally view it as an important adjunct to a full Nikon system. I wouldn't choose this as my only camera - but 'only' camera is a foreign concept to me. If I were an amateur looking for a single solution, I think I could be very happy with it, especially if I wanted to try some action photos. As an advanced user, I'd hate to be without it. February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Awesome Carry Along Camera - Fantastic Compatibility I now carry this V3 on all my photography outings alongside my larger DSLR body. I find it a perfect platform solution for quick stable video, and photos for more agile work. Small enough to fit in my side bag and useful enough for detailed images for immediate social postings using the available app. What's to like: Plenty! Fantastic VR HD stable video. Very useful as a second video on site. Why drag around a 2 pound DSLR video solution when a more simplistic approach will suffice? Video features HD with slow motion effects. The 18mp sensor is sharp, has minimal noise in most shooting situations, and renders splendid images that can be uploaded using your smart phone and the WiFi app. Selectable focus modes allow for some of the sharpest, fastest acquisitions available on any camera with FPS rate that exceed even that of the mighty D4S, you will not miss the moment with this camera! The camera is modular in concept: Those who want a DSLR feel can attach the electronic viewfinder and grip and will find it very similar to the larger DSLR in feel and use. Those needing a more streamlined body can forgo the attachments and still have all the features of the V3 at their fingers. Splendid images and wonderful handling make this camera a must for any photographer, + adding the FT-1 lens adapter will allow almost EVERY Nikkor lens to attach. Keep in mind the 2.7 crop factor for the lens. I have bird shots using my 400mm lens + FT-1 with this set up - I hope to capture more as migration occurs. Using my new 400mm I get a 1080mm field of view. I am 95% satisfied with this camera: here are a couple of things I wish were better. - Battery Life. Although adequate, I bought a second spare just in case. - The memory card is the smallest one in size, super small, you need fingernails. Luckily you only need to install it one time. All the photos attached were taken by me using the V3; some with the supplied kit lens and others with the FT-1 and Nikkor FX lens - all worked wonderfully. This is the "1 series" I have been waiting for - has everything I need for a fantastic experience. Thanks Nikon. October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent 2nd body, Fantastic travel camera ... works seamlessly with all my lenses I purchased this camera as a high speed compact 2nd body to complement my D600 ... it does everything Nikon says but needs a bit of getting used to due to the small size and differentlocations of menu items, buttons and dials ... overall I love it ... I have not had a chance to make a real life high speed shoot yet but I tested the high speed AF 20 FPS on a bird flying towards me with a 70-200 2.8 at 200mm (540mm with crop factor) ... worked perfectly and every one of the photos were in super sharp focus ... I cannot say the same for my framing the subject as it need getting used to ones you start following a moving subject at high zooms I will highly recommend the camera to anyone who uses a DSLR and dont want to carry a big body all the time ... What I dont like is the view finder - color accuracy and speed is not the same as on a DSLR but definitely brighter under low light ... hwoever you see what you are framing even though not a true representation of color ... I also dont like the flimsiness of the connection ... I carry teh camera with finder off and plug it when I use it ... As for GPS not being included - I heard some locations do not allow GPS enabled cameras ... might be a myth but most pro cameras dont seem to have it and no manufacturer has it on high end models so the myth may have some truth to it ... I use a GPS logger that goes on for ove 2 days with a single charge and LR matches the time stamps to geotag the photos ... easy once you know how to September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic camera! I have been using the V3 for several weeks. I have used some of the V lens and several full frame lens, up to the 800mm with the 1.25 TC. When I do my part the results are astounding. Upon my return home I will be getting an additional V3. The ability to use several of my DSLR/film lens on this smaller body which has a 2.7 crop factor is one reason I will be getting another V3. The additional 'reach' provided means the V3 with the 800mm with the 1.25 TC is like having a 2700mm lens. This has been very useful on our trip to Alaska and allowed me to get images of great quality which would have just been specks in the frame of many other cameras. I highly recommend the V3! August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love it I'm not a pro, but this camera actually makes me look like one!! I bought the kit with the small lens... a month later order the 70-300mm and I just love it The body of the camera is so light and compact September 9, 2014
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Which one is the best among the Nikon 1 Serie - J5, V3 or AW1?

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I am looking for a great performance, interchangeable lens, compact size, I am fond of retro appearance. I always have nikon camera. At the moment I have a Coolpix P7100, but I am looking for more resources, in practical dimension.
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The J5, V3, and AW1 all have interchangeable lenses as well as great performance in a compact design however the AW1 is a waterproof camera. The compare tool is an excellent way to see the differences between the 3 cameras.
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is there a macro function/setting on either the 10-30 kit lens and/or the 30-100?

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No, in order to shoot macro you would need the FT1 adapter and a Nikkor macro lens until Nikon releases a 1 NIKKOR macro lens.
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Re "Enigma", Is Exposure Compensation available in "M" mode?

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As an old-time worker, usually with Tri X film, I tend to set my 1 V3 to Manual "M" Exposure (for indoors, often F/2.8 and 1/60) and Auto ISO, which latter will adjust for differences in lighting. In my review, I seemed to say that none of the function buttons would bring up Exposure Compensation, and what I meant to say is that none of the buttons will bring up this setting when the mode dial is set to "M". This is a problem common to many digital cameras, and I meant nothing particularly critical of the V3. By allowing the Exp. Comp. system to adjust the ISO as well as shutter speed and lens opening, Nikon could make it possible to add exposure correction for the "M" mode as well as the "A", "S", and "P" ones. This is a hope for the future, though, not a fault-finding for the present. The V3 is still a fine camera!
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I have two questions about manual exposure with the V3

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I looked at the V3 at a local store today. I was very impressed with the build quality but I came away with two questions. The first is this. Is it possible to program the camera in manual so that the front wheel operates the aperture and the rear wheel operates the shutter? I don't use cameras in manual very often but there are times I would like to. Here's the second question. When manual settings are made, is there an indication in the EVF of under or over exposure? If so, I missed it. Thank you in advance for your help.
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