Nikon 1 V3
- 18MP - 1" Sensor
- 3" Tilting Screen
- ISO 160 - 12800
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Nikon 1 Mount
- 381g - 111 x 65 x 33mm
- Introduced March 2014
- Old Model is Nikon 1 V2
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon 1 V3 overview
Nikon 1 V3 is Nikon's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera originally released on March of 2014. It has a 18 MegaPixel, CMOS 1" size sensor with a peak resolution of 5232 x 3488.
Nikon introduced this model as a way to upgrade the older Nikon 1 V2 (Read Full Comparison)
The 1 V3 is positioned #48 out of 61 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & all around #299 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can test our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
Below is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon 1 V3 history
The Nikon 1 V3 has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can check out all earlier and most recent models alongside important specs.
1 V3 vs 1 J521MP1"20.0 fps2015
1 V3 vs 1 S214.2MP1"60.0 fps2014
1 V3 vs 1 J418MP1"60.0 fps2014
1 V3 vs 1 J314MP1"15.0 fps2013
1 V3 vs 1 AW114MP1"60.0 fps2013
1 V3 vs 1 S110MP1"15.0 fps2013
1 V3 vs 1 V214MP1"15.0 fps2012
1 V3 vs 1 J210MP1"10.0 fps2012
1 V3 vs 1 V110MP1"10.0 fps2012
1 V3 vs 1 J110MP1"10.0 fps2012
Nikon 1 V3 Gallery
You can look at the 1 V3 from various angles in the gallery below.
Nikon 1 V3 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Nikon 1 V3 based on criterias which are often seen as important in a digital camera.
Nikon 1 V3 Sensor features
The Nikon 1 V3 houses the Expeed 4A chip. The specification of the sensor on the Nikon 1 V3 is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor is able to resolve 5232 x 3488 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor has 18 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 160 to 12800. RAW photos are supported which means that the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath illustrates the 1 V3's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The 1 V3 sensor has a crop factor of 2.7 and is shown in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon 1 V3 dimensions
Nikon 1 V3 weighs in at 0.84 lbs (381g or 13.44 ounces) & has outer measurements of 111mm x 65mm x 33mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3"). The weight of general Advanced Mirrorless camera is 453g and the Nikon 1 V3 is lighter as compared to other rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Underneath is a shot of the Nikon 1 V3 besides a soft drink so you can get a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will highlight the button layout on the 1 V3.
Nikon 1 V3 Lens features
The 1 V3 fits the Nikon 1 mount and has 13 lenses available on the market. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the 1 V3.
Nikon 1 V3 Connectivity
The 1 V3 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to send files and sometimes change camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Some apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB port.
Nikon 1 V3 Video features
The highest video resolution on the Nikon 1 V3 is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution will provide a decent balance for video quality versus file size but FULL HD is not going to leave you with any room to downsample. Even though the body contains a microphone port, it is lacking a headphone port which means that you won't have the ability to check your audio levels.
Nikon 1 V3 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Nikon 1 V3 so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty situations.
Nikon 1 V3 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon 1 V3 has a 3" tilting display screen having a resolution of 1,037k dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you are able to shift focus points as well as change settings by using your fingertips.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The View Finder specs for Nikon 1 V3 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
- ViewFinder Resolution 2,359k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
Viewfinders can be quite helpful for sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Nikon 1 V3 Shutter features
Nikon 1 V3 is able to shoot continuously at 60.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec. The camera also offers silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 sec. Beware that the electronic shutter might result in "rolling shutter" in some lighting conditions.
Nikon 1 V3 Flash and Hot shoe features
Nikon 1 V3 comes with both built in flash together with external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/250 sec.
Nikon 1 V3 Autofocusing features
Nikon 1 V3 comes with both Phase Detect Autofocus plus Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and exact as compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detection making it helpful for portrait photography.
It has 171 focus points to pick from. Nikon 1 V3 has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers to switch focus. It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Nikon 1 V3 boasts manual focus if needed for low light situations or you want more accurate control on focus.
Nikon 1 V3 Battery life
The battery power (EN-EL20a) for the Nikon 1 V3 is built to last for 310 shutters with respect to the CIPA requirements making it lower in comparison with it's competition. The typical Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 386. Sony A6600 comes with the highest (810) battery life for this range of cameras.
Here is a list of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that have the strongest battery life:
1 V3 vs A6600810 yesyesyes
1 V3 vs A7c740 yesyesyes
1 V3 vs Fujifilm X-H2680 yesnoyes
1 V3 vs R7660 yesnoyes
1 V3 vs Fujifilm X-H2S580 yesnoyes
Nikon 1 V3 for various kinds of photography
The following graph gives a analysis of the Nikon 1 V3 for various kinds of photography. To understand more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon 1 V3 Portrait photography info
The Nikon 1 V3 receives a rating of 70 which is above average, and means the camera is a very decent fit to use for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support & potential to use external flash.
Nikon 1 V3 Street photography information
Coming in at a very high rating of 77, the Nikon 1 V3 is a excellent fit to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon 1 V3 Sports photography details
A above average sports photography points total of 62 indicates the Nikon 1 V3 is a respectable option for photographing sports. A camera should have excellent focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon 1 V3 as a Travel photography camera
Size is extremely important when getting a travel camera. On the whole, the Nikon 1 V3 gets a very good 68 as a travelling camera which is a good fit to take with you on your travels.
Nikon 1 V3 Landscape photography advice
For anybody who is planning to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Nikon 1 V3 with it's nice rating of 66 for a landscape camera is a fine fit compared to its competition.
Nikon 1 V3 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging should really posses a moving display screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Nikon 1 V3 is simply not good as a vlog camera as it delivers a terrible rating of 35.
Nikon 1 V3 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the 1 V3, below is a list of the top scored cameras which fall within the class of Advanced Mirrorless.
The line graph underneath offers you an overview of the 1 V3 versus it's highest rated competitors suggested earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might look at as alternate options. To read through a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.