Nikon 1 V3

Released March, 2014
  • 18.4 MP
  • Nikon CX 13.2 x 8.8 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
Picture Styles include Vivid or Monochrome, and can be customised (such as by increasing the contrast), and also have the benefit of being able to be shot in raw format.
by TechRadar (May, 2014)
8.4 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Nikon 1 V3

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Nikon 1 V3
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Nikon 1 V3
focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Nikon 1 V3
continuous shooting


What do the experts think?

Nikon 1 V3
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Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Nikon 1 V3

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Nikon 1 V3

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon 1 V3
403 ISO
Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO
Pentax K-01
1,135 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Nikon 1 V3
2,000 LPH
Pentax K-01
3,000 LPH
Nikon 1 V1
2,600 LPH

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 V3
60 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon 1 V3
310 photos
Pentax K-01
540 photos
Alpha A6000
420 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Nikon 1 V3
20.8 bits
Alpha A6000
24.1 bits
Pentax K-01
23.7 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Nikon 1 V3
10.8 ev
Alpha A6000
13.1 ev
Pentax K-01
12.9 ev

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Nikon 1 V3

In The News From around the web

As previously promised, Nikon released the SDK (software development kit) for the Nikon 1 V3 camera.
The new Nikon “lens only” rebates are now live *UPDATED.
It is not much, but I believe this is the first Nikon 1 V3 price drop since the camera was introduced in March last year: $50 off with a free camera holster at B&H or a free 1 year drops & spills warranty at Adorama.
The new firmware being developed for the Nikon 1 V3 harnesses the characteristics of that camera to achieve silent and compact remote camera control.
Along with the new firmware, Nikon also plans to offer a remote control software development kit (SDK), similar to that available for Nikon digital SLR cameras, in June of this year.
Follow It seems that Nikon USA received a big shipment right after Photokina - even the Nikon 1 V3 camera is now in stock at B&H, Adorama and Amazon (it has been out of stock for months).
Nikon’s mirrorless F-mount adapter will support AF (plus new video mode specs).

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 18.4 MP
Resolution 4952 x 3712
Size Nikon CX
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 2.7x
Pixel size 6.3 microns
Light sensitivity 160 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) None
  1. NEF
  2. RAW
  3. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,000 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,000 LPH

focus system

Type Hybrid detection
Focus points 171
Supports continuous Yes


Min 30 s
Max 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 110.9 x 65 x 33.2 mm
Thickness 33.2 mm
Weight 324 g
Is weather sealed No


Is a smart camera No
Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi 802.11
Automatic panorama Yes
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None


Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p No
Shoots high speed video Yes
External mic jack None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes


Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 1,037 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes


Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Electronic
Coverage 100%
Display type LCD
Display resolution 2,359 k dots


Max continuous shooting 60 fps
Battery life 310 photos
Continuous shooting 60 fps
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