Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of V1 vs J3

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from nikonrumors.com, techradar.com, mirrorlessrumors.com, 1001noisycameras.com and 3 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon 1 V1 vs J3

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

Nikon 1 V1
346 ISO
Nikon 1 J3
420 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Nikon 1 V1
2,600 LPH
Nikon 1 J3
2,000 LPH

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

Nikon 1 V1
21.3 bits
Nikon 1 J3
20.4 bits

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

Nikon 1 V1
11.0 ev
Nikon 1 J3
11.0 ev

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 V1  vs J3 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon 1 V1
10 MP
Nikon 1 J3
14.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon 1 V1
6,400 ISO
Nikon 1 J3
6,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon 1 V1
11.6 microns
Nikon 1 J3
8.2 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon 1 V1  vs J3 

8.0
8.0
If you don't need Full HD, there's also 720p @ 60fps, which is really smooth and still counts as high definition.
Nikon 1 V1

6.0
7.0
As with the other cameras in the Nikon 1 series, the J3 features a hybrid autofocusing system.
Nikon 1 J3

Overall

7.5 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon 1 V1  vs
J3 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 10 MP 14.2 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592 4608 x 3072
Size Nikon CX Nikon CX
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 2.7x 2.7x
Pixel size 11.6 microns 8.2 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 160 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
NEF
Self cleaning sensor Yes No
Tested vertical resolution 2,600 LPH 2,000 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,600 LPH 2,000 LPH

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Phase detection
Focus points 135 135

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/16000 s 1/16000 s

features

Is a smart camera No No
Automatic panorama No Yes

video

Nikon 1 V1  vs
J3 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes No
Type Electronic N/A
Coverage 100% N/A

form factor

Size 113 x 76 x 43.5 mm 101 x 61 x 29 mm
Thickness 43.5 mm 29 mm
Weight 294 g 224 g
Is weather sealed No No
Nikon 1 V1
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