Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 1 V3 vs V1

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?

continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from nikonrumors.com, dpreview.com and techradar.com

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

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Nikon 1 V3 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon 1 V3  based on its image quality, focusing and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon 1 V3 vs V1

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

Nikon 1 V3
403 ISO
Nikon 1 V1
346 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Nikon 1 V3
2,000 LPH
Nikon 1 V1
2,600 LPH

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 V3
60 fps
Nikon 1 V1
60 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon 1 V3
310 photos
Nikon 1 V1
350 photos

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

Nikon 1 V3
20.8 bits
Nikon 1 V1
21.3 bits

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

Nikon 1 V3
10.8 ev
Nikon 1 V1
11.0 ev

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 V3  vs V1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon 1 V3
18.4 MP
Nikon 1 V1
10 MP

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 V3
6.3 microns
Nikon 1 V1
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon 1 V3  vs
V1 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 18.4 MP 10 MP
Resolution 4952 x 3712 3872 x 2592
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 6.3 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 160 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) None 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
NEF
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,000 LPH 2,600 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,000 LPH 2,600 LPH

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Hybrid detection
Focus points 171 135
Supports continuous Yes No

shutter

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

form factor

Size 110.9 x 65 x 33.2 mm 113 x 76 x 43.5 mm
Thickness 33.2 mm 43.5 mm
Weight 324 g 294 g
Is weather sealed No No

video

Nikon 1 V3  vs
V1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video Yes Yes
External mic jack None 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Phase detection

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 1,037 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%

performance

Max continuous shooting 60 fps 60 fps
Battery life 310 350
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
60 fps

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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