Nikon 1 V3 Review

June 9, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | |


Lens mount Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Image sensor CX, CMOS, 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning
Effective pixels 18.4 million
Storage - Image size (pixels) Still images taken in auto, P, S, A, M, best moment capture, and all creative modes other than easy panorama (aspect ratio 3 : 2) 5232 x 3488 3920 x 2616 2608 x 1744. Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera panned horizontally (aspect ratio 120 : 23) 4800 x 920. Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera panned vertically (aspect ratio 8 : 25) 1536 x 4800. Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera panned horizontally (aspect ratio 240 : 23) 9600 x 920. Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera panned vertically (aspect ratio 4 : 25) 1536 x 9600. Still images taken during movie recording (aspect ratio 3 : 2) 5232 x 3488 (1080/60p, 1080/30p) 1472 x 984 (720/60p, 720/30p). Motion Snapshots (photo portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 5232 x 2936
File format NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8) compression, NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Selected picture control can be modified; storage for custom picture controls
Media microSD (micro Secure Digital), microSDHC, microSDXC
File system DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Shooting modes Auto; creative, with a choice of the following options: creative palette, 5HDR, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, selective color, cross process, and toy camera effect; programmed auto with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, and manual; best moment capture (active selection, slow view and smart photo selector); advanced movie (HD movie, slow motion, jump cut, fast motion and 4-second movie), motion snapshot
Shutter type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane mechanical shutter; electronic shutter
Shutter speed Mechanical shutter: 1/4000 to 30 s, in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control) Electronic shutter: 1/16,000–30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speed Mechanical shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s, or slower Electronic shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60s or slower
Release mode S (single frame), Continuous, Self-timer, Remote, Interval timer shooting
Frame advance rate Approx. 6, 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps
Self-timer 2 s, 10 s
Remote control modes Delayed remote (2 s); quick-response remote
Exposure metering TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method Matrix; Center-weighted. Spot, Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame. Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area.
Mode Programmed auto with flexible program; shutter-priority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual; scene auto selector
Exposure compensation –3–+3EV, in steps of 1/3EV
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at metered value with (AE-L/AF-L) button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) 200 to 12800, in steps of 1EV, ISO 160; 6400 (NR); 12800 (NR); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 160–6400, 160–3200, 160–800) available (user controlled in P, S, A, and M modes)
Active D-Lighting On, off
Autofocus Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A). Full-time AF (AF-F). Single AF (AF-S). Continuous AF (AF-C). Manual focus (MF)
Focus area Single-point AF: 171 focus areas; the center 105 areas support phase-detection AF; Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
AF-area mode Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in Flash Raised by pressing flash button
Guide Number (GN) Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
Flash Control i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Flash mode Fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when flash is fully charged
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie Metering TTL metering using image sensor
Movie Metering method Matrix
Frame size (pixels)/ recording rate HD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) 1280 x 720/30p (29.97 fps). Slow-motion movies 1280 x 720/120 fps (aspect ratio 16 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 768 x 288/400 fps (aspect ratio 8 : 3; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 416 x 144/1200 fps (aspect ratio 26 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps). Fast-motion, jump-cut, and 4-second movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps). Motion Snapshots (movie portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
Video file format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Audio recording device Built-in or optional external ME-1 stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Maximum recording time Auto, creative, P, S, A, and M modes: 10 minutes. Advanced movie mode HD movie: 10 minutes. Slow motion: 3 seconds. Fast motion: 20 minutes. Jump cut: 20 minutes 4-second movie: 4 seconds (The approximate maximum recording times for individual movies shot at the default frame size and rate in each shooting mode).
Monitor Size: 7.5 cm (3 in.) diagonal. Type: TFT vari-angle LCD touch screen with brightness and angle adjustment. Resolution: Approx.1037k-dot
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 16 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie and panorama playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
Interface - USB Hi-Speed USB equivalent
HDMI output Type D HDMI connector
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) communications protocols IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK. IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight) Approximately 10 m/33 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency 2412–2462 MHz (channels 1–11)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) data rates (actual measured values) 54 Mbps. Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK. Encryption: AES
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocols Infrastructure
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20a battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 110.9 x 65.0 x 33.2 mm (4.4 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.), excluding projections
Weight Approx. 324g (11.4oz.), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 282 g (9.9 oz), camera body only
Operating environment - Temperature 0 °C – 40 °C (+32 °F – 104 °F)