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Nikon 1 J3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 482 reviews of Nikon 1 J3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and flash get less positive comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon 1 J3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon 1 J3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Nikon 1 J3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability, whereas some have doubts about the screen and price.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon 1 J3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Nikon 1 J3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and price. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the flash and energy efficiency. There are some mixed comments about the sensor and image quality.

usability, portability, performance, price, size

viewfinder, battery, energy, flash

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Richard Grech (digitaltrends.com)

Nikon 1 J3 Review

 

The Nikon 1 J3 is worth a look for point-and-shoot users looking for an upgrade, but photo enthusiasts and power users will be left wanting more.

The ILC segment represents an interesting design challenge for camera manufacturers. They are a step-up from point-and-shoots, but a step-down of DSLR cameras – designing a camera to appeal to both types of users is a difficult task. With the Nikon 1...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon 1 J3

 

The Nikon J3 compact interchageable lens camera is a speedy performer, but it isn't the best in low light, and lacks expansion options when compared with the competition.

Compact. 60fps burst shooting. Zero shutter lag. Innovative shooting modes. 921k-dot display. Quiet.

So-so kit lens. Some loss of detail at high ISO settings. No EVF or external flash support. Limited lens selection.

There's no Wi-Fi built into the camera, but you can add it by purchasing the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter ($59.95). It plugs into the USB port on the side of the J3, so it does add some bulk, but makes it possible to transfer images to your...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Nikon fleshes out interchangeable-lens camera line

 

CES sees the introduction of two new entries in the Nikon 1 series, at a new low price, plus a couple of lenses.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon 1 J3 Review

 

The Nikon 1 J3 is a very fast and compact ILC, making it easy to carry and always ready to capture an image. While its performance outshines its image quality, it is definitely worth a look for $600. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Auto shooting mode is accurate and easy, providing excellent quality and color ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record - in most shooting modes ; Full-size stills can be captured while recording full 1080p video with no interruption...

Some noticeable noise in all images ; Program mode images did not compare to Auto mode ; Very weak pop-up flash ; No hotshoe for external flash ; No input for external audio

The Nikon 1 J3 is a very fast and compact ILC, making it easy to carry and always ready to capture an image. While its performance outshines its image quality, it is definitely worth a look for $600. Read more in our

Aug, 2013

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon 1 J3 Review

 

The Nikon 1 J3 is a compact system camera featuring a new 14.2-megapixel “CX” format sensor and the Nikon 1 lens mount. Boasting continuous shooting speeds of 15fps with continuous autofocus and 60fps with fixed-point autofocus, Full 1080p HD video...

In what must be one of the quickest releases in recent memory, the new J3 replaces the previous J2 model after a mere 4 months on the shelves. Featuring the same 14 megapixel sensor as the flagship V2 and a more simplified control layout than the J2,...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Digitalcamera HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

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Small, yet fast, the Nikon 1 J3 mirrorless model offers big performance in a small package.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : George Schaub (shutterbug.com)

Nikon 1 J3: Lab Test Results & Comments

 

The Nikon 1 J1 was Nikon's first Compact System Camera (CSC), introduced in 2011/2012. The new J3 has a new image sensor with higher resolution (14MP instead of 10MP) and some additional features. It is still a very compact camera and just about the...

Very compact system camera with new sensor ; Easy handling ; Very fast AF system, very fast continuous shooting mode ; Full HD video ; Nice extras like “Motion Snapshot

Missing optical or electronic viewfinder (only LCD screen as viewfinder) ; Missing accessory shoe for external flash systems or microphones

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Ben Keough (reviewed.com)

Nikon 1 J3

 

Nikon's latest midrange mirrorless is a very, very short step up for point-and-shoot users.

A lamb in wolf's clothing

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Nikon 1 J3 Review: Simple, Small, and Slick

 

Conclusion I enjoyed using the Nikon 1 J3. I like its small size, light weight feel and its modern, sleek appearance. The camera's buttons and controls, while small, work well and I appreciated the dedicated movie button. I was not fond of the camera's...

Small size, attractive appearance, Reliably quick performer, Very good image and movie quality, Many interesting features as well as manual controls

Requires frequent access to the menu, Fair battery life, Fragile pop-up flash

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Neocamera (neocamera.com)

Nikon 1 J3

 

The Nikon 1 J3 is a compact SLD with a unique 14 megapixels sensor which provides ultra-fast Phase-Detect autofocus, continuous shooting up to 60 FPS and full 1080p HD video. The J3 packs this into an very compact and sturdy body which features a...

Ultra-fast autofocus until very low light, Excellent metering, Realistic image colors, Good white-balance, Instant shutter-lag, Virtually no blackout, Quick and responsive

Above average image noise for a mirrorless, General image softness, Limited dynamic range, Limited lens selection, Very few direct controls, Short battery-life, AF and MF sounds get recorded during video

The Nikon 1 J3 is an impressive mirrorless camera that delivers a unique performance compromise. Image quality is good, considerably better than the majority of compact cameras, while not matching that of state-of-the-art mirrorless models. In terms of...

Jan, 2013

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