A 14.2-million-pixel sensor without an anti-aliasing filter is promising to those who want good-quality images, so can the compact and powerful Nikon 1 J3 deliver? Read the Nikon 1 J3 review...

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£579.99

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Nikon 1 J3 at a glance:

  • 14.2-million-pixel CX-format (13.2×8.8mm) CMOS sensor
  • No anti-aliasing filter
  • 15fps shooting rate with continuous autofocus
  • Expeed 3A processor
  • Smallest CSC with CX-sized or larger sensor
  • Street price £579.99 with 10-30mm lens

Nikon 1 J3 review – Introduction

Just six months after the launch of the Nikon 1 J2, the J3 has arrived featuring a number of improvements. The J3 is no longer the entry-level model in the Nikon 1 compact system camera line-up, as this place has now been taken by the S1, which was announced at the same time as the J3 and which we will be testing in AP 16 March.

Consequently, Nikon has included some of the features from the top-of-the-range Nikon 1 V2 into the J3 to differentiate it from the new entry-level model. On the face of it, then, the Nikon 1 J3 offers the same sensor and advanced shooting modes as the V2, but it is packed into a compact and simple body similar to the J2.

  1. 1. Nikon 1 J3 at a glance:
  2. 2. Nikon 1 J3 review  - Features
  3. 3. Nikon 1 J3 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Nikon 1 J3 review  - White balance and colour
  5. 5. Nikon 1 J3 review - Metering
  6. 6. Nikon 1 J3 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  7. 7. Nikon 1 J3 review - Autofocus
  8. 8. Nikon 1 J3 review - LCD, viewfinder and video
  9. 9. Nikon 1 J3 review - Dynamic range
  10. 10. Nikon 1 J3 review - Our verdict
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  • M. Fox

    You dont have the canon 700d on your list of reviews list why?

  • avivalyla

    but i think, it still need more button. not just changing color and megapixels.
    i have D5100. it’s a good camera. but with more button, it will be very very good camera.

  • Pete

    I really think you should wait till you actually have this camera before posting a ‘review’ of it.

  • R.Kellaway

    It’s difficult to compare the D5200 to the D5100 when the specifications page is blank?

  • Pete

    C’mon, did you actually have a D5200 when you wrote this?