A new pinnacle of Nikon 1 performance.

Introducing the new Nikon 1 flagship, the Nikon 1 V3, a thrilling camera that combines the portability of a compact camera and image quality and capabilities usually associated only with a D-SLR along with game-changing speed and accuracy. An enhanced 18.4-MP image sensor is paired with Nikon's new EXPEED 4A image processor to achieve the world's fastest continuous frame rate*, brilliant low-light performance and cinema-quality video capabilities. Add an ultra-fast autofocus system, the convenience of built-in Wi-Fi® for sharing photos and controlling the camera with a compatible smartphone or tablet and compatibility with both 1 NIKKOR lenses and legendary NIKKOR F-mount D-SLR lenses (with the optional FT-1 Mount Adapter**), and the Nikon 1 V3 is a D-SLR owner's dream come true.  When it comes to capturing sports, fast action and other spontaneous moments that demand fast performance, the Nikon 1 V3 is second to none.

*Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of Mar. 10, 2014; based on Nikon research.
**Sold separately

Speed that changes everything

Game-changing continuous shooting speed

Nikon 1 cameras achieve a level of speed and accuracy that once was unimaginable, and the Nikon 1 V3 takes that performance even further. Capture thrilling views of sports, fast action and spontaneous moments with game-changing continuous shooting speed: 20 fps at full resolution with full autofocus performance. When using fixed focus, increase that burst rate to a mind-boggling 60 fps and capture sights other cameras may miss. The Nikon 1 V3's Hybrid AF System uses 171 AF points for contrast detection and 105 AF points for phase detection to lock onto your subject the moment it enters the frame with virtually zero lag on the camera's LCD display. Few cameras are better suited for fast action photography than the Nikon 1 V3.

Image quality that inspires

Stunning photos and videos in any light

Nikon's CX-format CMOS image sensor is one of the most exciting innovations in image sensor design and the secret behind Nikon 1's unrivaled speed, image quality and elegant design. The Nikon 1 V3 pairs an enhanced 18.4-MP CX-format CMOS image sensor with Nikon's new EXPEED 4A image processor for spectacular detail and colour rendering, blazing-fast speed and brilliant low-light performance. Shoot sharp, clear, noise-free photos and videos up to ISO 12,800—continue shooting in fading light long after lesser cameras have been put back in their cases. Bring the Nikon 1 V3 everywhere you go, and preserve important moments beautifully.

Performance that exhilarates

High-end design, tilting touch display and compatibility with Nikon 1 and D-SLR lenses

The Nikon 1 V3 delivers exhilarating performance that will invigorate your passion for photography. Its tilting touch display has virtually zero lag, making it easy to shoot at unusual angles. Its high-end design is so streamlined and comfortable to use, you'll bring it on every outing. For those who like D-SLR-style shooting, add the optional GR-N1010 Camera Grip* and DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder* and feel right at home with the Nikon 1 V3. If you already own NIKKOR D-SLR lenses, add the optional FT-1 Mount Adapter* and use them with the Nikon 1 V3! (The camera's 2.7x crop factor will extend the reach of telephoto lenses—turn a 300mm into an 810mm!) Whether it's a companion to your D-SLR or the centrepiece of your photography system, the Nikon 1 V3 is a camera that's hard to put down.

*Sold Separately

Convenience that saves time

Built-in Wi-Fi for instant photo sharing and remote camera control

Your smartphone or tablet will be your favourite accessory for the Nikon 1 V3. Install Nikon's free iOS or Android app and watch the outstanding photos you take with the Nikon 1 V3 appear instantly on a compatible smartphone or tablet* for easy sharing by text message, email or uploading to your favourite site. Share every brilliant view—instantly! For self portraits and group shots that actually include you, use your smartphone or tablet to control your Nikon 1 V3—see what the camera sees and take photos.

HD videos that amaze

Cinema-quality 1080/60p HD video, a built-in stereo mic and ultra-smooth slow motion

Nikon 1 cameras are serious movie-making tools. Capture cinematic 1080/60p video with shallow depth of field, or turn a single instant of action into an astounding 120 fps slow-motion sequence. A new Movie e-VR (Vibration Reduction) feature keeps your videos steady during handheld shooting, and Simultaneous Still Image Capture means you can save full-resolution stills without missing a beat while recording video. Whether you're shooting home movies or commercial productions, the Nikon 1 V3 delivers superb footage.

Expand your capabilities

As your passion for shooting with the Nikon 1 V3 grows, so can your capabilities. Every superb lens in the growing 1 NIKKOR collection is capable of telling a new story. Add a Speedlight flash and master creative lighting techniques. Improve sound fidelity in your HD videos with the optional ME-1 stereo mic, or add the optional electronic viewfinder and grip for D-SLR-style shooting.*

*Lenses, Speedlights, ME-1 Stereo Mic and Electronic Viewfinder sold separately

Unleash your creativity

Even experienced shooters can find new inspiration in the Nikon 1 V3's Creative Mode. Explore popular HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting or apply fun effects like Toy Camera, Miniature Effect, Cross Process and more. For video, easily create funny sped-up sequences with Fast Motion or a cinematic quick-cut sequence with Jump Cut.

Tell richer stories

Capture and tell stories in creative new ways. Slow down your view of fast action on the camera display and comfortably freeze exactly the right frame. Preview how your shot will look before you take it, ensuring you capture every important moment in the quality it deserves. You can even blend video, stills and sound to capture the essence of a moment with Motion Snapshot.

Take it everywhere

Despite its big-camera performance, the Nikon 1 V3 is small enough to take everywhere. Its high-end design is streamlined for portability and comfort, and its exceptional speed—from powering up to framing and autofocusing to capturing—will help you catch more stunning views of the moments that matter.

A hobby that grows with you

Your Nikon 1 V3 is compatible with many of our NIKKOR Lenses using the FT-1 Mount Adapter. Find out if your lenses are compatible and see which new ones you are going to want.


This camera's built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
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I love it I'm not a pro, but this camera actually makes me look like one!! I bought the kit with the small lens... a month later order the 70-300mm and I just love it The body of the camera is so light and compact September 9, 2014
Excellent 2nd body, Fantastic travel camera ... works seamlessly with all my lenses I purchased this camera as a high speed compact 2nd body to complement my D600 ... it does everything Nikon says but needs a bit of getting used to due to the small size and differentlocations of menu items, buttons and dials ... overall I love it ... I have not had a chance to make a real life high speed shoot yet but I tested the high speed AF 20 FPS on a bird flying towards me with a 70-200 2.8 at 200mm (540mm with crop factor) ... worked perfectly and every one of the photos were in super sharp focus ... I cannot say the same for my framing the subject as it need getting used to ones you start following a moving subject at high zooms I will highly recommend the camera to anyone who uses a DSLR and dont want to carry a big body all the time ... What I dont like is the view finder - color accuracy and speed is not the same as on a DSLR but definitely brighter under low light ... hwoever you see what you are framing even though not a true representation of color ... I also dont like the flimsiness of the connection ... I carry teh camera with finder off and plug it when I use it ... As for GPS not being included - I heard some locations do not allow GPS enabled cameras ... might be a myth but most pro cameras dont seem to have it and no manufacturer has it on high end models so the myth may have some truth to it ... I use a GPS logger that goes on for ove 2 days with a single charge and LR matches the time stamps to geotag the photos ... easy once you know how to September 24, 2014
Fantastic camera! I have been using the V3 for several weeks. I have used some of the V lens and several full frame lens, up to the 800mm with the 1.25 TC. When I do my part the results are astounding. Upon my return home I will be getting an additional V3. The ability to use several of my DSLR/film lens on this smaller body which has a 2.7 crop factor is one reason I will be getting another V3. The additional 'reach' provided means the V3 with the 800mm with the 1.25 TC is like having a 2700mm lens. This has been very useful on our trip to Alaska and allowed me to get images of great quality which would have just been specks in the frame of many other cameras. I highly recommend the V3! August 10, 2014
The Future of Digital Photography The future of digital photography is certainly mirror-less. There is really no need for the bulk or the vibration generated by a mirror flapping out of the way of the sensor, and this camera demonstrates how it should be done. Until now, most DSLRs have been more capable than most mirror-less digital cameras, but this one closes the gap almost to zero. I bought it to use primarily as a travel camera, since the bulk of my DSLR and its various lenses is getting a bit much to put up with. The V3 is quickly replacing the DSLRs for all purposes. Picture quality is great. Features are great. Handlability is great. Speed (of start up, focus, etc) is great. Why not five stars, then? There are a few small issues that Nikon needs to correct to make this the killer camera of all time: The viewfinder feels a tad fragile, and I cannot seem to get my eye up to it well enough to frame a shot properly. The ergonomics are such that I am looking well below the center of the frame, leading to some oddly composed shots with too much sky in them. It would benefit from a slightly higher position relative to the camera body, or the ability to tilt up a few degrees. The lens that comes with the kit is totally lame. The camera is an enthusiast-level unit, but the lens does not even accept filters. Save your money. Don't buy the kit, and get one of the other excellent Nikon 1 lenses instead. Finally, this camera really shines as a travel camera. Why not add the one thing that a traveler really wants - built-in GPS to geotag the images and chronicle the trip? Nikon's add-on GPS units are fragile and unreliable, and prevent the use of the hot shoe for other things (such as the viewfinder, in this case) but their built-in ones are really quite good. The time has come for all digital cameras to have this capability - especially the ones that are great travel cameras. Overall, this camera has what it takes to displace DSLRs. A few small adjustments will make it a real killer. August 10, 2014
Enigma I have owned and used Nikon 1 V3 #31000442 for more than a month now, after having used a couple of model 1 V2s for some time previous (and I have kept them on hand); thus, I feel capable of making productive comments about the new camera. It works, and it works well. If you disassemble the four parts (body, lens, grip, and finder) they will fit easily into two jacket pockets; they may bulge a bit, but you won't be seen to be carrying a camera. Of course, you'll have to use the body cap and rear lens cap, but you can probably skip the hot shoe and grip caps that cover the electrical contacts, and you can reassemble the camera in less than a minute when you need to do so. As a retired ASMP member, I still do one regular job which mostly depends on recording indoor activities under available light. The 10mm and 18.5mm lenses are my mainstays, but I have had occasion to use most of the rest of the Nikon 1 lenses for one reason or another. All of them have produced satisfying images. I rarely need to print larger than 8x10s, but I have made prints this size from as little as a quarter of the total image recorded by the sensor, and they have worked. The shadows most often show noise to a greater or lesser extent, but as a former devotee of Tri X film I see the noise as the equivalent of grain, and I always have liked to have my film photographs show a little of the grain that typifies the medium. So, then, I am happy with the pix I have made during the last month or so. Why then the "Enigma"? The real question is: for whom is the V3 intended? What user, with what intentions? Most of the changes it adds to the V2 enhance its usability under extreme circumstances. For example, you can get rid of the focusing "beeps" but retain the quiet shutter release noise instead of having all or nothing at all. The added function buttons, though, are limited: there are a variety of possible options, such as exposure compensation, that they will not bring up, but they can be helpful in other ways. You can cram more photos per second into the memory cache if this is important. The new finder is a slight improvement on that of the V2. The swiveling back screen can occasionally be very useful. And so on. One might say that most of these changes are improvements aimed at a more professional user, and they all work as intended. Maybe the V3 is intended for a more "professional" user? But consider then the new lens. Some reviewers have called it simply a remount of the original one, but it's not. Despite having the same zoom and aperture ranges, it has three fewer elements than the old normal offering. But testing my examples of the two, I found that my new lens is a mite sharper, especially in the wideangle range. Oh Goody! Happier the pro! So why, then, is there no bayonet or threaded flange to which he can attach a lens hood? Or a filter? Why does the self-capping feature involve leafs that, if he reaches hurriedly into his pocket or equipment bag, may intercept his finger or thumb and get bent back, possibly scratching the lens' front surface or even jamming the capping mechanism itself? This lens is not in any way at all suited to professional use. The use of Micro SD cards is also no real help, though they are now installed on the end rather than the bottom of the V3 body. Imagine a pro photographer in a rush to change cards having to deal with these little bitty things, perhaps even with gloves on in midwinter! Or even yourself, pro or no! And the hand grip has to be removed in order to change out the battery. Batteries will probably need changing even more often than memory cards. Having the grip removable may be an advantage toward greater pocketability than the V2, but it will slow down the shooting process, especially if you use the V3 for one of its main claimed purposes, rapid sequential work, which will eat batteries very quickly. Were I to have designed the V3, I'd have kept the permanently installed finder and grip, a la V2, in the interest of making it a camera that did everything a camera should be able to do right out of the box. That camera would be a little lighter and have less height than the V3, since it would lack the separate camera baseplate and hand grip top cover. And I would certainly have put threads on the lens! My version wouldn't be pocketable; but neither is the V3 if you want it to be ready for immediate action. Most of the above comments may seem to be negative, but they are not meant to be critical. The V3 does all the things that Nikon says it will do, does them well and does them quickly. It should make fine prints up to 11x14" or maybe even more, and few of us need them much bigger than that. It's a good camera, versatile with its array of lenses #once we get the promised 100-300mm zoom and a hoped-for short constant-speed f/2.8 or so zoom to cover the big gap between the 10mm and 18.5mm focal lengths, that is#, unobtrusive, fast, and responsive. I can absolutely recommend it to someone who needs these attributes, and can bypass the exceptions I have spent time on. I have deducted a star, not for lack of quality, but because I think that in the 1-series Nikon has still not defined its audience: some camera attributes are contradictory to others. But if you want what the V3 offers, jump for it! June 26, 2014
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