• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon J1
  • Nikon J3
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General
Model Number: J1 J3
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $649.95 $599.95
Street Price: $399.00 $617.00
Date Available: 2011-10-20 2013-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 14.0 oz (396 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
12.7 oz (359 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(106 x 61 x 30 mm)
4.0 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.
(101 x 61 x 29 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Aptina Aptina
Effective Megapixels: 10.1 14.2
Sensor Format: 1 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.41 microns 2.86 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 56 52
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.5 20.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.0 11.0
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 372 420
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
2896 x 1944 (5.6 MP, Other),
1936 x 1296 (2.5 MP, Other),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1280 x 720 (0.9 MP, 16:9),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9)
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2304 x 1536 (3.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 57.9 60.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/​30p)
1280x720 (60p)
640x240 (400)
320x120 (1200)
1920x1080 (60i/​30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x240 (400p)
320x120 (1200p)
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon 1 Nikon 1
Lens: 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 81mm 27 - 81mm
Focal Length (actual): 10 - 30mm 10 - 30mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W)- f/5.6 (T) f/3.5 (W) / f/5.6 (T) - f/16
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 40.5mm 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: No No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF); Single-point (135 focus areas), auto-area (41 focus areas), subject tracking Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF); Single-point (135 focus areas, center 73 support phase-detect), auto-area (41 focus areas), subject tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots 921,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100 160
ISO Settings: Auto ISO (100-3200, 100-800, 100-400); 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200; expandable to 6400 Hi-1 Auto ISO, 160 - 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 1/16000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm) Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Auto Selector can select from: Portrait, Landscape, Night portrait, Close up, Auto. New Creative Mode includes Easy Panorama, Selective Color, Miniature, Soft, Night Landscape, Backlighting and Night Portrait.
Self Timer: 2, 5, 10 seconds 2, 5, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain with slow sync Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain with slow sync
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.0 m / 16.4 ft. 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent. Lens dependent.
Max Flash Sync: 1/60 1/60
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound
Included Memory: 0.0 MB 0.0 MB
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional ML-L3  
Connections (extended): HDMI out (Type C, Mini) HDMI out (Type C, Mini)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.44  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.48  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 57.9 60.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 12  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.09 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.072 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.29 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.074 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag: Auto-area AF mode = 0.232s  
Startup Time: 1.4 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.5 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 1.8 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 230 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL20 Proprietary EN-EL20
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL20 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL20 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: ViewNX 2 / Short Movie Creator CD-ROM ViewNX 2 / Short Movie Creator CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New "Nikon CX format" compact system camera. New Nikon 1 lens mount, 2.7x crop factor, dual core EXPEED 3 processor, new advanced hybrid AF system, Full HD movies, up to 60fps burst at full resolution. Available in white, pink, red, silver, black. Available in White, Black, Silver, Burgundy and Beige.