Play, Edit and Print Functions
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Nikon J3: The Nikon J3 is a compact, interchangeable
lens camera that combines advanced functionality with a simple, intuitive
design. It has the Nikon 1 mount, and is compatible with 1 Nikkor lenses. This
Zoom Lens kit includes the 10-30mm standard zoom lens. Other available lenses include:
3.0" LCD Monitor: The Nikon J3 has
a 3.0" TFT LCD monitor featuring
approximately 921,000 dots, an anti-glare coating, and a 7-level brightness
adjustment. There is no separate viewfinder on the camera.
Image Sensor: The J3 features the newly developed Nikon CX-format
super high-speed AF, 13.2mm x 8.8mm CMOS sensor. It has 15.13-million total pixels
and 14.2-million effective pixels.
Included Lens: The J3 Zoom Lens kit includes the 1 Nikkor VR
10-30mm lens with the following specifications:
||1 Nikkor VR
||Standard Zoom (3x)
|Minimum Focal Distance
Recording Media: Images can be recorded onto SD (Secure Digital), SDHC,
Memory cards, including UHS-I Ultra High Speed cards. The camera can support SD cards from
up to 2 GB, SDHC cards from 8 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards from 48 GB to 64 GB.
Cards with Class 6 or higher writing speeds are recommended for movie recording.
Eye-Fi cards, which can transfer images and movies via Wi-Fi, are also
Image Quality: The J3 records still images in JPEG format at
Fine (1:4), Normal (1:8), or Basic (1:16) compression. In addition, compressed
12-bit raw data from the image sensor can be saved directly to the memory card
in NEF (RAW) format. The white balance, contrast, and other settings can be
adjusted on a computer after shooting. If desired, the J3 can record two images
simultaneously: one NEF (RAW) image and one fine-quality JPEG image.
Image Size: There are three image sizes to choose from when
taking photos in the Still Image and Best Moment Capture modes:
- Large: 4608 x 3072
- Medium: 3456 x 2304
- Small: 2304 x 1536
Shooting Modes: The Nikon J3 has a top-mounted mode dial
with only 5 shooting mode choices: Auto Photo Mode, Creative Mode, Movie Mode,
Motion Snapshot Mode, and Smart Photo Selector Mode.
- Motion Snapshot: Each time the shutter is released the
camera records a still image and about 1.6 seconds of movie footage. When
the Motion Snapshot is played back, the movie plays back in slow motion over
approximately 4 seconds, followed by the still image.
- Best Moment Capture: You can choose the moment to
release the shutter as the scene plays back in slow motion (Slow View), or
let the camera choose the best shot based on composition and motion (Smart
- Auto: Let the camera pick the settings for photographs
- Creative: You can
select from Programmed Auto, Aperture-priority Auto,
Shutter-priority Auto, or Manual Exposure modes (P, S, A, M). In addition, you
can use special effects or match settings to the scene you're shooting. Creative
selections include: Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Backlighting, Easy
Panorama, Soft, Miniature Effect, and Selective Color.
- Advanced Movie: Choose the shutter speed and aperture
for HD movies or shoot slow-motion movies.
Panoramic Images: In addition to standard images, you can
take panoramic images while panning the camera horizontally or vertically. You
can choose Normal or Wide Panorama in the following resolutions:
- Normal: Horizontal 4800 x 920, Vertical 1536 x 4800
- Wide: Horizontal 9600 x 920, Vertical 1536 x 9600
HD Movies: The Nikon J3 can record High Definition movies in MOV format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression with AAC audio).
The camera has a separated, dedicated movie record button on the top panel.
There are four movie record settings:
- 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080, 24 Mbps
- 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080, 24 Mbps
- 720/60p: 1280 x 720, 16 Mbps
- 720/30p: 1280 x 720, 12 Mbps
Still Images in Movie Mode: You can take still images while
you are recording HD movies. The images are in 3:2 aspect ratio with a
resolution of 4608 x 3072 or 1280 x 856.
Slow Motion Movies: You can record motion pictures at a high
frame rate, which are played back as slow motion movies at 30p. No audio is
recorded, and the aspect ratio is 8:3. There are two slow motion movie options:
||640 x 240
||320 x 120
Smart Photo Selector Mode: The Smart Photo Selector mode
keeps you from missing the picture-perfect moments. When you have composed the
photo and press the shutter-release button halfway to focus, the camera begins
taking rapid buffering photographs (at 30 fps). After the shutter-release button
is pressed fully, the camera will compare shots recorded to the buffer both
before and after the button was pressed. The best shot based on composition and
motion, and four best shot candidates are copied to the memory card.
Release Modes: You can choose one of the following
- Single: The camera records one picture each time the shutter release button is
- Continuous: The camera continuously records full
resolution photos while the shutter release button is held down. You can
select a frame rate of 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps. At 5 and 15 fps, the focus is
set automatically with each shot. At 30 and 60 fps, the focus is locked on
the first frame. The maximum number of shots that can be taken in a single
burst is 20 at frame rates of 30 or 60 fps.
- Self-timer: You can use the self timer to reduce camera
shake or for self portraits. The self timer will release the shutter 2, 5,
or 10 seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed fully.
ISO Settings: Sensitivity is
the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the
sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The camera features the
following ISO settings:
|A6400 Auto (160-6400)
||The camera adjusts ISO sensitivity in
response to lighting conditions in the range given in brackets. Larger ranges give you increase sensitivity when lighting is poor;
smaller ranges give you reduced noise.
|A3200 Auto (160-3200)
|A800 Auto (160-800)
|160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
||ISO sensitivity is fixed at the selected value.
You can set the White Balance to Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent,
Direct Sunlight, Flash,
Cloudy, or Shade. You can also choose Preset Manual and set the white balance
for the lighting conditions. When taking pictures underwater using an optional
waterproof case (WP-N2), you can select the Underwater white balance setting.
Picture Control: You can choose how the camera processes
photos through Picture Control. Preset Picture Controls include Standard,
Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, and Landscape. The preset picture controls
can be modified to suit the scene or your creative intent. Some Picture Control
Settings include Quick Adjust, Sharpening, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation,
Hue, Filter Effects, and Toning. Edited Picture Controls can be saved as Custom
Flash Modes: The J3 has a built-in pop-up flash with a range
of 2 to 23 feet (Wide angle) and 2 feet to 13.8 feet (Telephoto). You can choose
from the following flash modes: Auto Flash, Auto + Red-eye Reduction, Fill
Flash, Fill Flash + Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Sync,
Rear-curtain Sync, Rear Curtain + Slow Sync, and Off.
Optional Wireless Mobile Adapter: With the optional
WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter you can copy images to your smartphone or
tablet via Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n). In addition, you can control the camera
from your mobile device. The smart device is required to run the Nikon Wireless
Mobile Utility app, available from the Apple App Store or Google Play. The WU-1b
is compatible with Android 2.3 or later smartphones, Android 3.0 or later
tablets, and iPhone and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later.
Play, Edit and Print Functions
During playback, you can view images one-at-a-time, or multiple thumbnail images
of 4, 9, or 72.
While these "contact sheets" are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to
highlight individual pictures. You can also view pictures taken on a selected
date in a calendar format.
Playback Zoom: During playback,
you can enlarge a still image to get a closer look at the detail. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the
multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can
record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.
Playback Menu: The Playback menu lets you display or edit
your photos and movies. You can choose from the
- Delete: Delete multiple images at once
- Slide Show: View a slide show of images on the memory
card with numerous options for image type, date, scene, rating, face
priority, frame interval, movie playback time, and audio.
- Image Review: Choose whether pictures are displayed
- Rotate Tall: Automatically rotate "tall"
portrait-oriented images for display in the camera monitor.
- DPOF Print Order: Create a digital print order for
- Protect: Protect pictures from accidental deletion
- Rating: Rate pictures from 0 to 5
- D-Lighting: Brighten dark or backlit subjects. While playing back
an image, you can select the D-Lighting function, apply it, and save the
corrected image without harming the properly exposed areas of the image.
- Resizing Pictures: Create a small copy of a recorded image.
- Cropping: Create a cropped copy of a recorded image.
- Edit Movie: Create copies of movies with unwanted
Power Requirements: The J3 is powered by the
supplied EN-EL20 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. A fully-charged battery will last up to
approximately 220 shots, or approximately 45 minutes of HD footage (1080/60i).
Using the supplied MH-27 battery charger, the EN-EL20 requires approximately 2
hours to charge. For longer periods of use, it is recommended to power the
camera using the optional EH-5b AC adapter and EP-5C power connector (sold
Auto Power Off: When the camera is operated on battery power, the
Auto Power Off mode will automatically turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the
batteries if no operations are performed for the length of time specified in the
Auto Off menu. The time limit for the Auto Off mode can be set to 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1
minute, 5 minutes or 10 minutes.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI Output: The J3 features a Type C mini-HDMI output for
connecting the camera to a TV for playback. If the camera is connected to a
device that supports HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), you can control
the camera with the device's remote control.
USB Output: The J3 has a Hi-Speed Mini-B USB 2.0 connector
for connecting the camera to a computer or PictBridge-compatible printer. A 5'
USB cable is included.
ViewNX2 / Short Movie Creator CD-ROM: The supplied CD-ROM
contains the ViewNX2 software to copy (transfer) pictures from the camera to the
computer and to perform other transfer-related functions. You can also crop
pictures, make picture adjustments, and process/edit RAW images. The CD-ROM also
includes the Short Movie Creator software which can create and edit short movies
combining music, Motion Snapshots, movie footage, and photos taken in still
image or Smart Photo Selector mode.
System Requirements: The supplied software will work with
Windows and Macintosh. Your computer should have one of the following Operating
- Windows: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and
- Macintosh: OS X version 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8