Nikon 1 J3 with Standard Zoom and Telephoto Zoom Lenses
14-megapixel hybrid camera with interchangeable lens capability (Red)
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Item #: 054J327649
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Original Price: $649.95
The Nikon 1 J3 features a built-in flash for times when you need a little extra light.
The cake's been cut, the dances danced. The best man, feeling a little...exuberant, lip-synced to Justin Bieber, for goodness sake. And now that the garter and bouqet have both been bestowed, the happy couple are exiting the reception and heading for their streamer-festoooned car. Meantime, you've moved to the curb to capture their progress with your new Nikon 1 J3. The bride turns for one last smile and, without warning, catches her train hem with her shoe. In a flash, the groom steps in to catch her before she spills, and as she recovers, she beams and throws her arms around him. A hero moment if there ever was one. Hope you caught it there, ace.
Chances are, you did. The Nikon 1 J3 has so many ways to make sure you bring home the proverbial bacon. The much-lauded hybrid autofocus system is where we start, as it makes sure whatever you're following in your viewfinder will be sharp, vibrant and clear. From there, you can engage the smart photo selector, which fires off 20 lightning-quick shots with one shutter press, and delivers the best five for your review. Or choose the Slow View mode, which enables you to see what you're looking at in slow-motion on the LCD, and choose what instant you'd like to preserve for posterity.
And your choices aren't restricted to photo selection. The J3 shoots clear, colorful HD video as well, at up to 1080/60i. There are two high-speed slow-motion options (at reduced resolutions) that will help you examine the mechanics of your tennis serve, or turn ordinary things like crashing waves on the shore into Zen meditation masterpieces. A hybrid photo/video mode called Motion Snapshot matches your best short video clips and photos with built-in music to add resonance to the day's best moments. Add even more creative spark with the camera's built-in creative modes: See the world all in black and white — except for your husband's red sweater, for example.
The optional Nikon WU-1b wireless mobile adapter allows you to pair your camera with your compatible smartphone or tablet.
Good friends unable to attend the festivities? With the optional Nikon WU-1b wireless mobile adapter, you'll be able to pair your camera with your smartphone or tablet and be sending off the best shots while the dancing's still underway. Plus, for those never-to-be-captured-again group shots, you can shout your positioning instructions while looking at the camera's monitor from your position in the second row, on your smartphone's screen — and fire the shutter, too. No more "where were you" questions.
With 14.2 megapixels under the hood, the Nikon 1 J3 shoots images that will stand up to close examination, aggressive cropping, and large-size prints. Plus, the camera performs well in low light, as it has a nicely extended sensitivity range, with ISOs up to 6400. An on-board flash adds even more flexibility to shooting nighttime events.
All this power from a camera that fits neatly in your palm and fits discreetly in a purse. This version of the J3 comes two zoom lenses: a versatile 10-30mm VR (vibration reduction) standard zoom lens, and a telephoto zoom 30-110mm lens, making it possible to cover an 11X zoom range with one lens change. With equivalent lengths, respectively, of 27-81mm and 81-297mm, you can easily capture the aforementioned group shot, the couple's happy faces during the cutting of the cake, and the stealth candids of all the tearful friends from across the parking lot as they leave for the honeymoon. Remember, you can always change to other 1 Nikkor lenses for different creative options.
These digital cameras combine the creative options of a DSLR with portability that's more like that of a point-and-shoot. Their automatic modes will help you take striking pictures from day one without having to be an expert. However, like DSLRs, mirrorless cameras have interchangeable lenses, and advanced control and processing. You can explore these features for even better results as you take time to learn more about the hobby. Cameras in this class have large image sensors for beautifully detailed pictures, but their mirrorless design means the camera bodies and matching lenses can be smaller, lighter, and more portable great for snapping memorable pics when you're on the move.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||27-81, 81-297mm|
|Effective Megapixel Count||14.2|
|Highest Resolution||4608 x 3072|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080/60i|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||14.9|
|Parts Warranty||1 Yr (5 Yrs Lens w/reg)|
|Labor Warranty||1 Yr (5 Yrs Lens w/reg)|
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 Double Zoom kit includes the 10-30mm standard zoom lens and the 30-110mm telephoto 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 Double Zoom kit includes two lenses with the following specifications:
|1 Nikkor VR
|1 Nikkor VR
|Lens Type||Standard Zoom (3x)||Telephoto Zoom (3.6x)|
|Minimum Focal Distance||0.7' (8.4")||3.3'|
Recording Media: Images can be recorded onto SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, or SDXC 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 compatible.
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:
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.
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:
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:
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:
|Option||Frame Size||Bit Rate||Maximum Length
|400 fps||640 x 240||2 Mbps||3 seconds||40 seconds|
|1200 fps||320 x 120||1 Mbps||3 seconds||2 minutes|
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 release modes:
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.|
White Balance: 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 Picture Controls.
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.
Playback Modes: 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 following options:
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 separately).
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.
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 Systems:
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