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GENERAL
Model Nikon 1 J3 Nikon 1 J2 Nikon 1 J4
Release Date 2013-11-30 2012-08-09 2014-04-10
Camera Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Current Price $169.99 $549.95 $599.95
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
14

Megapixel

10

Megapixel

18

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 4608 x 3072 3872 x 2592 5232 x 3488
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size 1" 1" 1"
Sensor Dimensions 13.2 x 8.8 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Area
116mm2
116mm2
116mm2
Max ISO

6400

6400

12800

Min ISO

160

100

160

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Nikon 1 J3 Nikon 1 J2 Nikon 1 J4
Max Shutter Speed 1/16000 sec 1/16000 sec 1/16000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 15 fps 10 fps 60 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation -35 (at 1/3 EV steps) -3–5 (at 1/3 EV steps) ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer Unknown Unknown No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.00 m 5.00 m 5.00 m (ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync 1/60s 1/60s n/a
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill-flash, fill-flash w/slow sync, rear curtain sync, rear curtain w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type None None None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification n/a n/a n/a
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Technology TFT LCD TFT LCD n/a
Screen Size
3″
3″
3″
Resolution 921k dots 921k dots 1,037k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Nikon 1 J3 Nikon 1 J2 Nikon 1 J4
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 1072 x 720 (60 fps) 640 x 240 (400), 320 x 120 (1200) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 1072 x 720 (60 fps) 640 x 240 (400), 320 x 120 (1200) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1472 x 984 (60p, 30p)
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
Microphone Type Stereo Stereo Stereo
Speaker Type Mono Mono Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 201 g 238 g 232 g
Dimensions 101 x 61 x 29 mm 106 x 61 x 30 mm 100 x 60 x 29 mm
Body Sealing No No No
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

220 Shots

230 Shots

300 Shots

Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC card microSD/SDHC/SDXC
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Optional None Built-In
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Nikon 1 J3 Nikon 1 J2 Nikon 1 J4
Lens Mount Nikon 1 Nikon 1 Nikon 1
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 2.7x 2.7× 2.7×
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 135 135 171
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $169.99 $549.95 $599.95