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Nikon 1 J3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 482 reviews of Nikon 1 J3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and flash get less positive comments.

performance, usability, portability, size, design

sensor, viewfinder, battery, flash, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon 1 J3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon 1 J3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Nikon 1 J3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability, whereas some have doubts about the screen and price.

portability

usability, price, screen

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon 1 J3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Nikon 1 J3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and price. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the flash and energy efficiency. There are some mixed views about the sensor and image quality.

usability, portability, performance, price, size

viewfinder, battery, energy, flash

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon 1 J3

 

Under featured. Over priced. What was Nikon thinking?

Prompt AF system, Stylish design, Good build quality

Noise at high ISO settings, Poor image quality, Badly-designed controls, Way too expensive

Aug, 2013

Expert review by (t3.com)

Nikon 1 J3 review

 

The Nikon J3 is the brand's third-gen compact system camera

Swift operation ; Compact proportions ; Can access 60+ Nikkor lenses

A touch pricey ; No hotshoe ; No built-in stabilisation

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon 1 J3

 

The Nikon 1 J3 came as something of a surprise when it was announced little over four months after we first saw the J2 model. Clearly it's not only the camera's burst mode that's fast, it's also the whole series' apparent shelf life too. The J3 may be...

Hybrid autofocus system is fast, small system size, fast burst mode with better buffer than before, new menu system an improvement compared to before

Sensor won't match up to larger equivalents, menu system still doesn't feel a total success, pricey (more so than predecessor), no hotshoe or possibility of a viewfinder, no ISO 100 option

The J3 may be slightly smaller, lighter and faster than its J2 predecessor but the change is all too slight, despite the exterior design rejig and menu overhaul.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon 1 J3 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The rumours were true - Nikon has announced the J3 mere months after the lid was lifted on the J2 model. So why such a quick turnarond? The J3 is smaller,

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Nikon 1 J3 review

 

Can Nikon's smallest CSC deliver the goods?

Good screen ; Smart Photo Selector ; Small size

Small sensor ; No viewfinder ; Not a touchscreen

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Nikon 1 J3 Review

 

The Nikon 1 J3 was launched in January 2013 alongside the S1 and is a compact mirrorless system with an extremely small body, fast continuous shooting and short release time lag. It is available with the 10-30mm lens in silver, red, white, black and...

High speed shooting at 60fps, High resolution screen, Compact, stylish camera and lenses, Hybrid AF - Contrast and Phase Detection, Impressive image quality, Camera switches on when you unlock collapsible lenses, High speed video - 400/1200fps, Image...

Camera body doesn't have any rubber grip, 1200fps video quality isn't great, PSAM modes not easily selectable from mode dial, Shortish battery life

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Nikon 1 J3 review

 

Is Nikon's new entry-level model much advance on the six month-old J2?

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Nikon 1 J3 review

 

Compared to its Nikon 1 J2 predecessor, the J3 is a much improved camera. In essence, the J3 is the V2 in a compact, viewfinder-less body, geared to the casual user. It can take a while to work your way around the camera, with manual control tucked...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Nikon 1 J3 First Look

 

Arrival of the Nikon 1 J3 builds on the still relatively new Nikon 1 J2 with a new sensor

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Phil Hall (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Nikon J3 First Look

 

Arrival of the J3 builds on the still relatively new J2 with a new sensor

Jan, 2013

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