Portability and High Quality

Minimal is so much more.

The small and lightweight camera body

The Nikon 1 utilizes a CX format CMOS image sensor to bring a compact camera housing, high image quality, and high-speed performance to fruition. These advanced technologies of the Nikon 1 enable it to be extremely compact and lightweight.

14.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor

The Nikon 1 J3's CMOS image sensor achieves 14.2 effective megapixels and a wide range of ISO sensitivity from 160 to 6400 to render higher-resolution images in a multitude of scenes such as in dimly lit situations. With no optical low-pass filter employed, the sensor delivers higher-definition images. The image sensor also incorporates an advanced hybrid AF system featuring the ground breaking phase-detection AF and a contrast-detect AF to deliver exceptionally fast and accurate autofocus for various scenes in both stills and movies.

New image processing engine EXPEED 3A

The Nikon 1 J3 is equipped with a brand new engine that quickly processes data received from the CX format CMOS sensor and realizes high image quality. EXPEED 3A also lets you take advantage of functions unique to Nikon 1 such as high-speed continuous shooting, Smart Photo Selector, and simultaneous shooting of stills and movies.


Add more color to life

Choose a favorite color that matches your personality. The Nikon 1 J3 body is available in five colors. Plus, the lens that comes in your kit is color matched to the body. The camera's minimalist design rids the body of clutter, highlighting its elegant shape, texture and color while allowing you to focus on the important work of capturing memorable pictures.