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Nikon announces new Nikon1 J3 mirrorless camera with world’s smallest body


Nikon today announced the release of the new Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses that propose new forms of imaging expression. The Nikon J3 a new branch in the J-series lineup and offers even faster performance in the world’s smallest body. The Nikon J3 is even faster than previous models, supporting high-speed cotinuous shooting at approximately 15 fps with AF tracking, all in the world’s smallest body. The Slow View function, which enables capture of just the perfect moment, and Live Image Control, a feature that allows users to preview the effects of settings in the camera monitor prior to shooting, have been added to the J3.


The Nikon J3 equipped with the Advanced Hybrid AF System, which utilizes both phase-detection AF and contrast-detect AF. Phase-detection AF offers fast focusing and superior tracking of moving subjects. Contrast-detect AF offers superior performance with shooting in dark or dimly lit surroundings. The Advanced Hybrid AF System allows the camera to choose the optimal AF method according to the subject or shooting conditions, for nearly instantaneous focus on a wide variety of subjects, including those in motion.

In addition, the Smart Photo Selector and Motion Snapshot functions have been improved and the camera has been equipped with Advanced Movie mode, which enables adjustment of settings (in P, S, A, and M exposure modes) for movie recording.

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.

The J3 supports the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1b (available separately), enabling users to not only transfer high-quality images captured with the camera to a smart device over a wireless connection, but also to use the display on a smart device in place of the camera monitor for remote shooting.
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