Nikon 1 V3 Digital Camera Reference Manual

Introducing the new Nikon 1 flagship, the Nikon 1 V3, a thrilling camera that combines the portability of a compact camera and image quality and capabilities usually associated only with a D-SLR along with game-changing speed and accuracy. An enhanced 18.4-MP image sensor is paired with Nikon’s new EXPEED 4A image processor to achieve the world’s fastest continuous frame rate, brilliant low-light performance and cinema-quality video capabilities. Add an ultra-fast autofocus system, the convenience of built-in Wi-Fi for sharing photos and controlling the camera with a compatible smartphone or tablet and compatibility with both 1 NIKKOR lenses and legendary NIKKOR F-mount D-SLR lenses (with the optional FT-1 Mount Adapter), and the Nikon 1 V3 is a D-SLR owner’s dream come true. When it comes to capturing sports, fast action and other spontaneous moments that demand fast performance, the Nikon 1 V3 is second to none.


Before You Begin
Parts of the Camera
Using the Vari-Angle Monitor
Using the Touch Screen
First Steps
Attaching a Grip and Electronic Viewfinder

Taking and Viewing Photographs

Point-and-Shoot Photography (Auto Mode)
Choosing a Creative Mode

Recording and Viewing Movies

Recording Movies

P, S, A, and M Modes

P Programmed Auto
S Shutter-Priority Auto
A Aperture-Priority Auto
M Manual

Other Shooting Modes

Choosing the Moment (Best Moment Capture)
Combining Photos with Brief Movie Vignettes (Motion Snapshot Mode)

More on Photography

Continuous Mode
Self-Timer Modes
Remote Control Photography
Focus Mode
Exposure Compensation
The Built-in Flash
Optional Flash Units
The GP-N100 GPS Unit
Tap Shooting Options


What Wi-Fi Can Do for You
Accessing the Camera
Uploading Pictures to a Smart Device

More on Playback

Photo Information
Thumbnail Playback
Calendar Playback
Playback Zoom
Deleting Pictures
Rating Pictures
Slide Shows


Installing the Supplied Software
Viewing and Editing Pictures on a Computer
Viewing Pictures on TV
Printing Photographs

The Playback Menu

Selecting Multiple Images
Image Review
Rotate Tall
Edit Movie
Combine 4-Second Movies
Combine NMS Movies

The Shooting Menu

Exposure Mode
Image Quality
Image Size
Active Selection
Number of Shots Saved
Movie Before/After
File Format
Toy Camera Effect
Auto Distortion Control
Color Space
Active D-Lighting
Long Exposure NR
Interval Timer Shooting
Optical VR
Electronic VR
AF-Area Mode
Built-in AF Assist
Flash Control
Flash Compensation

The Movie Menu

Slow Motion
Frame Size/Frame Rate
Movie Sound Options
Auto Image Capture

The Image Processing Menu

White Balance
ISO Sensitivity
Picture Control
Custom Picture Control
High ISO Noise Reduction

The Setup Menu

Format Memory Card
Slot Empty Release Lock
Silent Photography
Sound Settings
Auto Power Off
Remote on Duration
Assign AE/AF-L Button
Flicker Reduction
Reset File Numbering
Time Zone and Date
Auto Image Rotation
Pixel Mapping

Technical Notes

Optional Accessories
Storage and Cleaning
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions
Available Settings
Memory Card Capacity
Error Messages

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