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What is the crop factor of the Nikon 1 V3?

The Nikon 1 V3 is equipped with an one-inch sensor, whose diagonal measures 15.9mm. The sensor has a crop factor (or format factor, or focal length multiplier) of 2.7.

The crop factor is defined as the ratio of the 35mm full-frame film diagonal to the diagonal of a digital sensor. This number indicates how a lens behaves in relation to the size of the image sensor.

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Sensor size comparison with a film slide

With a crop factor of 2.7, the sensor in the Nikon 1 V3 is smaller than the receptor area of a 35mm film slide or negative. As a result, a lens that is attached to the Nikon 1 V3 will offer a narrower angle of view and provide deeper depth of field than a lens of similar focal length and aperture on a film camera. The equivalent focal length is obtained by multiplying the actual focal length of the lens with the crop factor. For example, a 19mm lens on the Nikon 1 V3 will provide the same angle of view and depth of field as a 50mm normal lens on a film camera (19mm * 2.7 = 50mm).

Nikon 1 V3 and Credit Card sensor measures

Sensor specs and performance

The table below compares the sensor specs of the Nikon 1 V3 to those of several similar cameras. The reported DXO values are indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better), covering color depth (DXO Portrait), dynamic range (DXO Landscape), and high-ISO noise (DXO Sports). Larger sensor cameras tend to outperform cameras of the same generation that are equipped with a smaller imager. On the other hand, larger sensors are more expensive and require bigger and heavier lenses than smaller light receptors.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon 1 V3 1-inch 18.2 5232 34881080/60p20.810.738452
2.
 
Canon G5 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.412.347162
3.
 
Canon 100D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.811.384363
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T10 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p23.712.9154679
5.
 
Fujifilm X-M1 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/30p23.412.6137176
6.
 
Nikon D5500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.114.0143884
7.
 
Nikon 1 J4 1-inch 18.2 5232 34881080/60p20.810.742653
8.
 
Nikon 1 V2 1-inch 14.2 4608 30721080/60p20.210.840350
9.
 
Nikon 1 V1 1-inch 10.0 3872 25921080/60i21.311.034654
10.
 
Panasonic G6 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p21.311.563961
11.
 
Panasonic GF6 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60i20.710.662254
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.
Further information on the sensor in the Nikon 1 V3 and the camera's operation can be found in the camera manual.

In the United States, the V3 was initially launched in March 2014 at a price of $799.

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Camera to camera comparisons

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Nikon 1 V3
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Nikon 1 mount lenses
    Launch Date March 2014
    Launch Price USD 799
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor
    Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm
    Sensor Area 116 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 15.9 mm
    Crop Factor 2.7x
    Sensor Resolution 18.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5 232 x 3 488 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 2.52 μm
    Pixel Density 15.71 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 160 - 12 800 ISO
    Image Processor EXPEED 4
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 52
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 20.8
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 10.7
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 384
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Viewfinder optional
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 1037k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen
    V-logging Friendliness No front-flip
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 60 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent ShootingElectronic Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium mSDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash no Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Body Specs
    Battery Type EN-EL20a power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)310 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 111 x 65 x 33 mm
    (4.4 x 2.6 x 1.3 in)
    Camera Weight 381 g (13.4 oz)

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