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Nikon 1 J5 vs Sigma fp L

Portability
91
Imaging
53
Features
78
Overall
63
Nikon 1 J5 front
 
Sigma fp L front
Portability
83
Imaging
83
Features
80
Overall
81

Nikon 1 J5 vs Sigma fp L Key Specs

Nikon 1 J5
(Full Review)
  • 21MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 160 - 12800
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon 1 Mount
  • 231g - 98 x 60 x 32mm
  • Introduced April 2015
  • Succeeded the Nikon 1 J4
Sigma fp L
(Full Review)
  • 61MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Bump to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 427g - 113 x 70 x 45mm
  • Released March 2021
  • Succeeded the Sigma fp
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Nikon 1 J5 vs Sigma fp L Overview

Following is a in-depth assessment of the Nikon 1 J5 and Sigma fp L, former is a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the other is a Advanced Mirrorless by competitors Nikon and Sigma. There exists a noticeable gap between the resolutions of the 1 J5 (21MP) and fp L (61MP) and the 1 J5 (1") and fp L (Full frame) enjoy totally different sensor size.

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The 1 J5 was brought out 7 years before the fp L which is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before getting through a in-depth comparison, below is a short summation of how the 1 J5 matches up vs the fp L for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon 1 J5 over the Sigma fp L

 1 J5 fp L 
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Sigma fp L over the Nikon 1 J5

 fp L 1 J5 
ReleasedMarch 2021April 2015More modern by 72 months
Display dimension3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution2100k1037kCrisper display (+1063k dot)

Common features in the Nikon 1 J5 and Sigma fp L

 1 J5 fp L 
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Touch display Easily navigate

Nikon 1 J5 vs Sigma fp L Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry around your camera often, you should think about its weight and proportions. The Nikon 1 J5 provides external dimensions of 98mm x 60mm x 32mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.3") having a weight of 231 grams (0.51 lbs) and the Sigma fp L has measurements of 113mm x 70mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8") with a weight of 427 grams (0.94 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have attached at the time. Here is the front view sizing comparison of the 1 J5 against the fp L.

Nikon 1 J5 vs Sigma fp L size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the 1 J5 and fp L is 91 and 83 respectively.

Nikon 1 J5 vs Sigma fp L top view buttons comparison

Nikon 1 J5 vs Sigma fp L Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its tough to visualise the contrast between sensor sizes just by going over technical specs. The image here might provide you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the 1 J5 and fp L.

As you have seen, each of the cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The 1 J5 because of its tinier sensor will make shooting shallower DOF more difficult and the Sigma fp L will offer you more detail having its extra 40MP. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop pics much more aggressively. The more aged 1 J5 is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Nikon 1 J5 vs Sigma fp L sensor size comparison

Nikon 1 J5 vs Sigma fp L Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon 1 J5 vs Sigma fp L Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon 1 J5 Portrait photography highlights
Sigma fp L Portrait photography highlights
65
manual focus
good MP (21 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
comes with face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
external flash not possible
89
focusing manually
sensor resolution is excellent (61MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
has face detect autofocus
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Nikon 1 J5 Street photography highlights
Sigma fp L Street photography highlights
80
tilting screen
sensor size is decent (1")
delivers RAW formats
features focus by touch
lighter than competitors (231g)
does not have image stabilization
78
great sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
offers touch focus
environment proof
very good ISO range (25,600)
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon 1 J5 Sports photography highlights
Sigma fp L Sports photography highlights
64
quiet shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
high frames per second (20.0 frames/s)
good MP (21MP)
sensor size is decent (1")
comes with tracking autofocus
supports phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery life (250 shots)
79
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
sensor resolution is excellent (61MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
has tracking focus
environment proof
sensor has phase detect autofocus
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery (240 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Nikon 1 J5 as a Travel photography camera
Sigma fp L as a Travel photography camera
80
lighter than competitors (231g)
features focus by touch
good MP (21 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
not so great battery life (250 per charge)
73
environment proof
offers touch focus
sensor resolution is excellent (61MP)
not so great battery (240 per charge)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon 1 J5 as a Landscape photography camera
Sigma fp L as a Landscape photography camera
69
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon 1 mount)
screen size is good (3")
good MP (21 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
no anti aliasing filter
delivers RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery life (250 CIPA)
81
focusing manually
change lenses (Leica L mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inches)
sensor resolution is excellent (61MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
very good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
environment proof
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery (240 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon 1 J5
Vlogging with Sigma fp L
75
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
comes with face detection focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
lighter than competitors (231g)
does not have image stabilization
doesn't have external microphone jack
38
touchscreen
has face detect autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
includes microphone port
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
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Nikon 1 J5 vs Sigma fp L Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon 1 J5 and Sigma fp L
 Nikon 1 J5Sigma fp L
General Information
Make Nikon Sigma
Model type Nikon 1 J5 Sigma fp L
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Introduced 2015-04-03 2021-03-25
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed 5A -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1" Full frame
Sensor measurements 13.2 x 8.8mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 116.2mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 21MP 61MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5568 x 3712 9520 x 6328
Highest native ISO 12800 25600
Highest boosted ISO - 102400
Lowest native ISO 160 100
RAW data
Lowest boosted ISO - 6
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 171 49
Lens
Lens support Nikon 1 Leica L
Available lenses 13 40
Focal length multiplier 2.7 1
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3.2"
Screen resolution 1,037 thousand dot 2,100 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution - 3,680 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.83x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/8000 secs
Maximum silent shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shooting speed 20.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.00 m (ISO 100) no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill-flash, fill-flash w/slow sync, rear curtain sync, rear curtain w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, off no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 4K (15p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (120p/60p/30p) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes (USB Power Delivery supported)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 231g (0.51 lbs) 427g (0.94 lbs)
Dimensions 98 x 60 x 32mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.3") 113 x 70 x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 65 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 22.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.0 not tested
DXO Low light rating 479 not tested
Other
Battery life 250 shots 240 shots
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL24 BP-51
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media microSD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $497 $2,499