Nikon 1 J5 overview
Nikon 1 J5 is Nikon's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera first launched on April of 2015. It comes with a 21 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 5568 x 3712.
The 1 J5 places at #43 out of 112 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all round #251 out of 1436 for cameras in our list. Remember to look at our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
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Nikon 1 J5 history
The Nikon 1 J5 is part of a family of products. You can see the complete list below.
Nikon 1 J5 Gallery
You can look at the 1 J5 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon 1 J5 Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of good and bad points of the Nikon 1 J5 based on factors that are generally viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Nikon 1 J5 Sensor information
The Nikon 1 J5 features the Expeed 5A processor chip. The sensor dimension in the Nikon 1 J5 is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 5568 x 3712 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 21MP and gives a standard ISO range of 160 - 12800. RAW photos are saved so the user has more room to maneuver in post.
Nikon decided to omit the anti-alias filter for the Nikon 1 J5. This might result in more sharper photographs but could cause moire under some circumstances.
The graphic below displays the 1 J5's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The 1 J5 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.7 and is highlighted in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon 1 J5 dimensions
Nikon 1 J5 weighs in at 0.51 lbs (231 grams or 8.15 ounces) and features outer size of 98mm x 60mm x 32mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.3"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 325 grams so the Nikon 1 J5 is lighter as compared to its competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The following is a pic of the Nikon 1 J5 beside a softdrink to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view directly below will highlight the button design on the 1 J5.
Nikon 1 J5 Lens information
The 1 J5 fits the Nikon 1 mount and has 13 lenses on sale. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the 1 J5.
Nikon 1 J5 Connectivity
The 1 J5 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send images and usually alter camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.
A few apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Nikon 1 J5 Video information
The maximum video resolution in the Nikon 1 J5 is 3840 x 2160 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 2160p offers a great resolution for video. You can easily downsample to Full HD in order to get improved video. Be wary of the large file sizes and ensure you have good SD cards with good write speeds. The body doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone socket so you get absolutely no control over your sound. It is perhaps best to take a look at a different camera if you require better sound in your videos.
Nikon 1 J5 Weather Sealing
Nikon 1 J5 doesn't have weather sealing so wet conditions could ruin the camera.
Nikon 1 J5 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon 1 J5 comes with a 3" tilting screen having a resolution of 1,037k dots.
The screen is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and even group shots when needed. Additionally the screen is touch friendly so you can easily shift focus point as well as change settings using your finger.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder specifications regarding Nikon 1 J5 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be really beneficial in bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Nikon 1 J5 Shutter information
Nikon 1 J5 continuous shooting speed is 20.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds. The camera also features silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Beware that the electronic shutter may lead to "rolling shutter" under some situations.
Nikon 1 J5 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon 1 J5 boasts just inbuilt flash with no external flash ability.
Nikon 1 J5 Autofocus information
Nikon 1 J5 boasts both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and precise as compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera comes with Face detection making it handy for people photography.
The Sensor comes with 171 focus points to choose from. Nikon 1 J5 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to change focus. It also includes Tracking AF for things on the move. Nikon 1 J5 has manual focusing if needed in low light scenarios or you require more accurate focusing control.
Nikon 1 J5 Battery life
The battery (EN-EL24) on the Nikon 1 J5 is built to last for 250 images with respect to the CIPA requirements which is lesser in comparison with its competition. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 338. Samsung NX mini features the highest possible (650) battery life in this category of cameras.
Underneath is a list of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras having the best battery life:
Nikon 1 J5 for specific styles of photography
The following chart provides a analysis of the Nikon 1 J5 for specific styles of photography. To understand more, browse to the specific section below.
Nikon 1 J5 as a Portrait photography camera
The Nikon 1 J5 has a rating of 65 which is very good, and means the camera is a fine pick to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW files in addition to the flexibility to use external flash.
Nikon 1 J5 Street photography details
Getting a wonderful rating of 80, the Nikon 1 J5 is a terrific choice for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon 1 J5 Sports photography details
A above average sports photography rating of 64 suggests the Nikon 1 J5 is a respectable option for shooting sports. A camera needs excellent focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon 1 J5 Travel photography information
Portability is very crucial in buying a camera for travel. Over-all, the Nikon 1 J5 gets a superb 80 for a travel camera which makes it a tremendous option for your travels.
Nikon 1 J5 Landscape photography information
For anyone who is looking to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Nikon 1 J5 with it's above average grade of 69 for a landscape camera is a fine option amongst it's rivals.
Vlogging with Nikon 1 J5
A vlogging camera ought to posses a moving display screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Nikon 1 J5 is a fine choice for vlogging as it delivers a very good rating of 75.
Nikon 1 J5 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the 1 J5, below is a list of the top scored cameras which fall within the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line graph underneath shows you a bird's eye view of the 1 J5 vs it's top scored competitors suggested earlier.
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