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Nikon 1 J5

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reviewed.com Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A fully featured and multi award winning MILC digital camera, perfect for portrait photography
MILC 20.8MP CMOS Black May 2015
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Nikon 1 J5 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Nikon 1 J5 number 14 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 83?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with 85% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 11 awards including a "Recommended" award from Dkamera.de plus three other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is a good size, is easy to use and product quality.
The 1 J5 has some great features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
5568 x 3712 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixels sensor
3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 18 in portrait photography cameras. It is also excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 44 in wildlife photography cameras as well being very good for sports photography, ranking number 50 in sports photography cameras.
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How Big is the Nikon 1 J5?

The Nikon 1 J5 is 98.3mm wide and 59.7mm tall. It is 31.5mm deep and weighs 231g.

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Nikon 1 J5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

11 Industry Awards

This Nikon digital camera has received 11 awards from camera experts.

Four expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this digital camera. Dkamera.de, Vido.com.ua and M3.idg.se all gave this Nikon digital camera a "Recommended" award and it received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com.

The experts at websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both concluded that this Nikon digital camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Furthermore, the expert at website Gadgetgear.nl gave this Nikon camera a "Silver" award and decided it was very good and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from review site Reviewed.com who decided it was terrific. This camera also received an "Easy to Use" award from review site Ua.gecid.com who decided it was straightforward to use.

The writers at two other expert review sites both decided that this Nikon camera was very good. This camera received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus and it received a "Good Buy" award from Fotomaniak.pl.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 28 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Digital Versus this Nikon digital camera has an overall expert rating of 77 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 235 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 90 out of 100. 72 reviewers (90% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 85% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report it is a Good Size

14 people agreed that this digital camera was compact and four people who purchased it said that it was lightweight.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

10 people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use and three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

Nikon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 30,771 expert and owner reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Eight customers who purchased the product considered that it was good quality.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Two people thought it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Users Report Excellent Design

Five people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good looking.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Five people wrote in their reviews that the product was quiet.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three people thought the product was well made.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Three people who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good flash.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

  • The camera offers a wide variety of shooting modes, from the reliable auto point and click, programmed auto, shutter speed, aperture priority, manual, moment capture, motion capture (which creates surreal little videos with background music), advanced movie, creative (see images included for a taste of some of the options…
  • Video quality is very good…
  • This will be of benefit to those who want to record sharp, good quality video clips…
  • If you are thinking of buying this camera for slow motion video analysis, look somewhere else…
  • It is a bit too easy to hit video record instead of the still shutter button…
    Jon (Bhphotovideo.com) - November 2015
  • Just disappointed about the misleading video specs…

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eight people considered that the Nikon 1 J5 had a good screen.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

17 customers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images and three owners who bought it thought it had a good picture resolution.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Eight owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens, four owners who reviewed the Nikon 1 J5 wrote that it had a good autofocus and two people agreed that it had a good zoom.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old. However at £269.00 it is cheaper than 57% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon 1 J5 and the United Kingdom price of £269.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $258.00 (£336.10).

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Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

5568 X 3712 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon 1 J5 has a maximum image resolution of 5568 x 3712 pixels. That's 30% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The Nikon 1 J5's sensor megapixels of 20.8MP is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 9% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon 1 J5 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as "UHD-1".

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon 1 J5 has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 1 J5's weight of 231g is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon 1 J5 features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon 1 J5 has an anti-dust function. 91% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon 1 J5 has a touchscreen. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon 1 J5 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best). A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon 1 J5 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Nikon 1 J5 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon 1 J5 has a vari-angle LCD display. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon 1 J5 has a tripod mount. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The Nikon 1 J5's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 15% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon 1 J5 supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon 1 J5 features multi-shot function. 91% of digital cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon 1 J5 features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon 1 J5 of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon 1 J5 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon 1 J5 has a carrying case. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 1 J5 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Nikon 1 J5 features multi burst mode. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon 1 J5 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Nikon 1 J5 supports direct printing. 89% of digital cameras do not support direct printing.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since May 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vr103030110mm, nikon crtnk1j51030k, nikon i1j510100wk, nikon 1j510100bk, nikon w10100mm, nikon nikonj5, nikon w1030mm, nikon 27712, nikon 27713, nikon 27707, nikon 27709, nikon 27708, nikon 27711, nikon j5sl
Barcodes 00018208277070, 00018208277087, 00018208277094, 00018208277117, 00018208277124, 00018208277131, 00018208943326, 00018208943340, 00018208943357, 00018208943364, 00018208944934, 00018208945054, 00018208947065, 00616348088725, 00841434130235, 00845251096873, 05269692868465, 08033737555026, 08033737555033, 08033737555040

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