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Nikon 1 J5 Digital Camera

$352.00
$289.99 $62.01 cheaper than 65 days ago
MILC 20.8MP CMOS Black May 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Colour Release Date
11 industry awards
Good battery life
Reasonably priced
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157 Reviews + 11 Awards
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Reviews

11 Industry Awards

This camera has received 11 awards from digital camera experts.

Websites Digitaltrends.com, M3.idg.se, Dkamera.de and Vido.com.ua all concluded that concluded that they would recommend this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at two more expert review sites both thought that this high megapixel camera was very good. This Nikon digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com.

In addition, this camera received a "Silver" award from website Gadgetgear.nl and it received a Reviewed.com "Editor's Choice" award. This digital camera also received an "Easy to Use" award from review site Ua.gecid.com who thought it was a breeze to use.

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

Average Expert Reviews

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

Excellent Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this Nikon camera on average 90%. Over 90% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 85% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 28,143 expert and owner reviews (including 3,355 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 97% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Easy to Use

10 customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use and three customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use the menus.

Great Product Quality

Eight owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good quality.

Nice Design

Five people who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking.

Robust

Three customers said in their reviews that it was well made.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners concluded that it had a good battery life.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

14 people said in their reviews that it was compact and four owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was lightweight.

Average Weight

The Nikon 1 J5 has a relatively typical weight (231 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Samsung NX1100 (222g), or the Sony Alpha A5100 ($394.65) (224g).

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Features

Great Technical Features

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good features.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This high megapixel camera has been on the market since May 2015.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 1 J5 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think the Nikon D5200 ($369.95) which has better reviews; or the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($529) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Sony DSC-WX500 ($348) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 1 J5 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($529) or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the Nikon D5200 ($369.95) are also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Sony DSC-WX500 ($348).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon 1 J5 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon 1 J5 supports Full HD video. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($529), and the Sony DSC-QX30 both of which are cheaper are also worth considering.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-WX500 ($348) is also worth considering.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon 1 J5 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over 27 times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera also support a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels. 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.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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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 video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Four customers who reviewed it agreed that it was quiet.

  • And then it's only when it's quite quiet.) RECOMMENDED =========== Nowadays many people have camera (on their phone) most of the time…
    (Amazon) - July 2015
  • At 800 or 1600 good low noise images are obtained…
  • The electronic shutter means that it can shoot silently, although the default setting makes a shutter sound if that's what you want…
  • Silent shooting is great…
  • The shutter itself is silent…

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon 1 J5 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon 1 J5 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon 1 J5 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think the Nikon D5200 ($369.95) which has better reviews; or the Sony DSC-QX30 which is cheaper are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Sony DSC-WX500 ($348).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Nikon 1 J5 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon 1 J5 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including cheaper cameras such as the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($529).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon 1 J5 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon 1 J5 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 1 J5 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($529), and the Sony DSC-QX30 are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony DSC-WX500 ($348).

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20.8 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.8 megapixels digital camera.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 1 J5 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera do have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Nikon D5200 ($369.95); or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 are also worth considering.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Nikon 1 J5 supports direct printing, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon 1 J5 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon 1 J5 features multi-shot function. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also feature multi-shot function.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Nikon 1 J5 features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon 1 J5 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon 1 J5 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Nikon 1 J5 features histogram. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature histogram.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon 1 J5 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon 1 J5 has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a self-timer.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon 1 J5 has a carrying case. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a carrying case.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon 1 J5 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon 1 J5 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon 1 J5 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon 1 J5 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Nikon 1 J5 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon 1 J5 has an HDMI, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon 1 J5 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 160, 12800, 200, 800, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Lens System

Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon 1 J5 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (4) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.8.

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Good Flash

Three owners agreed that it had a good flash.

Good Video Capture

Four customers who purchased the Nikon 1 J5 agreed that it was good for video recording.

  • 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
  • This will be of benefit to those who want to record sharp, good quality video clips…
  • Video quality is very good…
  • Just disappointed about the misleading video specs…
  • 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…

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eight people who bought the product agreed that it had a good screen.

Good Quality Pictures

16 owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was able to produce good images and three customers thought it had a good picture resolution.

Good Quality Lens

Eight customers mentioned that it had a good lens, four owners considered that this digital camera had a good autofocus and two owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vr103030110mm, nikon w10100mm, nikon w1030mm, nikon 27712, nikon 27711, nikon 27713, nikon j5
Barcodes 00018208277070, 00018208277087, 00018208277094, 00018208277117, 00018208277124, 00018208277131, 00018208943326, 00018208943340, 00018208943357, 00018208943364, 00018208944927, 00018208944934, 00018208945054, 00018208947065, 00845251096873, 08033737555026, 08033737555033, 08033737555040

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