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Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras Imported

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Product Highlights
  • Shoe Mount Flash for CX Format Cameras
  • GN 27.9' (8.5 m) at ISO 100
  • i-TTL Compatible
  • 6 Second Continuous Light + Flash
  • Head Swivels and Tilts
  • Powered by Camera--No Batteries Required
  • For Nikon V Cameras

This Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras is designed for use with the Nikon V CX format mirror-less cameras. The SB-N5 mounts to the V camera's multi-accessory port and is powered by the camera--no batteries required. This convenient featherweight (2.5 oz/70 g) flash has a guide number of 27.9' (8.5 m) at ISO 100 and is i-TTL compatible. Exposure modes include Fill Flash, Front- and Rear-Curtain sync and slow-sync and flash compensation.

The effective flash range is 2 to 66 feet, depending on ISO, bounce angle, and aperture, and the head both tilts up 90° and swivels 180° to both right and left. Flash duration is 1/4000 second at full power. Electronic construction consists of Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry. A capture illuminator lights for six seconds using Smart Photo Selector and Motion Snapshot modes. And, yes, there is a flash-ready indicator.

Throw Light on Your World
When you need more light, or are looking to add a creative touch to illumination, use the new Nikon 1 Speedlight. Plug this compact i-TTL compatible flash unit into the camera's multi-accessory hot shoe. Angle the flash up, down, left or right and bounce light to precise advantage. The flash can double as a continuous light source illuminating for six seconds during both Motion Snapshot and Smart Photo Selector modes. Extra batteries not required-the camera powers the SB-N5 Speedlight.
Flash That's Compact and Ready to Use in an Instant
Working in an environment that's dimly lit or full of backlighting? Shed light on your subject. Make important details pop, let subjects stand apart from their backgrounds. Plug this compact i-TTL compatible flash unit into the camera's multi-accessory hot shoe and go!
More Expression through Creative Flash Options
Looking to put even more expression to photos with the addition of creative light variety? Play it up! Experiment and invent novel looks using the new Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight and bend the light just as you like. With ease, swivel the Speedlight up, down, left or right and bounce light where and how you desire.
Continuous Light Source Option for Long Exposure Needs
If you're working in less than adequate light while creating a Motion Snapshot or using Smart Photo Selector, attach the Speedlight and keep everything exposed properly. The SB-N5 Speedlight steps up to serve as a continuous light source for up to six seconds.
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 27.9' (8.5 m) ISO100 at 35 mm position
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes, +0° to +90°
Swivel Head Yes, 180°
Recycle Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.0 x 2.8 x 1.6" / 5.1 x 7.1 x 4.1 cm
Weight 2.47 oz / 70 g
Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras
  • Soft Case
  • Mounting Foot Cover
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras
     
    4.2

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (21)
    • Easy to use (20)
    • Reliable (9)
    • Durable (8)
    • Attach securely (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (14)
      • Travel (12)
      • Home (11)
      • Portraits (7)
      • General purpose (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (13), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-professional (4), Casual user (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (25), Yes (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great little flash

      I used this flash for wildflower and nature photography and it works really well.

      I used this flash for wildflower and nature photography and it works really well.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Small and handy

      I got tired of waiting for the new Nikon SB-N7 for my V1 so I got this flash for a trip. Recycle time is very fast but the output is a tad weak. Tilt...Read complete review

      I got tired of waiting for the new Nikon SB-N7 for my V1 so I got this flash for a trip. Recycle time is very fast but the output is a tad weak. Tilt and swivel head is very useful and the flash is tiny. This should have been included with the Nikon V1.

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      4.0

      It works just fine

      By Lawman

      from Indiana

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

          The flash works as advertised. When not in use, it fits nicely into your pocket. It provides the right amount of light for a great pictue. I found the price to be a little high compared with alternatives.

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          5.0

          as if it were made for the camera

          By jake

          from delavan, il

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Traveling

            Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

            nice fit and finish easily mounts and works very well

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            • No

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            4.0

            EnLITEned Flash fits V1 Mission

            By JackRack

            from Annapolis, MD.

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Portraits

              Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

              This is the original flash designed for the V1 - Lightly powered and batteryless. I think that it dovetails with the V1 vision of a convient, portable, yet capable photo system quite nicely. I love it's small size and sophisticated performance. It doesn't light up the room but it's quite nice for fill and works great with the V1. The next generation flash has batteries and more power but I have other equipment should greater power be required. Too bad Nikon didn't design it with a universal hot shoe. Whoever is in charge of Nikons Mickey Mouse pseudo consumer entrapment initiatives is a horses patootie.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Small and handy

              By Bill R.

              from Cleveland, OH

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Small

              Cons

              • Weak Output

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

              I got tired of waiting for the new Nikon SB-N7 for my V1 so I got this flash for a trip. Recycle time is very fast but the output is a tad weak. Tilt and swivel head is very useful and the flash is tiny. This should have been included with the Nikon V1.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Another wonderful product

              By Ruth

              from Bronx, NY

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                As described! A must with this camera

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                • No

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                4.0

                it's good

                By photoliker

                from new york city

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                  The use is very convenient, also clear photos.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Does Its Job

                  By Rrieger

                  from Waynesville, OH

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                    I would rate the speedlight higher were it not for the fact that it has a non-standard mounting shoe. This is not really the fault of the flash, but due to design decisions by Nikon.

                    It does its job well and is compact and light. The swivel/tilt head is nice.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Nice little flash

                    By David

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                      Just a necessary accessory for the Nikon 1 series. It's simple to use and doesn't require a whole lot of thought. If you have a V1, it's the only flash option, better have one since the V1 will disappear eventually and probably so will this flash.

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                      1.0

                      Nice Looking But not ample power

                      By retired pro

                      from cincinnati

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                          I am going to send this back and order the new model, it is a well built flash but it does not have enough power for the camera.

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Great flash

                          By Bob

                          from Ramsey ,NJ

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                          Camera has improved with the use of this flash . Pictures come out great. Just attach to camera and turn on charges up in seconds and away you go.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          no batteries needed

                          By hilo billy

                          from hawaii

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Use

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                          really nice that it uses the camera battery for power.

                          the cover that protects the contacts on both the flash and the camera will get lost, sooner or later.

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                          • Yes

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                          3.0

                          one and only option

                          By Darrell C

                          from san jose ca

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                          works fine for what it is, just wish there were more accessorys to use flash, cords etc.
                          i'll stop now.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          It works well wtih the 1 -- V1 camera

                          By no nickname

                          from Ithaca, NY

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Not Durable

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                          I leave it on the camera most of the time so it is always handy. The fact that it is light (no separate batteries) helps.

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                          4.0

                          nice and small

                          By TicoPhot

                          from Costa Rica

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                            Excellent for fill flash. Get a diffussion dome and point it straight up for nice light. Uses power from the camera so you don't need to pack more batteries.

                            I wished it was compatible with Nikon Creative Lighting System!!

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                            5.0

                            Best flash , light and compact

                            By photodmartin

                            from Vancouver, BC

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                              I like this flash as it is light and easy to carry has enough power to lighten up your subject.

                              The bonus part about this flash is the tilting head.
                              It can also completely rotate on its axis in both left and right directions.

                              The flash has i-TTL, which makes it great and I will set it to this mode for camera to take care of the rest.

                              For me the best part is that I don't have to add extra battery for flash as it uses the camera battery. This is a big plus for me. I just deal with one.

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                              5.0

                              I would buy this product again

                              By WJC12

                              from Lusby, Md

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography

                                Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                                I needed a flash for when I take walks after dusk when I see animals.

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                                5.0

                                A Must Have Flash for Your V1

                                By JLDesign

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Stylish

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                                  Compact and versatile, the Speedlight Flash for Nikon is easy to use and produces amazing results. I purchased this flash for photographing my high-end residential interior design projects, and I am extremely satisfied. The flash has an array of adjustable angles for your every need, and the bounce flash function is incredible. A must have for you Nikon V1.

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                                  3.0

                                  Wish it was better

                                  By Mike The Machine

                                  from Miami, FL

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Very small

                                  Cons

                                  • Slow
                                  • Weak

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Indoor Fill In Flash

                                  Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                                  Overall the product was a disappointment but does what its supposed to do. I was hoping it would be able to shoot fast but it slows down your camera to that of a point and shoot. Its great for fill in flash and gives you some controls which is nice.

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                                  • Yes

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                                  4.0

                                  ok flash

                                  By aleb60

                                  from Sao Paulo, Brazil

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Light and very handy

                                  Cons

                                  • Low light

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                                  It is not so good as I imagine before buying it. For the price I expected a little bit more. Be prepared to have a second battery fully charged together with you. By the other hand it is handy, light and very easy to use, just plug and voilá!

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                                  3.0

                                  Decent little flash

                                  By Reba

                                  from Nashville

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Not powerful

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight for V Cameras:

                                  For the system this is a decent little flash. Not the most powerful but works when you need it to.

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