Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White)

Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White)

Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White)

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Product Highlights

  • 20.8MP CX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5A Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1,037k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 2160p/15 and Full HD 1080p/60 Video
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Hybrid AF with 105 Phase-Detection Areas
  • Up to 60 fps Shooting, 20 fps with AF-C
  • ISO 12800 and High ISO Noise Reduction
  • Sports Mode and In-Camera Time Lapse
  • 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM
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Nikon J5 Overview

  • 1Description

Blending speed, versatility, and image quality, the white Nikon 1 J5 is a sleek mirrorless digital camera designed for the multimedia photographer on-the-go. Featuring a 20.8MP CX-format BSI CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5A image processor, the J5 is capable of recording up to 20 fps with continuous autofocus as well as UHD 2160p/15 or Full HD 1080p/60 video. A top sensitivity of ISO 12800 benefits working in difficult lighting conditions while the BSI design of sensor helps to achieve greater image clarity with reduced noise levels and the omission of an optical low-pass filter further contributes to a high degree of sharpness and resolution. Complementing the imaging assets, the 1 J5 is also characterized by a revamped, retro-inspired body design featuring a 3.0" 1,037k-dot touchscreen LCD that tilts 180° upward for prime selfie compositions. Additionally, snapbridge Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC also allows for instant wireless image sharing and remote camera control from mobile devices.

Complementing the imaging capabilities, the 1 J5's speed is further carried over to the hybrid focusing system that utilizes both contrast- and phase-detection methods for greater accuracy and subject tracking performance. A dedicated Sport Mode helps to optimize camera settings for faster, more intuitive handling and, in contrast, in-camera time lapse shooting is also possible.

Included with the camera body is the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens, which provides a 27-81mm equivalent focal length range. This wide-angle to short-telephoto lens features a Power-Drive zoom mechanism, for quick, smooth control and VR image stabilization to suppress the effects of camera shake.

20.8MP BSI CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 5A Image Processor
The 20.8MP CX-format BSI CMOS sensor pairs with an enhanced EXPEED 5A image processor to realize high-resolution still shooting and movie recording with native sensitivity to ISO 12800. The BSI design of the sensor helps to minimize noise and maintain true image clarity when working in difficult lighting conditions and High ISO Noise Reduction composites four separate images into a single frame for sharp and clean results. Additionally, the sensor's design also omits an optical low-pass filter in order to achieve high image sharpness and resolution.

The combination of the sensor and processor also affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including the ability to shoot at 20 fps with continuous autofocus or 60 fps with fixed focus, and a unique Sports Mode optimizes camera settings for fast action and quick switching between shooting scenarios.

This speed also carries over to the video recording side, where, in addition to UHD 2160p/15 and Full HD 1080p/60 recording, you can shoot high-speed HD 720p movies at 120 fps or 400 x 144 movies at 1200 fps. Simultaneous still recording for up to 20 frames is possible and in-camera Electronic Vibration Reduction is available when recording at 30p or 60p. A built-in interval timer permits making time lapse movies, as well.
Hybrid Autofocus
Blending both phase- and contrast-detection autofocus systems, the 1 J5 utilizes 171 distinct areas to quickly and accurately achieve focus. Of these 171 areas, the center 105 areas support phase-detection focusing for faster response time and improved subject tracking to benefit working in fast-paced shooting conditions.
Body Design
Characterized by a sleek and retro-inspired design, the compact profile includes a range of control dials, customizable function buttons, and a large 3.0" 1,037k-dot LCD monitor. The LCD features a 180° tilting design for self-portraits and is also a touchscreen for more intuitive control over camera settings, menu navigation, and playback.

While compact in size, the CX format of the 1 J5 also affords compatibility with a wide range of lenses. Besides native 1-series lenses, the camera can also be paired with the optional FT1 mount adapter for working with any F mount lens with maintained VR and autofocus.
snapbridge Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
Supporting a wealth of sharing and tagging possibilities, the 1 J5 features built-in snapbridge Wi-Fi connectivity to enable seamless transfer of imagery as well as remote shooting capabilities. Once the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility app has been installed on an Android or iOS mobile device, you can use that device to browse the contents of the memory card, select images, and seamlessly transfer files between devices for immediate sharing online. Additionally, the mobile device can remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the camera to enable working from a distance. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported to provide a quick and simple tap-to-connect method for linking your mobile devices with the camera.
  • Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
  • Operating frequency: 2412-2462 MHz (channels 1-11)
  • Range (line of site): Approximately 32.8' / 10m (with no interference)
  • Data rate: 54 Mbps (maximum logical rate according to IEEE standard)
  • Security: Authentication - Open system, WPA2-PSK
  • Access protocol: Infrastructure and ad-hoc
1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Lens
Included with the camera body is the versatile 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens; a wide-angle to portrait-length zoom providing a 27-81mm equivalent focal length range. The Power-Drive zoom mechanism affords smooth and precise control over the zoom placement, making it ideal for use when recording videos. Built-in VR image stabilization works to minimize the appearance of camera shake to benefit working with longer shutter speeds. Additionally, the lens' compact form factor is complemented by a built-in lens cover, alleviating the need for a lens cap.
Other Camera Features
  • Picture Control modes allow you to set predefined looks to imagery in-camera and include Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, and Landscape. Selected Picture Control modes can also be refined for an even more personalized look.
  • Active D-Lighting helps to preserve both highlight and shadow details when working in contrast-rich scenarios, such as backlit lighting. Utilizing the EXPEED 5A's processing power, a more controlled image will be produced with brightness values closer to how they are naturally seen. This mode is suitable for working with moving subjects.
  • Creative Modes offer an in-camera solution for adjusting the look of your stills or video: Pop, Retro, High-contrast monochrome, Nostalgic Sepia, HDR, Soft, Easy panorama, Miniature effect, Selective color, Cross process, Toy camera effect, Cross screen, Fisheye, Skin softening, Night landscape, Night portrait, Landscape, Close-up, and Portrait.
  • Glamour Retouch modes allow you to adjust and enhance the look of subjects' faces: Skin Softening, Small Face, Big Eyes, Brighten Faces, Hide Eye Bags, Whiten Eyes, Whiten Teeth, and Redden Cheeks.
  • Language support: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
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Nikon J5 Specs

Lens Mount Nikon 1
Camera Format Nikon CX (2.7x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 23.01 Megapixel
Effective: 20.8 Megapixel
Max Resolution 5568 x 3712
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 4:25, 8:25, 16:9, 120:23, 240:23
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 13.2 x 8.8 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV,
Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
Bit Depth 12-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type microSD
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes
Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 15 fps (H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 30/60 fps (H.264)
1280 x 720p at 30/60/120 fps (H.264)
800 x 296 at 400 fps (H.264)
400 x 144 at 1200 fps (H.264)
Aspect Ratio 8:3, 16:9
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Full-time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 171
Phase Detection: 105
Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,037,000)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 160 to 12800
Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 1/16000 to 30 Second 
Type: Electronic
Speed: 0 to 2 Minutes in Bulb Mode
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Matrix, Spot Metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Continuous Shooting Up to 20 fps at 20.8 MP for up to 20 Exposures
Up to 60 fps for up to 20 Exposures
Up to 30 fps for up to 20 Exposures
Up to 10 fps for up to 20 Exposures
Up to 5 fps for up to 20 Exposures
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
Fill-Flash/Slow Sync
Rear Sync
Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 16'  / 4.88 m ISO100 
20.7'  / 6.31 m ISO160 
Max Sync Speed Electronic Shutter:1 / 60 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Self Timer 10 Seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Battery 1 x EN-EL24 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 850 mAh
AC Power Adapter EH-5b with EP-5F (Not Included)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.9 x 2.4 x 1.2" / 98.3 x 59.7 x 31.5 mm
Weight 9.35 oz / 265 g with battery and memory card
Kit Lens 1
Focal Length 10 to 30mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 to 81 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum: f/16
Angle of View 77 to 29 40'
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" / 20 cm
Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Dimensions (DxL) 2.28 x 1.10" / 58 x 28 mm
Weight 3.00 oz / 85 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.8 x 6.1 x 4.7"

Nikon J5 Reviews

1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Device, Big Punch I have used DSLRs since the early 2000's (all Nikon). I was looking for a smaller camera with similar specs. I handled the J5 at CES this year and loved the size and power. I've owned the camera for about two weeks and have found it to give me the full range of flexibility I use on my DSLR in a tiny device. All the controls I want (full manual, exposure comp, white balance, etc.) are readily available. Photos turn out great, and with RAW I can apply the same settings in Lightroom that I use on output from my D200.If you're a DSLR fan, looking for something a bit smaller, give the J5 serious consideration.
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compact camera-DSLR features I bought this camera for my wife as an upgrade to her Nikon J1. This camera is incredibly lightweight, compact, and full of features. It has the control dial on top of the camera similar to most dslr's. Touch screen in very intuitive and user friendly. Touch screen to focus and activate shutter is a nice feature, and there is less focus hunting in low light. She likes the auto iso feature that helps with exposure in various room light. Articulating screen is nice. Very easy to customize video for 24p, 30p, or 60p. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is battery life is poor. A somewhat common problem on mirrorless cameras. I bought a backup battery and would suggest having one
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing IQ from a small camera I like to photograph flowers, insects, etc. and the Nikon 1 J5 does this superbly. Image IQ is amazing and I don't have to lay on my stomach to frame the shot. Auto focus, tracking, metering are fast, accurate and I find 15 fps all but insures you get the shot you're going for. You'll want to get an additional battery since it's small and let's you get around 250-300 shots. Also, I'm not a fan of the Micro Card but I guess if you want to keep the camera small... The attached .jpg is straight out of the camera with no post processing.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real Upgrade Upgraded 1 system from the original J1. Wow, what a big difference. I wasn't too happy I needed to replace the 10-30, but the new lens has a nice closure that protects without a lens cap. The camera is better in all ways. Smaller, lighter, more ergonomic, and much, much faster. Much, much faster. It deserves repeating. AF is wonderful. Better controls. Better image quality and ISO performance. The silver and black looks great too and black lenses don't look out of place. A real winner. Same processor generation as the upcoming D5/500.
Date published: 2016-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Small Light Take Everywhere Camera I usually shoot wildlife with a D800 and 500 mm f/4 lens. But if I want to hike or backpack, it isn't practical. Now I take the J5 with two small extra lenses: a 30-110 mm and a 70-300 mm.It goes everywhere with me. I can even use it for birding. For the long focal lengths (810 mm equiv.), it helps to support it on a hiking pole/monopod. I sometimes also attach a Hoodman to the LCD. I have also used it with my FT1 adaptor and other Nikon lenses, like my 85 mm macro lens. I just wish the J5 would work with the 500 mm lens too, like my old 1V1 did for astronomy.
Date published: 2015-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera, but with one headache. This is my second Nikon 1.I moved up to the J5 because of its controls, flip screen, IQ, and other features. This camera does a fantastic job in all areas. It is small and light and is the perfect camera for me when lugging around my Nikon D7100 just isn't going to work because of congested areas or concerns of theft. I carry this camera around on either a hand strap. Or a sling so it stays safely at my side. The only drawback I've had with the J5 is the RAW files are a different version that caused all my software unable to open them. Adobe had updates for their software. My other programs that I use do not have them as of yet.
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost as Good as My D7200? It may be unfair to compare the Nikon 1 J5 with my D7200 ... but that's what I do. For street photography, the J5 is the clear winner because its small size makes it more likely to be in my hand at the right moment. For trickier shots, especially with a tripod at night, the D7200 is still my camera of choice because its larger size makes doing settings, adjustments, etc easier. I use both cameras for work - photographs for travel online publications - and I need both of them. The D7200 replaced, well, a D7000 and other DLSRs before that, and the J5 replaced high-end point and shoots - most recently the 7800. Here's what I wish I'd known about the J5 before I bought it right before heading off to use it on a week-long trip: it chews through batteries. I go through 1 fully-charged battery in under 2 hours. So if your usage rate is anything like mine, bring along about 4 spares for a day's shooting. And if you're planning to be taking photos at night and want to leave your tripod at home, order the 10mm f1.8 lens - you'll be surprised by the quality.
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the Mirrorless SLRs I used to shoot a Nikon D90, but I found that I stopped carrying it around day to day since it was so large. My iPhone does the trick for a casual snap with friends. But when I travel or do an activity out of the ordinary, I prefer to have a better camera with me. I have owned a scary number of Mirrorless SLRs in the last few years. I find the Sony menus infuriating regardless of model. I adore the menu system on the Fuji's (and the buttons are so easily programmed), but the autofocus wasn't to my liking. I had a Nikon 1 J2 I liked for a while, but the image was a little grainy. Pentax image quality, too, was a bit lacking on the Q (plus it's so tiny I felt like I would break it). The J5 seems to be the sweet spot. Tiny, but has a good grip. Image quality is solid - fantastic on computer screens and tablets, and good enough to blow up a bit onto a canvas or frame. Menu system is easy to navigate. Only one button to customize, but the other buttons are so well arranged and assigned that I don't miss the flexibility. The back screen articulates and makes weird shots easy. The autofocus speed is fast. And it gets bonus points for (mostly) painlessly pushing the images over wifi to my tablet or phone. I can share with friends or social media on the spot, which friends and family adore.
Date published: 2016-01-11
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