Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-100mm Lens (White)

Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-100mm Lens (White)

Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-100mm 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 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens
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Nikon J5 Overview

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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 wide-angle to telephoto 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR lens, which provides a 27-270mm equivalent focal length range. Three aspherical elements are incorporated within the lens' design, as well as a Super Integrated Coating, and Vibration Reduction benefits the creation of sharp imagery by minimizing the appearance 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 and command 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 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens
Included with the camera body is the versatile 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR; a wide-angle to telephoto lens providing a 27-270mm equivalent focal length range. Benefitting this lens' expansive reach, VR image stabilization helps to offset the appearance of camera shake to suit working in difficult lighting conditions. The optical design incorporates three aspherical elements to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range and a Super Integrated Coating has also been applied to minimize lens flare and ghosting for contrast-rich, color-neutral imagery.
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.

Nikon J5 Specs

Pixels Actual: 23.01 Megapixel
Effective: 20.8 Megapixel
Bit Depth 12-Bit
AV Recording
Aspect Ratio 8:3, 16:9
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
Exposure Control
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Matrix, Spot
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, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Battery 1 x EN-EL24 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 850 mAh
Kit Lens
Angle of View 77 to 9 10'
Minimum Focus Distance 1.15' / 35 cm
Optical Design 19 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Image Stabilization Yes
Dimensions ( x L) 2.4 x 2.8" / 60.5 x 70.5 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 6.2 x 4.6"

Nikon J5 Reviews

1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-100mm Lens (White) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon Packed a Lot Into This Beast am new to photography and wanted something lightweight to carry. this camera delivers on my expectations for such a compact size. the sports mode is impressively fast and i found that if i use that for low light i get some pretty decent results. as others have noted, this camera might not be the best in low light situations. that seems to be true for auto mode, but i'm sure an experienced photographer will have little trouble deciding what manual settings will give great results. the battery is pretty decent for a day out, but it's good to have a spare. i'm using it with the SanDisk XTREMEPRO MICROSD 64GB memory, B+W XS-Pro Clear MRC-Nano 007 lens filter, and the B+W XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano filter for the lenses. the lack of a viewfinder only bothers me with the ciruclar polarizing lens because it can be difficult to see the subtle differences on the screen in bright light. i love the camera and will keep it for a long, long time!
Date published: 2015-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I Hoped it would be. Great size. I also bought the adapter so I can use all my lenses. A little strange having 70-200 Nikon lens on this small camera body. I have the Nikon d810 with a variety of Nikon Lenses.
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good camera but software glitch Good travel camera with 10-100 lens. Slow when compared to Sony A6000 and the camera hanged at least 5 times in 2 days. 10-100mm lens is too big for this flash so you get a shadow on the subjects. Nikon has to fix a certain things at the earliest. Image quality was not great too. I recommend Sony Alpha 6000 than this camera.
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lightweight Travel Camera I purchased this to upgrade from the nikon D3200. I primarily use my cameras for travel photography and it is fantastic! It is so lightweight and takes fantastic pictures. Very happy that I got it before I went to Disenyland!
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly small and versatile with a classic look I bought the silver j5 for both the 10-100 lens and retro look. This is in addition to the N1 V3 that I already own. The J5 has a newer processor and is about half the price of the V3. I was looking for more lens coverage and flexibility of having two bodies on the same Interchangeable lens system. After two weeks, I'm happy with the versatility of the camera and images I've pulled from the camera. It's a sophisticated camera and provides a good balance of simplicity and features. Still getting used to not having an EVF, and finding it hard to see the screen in bright sunlight--but I knew that going in. The 10-100mm is an awesome lens--very sharp and machined feel. Coupled with the 6.7-13mm wideangle zoom, I get all the focal lengths I could hope for. The whole outfit easily fits in a small DSLR camera bag and I can carry other gear in my backpack. It's fun working with smaller gear, the camara size is crowd friendly, doesn't scream Pro-shooter, and not so intimidating to subjects. I was looking for pocketability and found it--the camera fits in a cargo-pants pocket with the 10mm 2.8 or kit 10-30 lens. Some reservation: I see that when using the PSAM dial, shutter setting is always on top, and aperture on the back--this consistency is good. However, I was used to having aperture selection on the front. I feel clumsy using the touch screen or back dial to set Aperture. Silent shooting is great but takes getting used to. With a frozen image for 2 seconds, hard to know when you've shot and when to shoot again. Learn to press to focus quickly to unfreeze the image. OTOH, 20 fps capture and just holding down the shutter button results in LOTS of pictures to choose from. Wireless operation with a phone is great. I've never had an issue with the Micro-SD card size because USB uploads or wireless transfer are fine alternatives. If it had an EVF, 5 stars.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Travel Camera Great compact camera. Has all the features of my Nikon D7000 at about 1/3 the size. My only negative is no EVF.
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from major dissapointment There is a shadow made by the lens visible when using the flash, occupying a good portion of the lower screen. This camera is practically unusable indoors at night. It is a great camera for outdoor use. Great lens for outdoors or when flash is not required. Best looks in it's class.
Date published: 2016-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Nice! Easy, Good and Very Nice cmera. Recomend
Date published: 2015-08-04
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I ma familiar with FX,& DX formats. What is CX format?
Asked by: Anonymous
The CX format is a sensor size designed by Nikon for use on their Nikon 1 Advanced Camera System cameras. The sensor is sized 12.3 x 8.8 mm and has a 2.7x crop factor.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


can I use Nikon ED lenses?
Asked by: Anonymous
If the lenses you own are designed for the Nikon F-mount used on their SLR film cameras and DSLR cameras, then you would need an adapter to connect the larger F-mount to the smaller Nikon 1 lens mount. The Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter, B&H # NIFT1, or the more economical FotodioX Nikon F-Mount Pro Lens Adapter with Aperture Control for Nikon 1 Cameras, B&H # FOPN1ANG, would be recommended for your needs.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


remote shutter capability?
Asked by: Anonymous
When you pair your J5 with your Android smart phone your phone becomes a remote plus MORE !!
Answered by: Paul H.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Iam interested in a camera that can shoot good still picture and take video how long can the nikon j5 shoot in video mode?
Asked by: Anonymous
Sadly there is no short answer. The size AD card, the battery charge, and the video resolution and frame rate, of which several are available, are all factors. There are estimates in the manual.
Answered by: Dale R.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Does it have a view finder?
Asked by: Anonymous
No... Look at the Nikon V3... that is a major difference between the J and the V series in the Nikon 1 lineup
Answered by: jeff w.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Not a bad camera but I am wondering why it was discontinued so quickly?
Asked by: Kevin


I have this camera and the new 10 to 100mm lens. The lens will not work on my older Nikon1 J1 and my Nikon1 J1-- why?
Asked by: Joseph S.
You may need to update the firmware of your J1 to work with the newer lens. Check online for the update.
Answered by: john s.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Hello B&H..I would like to know if i can use our lens (Nikkor) in this body Nikon 1 J5?
Asked by: Wellington A.
Could you clarify if I may use the nikkor and / or similar lenses in this body? I have a D7100 and 3 lenses.
Answered by: Wellington A.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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