Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (White)

Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (White)

Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (White)

B&H # NI1J530110W MFR # 27712
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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 10-30mm & 30-110mm Lenses
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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 sleek 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-81mm. 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. Also bundled with the camera is the 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens with a 35mm equivalent of 81-297mm. This lens is ideal for isolating subjects from the background with clarity and has Internal Focusing (IF) to maintain a compact size. It also has Vibration Reduction (VR) to combat the effects of camera shake. The lens' telephoto coverage makes it great for a wide array of scene types, from sports to portraits.

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
The Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Lens is a standard zoom lens for Nikon 1 CX-format digital cameras. It offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27-81mm and a variable aperture of f/3.5-5.6, making this a good wide angle to medium telephoto option for everyday shooting. Also, it features a Power-Drive zoom which is a fast quiet zoom control with adjustable speed, useful for smooth video shooting.

For clearer images, the 10-30mm lens features Vibration Reduction image stabilization which counters the effects of camera shake at longer shutter speeds and telephoto focal lengths. The lens also utilizes one ED glass element and four aspherical elements for maintaining sharp images with minimal distortion. Additionally, it has a built-in lens cover for protection.
1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens
The 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens is a 3.6x zoom lens designed for use with the Nikon 1 CX format mirror-less cameras. Its 81-297mm (equivalent in 35mm format) range gives you a superb telephoto zoom lens, ideal for portraits, landscapes, sports, and action shots. The Vibration Reduction system makes it possible to shoot at much lower shutter speeds, with sharper results, than is normally the case. This is especially useful in low-light situations, and when using the longer part of the zoom range (where the slightest movement is magnified in an image).

Using extra-low dispersion glass, Super Integrated Coating, and Vibration Reduction this lens delivers superb images, still or video. Internal focusing makes possible a smaller, lighter lens with a closer focusing distance. Coming in at less than 2.5" in length, and only weighing 6.2 oz this lens will never weigh you down.
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

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 Control
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 Modes Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 20 fps at 20.8 MP for up to 20 Frames
Up to 60 fps for up to 20 Frames
Up to 30 fps for up to 20 Frames
Up to 10 fps for up to 20 Frames
Up to 5 fps for up to 20 Frames
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
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
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Focal Length 30 to 110 mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 81 to 297 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.8 to 5.6
Minimum: f/16
Viewing Angle 29° 40' to 8° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance 3.3' / 1 m
Elements/Groups 18/12
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front:  40.5 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.36 x 2.40" / 60 x 61 mm
Weight 6.349 oz / 180 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.2 x 6.2 x 4.6"

Nikon J5 reviews

1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm and 30-110mm Lenses (White) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I Wanted to Love This Camera But Can't Don't buy this camera if you plan on using the camera in bright outside light. The LCD is impossible to use. Guesstimating where the camera was pointed just didn't work out well for me. Other than that, I loved the camera, it's easy to use, produces beautiful pics, small and light weight, and the price was right. I bought the bundle with the 10 -30 lens and the 30-110 lens, both worked really well when I tried them in shady or lower light conditions. I am an artisit and use the camera for reference photos. Sadly, I am returning it because I take most of my photos in bright light and I'm beginning the search for a mirrorless camera with a viewfinder.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Results from a small camera! I use a Nikon D750 for my event photography and in studio. I was searching for a smaller camera that I could carry around and basically have fun with and yet get the high quality attributes of a DSLR. This little camera certainly fit the bill. Extremely light weight, easy to use, sharp images and stylish design. Fast and fun with nice features such as tilt touch screen, WIFI, great ISO range and many special shooting modes that are fun to use. The lens in the kit are sharp and great starters, plus I can get the adapter and use my other Nikon glass. So far so good with this model and Nikon.
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from J5 is going to Kathmandu...and much farther beyond Delighted with the J5. It does namy more things than I thought. Much more than I need. It was purchased for the purpose of taking still photos on a trek in Nepal to Thangboche Monastery and Ama Dablam base camp. I own a Nikon 100 with several automatic zooms. Excellent, albeit heavy I needed light weight without any pejorative impact. The objective of the J5 was to reduce weight but not quality for the trek. Thus far, the 30-110 actually does just about all I'd want. Small enough to take a portrait, but excellent for distance shots. I leave for Kathmandu this Thursday. The J5 will fill virtually all my photographic needs. Amazingly light but no decrement in quality.
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Service I'm an amateur and take pictures for a Veterans' Home. I had a large DSLR which was just to big for my use. I had a number of Live Chats with B&H and they were outstanding in helping me decide on the best camera for my use. I chose the Nikon 1,J-5 because of it's size and I'm very happy I did. I've used the camera for a couple of weeks and the image quality is excellent and I really like the fact that it's small. The camera is very easy to use and the controls are all in the right place for me. I did give up having a viewfinder, but I've done very well with the monitor. In addition, the camera fit well in my budget....B&H are great people to work with and very helpful....
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera for Travel! I bought this camera because I wanted a small camera for travel that had the flexibility of an interchangeable lens system and full Manuel control. The Nikon 1 J5 perfectly meets my needs. At first I was caught up in all the specifications and was worried about how the small sensor size would perform in low light, however after seeing the quality of the images that I am getting in a wide variety of lighting conditions, I realized that my worries were unfounded. This camera is small, has great controls, and delivers superb images. It Is a great travel camera.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little camera I have a D800 and needed a smaller camera to carry around when the larger camera wasn't a good idea because of its size and weight, like going out for dinner, beach, etc. the iPhone wasn't really cutting it and I was loosing a lot of photo ops. The 1 J5 was the perfect solution. It has all the functions as the high end DSLR in a much smaller size. The 10-30mm lens is a nice compact lense, pretty good for portraits. Haven't used their 30-110mm yet. ISO goes up to 12800 so pretty good for indoor or low light photography
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon 1 J5 with 10-30mm lens Portable, rapid auto focus, sharp and unobtrusive. Never fail to deliver1
Date published: 2015-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great so far! I have been learning how to use the camera, so I am certainly no expert, but I love how crisp and sharp the pictures come out. Much better than the cell phone images I've been using for the past year!
Date published: 2016-04-13
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