Nikon 1 J5

Released April, 2015
  • 20.7 MP
  • Nikon CX 13.2 x 8.8 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
The J5’s high speed shooting and large number of focus points (171, out of which 105 are PD), are its high cards against the competition, as well as its easy and intuitive advanced controls I mentioned earlier.
by (Jul, 2015)
8.1 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Nikon 1 J5

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Nikon 1 J5
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Nikon 1 J5
focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Nikon 1 J5
continuous shooting


What do the experts think?

Nikon 1 J5
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Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Nikon 1 J5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Nikon 1 J5

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon 1 J5
479 ISO
Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO
Alpha A5100
1,347 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 J5
60 fps
Alpha A5000
3.5 fps
4.2 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon 1 J5
250 photos
Alpha A6000
420 photos
Alpha A5000
420 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Nikon 1 J5
22.1 bits
Alpha A6000
24.1 bits
Alpha A5100
23.8 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Nikon 1 J5
12.0 ev
Nikon 1 V3
10.8 ev
Alpha A6000
13.1 ev

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

In The News From around the web

Amazon is currently selling the Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera with 10-100mm lens for $799.95 ($250/24% off).
This deal is only for the white J5 version (sold and shipped by Amazon).
The Nikon 1 J5 was announced in April, 2015 and is currently priced from $497 while refurbished versions are selling for $380.
Fixed an issue that prevented additional deletions after multiple shots had been deleted in succession from a single burst of pictures.

Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera review
I value the practicality of a compact camera, but once it’s too large to fit in your pocket, I prefer a larger camera - better to hold, better to control.
What’s mostly disappointing about it is the fact that the J5 is just as slow to digest what it shoots as the camera it replaces.

Nikon 1 J5 camera tested at DxOMark
It’s a welcome boost for Nikon in this segment, competing not only with the small Sony compacts but also some larger (Micro-Four-Thirds) sensors, such as that found in the highly-regarded Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100.
DxOMark tested the Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 20.7 MP
Resolution 5568 x 3712
Size Nikon CX
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 2.7x
Pixel size 5.6 microns
Light sensitivity 160 ISO to 12,800 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 171
Supports continuous Yes


Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder None


Max continuous shooting 60 fps
Battery life 250 photos
Continuous shooting 60 fps


Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p No
Shoots high speed video Yes
External mic jack None


Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 1,037 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes


Min 30 s
Max 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 98 x 60 x 32 mm
Thickness 32 mm
Weight 231 g
Is weather sealed No


Includes a GPS No
WiFi 802.11b
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