The Nikon 1 J5 adds to Nikon's range of compact interchangeable lens cameras boasting a new back-illuminated CX-format sensor and latest EXPEED 5A processor to capture stunning 20.8-megapixel stills, ultra-sharp 4K video footage and smooth time-lapse movies. The J5 delivers 20 fps in continuous AF and 60 fps with the focus fixed thanks to the quick hybrid autofocus (AF) system that uses 171 AF points to rapidly lock onto your subject, instantly switching between 105 phase-detection AF points and contrast-detect AF. The camera's ergonomic DSLR-style layout, 3.0" tiltable touchscreen and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC connectivity brings both creative and manual control straight to your fingertips to ensure you and your friends never miss a moment.
Key Features: Nikon 1 J5 Digital Camera Body - Black
- CX-format sensor
- Ultra-sharp 4K video recording - a first for any Nikon camera
- Full HD 1080/60p video
- ISO 160-12,800
- 3.0" 1037k-dot touchscreen LCD
- Time-lapse movies
- EXPEED 5A processor
- Hybrid AF system
- 105 phase-detection AF points
- 20 fps with continuous AF
- 60 fps with fixed focus
- Wi-Fi and NFC enabled
- Creative modes
- Nikon 1 lens system
Next-level image quality
Pull ahead of the smartphone crowd with stunning 20.8-MP images. With its large CMOS sensor and 1 NIKKOR lenses, the Nikon 1 J5 will make the most of your creative ideas.
Faster than D-SLRs
At 20 fps with continuous autofocus, the portable Nikon 1 J5 can bring home action shots that a D-SLR might miss. Freeze everything and miss nothing with Sports mode.1
Enjoy D-SLR-style control with the camera’s PSAM Mode Dial, command dial and Fn button. Find your creative edge and vividly capture every inspiration just the way you want.
Thrilling 4K movies
Record monumental movies in ultra-sharp 4K resolution.2 Stretch time and up the drama with smooth Time-lapse and HD slow-motion sequences. Capture epic stills while filming.
Share and impress
Easily share every brilliant shot. The Wi-Fi- and NFC-enabled Nikon 1 J5 makes it quicker than ever to upload high-quality photos via your smart device.
From exceptional low-light images to artistically blurred backgrounds, enjoy a new level of image quality. With a CX-format sensor that’s four times larger than the sensor in most compact cameras, the Nikon 1 J5 shines in any situation.3
With its handsome looks, the Nikon 1 J5 has a real sense of photographic style. Perfectly spaced dials ensure you can shoot without taking your eye off your subject. Front and rear grips ensure a firm hold.
Tilt-screen touch control
Easily shoot intriguing stills and movies. Tap the responsive touchscreen to focus, shoot, and adjust key settings. Tilt the monitor down or up to shoot from unusual angles, or capture creative self-portraits.
Experience the perfect balance of speed, image quality and portability. With an image sensor that’s four times larger than those found on most compact cameras3, the Nikon 1 J5 frees you to achieve superior images. The large back-illuminated CX-format sensor captures the greatest possible amount of light: every pixel is perfectly reproduced to deliver images bursting with colour and fine detail.
With an ISO range of 160-12800, the Nikon 1 J5 delivers crystal-clear images in just about any light. Manually control ISO for total photographic freedom, or allow the camera to automatically set ISO sensitivity for perfect results. Advanced noise reduction ensures cleaner, better-defined images at high ISOs.
The best lenses lead to the best images and 1 NIKKOR lenses are nothing short of exceptional. With a fine selection of fast primes, super-telephoto, and extra-wide lenses at your disposal, you can capture any kind of scene with crisp precision. Each lens is optimised for movie recording, and every lens boasts a portable build that really sets the Nikon 1 system apart.
Achieve spectacular clarity with Nikon’s next-generation image processor. EXPEED 5A is at the heart of the camera’s lightning-fast autofocus, intelligent noise reduction and crystal-clear imaging. Accelerated processing speeds easily handle the camera’s wealth of creative modes and blazingly fast burst rates, easily transforming the huge amount of data from the 20.8-megapixel sensor into exquisite photos and 4K movies.2
Blazingly fast fps
With faster continuous shooting than a D-SLR, nothing moves too quickly for the Nikon 1 J5. Shoot at a world-beating 20 fps with Continuous AF or enjoy up to 60 fps with focus fixed at the first frame. For easy access to the camera’s burst modes, simply turn the Mode Dial to Sports. You can select the speed you want to shoot at, and instantly view fast-action sequences as one group of shots.
Advanced hybrid AF
Nikon’s trailblazing hybrid AF system uses 171 autofocus points to rapidly lock onto your subject. The system instantly switches between 105 phase-detection AF points and fast contrast-detect AF. Phase-detection AF spots movement at breakneck speed. Contrast-detect AF extends to the edge of the frame so you can focus sharply on peripheral subjects, even in low light.
Record movies in ultra-sharp 4K/15p or Full HD 1080/60p to sweep your audience off their feet.² Relive every heartbeat in Slow Motion, which plays back a three-second, 120-fps HD movie clip over 12 seconds. Use Auto Image Capture or manual shooting to capture stills whilst filming. Active-D lighting conquers high-contrast scenes to deliver naturally balanced light and shade throughout. E-VR keeps your movies sharply focused, even when filming at full zoom.4
Creative movie modes
Fast Motion, Jump Cut, and 4-Second Movie features put the cinematographer in you centre stage. Energise your street scenes with Fast Motion, put an animated stop-motion feel on the passage of time with Jump Cut, or get expressive with concise 4-Second Movie clips.
Showcase the passage of time with stunning Full HD time-lapse clips composed of up to 300 photos. Attach the Nikon 1 J5 to a tripod to capture the wonder of slow-building marvels. Hang the camera around your neck to create a unique take on your urban adventures. You can set the camera to take shots every 5, 10 or 30 seconds.
Compact doesn’t mean cramped with the Nikon 1 J5. The camera’s clean, simple design and perfect spacing between dials ensures controls are easy to reach so that you can shoot without taking your eye off your subject. Easily switch between PSAM and Sports modes via the Mode Dial. Change settings with the command dial and assign frequently used settings to the Fn (Function) button.
Tiltable touchscreen monitor
The responsive 7.5-cm (3.0-in.), 1037k-dot LCD monitor enables clear operation even when the monitor is tilted. Go low for extreme action shots, or easily shoot from a high vantage point thanks to the 86-degree reverse angle. Tilt the monitor up 180 degrees and use Self-portrait mode to soften skin or set the Self-timer. Simply tap the high-resolution monitor to focus and shoot, make intuitive adjustments to camera settings, preview creative functions or disable the touchscreen.
NFC & Wi-Fi enabled
Sharing impressive Nikon 1 photos via a smart device has never been easier. Simply touch the Nikon 1 J5 with an NFC (Near Field Communication)-compatible smart device and you can transfer the image that’s showing on the camera’s LCD screen. To transfer photos to your smart device via Wi-Fi, simply press the camera’s dedicated Wi-Fi button5. You can also use the Wi-Fi function to trigger the camera shutter remotely, or create perfect compositions by previewing shots on your tablet or smartphone’s screen.
Live Image Control
Quickly and intuitively enhance photos or movies in a range of modes before you shoot. Simply adjust the control bars that appear next to your image in order to fine-tune brightness, depth of field, and contrast. Use Creative Palette to apply artistic, studio-quality filters simply by sliding the touchscreen wheel to achieve the look you want. Watch the changes take effect on the LCD monitor: what you see is exactly what you’ll get the moment you press the shutter.
Get creative with popular effects for stills and movies. Go back in time with Retro, be artistic in black-and-white with the moody High Contrast Monochrome, add some zing with Pop, or fit the whole scene in with Panorama. There are 14 effects to choose from in total, and you can access five scene modes that automatically optimise camera settings for portraits, landscapes and close-ups.
Best Moment Capture
Capture the magic hidden inside of a second with Smart Photo Selector, Active Selection and Slow View. Use the Nikon 1 J5’s on-board photo expert to pick technically outstanding images in Smart Photo Selector. Choose the photos you want to keep from up to 20 shots snapped in less than a second with Active Selection. Pick the ultimate shot from a slow-motion sequence in Slow View.
Show more of a moment and create photos that move in just one click. Designed for sharing, Motion Snapshot creates a "living image", which starts as a four-second slow-motion clip and ends with a beautiful still. Share instantly, or launch Nikon’s free ViewNX-Movie Editor software to edit and combine with other stills and movie clips.
Free software and storage
Continue the creative process after the shoot. Easily import, organise, edit, and share photos, movie clips and Motion Snapshots with Nikon’s free ViewNX-i and ViewNX-Movie Editor software. As a Nikon 1 owner, you also get to take advantage of 20 GB of free storage on NIKON IMAGE SPACE.
1. Sports mode/high speed continuous shooting: depending on shooting conditions and memory card write speed, buffering may continue for a few moments after you’ve fully released the shutter and it might take a moment before you can shoot again.
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2. 4K movies can be viewed on high-performance computers via Nikon’s ViewNX-i software platform, and they can be edited using the ViewNX-Movie Editor.
3. The 1-inch CX-format sensor used in the Nikon 1 J5 is approx. four times larger than the 1/2.3-in.type sensors found in most compact cameras.
4. E-VR (electronic Vibration Reduction) enables blur-free footage for HD movies and Motion Snapshots.
5. To use the Wi-Fi function, simply download the Wireless Mobile Utility to your smart device. Compatible with iOS and Android smart devices, this utility can be downloaded for free from Google Play and the Apple App Store. Android, Google, Google Play, YouTube, and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.