Nikon 1 J5 CX Camera

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The Ultimate Combination of Image Quality and Portability, Versatility and Speed

Nikon 1 J5 CX Mirrorless Camera Integrating versatility, speed, and image quality, the Nikon silver 1 J5 is a lustrios digital mirrorless camera engineered for the multimedia photographer always on-the-go. Providing a 20.8MP CX-format BSI CMOS sensor along with EXPEED 5A image processor, the Nikon J5 has the ability to record up to 20 frames per second with continuous autofocus along with Full 1080p/60 HD video or UHD 2160p/15 or using high ISO 12800 sensitivity has an advantage when shooting in trying lighting situations while the the BSI sensor design helps to achieve greater photo clarity with diminished noise levels while the leaving out an optical low-pass filter further adds to a high level of resolution and sharpness. Adding to the imaging abilities, the 1 J5 is also symbolized by an improved, retro-inspired body layout featuring a 3.0" LCD 1,037k-dot touchscreen which tilts 180° upward for essential selfie compositions. In addition, snapbridge Wi-Fi connectivity featuring NFC also delivers instant wireless photo sharing along with remote control of the camera from mobile devices.

Rounding off the imaging capabilities, the speed of the 1 J5 is further shifted to the hybrid focusing system which makes use of both phase-detection and contrast methods for improved accuracy and subject tracking operation. A dedicated Sport Mode assists in optimizing camera settings for more intuitive handling quicker operation while, in-camera, n contrast, time lapse shooting is also possible.

Included with the camera is the lustrous 10-30mm 1 NIKKOR VR f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens, which delivers a 27-81mm 35mm-equivalent focal length range. This wide to short angle telephoto lens uses a Power-Drive zoom device, for fast, smooth control, along with VR image stabilization to diminish any effects of camera shake. In addition 1 NIKKOR 30-110mm VR f/3.8-5.6 Lens with a 81-297mm 35mm equivalent included with the camera. This lens is perfect for isolating subjects with clarity from their background and features Internal Focusing (IF) to preserve a compact size. It also includes Vibration Reduction (VR) to diminish any effects of camera shake. The telephoto coverage of this lens makes it terrific for a wide array of scene types, from portraits to sports.

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Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless  
Max resolution 5568 x 3712  
Other resolutions 4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856  
Image ratio w:h 3:2  
Effective pixels 21 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 23 megapixels  
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)  
Sensor type BSI-CMOS  
Processor Expeed 5A  
ISO Auto, ISO 160-12800  
White balance presets 6  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization No  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal  
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes  
Number of focus points 171  
Lens mount Nikon 1  
Focal length multiplier 2.7  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 1,037,000  
Touch screen Yes (Touch focus, shutter)  
Screen type 180 degree flip-up TFT LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec  
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/16000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 5.00 m (ISO 100)  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill-flash, fill-flash w/slow sync, rear curtain sync, rear curtain w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, off  
Continuous drive 60.0 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
Videography features
Resolutions 4K (15p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (120p/60p/30p)  
Format MPEG-4, H.264  
Videography notes Slow motion: 1280 x 720 (120 fps), 800 x 296 (400 fps), 400 x 144 (1200 fps)  
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types microSD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Wireless Built-In  
Wireless notes 802.11b/g with NFC  
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description EN-EL24 lithium-ion battery and charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 250  
Weight (inc. batteries) 231 g (0.51 lb / 8.15 oz)  
Dimensions 98 x 60 x 32 mm (3.86 x 2.36 x 1.26)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording Yes  
GPS None


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