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Nikon 1 J5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 484 reviews of Nikon 1 J5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good comments, whereas the memory and low light performance get mixed views. Some have doubts about the exposure and storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon 1 J5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon 1 J5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Nikon 1 J5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and size.

portability, performance, usability, design, image quality

size, viewfinder

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon 1 J5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Nikon 1 J5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the exposure and durability. There are mixed comments on the battery and reliability.

performance, usability, portability, design, size

viewfinder, durability, exposure

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon 1 J5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Nikon 1 J5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the size. Some have doubts about the battery.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon 1 J5

 

If you're not a serious shutterbug, you'll appreciate the ease of using the fast-shooting Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera.

Incredibly fast focus and 60fps burst shooting. Tilting touch-screen LCD. Built-in flash. Quite compact. 1/16,000-second electronic shutter. Includes compact zoom lens. Built-in Wi-Fi.

Some autofocus inconsistency. Small sensor limits depth of field control. No EVF option. 4K video limited to 15fps. No mic input. Slow 1/60-second flash sync. Omits mechanical shutter. Lens shows heavy distortion when shooting Raw.

Conclusions The Nikon 1 J5 is a fairly inexpensive mirrorless camera that's main selling points include its compact size and its fast burst capture rate. It's a solid starter option for photographers in want of a camera that's a serious step up from a...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Higher resolution and a flip-up display come to the Nikon 1 line

 

The newest addition to the Nikon 1 line, the J5, brings a 20.8-megapixel sensor and a selfie-friendly LCD, among other things.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

4K Video recording with the Nikon 1 J5

 

Nikon 1 J5 4K video features : From action-packed Full HD footage to colourful 4K travelogues and smooth time-lapse movies, the new Nikon 1 J5 compact system camera is your perfect 4k video partner. Aside from 4K movies, you can shoot Full HD video at...

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 1...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon 1 J5

 

Nikon 1 J5 digital camera features : The Nikon 1 J5 is a camera where compact doesn't mean cramped, and sharing every brilliant shot just got easier than ever. Ample spacing between dials lets you adjust camera controls without taking your eye off your...

For the Nikon 1 J5 there are two optional accessories. The Nikon CB-N2220SA Body Case Set and the Nikon N-MP001 Selfie Stick. Included accessories in the retail sales package are: Nikon EN-EL24 Rechargeable Li-ion battery, Nikon MH-31 battery charger,...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon 1 J5 system camera

 

Nikon 1 J5 compact interchangeable lens camera : Nikon adds the Nikon 1 J5 to its range of compact interchangeable lens cameras. Boasting world-beating shooting speeds, next-level image quality and 4K video recording, this new system camera will propel...

As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this system camera to the test and publish a full Nikon 1 J5 review, including a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and 4k movies. The Nikon 1 J5 price (body only) is set at €439,00...

Apr, 2015

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon 1 J5 Review

 

The Nikon 1 J5 is a new compact system camera featuring a 20-megapixel 1”-type CX sensor format sensor with no low-pass filter and the Nikon 1 lens mount. Boasting continuous shooting speeds of 20fps with continuous autofocus and 60fps with fixed-point...

While the ability to capture 4K video footage may make all the headlines, the Nikon 1 J5's change in focus to a more prosumer, enthusiast camera is actually the bigger story. The addition of front and rear handgrips, PASM modes on the shooting mode...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : David Elrich (tomsguide.com)

Nikon 1 J5 Camera Review: Mini Mirrorless Done Right

 

Nikon is to be commended for greatly improving the photo and video quality of the Nikon 1 series. The new $500 J5 is the first camera in the lineup I wholeheartedly recommend. This is a great camera for parents with children, as it really does a great...

Very good image quality Fast, accurate burst mode Built-in flash 1080/60p video Compact and lightweight

No hot shoe for external flash Photos not as rich as those of larger-sensor competitors, weak battery life

Thanks to a new sensor and processor, the J5 is a very competitive mirrorless camera that's priced just right.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Loz Blain (gizmag.com)

Review: Leica's quirky Q, the ultimate full-frame street shooter

 

Priced at a truly scary US$4,250, the Leica Q looks very limited on paper. It seems like a travesty to take a gorgeous full-frame sensor and saddle it with a single, fixed 28mm lens. But the combination allows for a very compact and light design, with...

But there's a well known axiom that restrictions breed creativity, and photographers loved the M Monochrom. Stripping away the bayer filter that provides color information, the Monochrom delivered a degree of sharpness, clarity and resolving power...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Neocamera (neocamera.com)

Nikon 1 J5

 

The Nikon 1 J5 is a compact mirrorless with a unique 20 megapixels sensor which provides ultra-fast Phase-Detect autofocus, 60 FPS continuous drive and 4K Ultra-HD video at 15 FPS. The J5 packs all this into a sturdy compact body which features dual...

Noise-free until ISO 400, Nicely usable images until ISO 3200, Ultra-fast autofocus until very low light, Excellent metering, Virtually no blackout without Instant Review, Superb shot-to-shot speed without Review, Quick and responsive, Good LCD...

Limited dynamic-range, Cropped LCD coverage & not Exposure-Priority, Poor LCD visibility in bright and low light, Video recording delay, Instant Review impacts performance, Cropped field-of-view for 4K Ultra-HD video, Short battery-life

The Nikon 1 J5 presents a good leap for the Nikon 1 lineup. Image quality seriously jumped ahead with the new 20 megapixels sensor which allows for large prints up to ISO 800 and mid-size prints several stops beyond that. Several aspects of...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera

 

A small and lightweight camera that produces clear and vibrant photos

Compact size with manual controls ; Clear and rich image quality ; Great screen

MicroSD a bit of an inconvenience ; No manual focus peaking

Jul, 2015

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