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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. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments about the memory and low light performance are mixed. There are some less positive opinions about the exposure and storage.

usability, performance, portability, size, image quality

battery, flash, viewfinder, storage, exposure

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 93/100 = 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, but many are negative 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.

Nov, 2019

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. People are impressed by the size and design. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the exposure and durability. Opinions about the battery and reliability are mixed.

performance, usability, portability, design, size

viewfinder, durability, exposure

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

Nov, 2019

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, but some have doubts about the battery.

size

battery

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

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Nikon 1 J5 review

 

A retro design and a rethought mode dial widens the appeal of Nikon's J-series CSC

Touch sensitive screen ; Tilting screen ; Inbuilt Wi-Fi and NFC

4K recording only at 15fps ; Slow shot to shot speeds ; No viewfinder

The Nikon 1 J5's sensor is smaller than those in most other CSCs, but it's stylish and practical and small enough to compete with regular compact cameras, not just other CSCs.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon J5 review

 

More rounded than previous designs, but the Nikon J5 lacks a compelling reason to choose it over the competition

Jul, 2015

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Nikon 1 J5 review

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The Nikon 1 J5 is the latest mirrorless camera from Nikon, featuring an interchangeable lens, a 20Mp sensor and Ultra-HD 4K video recording. Touting DSLR-like performance from a more compact design, we put these claims to the test - read our complete...

Jun, 2015

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Nikon 1 J5 Review

 

The Nikon 1 J5 is the latest mirrorless camera from Nikon and features an all new 20.8 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor for improved image quality as well as 4K video recording.

Great 3inch tilting touch-screen ; Compact stylish metal body ; 2 year warranty ; High speed continuous shooting ; 20fps continuous shooting with AF tracking ; High speed video modes ; Good image quality and colour ; 10-30mm lens gives very good macro...

Soft images with 10-30mm PD lens ; Prime lenses needed for best results ; Shorter battery life (250 shots) ; 4K video is recorded at 15fps ; Basic Wi-Fi app

As part of the Nikon 1 series, the Nikon 1 J5 is the fastest shooting consumer camera currently available, offering 20fps continuous shooting with auto-focus, as well as 60fps continuous shooting with fixed focus. The Nikon 1 J5 is ideal for a wide...

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

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 : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.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

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

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