Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black)

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Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting  LCD (1,037,000)


Battery 1x EN-EL24 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 850 mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
AC Power Adapter EH-5b with EP-5F (Optional)


Weight 9.35 oz / 265 g with battery and memory card
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.9 x 2.4 x 1.2" / 98.3 x 59.7 x 31.5 mm


Continuous Shooting Up to 60 fps
Self Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes

Packaging Info

Package Weight 1.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.7 x 6.1 x 4.6"

Kit Lens

Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.28 x 1.10" (58 x 28 mm)
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Weight 3.00 oz (85 g)
Elements/Groups 9/7
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (20 cm)
Angle of View 77° - 29° 40'
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/16
Focal Length 10 - 30mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 - 81 mm


Lens Mount Nikon 1
Camera Format Nikon CX (2.7x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 23.01 Megapixel
Effective: 20.8 Megapixel
Max Resolution 5568 x 3712
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 4:25, 8:25, 16:9, 120:23, 240:23
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 13.2 x 8.8 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
Bit Depth 12-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type microSD

Focus Control

Focus Type Auto & Manual
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 171
Phase Detection: 105
Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-servo AF (C), Full-time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)


Guide No. 16' (4.88 m) ISO100 
20.7' (6.31 m) ISO160 
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Fill-flash/Slow Sync
Rear Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Max Sync Speed Electronic Shutter: 1 / 60 seconds

Exposure Control

Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 1/16000 - 30 second
Type: Electronic
Speed: 0 - 2 minutes in  Bulb Mode
Burst Rate Up to 20 fps at 20.8 MP for up to 20 frames
Up to 60 fps for up to 20 frames
Up to 30 fps for up to 20 frames
Up to 10 fps for up to 20 frames
Up to 5 fps for up to 20 frames
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Matrix, Spot metering
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 160-12800

AV Recording

Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Aspect Ratio 8:3, 16:9
Video Format
3840 x 2160p / 15 fps

1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps

1280 x 720p / 120 fps
1280 x 720p / 60 fps
1280 x 720p / 30 fps
800 x 296 / 400 fps
400 x 144 / 1200 fps
Video Recording Yes
Expert Reviews
10 July 2015

There are few reservations, but the pros outweigh the cons, and we enjoyed our time with it. If you’re looking for a small travel camera, definitely keep this one in mind. For $500 that includes a decent 10-30mm VR 3x zoom, this is a really good deal.

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    Outstanding burst mode, Solid, quality images, Compact, affordable, Good ISO performer

  • -

    Weak battery life, Electronic stabilization, not optical, Single burst only last for 20 frames

Pc magazine.32817846
18 August 2015

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.

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    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.

3 July 2017

The Nikon J5 is the newest in Nikon's 1 series mirrorless camera line and is the first in the series to offer 20MP resolution. (Note: the first Nikon 1 cameras had 10MP, while the most recent, the V3, had 18MP resolution).

Digitalcamera hq.32832301
1 October 2015

It looks like Nikon is heading in the right direction in more ways than one with the Nikon 1 J5.

  • +

    Excellent 20 fps burst speed, Fast, accurate autofocus, particularly for facial detection, Small body, Tilting touchscreen, Sharp, colorful images, User-friendly design

  • -

    Smaller sensor than most mirrorless cameras, Takes Micro SD cards

Steve s digicams.32814386
28 July 2015

The Nikon 1 J5 is a nice mirrorless ILC that makes quite a few improvements from the Nikon 1 J4. However, it still has enough minor annoyances that add up quickly to make it lag just behind some similar mirrorless models.

  • +

    Good upgrades over Nikon 1 J4, including 20.8-megapixels of resolution, Silent shutter that can record images at a speed up to 1/16,000th of a second, Little to no shutter lag

  • -

    Image quality is adequate for small-to-mid-sized prints with the kit lens, but it's a little soft with large prints, Control button collection looks more like a point-n-shoot camera than an advanced model, Camera interface is improved from past Nikon 1 mirrorless models, but still requires too many...

Imaging resource.34355410
6 October 2015

The Nikon J5 brings the Nikon J-series cameras in line with its competition and greatly improves upon the J4. Using a 20.8-megapixel BSI CMOS CX-format sensor, the J5 takes sharp images with good dynamic range, especially at lower ISO speeds.

  • +

    Photographer-friendly controls; Impressive dynamic range for its class; Very fast hybrid autofocus; Fast high-speed shooting capabilities; Tilting touchscreen display.

  • -

    No hot shoe or viewfinder; Aggressive noise reduction, even at base ISO; 4K video is limited to 15fps.

Tom s guide.32823298
28 July 2015

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 job capturing frenetic kids in motion — or other...

  • +

    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

11 June 2015

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 control-dials and a traditional mode-dial.

  • +

    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 sharpness, Extremely quiet, Solid build quality

  • -

    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

About com.34467423
6 January 2016

The J5 is fun to use, and it offers a good set of special effect features that will appeal to those going from a point and shoot camera to their first interchangeable lens model.

Mirror lessons.34752180
4 September 2015

The Nikon 1 system is often underrated because of its small 1-inch CX sensor but it offers both stunning autofocus performance and continuous shooting speeds. The problem is that the series didn’t get off on the right foot.

User Reviews
27 July 2016

I have had the Nikon 1 J5 for a little more than a week and I love it. I was waiting for the DL-24-85 to come out but since it has be delayed and I could wait so I bought the J5. I have been using the Nikon 7000, it's a little old but still a great camera.

B h photo.32817553
3 August 2016

I bought the silver j5 for both the 10-100 lens and retro look. This is in addition to the N1 V3 that I already own. The J5 has a newer processor and is about half the price of the V3. I was looking for more lens coverage and flexibility of having two bodies on the same Interchangeable lens system.

31 December 2015

I like this camera because it has all the qualities of a SLR and is small like a non-SLR camera. It takes great pictures and is easy to use. The only thing is that I purchased this in November and I just saw it for a $100 less, so timing is everything for a purchase.

  • +

    Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact

13 January 2016

It's otherwise a really nice camera and I was due for an upgrade anyway so I'm going to keep it. Just disappointed about the misleading video specs.

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    Small and lightweight with all of the features of the larger DSLR cameras.

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    I bought it based on the slow motion video specs since I occasionally need to capture high speed machinery at work. What the specs fail to disclose is that the slow motion clips are limited to 3 SECONDS EACH, which makes it pretty well useless except for some novelty clips since it's really hard to...

13 July 2017

I wish to have the bag to come with to protect the body and lens. Please recommend for this gadget. I ordered MegaGear "Ultra light" too small, not fit for protection. I need to return it.,

Dp review.33575663
9 May 2017

So after a few years with my J3... I got my J5, and I love it. First, my qualms: Totally cosmetic, but, the white body does not match my white lenses. The old white is warmer, this new white is cooler, more neutral. The white 18.5 (what I use 90% of the time) looks terrible on it.

24 August 2016

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I bought it about 18months ago I doe's everything I want it to, could not be happier.

3 August 2017

Just got this camera three days ago and I love it! I was looking for a "pocket-able" ILC; comparable to RX100 mk IV that I've been using for year and a half. Although from certainly technical capabilities standpoint RX100 has better spec, from usability stand point, J5 is...

Product Highlights
  • 20.8MP CX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5A Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1,037k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 2160p/15 and Full HD 1080p/60 Video
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Hybrid AF with 105 Phase-Detection Areas
  • Up to 60 fps Shooting, 20 fps with AF-C
  • ISO 12800 and High ISO Noise Reduction
  • Sports Mode and In-Camera Time Lapse
  • 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM
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In The Box
  • Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black)
  • 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Lens
  • EN-EL24 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 850mAh)
  • Nikon MH-31 Battery Charger
  • UC-E20 Micro USB Cable
  • AN-N1000 Neck Strap for Nikon 1 Series Digital Camera (Black)
  • BF-N1000 Body Cap for Nikon 1 Cameras
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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