A great all-rounded lens with wide-angle capability. Its 10-30mm focal range (35mm equivalent: 27-81mm) can cover various shooting situations. The built-in Vibration Reduction unit ensures steady stills and movies, and Nikon’s Stepping Motor offers super-quiet autofocus performance — which is especially handy when filming
Meet the new Nikon 1 J5, the chic and compact interchangeable lens camera with a 20.8-megapixel image sensor. Achieve impeccable imagery with unbelievably fast continuous shooting speeds of 20 frames per second with autofocus tracking and videos up to 4K/15p. With an 180° upward-tilting LCD monitor with touch screen, full manual control, new effects and even built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC*4 technology for sharing your photos on-the-go, the J5 is the perfect culmination of power, flexibility, speed and style, all in the palm of your hand.
Quicker than a DSLR, the J5 has the shortest shooting time lag*1 and the world’s fastest*2 continuous shooting frame rate of approximately 20 frames per second (fps) with autofocus (AF) tracking and up to around 60 fps when the focus is locked*3. Instantly identify and focus on your subject with a cutting-edge AF system that utilises 105 phase detect AF points to capture your subject with ease. A new Sports Mode optimises the J5 for fast-action, so you can switch from shooting pre-game portraits to capturing action on the field, without missing a play.
The J5 utilises 20.8 megapixels and a new back-side illuminated CX-format CMOS image sensor that gathers more light, for faster shutter speeds and enhanced low-light capabilities. Nikon’s new EXPEED 5A image-processing engine ensures rich colours, smooth tones and razor-sharp details in every photo and Full HD video. Turn up the ISO from 160 to 12800 to shoot clear imagery even in low-light situations, and enjoy improved noise reduction even at high sensitivities.
A technological breakthrough that is revolutionizing autofocus throughout the camera industry, hybrid AF systems combine fast phase-detection AF with the precision and low-light capability of contrast-detect AF. Nikon 1 J5’s advanced hybrid AF system is incorporated on the CMOS image sensor and represents the pinnacle of this breakthrough technology. Featuring 171 AF points tightly packed over nearly the entire frame — of which 105 are phase-detection points — this cutting-edge system offers superb focus accuracy for any scene. Whether shooting action at breakneck speed beyond the reach of digital SLRs or leisurely moments in a cozy setting, Nikon 1 J5 has you covered. The tiny points make it possible to select exactly the area on which to focus. This coupled with the nearly full-frame coverage lets you compose without having to worry about blurry results even when your subject lies at the peripheries.
Get the jump on fast-moving subjects to capture moments at the height of expression. Nikon 1 J5’s advanced hybrid AF system features 105 phase-detection AF points that respond quickly and precisely to rapidly changing scenes. Phase-detection AF is notable for its accuracy at extremely fast focus speeds, allowing you to snap into razor-sharp focus instantaneously. What makes this feature so remarkable is the sheer number of phase-detection AF points and their placement. All 105 are closely spaced and cover the entire central area of the frame, capably handling nearly any type of action photo. A grab-shot on a city street, an athlete in the heat of battle, or a wild jump for joy. Anything that moves is now yours to bring home in sensational, action-packed photos.
Capturing your best side has been made even easier with the J5. A first for Nikon 1 cameras, the 3 inch tilting LCD monitor tilts upwards to approximately 180° and downwards to approximately 86°. Together with the touch screen feature, the J5 puts the control at your fingertips and lets you shoot from any creative angle your heart desires. The new Self-Portrait mode, along with Glamour Retouch function that retouches your features, offers skin softening, self-timer and exposure compensation features, ensuring that you look stunning in every photo.
The J5 incorporates a modern, minimalistic yet stylish design that’s built for stress-free photography. The new Command Dial makes it easy to navigate the camera’s intuitive menu system and the improved grip lets you control the camera with just one hand. Quickly recall your favourite menu or setting with a customisable Function button, conveniently located on the camera, helping you bring your creative vision to life.
Whether you’re at home or on-the-road, sharing and uploading your pictures is a breeze. The J5’s built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC*4 capabilities allow your pre-selected images to be transferred to smart devices once connected via the free Wireless Mobile Utility app*5, available for iOS and Android devices. You can even use your smart device to remotely shoot and capture through the J5.
One second can be an eternity when shooting action, so Nikon 1 J5 leaves nothing to chance. Its remarkably fast 20 fps shooting speed far outperforms digital SLRs, pulling expressions from action sequences that most other cameras simply can’t catch. What can happen in a second? So much. A once-in-a-lifetime look. A death-defying leap. A thrilling goal. But you won’t really know until you give it a try and see for yourself. And don’t worry about keeping things in focus. 20 fps shooting is supported by continuous AF so that each shot is sharp and clear. As the decisive moment approaches, just press the shutter-release button. In one second, you’ll have 20 perfectly focused images, each revealing unique expressions like you’ve never seen before.
Set Nikon 1 J5 to capture fantastic sports shots with a turn of the mode dial. Selecting Sports mode adjusts all settings that you would normally have to make manually in order to ensure freeze-frame action photos. After releasing the shutter, the camera records a burst of images at up to 60 frames per second (fps), even in RAW format. You can immediately view the entire sequence as one group of shots. The default shooting speed of 10 fps can be set to 5, 20, 30 or 60 fps. And since Sports mode employs continuous AF (AF-C) when shooting at 5, 10 or 20 fps, your subject will always be in pinpoint focus*. * When shooting at 30 or 60 fps, autofocus is fixed at the first frame. Note: While photographs are being recorded to the memory card, the memory card access lamp will light. Depending on shooting conditions and memory card write speed, recording may continue for some time after shooting ends.
1 mount lens
12 elements in 9 groups (including 3 aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Minimum focus distance
0.2 m (0.7 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio
0.21x at maximum telephoto position
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
10 mm focal length: f/3.5 to f/16 30 mm focal length: f/5.6 to f/16
40.5 mm (P=0.5 mm)
Approx. 57.5 mm diameter x 42 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
Approx. 115 g (4.1 oz)
Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view
Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Image sensor format
Image sensor type
Image size (pixels)
Still images taken in auto, P, S, A, M, sports, best moment capture, and all creative modes other than easy panorama (aspect ratio 3 : 2), (L)5568, x3712, (M)4176, x2784, (S)2784, x1856, Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera panned horizontally (aspect ratio 120 : 23), (L)4800, x920, Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera panned vertically (aspect ratio 8 : 25), (L)1536, x4800, Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera panned horizontally (aspect ratio 240 : 23), (L)9600, x920, Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera panned vertically (aspect ratio 4 : 25), (L)1536, x9600, Still images taken during movie recording (aspect ratio 3 : 2), (L)5568, x3712, Motion Snapshots (photo portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 5568 x 3136
NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8) compression, NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, ; selected Picture Control can be modified
microSD (micro Secure Digital), microSDHC, microSDXC
1 Micro Secure Digital (microSD) card
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
auto; sports; creative, with a choice of the following options: pop, retro, high-contrast monochrome, nostalgic sepia, HDR, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, selective color, cross process, toy camera effect, cross screen, fisheye, skin softening, night landscape, night portrait, landscape, close-up, and portrait; programmed auto with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, and manual; best moment capture (Active Selection, slow view and Smart Photo Selector); advanced movie (HD movie, 4K movie, time-lapse movie, slow motion, jump cut, fast motion and 4-second movie); Motion Snapshot; self-portrait
1/16,000to, 30s, in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Flash sync speed
Synchronizes with shutter at X=, 1/60s;, or slower
S (single frame), Continuous, Self-timer, Interval timer shooting
Approximate frame advance rate
Approx.60fps, Approx. 5, 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps
2 s, 10 s
TTL metering using image sensor
Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
P programmed auto with flexible program; S shutter-priority auto; A aperture-priority auto; M manual; scene auto selector
–3 to +3EV, in steps of1/3EV
Luminosity locked at metered value when shutter-release button is pressed halfway
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO200to, 12800, in steps of1EV, ISO 160; 6400 (NR); 12800 (NR); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 160 to 6400, 160 to 3200, 160 to 800) available (user controlled in exposure modes P, S, A, and M)
Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Full-time AF (AF-F), Single AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Manual focus (MF)
Single-point AF: 171 focus areas; the center 105 areas support phase-detection AF Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF)
Auto and all creative modes other than HDR, easy panorama, landscape, and night landscape: Flash pops up automatically and fires as required P, S, A, M, and self-portrait: Manual
Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync, off
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
HD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) 1280 x 720/30p (29.97 fps) 4K movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 3840 x 2160/15p (14.99 fps) Slow-motion movies 1280 x 720/120 fps (aspect ratio 16 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 800 x 296/400 fps (aspect ratio 8 : 3; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 400 x 144/1200 fps (aspect ratio 8 : 3; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) Time-lapse, fast-motion, jump-cut, and 4-second movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) Motion Snapshots (movie portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Audio recording device
Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
7.5cm (3–in.) diagonal
Approx.1037k-dot, tilting TFT LCD touch screen with brightness adjustment
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 16 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, bursts shown as key frames or as consecutive pictures, movie and panorama playback, slide show, histogram display, and auto image rotation
HDMI output connector
Type D HDMI connector
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11)
Range (line of sight)
Approximately 10 m/33 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
54 Mbps Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
NFC Forum Type 3 Tag
Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL24 battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5F power connector (available separately)
1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx.98.3, x59.7, x31.5mm (3.9, x2.4, x1.3in.), excluding projections
Approx.265g (9.4 oz), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 231 g (8.2 oz), camera body only
Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Body Cap BF-N1000 (included), Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL24 (included with terminal cover), Battery Charger MH-31 (included; plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), Lens (supplied only if lens kit is purchased with camera), Strap AN-N1000, USB Cable UC-E20
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