The Nikon 1 J5 is the latest mirrorless from Nikon. This small compact digital camera features a 20 megapixels CMOS sensor with high-speed read-out which allows 60 FPS continuous drive at full-resolution and 4K Ultra-HD capture at 15 FPS. It is complemented by an electronic shutter with top-speed of 1/16000s and a built-in hybrid autofocus system wit 105 Phase-Detect points and 171 Contrast-Detect areas.
As the sensor is 1″-type and has a 2.7X crop-factor, relative to full-frame, the Nikon 1 system makes it possible to make smaller cameras and lenses than almost all mirrorless system while also exceeding the image-quality of similarly-sized fixed-lens cameras. Above one can see the 1 J5 with a 6.7-13mm and a 10-100mm lens. This combination is equivalent to an 18-270mm range on a full-frame camera (or 12-180mm on APS-C), yet it is much more compact.
The new J5 is completely revised from previous Nikon 1 cameras. It offers a new sensor and ergonomics with a more traditional interface. Still, among entry-level mirrorless, it is one of the few now to offer dual control-dials and a mode-dial. A detailed review of the Nikon 1 J5 is available at Neocamera. Read on to see how the 1 J5 performs and compares to its predecessors.