LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon 1 J5 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,037k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Nikon 1 J5 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
J5 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Olympus OM-D E-M10 II (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon 1 J5 can shoot continuously at max speed of 20.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/16000 sec.
Unfortunately J5 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon 1 J5 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 171 points to choose from.
Nikon 1 J5 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon 1 J5, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 15p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Nikon 1 J5 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor 1 J4 which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your 1 J4 and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of J5.
J5 also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 1200fps for ultra slow motion videos. J5 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon 1 J5 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Canon EOS M6 or Samsung NX30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon 1 J5 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, J5 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our J5. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect J5 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon 1 J5 is powered by EN-EL24 battery which provides a shooting life of 250 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 352 shots, Nikon 1 J5 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend J5 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras
Samsung NX mini with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon 1 J5 vs Samsung NX mini or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Nikon 1 J5 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon 1 J5 is $496.95