Nikon 1 J5 Brings Fanatic Options to Tiny Digital camera

Nikon 1 J5 Brings Enthusiast Features to Tiny CameraNikon

Nikon’s 1 collection cameras, named for the 1-inch sensor all of them use, has all the time been about maximizing measurement and comfort in an interchangeable-lens physique. The brand new J5 brings a number of options that critical photographers might discover helpful — although the brand new 4K video mode leaves one thing to be desired. Proper off the bat it is clear that the looks and really feel have modified, offering extra of the retro look so prized proper now. It isn’t only for appears, although — the fake leather-based and raised grips ought to make the digital camera simpler to carry. The contact-enabled tilting LCD is way from retro, in fact, and flips up for selfies.

Up prime there’s now a dial to regulate publicity with out going right into a menu, and constructed-in Wi-Fi means you’ll be able to function the digital camera remotely together with your telephone. The sensor itself has additionally gotten an improve to twenty.eight megapixels, and it nonetheless makes use of the tremendous-quick autofocus system the 1 collection has been lauded for through the years. Burst capturing and video are improved: You possibly can shoot 1080p at a lifelike 60 frames per second, or 720p at one hundred twenty FPS, making a sluggish-movement impact. 4K video, nevertheless, chugs alongside at 15 FPS, which just about makes it unusable.

Nonetheless, the J5 is a big enchancment on its predecessor and could also be a terrific selection for somebody in search of an extremely-compact digital camera physique. Digital camera and lens kits begin at $500, and must be delivery on the finish of the month.

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First revealed April 2 2015, 2:30 PM