Nikon has floored us with its latest launch—the Nikon 1 J5. It is part of the classic 1 J series ILC (interchangable lens camera), a series that has been marketed as “mirrorless”. Looks of this latest model from Nikon remind us of cameras of yore such as from Olympus or Fujifilm. What’s different in this camera is that the new Nikon J5 camera has a more compact form factor and added controls.

Forget the point and shoot fad in cameras, the latest model has a metal-cum-leatherette The Nikon 1 J5 Is Finally Herelook to it. Besides the drool-worth physique, the camera is loaded with a bevy of functions that impress us:

  • 20.8-megapixel sensor
  • BSI add-on
  • Low light click capacity
  • Expeed 5A processor
  • 180-degree flip-up touch screen
  • LCD resolution of 1,040,000 dots
  • 4K movie recording at 15p
  • Near-field communication enabled

Following the legacy of its predecessor Nikon 1 J4, the J5 also comes with auto focus and a 20 frame-per-second shooting speed. Not to forget the frame per second of 60 for fixed autofocus point. Nikon J5’s hybrid autofocus system comes with 171 contract-detect and a 105 phase-detect AF points.

The mode dial on the latest model has seen a revamp and now enables direct access to the semi-auto shoot mode and PASM manual. Handling settings and navigating the camera is easier thanks to the addition of a programmable function button.

While the look of the camera is traditional, it comes with a super-modern selfie feature. We especially love the new scene modes that allow us to take better selfies.