The Nikon 1 J5 Has Been Given a Retro Makeover

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Apr 6, 2015
References: imaging.nikon & gizmag
The Nikon 1 J5 is a camera which brings together futuristic photography specs -- such as 4K video recording and continuous still shooting at 20 frames per second -- with unabashedly retro design language.

This mid-range camera sits between the entry-level S2 camera and the high-end V3. However it is clearly targeted towards advanced photographers. It allows photographers to exert great control over their photographic projects using more physical controls and various high-end features. Its old-school styling is also sure to appeal to hard-nosed photographers.

The Nikon J1 V5 works pretty snappily for a mirrorless camera, and is claimed to have an extremely short shooting time lag and a DSLR continuous shooting speed of 20 frames per second. Autofocus allows you capture the most fleeing of moments, with hybrid autofocus allowing for quick and accurate photographic performance.

Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras have often been shunned due to their smaller sensors and plastic appearance. The Nikon 1 J5 however looks to be a concerted and effective attempt at countering this perception and elevating the line's reputation in the camera market.