The new Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera could be announced next week

Nikon_nikon 1 j5 mirrorless camera
The rumored Nikon 1 J5 camera could be announced next week - the unconfirmed date I have is April 2nd (I hope it's not an April fool's joke). Here is what to expect:

  • 4k video
  • new 20.8MP sensor (some rumors suggested a new 28MP sensor, but this could be a typo)
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Touch screen
  • At least one other new feature/functionality

As usual, if you have any additional information on the J5, there are many ways to share it anonymously.

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  • RoketAdam

    Hey admin, any news for ”I AM ADVANCİNG” ?

  • Lukasz

    I wonder if Russians do it on purpose…

  • manhattanboy

    I have the date for the D400 announcement as April 1.

    • Eno

      LOL, good one!

  • Kynikos

    J-Series has been a bad joke forever.

    • Eric Duminil

      It depends. The J2/J3 are really cheap, and with the 18.5mm 1.8, it makes a great combo. Kinda big sensor (for a P&S this size), easy to use, very good AF, high fps videos and good DR.

    • Andrew

      Actually, the J-Series is Nikon’s secret weapon. They keep evolving their mirrorless technology and improving its performance. And we have been seeing some very good prices on these cameras lately. Cameras are getting smaller and image sensor performance is improving. It will not be too long until 1-inch sensors give us full-frame sensor type high ISO performance. And these ultra-crop sensors will give us greater (lens) reach.

      • MyrddinWilt

        They already do. This one will beat the D3x by some margin. But the ISO rating is only a measure of how good the sensor is in converting light to signal. To get better signal, you need to collect more light which means big lenses.

        Big lenses will always have advantages over small in shallow depth of field and low light and small lenses will always be easier to carry.

        Now what I don’t get about the J/V division in the lineup is that now the viewfinder is a separate attachment, why not offer it for both lines?

        • Andrew

          Let us extrapolate here a little bit. Are you saying that an APS-C crop image sensor can theoretically have the same performance as a full-frame sensor if a much larger lens is attached to the APS-C sensor?

          In other words, if the diameter of the lens is larger, then more (i.e. “additional”) incident light (i.e. angular light) coming from the edge of the lens will fall on the APS-C sensor resulting in higher ISO?

          If that is the case, then simply buying a full-frame FX lens for an APS-C camera will improve its ISO performance, is that what you are saying? But more importantly, you can theoretically expand the diameter of the FX lens for an APS-C DX camera until you reach a point where both the APS-C and full-frame sensors will show the same kind of ISO performance. This is an interesting concept and I would sure like to hear your thoughts on it. If this is the case, then it means that Nikon’s P900 83x ultra-zoom camera is seeing additional benefits from its massive lens.

          • MyrddinWilt

            It works that way for mirrorless and for telephoto lenses on F-Mount. For wide lenses there is another issue that comes into play which is the mirror sweep which requires the distance between the rear element of the lens and the sensor to be more than a fixed distance.

            F-mount was designed for full frame sensors and so there are certain disadvantages to using a smaller sensor. CX is a new design that has no limits.

            My f/1.4 85mm lens on DX performs exactly the same way that a f/2 135 would on FX. But there is no lens I can put on a DX to get the equivalent of the f/1.4 85mm on FX. Nor is that likely to exist since the only f/1.0 lens produced in recent years by one of the two majors was utter rubbish.

            So there are advantages to full frame but they are not the ones that get discussed in posts. Nikon was slow to move to FX because they didn’t see the advantage justifying the $2000 per camera higher sensor cost. Today the difference is much less, probably around $100.

            • Andrew

              Thanks for the explanation, it gives me a new perspective on the issue.

  • Anthony Papagallo

    when is the replacement for the Coolpix A going to be announced, that is one sucker I want to buy, Nikon’s Edsel, a.k.a the 1 series is a 20mp suppository.

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  • fanboy fags

    4K video for a point and shoot where most who buy dont shoot video or even know what hell 4K is. catering to the wrong market.

    they should have launched it in the D810/750. no wonder canon sony and panasonic dominate the wedding video industry.

    nikon is way to slow with that area. it would have been nice to see them actually lead with video instead of being dragged in line 10 feet back.

    it would at least slow down the amount who leave (most left) for canon for video.

    how great can nikon video quality be when your flagship camera that costs $6500 is crappier in quality than your cheapest camera.

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    • noddybrown

      Actually, I’m following this camera very closely. I’ve been waiting 4K in the 1 series. For wildlife videography, the combo of 1 inch sensor, supposedly very good auto-focus, and an equivalent 800mm zoom lens is VERY intriguing. I’ll be interested to know more about the image stabilization as well.

      • fanboy fags

        yea sounds like a good setup. for weddings though it wont fly.

        • Kyle

          Nikon has a lot of work to do in order to break into the wedding and event video market.

          I got the D750 because I have a lot of F2.8 glass that I’ve bought and didn’t want to change out.

          Wish Nikon had a 50Mbps codec.

          Wish Nikon had something like dual pixel autofocus. While not perfect, I think it’s better than pulling manually during a processional.

          If j5 does 4K, can go for 30 min, and can be controlled via phone… It would make a great unmanned cam for weddings.

          Gotta wait for fire sale prices though. Lol

          • nukunukoo

            There is one. With a bigger APS-C sensor, more resolution, 80Mbps equivalent encoding (H265) and a wider and cheaper lens range than the current 1 series, the NX500. It may be potentially be cheaper too!

  • Spy Black

    If you pre-order one, they’ll throw in a free J1…

  • nukunukoo

    I hate to say this but, how the hell can this possibly compete with the DX-sized 4K NX500?

    • MyrddinWilt

      NX500 competes against the Vx, not the Jx. It is $800 and the J4 sells for $250-350.

      The DX sensor means that the lenses are all going to be bigger as well. Nikon would say that their competitor to the NX500 is the D5500.

      DX mirrorless does not make a lot of sense. It isn’t as compact as the CX format allows and isn’t a lot simpler or cheaper to make than an SLR.

  • Helvio Carlos Silva

    20.8 MP in one 1″ sensor?? I don’t believe this more pixel density works… The 18MP of J4 it’s more than enough. This ridiculous “upgrade” is just to show another “new” model.

    • MyrddinWilt

      Actually it works fine. The sensors are massive compared to the ones in cell phones.

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