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Nikon 1 J5 for selfies?

The Nikon 1 J5 has a flexibly attached rear LCD. Indeed, this screen can be turned to be front-facing. It can, hence, be used to frame the shot when taking a selfie. Moreover, this functionality will also be highly appreciated by v-loggers, who can monitor the coverage of their footage while talking into the camera.

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Flexible screen on the J5

In terms of size and resolution, the rear LCD of the Nikon 1 J5 measures 3.0 inches and offers a resolution of 1,037,000 dots. The panel is touch sensitive.

Nikon 1 J5 Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type No viewfinder
Top-Level Screen no Top Display
LCD Framing Live View
LCD Size 3.0 inch
LCD Resolution 1037k dots
LCD Attachment Tilting screen
Touch Input Touchscreen

Back side of the Nikon 1 J5 with LCD

J5 and credit card rear side

As can be seen from the rear-side image, the 3.0-inch LCD occupies a large part of the backside of the camera. For comparison, the diagonal on a standard credit card measures 4 inches.

Camera to camera comparisons

The Nikon 1 J5 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that was announced in April 2015 and is equipped with an one-inch sensor. It offers a resolution of 20.7 megapixel. In the United States, the camera was initially launched at a price of $399.

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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Nikon 1 J5 to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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LCD and Other Feature Comparison
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon 1 J5none n3.0 / 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
2.
 
Canon G9 X Mark IInone n3.0 / 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 8.2 Y Y
3.
 
Canon G9 Xnone n3.0 / 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 6.0 Y Y
4.
 
Canon G7 Xnone n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 6.5 Y Y
5.
 
Nikon 1 V3optional n3.0 / 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
6.
 
Nikon 1 J4none n3.0 / 1037 Fixed Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
7.
 
Panasonic FZ10002359 n3.0 / 921 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
8.
 
Sony RX100 V2359 n3.0 / 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 24.0 Y Y
9.
 
Sony RX100 IV2359 n3.0 / 1228 tilting n 1/2000s 16.0 Y Y
10.
 
Sony A5000none n3.0 / 461 tilting n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
11.
 
Sony RX100 III1440 n3.0 / 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y

One convenient feature of the J5 is the presence of an on-board flash. While this built-in flash is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light to brighten deep shadow areas.

If you would like to see a side-by-side review of this and another camera, just use the search menu below. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Nikon 1 J5
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Nikon 1 mount lenses
    Launch Date April 2015
    Launch Price USD 399
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor
    Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm
    Sensor Area 116 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 15.9 mm
    Crop Factor 2.7x
    Sensor Resolution 20.7 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5 568 x 3 712 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 2.37 μm
    Pixel Density 17.79 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/15p Video
    ISO Setting 160 - 12 800 ISO
    Image Processor EXPEED 5
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 65
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.1
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 12.0
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 479
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type No viewfinder
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 1037k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen
    V-logging Friendliness Front-flip possible
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 60 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent ShootingElectronic Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash no Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in
    Body Specs
    Battery Type EN-EL24 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)250 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 98 x 60 x 32 mm
    (3.9 x 2.4 x 1.3 in)
    Camera Weight 231 g (8.1 oz)

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