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Nikon 1 J5 vs D850

The Nikon 1 J5 and the Nikon D850 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in April 2015 and July 2017. The J5 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the D850 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on an one-inch (J5) and a full frame (D850) sensor. The J5 has a resolution of 20.7 megapixels, whereas the D850 provides 45.4 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon 1 J5
versus
Nikon D850
Nikon 1 J5   Nikon D850
Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
Nikon 1 mount lenses Nikon F mount lenses
20.7 MP, 1" Sensor 45.4 MP, Full Frame Sensor
4K/15p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 160-12,800 ISO 64-25,600 (32 - 102,400)
No viewfinder, LCD framing Optical viewfinder
3.0 LCD, 1037k dots 3.2 LCD, 2359k dots
Tilting touchscreen Tilting touchscreen
60 shutter flaps per second 9 shutter flaps per second
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
250 shots per battery charge1840 shots per battery charge
98 x 60 x 32 mm, 231 g 146 x 124 x 79 mm, 1005 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon 1 J5 and the Nikon D850? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Nikon 1 J5 and the Nikon D850. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The J5 can be obtained in three different colors (black, silver, white), while the D850 is only available in black.

Size Nikon 1 J5 vs Nikon D850
Compare J5 versus D850 top
Comparison J5 or D850 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Nikon D850 is considerably larger (208 percent) than the Nikon 1 J5. Moreover, the D850 is substantially heavier (335 percent) than the J5. It is noteworthy in this context that the D850 is splash and dust-proof, while the J5 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon 1 J5 98 mm 60 mm 32 mm 231 g 250 n Apr 2015 399 i
2.
 
Nikon D850 146 mm 124 mm 79 mm 1005 g 1840 Y Jul 2017 3,299 i
3.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II 98 mm 58 mm 31 mm 206 g 235 n Jan 2017 529 i
4.
 
Canon 5DS 152 mm 116 mm 76 mm 930 g 700 Y Feb 2015 3,699 i
5.
 
Canon 5DS R 152 mm 116 mm 76 mm 930 g 700 Y Feb 2015 3,699 i
6.
 
Canon G9 X 98 mm 58 mm 31 mm 209 g 220 n Oct 2015 529 i
7.
 
Canon G7 X 103 mm 60 mm 40 mm 304 g 210 n Sep 2014 699 i
8.
 
Nikon D5 160 mm 159 mm 92 mm 1415 g 3780 Y Jan 2016 6,499 i
9.
 
Nikon 1 V3 111 mm 65 mm 33 mm 381 g 310 n Mar 2014 799 i
10.
 
Nikon 1 J4 100 mm 60 mm 29 mm 232 g 300 n Apr 2014 549 i
11.
 
Nikon D810 146 mm 123 mm 82 mm 980 g 1200 Y Jun 2014 3,299 i
12.
 
Nikon D610 141 mm 113 mm 82 mm 850 g 900 Y Oct 2013 1,999 i
13.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 137 mm 99 mm 131 mm 831 g 360 n Jun 2014 899 i
14.
 
Sony RX100 V 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 299 g 220 n Oct 2016 999 i
15.
 
Sony RX100 IV 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 298 g 280 n Jun 2015 999 i
16.
 
Sony A5000 110 mm 63 mm 36 mm 269 g 420 n Jan 2014 449 i
17.
 
Sony RX100 III 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 290 g 320 n May 2014 799 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The J5 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 88 percent) than the D850, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon 1 J5 features an one-inch sensor and the Nikon D850 a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the D850 is 640 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.7 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Nikon 1 J5 and Nikon D850 sensor measures

With 45.4MP, the D850 offers a higher resolution than the J5 (20.7MP), but the D850 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.35μm versus 2.37μm for the J5) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the D850 is a much more recent model (by 2 years and 3 months) than the J5, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that neither of the two cameras has an anti-alias filter installed, so they are able to capture all the detail the sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Nikon D850 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the D850 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 41.3 x 27.5 inches or 104.9 x 69.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 33 x 22 inches or 83.9 x 55.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 27.5 x 18.3 inches or 69.9 x 46.6 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon 1 J5 are 27.8 x 18.6 inches or 70.7 x 47.1 cm for good quality, 22.3 x 14.8 inches or 56.6 x 37.7 cm for very good quality, and 18.6 x 12.4 inches or 47.1 x 31.4 cm for excellent quality prints.

The J5 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Nikon 1 J5 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 160 to ISO 12800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Nikon D850 are ISO 64 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 32-102400.

J5 versus D850 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). Of the two cameras under consideration, the D850 offers substantially better image quality than the J5 (overall score 35 points higher). The advantage is based on 5.3 bits higher color depth, 2.8 EV in additional dynamic range, and 2.5 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon 1 J5 1-inch 20.7 5568 37124K/15p21.112.0479 65
2.
 
Nikon D850 Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/30p26.414.82660 100
3.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.912.5522 65
4.
 
Canon 5DS Full Frame 50.3 8688 57921080/30p24.712.42381 87
5.
 
Canon 5DS R Full Frame 50.3 8688 57921080/30p24.612.42308 86
6.
 
Canon G9 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.512.3495 63
7.
 
Canon G7 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p23.012.7556 71
8.
 
Nikon D5 Full Frame 20.7 5588 37124K/30p25.112.32343 88
9.
 
Nikon 1 V3 1-inch 18.2 5232 34881080/60p20.810.7384 52
10.
 
Nikon 1 J4 1-inch 18.2 5232 34881080/60p20.810.7426 53
11.
 
Nikon D810 Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60p25.714.82853 97
12.
 
Nikon D610 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/30p25.114.42925 94
13.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.111.7517 64
14.
 
Sony RX100 V 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.4586 70
15.
 
Sony RX100 IV 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.6591 70
16.
 
Sony A5000 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.813.01089 79
17.
 
Sony RX100 III 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.412.3495 67

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the D850 provides a faster frame rate than the J5. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/30p, while the J5 is limited to 4K/15p.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the D850 has an optical viewfinder, which can be very useful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the J5 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Nikon 1 J5, the Nikon D850, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(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 n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
2.
 
Nikon D850optical Y 3.2 2359 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 n n
3.
 
Canon G9 X Mark IInone n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 8.2 Y Y
4.
 
Canon 5DSoptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
5.
 
Canon 5DS Roptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
6.
 
Canon G9 Xnone n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 6.0 Y Y
7.
 
Canon G7 Xnone n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 6.5 Y Y
8.
 
Nikon D5optical Y 3.2 2359 fixed Y 1/8000s 14.0 n n
9.
 
Nikon 1 V3optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
10.
 
Nikon 1 J4none n 3.0 1037 Fixed Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
11.
 
Nikon D810optical Y 3.2 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 Y n
12.
 
Nikon D610optical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
13.
 
Panasonic FZ10002359 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
14.
 
Sony RX100 V2359 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 24.0 Y Y
15.
 
Sony RX100 IV2359 n 3.0 1228 tilting n 1/2000s 16.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony A5000none n 3.0 461 tilting n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
17.
 
Sony RX100 III1440 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The J5 has one, while the D850 does not. While the built-in flash of the J5 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The J5 has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the D850 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the J5 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Nikon 1 J5 and the Nikon D850 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The J5 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the D850 uses SDHC or XQD cards. The D850 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the J5 only has one slot. The D850 supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the J5 can use UHS-I cards (up to 104 MB/s).

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon 1 J5 and Nikon D850 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon 1 J5-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
2.
 
Nikon D850YstereomonoYYmini3.0YYY
3.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
4.
 
Canon 5DSYmonomonoY-mini3.0---
5.
 
Canon 5DS RYmonomonoY-mini3.0---
6.
 
Canon G9 X-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
7.
 
Canon G7 X-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
8.
 
Nikon D5YstereomonoYYmini3.0---
9.
 
Nikon 1 V3-stereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
10.
 
Nikon 1 J4-stereomono--mini2.0Y--
11.
 
Nikon D810YstereomonoYYmini3.0Y--
12.
 
Nikon D610YmonomonoYYmini2.0---
13.
 
Panasonic FZ1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony RX100 V-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony RX100 IV-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony A5000-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony RX100 III-stereomono--micro2.0YY-

It is notable that the D850 has a headphone jack, which makes it possible to attach external headphones and monitor the quality of sound during the recording process. The J5 lacks such a headphone port.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Nikon D850 (unlike the J5) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The D850 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Nikon. In contrast, the J5 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). There has not been a direct replacement model for the J5 from Nikon. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon website.

Review summary

So how do things add up? Which of the two cameras – the Nikon 1 J5 or the Nikon D850 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.


Reasons to prefer the Nikon 1 J5:

  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (60 vs 9 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • More compact: Is smaller (98x60mm vs 146x124mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 774g or 77 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can take a broad range of non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (88 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in April 2015).


Arguments in favor of the Nikon D850:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (45.4 vs 20.7MP), which boosts linear resolution by 48%.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (35 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (5.3 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (2.8 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (2.5 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (4K/30p versus 4K/15p).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an optical viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2359k vs 1037k dots).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (1840 versus 250) out of a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.0 vs 2.0).
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Reflects 2 years and 3 months of technical progress since the J5 launch.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the D850 is the clear winner of the contest (22 : 10 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

J5 10:22 D850

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon 1 J5 and the Nikon D850 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the J5 and the D850 in practical situations. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon 1 J5......4.5/54.5/5 Apr 2015 399 i
2.
 
Nikon D8504.5/5+ +89/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2017 3,299 i
3.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II4/5..75/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 529 i
4.
 
Canon 5DS..+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 3,699 i
5.
 
Canon 5DS R5/5+83/1005/54.5/5 Feb 2015 3,699 i
6.
 
Canon G9 X3.5/5+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2015 529 i
7.
 
Canon G7 X4/5+ +77/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 699 i
8.
 
Nikon D5....89/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2016 6,499 i
9.
 
Nikon 1 V33/5..76/1004.5/54/5 Mar 2014 799 i
10.
 
Nikon 1 J43/5....4.5/54/5 Apr 2014 549 i
11.
 
Nikon D8105/5..86/1005/54.5/5 Jun 2014 3,299 i
12.
 
Nikon D6104/5+ +87/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 1,999 i
13.
 
Panasonic FZ10004/5+ +82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2014 899 i
14.
 
Sony RX100 V4.5/5+ +83/1004/54.5/5 Oct 2016 999 i
15.
 
Sony RX100 IV4.5/5+ +85/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2015 999 i
16.
 
Sony A50003/5+..4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2014 449 i
17.
 
Sony RX100 III5/5+ +82/1004.5/55/5 May 2014 799 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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Other camera comparisons

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    Specifications: Nikon 1 J5 vs Nikon D850

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon 1 J5 Nikon D850
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Nikon 1 mount lenses Nikon F mount lenses
    Launch Date April 2015 July 2017
    Launch Price USD 399 USD 3,299
    Sensor Specs Nikon 1 J5 Nikon D850
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm 35.9 x 23.9 mm
    Sensor Area 116.16 mm2 858.01 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 15.9 mm 43.1 mm
    Crop Factor 2.7x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 20.7 Megapixels 45.4 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5568 x 3712 pixels 8256 x 5504 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 2.37 μm 4.35 μm
    Pixel Density 17.79 MP/cm2 5.30 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/15p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 160 - 12,800 ISO 64 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 32 - 102,400 ISO
    Image Processor EXPEED 5 EXPEED 5
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 65 100
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.1 26.4
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 12.0 14.8
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 479 2660
    Screen Specs Nikon 1 J5 Nikon D850
    Viewfinder Type no viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.75x
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.2inch
    LCD Resolution 1037k dots 2359k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon 1 J5 Nikon D850
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Phase-detect AF
    Continuous Shooting 60 shutter flaps/s 9 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC or XQD cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Nikon 1 J5 Nikon D850
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Nikon 1 J5 Nikon D850
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type EN-EL24 EN-EL15a
    Battery Life (CIPA)250 shots per charge1840 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 98 x 60 x 32 mm
    (3.9 x 2.4 x 1.3 in)
    146 x 124 x 79 mm
    (5.7 x 4.9 x 3.1 in)
    Camera Weight 231 g (8.1 oz) 1005 g (35.5 oz)

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