Mississauga, ON, April 2, 2015 – Today, Nikon Canada announced a portable yet powerful addition to the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System of compact interchangeable lens cameras, the incredibly fast Nikon 1 J5, designed for photographers ready to creatively capture and share their passions. Featuring a blazing fast continuous full-resolution shooting frame rate at 20 frames-per-second (fps), with full Autofocus, a new 20.8-megapixel Backside-illuminated (BSI) 1-inch CX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 5A image processing and a slew of creative modes, the J5 packs advanced performance into an intuitively designed and compact body. It also features Nikon Snapbridge, whereby users seamlessly shoot and share stunning photos from the camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet via built-in Wi-Fi®1 and Near Field Communication (NFC2) technology.
“Consumers are constantly looking for the right balance of portability and imaging prowess to ensure they are ready to capture each and every special moment,” said Amanda Mohammed, Communications and Nikon Professional Services Manager at Nikon Canada. “With speeds that not even a pro HD-SLR camera can match engineered into a compact camera body, the Nikon 1 J5 is a versatile and formidable addition to the Nikon 1 System whether shooting a Friday night football game or a family outing.”
Breathtaking Speed Ready to Capture Life’s Moments
Capable of incredible speeds, the Nikon 1 J5 includes advanced features that help make it simple to capture fast-moving subjects in brilliant image quality or Full HD video. Capable of shooting at an amazing 20 fps at full resolution with Autofocus (AF), high-speed action can be captured with clarity and precision, while even reaching up to 60 fps with AF fixed on the first frame. This amazing speed is made possible in part by the addition of the new EXPEED 5A image processing engine, resulting in faster shooting and enhanced performance and efficiency. The J5 also gives users an impressively fast hybrid AF system featuring 171 Contrast-Detect and 105 Phase Detect AF points to further achieve and maintain focus on tough-to-photograph subjects. Nikon has also introduced a new Sports Mode in the J5, offering intuitive preset settings to help optimize focus when capturing the “photo-finish” at the racetrack or last second “buzzer-beater.” The camera boasts the world’s shortest release time lag3 to practically eliminate shutter delay.
Amazing Detail in Every Shot
Whether shooting athletes in action or a flattering portrait, the Nikon 1 J5 utilizes the latest Nikon technologies and an impressive imaging feature set designed to capture incredible detail, even in low-light. At the heart of the newest addition to the Nikon 1 System is a new 1-inch CX-format 20.8-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor that renders finer detail than ever seen before in the J-series, while allowing for cleaner images at higher ISOs. The J5 features a built-in flash and sports a wide ISO range from 160-12,800 that will help preserve precious memories even in the absence of available light. For extreme low-light situations, High ISO Noise Reduction captures and stacks four frames simultaneously to help reduce noise when shooting at 6400 and 12,800 (with noise reduction enabled).
Create, Capture and Share with Ease
With the Nikon 1 J5, the J-Series welcomes a new, innovative control layout that puts a full array of physical controls and creative modes at the fingertips of the photographer. Manual controls and PSAM exposure modes are now easily accessible via the Mode Dial, while the Command Dial allows settings to be changed quickly and easily. A programmable function button helps access often-used functions including ISO and white balance. The J5 features a high-resolution 3-inch 1,037k-dot touch LCD display with a 180-degree tilt to help users seamlessly navigate an enhanced menu system, frame shots and make focus point adjustments. The LCD screen tilts a full 180-degrees upward to help easily capture easy yet stunning self-portraits, particularly when using the new Self-Portrait Mode to set skin softening, self-timer and exposure compensation using the touchscreen interface.
The J5 also offers a variety of Creative Modes and Scene Modes for stills and video designed to expand creativity and optimize settings for any shooting scenario. Seven new effects are now available including Nostalgic Sepia, Pop, Retro, High-contrast Monochrome, Fisheye, Skin softening (stills only) and Cross Screen (stills only). Nikon’s newest J-Series addition also features built-in Wi-Fi®1 and NFC2 that allow for seamless connectivity via compatible smart devices, allowing for easy sharing with friends and family.
Impressive Movie Capabilities
The Nikon 1 J5 sports an impressive set of video features and is capable of effortlessly recording high-quality 1080/60p HD video and shooting at up to 120 fps (at 720p) to create slow motion playback. Users can utilize a variety of fun and innovative creative tools to add their own personal touch to any movie, including Jump-Cut, Fast Motion, 4-second movie and the new Time-Lapse Movie mode that captures up to 300 stills and replays them as a 10-second sequence. An interval timer has been added as well, allowing up to 999 images to be recorded in intervals between 5 seconds and up to nearly 100 minutes (99:59) to create time-lapse movies via external software. Also new with the J5, creative effects including Selective Colour and Cross Process are now available for video application. The J5 can also capture high-resolution 4K video at 15p for those who want to experiment with higher resolution video clips. Users can browse and edit videos using Nikon’s free View NX-i software, downloadable at http://nikonimglib.com/nvnxi.
Portability and Versatility
Remarkably lightweight, the Nikon 1 J5 is a versatile and portable companion that users can bring with them wherever they go. As the newest addition to the Nikon 1 System, the compact J5 is compatible with the entire 1 NIKKOR line of lenses and accessories and many DX and FX NIKKOR lenses when using the FT-1 Mount Adapter4.
Price and Availability
The Nikon 1 J5 will be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers on April 30, 2015. It will be kitted with the 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $599.95*. Available in silver and black.
Nikon Snapbridge describes the experience of quickly and easily sending photos wirelessly from your Wi-Fi®1 enabled Nikon HD-SLR, Nikon 1 or COOLPIX camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet. Share your great photos on the go, even in remote locations, or even use a smartphone or tablet to control your camera. See what the camera sees and take pictures –
great for selfies and group photos that actually include you!
Exclusive Canadian Warranty
Nikon Canada offers an exclusive two-year warranty for all Nikon 1 CX-format cameras, and an exclusive five-year warranty for all Nikon 1 NIKKOR interchangeable lens systems purchased from a Nikon Canada Authorized Dealer.
Nikon, At the Heart of the Image™, is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Canada distributes consumer and professional digital SLR and HD-SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and System Accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system. In 2013, Nikon Corporation celebrated the 80th anniversary of the launch of its NIKKOR brand of photographic lenses, and announced the production of more than 90 million NIKKOR lenses in 2014, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. At the heart of every Nikon camera is Nikon's exclusive EXPEED, EXPEED 2, EXPEED 3, EXPEED 4, EXPEED 4A or EXPEED 5A advanced digital image processing system technologies. All Nikon Canada products are sold through a network of Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers. For more information on Nikon Canada and its products and services or to find an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer, visit www.nikon.ca.
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Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
*MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
1Nikon Cameras having built-in Wi-Fi capability or connected to a WU-1a or WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system.
2Nikon Cameras having built-in NFC capability can only be used with a compatible smart device running on the Android™ operating system version 4.0 or higher.
The Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with cameras having built-in Wi-Fi and/or NFC capability or connected to a WU-1a or WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter. Compatibility information can be found, and the application can be downloaded, at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nikon.wu.wmau&hl=en (Android) or
3Among Digital Cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of March 9, 2015, measured when using a single-point AF mode and the shortest focal length of 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM; as determined by Nikon performance tests.
4The Nikon 1 J5 is compatible via the FT-1 Mount Adapter with select NIKKOR lenses (those not exceeding 4lbs 6.5 oz. [2,000g]). To see a full list of compatible lenses, please visit http://en.nikon.ca/Nikon-Products/Product/Lens-Adapters/FT-1-Mount-Adapter.html
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