Capture life’s moments with the powerful new Nikon 1 J5

Getting serious about photography? Take professional-quality photos, easily, wherever you may be with the new Nikon 1 J5 compact system camera.

What is a compact system camera?

The perfect choice if you want to step up from your smartphone or point-and-click digital camera. You can enjoy more control over your photography, whether changing lenses or adjusting exposure settings. And you can take richly detailed photos with a large image sensor.

How is it different to a DSLR?

Compact system cameras are smaller and lighter than DSLR cameras, whilst still offering similar image quality. DSLR cameras have a mirror and a glass prism inside them. This allows you to see through the viewfinder exactly what the lens captures. Compact system cameras use electronic viewfinders instead, which is why they are smaller and lighter. The image quality remains the same, as the rest of the technology in the camera remains the same as a DLSR.

6 ways the Nikon 1 J5 can improve your photography

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Loaded with technology, all packed into a small chassis, this camera is perfect for taking photographs wherever you are. Read on to find out how you can get better photos with the Nikon 1 J5:

1) Take pictures far better than your smartphone camera

With a sensor 4 times the size of those found in most compact cameras and many times larger than a phone, this Nikon gives realistic colour rendition and superior low light performance.

Key points:

  • Light is the most important aspect of photography. The Nikon's 20.8-megapixel CMOS sensor is designed to capture as much light as possible.
  • Pictures will be rich in colour and detail.
  • When tiny dots appear across your photos of seas, football pitches or other masses of a single colour it's called 'noise'. The Nikon has special noise-reduction technology built-in.

2) Shoot fast-moving wildlife or sports in sharp focus

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Capturing fast-moving action is easy thanks to the Nikon's interchangeable lenses and advanced hybrid autofocus technology.

Key points:

  • Use a telephoto lens to get detailed, up-close shots of fast-moving wildlife or footballers.
  • Ensure you get the right shot by taking as many as 20 frames per second with continuous shooting.
  • Capture water splashing from a surface with continuous shooting at 60 frames per second with fixed focus.
  • Focus with accuracy and speed thanks to hybrid autofocus - instantly recognise when your subject moves and keep background in sharp focus too.

3) Shoot at dusk, dawn or indoors and enjoy stunning results

ISO reflects a cameras sensitivity to light and can be changed easily within camera settings. If you're planning to take photographs in low-light conditions you want a camera that allows you to reach high ISO values.

Key points:

  • The high ISO range (160 to 12,800) of the Nikon will give you crystal clear images in low-light.
  • Focussing is also sharp in low-light thanks to the fast auto-focus system.
  • Back-illuminated sensor also improves low-light performance.
  • Nikons noise reduction technology stacks 4 frames to give low noise (grain) images in low light at all ISOs.

4) Take expert selfies and share snaps online

You can share your images online in seconds with built-in Wi-Fi, a feature traditionally found on point and click cameras. Taking selfies is easy too.

Key points:

  • Create perfect selfies by swivelling the rotating touchscreen to the perfect angle.
  • Ensure your skin tones are right and your face is in focus by setting self-portrait mode.
  • Share photos with friends by hitting the Wi-Fi button, or transfer to your NFC-enabled phone or tablet by tapping the 2 devices together.

5) Travel photography - landscapes and sharp angles

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This is a perfect travel camera thanks to its lightweight, easy-to handle design, its interchangeable lenses, large sensor, and rotating touchscreen.

Key points:         

  • Take photos from extreme angles by using the tilting 7.5cm touchscreen as your viewfinder, allowing you to get really close to the ground.
  • Capture breathtaking mountain ranges and historic buildings with a wide-angle lens.
  • Maintain control when shooting with the front and rear grips.

6) Ensure your pictures are correctly exposed

Want to take photos that are neither too bright nor too dark? Then learn about exposure. Aperture, ISO and shutter speed are the 3 elements key to taking properly exposed photographs.

Key points:

  • Camera has PSAM modes for controlling your aperture and shutter speed for certain shooting conditions, for example to blur the background.
  • Get creative and apply studio-quality filters to your photographs as you take them.
  • Manually control aperture and shutter speed as your take your photos.

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Check out the Nikon 1 J5 compact system camera.