Nikon 1 J5 20.8 megapixel compact camera announced

The J5 is theĀ  newest in the Nikon 1 series camera (J1, J2, J3, J4, AW1, S1, S2, V1, V2, V3), and notably upgrades to a new 20.8 megapixel image sensor. It’s priced well too, at under US$500.

I am a fan of the Nikon 1 camera, owning a J1, J2 and recently buying a used V2. The results from these cameras have amazed me and I greatly enjoy the freedom of carrying small cameras and small lenses – the Nikon 1 compact camera system features Nikkor interchangeable lenses.

The new camera and lenses are now available for order from Adorama and will begin shipping on April 30, 2015.

The new J5 specifications are available here and sample images here.

I love my Nikon 1 cameras (fyi – I also shoot micro four thirds – I really like compact mirrorless cameras!)

Nikon 1 V2 with kit 10-30mm lens and Hoya +2 close up filter.

Tulip in the backyardNikon 1 V2 with 1 Nikkor 30-110mm lens.

Magnolia BlossomNikon 1 J1 with c-mount lens.

Tiny, tiny mushrooms in fall colorsNikon 1 J1. I was sitting at Starbucks while the RCAF Snowbirds rehearsed for an upcoming air show. Here they attempt the Starbucks high-speed drive through window maneuver.
RCAF Canadian Snowbirds