The 1 J5 is a 21-megapixel camera with a kit lens that has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27mm-81mm. It has a 2.9-inch LCD (1,037,000 pixels) that swivels and includes touchscreen capability. Because it accepts interchangeable lenses but does not have a mirror and through-the-lens viewfinder, we consider this model a mirrorless camera. The camera's kit lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.5. The camera's shutter speed range is 30 seconds to 1/16000 of a second. The 1 J5 stores photos and video on microSD memory cards but has no on-board storage. It captures images as JPEG or RAW files at a top resolution of 5568 x 3712 and full HD-resolution video as MOV files at a top resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a frame rate up to 60p fps. The image stabilization system for this camera is optical. The 1 J5 measures 4.3 inches wide by 2.4 inches high by 1.3 inches deep, and weighs 10 ounces (with battery, memory card, and strap).
Live viewThis feature lets you compose directly on the camera's LCD, as you would on a point-and-shoot camera.
Image stabilizerImage stabilizer shows the type used, lens-based (L) or body-based (B).
Color spaceThis refers to computerized models of color ranges that a camera can reproduce. The two most common are sRGB and Adobe RGB. In terms of size, Adobe RGB has a larger color range than sRGB. Another model, ProPhoto RGB, has one of the largest ranges. Color spaces can generally be set via your SLR's menus.
Exposure modesThese modes or settings refer to those available directly on the main mode dial and often include the main exposure modes, such as program auto, shutter priority, aperture priority and manual. Select scene modes, such as portrait, sports, close-up and landscape modes as well as additional settings can be found on this dial as well.
Wireless remoteThe remote control included with the camera.
PC flash sync jack
PC flash sync jackAlthough the hot shoe is the most common method, you can also use this terminal to connect your flash to your SLR body.
LCD sizeDiagonal measurement of the LCD monitor screen.
35mm equivalent multiplier
35mm equivalent multiplierMany SLRs have sensors that are smaller than the actual size of one frame of 35mm film, which changes a lens's effective focal length. To determine the equivalent focal length, you multiply the lens's focal length by the appropriate multiplication factor. Most Nikon SLRs have a 1.5x factor, which changes the effective focal length of a 50mm lens to 75mm. An Olympus SLR's 2x factor would change a 50mm lens to 100mm.
Shutter speed range
Shutter speed rangeShutter speed controls the length of time that the camera lets in light to expose the camera's sensor. This specification shows the range of selectable shutter speeds by defining the minimum and maximum shutter speeds.
30 - 1/16000
Max. buffer size JPEG/RAW
Max. buffer size JPEG/RAWThis number essentially calculates the number of images (either JPEG or RAW files) that can be stored in a buffer (where files are stored temporarily) before the camera slows down.
Still image formats
Still image formatsThe type of image file (or image file combinations) the camera uses to record and store digital images. Examples include JPEG and RAW file formats.
LCD pixel count
LCD pixel countTotal number of pixels of the LCD monitor. In general, the higher the number of pixels, the clearer and sharper the image will be.
Memory card slots/type
Memory card slots/typeThe number of slots and the type of memory card format the SLR uses for storing images.
WidthThe width of the camera body is measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth of an inch.
HeightThe height of the camera body is measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth of an inch.
DepthThe depth of the camera body is measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth of an inch.
Max. ISOThis is the SLR's highest sensor sensitivity at full resolution.
Full frameA full-frame image sensor is the size of one frame of 35mm film and significantly larger than sensors found in many other digital cameras. Often, this type of sensor handles a wider variety of lighting situations more accurately. It also limits the amount of visual noise that can distort and degrade an image.
Write a review of this product to share your opinions with others.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this product! Please focus on the product performance and
quality. Your review will be posted on Consumer Reports for other subscribers to view. Please read
and User Agreement
for more information about the review process. If you'd like to report a safety problem with your product, please fill out
Price & Shop
Problem connecting to store. Please try again, in a moment
Provided by eBay Commerce Network and Amazon, Consumer Reports Price &
Shop makes it easy to find the right product from a variety of online retailers.
Price & Shop is unbiased: retailers cannot influence placement. Clicking "Shop" will take you to the retailer's website to shop for this product.
Please note that Consumer Reports collects fees from both eBay Commerce Network and Amazon for referring users.
We use 100% of these fees to support our nonprofit mission.
Consumer Reports is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to helping consumers. We do not accept advertising.
Buy right every time –
Restart your subscription
to continue getting reviews and ratings for over 7,000 products and services to help you make better choices for life's big moments and the everyday ones in between.
Subscribe now and access the reviews and ratings your were looking for!