Update on Nikon’s Mirrorless Camera System

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Nikon brings BlazingBurst,4K Video to its Mirrorless Digital Camera

Nikon J5A

Nikon has updated its mirrorless Nikon1 camera system with the new J5, bringing high-speed burst and 4K video recording (albeit at 15 frames per second).

NIkon J5 Update

The new camera boasts a 20.8-megapixel backside illuminated, 1-inch CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5A image processor. It is able to fire off full resolution images at 20 frames per second with autofocus engaged. Burst modes can hit an eye-popping 60 fps if AF is fixed on the first frame of the series.

The J5’s AF system features 171 contrast-detect and 105 phase-detect points. The native ISO range of 160-12,800 can be optimised with a High ISO Noise Reduction mode that records and layers four images simultaneously to cut back on noise.

The camera also features Wi-Fi and NFC for fast pairing with mobile devices and a 3-inch 1,037k dot touch display that tilts at a 180-degree angle for that all-important selfie. Nikon has tossed in a few new creative modes, too: nostalgic sepia, pop, retro, high-contrast monochrome, fisheye, skin softening and cross-screen.

On the movie front, the J5 is able to record 1920×1080 video at 60 fps and 720p video at up to 120 fps for slow motion playback. 4K video recording is also available at 3840×2160 at 15 fps.

A new time-lapse movie mode snaps up to 300 stills and replays them as a 10-second mini movie. For more ambitious time-lapse movies, an interval timer is on hand to record up to 999 images at intervals spanning 5 seconds to 100 minutes that can be merged into a single video using desktop software.

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