As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Nikon 1 J5 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and pro digicams. The Nikon 1 J5's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS M100 and the PowerShot SX730 HS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-GX80 and the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 1 J5 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (60 fps vs 8 fps), has a screen which flips out, uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection) and is slightly lighter (231 g vs 339 g).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), records less high-speed movies (120 fps vs 1,200 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and slightly fewer lenses available (20 lenses vs 58 lenses).

Canon EOS M100

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2 years newer
$379 (body only)
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the 1 J5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the 1 J5)

  • Shoots much slower: 6.1 fps vs 60 fps

common strengths of the EOS M100 and 1 J5

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (98×60×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3
1 year newer
$489 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A3 (vs the 1 J5)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly more lenses available: 58 lenses vs 20 lenses
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X-A3 (vs the 1 J5)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the X-A3 and 1 J5

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Compact (98×60×32 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 339 g vs 231 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
1 year newer
$493 (body only)
$616 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the 1 J5)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the 1 J5)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 8 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and 1 J5

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×71×44 mm) vs Compact (98×60×32 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 426 g vs 231 g

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the 1 J5)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much more lenses available: 108 lenses vs 20 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the 1 J5)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 8 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the E-M10 II and 1 J5

  • Fairly small: Standard size (120×83×47 mm) vs Compact (98×60×32 mm)
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 390 g vs 231 g

Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3
1 year older
$600 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 V3 (vs the 1 J5)

  • Higher speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 120 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the 1 V3 (vs the 1 J5)

  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the 1 V3 and 1 J5

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 60 fps vs 60 fps
  • Fairly small: Compact (111×65×33 mm) vs Compact (98×60×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4
1 year older
$179 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J4 (vs the 1 J5)

  • Higher speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 120 fps

Significant disadvantages of the J4 (vs the 1 J5)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the J4 and 1 J5

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 60 fps vs 60 fps
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×60×29 mm) vs Compact (98×60×32 mm)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Nikon D4

Nikon D4
3 years older
$5,121 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D4 (vs the 1 J5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D4 (vs the 1 J5)

  • None found

common strengths of the D4 and 1 J5

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
4 years older
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the 1 J5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the 1 J5)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7000 and 1 J5

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 1 J5 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 461k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20.7 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (60 fps vs 10 fps).

However, on average it is older (april 2015 vs january 2016), is slightly more expensive ($443.39 vs $199.00) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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2 years newer
$319 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the 1 J5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the 1 J5)

  • Shoots much slower: 5.9 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20.7 MP

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and 1 J5

  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $443.39
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
9 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the 1 J5)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the 1 J5)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and 1 J5

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 50 fps vs 60 fps
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.7 MP
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot N

Canon PowerShot N
2 years older
$308

Significant advantages of the PowerShot N (vs the 1 J5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot N (vs the 1 J5)

  • Shoots much slower: 2.3 fps vs 60 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the PowerShot N and 1 J5

  • Have touch screens
  • Inexpensive: $308.29 vs $443.39

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
10 months newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the 1 J5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the 1 J5)

  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20.7 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and 1 J5

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $443.39
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
similar age
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the 1 J5)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the 1 J5)

  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20.7 MP

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and 1 J5

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $443.39

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 1 J5 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (20.7 MP vs 10 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (60 fps vs 1.3 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it lacks and external mic jack, has a significantly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 350 shots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and doesn't support an external flash.

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100
3 years older
$750

Significant advantages of the P7100 (vs the 1 J5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P7100 (vs the 1 J5)

  • None found

common strengths of the P7100 and 1 J5

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
10 months older
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the 1 J5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the 1 J5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and 1 J5

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the 1 J5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the 1 J5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and 1 J5

  • None found