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Advantages of the Nikon 1 J5

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Size
Much smaller
98×60×32 mm vs 160×157×91 mm
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12.1x smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
60 fps vs 11 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Weight
Much lighter
231 g vs 1,340 g
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5.8x lighter
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 3.6"
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2.8x thinner
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$443.39 vs $5,120.53
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The best price we've seen is $4,677 cheaper (11.5x less)
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
1,037k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20.7 MP vs 16.2 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
171 vs 51
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/16000s vs 1/8000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Battery life
Much longer battery life
2600 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 10.5x more shots per battery charge
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
171 lenses vs 20 lenses
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More than 8.5x more lenses available
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1 J51/16000s
              D41/8000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              1 J51080p @ 60fps
              D41080p @ 30fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO

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