• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.8 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon S1
  • Nikon J5
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Predecessor:   Nikon J4
J4 vs J5
Successor:    
General
Model Number: S1 J5
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $499.95 $499.95
Street Price: $199.00 $496.95
Date Available: 2013-02-15 2015-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 11.4 oz (323 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
12.2 oz (345 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.0 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(102 x 61 x 30 mm)
3.9 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(98 x 60 x 32 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Aptina  
Effective Megapixels: 10.1 20.8
Sensor Format: 1 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.41 microns 2.37 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 56 65
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.4 21.1
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.1 12.0
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 397 479
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
2896 x 1944 (5.6 MP, Other),
1936 x 1296 (2.5 MP, Other),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1280 x 720 (0.9 MP, 16:9),
3200 x 560 (1.8 MP, Other),
1024 x 3200 (3.3 MP, Other),
6400 x 560 (3.6 MP, Other),
1024 x 6400 (6.6 MP, Other)
5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2),
4176 x 2784 (11.6 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP, 3:2),
9600 x 920 (8.8 MP, Other),
1536 x 9600 (14.7 MP, Other),
4800 x 920 (4.4 MP, Other),
1536 x 4800 (7.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), Compressed 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 60.0 59.4
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x240 (400)
320x120 (1200)
3840x2160 (15p)
1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (120p)
800x296 (400p)
400x144 (1200p)
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with PCM audio
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon 1 Nikon 1
Lens: 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR PD-Zoom
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 30 - 74mm 27 - 81mm
Focal Length (actual): 11 - 27.5mm 10 - 30mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.50x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W)- f/5.6 (T) - f/16 f/3.5 (W)- f/5.6 (T) - f/16 with 7-blade rounded aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 40.5mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF); Single-point (135 focus areas, center 73 support phase-detect), auto-area (41 focus areas), subject tracking Hybrid AF (phase detection/contrast-detect AF): Single-point AF: 171 focus areas, the center 105 areas support phase-detection AF; Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas; Subject tracking; Face-priority AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 160
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-6400 Auto, 160 - 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual (custom); All except preset manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 1/16000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm) Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm centered on selected AF area)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Mode includes Selective Color, Miniature, Soft, Night Landscape, Backlighting and Night Portrait. Scene Mode: Sports, Portrait, Night Landscape, Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up; HDR, Easy Panorama, Soft, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Cross Process, Toy Camera Effect, Nostalgic Sepia, Pop, Retro, High-contrast Monochrome, Fisheye, Skin softening and Cross Screen; Best Moment Capture (Active Selection, Slow View and Smart Photo Selector); Motion Snapshot
Self Timer: 2, 5, 10 seconds 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain with slow sync Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync, off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.0 m / 16.4 ft. 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent. GN=5m (ISO 100) or 6.3m (ISO 160); Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/60 1/60
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG Compressed 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with PCM audio
Included Memory: 0.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): HDMI out (Type C, Mini) Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 60.0 59.4
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   20
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   59.4
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   20
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   61.3
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   20
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.07 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.053 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.29 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.052 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.4 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds 1.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   250 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL20 Proprietary EN-EL24
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL20 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL24 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: ViewNX 2 / Short Movie Creator CD-ROM View NX-i
OS Compatibility:   Windows 7/8/8.1, 32 or 64-bit; Mac OS X 10.8.5+, 64-bit only
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in White, Black, Red, Pink or Khaki. New 20.8-megapixel BSI 1-inch CMOS sensor, EXPEED 5A image processor, 20fps burst mode with continuous AF (60fps with AF fixed), 4K video at 15fps, tilting touchscreen LCD, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Available in silver and black, silver and white and all black in multiple kit configurations.