The rumor mill is claiming that the Nikon 1 J5 launch event is scheduled to take place next week, on April 2, alongside a new image sensor with 4K video recording capabilities.
Nikon is preparing to replace the 1 J4 mirrorless camera with a new model. The 1 J5 name has been spotted on the websites of Russian and Indonesian agencies alongside the name of the D7200. However, only the DSLR has become official so far.
Around mid-March, a source said that the Nikon 1 J5 launch event would occur sometime within the next few weeks. Now, an insider is claiming that the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is coming next week, most likely on April 2.
Nikon 1 J5 launch event rumored to occur next week on April 2
The 1 J4 is a nifty camera in a compact package capable of high-speed shooting. In order to live up to its name, its specs list includes capabilities such as 60fps burst mode in single AF mode, 1/16000s maximum shutter speed, and 120fps slow-motion video mode.
Nikon is planning to take it to the next level in the 1 J4 successor and the way to do it is by offering 4K video recording support. Sources are reporting that the new mirrorless camera will capture 4K movies, courtesy of a brand new 20.8-megapixel 1-inch-type sensor.
The Nikon 1 J5 launch event is rumored to take place on April 2 or at least sometime by the end of next week. Nikon Rumors
WiFi-enabled Nikon 1 J5 will feature a touchscreen and one mysterious functionality
The remainder of the leaked Nikon 1 J5 specs list includes built-in NFC and WiFi. Users will be able to use these technologies to connect to a smartphone or tablet in order to use such mobile devices for sharing photos on the web.
A built-in viewfinder is not mentioned, but it is unlikely that the camera will have one. However, users will be able to find a touchscreen on the back, which will allow them to control the device as well as to frame their photos and videos.
Finally, it is said that the 1 J5 will have one interesting function, which is not found in previous models. Meanwhile, remain patient as we will find out everything there is to know about the camera soon!