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Nikon 1 J5
Nikon Coolpix S9900
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Nikon Coolpix S6900
Nikon 1 J4
Nikon 1 J5
Nikon Coolpix S9900
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Nikon Coolpix S6900
Nikon 1 J4
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Release Date
May 2015
Mar 2015
Apr 2015
Nov 2014
May 2014
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Weight
0.51 lb.
0.64 lb.
0.36 lb.
0.4 lb.
0.51 lb.
Camera Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact
Ultracompact
Ultracompact
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Resolution
21.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
13.23 mm

  • If you're not a serious shutterbug, you'll appreciate the ease of using the fast-shooting Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera.


  • While the ability to capture 4K video footage may make all the headlines, the Nikon 1 J5's change in focus to a more prosumer, enthusiast camera is actually the bigger story. The addition of front and rear handgrips, PASM modes on the shooting mode dial, a command dial and Function button all point to a change in direction for the J5, despite it still being a very affordable compact system camera.

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    The Nikon 1 J5 is a nice mirrorless ILC that makes quite a few improvements from the Nikon 1 J4. However, it still has enough minor annoyances that add up quickly to make it lag just behind some similar mirrorless models. Nikon gave the J5 a sharp touchscreen that can tilt up to 180 degrees, as well as a mode dial with plenty of automatic shooting modes that will give inexperienced photographers an easy transition to this ILC. Nikon didn't forget more experienced photographers, who can use the full manual control features.


  • The addition of the versatile vari-angle screen, a dedicated command dial, enhanced GPS tracking and NFC connectivity make the new Coolpix S9900 Nikon's best travel-zoom camera yet, although it doesn't make any great strides forwards in terms of image quality or general performance.

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    - Not so good are the remote shooting features which remain very basic.
    - The COOLPIX S9900 also adds NFC for easier Wifi connections, allowing you to intitiate wireless transfers and remote control by gently tapping your smartphone against the camera body.


  • The Nikon S9900 offers a very long zoom range in a surprisingly compact body, but there's no overcoming the limitations of the small sensor, and the image quality isn't great – you can't shoot raw files, either.


  • The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a simple camera but it offers quite a few useful features which make it appealing, and with a 20x optical zoom, perhaps particularly to those who want a camera to take with them on holiday.
    Although it doesn’t offer full manual control, at least you can change a few key settings (such as sensitivity), and handily, the autofocus point.
    It’s also quite a fun camera to use, with a nice range of digital effects, the ability to create panoramas and other nifty features such as the ability to create a video comprised of short clips with an added soundtrack.


  • A basic but well-specced camera that's worth considering if you're looking for a long zoom compact that will let you capture pleasing images on your next trip with the minimum of fuss.
    Offering a neat little package for your money, the S7000 performs well and boasts some useful features that will appeal to those looking for a simple family or holiday camera.
    The Nikon S7000 offers versatility and value for money.


  • The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a compact camera with a small sensor and average resolution for its class. Yet it has enough style in terms of unit design and feature implementation to catch the eye of the casual observer, plus a couple of tricks up its sleeve (flip down ‘arm’/stand and swivel LCD) that should appeal to the self-portrait obsessed generation, or those simply wanting a simple-to-use snapper with the advantage of retractable 12x optical zoom.


  • A range of decent features including a 12x optical zoom, touch sensitive articulating screen and inbuilt Wi-Fi and NFC are let down by less than fantastic image quality.


  • With its swivelling touchscreen, gesture control, built-in stand and front-facing shutter button, the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a fun camera for taking selfies. And it's much faster than its predecessor. But if you're looking for a 12x compact, there are many others out there that will give you better picture quality for a lower price.


  • The new Nikon 1 J4 offers a lot of the features from the flagship V3 model at a much more enticing price-point, making it a better-balanced camera that's our pick of the current Nikon 1 line-up.
    The Nikon 1 J4 offers many of the key features of its more expensive and bigger brother, the V3, in a smaller, lighter and simpler package that is clearly targeted at people upgrading from a compact.


  • The J4 performs well and looks good – fans of Nikon will particularly enjoy this camera, while those who aren't can enjoy an easy to use compact system camera.


  • Small, fast and well-made, the Nikon 1 J4 as a lot going for it. However, it’s not great at dealing with more challenging lighting and general image quality can’t touch the best at the price.