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The best Nikon touchscreen cameras can be the compact point and shoot cameras under the Coolpix product line or the advanced DSLRs under the D series of cameras. The point and shoot models from Nikon can be affordable under the $300 price range but for buying the advanced DSLRs with touchscreen interface, you need to spend an amount of at least $1500. The below listed top-rated Nikon cameras are mostly compact cameras with sophisticated body builds available in variety of colors.

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Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5


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Nikon 1 J5
Nikon D5500
Nikon 1 J4
Nikon 1 V3
Nikon Coolpix S810c
Nikon 1 J5
Nikon D5500
Nikon 1 J4
Nikon 1 V3
Nikon Coolpix S810c
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May 2015
Jan 2015
May 2014
Apr 2014
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Touchscreen Panel
Touchscreen Panel
Touchscreen Panel
Touchscreen Panel
Touchscreen Panel
Touchscreen Panel
Camera Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact SLR
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact
Resolution
21.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
28.2 mm
13.23 mm
13.23 mm
2.5 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 Nikon D5500 D-SLR delivers images that are just as good as the D5300 it replaces, and manages to do so in a smaller body.


  • Nikon's mid-range DSLR camera continues to evolve with the introduction of the D5500, which is smaller and significantly lighter than its predecessor whilst additionally offering a new touchscreen LCD/interface. It also sensibly ships with the retractable 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR II lens which helps to keep the overall package very compact for a DSLR. While it won't set your pulse racing, for the most part the Nikon D5500 is an .


  • The D5500 offers beginners a lot of creative control, the touch-screen display is a useful addition and the sensor captures high levels of detail. It's a pleasing camera, but it's no game-changer.


  • 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.


  • Nikon have made some big changes to their flagship compact system camera, which is now seemingly targeted at more casual consumers, rather than the keen enthusiast that the previous V2 specifically catered for. The removal of the electronic viewfinder in particular, now only available as an expensive and bulky add-on, along with the much smaller, less secure handgrip and the switch to microSD cards are testament to the V3's new focus.


  • Great to use and part of an ever expanding system, the Nikon V3 is the company's best CSC yet.


  • While the the Nikon 1 V3 with the 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm PD-ZOOM lens gives you control dials for managing the aperture and shutter values, they aren’t enough to make us deviate from the perception that this camera is better suited to compact-style users rather than SLR-style users. In other words, it's great if you want to use it in auto mode, but a bit of a pain to use in manual mode.


  • There's been some worry recently and murmurings of smart devices taking over from cameras and compact cameras disappearing entirely. It seems that cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix S810C are designed to give you the feature-set of a smart device with the better image quality of a phone or tablet. It works too, Nikon have given the camera a fantastic sensor and noise reduction facility. It really does help to demonstrate why a larger sensor is better.