Nikon 1 J5 … my New Love?

I might have a new love … a Nikon 1 J5.  I still have a lot of work to do before I decide to keep it, but so far it has surprised me in a good way.  The J5 with the 10 – 30mm lens is small and easy to carry and shoot with one hand, except for zooming.  I am finding more latitude in processing the 20 MP images of the one-inch sensor than I expected, and if this result continues, my plan is for it to replace all of my smaller cameras.

I charged the battery last evening and then took these pictures on a walk this morning.  Most of these images were taken at the maximum zoom of 30mm (effective 81mm).  Only the picture of the doll (taken inside at ISO 2500) and the wider view of the lilies were at the widest zoom of 10mm (effective 27mm).

This camera is not as good as my Canon 70D so my intention is to use the 70D for my more critical photography.  I ordered the J5 with the intention to try it as a walk-about and drive-about camera with an effective 50mm prime lens.  But, since I don’t believe in love at first sight, I will not know if I will keep it or how I might use it until I have tried it for a while.