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Nikon Coolpix J4 Digital Camera

MILC 18.4MP 3x Apr 2014
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20 Reasons For

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

Nikon is one of the superior digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Nikon also has good reviews for its MILC digital cameras.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Nikon Coolpix J4 supports WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 ($392.99) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix J4 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix J4.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 ($339.00) which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix J4 supports Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix J4 also support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 ($339.00) which has better reviews.

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Light

The lightest digital camera of this type and age is 70g , the heaviest is 680g, and the average weight is 310g. The Coolpix J4 is quite light (only 192 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix J4.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Nikon 1 V3 ($149.95), or the Samsung NX2000 which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Coolpix J4 has one of the higher JPEG frame rates amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The lowest JPEG frame rate of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix J4 is 24fps, the highest is 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 37fps.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Nikon Coolpix J4 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix J4. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon Coolpix J4 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

Similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have display resolutions of between 33 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 740,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixel, the Nikon Coolpix J4 has one of the higher display resolutions amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The Nikon Coolpix J4 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The ISO speeds "160", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix J4 is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most frequently featured auto focus is Continuous Auto Focus, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Short

The heights of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 36mm to 110mm. At only 60 millimeters, the Coolpix J4 is fairly short compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix J4.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix J4 has a better display than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras of this age and type have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all MILC digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix J4 the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Supports Two Power Sources

The Coolpix J4 has a greater number of power sources than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by cameras of this age and spec. The power source "USB" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Narrow

Across all the MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix J4 the widths range from 98mm to 170mm, and the average width is 120mm. With a width of only 99.5 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix J4 is quite narrow compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix J4.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix J4 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix J4 also do not support video recording.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support video recording including the Sony NEX-7 ($883.13), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 ($175.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix J4 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix J4 are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Samsung NX20 ($369.42).

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon Coolpix J4 does not have a GPS. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix J4 also do not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Samsung Galaxy NX is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Nikon Coolpix J4 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix J4 does not have an image stabiliser, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix J4 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix J4 is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix J4. The flash mode "Soft" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Coolpix J4 has a greater number of camera file systems than most MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Nikon camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix J4. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "DPOF" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix J4 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of this type and age. The photo effects "Black&White" and "Neutral" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Only Five Flash Guides

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix J4 have between 4 and 16 flash guides, including the Coolpix J4 which has five flash guides.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Coolpix J4 has a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±2EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction is in fact the worst flash exposure correction across all cameras of this age and type.

A ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction is the best flash exposure correction across comparable types of digital camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of only 5.6, the Coolpix J4 has one of the bigger maximum apertures amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix J4 is 1 and the smallest is 36.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Coolpix J4 has a greater number of supported image formats than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 30 seconds, the Coolpix J4 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix J4 is 15s, the longest is 240s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 43s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix J4

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix J4.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix J4 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix J4.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Leica M ($170.00), and the Olympus PEN E-P5 ($799.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Nikon camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Leica T (Typ 701) ($1,281.99) (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Nikon Coolpix J4 has a fairly typical megapixel count (18.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix J4.

Alternative 18.4MP cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 V3 ($149.95).

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the Alpha A5100 ($449.99) (24.3MP), or the Alpha A5100L (24.3MP) both from Sony or the Samsung NX Mini NXF1 ($414.99) (20.5MP) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Wireless LAN Type
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon 184, nikon 184m, nikon 184mp
Barcodes 00018208938650, 00018208938698, 00018208938735, 00018208938773, 05054230867372, 05712505183915
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