Nikon 1 J4 vs Nikon 1 J5

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Nikon 1 J4
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
171.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Nikon 1 J4 is 171.00, but the Nikon 1 J5 only has 105.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a flash sync-speed of 0.02s, however the Nikon 1 J5 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.98s longer).
300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon 1 J5 only takes 250.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

8 Reasons For
12% higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 is a 20.8MP digital camera. That's 2.4MP higher than the Nikon 1 J4 (20.8MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 has an image stabilizer, but the Nikon 1 J4 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

4.61MP more total megapixels Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 is a 23.01MP digital camera. That's 4.61MP more than the Nikon 1 J4 (23.01MP).
70% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera. That's 7x bigger than the Nikon 1 J4 (10x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Marginally lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 has a weight of 231g, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 is a 232g digital camera (1g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Seven more awards
The Nikon 1 J5 has 9 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon 1 J4 has 2 awards.
Slightly better expert reviews
Based on 45 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon 1 J5 is 77%, but the average rating of the Nikon 1 J4 is 75% (based on 36 reviews).
Slightly better user reviews
Based on 62 user reviews, the average review score of the Nikon 1 J5 is 88%, but the average rating of the Nikon 1 J4 is 87% (based on 33 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is an 18.4MP digital camera. That's 2.4MP lower than the Nikon 1 J5 (20.8MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 does not have an image stabilizer, however the Nikon 1 J5 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is an 18.4MP digital camera. That's 4.61MP less than the Nikon 1 J5 (23.01MP).
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 7x smaller than the Nikon 1 J5 (10x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

1g heavier Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a weight of 232g, however the Nikon 1 J5 is a 231g digital camera (1g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

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Older by six months
The Nikon 1 J4 is six months older than the Nikon 1 J5.
Seven less awards
The Nikon 1 J4 has only received 2 awards, but the Nikon 1 J5 has received 9 awards.
Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The average expert rating of the Nikon 1 J4 is only 75%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon 1 J5 is 77% (based on 45 reviews).
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The average user rating of the Nikon 1 J4 is 87%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon 1 J5 is 88% (based on 62 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Only 105.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 has 105.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Nikon 1 J4 only has 171.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Significantly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 has a flash sync-speed of 1s, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 is a 0.02s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.98s shorter).
Only 250.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 is a digital camera that takes 250.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Awards

2 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
9 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gadgetgear.nl: Silver
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

28 months Ago 22 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
18.4MP 20.8MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1536 x 4800
 2784 x 1856
BEST
 1536 x 4800
 2784 x 1856
Maximum Image Resolution
 5568 x 3712
 5568 x 3712
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.2 x 8.8 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixels
18.4MP 23.01MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9

Design

Colour of Product
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x 10x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
16 16
Minimum Aperture Number
4 4
Focal Length Range (f-F)
10 - 100 10 - 100
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
19/12 19/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Nikon 1
Number of Aspheric Elements
3 3
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
55mm 55mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 servo
 tracking
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 servo
 tracking
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.35m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
171
BEST
105
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 12,800
ISO Sensitivity (min)
160 160
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number
5m 5m
Flash Sync-Speed
0.02s
BEST
1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 1280 x 960
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 1280 x 960
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 3840 x 2160@15fps
 1280x720@120fps
 800 x 296@400fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 3840 x 2160@15fps
 1280x720@120fps
 800 x 296@400fps
 1280x720@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 AAC++
 PCM
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,037,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Direct sunlight
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
232g 231g
BEST
Height
60mm 59.7mm
Depth
28.5mm 31.5mm
Width
99.5mm 98.3mm
Lens Weight
298g 298g
Lens Length
70.5mm 70.5mm
Lens Diameter
60.5mm 60.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
232g
BEST
265g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL22 EN-EL24
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 250mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots
BEST
250 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data ViewNX
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 4
 EXPEED 4
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Audio Recording Formats
 PCM
 PCM
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Aluminium
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