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Nikon 1 J4 Digital Camera

$199.00
MILC 18.4MP CMOS SDXC Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Two industry awards
Good technical features
Still no display button
72 Reviews + 2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites liked this camera. The author at review website Ephotozine gave this Nikon digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the editor of website PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would endorse it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 75%.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 107 user reviews the average user rating of this Nikon digital camera is 87%. 18 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 3,033 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 97% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had good features. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Despite the impressive headline features found on the J4”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had email functionality. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “The 1 J4 has built-in Wi-Fi to connect this ILC with a compatible smartphone, where you can easily back up, email, or share your digital images on socia”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon 1 J4 supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon 1 J4 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. 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. The best video resolution of all high megapixel cameras that were released one year ago is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Support

Good Support

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon 1 J4 had good technical guidance. Dxomark.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Adopting the same sensor as the Nikon 1 V3 will certainly help the Nikon 1 J4 gain some traction with sales, given the price.”. Three years ago Privateseller2000 scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The instructions are clear and explain everything well”. The Lambanana mentioned on Amazon in the same month “If you have any questions feel free to post a comment and I'll do my best to help you”.


Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

One person who bought it considered that it was good in terms of power usage. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “4 gb- reference design- low power usage”.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 1 J4 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including the Medion Life X44022 which is cheaper; or the Canon EOS M10 ($316.75) which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Sony DSC-WX350 ($249.49).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon 1 J4 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Canon SX610 HS ($125.00).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Canon SX540 HS ($307.00), or the Sony DSC-WX350 ($249.49).

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Good Stills and Videos

Five customers who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was good for video recording. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Good stills and videos” nonetheless they only rated the Nikon 1 J4 60 out of 100. Ephotozine wrote “High speed video modes” . Steves-Digicams.com said on Steve's Digicams three years ago “Selective Color, Miniature Effect, Easy Panorama ModeJump Cut, Fast Motion, Four Second Video”.

Very Fast Focusing

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon 1 J4 “Very fast focusing” . Digitaltrends.com also mentioned “Fast autofocus and continuous shooting rate” in their review. Expert website Photographyblog.com said “Boasting continuous shooting speeds of 20fps with continuous autofocus and 60fps with fixed-point autofocus, Ful”.

Three people who bought it agreed that it had a good lens. Three years ago Ephotozine said “1030mm lens gives very good macro shots” in their review of this digital camera. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “The issues with the camera's operation are a pain, while the kit lens is less than impressive”. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Trusted Reviews “What is the Nikon 1 J4? The Nikon 1 J4 is a very small interchangeable lens compact system camera that takes over from the Nikon 1 J3” and scored it 70 out of 100.

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Very Fast Shooting

Seventeen customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Crazy continuous shooting up to 60 fps”. What Digital Camera mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Lightning fast continuous shooting” and rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. Ephotozine mentioned “High speed continuous shooting”.

Eleven owners who reviewed the product thought it was able to produce good images. Digitalversus.com scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on Digital Versus three years ago “Still fails to grasp that fifth star due to stagnating image”. Privateseller2000 said on Amazon “It takes fantastic photos and the picture quality is very high due to it having a high number of megapixels”. Two years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera “Takes good photos” although they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this digital camera “Near-instantaneous autofocu, even in low light”. Dave mentioned two years ago “Works well in low light and its nice to have the flexibility of changing lenses”.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good image sensor.

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Still No Display Button

Nine owners said in their reviews that it did not have a good screen. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Still no display button”. Digitaltrends.com also said “Screen image highly noisy in low light” in their review. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “When the machine goes to turn off the monitor after x amount of time(Blue screen crash” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 60 out of 100.

Two owners reckoned that it was not mirrorless. Expert review site Techgoondu.com said “The mirrorless market has not exactly taken over the world”. Three years ago expert review site Mashable.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Mirrorless cameras are no longer experimental camera products”.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon 1 J4 has a hand strap, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon 1 J4 has a battery charger included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon 1 J4 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a batteries included.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon 1 J4 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon 1 J4 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX3000 ($224.99).

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon 1 J4 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The Nikon 1 J4 features histogram. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year also feature histogram.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon 1 J4 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon 1 J4 has an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon 1 J4 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon 1 J4 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Quiet

Twelve owners who bought the Nikon 1 J4 reckoned that it was quiet. Amazon.co.uk wrote four years ago “Quiet, powerful card” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Runs quiet good version of a mid range graphics comes packaged well” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also said “Still powerful enough for today's demanding games; 4GB VRAM; needs only one 6-pin PCIe connector; relatively cool and quiet; very overclockable” in their review.

Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Amazon.co.uk wrote four years ago “No pump noise or coil whine on this one” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon.co.uk also said “I do not notice any noise what so ever as I have read in other reviews regarding Fury cards” in their review.

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Noisy

Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Amazon.co.uk wrote four years ago “No pump noise or coil whine on this one” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon.co.uk also said “I do not notice any noise what so ever as I have read in other reviews regarding Fury cards” in their review.

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Lens System

Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras of this type and age range from 3.5 to 38. At 16, the Nikon 1 J4 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Nikon 1 J4 of 4 is one of the largest amongst digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera. The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras of this age and type range from 1.8 to 16.

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Design

Build Quality

Nine people who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. Digitaltrends.com said “Build quality”. Digitaltrends.com also mentioned “Good image quality for outdoors Builtin WiFi Minimalist design” in their review. Ephotozine wrote “Good image quality and colour” in their review of the Nikon 1 J4.

Build Quality

Nine customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Three years ago Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Qualit de construction” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “This card also fell right into the sweet spot for me and ticked all the right boxes for my build and needs”. In the same month Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “The J4 also features built in Wi-Fi, making it easy to send”.

One owner said in their reviews that it was reliable. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Was looking to upgrade from my trusty ol' Radeon HD 6670 1GB” .

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New Chassis Design is Welcome

Nine customers who reviewed it said that it was well designed. Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Smal, light and attractive design”. What Digital Camera wrote in their Nikon 1 J4 review “New chassis design is welcome” . Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon 1 J4 will have no trouble finding fans thanks to its ease-of-use, touchscreen, high responsiveness, compact size and minimalist design”.

Seven owners concluded that the product was good looking. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Highest Temps I've gotten is 70C which is pretty acceptable to me” although they only scored the product 3 stars out of 5. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Nice asthetics, pretty looking card” in their review. Amateurphotographer.co.uk gave the product a score of 78 out of 100 and mentioned “Its aesthetically beautiful for one and feels premium”.

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Touchscreen Makes Navigating Menus Simple

Seven people said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Digitaltrends.com said three years ago “Touchscreen makes navigating menus simple” in their Nikon 1 J4 review however they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Amazon.co.uk said “Higher end games like ARK run well on high settings”. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Plays all my all my games at 1080p 60fps high settings (most intense ones I own KSP” in their review.

Six people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Privateseller2000 said on Amazon “I highly recommend this camera to anyone looking for a good and easy to use camera” in their review of this digital camera. Privateseller2000 also wrote “The wifi function is very easy to use and also convenient” in their review. Daipenn wrote on Amazon “Very clear photo's easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com wrote two years ago “It's lovely to hold”. One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Amazon.co.uk said “Easy To Set Up” however despite that they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Stylish Metal Body

Fifteen owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact. Three years ago Ephotozine gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Compact stylish metal body”. Expert website Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera in the same month “The Nikon 1 J4 is a new compact system camera featuring an 18-megapixel “CX” format sensor with no low-pass filter” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera on Ephotozine “The Nikon 1 J4 is a stylish compact system camera from Nikon”.

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. Digitaltrends.com mentioned three years ago “Compact, lightweight”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Four years ago Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “So far performance wis it's crushing my very heavily modded Skyrim at 1080p on Ultra detail” however despite that they rated it 60 out of 100. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Operates Very quietly even under heavy load” in their review.

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was good structurally. One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was a good body shape. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote three years ago “Features a stylised metal body”.

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Heavy and Bulky

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Four years ago Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “So far performance wis it's crushing my very heavily modded Skyrim at 1080p on Ultra detail” however despite that they rated it 60 out of 100. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Operates Very quietly even under heavy load” in their review.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 232 grams, the Nikon 1 J4 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX350 ($249.49) (137g).

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon 1 J4 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 160, 800, 3200, 6400 and 12800 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the 1 J4.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon 1030mm30110mm, vva214k00116gb
Barcodes 00018208276837, 00018208276875, 00018208277056, 00018208874774, 00018208874781, 00018208938643, 00018208997893, 00115380585228, 00115380595227, 00115380605223, 01529080000001, 08033737553626

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