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Nikon Coolpix J4 Digital Camera

MILC 18.4MP 3x Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 15,565 expert and owner reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its MILC cameras range.

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix J4 which do not support wi-Fi, the Coolpix J4 supports wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung NX1100, or the Sony Alpha A5100L which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix J4 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Panasonic DMC-GX1, or the Samsung NX1100 which has better reviews.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 192 grams, the Coolpix J4 is one of the lighter MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix J4 amongst cameras of this age. The weights of cameras of this age and type range from 70g to 680g, and the average weight is 330g.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Coolpix J4 has a greater number of white balance modes than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix J4. The white balances "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix J4 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago. The photo effectss "Black&White" and "Neutral" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix J4 is 33 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. At 1,037,000 pixel, the Coolpix J4 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix J4.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The Nikon Coolpix J4 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The ISO sensitivitys "160", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on comparable spec cameras that are a similar 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 Focusing (AF) Modess

The Coolpix J4 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Continuous Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Nikon camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix J4 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras that are a comparable age to it. 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. Cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix J4 displays range from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The Coolpix J4 has a greater number of power sources than most MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix J4. The power source type "USB" is also supported by this camera.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon Coolpix J4 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds PCM are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix J4 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago which support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Samsung NX1100 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix J4, the Coolpix J4 does not support video capability.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support video capability including the Pentax K-01 ($518.92).

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Not 3D

Most MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix J4 are not 3D. The Coolpix J4 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Sony NEX-7 ($883.13), or the Samsung 20 ($75.97) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix J4 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix J4 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the 20 ($75.97), or the NX1100 both from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix J4 is not waterproof. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix J4 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix J4 does not have an image stabilizer, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The Coolpix J4 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix J4. The flash modes "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 cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a RAW camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix J4. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "DPOF" and "Exif 2.3" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Five Flash Guide Numbers

Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix J4 have between 4 and 10 flash guide numbers, including the Coolpix J4 which has five flash guide numbers.

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

The Nikon Coolpix J4 has a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

This camera's flash exposure correction (±1EV (1/3 EV step)) is in fact the worst flash exposure correction across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix J4.

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

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Coolpix J4 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix J4

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Coolpix J4 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix J4.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Sony Alpha A6000 ($548.00), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95) which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Leica T ($1,281.99) (3.7") which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 18.4 megapixels, the Coolpix J4 has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 18.4MP cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 V3 ($528.00).

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Alpha A5100 ($379.99) (24.3MP), or the Alpha A5100L (24.3MP) both from Sony or the Leica M-P ($682.43) (24MP) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Nikon 1 V3 ($528.00), or the Samsung NX1100 which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth considering include the Olympus SP-810UZ (CCD), or the Leica M Monochrom ($7,450.00) (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Product Identifiers

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