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Nikon 1 J4 Summary

18 Megapixels18 MegapixelsHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Micro Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Micro Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Nikon 1 J4 Assessment

The Nikon 1 J4 is a compact SLD with a unique 18 megapixels sensor which provides ultra-fast Phase-Detect autofocus, continuous shooting up to 60 FPS and full 1080p HD video. The J4 packs this into an very compact and sturdy body which features a single control-dial.

The J4 produces low-noise images up to ISO 400 and usable results until ISO 3200 for small prints. The most impressive aspect of the J4 is its speed. The autofocus and stutter-lag are class-leading with excellent shot-to-shot speeds, as long as Instant Review is disabled. If not, then there is a noticeable blackout too.

In short, the Nikon 1 J4 leads in terms of speed while trailing behind in terms of output quality. Video on the other hand is actually quite good. It starts and stops instantly and provides plenty of features for such an entry-level model.

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PROS CONS
Ultra-fast autofocus until very low light Above average image noise
Usable up to ISO 3200 Severe image softness
Excellent metering Narrow dynamic range
Virtually no blackout without Instant Review Instant Review impacts performance
Superb shot-to-shot speed without Instant Review Incorrect exposure and white-balance preview
Quick and responsive Very few direct controls
Good LCD sharpness Short battery-life
Extremely quiet
Solid build quality
AverageAverage Average

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By Neocamera on 2014-11-08

Nikon J4 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 13 x 9mm

1" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

18 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 160-12800
Nikon 1 Mount
2.7X FLM
Shutter 1/16000-30s
60 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video RecordingCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
3" LCD 1 MegapixelsSpot-Metering
Lithium-Ion Battery
Micro Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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