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Overview of the 1 J4
Whether you're travelling, taking family portraits, or simply snapping photos for your social media feed, the Nikon 1 J4 compact camera is here to help you capture life's best moments with ease. As a camera designed specifically for beginners, the Nikon 1 J4 offers intuitive controls, fast autofocus, and interchangeable lenses that allow you to capture high-quality photos and videos without the need for professional-level expertise. Read on to find out more about why the Nikon 1 J4 is the ultimate compact camera for anyone looking to capture unforgettable memories.
Nikon 1 J4 Pros and Cons
Now, we will look more closely at our review of the Nikon 1 J4 camera. We will see what it can do and compare it to other cameras like it. We will tell you what's good about it and what's not so good. This way, you'll know if it's the camera for you!
Build and Construction
Body and dimensions
Nikon 1 J4
|Dimensions||100 x 60 x 29mm|
The Nikon 1 J4 is not sealed against water and dust, so it's important to be careful when using it in such conditions. If you often shoot in environments with water or dust, it's recommended to check out another camera with weather sealing.
Design and Handling
Main design features
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||1,037k dots|
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
This camera has a fixed type 3.00" screen, with a display resolution of 1,037k dots. This makes the Nikon 1 J4 not as suitable for those looking for a vlogging camera as you cannot view yourself while shooting selfies easily. The camera also features a touch screen, which adds to its ease of use.
Nikon 1 J4 does not include a viewfinder. The lack of a viewfinder on the 1 J4 camera may make it less suitable for outdoor photography in bright conditions.
Nikon 1 J4 has a 18MP sized CMOS sensor. You can shoot at maximum resolution of 18 pixels. Nikon 1 J4 has a native ISO range of 160 - 12800 which can be boosted to null - null. It can also save files in RAW format which gives you a wider room for post processing.
Apr 10 2014
160 - 12800
|Extended ISO||null - null|
|Max resolution||5232 x 3488 pixels|
DXO Sensor Scores
Low Light ISO
DXO mark sensor scores
The DXOmark rankings indicate that the Nikon 1 J4 camera has excellent color depth performance, which refers to the number of colors the sensor can distinguish. Additionally, its dynamic range is also excellent, allowing it to retain high amounts of details in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The camera's low light ISO performance is excellent, which is an important factor to consider if you plan to use it in dimly lit indoor environments or at night. Overall the image quality of the 1 J4 is excellent
Camera crop factor (or focal length multiplier) refers to how a camera's sensor size affects the apparent field of view of a lens. Crop factor is determined by comparing the size of a camera's sensor to that of a full-frame sensor, which is a standard reference size for camera sensors.
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Full frame equivalent
This camera: 1'
Connectivity, storage, battery
|Battery Life||300 shots|
The Nikon 1 J4 supports microSD/SDHC/SDXC with 1 slots for storage. This may suffice for everyday use. However, for professional applications such as wedding photography, it is not recommended as a memory card malfunction could lead to the loss of all footage.
The Nikon 1 J4 uses the EN-EL22 model of battery pack. This is rated for 300 shots shots which is high. If you intend to take photos or record videos for an extended period, it might be a good idea to bring along additional batteries.
The Nikon 1 J4 has built in flash which is great for event photography and in low light situations. However it lacks an external flash shoe, which limits you to using the built-in flash.
The Nikon 1 J4 boasts a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/4000s, which is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects in bright environments, such as in sports photography. Faster shutter speeds enable you to freeze the action and capture every detail, making it easier to get the perfect shot.
With a continuous mechanical shutter speed of n/a or an electronic shutter speed of n/a, this camera is not capable of capturing the perfect moment more easily, making it not as suited for wedding, sports, and wildlife photography. Higher shutter speeds make it easier to capture fast-paced action, ensuring that you never miss the perfect shot.
The Nikon 1 J4 includes two autofocus (AF) systems: contrast detection and phase detection, with 171 number of focus points.
While contrast detection is generally more accurate and precise, phase detection autofocus is faster and more effective in most situations, particularly when photographing moving subjects.
Phase detection autofocus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs and then analyzing how they intersect on the camera's sensor. This method allows the camera to determine not only if a subject is in focus but also the direction and distance needed to adjust the focus to achieve perfect sharpness.
On the other hand, contrast detection autofocus works by analyzing the contrast of an image and adjusting the focus until the highest contrast is detected. While this method is very accurate, it can be slow, especially in low light conditions or when photographing moving subjects.
The Nikon 1 J4 features a CMOS sensor
No the 1 J4 does not have weather sealing.
The Nikon 1 J4 was announced on Apr 10 2014
No the 1 J4 does not have in-body image stabilization that can compensate for camera shake, making it easier to shoot handheld in low light conditions.
The 1 J4 has a native ISO range of 160-12800, which can be expanded to ISO null-null for even greater sensitivity in low light conditions.
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