Nikon 1 J4

Released April, 2014
  • 18.4 MP
  • Nikon CX 13.2 x 8.8 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
Looking at equivalent raw format images shows how much noise reduction is applied to JPEG images – it's quite heavy handed, but that helps to keep the image looking clean.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2014)
8.1 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Nikon 1 J4

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Nikon 1 J4
Nikon D610
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Nikon 1 J4
focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Nikon 1 J4
Nikon D610
continuous shooting


What do the experts think?

Nikon 1 J4
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Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Nikon 1 J4

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Nikon 1 J4

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon 1 J4
426 ISO
Nikon D610
2,925 ISO
Alpha A5000
1,089 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Nikon 1 J4
2,000 LPH
Nikon D610
2,900 LPH
Nikon 1 V1
2,600 LPH

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 J4
60 fps
Samsung NX11
3 fps
Alpha A5000
3.5 fps

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Nikon 1 J4
20.8 bits
Nikon D610
25.1 bits
Alpha A5000
23.8 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Nikon 1 J4
11.0 ev
Nikon D610
14.4 ev
Alpha A5000
13.0 ev

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

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Nikon J4 review

by Amy Davies |
Despite there being a dedicated record button (also on the top of the camera), you can't actually start recording unless in Video Mode – which is again a little frustrating.
You can either use the directional keys to move to the setting you want to change, or simply tap the screen itself on the setting you wish to use.

Nikon 1 J4 tested at DxOMark
If you are still wondering what was improved/changed in the Nikon 1 J4 camera, see this comparison with the previous J3 model.
We like the contemporary looks, small size, impressive AF and of course the system is maturing.
The lightweight and sleek WP-N3 waterproof housing perfectly fits the Nikon 1 J4 and S2 and maintains your access to key camera controls and buttons.
Additionally, ISO Sensitivity Noise Reduction is now available to help render amazing images when shooting at high ISO ranges by “stacking” multiple (4) shots to help achieve clear and consistent photos even in difficult low-light shooting scenarios.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 18.4 MP
Resolution 4952 x 3712
Size Nikon CX
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 2.7x
Pixel size 6.3 microns
Light sensitivity 160 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 200 ISO to 12,800 ISO
  1. NEF
  2. RAW
  3. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor No
Tested vertical resolution 2,000 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,000 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 171
Cross type focus points 105
Supports continuous Yes


Min 30 s
Max 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 99.5 x 60 x 28.5 mm
Thickness 28.5 mm
Weight 192 g
Is weather sealed No


Is a smart camera No
Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Automatic panorama Yes
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None


Video 1920 x 1080 @ 59.94 fps
Shoots video in 24p No
Shoots high speed video Yes
External mic jack None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes


Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 1,037 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes


Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder None


Max continuous shooting 60 fps
Continuous shooting 60 fps
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