Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of V1 vs J4

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting


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Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Nikon 1 J4 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon 1 J4  based on its image quality and focusing.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon 1 V1 vs J4

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

Nikon 1 V1
346 ISO
Nikon 1 J4
426 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

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

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 V1
60 fps
Nikon 1 J4
60 fps

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

Nikon 1 V1
21.3 bits
Nikon 1 J4
20.8 bits

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

Nikon 1 V1
11.0 ev
Nikon 1 J4
11.0 ev

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 V1  vs J4 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon 1 V1
10 MP
Nikon 1 J4
18.4 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon 1 V1
6,400 ISO
Nikon 1 J4
12,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon 1 V1
11.6 microns
Nikon 1 J4
6.3 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nikon 1 V1  vs
Megapixels 10 MP 18.4 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592 4952 x 3712
Size Nikon CX Nikon CX
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 2.7x 2.7x
Pixel size 11.6 microns 6.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 160 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 200 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Self cleaning sensor Yes No
Tested vertical resolution 2,600 LPH 2,000 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,600 LPH 2,000 LPH

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Phase detection
Focus points 135 171
Supports continuous No Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/16000 s 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 113 x 76 x 43.5 mm 99.5 x 60 x 28.5 mm
Thickness 43.5 mm 28.5 mm
Weight 294 g 192 g
Is weather sealed No No


Nikon 1 V1  vs
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 59.94 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video Yes Yes
External mic jack 3.5mm None
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Contrast detection


Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,037 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes No
Type Electronic N/A
Coverage 100% N/A


Max continuous shooting 60 fps 60 fps
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
60 fps


Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No Yes
Automatic panorama No Yes
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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