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Nikon1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White)
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (7)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Fast shutter speed (5)
  • Good in low light (4)
  • Good battery life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family photos (6)
  • Travel (6)
  • Low light (4)
  • Sports/action (3)
  • Wildlife (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4), No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Point & Shoot Replacement

I bought this camera for my mom who was suffering with a slow P&S camera that was too slow with only so-so quality images. Her biggest complaint was that it took too...Read complete review

I bought this camera for my mom who was suffering with a slow P&S camera that was too slow with only so-so quality images. Her biggest complaint was that it took too long to focus and actually take the photo that she often missed the moment. I knew mirrorless was the way to go but I didn't want one that was so big that she wouldn't take it with her. The J4 was a perfect match for what she needed. It may very well be the fastest mirrorless camera available. It also has very simple interface with fewer buttons and dials. What's great is that my mom was taking pictures immediately after getting the battery and microsd card loaded. I thought the touch screen was just a gimmick but the camera has a feature where you can touch the screen to select the focus and it takes the picture immediately. My mom really loves taking pictures this way. She also like the best shot mode which records images both before and after the shutter is pressed and you can select the one you want to keep. She tells me everyday how much she loves it and that she started reading the manual - she never reads manuals. I don't think this would replace my DSLR but it has certain features (like its size and the ability to shoot 20 fps) that my DSLR won't touch.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great size but too many short comings.

I just returned the J4 thanks to b&h's excellent customer service. I really liked the compact dimensions and light weight. I use the camera outdoors a lot and the lack of an...Read complete review

I just returned the J4 thanks to b&h's excellent customer service. I really liked the compact dimensions and light weight. I use the camera outdoors a lot and the lack of an EVF made it unusable. The features are good and the image quality was excellent, but I couldn't use my Nikon remote and the manual controls seemed limited. I didn't give it a full chance because the view screen just didn't work for my purposes.

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5.0

Great Camera

By Kim

from Florida

Comments about 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White):

I loved my J1 camera so much I upgraded to the newer model! Light, comfortable, and easy use. Plus it takes great photos and is easy on the eyes. :-)

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4.0

Best camera in its price range

By Luke

from Nashville

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White):

    I bought this as a gift for my mother in law to take pictures of her grandkids. It will be a huge step up from her current camera and should allow her to stay away from smartphones a while longer. I tried it out for a week before sending it on. I can't see getting one for myself, but I was able to produce results better than I would have expected to see from a 1 inch sensor and a kit lens.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Nice camera

    By Knott777

    from USA

    Comments about 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White):

    But the panoramic feature is unsatisfactory for what I want, my phone is far superior at taking panoramic pictures, it seems cameras are behind on this feature. If the sun is in view in the picture this camera will not make a panoramic pic, if there is any lighting difference in the panoramic the picture comes out REALLY bad, plus I like to take only partial panoramic pictures at times and this camera will not allow that, you have to sweep through the entire 180 before it captures the picture... Other than the primitive panoramic feature, I like the Nikon 1 j4...

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    5.0

    Point & Shoot Replacement

    By CameraBoy

    from New York, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Great Resolution
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Sports/Action
    • Video

    Comments about 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Silver):

    I bought this camera for my mom who was suffering with a slow P&S camera that was too slow with only so-so quality images. Her biggest complaint was that it took too long to focus and actually take the photo that she often missed the moment. I knew mirrorless was the way to go but I didn't want one that was so big that she wouldn't take it with her. The J4 was a perfect match for what she needed. It may very well be the fastest mirrorless camera available. It also has very simple interface with fewer buttons and dials. What's great is that my mom was taking pictures immediately after getting the battery and microsd card loaded. I thought the touch screen was just a gimmick but the camera has a feature where you can touch the screen to select the focus and it takes the picture immediately. My mom really loves taking pictures this way. She also like the best shot mode which records images both before and after the shutter is pressed and you can select the one you want to keep. She tells me everyday how much she loves it and that she started reading the manual - she never reads manuals. I don't think this would replace my DSLR but it has certain features (like its size and the ability to shoot 20 fps) that my DSLR won't touch.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Lens Work Great

    By Yaya

    from Kapolei

    Comments about 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White):

    I love the lens. It works great and I don't have to worry about the lens cap or covering it.

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    5.0

    VERY NICE CAMERA

    By FRANCOE1990

    from Hesperia Ca

    Comments about 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White):

    I los this camera U can do so much with it... And it had built in wifi in the camera with a touch screen... OMG it's amazing and for a dry good low price i envoy taking pictures everywhere I go

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    5.0

    Nice compact camera

    By Dallas

    from Reno, NV

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Battery Life
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom
    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Silver):

    I have a large Canon DSLR. However, its bulk prevents my using it in many public situations. The Nikon J4 is idea insofar as it produces excellent quality photos while I can hold it unobtrusively at any angle in my lap, at arm's length, whatever...I find myself getting more and better candid shots than I ever could with the large DSLR.

    I previously owned the J2. The only innovation I don't like is the use of micro memory cards instead of the regular sized ones.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Fast

    By BigDog

    from Campbell, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good in Low Light
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel

      Comments about 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Silver):

      Very easy to use! Love the burst rates.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      J4 & Ultrawide bargain

      By chuck

      from chicago suburbs

      Comments about 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

      Ready to buy the V3 package, I found that the J4 is essentially the same camera. So I got the J4 and a 6.7 - 13mm ultrawide for a thousand bucks, still a couple of hundred less than the V3 alone. I now have a suberb dedicated WA camera and cash in my pocket. State of the art, beautiful lens...

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      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Great size but too many short comings.

      By Dan

      from Carlsbad, Ca

      Comments about 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

      I just returned the J4 thanks to b&h's excellent customer service. I really liked the compact dimensions and light weight. I use the camera outdoors a lot and the lack of an EVF made it unusable. The features are good and the image quality was excellent, but I couldn't use my Nikon remote and the manual controls seemed limited. I didn't give it a full chance because the view screen just didn't work for my purposes.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By Stacker

      from New York

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Battery Life
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Silver):

        The camera quality is outstanding, fast clear pictures. Really like the touch screen to take photos and review them, interface is very simple to use like an iPhone. Also like the built in wifi, nice not to have a cable to offload pictures.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nikon 1 J4 is outstanding~!!

        By DianaH

        from Cedar Crest, N.M.

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Battery Life
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (Black):

          I use to always carry a Nikon Coolpix for quick shots when I needed them. Now that I have purchases the Nikon l J4, I'm finding this camera is small enough to have with me all the time. I wash shock of the clarity of the images, and the resolution is outstanding. This has been a great purchase.
          Again, I am glad I have purchased this camera. I have found Nikon's can take a lot of wear, and this is the reason I always buy Nikon. This J4 is fantastic~!!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          B & H is the best!!!

          By Andy

          from Los Angeles

          Comments about 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White):

          I recently purchased a Nikon 1 J4 from B & H. The price was spot on and was shipped out quickly.
          Their customer service is terrific and I can't wait to visit the store when I come to New York City!!!

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          5.0

          Nikon 1 J4

          By docscott

          from Scotch Plains, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good in Low Light
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel

          Comments about 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White):

          My daughter nd I both own the Nikon1 J3 for the past year and absolutely love it! The quality of the photos are excellent,it's easy to use and it's a great travel camera. I just bought the ugraded J4 model as a present. It still is a great camera but with added features. I would definately buy it again. B&H had the best pricing and was much cheaper than @! I even got free next day deliver!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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