Nikon 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White)

Nikon 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White)

Nikon 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White)

B&H # NI1J41030W MFR # 27684
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Product Highlights

  • 18.4MP CX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4A Image Processor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • 3.0" 1,037k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Hybrid AF System
  • 20 fps Shooting with Full-Time AF
  • NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Lens
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Nikon J4 Overview

  • 1Description

The white Nikon 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a versatile camera featuring a CX-format 18.4MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4A image processor to produce high-resolution stills and full HD movies with notable sensitivity to ISO 12800. The combination of these two technologies also affords fast performance throughout the camera, including a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 20 fps with full-time autofocus and a 120 fps movie frame rate for recording slow motion sequences. Complementing the imaging assets is an equally deft Hybrid AF System, which combines both phase- and contrast-detection focusing methods to deliver AF performance that is both quick and precise.

Within the compact overall form factor, a large 3.0" 1,037k-dot touchscreen LCD is available for intuitive navigation throughout the menu system as well as for employing touch focus and shutter release controls. Additionally, this interface also provides a simple means to access the built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for instant image transfer to linked mobile devices.

Included with the camera body is the sleek 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-81mm. This wide-angle to short telephoto lens features a Power-Drive zoom mechanism, for quick, smooth control, and VR image stabilization to suppress the effects of camera shake.

18.4MP CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 4A Image Processor
A CX-format 18.4MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4A image processor work together to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p video recording with notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 12800. These two technologies also work together to enable a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, benefitting the continuous shooting, movie recording, and autofocus systems. Furthermore, the sensor's design also omits the traditional optical low-pass filter to enhance overall image sharpness and resolution.
Hybrid AF System
Employing both contrast- and phase-detection focusing methods, the 1 J4 features an all-around autofocusing system that is fast, precise, and controllable. When working with fast-paced, moving subject matter, phase-detection AF excels in its ability to quickly acquire focus utilizing a 105-point array that covers a broad range of the image frame. In difficult lighting conditions, the contrast-detection method is the chosen focusing system and uses 171 points across the entire frame to ensure critical sharpness. The advanced hybrid system oscillates between these two methods depending on the detected scene type in order to continuously produce crisp imagery regardless of the lighting or subject matter.
High-Speed Continuous Shooting
High-speed continuous shooting is benefitted by both the processing power as well as the phase-detection focusing method to support full-resolution recording of up to 20 fps with full-time focusing to maintain consistent sharpness. With the focus position fixed after the first recorded frame, continuous shooting up to an impressive 60 fps is possible in order to clearly record and freeze even the fastest movements.
Full HD Movie Recording
Full HD 1080p video recording is supported at 60 fps with the ability to also record at 120 fps at 1280 x 720 for slow motion sequences. Clear audio is recorded via an on-board stereo microphone and full-resolution still images can be simultaneously recorded while capturing video. Additionally, electronic VR image stabilization is available to help minimize the appearance of camera shake that is especially prevalent when recording handheld.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
Built-in Wi-Fi enables you to instantly share imagery from the 1 J4 to your linked iOS or Android mobile device for instant sharing via email, text message, or to social media sites.
  • Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
  • Communications protocols: IEEE 802.11b (DSSS/CCK), IEEE 802.11g (OFDM)
  • Operating frequency: 2412-2462 MHz (channels 1-11)
  • Range (line of site): Approximately 32.8' / 10m (with no interference)
  • Data rate: 54 Mbps (maximum logical rate according to IEEE standard)
  • Security: Authentication - Open system, WPA2-PSK; Encryption - AES
  • Wireless setup: Supports WPS
  • Access protocol: Infrastructure
1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Lens
Included with the camera body is the versatile 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens; a wide-angle to portrait-length zoom providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-81mm. The Power-Drive zoom mechanism affords smooth and precise control over the zoom placement, making it ideal for use when recording videos. Built-in VR image stabilization works to minimize the appearance of camera shake to benefit working with longer shutter speeds. Additionally, the lens' compact form factor is complemented by a built-in lens cover, alleviating the need for a lens cap.
Other Camera Features
  • A large, bright 3.0" 1,037k-dot touchscreen LCD permits clear image monitoring and review, as well as touch-to-focus, touch-shutter release, and intuitive navigation throughout the menu system.
  • Picture Control modes allow you to set predefined looks to imagery in-camera, and include Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, and user-customizable settings.
  • Best Moment Capture allows you to view live action in slow motion and replay it as many times as you need to get the best shot using Slow View.
  • Smart Photo Selector will quickly capture a burst of 20 images and automatically select the best 5 using intelligent pre-set criteria.
  • Motion Snapshot mode will capture a still image as well as 1.6 seconds of slow-motion video before and after, then automatically compile both the footage and photo into a unique file that is ideal for sharing.
  • Shooting modes: Advanced movie mode (includes HD movie, slow motion, fast motion, jump cut, and 4-second movie), Auto Photo mode, Creative mode (including: creative pallet, HDR, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, selective color, cross process, and toy camera effect), Motion Snapshot (16:9), P programmed auto with flexible program, S shutter-priority auto, A aperture-priority auto, M manual, and Best Moment Capture mode (includes Slow View, Active Selection, and Smart Photo Selector).
  • Language support: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
In the Box
Nikon 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White)
  • Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Lens (White)
  • EN-EL22 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1010mAh)
  • MH-29 Battery Charger
  • UC-E20 Micro USB Cable
  • AN-N1000 Neck Strap for Nikon 1 Series Digital Camera (White)
  • BF-N1000 Body Cap for Nikon 1 Cameras
  • ViewNX 2 Software CD
  • Short Movie Creator CD
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Nikon J4 Specs

    Pixels 18.4 Megapixel
    Bit Depth 12-Bit
    AV Recording
    Aspect Ratio 8:3, 16:9
    Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Full-Time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 171
    Phase Detection: 105
    Exposure Control
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Matrix, Spot
    White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade, Underwater
    Continuous Shooting Up to 60 fps at 18.4 MP for up to Exposures
    Up to 30 fps at 18.4 MP for up to Exposures
    Up to 20 fps at 18.4 MP for up to Exposures
    Up to 10 fps at 18.4 MP for up to Exposures
    Up to 5 fps at 18.4 MP for up to Exposures
    Flash Modes Fill Flash, Off, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Battery 1 x EN-EL22 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
    Kit Lens
    Angle of View 77 to 22 40'
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" / 19.99 cm
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.28 x 1.10" / 57.91 x 27.94 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.7 x 6.0 x 4.7"

    Nikon J4 Reviews

    1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens (White) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice compact camera 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.
    Date published: 2014-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2015-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from j4 camera So far I love this camera. I thought I needed the wide angle lens but I think the one that comes standard on the camera seems to work just fine! It is the 10-30 mm. I do love the 30-110 mm lens. Everything seems pretty simple to operate so far and I am enjoying getting crisp clean photos.
    Date published: 2014-08-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice camera 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...
    Date published: 2015-02-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2014-10-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best camera in its price range 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.
    Date published: 2015-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon 1 J4 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!
    Date published: 2014-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon 1 J4 is outstanding!! 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!!!!
    Date published: 2014-08-03
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    Can I use Nikon Nikkor lenses with this camera ( Nikon 1 J4?) If I can, does the AF work normally? If I need an adapter, where can I buy it?
    Asked by: Robert E.
    No, the 1-series cameras only accept the lenses made specifically for them. I am not aware of any adaptors for this camera. Bear in mind that the sensor is so small that you would have a very large crop factor (around 2.7x) if you use a conventional full-frame lens
    Answered by: Don K.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    Is possible to control the camera with an iphone?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I believe you can, but I haven't tried it yet!
    Answered by: Andy L.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    Can I send photos via wifi to my home pc? Upon reading other reviews, it sounds like the wifi feature is limited to a bluetooth-type connection with a smartphone.
    Asked by: Chase F.
    I use an app on my iPhone to email photos wherever I wish, even my own email on my laptop. It's simple, otherwise I wouldn't be able to do it!!! Seriously, it's simple.
    Answered by: Jan M.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    is this camera waterproof?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    No more so than any standard DSLR or other camera.
    Answered by: John N.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    Can I attach external flash?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Nope. No external flash option
    Answered by: Paul F.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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