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Nikon 1 J4

The J4’s compact, stylish frame possesses the everyday convenience we all crave in today’s on-the-go world. You’ll never miss a moment of the action with an unparalleled shooting speed of 20 frames per second with autofocus that is faster than even a D-SLR camera. With the J4 by your side, you can confidently take shots that are sure to impress.

Images that surpass your expectations

Shoot exceptionally high-quality shots with the J4’s newly developed 18.4 megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4A image-processing engine. Plus, take sharper, clearer photos at night with a wide range of ISO sensitivities ranging from ISO 160 to 6400 in Auto mode. The J4 has also been designed without an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) sensor to improve the detail and precision of the images you capture.

Blazing fast to keep up with you

The J4 features a super high-speed autofocus (AF) CMOS sensor and the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate*1 of 20 frames per second (with autofocus) and up to around 60 frames per second. It’s all you need to get the shots you desire, at the exact moment the opportunity arises.

Always at your fingertips

The J4 boasts a touch-panel control with simple and intuitive functions, so you can spend more time crafting your images and less time navigating the settings. In addition, the Quick Menu function can be used in both shooting and playback modes, while the enhanced Feature Menu includes new options for quick setting changes.

Share your captures on the spot

Send your photos and videos*2 directly from your camera to a smartphone or tablet with the J4’s built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. Simply download the free Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility app available at the App Store and Google Play to make the transfer right away.

*2 Wireless transfer of videos is available only on Android OS.

Let the camera do all the work

The J4 comes with creative features that assist you in quickly locating the appropriate settings, so you can focus on taking quality photos. Creative Palette is an intelligent touch screen system that allows you to make changes such as image colour, brightness and saturation with just a simple movement of the finger in a ring-like motion. Creative Mode enables simple editing such as portrait enhancement, fine-tuning ISO sensitivity, cross-processing and a toy camera effect – giving more options to stretch your imagination.

Small and mighty

The J4 is one of the smallest and lightest cameras in its class, weighing only 232g (including battery and microSD memory card) and measuring 99.5mm (width) x 60mm (height) x 28.5mm (depth). With its compact design, the J4 is ideal for those who are always on the move, yet refuse to compromise on speed and quality. The J4 is available in four vivid colours – white, black, silver and orange – all finished with a brilliant metallic texture.

Movies that will move you

Capture the action and drama of life with the J4’s superior continuous AF performance and ability to shoot Full HD movies at 1080/60p. To dial up the drama or suspense, turn to slow motion HD movie recording for more impactful scenes. You’ll be spoilt for choice with new Advanced Movie Functions such as “Jump cut”, “Fast motion” and “4-second movie” that pushes the boundaries of your creativity further. If you are looking to capture still images from your movie, use Auto Image Capture to automatically save up to 20 shots as still photos.

Explore a world under the depths

Discover accessories specially designed for the J4 that enable you to shoot high-quality underwater photos and movies. The compact and stylish waterproof case allows you to dive to a depth of 45m, so you can enjoy more opportunities to capture rare marine life sightings. Use the SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight with 4 flash modes to ensure you are never in the dark when it comes to superb pictures of the deep blue sea.

*1 Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of 10 April, 2014. Statement based on Nikon research.

Tech Specs

TypeDigital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mountNikon 1 mount
Effective angle of viewApprox. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Image sensor formatCX
Image sensor typeCMOS
Sensor size13.2mm, x8.8mm
Effective pixels18.4million
Image size (pixels)Still images taken in auto, best moment capture, and all creative modes other than easy panorama (aspect ratio 3 : 2), (L)5232, x3488, (M)3920, x2616, (S)2608, x1744, Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera panned horizontally (aspect ratio 120 : 23) 4800 x 920 Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera panned vertically (aspect ratio 8 : 25) 1536 x 4800 Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera panned horizontally (aspect ratio 240 : 23) 9600 x 920 Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera panned vertically (aspect ratio 4 : 25) 1536 x 9600 Still images taken during movie recording (aspect ratio 3 : 2) 5232 x 3488 (1080/60p, 1080/30p) 1472 x 984 (720/60p, 720/30p) Motion Snapshots (photo portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 5232 x 2936
File formatNEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8) compression, NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control systemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, ; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
MediamicroSD (micro Secure Digital), microSDHC, microSDXC
Card slotsingle
File systemDCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Depth-of-field previewYes
Shooting modesauto; creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M, creative palette, HDR, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, selective color, cross process, and toy camera effect; best moment capture (Active Selection, slow view and Smart Photo Selector); advanced movie (HD movie, slow motion, jump cut, fast motion and 4-second movie), Motion Snapshot
TypeElectronic shutter
Speed1/16,000to, 30s, in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Flash sync speedSynchronizes with shutter at X=1/60s, or slower
ModesS (single frame), Continuous, Self-timer
Frame advance rateApprox. 5, 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps
Self-timer2 s, 10 s
Metering systemTTL metering using image sensor
Metering methodMatrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
ModeP programmed auto with flexible program; S shutter-priority auto; A aperture-priority auto; M manual; scene auto selector
Exposure compensation–3–+3EV, in steps of1/3EV
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at metered value when shutter-release button is pressed halfway
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)200to, 12800, in steps of1EV, ISO 160; 6400(NR); 12800 (NR); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 160–6400, 160–3200, 160–800) available (user controlled in P, S, A, and M modes)
Active D-LightingOn, off
Autofocus systemHybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servoauto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Full-time AF (AF-F), Single AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Manual focus (MF):
Focus areaSingle-point AF: 171 focus areas; the center 105 areas support phase-detection AF Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
AF-area modeSingle-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF)
Face priorityOn, off
Built in flashAuto; Soft, Miniature effect, Selective color, Cross process, Toy camera effect (Creative mode): Flash pops up automatically and fires as required P programmed auto, S shutter-priority auto, A aperturepriority auto, M manual (Creative mode): Manual pop-up
Guide numberApprox. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
Controli-TTL flash control using image sensor
ModeAuto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync, off
Flash compensation-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White balanceAuto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
MeteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor, TTL metering using image sensor
Metering methodMatrix, Center-weighted, Spot
Frame size (pixels) and frame rateHD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) 1280 x 720/30p (29.97 fps) Slow-motion movies 1280 x 720/120 fps (aspect ratio 16 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 768 x 288/400 fps (aspect ratio 8 : 3; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 416 x 144/1200 fps (aspect ratio 26 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) Fast-motion, jump-cut, and 4-second movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) Motion Snapshots (movie portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
File formatMOV
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording formatPCM
Audio recording deviceBuilt-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Maximum recording timeAuto mode: 20 minutes Creative mode: 20 minutes HD movie 20: minutes Slow motion: 3 seconds Fast motion: 20 minutes Jump cut: 20 minutes 4-second movie: 4 seconds
Monitor size7.5cm (3in.) diagonal
Monitor typeTFT LCD touch screen with brightness adjustment
Monitor resolutionApprox.1037k-dot
PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 16 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie and panorama playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
USBHi-Speed USB equivalent
HDMI outputType D HDMI connector
StandardsIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Communications protocolsIEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
Operating frequency2412–2462 MHz (channels 1–11)
Range (line of sight)Approximately 10 m/33 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
Data rate54 Mbps Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.
SecurityAuthentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK Encryption: AES
Wireless setupSupports WPS
Access protocolsInfrastructure
Supported languagesArabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
BatteryOne rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL22 battery
AC adapterEH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5E power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (WxHxD)Approx.99.5, x60.0, x28.5mm (3.9, x2.4, x1.1in.), excluding projections
WeightApprox.232g (8.2), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 192 g (6.8 oz), camera body only
Operating environmentTemperature: 0°C–40°C (+32° F–104°F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesBF-N1000 body cap, AN-N1000 strap, UC-E20 USB cable, ViewNX 2 CD, EN-EL22 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-29 battery charger (AC wall adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), Lens (supplied only if lens kit is purchased with camera)

Sample Images

Sample Videos


Nikon 1 J4 with 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6

Nikon 1 J4 with 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6

The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300MM f/4.5-5.6 lens opens up a world of possibilities for the NIKON 1 J4. This telephoto lens covers an incredible range 189-810mm in 35mm [135] format – ideal for sports and telephoto macro shots. It features a wide maximum aperture of f/4.5-5.6 for exceptional background blur. Super ED Glass elements and Nano Crystal Coat technology ensure crisp images in any lighting. Vibration Reduction minimises camera shake, delivering an effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 4.0 stops faster at full zoom. Lightweight and portable, this high-performance lens perfectly complements the NIKON 1 J4.

Nikon 1 J4 with 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM

Nikon 1 J4 with 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM

This kit combines versatility with portability. The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens covers a frequently used range (27-81mm in 35mm [135] format) that is ideal for wide-angles, portraits and macros. With its advanced optics and Vibration Reduction function, you’ll capture highly detailed images with beautiful background blur. The cap-less design features an electrically controlled lens cover so you can quickly shoot after powering up. A power zoom ring allows accurate manual zooming in any shooting condition.

Nikon 1 J4 with 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM and 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6

Nikon 1 J4 with 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM and 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6

Be ready for anything with this double lens kit for the NIKON 1 J4. The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens lets you capture wide-angle shots and portraits with impressive clarity. An electrically controlled lens cover eliminates the need for a lens cap so you are ready to shoot after powering up. The 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 extends your NIKON 1 J4’s focal length up to 297mm in 35mm [135] format equivalent for shooting close-ups with stunning clarity and detail. Both lenses feature Vibration Reduction to minimise camera shake.

Nikon 1 J4 with 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6

Nikon 1 J4 with 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6

This kit offers a portable one-lens setup that covers a wide range of shooting styles. The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 lens captures wide-angle shots, portraits and sporting action with ease. Vibration Reduction reduces camera shake for perfectly focused photos and smooth videos.