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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. Lock Onto Action
The cameras created for those who refuse to let life pass them by. Fast, light and assuring quality performance shot after shot, Nikon 1 is the compact answer for capturing all the action of your active lifestyle. Unbelievable AF speed, a brand new CMOS sensor, world-renowned EXPEED image processing and effortless handling. A potent combination guaranteed to preserve every moment in beautiful photos and movies beyond your wildest imagination.
Nikon’s technological prowess is nowhere more evident than in the advanced hybrid AF system. Featuring phase-detection AF — the same type as found in digital SLR cameras and with 105 AF points — the system is key to the camera’s excellent speed and pinpoint focus precision over virtually the entire frame. The snappy performance of phase-detection AF and wide coverage make it easy to pull subjects into sharp focus. Whether capturing the joyous smiles of your little ones or all the excitement of an action-packed race, you’re sure to appreciate the speed benefits of this incredibly fast AF.
Nikon 1 J4’s advanced AF covers virtually the entire frame with 171 AF points. The all-important central area employs both phase-detection and contrast-detect points, automatically switching between the two depending on subject and lighting. Quick phase-detection AF is used to capture most scenes, including dynamic action beyond the reach of digital SLR cameras. But in dim settings — or when the subject lies outside the central frame — contrast-detect AF takes over, effectively expanding the focus area to ensure that subjects near peripheries are precisely focused.
Continuous AF actively maintains focus on moving subjects when shooting at 20 fps*. This lets you freeze expressions and movements in action sequences that only Nikon 1 can catch. Just frame the shot, press the shutter-release button halfway and Nikon 1 J4 locks focus on a moving subject. Continue pressing all the way and you’ve got a sharp, high-speed sequence at 20 fps without having to worry about focus. Thanks to the powerful image-processing engine, you can also fire off a sequence at 60 fps in RAW format with the focus fixed at a specific point.
There’s nothing more annoying than pressing the shutter-release button and waiting for what seems an eternity while that magic moment slips away. Not so with Nikon 1 J4, the camera that responds instantaneously. Its miniscule shooting time lag makes operation more intuitive, letting you capture shots that can come and go in a heartbeat. This quality is enhanced by the capless 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM, specially designed to keep pace with the camera’s blazing-fast AF.
Capture the action and take home an exciting memory.
Just when is the decisive moment? Rather than guessing, get help using Active Selection. As the action begins to unfold, press the shutter-release button. The camera shoots 20 photos for approximately one second; either all 20 before and through actual shutter release or a total of 20 shots including before, during and after release. When finished shooting, you can review the sequence and decide which images to keep. Save the entire sequence or just the ones that capture the essence of the moment. The choice is yours with Active Selection.
Shots of parties and groups? Automatically save the best and delete the rest.
Poring over group shots to find the best of the bunch isn’t much fun. So let Smart Photo Selector do the work for you. Just compose the shot then begin pressing the shutter-release button. From the halfway point, Nikon 1 J4 starts shooting and continues until a few moments after you fully press and release the button, recording up to 20 images. The camera then automatically saves the five most pleasing shots and displays what it determines to be the best based on eye blinks, composition and camera-shake blur. Unneeded images are deleted for you. No more worries about missing a great shot due to people blinking, falling out of the frame or blur caused by a shaky hand. You can also set the camera to save and display only one image from the sequence, making it easier than ever to capture the perfect shot.
Pick and choose the best shot from a slow-motion sequence.
Knowing just when to take the shot while trying to capture fast-moving action can sometimes be difficult. Slow view solves this problem. Simply press the shutter-release button halfway and Nikon 1 J4 records up to 20 frames at 30 fps. The LCD monitor displays the action occurring in slow motion. When you see the shot you like, press the button the rest of the way and the image is automatically saved.
Add movement to everyday snaps and watch them come to life with a newfound vibrancy. Motion Snapshot appends four seconds of slow-motion video along with ambient sounds or background music to a normal snapshot. Just point and shoot. It’s as easy as taking a photo. Motion Snapshots are created in-camera. No special editing skills or software are required so you can enjoy them immediately. To create a fascinating and compelling visual story of your next excursion, combine up to eight Motion Snapshots into one riveting narrative completely in-camera.
Because Motion Snapshots are automatically created in-camera, you can view and share them on the LCD monitor immediately. For added enjoyment, use bundled Nikon Movie Editor software to add music or create unique visual odysseys by combining Motion Snapshots, photos and Full HD movies into a single movie.
Put more excitement into your Motion Snapshots with this mobile app from Randido Inc. Add special effects, combine multiple Motion Snapshots into one and upload your creations to YouTube.
2. Remarkable Imaging
Thanks to a new Nikon CX-format CMOS sensor with 18.4 effective megapixels and high-speed readout, Nikon 1 J4 takes marvelous photos and Full HD movies brimming with lifelike detail. With no optical low-pass filter between the sensor and lens, you are assured of crystal clear image definition at extremely high resolution, offering a great deal of freedom to trim images yet still maintain clarity.
The sensor also shines in dim environments, offering low-noise performance up to ISO 12800. Boasting a remarkably quick readout speed, the sensor contributes to rapid AF and high continuous shooting rates. Moreover, it lets you snap photos at maximum resolution while simultaneously recording Full HD movies without the momentary blackout that plagues lesser cameras — a Nikon 1 exclusive.
Fast, dependable and powerful. What better way to describe this workhorse? The newly designed engine is an accelerated version of previous EXPEED models. Actually two separate engines — one the same as used in Nikon digital SLRs — new EXPEED essentially splits operations into image processing and readout, making short work of the many processor-intensive tasks such as Full HD movies, night landscapes and high dynamic range photos. You’ll see the difference in smooth, subtly gradated photos and movies with reduced noise across the entire image. And by contributing to the image sensor’s fast readout, this dual-engine image processor allows continuous shooting of full-resolution photos at an astounding 60 fps.
3. Minimalist Design
Imagine renowned Nikon technology in an exceptionally small and compact body. Now imagine the endless possibilities. Slung over your shoulder or stowed inside a bag, Nikon 1 J4 is always at hand, ready in an instant to capture spectacular high-resolution photos and beautiful Full HD movies. Weighing just 192 g and with a slim 28.5 mm profile — due mainly to the smaller battery and use of microSD media — the camera is so light and compact you can easily take it anywhere.
Each lens in the comprehensive 1 NIKKOR lineup is designed for fast and efficient handling, whether shooting, changing lenses or just carrying with the camera. Based on the dedicated 1 mount, the lenses are compact and lightweight, with select models featuring advancements such as smooth power drive zoom and Nikon’s own Silent Wave Motor (SWM). Try Nikon 1 J4 with new 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM and discover a camera-lens combination that’s excellent for shots around the house, out on the town or during your dream vacation.
Nikon 1 J4 forms the core of a sophisticated yet easy-to-use system for a wide range of photographic applications. Whether you want a point-and-shoot camera for preserving memories of kids as they grow through the years, or need pro-caliber performance for underwater or high-speed photography, this new addition to Nikon 1 Series is fully supported by a fine selection of dedicated accessories.
Each component in the system fits Nikon 1 J4 perfectly. This concept extends to new accessories such as WP-N3 Waterproof Case and SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight as well as previous-generation options like FT1 Mount Adapter and LD-1000 LED Light.
The irresistible one. A camera that combines exquisite styling with extraordinarily easy operation. From the seamlessly integrated front and top hairline-aluminum covers to the intelligent control layout, you’ll feel a special quality that makes Nikon 1 J4 truly unique.
Based on the minimal design for which Nikon 1 Series is instantly recognized, this new addition boasts notable refinements such as subtly sharper edges and a diamond-cut shutter-release button. And with four color variations — white, black, silver and orange — anyone is sure to find their perfect match to capture all those unforgettable moments.
The hairline aluminum covering on the front and top exudes an elegant sheen, nicely complementing the sturdy block shape — a sleek, solid appearance that fits any scene or style.
A natural fusion. Seamlessly melding the front and top covers adds a sense of refinement that is enhanced by the gracefully squared edges — a new look that is bound to turn heads.
Where form meets function. Controls are logically arranged, ideally spaced and operate with a pleasing tactile quality to ensure outstanding shooting ease — a nice touch for any hand.
4. Superior Operability
Experience the ultimate in shooting freedom and flexibility. Equipped with a handy touch-screen LCD monitor and intuitive user interface, Nikon 1 J4 provides a fast, simple way to catch any memorable moment you chance upon. This new level of operational ease heightens convenience, allowing anyone to shoot with confidence. You’ll also find the bright 7.5 cm (3-in.), approximately 1037k-dot, TFT LCD monitor ideal for composing shots and viewing results afterwards. Adding to your shooting comfort are redesigned menus and easy-to-view icons. Devised for optimal accessibility, this new look gives you a hassle-free way to quickly check and adjust the camera’s many settings.
Nikon 1 J4 provides convenient touch-screen operation. See a shot you like? Just tap the screen once to focus and take the photo. Almost anything you can do with buttons and dials can now be performed by tapping or sliding your finger on the LCD monitor. You can also combine touch operation with conventional controls: Select the AF point by tapping on the monitor then shoot with the shutter-release button. In addition, touch icons are ideally sized to minimize operation errors.
Simply press the F (Feature) button on the multi selector to display the menu then adjust shooting or playback settings. The sharp LCD monitor and uncluttered user interface facilitate operation, which can be performed using buttons, via the touch screen or a combination of both. Easy-to-understand icons aid in choosing the appropriate mode.
Life is meant for sharing and Nikon 1 J4 is happy to oblige. Built-in Wi-Fi support lets you upload photos and movies to social networking sites via your smartphone or tablet. Because the camera connects directly to smart devices, there is no need for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Use wireless connectivity to share moments with others via SNS or preview shots on larger tablets. You can also shoot remotely using a smart device — a great aid for including yourself in the shot.
Transform ordinary scenes into photos of extraordinary works of photographic expression with Creative mode. 12 modes give you all the tools needed to unleash your creative instincts and fine-tune images with a look that is all your own. Add to the mix new Creative Palette and see how easy it is to generate seriously striking photographs.
Fantastic photos are only a touch away.
Creative Palette puts creativity at your fingertips by allowing you to modify the look of photos via the touch-screen LCD monitor or multi selector before you shoot. While viewing your shot on the monitor, select Creative Palette and the camera automatically detects one of four scenes — Portrait, Close up, Landscape or Other. It then displays a ring showing four effects that you can apply to the scene. Slide your finger around the ring or rotate the multi selector and watch brightness, saturation and white balance change between the different effects. When you’ve got just the right look, take the shot. What you see is what you get. Transitions between effects are smoothly applied, allowing you to adjust precisely how the image will turn out.
Tame high-contrast scenes such as backlit subjects or brilliantly lit landscapes to produce photos that closely resemble what the eye sees. When shooting in this mode, the camera combines two images shot at different exposures then combines them into one high dynamic range (HDR) photo that maintains details over the entire image, from shining highlights to deep shadows.
Give your photos a dated, nostalgic look. Softly gradated vignetting at the corners makes the image look as if taken with a point-and-shoot camera of yesteryear. The degree of vignetting and saturation of the entire image are adjustable over three settings.
Tint images with different hues to alter the mood. Select from blue, red, green or yellow tints.
Make photos you are shooting resemble dioramas. This is great for turning everyday scenes into fascinating shots of toylike wonder.
Add a gauzy, dreamy look to photos. This subdues tones and turns radiant sunshine into shimmering veils of light. For portraits, you can opt to lessen the effect on faces for more flattering results, with the subject clearly distinguished from other elements in the photo.
Use this feature to shoot stunning panoramas. Capture majestic landscapes and exciting cityscapes in all their expansive glory. When shooting with a wide-angle lens, the panoramic effect is further enhanced.
Pick out a colored object in a photo then highlight it against a monochrome background. A truly unique way to add an artistic flair to everyday shots.
P: Programmed auto
Let Nikon 1 J4 automatically optimize both shutter speed and aperture for perfectly exposed photos.
S: Shutter-priority auto
Select a shutter speed and let the camera automatically set the proper aperture. This is ideal for controlling subject motion: Select fast shutter speeds to freeze action and slower ones to express movement.
A: Aperture-priority auto
Select an aperture and let the camera automatically set the proper shutter speed. This is ideal for controlling blur: Select large apertures (small f-numbers) to blur objects in the foreground/background and small apertures (large f-numbers) to clearly render objects in the foreground/background.
For complete creative control over subject motion and background/foreground blur, manually set both aperture and shutter speed.
Reduce noise in nighttime cityscapes, vibrantly colored sunsets or any other static, dimly lit setting without using a tripod. The camera takes four consecutive, high-speed shots at either ISO 6400 (NR) or 12800 (NR) then combines them into one striking photo with vastly reduced image noise.
Take the guesswork out of shooting while heightening creative enjoyment. Simply enable Live image control to see how images will look before releasing the shutter. This is particularly useful when experimenting with different effects and settings. Each time you adjust contrast, background blur, brightness or shutter speed, results are displayed on the LCD monitor in real-time. After you obtain the look you want, snap the picture. A truly simple way to obtain truly impressive results! In addition to ensuring that images come out as expected, this mode provides an easy way to learn more about how different settings affect the final image, helping expand your understanding of photography.
To blur or not to blur, you decide. Make subjects stand out by softening the background/foreground with delicate bokeh, or render every element of a composition in sharp focus.
Preserve highlight and shadow details in high-contrast scenes. This is a good way to capture details when shooting a brightly lit outdoor scene from inside and framed through a window, or a shaded subject on a sunny day.
This smart Nikon 1 feature frees you from complicated operations, allowing you to concentrate on getting your best shot. For example, the camera automatically detects whether a scene is a portrait, landscape, night portrait, night landscape, close up or other and selects the setting that will give you optimal results.
Face-priority technology allows you to take photos at special events without fuss. The camera automatically recognizes and focuses on the subject’s face, following them wherever they move. Able to detect a maximum of five faces at a time, it’s an extremely convenient function when taking photos at memorable events and parties.
Turn on the auto distortion control, and you can compensate for barrel distortion when using a wide-angle lens, or pincushion distortion when using a telephoto lens.
Give your photos your own unique touch. Picture Control allows you to produce particular effects — for example, making your pictures more vivid, portrait-style or monochrome. Altogether there are 6 settings — Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape.
A built-in i-TTL flash pops up automatically when the camera detects that you're shooting in low light.
Engineered to fully leverage the responsiveness of the advanced AF, 1 NIKKOR lenses are the wise choice for shooting movies. The focus-zoom operation is smooth, silent and precise — intentionally designed so that focus speed matches zooming as you would expect in professionally photographed movies. Even when panning or pointing the camera in a different direction, focus and zoom are timed for maximum cinematic effect, minus both the annoying blur as the camera struggles to locate the subject and the visual distraction caused by abrupt changes in focus.
For added flexibility, you can use the camera’s many different shooting modes when recording movies, such as subject tracking and face priority.
1920 x 1080/60p
Whether it’s short footage of a casual get-together or a complete video log of your long-awaited vacation, record it all in stunning Full HD at 1920 x 1080/60p. Just press the movie record button and you’re good to go for up to 10 minutes of uninterrupted shooting. And if you happen to chance upon a scene that would also make a great photo, press the shutter-release button to capture a high-resolution photo. Movie recording is not affected and continues uninterrupted while the still image is shot and saved. In addition, photos employ the same camera settings in effect for the movie and come out looking just as beautiful.
Creators of short videos will appreciate the versatility of Nikon 1 J4. Just enable Advanced movie mode and you’ll have access to programmed auto, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto and manual settings, giving you the freedom to add a cinematic feel to special moments. Use a fast shutter speed to freeze a splash of water, or open the aperture wide to add tasteful background blur to a tightly framed close up. When you return home, edit footage using bundled Nikon Movie Editor software to produceentertaining movies complete with soundtracks and other elements.
Chasing lively subjects or using long focal lengths when shooting movies can turn an exciting moment into a jumpy blur due to a shaky hand. Nikon’s advanced electronic VR minimizes this while enhancing the effect of optical VR found in select 1 NIKKOR lenses. This feature employs a sophisticated processing algorithm to help you obtain clear footage without having to use a tripod when shooting at 1080/30p or 720/30p. It’s also a great complement to lenses with built-in optical VR, further reducing the effects of camera-shake. Whether shooting movies or Motion Snapshots, electronic VR delivers sharp, smooth results that are sure to delight.
Taking photos while recording movies is now a complete no-brainer. New auto image capture takes them for you automatically. While shooting, intelligent Nikon 1 J4 constantly monitors the scene, waiting for moments when angle of view, focus, composition and faces are ideal for snapping a shot. Up to 20 shots can be saved with each movie. Should you max out your photo allocation before recording is finished, the camera evaluates the existing batch, deletes what it thinks are the weakest images, then continues taking new photos. If you want to shoot your own stills at the same time, just press the shutter-release button and you’ve got the shot. If there are already 20 images saved, the camera deletes less flattering ones and adds subsequent shots.
1280×720 at 120 fps
Some moments just have to be savored, slowly and richly. For occasions like these, switch on Slow motion. You can then shoot a three-second movie segment (1280 x 720 pixels) at 120 fps and play back in high definition for 12 languid seconds. A splash in the pool, a jump for joy or a bewitching smile. Any treasured moment in time forever yours. To make the excitement last even longer, reduce the image size and play back for up to two minutes.
Watch in awe as life flashes by in footage bursting with frenetic energy. Fast motion speeds up shooting by a factor of four to express the vibrancy of quick-paced, dynamic settings — great for recording city scenes like crowded streets, jammed train stations or busy airports. Nikon 1 J4 turns everyday excursions into action-packed adventures.
Sometimes all it takes are little snippets of reality to say it best. Jump cut records a one-second sequence every other second, giving ordinary footage an urbane, artistic feel. With Nikon 1 J4, even novices can create compelling cinema, transforming uninspired home movies into lively works of art.
Express all the fun of life, succinctly and to the point. This feature records your merry moments in easily viewable, four-second movie clips. View each separately or patch them together to create compact movies completely in-camera. Combined with the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi, you can upload movies to social networking sites and share the moment easily.
6. Create and Share
Relive the excitement of each and every image with Nikon’s many post-shooting features. View photos and movies on large-screen TVs, or transfer them to mobile devices and PCs so they’ll always be close at hand. You can even upload them to NIKON IMAGE SPACE and other social networking sites. Nikon also comes with easy-to-use software for editing your creations. With Nikon, the joy of photography never stops.
Your own personal image album on the web, NIKON IMAGE SPACE provides every Nikon camera owner with 20 GB of online storage for sharing your exciting moments with the world. This service is ideal for sharing photos, movies, Motion Snapshots and other unique Nikon 1 creations. Shared content can be played and viewed instantly on PCs or smartphones. There is also a free app that allows easy access to your albums from both iOS and Android mobile devices.
View, edit, organize and share photos and movies with bundled ViewNX 2 software. Powerful and easy to use, ViewNX 2 integrates seamlessly with Nikon Movie Editor, allowing you to log into your NIKON IMAGE SPACE account for effortless uploading of edited images.
Nikon 1 J4 is equipped with an HDMI jack for easily connecting to HDTVs. The plug-and-play simplicity of HDMI lets you sit back and enjoy photos and movies in all the splendor of widescreen without the hassle of complicated setup and configuration procedures. For added convenience, you can control playback using the TV’s remote control*.
Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view
Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Image sensor format
Image sensor type
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
NEF (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 system
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, ; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
microSD (micro Secure Digital), microSDHC, microSDXC
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
auto; 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
1/16,000to, 30s, in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Flash sync speed
Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60s, or slower
S (single frame), Continuous, Self-timer
Frame advance rate
Approx. 5, 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps
2 s, 10 s
TTL metering using image sensor
Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
P programmed auto with flexible program; S shutter-priority auto; A aperture-priority auto; M manual; scene auto selector
–3–+3EV, in steps of1/3EV
Luminosity 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)
Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Full-time AF (AF-F), Single AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Manual focus (MF):
Single-point AF: 171 focus areas; the center 105 areas support phase-detection AF Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF)
Built in flash
Auto; 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
Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Auto, 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
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor, TTL metering using image sensor
Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
HD 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)
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Audio recording device
Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Maximum recording time
Auto 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
7.5cm (3in.) diagonal
TFT LCD touch screen with brightness adjustment
Full-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
Hi-Speed USB equivalent
Type D HDMI connector
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
2412–2462 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)
54 Mbps Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK Encryption: AES
Arabic, 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
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL22 battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5E power connector (available separately)
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Approx.99.5, x60.0, x28.5mm (3.9, x2.4, x1.1in.), excluding projections
Approx.232g (8.2), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 192 g (6.8 oz), camera body only
Temperature: 0°C–40°C (+32° F–104°F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
BF-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)
Shutter Speed: 1/200"
Focal Length: 21mm
Creative Palette (Portrait)
Shutter Speed: 1/200" | Aperture: F4.8 | Focal Length: 21mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640"
Focal Length: 10.5mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640" | Aperture: F4.8 | Focal Length: 10.5mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1250"
Focal Length: 7.3mm
High speed continuous shooting
Shutter Speed: 1/1250" | Aperture: F4.5 | Focal Length: 7.3mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000"
Focal Length: 18.1mm
High speed continuous shooting
Shutter Speed: 1/1000" | Aperture: F5.6 | Focal Length: 18.1mm
Shutter Speed: 1/40"
Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 1/40" | Aperture: F5.6 | Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 1/20"
Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 1/20" | Aperture: F5 | Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640"
Focal Length: 25.2mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640" | Aperture: F5.3 | Focal Length: 25.2mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1250"
Focal Length: 100mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1250" | Aperture: F5.6 | Focal Length: 100mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500"
Focal Length: 18.5mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500" | Aperture: F1.8 | Focal Length: 18.5mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000"
Focal Length: 18.5mm
Creative Palette (Close up)
Shutter Speed: 1/1000" | Aperture: F1.8 | Focal Length: 18.5mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800"
Focal Length: 20.3mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800" | Aperture: F5 | Focal Length: 20.3mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1600"
Focal Length: 18.5mm
Toy Camera Effect
Shutter Speed: 1/1600" | Aperture: F3.5 | Focal Length: 18.5mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2000"
Focal Length: 30mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2000" | Aperture: F5.6 | Focal Length: 30mm
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  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.
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  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.
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  format equivalent for shooting close-ups with stunning clarity and detail. Both lenses feature Vibration Reduction to minimise camera shake.
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.
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