Capture special moments in a moment with the compact Nikon 1 J4


Features List

18.4 Megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor
20 fps with Continuous AF
Full HD 1080/60p video recording

The stylish, go-anywhere Nikon 1 J4 is ready to capture every moment of your fast-paced life. From baby’s first steps to the explosive action of a photo finish, crystal-clear images are at your fingertips thanks to the 20 fps shooting frame rate with Continuous Autofocus. Nikon’s leading-edge EXPEED 4A processing engine combines with an 18.4 Megapixel CMOS sensor to deliver breathtaking results while a super-responsive touchscreen LCD monitor makes it easy to do everything with a touch or swipe. Stunning Full HD 1080/60p video recording adds to a clever package with built-in Instant Photo Sharing so you can create, connect and share on the go.

Capture life-like detail

The newly developed CX-format CMOS sensor with its 18.4 Megapixels and high-speed readout gives you exceptional clarity at high resolution. Even in dim lighting the sensor shines, giving you a wide range of ISO sensitivities from 160 to 6,400, expandable up to 12,800.

18.4 Megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor

Spectacular performance at speed

A dual-engine EXPEED 4A image processor in the Nikon 1 J4 gives you professional results fast. While one engine provides superior noise reduction and incredibly sharp, richly graded images, the other delivers seamless continuous shooting and dependable performance at an astounding 60 fps.

EXPEED 4A image processor

Freeze the fun

An advanced 171-point Hybrid AF system including 105 phase-detection AF points means you can keep your subjects in sharp focus, no matter how fast they move. Contrast-detect AF means you’ll never miss a moment, even when the light’s poor or the action is at the edge of frame.

171-point Hybrid AF system

Discover hidden expressions in action sequences

Capture full-resolution photos faster than you can see them happen. Just frame your action shot, press the shutter-release button halfway and your Nikon 1 J4 locks focus. Keep pressing and you can fire off twenty images in a rapid burst, delivering continuous shooting at up to 60 fps with focus fixed at the first frame and up to 20 fps with Continuous AF.

Continuous Shooting at up to 20 fps with Continuous AF

Easy touch screen LCD monitor

Shooting is easy thanks to the palm-sized convenience of the 7.5 cm (3.0-inch) 1037k-dot LCD touch screen monitor. Almost anything you can do with buttons or dials can now be performed simply by tapping or sliding your finger. See an image you like? Just tap the screen once to focus and shoot. Tap to quickly access key camera settings as well as filters and effects. Everything’s clear and easy-to-understand, with simple icons to help you choose the mode you want.

7.5 cm (3.0-inch) 1037k-dot LCD touch screen monitor

Relive memorable moments in brilliant Full HD

Whether it’s short highlights of a casual get-together or a complete video log of your long-awaited trip, record it all in stunning Full HD at 1920 x 1080/60p. Just hit the record button to start filming for up to ten minutes continuously. Go cinematic with a choice of unique creative modes like Advanced movie mode or take high-resolution stills while you film.

Full HD 1080/60p video recording

Express your artistic side

The Nikon 1 J4 puts intuitive controls at your fingertips for beautiful results. Creative Palette’s filters make it easy to adjust brightness, colour saturation and white balances. Apply them before you shoot, simply by sliding your forefinger around the ring on the touch screen, or rotate the multi-selector and take the shot when you see the look you want. With Active Selection you can take up to 20 high resolution shots in a second and save as many as you like.

Creative Palette

Choose the shot that says it all

Slow View on your Nikon 1 J4 makes it easy to choose the best shot in a fast action sequence. Just press the shutter-release button halfway to record up to 20 frames at 30 fps. The LCD monitor plays back the whole sequence in a continuous slow-motion loop. When you see the image you like, just press the button and it’s automatically saved.

Slow View

Want to share your pictures on the go?

Built-in Wi-Fi for easily sharing your shots anytime, anywhere

By using the built-in Wi-Fi, you can transmit images from the Nikon 1 J4 to a Wi-Fi equipped smart device# such as a smartphone or tablet, and share your images to social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

You can also shoot through your mobile device using the Live view function## of the Nikon 1 J4, together with the use of the built-in Wi-Fi functionality.

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Nikon Instant photo sharing

Take your adventures underwater

Nikon WP-N3 Waterproof Case (optional)

WP-N3 Waterproof Case (optional)

Capture brilliant underwater shots thanks to the compact, lightweight WP-N3 case. Waterproof to a depth of 45 m (147 ft), the WP-N3 is designed so it’s easy to grip and zoom while submerged. To make it even easier to switch between recording modes, the shutter lever and movie-record button are positioned close together.

Light up the deep

Nikon SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight (optional)

SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight (optional)

The versatile SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight is the ideal complement to the WP-N3 Waterproof Case. It features a high flash output with a guide number of 28/92 at full power (ISO 100 m/ft) and is waterproof to a breathtaking 100 m (328 ft). Includes both TTL and manual flash for ultimate control.

Adapt to any shooting environment

Nikon FT-1 Mount Adaptor (optional)

FT-1 Mount Adaptor (optional)

Using the FT-1 Mount Adaptor, you can attach any F-Mount NIKKOR lenses (designed for a Nikon DSLR camera) to your Nikon 1 J4. Explore endless creative possibilities to enhance your images from extreme wide angle to super-telephoto lenses, with the flexibility to adapt to any setting.

Perfect adjustable lighting

Nikon LD-1000 LED light (optional)

LD-1000 LED light (optional)

This compact LED light emits continuous illumination, ideal for tabletop photography and recording movies at a close distance with your Nikon 1 J4. Adjust to shoot from any angle, height or distance regardless of the camera position. Easily attaches to the tripod socket or shoot with it off-camera for even more control over your lighting.

# Dedicated application is required. The application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store (free). Compatible OSs: Android 2.3 series (smartphone); Android 3.X series (tablet).
## Live view function is not compatible when shooting video remotely with the smart device.

Tech Specs

Type Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mount Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Effective pixels 18.4 million
Image sensor 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning
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 format 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
Media microSD (micro Secure Digital), microSDHC, microSDXC
Card slot Single
File system DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Depth-of-field preview Yes
Shooting modes 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
Shutter type Electronic shutter
Shutter speed 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
Mode S (single frame), Continuous, Self-timer
Frame advance rate Approx. 5, 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps
Self-timer 2 s, 10 s
Metering TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method Matrix Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Exposure mode P 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 lock 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)
Active D-Lighting On, off
Autofocus Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Full-time AF (AF-F), Single AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Manual focus (MF)
Focus area Single-point AF: 171 focus areas; the center 105 areas support phase-detection AF Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
AF-area mode Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF)
Face priority On, off
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
Guide number (GN) Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
Flash control i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Flash mode 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
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor, TTL metering using image sensor
Metering method 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)
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format PCM
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
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.) diagonal, approx.1037k-dot, TFT LCD touch screen with brightness adjustment
Playback 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
USB Hi-Speed USB equivalent
HDMI output Type D HDMI connector
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 sight) Approximately 10 m/33 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
Security Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK Encryption: AES
Data rate 54 Mbps Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.
Wireless setup Supports WPS
Access protocols Infrastructure
Supported languages 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
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL22 battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5E power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 99.5 x 60.0 x 28.5 mm (3.9 x 2.4 x 1.1-in.), excluding projections
Weight Approx. 232 g (8.2 oz.), 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)
Supplied accessories 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)

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The Nikon 1 J4 is available in stores with a 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty.