The Nikon 1 J4 is ideal for anyone looking for DSLR quality images in a compact, lightweight form factor. With its ability to support a the full range of high quality Nikon CX and FX1 lenses , the versatility of the J4 ensures it is a platform that will support your needs long into your creative journey.
Images are captured via a sensitive 18.4 megapixel CMOS sensor and a powerful dual core EXPEED 4A Image Processor. Both combine to deliver vibrant, high contrast images and Full High Definition video recording. For superior resolution, the optical low-pass filter has been eliminated to further boost image sharpness and detail across the entire frame.
Fast action sequences can be shot at a full-resolution burst rate of up to 60fps or amazing slow motion movies can be recorded in HD quality at an incredible 120fps, equipping you to capture even the most fleeting of moments with ease.
An improved Hybrid AF focusing system features both contrast and phase detection focusing technologies to deliver consistently fast and accurate image acquisition. Ensuring maximum creative versatility, the J4 features a comprehensive 171 focal points which include 105 phase detection points to ensure responsive focusing capabilities and excellent compositional freedom.
Its generous 3.0” LCD Touchscreen features a 1037k-dot resolution and customisable brightness settings to ensure image composition and playback is trouble-free regardless of the lighting condition. Apart from offering a fast and intuitive menu navigation process, the touchscreen also provides instinctive shooting features such as touch-to focus and touch-to-shoot capabilities.
Built-in WiFi allows for instant photo sharing and remote camera control when paired with a compatible smartphone or tablet via the free downloadable Wireless Mobile Utility app from the App Store or Google Play.
With its lightweight and portable aluminium chassis, super-fast, ultra-responsive shutter speed and focusing system, the mirrorless Nikon 1 J4 is a truly versatile camera package that can be relied upon to deliver life’s decisive moments
This kit includes the Nikon 1 J4 body + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
1 Requires Nikon FT1 Lens Mount Adapter. Sold Separately.
Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view
Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
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
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
Auto; creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M, creative palette, HDR, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, selective colour, 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 Centre-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in centre of frame Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centred 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)
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 centre 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)
Auto; Soft, Miniature effect, Selective colour, Cross process, Toy camera effect (Creative mode): Flash pops up automatically and fires as required P programmed auto, S shutter-priority auto, A aperture priority 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)
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, pre-set manual, all except pre-set manual with fine tuning
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor, TTL metering using image sensor
Matrix, Centre-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)