Nikon 1 J4 vs Samsung NX30

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Nikon 1 J4
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 232g digital camera. That's 143g lighter than the Samsung NX30 (375g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

35.5mm shorter Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a height of 60mm, however the Samsung NX30 is a 95.5mm tall digital camera (35.5mm taller).
13.2mm thinner Edit
Nikon 1 J4 is 28.5mm deep, but the Samsung NX30 is a 41.7mm deep digital camera (13.2mm thicker).
A lot narrower Edit
Nikon 1 J4 is 99.5mm wide, but the Samsung NX30 is a 127mm wide digital camera (27.5mm wider).
£135 cheaper
The Nikon 1 J4 is £134.59 cheaper than the Samsung NX30.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
14 Reasons For
1.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a megapixel count of 20.3MP, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 is only an 18.4MP digital camera (1.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a total megapixel count of 21.6MP, but the Nikon 1 J4 is only a unknownMP digital camera (21.6MP less).
0.7 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a maximum aperture of 6.3, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (0.7 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 308mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 308mm longer than the Nikon 1 J4 (308mm).
Vastly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, however the Nikon 1 J4 is only a unknown maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 lower).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Samsung NX30 is 30s maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon 1 J4 is only a unknowns maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, but the Nikon 1 J4 is only a unknownfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (60fps lower).
Wider field of view Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a field of view of 100%, but the Nikon 1 J4 is only a unknown% field of view digital camera (100% narrower).
Vastly higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.96x, however the Nikon 1 J4 is only a unknownx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.96x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Longer maximum battery life Edit
Samsung NX30 is 3h battery life. That's 3h longer than the Nikon 1 J4 (3h). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

Bigger battery capacity Edit
Samsung NX30 is 1,410mAh battery, but the Nikon 1 J4 is only a unknownmAh battery digital camera (1,410mAh smaller).
Sixty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Samsung NX30 is 360.00, but the Nikon 1 J4 only takes 300.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Fourteen more awards
The Samsung NX30 has 16 awards, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 84 expert reviews, the Samsung NX30 has an average review score of 83%, however the Nikon 1 J4 has an average rating of 75% (based on 35 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a megapixel count of 18.4MP, but the Samsung NX30 is a 20.3MP digital camera (1.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, but the Samsung NX30 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
Sixty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, however the Samsung NX30 only takes 360.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon 1 J4 has received 2 awards, the Samsung NX30 has received 16 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon 1 J4 is only 75%, whereas the average expert rating of the Samsung NX30 is 83% (based on 84 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
39% heavier Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 375g digital camera. That's 143g heavier than the Nikon 1 J4 (375g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A lot taller Edit
Samsung NX30 is 95.5mm tall, but the Nikon 1 J4 is a 60mm tall digital camera (35.5mm shorter).
A lot thicker Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 41.7mm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 is a 28.5mm deep digital camera (13.2mm thinner).
27.5mm wider Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 127mm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 is a 99.5mm wide digital camera (27.5mm narrower).
£135 more expensive
The Samsung NX30 is more expensive than the Nikon 1 J4 by £134.59.
Less retailers
Only 2 retailers sells the Samsung NX30, whereas 3 shops sell the Nikon 1 J4. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Four months older
The Samsung NX30 is older than the Nikon 1 J4 by four months.

Awards

2 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
16 Awards
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Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel Count
18.4MP 20.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 1536 x 4800
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 1536 x 4800
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
13.2 x 8.8 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 21.6MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
BEST
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Orange
 Orange

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
5.6 6.3
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 308mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27.7mm
Focal Length Range
10 - 30 18 - 200
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 18/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Samsung NX
 Nikon 1
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 58mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 12500
 25600
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 12500
 25600
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Soft
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Soft
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Forced off
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 810
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 810
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280x720@120fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280x720@120fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x720@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 PCM
 AAC++

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.96x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
HDMI Version
 1.4a
 1.4a
BEST

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Direct sunlight
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Direct sunlight
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
232g
BEST
375g
Height
60mm
BEST
95.5mm
Depth
28.5mm
BEST
41.7mm
Width
99.5mm
BEST
127mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 578g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 105.5mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
EN-EL22 BP1410
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,410mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.6V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Recording Format
 PCM
 PCM
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Aluminium
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