Nikon 1 J4 vs Sony Alpha A5100L

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Nikon 1 J4
Sony Alpha A5100L

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
12% higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixels, however the Sony Alpha A5100L is only a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (115,400 pixels lower).
A bit shorter Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a height of 60mm, however the Sony Alpha A5100L is a 62.8mm tall digital camera (2.8mm taller).
A lot thinner Edit
Nikon 1 J4 is 28.5mm deep, but the Sony Alpha A5100L is a 35.7mm deep digital camera (7.2mm thicker).
Narrower Edit
Nikon 1 J4 is 99.5mm wide, but the Sony Alpha A5100L is a 109.6mm wide digital camera (10.1mm wider).
£219 cheaper
The Nikon 1 J4 is £219 cheaper than the Sony Alpha A5100L.
14 Reasons For
25% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 5.9MP higher than the Nikon 1 J4 (24.3MP). 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.

24.7MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 24.7MP more than the Nikon 1 J4 (24.7MP).
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is an 8x digital zoom digital camera. That's 8x bigger than the Nikon 1 J4 (8x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 30.4 smaller than the Nikon 1 J4 (36).
75mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L has a maximum focal length of 75mm, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 is only a unknownmm maximum focal length digital camera (75mm shorter).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 higher than the Nikon 1 J4 (25,600).
30s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s longer than the Nikon 1 J4 (30s). Read more

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

30fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Nikon 1 J4 (30fps).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a 0.22x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.22x higher than the Nikon 1 J4 (0.22x). 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.

8g lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L has a weight of 224g, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 is a 232g digital camera (8g heavier). 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.

1,080mAh bigger battery capacity Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a 1,080mAh battery digital camera. That's 1,080mAh bigger than the Nikon 1 J4 (1,080mAh).
400.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a digital camera that takes 400.00 shots per battery charge, whereas 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.

Moderately better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony Alpha A5100L is 78% based on 2 reviews, but the average rating of the Nikon 1 J4 is 75% (based on 35 reviews).
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony Alpha A5100L is 100% based on 1 review, but the average rating of the Nikon 1 J4 is 88% (based on 32 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
5.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a megapixel count of 18.4MP, but the Sony Alpha A5100L is a 24.3MP digital camera (5.9MP 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.

6x bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, but the Sony Alpha A5100L is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera (30.4 smaller).
4% heavier Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 232g digital camera. That's 8g heavier than the Sony Alpha A5100L (224g). 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.

One hundred less shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony Alpha A5100L only takes 400.00 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.

Moderately Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon 1 J4 is only 75%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony Alpha A5100L is 78% (based on 2 reviews).
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon 1 J4 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony Alpha A5100L is 100% (based on 1 review).
7 Reasons Against
115,400 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 115,400 pixels lower than the Nikon 1 J4 (921,600 pixels).
5% taller Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a 62.8mm tall digital camera. That's 2.8mm taller than the Nikon 1 J4 (62.8mm).
21% thicker Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L has a depth of 35.7mm. That's 7.2mm thicker than the Nikon 1 J4 (35.7mm).
Wider Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L has a width of 109.6mm. That's 10.1mm wider than the Nikon 1 J4 (109.6mm).
More expensive by £219
The Sony Alpha A5100L is £219 more expensive than the Nikon 1 J4.
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Older by eight months
The Sony Alpha A5100L is eight months older than the Nikon 1 J4.

Awards

2 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
BEST
Megapixel Count
18.4MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 1536 x 4800
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 1536 x 4800
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
13.2 x 8.8 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.7MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Orange
 Orange

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Maximum Aperture
5.6 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Focal Length Range
10 - 30 16 - 50
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Sony E
 Nikon 1
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 40.5mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 Face detection
BEST
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 179
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
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
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

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

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
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
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.22x

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
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Direct sunlight
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Direct sunlight
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 MPF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 MPF
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
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 224g
BEST
Height
60mm
BEST
62.8mm
Depth
28.5mm
BEST
35.7mm
Width
99.5mm
BEST
109.6mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 116g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.9mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 64.7mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 283g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
EN-EL22 NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,080mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 400 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
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
 Built-in flash
Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Audio Recording Format
 PCM
 PCM
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Aluminium
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