Nikon 1 AW1 vs Nikon D4

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Nikon 1 AW1
Nikon D4

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
10fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 10fps higher than the Nikon D4 (50fps).
Significantly lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a weight of 313g, whereas the Nikon D4 is a 1.2kg digital camera (869g 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.

Significantly shorter Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 71.5mm tall digital camera. That's 85mm shorter than the Nikon D4 (156.5mm).
2x thinner Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a depth of 37.5mm. That's 53mm thinner than the Nikon D4 (90.5mm).
42% narrower Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a width of 113.3mm. That's 46.7mm narrower than the Nikon D4 (160mm).
Cheaper by £4,390
The Nikon 1 AW1 costs £299.00, whereas the Nikon D4 is £4,689.00.
9 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
4 Reasons For
2MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4 has a megapixel count of 16.2MP, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 is only a 14.2MP digital camera (2MP 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.

A bit larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D4 is a 3.2" screen digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

One more awards
The Nikon D4 has 12 awards, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 has 11 awards.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 72 expert reviews, the Nikon D4 has an average review score of 91%, however the Nikon 1 AW1 has an average rating of 81% (based on 56 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
15% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 14.2MP digital camera. That's 2MP lower than the Nikon D4 (16.2MP). 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.

Smaller screen size Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a screen size of 3". That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D4 (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

One less award
The Nikon 1 AW1 has only received 11 awards, however the Nikon D4 has received 12 awards.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Nikon 1 AW1 has an average expert score of 81%, but the Nikon D4 has an average expert rating of 91% (based on 72 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D4 has a JPEG frame rate of 50fps, but the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (10fps higher).
74% heavier Edit
The Nikon D4 is a 1.2kg digital camera. That's 869g heavier than the Nikon 1 AW1 (1.2kg). 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.

Hugely taller Edit
Nikon D4 is 156.5mm tall, but the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 71.5mm tall digital camera (85mm shorter).
Significantly thicker Edit
The Nikon D4 is a 90.5mm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 37.5mm deep digital camera (53mm thinner).
46.7mm wider Edit
The Nikon D4 is a 160mm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 113.3mm wide digital camera (46.7mm narrower).
£4,390 more expensive
The Nikon D4 is more expensive than the Nikon 1 AW1 by £4,390.
Less retailers
Only 1 seller sell the Nikon D4, whereas 10 sellers sell the Nikon 1 AW1. 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.
Two months older
The Nikon D4 is older than the Nikon 1 AW1 by two months.

Awards

11 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
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pcforalla.idg.se: Good Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
12 Awards
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CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
theregister.co.uk: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel Count
14.2MP 16.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 1536 x 4800
 2304 x 1536
 2400 x 1344
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
BEST
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 1536 x 4800
 2304 x 1536
 2400 x 1344
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3280
 4928 x 3280
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
13.2 x 8.8 36 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.6MP
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 5:4
 16:9
 3:2
 5:4
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
2.5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
16 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
27.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
11mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
11 - 27.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
8/6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Nikon-AF
 Nikon F
 Nikon D
 Nikon 1
 Nikon-AF
 Nikon F
 Nikon D
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
40.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 51
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
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
ISO Speed
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
 12800
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 12,800
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
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Manual
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Manual
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
50fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MOV
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 640 x 424
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
 CF+
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
 CF+
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.7x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Fine
 Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Fine
 Direct sunlight
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10 2,5,10,20
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
Altimeter
 Altimeter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 18mm
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
313g
BEST
1.2kg
Height
71.5mm
BEST
156.5mm
Depth
37.5mm
BEST
90.5mm
Width
113.3mm
BEST
160mm
Lens Weight
80g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
31mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
57.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
356g
BEST
1.3kg

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL20 EN-EL18

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 40 4928 x 3280
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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