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Nikon 1 J4 vs Samsung NX30

Nikon 1 J4 vs Samsung NX30

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Nikon 1 J4
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Hugely smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon 1 J4 is 16 maximum aperture, but the Samsung NX30 is only a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (9.7 bigger).
Four aspheric elements Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has four aspheric elements, however the Samsung NX30 only has three aspheric elements.
Lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 192g digital camera. That's 183g 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.

5 Reasons For
1.9MP higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a megapixel 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.

Sixty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Samsung NX30 is 360.00, but the Nikon 1 J4 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 89 expert reviews, the Samsung NX30 has an average review score of 82%, however the Nikon 1 J4 has an average rating of 76% (based on 26 reviews).
User reviews are a little better
Based on 37 user reviews, the Samsung NX30 has an average review score of 91%, however the Nikon 1 J4 has an average rating of 88% (based on 27 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a megapixel 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.

Sixty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Samsung NX30 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 76%, whereas the average expert rating of the Samsung NX30 is 82% (based on 89 reviews).
Moderately Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon 1 J4 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung NX30 is 91% (based on 37 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera (9.7 smaller).
49% heavier Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 375g digital camera. That's 183g 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.

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Five months older
The Samsung NX30 is older than the Nikon 1 J4 by five months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
BEST
 MILC
Megapixel
18.4MP 20.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.2 x 8.8 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
18.4MP 21.6MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Maximum Aperture Number
16
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 308mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
10 - 100 18 - 55
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Samsung NX
 Nikon 1
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
4
BEST
3
Diaphragm Blade
7
BEST
2
Filter Size
55mm 58mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Auto Focus (AF) Points
171 247
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
160 100
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Soft
 Flash on
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Soft
 Flash on
Flash Guide Number
6m 11m
BEST
Flash Sync-Speed
0.02s
BEST
1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
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)
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280x720@120fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x810@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280x720@120fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x810@24fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,037,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.96x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
 1.4a
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 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 Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Calm
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,3,5,10,12,20,30
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 1
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.5mm
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
 EST
 HEB
 LAV
 LIT
 CRO
 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
 EST
 HEB
 LAV
 LIT
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
192g
BEST
375g
Height
60mm 95.5mm
Depth
28.5mm 127mm
Width
99.5mm 41.7mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL22 BP1410
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,410mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.6V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.2 GHz
Minimum RAM
Unknown - Click to provide data 256MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Unknown - Click to provide data 110MB

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Panorama
 Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
 Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Audio Recording Formats
 PCM
 PCM
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Aluminium
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