Nikon 1 J4 vs Sony Alpha A5100L

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Nikon 1 J4
Sony Alpha A5100L

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
0.98s shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 0.02s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.98s shorter than the Sony Alpha A5100L (1s).
12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixels, however the Sony Alpha A5100L is only a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (115,400 pixels lower).
Smaller lens diameter Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 60.5mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 4.2mm smaller than the Sony Alpha A5100L (64.7mm).
14 Reasons For
25% higher megapixel 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L has an image stabilizer, but the Nikon 1 J4 does not. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

More total megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 6.3MP more than the Nikon 1 J4 (24.7MP).
Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L has a maximum aperture number of 36. That's 20 smaller than the Nikon 1 J4 (36).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Sony Alpha A5100L is 3.5 minimum aperture, but the Nikon 1 J4 is a 4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).
179.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L has 179.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Nikon 1 J4 only has 171.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony Alpha A5100L is 25,600 maximum ISO speed. That's 12,800 higher than the Nikon 1 J4 (25,600).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 60 smaller than the Nikon 1 J4 (100).
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.

2x lighter lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L has a lens weight of 116g, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 is a 298g lens weight digital camera (182g heavier).
Two times shorter lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a 29.9mm lens length digital camera. That's 40.6mm shorter than the Nikon 1 J4 (29.9mm).
400.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L is a digital camera that takes 400.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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

14 Reasons Against
5.9MP lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a megapixel 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.

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 does not have an image stabilizer, however the Sony Alpha A5100L has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

6.3MP less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a total megapixels of 18.4MP, however the Sony Alpha A5100L is a 24.7MP digital camera (6.3MP more).
2x bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon 1 J4 is only 16 maximum aperture, but the Sony Alpha A5100L is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera (20 smaller).
0.5 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.5 larger than the Sony Alpha A5100L (3.5).
Eight less auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Nikon 1 J4 is 171.00, but the Sony Alpha A5100L only has 179.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
12,800 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A5100L is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 higher).
60 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 160, however the Sony Alpha A5100L is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (60 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.

62% heavier lens weight Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 298g lens weight digital camera. That's 182g heavier than the Sony Alpha A5100L (116g).
Hugely longer lens length Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a lens length of 70.5mm, but the Sony Alpha A5100L is a 29.9mm lens length digital camera (40.6mm shorter).
One hundred less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony Alpha A5100L only takes 400.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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).
4 Reasons Against
0.98s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L has a flash sync-speed of 1s, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 is a 0.02s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.98s shorter).
115,400 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) 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).
Marginally bigger lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100L has a lens diameter of 64.7mm, but the Nikon 1 J4 is a 60.5mm lens diameter digital camera (4.2mm smaller).
Older by two months
The Sony Alpha A5100L is two months older than the Nikon 1 J4.

Awards

2 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
18.4MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.2 x 8.8 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
18.4MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9

Design

Colour of Product
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Maximum Aperture Number
16 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
4 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
10 - 100 16 - 50
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
19/12 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Sony E
 Nikon 1
 Sony E
Number of Aspheric Elements
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
55mm 40.5mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
BEST
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
171 179
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
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
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 100
 1600
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 100
 1600
 25600
 25
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
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.02s
BEST
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

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
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
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,037,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.22x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
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 Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 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 Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
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
 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 62.8mm
Depth
28.5mm 35.7mm
Width
99.5mm 109.6mm
Lens Weight
298g 116g
BEST
Lens Length
70.5mm 29.9mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
60.5mm
BEST
64.7mm
Weight (including Battery)
232g
BEST
283g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL22 NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,080mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 400 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4V

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
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
Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 4
 EXPEED 4
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Audio Recording Formats
 PCM
 PCM
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Aluminium
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