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Nikon Coolpix J4
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Nikon Coolpix J4 Digital Camera

MILC 18.4MP 3x Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera received a score of 80% from expert review website dkamera.de.

Good Brand

Nikon MILC cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Nikon is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix J4 which do not support wi-Fi, the Nikon Coolpix J4 supports wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Sony Alpha A7 II, or the Samsung 20 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Nikon Coolpix J4 has a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A5100L.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 192 grams, the Nikon Coolpix J4 is fairly light compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix J4. The average weight of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix J4 is 340g.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Coolpix J4 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon Coolpix J4 is more than most MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Nikon camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix J4. The photo effectss "Black&White" and "Neutral" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Nikon Coolpix J4 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (1,037,000 pixel) amongst cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix J4 is 740,000 pixels.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix J4 is more than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix J4. The ISO sensitivitys "160", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix J4 is more than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix J4. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Contrast Detection Auto Focus", "Face detection" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix J4 has a better display than most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all cameras that came out more than two years ago is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The Coolpix J4 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix J4. The power source type "USB" is also supported by this Nikon camera.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix J4 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix J4.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Coolpix J4 does not support video capability.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video capability which you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix J4, the Coolpix J4 is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, or the Samsung 20 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix J4 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider including the 20, or the NX (£189.99) both from Samsung.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix J4 is not waterproof. Most of the other MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix J4 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Nikon Coolpix J4 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The Coolpix J4 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix J4. The flash modes "Soft" is also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Nikon Coolpix J4 has a greater number of camera file systems than most MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a RAW camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by MILC cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix J4. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "DPOF" and "Exif 2.3" are also supported by this camera.

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Only Five Flash Guide Numbers

The Nikon Coolpix J4 is a five flash guide number digital camera.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Nikon Coolpix J4 has a wider flash exposure correction than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera has a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ±2EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction.

This camera's flash exposure correction (±1EV (1/3 EV step)) is in fact the worst flash exposure correction across all MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix J4.

The best flash exposure correction amongst similar types of camera is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix J4 is more than most MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix J4.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix J4

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Coolpix J4 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Sony Alpha A6000 (£429.00), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 + H-FS014042 which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Leica T (£400.00) (3.7") which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 18.4 megapixels, the Coolpix J4 has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix J4.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Alpha A5100 (£389.99) (24.3MP and higher rated), or the Alpha A5100L (24.3MP and higher rated) both from Sony.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Leica M (£3,999.00), and the Samsung 20 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Leica M Monochrom (£5,798.00) (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon 184, nikon 184m, nikon 184mp
Barcodes 00018208938650, 00018208938698, 00018208938735, 00018208938773, 05054230867372, 05712505183915

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