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Nikon Coolpix J4 Digital Camera

MILC 18.4MP CMOS SDXC Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Nikon cameras have good reviews
Supports video recording
Supports Wi-Fi
51 Reviews + 2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended

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Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 25,424 expert and user reviews (including 2,903 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 97% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2014.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix J4 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the NX1000, and the NX300 both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 are also worth considering.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix J4 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Lumix DMC-TZ41, or the Lumix DMC-TZ40 both from Panasonic or the Canon IXUS 275 HS.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix J4 supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix J4 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. This Nikon digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras of this spec and age range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 16x. With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix J4 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-RX100 (3.6x) which is also higher rated.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

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

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the D3300 (£460.51), and the D5200 (£279.99) both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 7D (£579.99) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the D5500 (£389) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D810A (£2,897) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Pentax 645Z (£6,599) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,037,000 pixel, the Coolpix J4 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to this camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 1 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 810,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix J4 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V, and the Nikon S9400 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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18.4 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18.4 megapixels camera.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Canon IXUS 170 (£133.09) (20MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix J4 has a fairly standard weight (192 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix J4 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix J4 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix J4 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix J4 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon Coolpix J4 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix J4 is more than most high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and 12800 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

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

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