Nikon 1 J4 Review

July 11, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | |
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Specifications

Type Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mount Nikon 1 mount
Effective angle of view Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)
Image sensor CX, CMOS, 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Effective pixels 18.4 million
Storage - Image size (pixels) Still images taken in auto, best moment capture, and all creative modes other than easy panorama (aspect ratio 3 : 2), (L) 5232 x 3488, (M) 3920 x 2616, (S) 2608 x 1744. Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera panned horizontally (aspect ratio 120 : 23) 4800 x 920. Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera panned vertically (aspect ratio 8 : 25) 1536 x 4800. Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera panned horizontally (aspect ratio 240 : 23) 9600 x 920. Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera panned vertically (aspect ratio 4 : 25) 1536 x 9600. Still images taken during movie recording (aspect ratio 3 : 2) 5232 x 3488 (1080/60p, 1080/30p) 1472 x 984 (720/60p, 720/30p). Motion Snapshots (photo portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 5232 x 2936
Storage file formats NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8) compression, NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media microSD (micro Secure Digital), microSDHC, microSDXC
File system DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Depth-of-field preview Yes
Shooting modes Auto; creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M, creative palette, HDR, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, selective color, cross process, and toy camera effect; best moment capture (Active Selection, slow view and Smart Photo Selector); advanced movie (HD movie, slow motion, jump cut, fast motion and 4-second movie), Motion Snapshot
Shutter type Electronic
Shutter speed 1/16,000 to 30 s, in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb. Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Flash sync speed Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s, or slower
Release mode S (single frame), Continuous, Self-timer
Frame advance rate Approx. 5, 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps
Self-timer 2 s, 10 s
Exposure metering TTL metering using image sensor
Movie - metering method Matrix: Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of frame. Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected focus area
Mode P: programmed auto with flexible program; S: shutter-priority auto; A: aperture-priority auto; M: manual; scene auto selector
Exposure compensation –3-+3EV, in steps of 1/3EV
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at metered value when shutter-release button is pressed halfway
ISO sensitivity 200 to 12800, in steps of 1EV, ISO 160; 6400 (NR); 12800 (NR); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 160–6400, 160–3200, 160–800) available (user controlled in P, S, A, and M modes)
Active D-Lighting On, off
Autofocus Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Full-time AF (AF-F), Single AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode Single-point AF: 171 focus areas; the center 105 areas support phase-detection AF Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
AF-area mode Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF)
Built-in flash Auto; Soft, Miniature effect, Selective color, Cross process, Toy camera effect (Creative mode): Flash pops up automatically and fires as required; P: programmed auto, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual (Creative mode): Manual pop-up
Guide Number Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
Flash control i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Flash modes Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync, off
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie - metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor, TTL metering using image sensor
Movie - metering method Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate HD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps) 1280 x 720/60p (59.94 fps) 1280 x 720/30p (29.97 fps). Slow-motion movies 1280 x 720/120 fps (aspect ratio 16 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 768 x 288/400 fps (aspect ratio 8 : 3; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) 416 x 144/1200 fps (aspect ratio 26 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps). Fast-motion, jump-cut, and 4-second movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/30p (29.97 fps). Motion Snapshots (movie portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9) 1920 x 1080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
Movie - file format MOV
Movie - video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format PCM
Movie - audio recording device Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie - maximum recording time Auto mode: 20 minutes. Creative mode: 20 minutes. HD movie 20: minutes. Slow motion: 3 seconds. Fast motion: 20 minutes. Jump cut: 20 minutes 4-second movie: 4 seconds
Monitor Size: 7.5 cm (3 in.) diagonal. Type: TFT LCD touch screen with brightness adjustment. Resolution: Approx. 1037k-dot
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 16 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie and panorama playback, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation, and rating option
USB Hi-Speed USB equivalent
HDMI output Type D HDMI connector
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards IEEE 802.11b. IEEE 802.11g
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) communications protocols IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK. IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency 2412–2462 MHz (channels 1–11)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight) Approximately 10 m/33 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) data rates (actual measured values) 54 Mbps. Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK. Encryption: AES
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocols Infrastructure
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL22 battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5E power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 99.5 x 60.0 x 28.5 mm (3.9 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.), excluding projections
Weight Approx. 232g (8.2 oz), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 192 g (6.8 oz), camera body only
Operating environment - temperature 0 °C – 40 °C (32 °F – 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories BF-N1000 body cap, AN-N1000 strap, UC-E20 USB cable, ViewNX 2 CD, EN-EL22 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-29 battery charger (AC wall adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), Lens (supplied only if lens kit is purchased with camera)