In The Box
- with 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM
Nikon BF-N1000 body cap
Nikon AN-N1000 strap
Nikon ViewNX 2 CD
Nikon EN-EL22 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover)
Nikon MH-29 battery charger
Nikon Original Case
Nikon1 J4 10-30mm, 18mp, Tiltable Touch 3.0" LCD, WIFI
20fps with AF-C
Own the moment with the blazingly quick Nikon 1 J4. Fast, light, and solidly built, this portable system camera delivers quality performance and effortless handling.
Offering a powerful combination of acclaimed technology, extraordinary speed, and hassle-free operation, the Nikon 1 J4 leaves nothing to chance. Whether you want to record your baby’s first steps or the explosive action of a photo finish, Nikon’s world-renowned EXPEED processing engine, plus an 18.4-megapixel CMOS sensor and rapid autofocus system, capture every look, wink, and heartbeat. The super responsive touchscreen lets you do everything with a tap or a finger swipe, and built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to connect, share, and create on the go.
Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses Nikon 1 J4
WP-N3 Waterproof Case
SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight
April 10, 2014
A stylish, compact, and lightweight camera offering superior performance with tracking of moving subjects with the world's fastest* continuous shooting with AF tracking, and excellent image quality that makes full-scale photography possible
The J4’s compact, stylish frame possesses the everyday convenience we all crave in today’s on-the-go world. You’ll never miss a moment of the action with an unparalleled shooting speed of 20 frames per second with autofocus that is faster than even a D-SLR camera. With the J4 by your side, you can confidently take shots that are sure to impress.
Shoot exceptionally high-quality shots with the J4’s newly developed 18.4 megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4A image-processing engine. Plus, take sharper, clearer photos at night with a wide range of ISO sensitivities ranging from ISO 160 to 6400 in Auto mode. The J4 has also been designed without an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) sensor to improve the detail and precision of the images you capture.
The J4 features a super high-speed autofocus (AF) CMOS sensor and the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate*1 of 20 frames per second (with autofocus) and up to around 60 frames per second. It’s all you need to get the shots you desire, at the exact moment the opportunity arises.
The J4 boasts a touch-panel control with simple and intuitive functions, so you can spend more time crafting your images and less time navigating the settings. In addition, the Quick Menu function can be used in both shooting and playback modes, while the enhanced Feature Menu includes new options for quick setting changes.
Send your photos and videos*2 directly from your camera to a smartphone or tablet with the J4’s built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. Simply download the free Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility app available at the App Store and Google Play to make the transfer right away.
*2 Wireless transfer of videos is available only on Android OS.
The J4 comes with creative features that assist you in quickly locating the appropriate settings, so you can focus on taking quality photos. Creative Palette is an intelligent touch screen system that allows you to make changes such as image colour, brightness and saturation with just a simple movement of the finger in a ring-like motion. Creative Mode enables simple editing such as portrait enhancement, fine-tuning ISO sensitivity, cross-processing and a toy camera effect – giving more options to stretch your imagination.
The J4 is one of the smallest and lightest cameras in its class, weighing only 232g (including battery and microSD memory card) and measuring 99.5mm (width) x 60mm (height) x 28.5mm (depth). With its compact design, the J4 is ideal for those who are always on the move, yet refuse to compromise on speed and quality. The J4 is available in four vivid colours – white, black, silver and orange – all finished with a brilliant metallic texture.
Capture the action and drama of life with the J4’s superior continuous AF performance and ability to shoot Full HD movies at 1080/60p. To dial up the drama or suspense, turn to slow motion HD movie recording for more impactful scenes. You’ll be spoilt for choice with new Advanced Movie Functions such as “Jump cut”, “Fast motion” and “4-second movie” that pushes the boundaries of your creativity further. If you are looking to capture still images from your movie, use Auto Image Capture to automatically save up to 20 shots as still photos.
Discover accessories specially designed for the J4 that enable you to shoot high-quality underwater photos and movies. The compact and stylish waterproof case allows you to dive to a depth of 45m, so you can enjoy more opportunities to capture rare marine life sightings. Use the SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight with 4 flash modes to ensure you are never in the dark when it comes to superb pictures of the deep blue sea.
*1 Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of 10 April, 2014. Statement based on Nikon research.
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The cameras created for those who refuse to let life pass them by. Fast, light and assuring quality performance shot after shot, Nikon 1 is the compact answer for capturing all the action of your active lifestyle. Unbelievable AF speed, a brand new CMOS sensor, world-renowned EXPEED image processing and effortless handling. A potent combination guaranteed to preserve every moment in beautiful photos and movies beyond your wildest imagination.
Beyond the digital SLR
105 phase-detection AF points provide fast, precise focus over a large area of the frame.
Nikon’s technological prowess is nowhere more evident than in the advanced hybrid AF system. Featuring phase-detection AF — the same type as found in digital SLR cameras and with 105 AF points — the system is key to the camera’s excellent speed and pinpoint focus precision over virtually the entire frame. The snappy performance of phase-detection AF and wide coverage make it easy to pull subjects into sharp focus. Whether capturing the joyous smiles of your little ones or all the excitement of an action-packed race, you’re sure to appreciate the speed benefits of this incredibly fast AF.
Only from Nikon 1 — AF that leaves digital SLRs far behind
Advanced hybrid AF system combines precision with outstanding speed.
Nikon 1 J4’s advanced AF covers virtually the entire frame with 171 AF points. The all-important central area employs both phase-detection and contrast-detect points, automatically switching between the two depending on subject and lighting. Quick phase-detection AF is used to capture most scenes, including dynamic action beyond the reach of digital SLR cameras. But in dim settings — or when the subject lies outside the central frame — contrast-detect AF takes over, effectively expanding the focus area to ensure that subjects near peripheries are precisely focused.
20 fps shooting with continuous AF accurately captures moving subjects.
Continuous AF actively maintains focus on moving subjects when shooting at 20 fps*. This lets you freeze expressions and movements in action sequences that only Nikon 1 can catch. Just frame the shot, press the shutter-release button halfway and Nikon 1 J4 locks focus on a moving subject. Continue pressing all the way and you’ve got a sharp, high-speed sequence at 20 fps without having to worry about focus. Thanks to the powerful image-processing engine, you can also fire off a sequence at 60 fps in RAW format with the focus fixed at a specific point.
* Approximate shooting duration: One second at 20 fps or two seconds at 10 fps.
Short shooting time lag means fewer missed shots.
There’s nothing more annoying than pressing the shutter-release button and waiting for what seems an eternity while that magic moment slips away. Not so with Nikon 1 J4, the camera that responds instantaneously. Its miniscule shooting time lag makes operation more intuitive, letting you capture shots that can come and go in a heartbeat. This quality is enhanced by the capless 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM, specially designed to keep pace with the camera’s blazing-fast AF.
Easily capture hidden expressions in action sequences.
Capture the action and take home an exciting memory.
Just when is the decisive moment? Rather than guessing, get help using Active Selection. As the action begins to unfold, press the shutter-release button. The camera shoots 20 photos for approximately one second; either all 20 before and through actual shutter release or a total of 20 shots including before, during and after release. When finished shooting, you can review the sequence and decide which images to keep. Save the entire sequence or just the ones that capture the essence of the moment. The choice is yours with Active Selection.
Smart Photo Selector
Shots of parties and groups? Automatically save the best and delete the rest.
Poring over group shots to find the best of the bunch isn’t much fun. So let Smart Photo Selector do the work for you. Just compose the shot then begin pressing the shutter-release button. From the halfway point, Nikon 1 J4 starts shooting and continues until a few moments after you fully press and release the button, recording up to 20 images. The camera then automatically saves the five most pleasing shots and displays what it determines to be the best based on eye blinks, composition and camera-shake blur. Unneeded images are deleted for you. No more worries about missing a great shot due to people blinking, falling out of the frame or blur caused by a shaky hand. You can also set the camera to save and display only one image from the sequence, making it easier than ever to capture the perfect shot.
Slow it way down then select the shot that says it all.
Pick and choose the best shot from a slow-motion sequence.
Knowing just when to take the shot while trying to capture fast-moving action can sometimes be difficult. Slow view solves this problem. Simply press the shutter-release button halfway and Nikon 1 J4 records up to 20 frames at 30 fps. The LCD monitor displays the action occurring in slow motion. When you see the shot you like, press the button the rest of the way and the image is automatically saved.
Make stills come alive with the magic of movies.
Add movement to everyday snaps and watch them come to life with a newfound vibrancy. Motion Snapshot appends four seconds of slow-motion video along with ambient sounds or background music to a normal snapshot. Just point and shoot. It’s as easy as taking a photo. Motion Snapshots are created in-camera. No special editing skills or software are required so you can enjoy them immediately. To create a fascinating and compelling visual story of your next excursion, combine up to eight Motion Snapshots into one riveting narrative completely in-camera.
Expand your enjoyment of Motion Snapshot.
Because Motion Snapshots are automatically created in-camera, you can view and share them on the LCD monitor immediately. For added enjoyment, use bundled Nikon Movie Editor software to add music or create unique visual odysseys by combining Motion Snapshots, photos and Full HD movies into a single movie.
Motion Snapshot Effector
Put more excitement into your Motion Snapshots with this mobile app from Randido Inc. Add special effects, combine multiple Motion Snapshots into one and upload your creations to YouTube.
*Android smart devices only
Nikon1 J4 10-30mm, 18mp, Tiltable Touch 3.0" LCD, WIFI
|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 format||CX|
|Image sensor type||CMOS|
|Sensor size||13.2mm, x8.8mm|
|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, x3488, (M)3920, x2616, (S)2608, x1744, 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|
|File format||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|
|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|
|Speed||1/16,000to, 30s, in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes|
|Flash sync speed||Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60s, or slower|
|Modes||S (single frame), Continuous, Self-timer|
|Frame advance rate||Approx. 5, 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps|
|Self-timer||2 s, 10 s|
|Metering system||TTL metering using image sensor|
|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 of1/3EV|
|Exposure lock||Luminosity locked at metered value when shutter-release button is pressed halfway|
|ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)||200to, 12800, in steps of1EV, 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 system||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):|
|Focus area||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)|
|Face priority||On, off|
|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 aperturepriority 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)|
|Control||i-TTL flash control using image sensor|
|Mode||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|
|Metering||TTL exposure metering using main image sensor, TTL metering using image sensor|
|Metering method||Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot|
|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)|
|Video compression||H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding|
|Audio recording format||PCM|
|Audio recording device||Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable|
|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||7.5cm (3in.) diagonal|
|Monitor type||TFT LCD touch screen with brightness adjustment|
|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|
|Standards||IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g|
|Communications protocols||IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK IEEE 802.11g: OFDM|
|Operating frequency||2412–2462 MHz (channels 1–11)|
|Range (line of sight)||Approximately 10 m/33 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)|
|Data rate||54 Mbps Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.|
|Security||Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK Encryption: AES|
|Wireless setup||Supports WPS|
|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 (WxHxD)||Approx.99.5, x60.0, x28.5mm (3.9, x2.4, x1.1in.), excluding projections|
|Weight||Approx.232g (8.2), 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) 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)|