• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 18.4 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.8 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon J4 advantages over Nikon J5

  • Less expensive
    $350* vs $497
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos

Nikon J5 advantages over Nikon J4

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher effective ISO
    479 vs 426 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.0 vs 10.7 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Photographer-friendly controls; Impressive dynamic range for its class; Very fast hybrid autofocus; Fast high-speed shooting capabilities; Tilting touchscreen display.

  • No hot shoe or viewfinder; Aggressive noise reduction, even at base ISO; 4K video is limited to 15fps.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon J3

Nikon J4
Nikon J3
  • $365
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $558
  • 1 inch
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Nikon J5
Nikon J3
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $558
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Nikon V3

Nikon J4
Nikon V3
  • $365
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon J5
Nikon V3
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Samsung NX Mini

Nikon J4
Samsung NX Mini
  • $365
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $575
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Nikon J5
Samsung NX Mini
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $575
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S2

Nikon J4
Nikon S2
  • $365
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $259
  • 1 inch
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Nikon J5
Nikon S2
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $259
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Pentax Q-S1

Nikon J4
Pentax Q-S1
  • $365
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon J5
Pentax Q-S1
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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