• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 18.4 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon J4 advantages over Fujifilm X-E3

  • Less expensive
    $350* vs $1149
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.0 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Fujifilm X-E3 advantages over Nikon J4

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.93 vs 2.52 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/180 vs 1/60 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    9 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 18.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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

  • Stylish, compact body; Great image quality; Very good overall performance; Touchscreen LCD; 4K UHD video recording.

  • Small EVF; Fixed display; Unreliable continuous autofocus.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon J3

Nikon J4
Nikon J3
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $619
  • 1 inch
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm X-E3
Nikon J3
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $619
  • 1 inch
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung NX Mini

Nikon J4
Samsung NX Mini
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Fujifilm X-E3
Samsung NX Mini
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Nikon J4
Canon EOS M3
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-E3
Canon EOS M3
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon J5

Nikon J4
Nikon J5
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-E3
Nikon J5
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A6500

Nikon J4
Sony A6500
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-E3
Sony A6500
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
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