• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 18.4 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 128.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon J4 advantages over Panasonic TS6

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.33 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.52 vs 1.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/1300 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic TS6 advantages over Nikon J4

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon J3

Nikon J4
Nikon J3
  • $325
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Panasonic TS6
Nikon J3
  • $229
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic TS5

Nikon J4
Panasonic TS5
  • $325
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Panasonic TS6
Panasonic TS5
  • $229
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Newer
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Samsung NX Mini

Nikon J4
Samsung NX Mini
  • $325
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $550
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Panasonic TS6
Samsung NX Mini
  • $229
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $550
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus TG-860

Nikon J4
Olympus TG-860
  • $325
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Panasonic TS6
Olympus TG-860
  • $229
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Nikon J5

Nikon J4
Nikon J5
  • $325
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic TS6
Nikon J5
  • $229
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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