• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 18.4 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon J4 advantages over Panasonic ZS100

  • Slower slow-motion
    1200 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 44 mm
    Thinner
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.0 fps vs 9.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Panasonic ZS100 advantages over Nikon J4

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Higher effective ISO
    559 vs 426 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.5 vs 10.7 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/60 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact camera body; versatile 10x zoom lens; relatively good high ISO performance; fast autofocus; many good 4K video and photo features.

  • Soft lens at longer focal lengths; no tilting display; small electronic viewfinder; slippery finish on the camera body.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon J3

Nikon J4
Nikon J3
  • $473
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Panasonic ZS100
Nikon J3
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX Mini

Nikon J4
Samsung NX Mini
  • $473
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Higher-res screen
  • $530
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Panasonic ZS100
Samsung NX Mini
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $530
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon J5

Nikon J4
Nikon J5
  • $473
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS100
Nikon J5
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony RX100 VI

Nikon J4
Sony RX100 VI
  • $473
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100 VI
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony RX100 VII

Nikon J4
Sony RX100 VII
  • $473
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100 VII
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
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