• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 18.4 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Nikon J4 advantages over Sony QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Less expensive
    $350 vs $498
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 52 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.0 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony QX1 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.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.25 vs 2.52 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Better color depth
    23.8 vs 20.8 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,063 vs 426 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.8 vs 10.7 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/160 vs 1/60 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Sony QX1
Nikon J3
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Nikon J4
Samsung NX2000
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony QX1
Samsung NX2000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen

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
Sony QX1
Samsung NX Mini
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen

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
Sony QX1
Nikon J5
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Nikon J4
Samsung NX3300
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony QX1
Samsung NX3300
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
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