Nikon J4 announced in Europe, Asia; couples V3 features with J-series styling


posted Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:49 AM EDT


Move over, Nikon J3: Your successor is here -- in Europe and Asia, at least. Not as-yet announced in the US market, the Nikon J4 adopts a new body style, and swaps in a new image sensor and processor combination that promise the trifecta of greater resolution, performance, and low-light shooting.

There's also a more sophisticated hybrid autofocus system, a higher-resolution monitor with touch-screen capability, support for image sharing direct from the camera, and more. All that, and yet the Nikon J4 is just a little smaller and lighter than its predecessor. It also seems now to ship with a new 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM power zoom lens, and to be available in four colors -- silver, white, black or orange.

Pricing hasn't been disclosed, but the Nikon 1 J4 goes on sale from April 24th in the Japanese market. And as noted, the company has made no indication of plans to sell this model in the US market at this point in time. For more details, read our Nikon J4 preview!