Latest Nikon 1 family offering, the J4, features hybrid AF, 20fps burst rate and built-in Wi-Fi

Nikon 1 family of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras has got an additional member - the Nikon 1 J4 - which has been announced in London today. The Nikon 1 J4 sports the same 1-inch 18.4MP CX format sensor that was seen on the Nikon 1 V3 which was launched last month. This is paired with the new EXPEED 4A image processor. It will come with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens.


The USP of Nikon 1 J4 is its hybrid AF system. With as many as 171 contrast-detect and 105 phase-detect AF points, the J4 offers nearly 100 per cent area coverage across the frame. It offers fast burst rate of 20fps with continuous AF and with the fixed focus enabled, it can record 20 RAW format images at 60fps. The 105 phase-detect AF points are evenly spread across the centre of the frame for quick focussing and getting sharper output while shooting movies. Contrast-detect AF points extend to the edge of the frame, thereby the the J4 providing ample coverage across the frame to help capture sharp images.

Nikon 1 J4 offers 171 contrast-detect and 104 phase-detect AF points

Nikon 1 J4 offers 171 contrast-detect and 104 phase-detect AF points

On the rear side of the J4, you have a 3-inch 1037k-dot LCD touchscreen. The touchscreen used in tandem with the physical button is expected to help with faster navigation. The J4 comes with built-in Wi-Fi which allows you to transfer images to your mobile devices. The ISO range goes from 160-12800.


Nikon 1 J4 supports video recording at 1080/60p and 720/120p for high speed action footage. New movie modes allow you to play around with settings: energising street scenes with Fast Motion, putting an animated stop-motion feel with Jump Cut, or getting expressive with to-the-point 4-Second Movie clips (you can stitch 8 images together). In the advanced mode you get features such as Slow Motion, a function that plays back a three-second, 120 fps HD movie clip over 12 seconds.


The pricing and availability of the Nikon 1 J4 are yet to be announced.

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