As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Nikon 1 J4 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams and compacts. The Nikon 1 J4's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the 1 V3 and the Coolpix A900) and Sony (such as the Alpha A5000 and the Alpha NEX-3)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon J4 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 460k dots), records even higher-speed movies (1,200 fps vs 120 fps), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (60 fps vs 6 fps).

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and doesn't support an external flash.

Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3
similar age
$600 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 V3 (vs the J4)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the 1 V3 (vs the J4)

  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the 1 V3 and J4

  • Extremely high speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 1,200 fps
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 60 fps vs 60 fps
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
1 year newer
$443 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the J4)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the J4)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 1,200 fps

common strengths of the 1 J5 and J4

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 60 fps vs 60 fps
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Compact (100×60×29 mm)

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1
2 years older
$832 10-30mm, 30-110mm lenses

Significant advantages of the J1 (vs the J4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the J1 (vs the J4)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 18.4 MP

common strengths of the J1 and J4

  • Extremely high speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 1,200 fps
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 60 fps vs 60 fps
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3
1 year older
$199 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J3 (vs the J4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the J3 (vs the J4)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the J3 and J4

  • Extremely high speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 1,200 fps
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Fairly small: Compact (101×61×29 mm) vs Compact (100×60×29 mm)

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
similar age
$219 (body only)

Significant advantages of the Mini (vs the J4)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Mini (vs the J4)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 1,200 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 60 fps

common strengths of the Mini and J4

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×23 mm) vs Compact (100×60×29 mm)
  • Very light: 154 g vs 192 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
3 months older
$498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the J4)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly more lenses available: 62 lenses vs 20 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the J4)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 1,200 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A5000 and J4

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (100×60×29 mm)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 192 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon J4 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 461k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (18.4 MP vs 5.9 MP), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (60 fps vs 4 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
1 year newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the J4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and J4

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $179.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
10 months newer
$600

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the J4)

  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the S9900 and J4

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second

Casio Exilim EX-H10

Casio Exilim EX-H10
4 years older
$610

Significant advantages of the EX-H10 (vs the J4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the EX-H10 (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 60 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the EX-H10 and J4

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S4

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the S4 (vs the J4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4 (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 1.3 fps vs 60 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 110k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S4 and J4

  • None found

Olympus Stylus SH-2

Olympus Stylus SH-2
1 year newer
$480

Significant advantages of the SH-2 (vs the J4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SH-2 (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 11.5 fps vs 60 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the SH-2 and J4

  • Inexpensive: $480.39 vs $179.00

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
10 months newer
$199

Significant advantages of the ELPH 350 HS (vs the J4)

  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 350 HS (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 2.5 fps vs 60 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the ELPH 350 HS and J4

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $179.00

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon J4 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much higher resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 230k dots), records high-speed movies (1,200 fps vs none), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (60 fps vs 4 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), takes much lower resolution photos (18.4 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
3 years older
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the J4)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 20 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the J4)

  • Much lower true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 18.4 MP
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 60 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,037k dots

common strengths of the D3100 and J4

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $329.00 vs $179.00

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
5 months older
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the J4)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 18.4 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 60 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 171
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 1,200 fps

common strengths of the D5300 and J4

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 171
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
2 years older
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the J4)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 18.4 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 60 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 171

common strengths of the D3200 and J4

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon J4 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (18.4 MP vs 12 MP), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (60 fps vs 6.5 fps), focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection) and has slightly more focus points (171 vs 23).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
7 months older
$1,331

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the J4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 9.4 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the S120 and J4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
1 year older
$392

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the J4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 11 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and J4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $392.49 vs $179.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
5 months newer
$534

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the J4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 6.5 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the G7 X and J4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
1 year older

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the J4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the G15 and J4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the J4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and J4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
1 year newer
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the J4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and J4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $179.00

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon J4 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 230k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (18.4 MP vs 9.8 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (60 fps vs 12 fps).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (100×60×29 mm) vs super compact (102×60×18 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (192 g vs 121 g).

Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Z1000 EXR (vs the J4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Smaller: Super compact (102×60×18 mm) vs Compact (100×60×29 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Z1000 EXR (vs the J4)

  • Shoots much slower: 12 fps vs 60 fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Z1000 EXR and J4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Have touch screens

Casio Exilim EX-S7

Casio Exilim EX-S7
4 years older
$140

Significant advantages of the EX-S7 (vs the J4)

  • Smaller: Super compact (97×57×20 mm) vs Compact (100×60×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 121 g vs 192 g

Significant disadvantages of the EX-S7 (vs the J4)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the EX-S7 and J4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Inexpensive: $139.97 vs $179.00