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Advantages of the Nikon J4

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
1,200 fps vs 120 fps
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10x higher fps
Weight
Slightly lighter
192 g vs 231 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Nikon 1 J5

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Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 20.8 bits
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Distinguishes 1.3 more bits of color
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
65.0 vs 53.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12 EV vs 11 EV
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2 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
479 ISO vs 426 ISO
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The 1 J5 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20.7 MP vs 18.4 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Continuous shooting Very fast continuous shooting Help
              60 fps
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              J41,200 fps
              1 J5120 fps
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Size Fairly small Help
              J4100×60×29 mm
              1 J598×60×32 mm
              Weight Very light Help
              J4192 g
              1 J5231 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              J41.1"
              1 J51.3"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              J4$419.99
              1 J5$379.99
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/16000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              20 lenses
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              J420.8 bits
              1 J522.1 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              J4426 ISO
              1 J5479 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              J453.0
              1 J565.0

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