Nikon 1 J4 Review - The Nikon 1 J4 is the latest 1 series addition and arrives with a host of impressive shooting speeds as well as a newly-developed sensor.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Nikon 1 J4

Overall score:88%
Image Quality:85%


  • Lightning fast continuous shooting; Excellent touchscreen; New chassis design is welcome


  • Issues with shutter noise and readout; Kit lens poor; High ISO performance


Nikon 1 J4 Review


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Nikon 1 J4 Review – Design

Nikon 1 J4 Review - front angled 2

The improvements with regards to camera specification are mirrored when it comes to the camera’s design.

Where the J3 could be described as appearing a little clunky in places, the J4 feels a whole lot more refined. The body is notably minimal and will certainly appeal to the style conscious, while it’s also seriously compact and weighing in at just 192g it’s also portable.

There are some issues with such a minimal and style conscious body however. For example, the camera is noticeably lacking in any type of physical controls. On the rear of the camera there’s just a multi-selection wheel along with mode dial, menu, playback, delete and video record buttons.

Nikon 1 J4 Review - rear

LCD screen

That being said, the large LCD touchscreen does offer access to a wide range of the camera’s functionality and as such there isn’t a huge amount of buttons you might need.

Particularly welcome is the access to AF point selection through the touch screen, while swipe and pinch-to-zoom functionality is also a bonus.

Something which might present a bit of an issue to some is the lack on any type of handgrip. Instead the camera features just a slight lip as a thumb rest and a smooth front which can prove a bit slippy at times.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Nikon 1 J4 Review - Design
  3. 3. Nikon 1 J4 Review - Performance
  4. 4. Nikon 1 J4 Review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Nikon 1 J4 Review - Verdict
  6. 6. Nikon 1 J4 Review - Sample Image Gallery
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