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The Nikon 1 J4 Is A Beautiful Camera Indeed

Nikon’s latest mirrorless compact has been revealed, a continuation to the 4/3rds pocket-friendly cameras.  The most recent addition to the J series of Nikon 1 advanced cameras, the J4 is an exceptionally fast camera capable of sporting a bevy of interchangeable lenses. Thanks to Nikon 1’s phase-detection AF, the camera’s capable of continuous shooting at a jaw-dropping twenty frames per second, meaning you’ll be able to completely capture whatever moments you decide warrant commemoration. On top of that, the camera also boasts a powerful 18.4-megapixel CMOS sensor coupled with EXPEED 4a image-processing engine. Factor in touch-screen operation, WiFi capability and support for a wide range of Nikon 1 accessories, and this camera’s an attractive gadget indeed.

For you photography nuts, a press release from Nikon reveals that the camera offers 105 focus points with phase-detection AF and 171 with contrast-detect AF. For the uninitiated, that’s a pretty advanced autofocus system that reads the scene to determine points of focus.  Oh, it’s also got enhanced moving subject tracking, as well.

Nikon 1 J4 Mirrorless Digital Camera 3

Nikon also announced two new accessories that it plans to release concurrently with the J4: the WP-N3 waterproof case, and the full-scale Underwater SB-N10 Speedlight. In short, everything you need to take the J4 beneath the waves. Not bad, right?

Now, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that a camera as high-grade as this one isn’t going to come cheap. If you want to purchase a J4 of your own, the camera starts at $599.95. That isn’t exactly an unreasonable price, when you consider that you’re basically getting a nearly professional-grade, pocket-sized camera. For some of you, I’m sure the price will be well worth what you’re receiving.

Last, the Nikon 1 J4 will include built-in WiFi, a feature point that we feel pretty strongly about.  Our own resident photographer Seamus Payne recently outlined the 5 best digital cameras with WiFi on a feature article this week.  If the new Nikon 1 J4 excites you, you won’t want to miss that list.


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