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Nikon 1 J4 for selfies?

The Nikon 1 J4 has a flexibly attached rear LCD. However, the screen can not be turned to be front-facing, and, thus, cannot be used to monitor the framing when taking selfies or during v-logging. That said, the flexibility of the LCD's attachment will be very welcome for odd-angle shots.

In terms of size and resolution, the rear LCD of the Nikon 1 J4 measures 3.0 inches and offers a resolution of 1,037,000 dots. The panel is touch sensitive.

Nikon 1 J4 Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type No viewfinder
Top-Level Screen no Top Display
LCD Framing Live View
LCD Size 3.0 inch
LCD Resolution 1037k dots
LCD Attachment
Touch Input Touchscreen

Back side of the Nikon 1 J4 with LCD

J4 and credit card rear side

As can be seen from the rear-side image, the 3.0-inch LCD occupies a large part of the backside of the camera. For comparison, the diagonal on a standard credit card measures 4 inches.

Camera to camera comparisons

The Nikon 1 J4 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that was officially introduced in April 2014 and is equipped with an one-inch sensor. It offers a resolution of 18.2 megapixel. In the United States, the camera was initially launched at a price of $549.

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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Nikon 1 J4 to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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LCD and Other Feature Comparison
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon 1 J4none n3.0 / 1037 Fixed Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
2.
 
Canon G9 X Mark IInone n3.0 / 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 8.2 Y Y
3.
 
Canon G9 Xnone n3.0 / 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 6.0 Y Y
4.
 
Canon SL1optical n3.0 / 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.9 Y n
5.
 
Nikon P900921 n3.0 / 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
6.
 
Nikon 1 J5none n3.0 / 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
7.
 
Nikon 1 V3optional n3.0 / 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
8.
 
Nikon 1 V21440 n3.0 / 921 fixed n 1/4000s 15.0 Y n
9.
 
Panasonic GF7none n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/500s 5.8 Y n
10.
 
Panasonic FZ10002359 n3.0 / 921 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
11.
 
Panasonic G61440 n3.0 / 1036 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y n

One convenient feature of the J4 is the presence of an on-board flash. While this built-in flash is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light to brighten deep shadow areas.

In case you would like to check on the differences and similarities with other camera models, just make your choice using the following search menu. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Nikon 1 J4
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Nikon 1 mount lenses
    Launch Date April 2014
    Launch Price USD 549
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor
    Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm
    Sensor Area 116 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 15.9 mm
    Crop Factor 2.7x
    Sensor Resolution 18.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5 232 x 3 488 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 2.52 μm
    Pixel Density 15.71 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 160 - 12 800 ISO
    Image Processor EXPEED 4
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 53
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 20.8
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 10.7
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 426
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type No viewfinder
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 1037k dots
    LCD Attachment
    V-logging Friendliness No front-flip
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 60 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent ShootingElectronic Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium micro or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash no Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Body Specs
    Battery Type EN-EL22 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)300 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 100 x 60 x 29 mm
    (3.9 x 2.4 x 1.1 in)
    Camera Weight 232 g (8.2 oz)

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