What is the pixel pitch of the Nikon 1 J4?
The Nikon 1 J4 provides 18.2 megapixels from an one-inch sensor. This pixel density gives rise to a size of the individual pixel of 2.52µm.
The pixel size or pixel pitch can be calculated by dividing the sensor area by the pixel count and then taking the square root. In particular, the sensor in the Nikon 1 J4 measures 13.2mm in width and 8.8mm in height, so that the total imaging area of the sensor amounts to 116 mm2. Moreover, the J4 has 5 232 horizontal pixels and 3 488 vertical pixels, for a total of 18.2 megapixels. Then, the size (height or width) of each individual pixel can be calculated as the square root of the ratio of the sensor area (116 mm2) to the MP count (18 249 216).
Larger pixels provide advantages with respect to gathering light, particularly in low-light situations. Large pixels notably have a better signal to noise ratio, meaning that they can better differentiate between incoming photons and the noisy signals that the internal processes of the camera create. As a result, big pixels are particularly helpful to the photographer when shooting with high ISO settings.
Sensor specs and performance
The table below compares the sensor specs of the Nikon 1 J4 to those of several similar cameras. The reported DXO values are indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better), covering color depth (DXO Portrait), dynamic range (DXO Landscape), and high-ISO noise (DXO Sports). Larger sensor cameras tend to outperform cameras of the same generation that are equipped with a smaller imager. On the other hand, larger sensors are more expensive and require bigger and heavier lenses than smaller light receptors.
|1.||Nikon 1 J4||1-inch||18.2||5232||3488||1080/60p||20.8||10.7||426||53|
|2.||Canon G9 X Mark II||1-inch||20.0||5472||3648||1080/60p||21.9||12.5||522||65|
|3.||Canon G9 X||1-inch||20.0||5472||3648||1080/60p||21.5||12.3||495||63|
|6.||Nikon 1 J5||1-inch||20.7||5568||3712||4K/15p||21.1||12.0||479||65|
|7.||Nikon 1 V3||1-inch||18.2||5232||3488||1080/60p||20.8||10.7||384||52|
|8.||Nikon 1 V2||1-inch||14.2||4608||3072||1080/60p||20.2||10.8||403||50|
|9.||Panasonic GF7||Four Thirds||15.8||4592||3448||1080/60p||22.7||12.3||874||70|
|11.||Panasonic G6||Four Thirds||15.9||4608||3456||1080/60p||21.3||11.5||639||61|
|Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.|
In the United States, the J4 was initially launched in April 2014 at a price of $549.
Camera to camera comparisons
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|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 Format||1" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||13.2 x 8.8 mm|
|Sensor Area||116 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||15.9 mm|
|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|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1037k dots|
|V-logging Friendliness||No front-flip|
|Focus System||On-Sensor Phase-detect|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||60 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||100 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||Electronic Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||mSDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||mini HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Battery Type||EN-EL22 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||300 shots per charge|
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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