LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon 1 J4 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,037k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
1 J4 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) (Compare) or Olympus OM-D E-M5 II (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Nikon 1 J4 can shoot continuously at max speed of 60 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/16000 sec . Unfortunately 1 J4 doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon 1 J4 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 171 focus points and 105 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
With Nikon 1 J4, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon 1 J4 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video. There is also a high speed mode where you can capture videos at 1,200 fps for ultra slow motion videos. 1 J4 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon 1 J4 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) or Canon EOS M6 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon 1 J4 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( smartphone app allows for photo sharing) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon 1 J4 is powered by EN-EL22 battery which provides a shooting life of 300 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 350 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A9 with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon 1 J4 vs Sony A9 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Nikon 1 J4 is $599.95