Nikon has officially announced the release of the Nikon 1 J4, the latest entry to the Nikon 1 J series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.
The Nikon 1 J4 is equipped with 105 focus points with phase-detection AF and 171 points with contrast-detect AF that are densely packed for more precise subject acquisition. The J4 is capable of fast capture at a continuous shooting rate of 20fps with AF tracking and up to 60 fps when focus is locked which the company claims are the fastest in the world.
The J4 is powered by a 18.4-megapixel high-speed CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter partnered with an EXPEED 4A image-processing engine. The camera’s sensitivity range goes from ISO 100 to ISO 12800. The J4 has built-in WiFi and is equipped with a 3-inch 1037k-dot TFT LCD touch screen. The camera’s photo can be stored in a microSD card instead of the industry-standardized SD card.
As for video shooting capabilities, the J4 is capable of shooting 1920 x 1080/60p full-HD movies up to 10 minutes long. The camera is equipped with an electronic vibration reduction (e-VR) function that can process recorded movies to reduce camera shake.
With the Nikon 1 J4, the company has also launched a pair of new accessories to add to the usability of the new camera. The WP-N3 Waterproof Case can be used with the Nikon 1 J4 for underwater shooting up to a depth of 45 meters. The SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight is a companion accessory to the WP-N3 Waterproof Case which enables users to perform, when used with the WP-N3, underwater flash photography. The SB-N10 is capable of high flash output with a guide number of 28/92 at full power (ISO 100, m/ft.). It can go to a depth of up to 100 meters and can be controlled either manually or via TTL.
Nikon did not announce an official release date or price for the Nikon 1 J4 for any of its markets but the company will release the J4 in four different colors – black, white, silver, and orange.