Nikon 1 J4 vs Nikon P100

Portability
92
Imaging
51
Features
62
Overall
55
Nikon 1 J4 front
 
Nikon Coolpix P100 front
Portability
68
Imaging
35
Features
42
Overall
37

Nikon 1 J4 vs Nikon P100 Key Specs

Nikon 1 J4
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 160 - 12800
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon 1 Mount
  • 232g - 100 x 60 x 29mm
  • Introduced April 2014
  • Earlier Model is Nikon 1 J3
  • Replacement is Nikon 1 J5
Nikon P100
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-678mm (F2.8-5.0) lens
  • 481g - 114 x 83 x 99mm
  • Released July 2010
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Nikon 1 J4 vs Nikon P100 Overview

Let's look much closer at the Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon P100, one being a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are produced by Nikon. There is a big difference between the image resolutions of the 1 J4 (18MP) and P100 (10MP) and the 1 J4 (1") and P100 (1/2.3") come with different sensor sizing.

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The 1 J4 was brought out 3 years later than the P100 and that is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras come with different body type with the Nikon 1 J4 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Nikon P100 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before going in to a in-depth comparison, below is a quick summary of how the 1 J4 scores vs the P100 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon 1 J4 over the Nikon P100

 1 J4 P100 
ReleasedApril 2014July 2010Fresher by 46 months
Screen resolution1037k460kCrisper screen (+577k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon P100 over the Nikon 1 J4

 P100 1 J4 
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Common features in the Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon P100

 1 J4 P100 
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Nikon 1 J4 vs Nikon P100 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry your camera regularly, you need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Nikon 1 J4 has exterior dimensions of 100mm x 60mm x 29mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1") with a weight of 232 grams (0.51 lbs) while the Nikon P100 has measurements of 114mm x 83mm x 99mm (4.5" x 3.3" x 3.9") having a weight of 481 grams (1.06 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are employing during that time. Here is the front view dimensions comparison of the 1 J4 compared to the P100.

Nikon 1 J4 vs Nikon P100 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the 1 J4 and P100 is 92 and 68 respectively.

Nikon 1 J4 vs Nikon P100 top view buttons comparison

Nikon 1 J4 vs Nikon P100 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its tough to picture the contrast between sensor sizing purely by checking specifications. The visual here may give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the 1 J4 and P100.

Plainly, each of these cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The 1 J4 because of its bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallower depth of field less difficult and the Nikon 1 J4 will resolve more detail having its extra 8MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop shots somewhat more aggressively. The younger 1 J4 should have an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon 1 J4 vs Nikon P100 sensor size comparison

Nikon 1 J4 vs Nikon P100 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon 1 J4 vs Nikon P100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon 1 J4
Portrait photography with Nikon P100
57
decent sensor resolution (18 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
comes with face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
lack of manual focus
can't use external flash
29
has manual focus
cannot use external flash
MP count low (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon 1 J4 Street photography info
Nikon P100 Street photography info
74
sensor size is decent (1")
exports RAW formats
includes touch to focus
lighter than competition in class (232 grams)
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
51
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
more heavy than competition in class (481g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon 1 J4
Sports photography with Nikon P100
63
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
high max fps (60.0 fps)
decent sensor resolution (18 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
comes with tracking focus
has phase detect AF
lack of image stabilization
terrible battery power (300 per charge)
37
excellent zoom range (26-678mm 26.1 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon 1 J4 Travel photography information
Nikon P100 Travel photography information
69
lighter than competition in class (232 grams)
includes touch to focus
decent sensor resolution (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
no Time Lapse mode
terrible battery power (300 CIPA)
screen is not selfie friendly
49
has built in flash
quite wide (26mm)
great reach (678mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (481 grams)
MP count low (10MP)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon 1 J4 Landscape photography information
Nikon P100 Landscape photography information
57
swap lenses (Nikon 1 mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
decent sensor resolution (18MP)
sensor size is decent (1")
exports RAW formats
lack of manual focus
lack of image stabilization
terrible battery power (300 shots)
no Time Lapse mode
40
has manual focus
quite wide (26mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
MP count low (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Vlogging Comparison

Nikon 1 J4 Vlogging details
Nikon P100 Vlogging details
34
touchscreen functionality
comes with face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (232g)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
no mic jack
25
quite wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
lack of external microphone support
more heavy than competition in class (481g)
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Nikon 1 J4 vs Nikon P100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon P100
 Nikon 1 J4Nikon Coolpix P100
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon 1 J4 Nikon Coolpix P100
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2014-04-10 2010-07-06
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by Expeed 4 Expeed C2
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 13.2 x 8.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 116.2mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 18 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 5232 x 3488 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 12800 3200
Min native ISO 160 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 171 -
Cross type focus points 105 -
Lens
Lens mount type Nikon 1 fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 26-678mm (26.1x)
Largest aperture - f/2.8-5.0
Macro focusing range - 1cm
Number of lenses 13 -
Focal length multiplier 2.7 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 3" 3"
Display resolution 1,037 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 4 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shooting rate 60.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.00 m (ISO 100) -
Flash modes Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill-flash, fill-flash w/slow sync, rear curtain sync, rear curtain w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1472 x 984 (60p, 30p) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 232 grams (0.51 lb) 481 grams (1.06 lb)
Dimensions 100 x 60 x 29mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1") 114 x 83 x 99mm (4.5" x 3.3" x 3.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 300 pictures -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID EN-EL22 EN-EL5
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 to 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage microSD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $600 $400