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This review is from: Nikon 1 J4 Digital Camera with 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD Zoom Lens (White) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
Why this: I am a design student getting tired of renting a camera I barely understand from school, and I like to photograph moments, which means I'm not big on camera knowledge but I love to have one on me. I needed something that would take good quality photos, that wasn't difficult to learn, and that was very light and easy to carry around.
Quality: Resolution is amazing. Without changing any settings, I can have a high-quality photo that is a size that works for my projects.
Ease: Click on the screen where to focus and it INSTANTLY snaps the photo. Don't have any interest in that? That's fine, just turn that feature off! The flash seems to work pretty well, and is actually kind of cute in a robotic way. As a non-professional, the aperture is fun to play with, and the 10-30mm lens it comes with does surprising well for macro photos. I was afraid I would need to get more lenses, and I might later, but this one does just fine for now. Putting the lens on, you do place it in reverse to what you might typically think, although that may be for all lenses for all I know. Also, all buttons and the touch screen are very comfortable and easy to use, in my opinion.
Weight: For the quality you are getting with this camera, the weight is unbelievable. This is perfect to throw into a bag without worrying about stressing out your shoulders.
WiFi? I know a lot of people have asked about the wifi, which is apparently not new for Nikon, but I'll go ahead and put what I know about it anyways. The camera acts as a WiFi device, somewhat similar to how bluetooth works. There are a few ways to connect it, but the way I did it was I downloaded the app to my phone, turned the WiFi on through the camera's menu, turn the WiFi on in my phone, and then search for my camera in what is available from my phone (make sense?). Then it automatically connects to the app and you can view and download your photos. Very nice, actually. You are also supposed to able to take photos from your camera through your phone, if your battery is charged enough. This can be good for personal photos when you want to be included, but I wonder if someone close enough can also control the camera when you're least expecting it.
Anyways, there's a lot to explore and I would do a better review later, but I usually forget to do these things anyways. If you have any questions, I can do my best to answer them.