Nikon has dispensed with the optical low-pass filter on the new Nikon 1 J4 u2013 a new compact system camera expected to hit the UK high street in June.

The Nikon 1 J4 features an 18.4-million-pixel imaging sensor and an equivalent ISO sensitivity of 160-12,800, plus a burst rate of up to 20 frames per second with continuous AF.

Like its predecessor, the J3, the camera has no optical low-pass filter on the imaging sensor, in a bid to improve image definition.

The aluminium-bodied J4 uses an Expeed 4A image processor and 171 AF points – an increase on the 135 areas on the J3 – 105 of which are phase-detection points.

The 3in touchscreen carries a resolution of 1,037k dots, while built-in Wi-Fi aims to make it easy to share images via a smartphone, for example.

A price has yet to be announced.