As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S4100 is also often compared to super zooms, travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Nikon Coolpix S4100's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S3300 and the FinePix JX400) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A3400 IS and the PowerShot SX260 HS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S4100 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has a touch screen and is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.6), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2011 vs february 2012) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
1 year newer
$215

Significant advantages of the A3400 IS (vs the S4100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A3400 IS (vs the S4100)

  • None found

common strengths of the A3400 IS and S4100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Fujifilm FinePix JX400

Fujifilm FinePix JX400
similar age

Significant advantages of the JX400 (vs the S4100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the JX400 (vs the S4100)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the JX400 and S4100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Olympus Stylus 820

Olympus Stylus 820
3 years older

Significant advantages of the Stylus 820 (vs the S4100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 820 (vs the S4100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Stylus 820 and S4100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (96×56×24 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
3 years newer
$232

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the S4100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the S4100)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S200 and S4100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×59×26 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Nikon Coolpix S2500

Nikon Coolpix S2500
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S2500 (vs the S4100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S2500 (vs the S4100)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S2500 and S4100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
similar age

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the S4100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the S4100)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the 100 HS and S4100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S4100 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (super compact (95×57×20 mm) vs prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)), has a touch screen, is thinner (0.8" vs 3.9") and is significantly lighter (131 g vs 540 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Fujifilm FinePix S3300

Fujifilm FinePix S3300
similar age

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the S4100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the S4100)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the S3300 and S4100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 131 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 0.8"

Samsung HZ50W

Samsung HZ50W
9 months older

Significant advantages of the HZ50W (vs the S4100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HZ50W (vs the S4100)

  • No touch screen
  • Larger: Prosumer size (116×83×91 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the HZ50W and S4100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×83×91 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Very light: 426 g vs 131 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S4200 (vs the S4100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S4200 (vs the S4100)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the S4200 and S4100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 131 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 0.8"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S4100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (95×57×20 mm) vs compact (106×61×33 mm)), has a touch screen, is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1"), is significantly lighter (131 g vs 231 g) and is significantly less expensive ($134.99 vs $644.00).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 18x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 30 fps).

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
1 year newer
$492

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the S4100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the S4100)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (106×61×33 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SX260 HS and S4100

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×61×33 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 231 g vs 131 g

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the WB150F (vs the S4100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the WB150F (vs the S4100)

  • Heavier: 188 g vs 131 g

common strengths of the WB150F and S4100

  • Very small: Compact (107×60×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 188 g vs 131 g

Casio Exilim ZR-200

Casio Exilim EX-ZR200
9 months newer
$644

Significant advantages of the ZR-200 (vs the S4100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 0.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the ZR-200 (vs the S4100)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×59×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the ZR-200 and S4100

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 205 g vs 131 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S4100 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has a touch screen and is newer (february 2011 vs february 2009).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 11 fps).

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
similar age
$100

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the S4100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the S4100)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and S4100

  • None found

Olympus FE-280

Olympus FE-280
3 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-280 (vs the S4100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FE-280 (vs the S4100)

  • None found

common strengths of the FE-280 and S4100

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S220

Nikon Coolpix S220
2 years older
$237

Significant advantages of the S220 (vs the S4100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S220 (vs the S4100)

  • None found

common strengths of the S220 and S4100

  • None found