The Nikon Coolpix 4100 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Nikon Coolpix 4100's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P310)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 4100 compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($199.00 vs $451.42), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.6" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (80k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310
7 years newer
$451

Significant advantages of the P310 (vs the 4100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.6"

Significant disadvantages of the P310 (vs the 4100)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second

common strengths of the P310 and 4100

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash