Updated (August 2011): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6200 vs Nikon Coolpix S4100

Nikon Coolpix S4000 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Nikon Coolpix S4000

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4000

Really small
Size
Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
131 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots

Items often bought with the S4000 or S6200

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6200.
Explore our gallery of 42 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S4000.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 4x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$134.99 vs $194.99
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S4000

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
95×57×20 mm vs 93×58×26 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
8.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
131 g vs 160 g
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Around 20% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S620093×58×26 mm
              S400095×57×20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6200160 g
              S4000131 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S620010.0 cm
              S40008.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S62001.2 fps
              S40000.9 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S6200720p @ 30fps
              S4000720p

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $439

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $197

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $196

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $197

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $89

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J5

              Nikon 1 J5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $497 with 10-30mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Slightly smaller
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S610c

              Nikon Coolpix S610c

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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