Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Nikon Coolpix S4100

Nikon Coolpix S4000 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S4000

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4000

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Super compact 95x57x20 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S6200 over the Nikon Coolpix S4000.

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
Lens vs Digital
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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
$89.99 vs $115.00
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (more than 20% 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
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
95x57x20 mm vs 93x58x26 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
8 cm vs 10 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
              S620093x58x26 mm
              S400095x57x20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6200160 g
              S4000131 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200$89.99
              S4000$115.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S620010 cm
              S40008 cm
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S62001.2 fps
              S40000.9 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S6200720p @ 30fps
              S4000720p
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $91

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $200

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $85 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $102

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Slightly smaller
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $130

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $236

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $120

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S5100

              Nikon Coolpix S5100

              Compact

              $95

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

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